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Old 05-17-2012, 04:29 AM   #1
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Default BeerSmith 2.1 and BeerSmithRecipes.com Available

I did a search and could not find this posted anywhere, but thought some of you may be interested:

- BeerSmith 2.1 was released yesterday (new brew-day timer, cloud folder)
- We also launched our new recipe sharing site: http://BeerSmithRecipes.com

You can learn more here:
http://beersmith.com/blog/2012/05/15...now-available/

Nuff said...

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:08 AM   #2
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Thanks brad - looks good

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:18 AM   #3
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Awesome stuff, thanks Brad!

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Old 05-17-2012, 06:57 AM   #4
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Looks great!
I am looking forward to see new mobile apps.

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As a new brewer................... let me play the devil's advocate!

I'm not into experimenting yet. I do not try to invent recipes. I use the winner recipes that are well received here on HBT.

The main benefits I see with Beersmith is the Inventory, Equipment, Calendar & Brewsheet feature. Keeping everything in 1 place is also very handy.

But, I'm reluctant to just spend more $$$$ without any tangible payoff. I can do all those things myself with just pen & paper. I'm not trying to discount your hard work...................... but I need something more. HBT has overwhelmed me & just keeps on giving. And it's free.

As a new brewer what am I missing?

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I've found BeerSmith to be handy, like the inventory feature, have used it as an extract brewer to make substitutions, and actually think the calendar feature is great. Sure, I could have just written on a calendar, but since I'm already in the program it's just sort of a value-added feature. I expect that when I decide to make the switch to AG it will be even more useful.

With all of that in mind, I purchased a copy. Besides - look at it this way. Here's a program that someone clearly put a lot of time in, keeps updated with a lot of information, and can make your life a lot easier. It's been written for a specialty market not really a program you're going to mass-produce and get rich off of. Isn't it worth throwing the author a couple of bones for his time and effort?
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All brewing software is just a database of ingredients and a list of simple equations. All the information is freely available, so you can make your own BeerSmith with 3-4 hours and a spreadsheet. I did it in Google Docs, and I use it for all my beers. Feel free to copy and use!
I guess I'll just keep trolling & viewing the tutorial videos. Unless????
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Best $20 you will ever spend. If you are worried about "not spending money" it might not be the best hobby

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Yeah, Yeah, Yeah,

I figured that out. I love DIY & spent a few $$$$ already, but I fell victim to a LHBS that did not have my best interest at heart. When I showed him the line cleaner I built for 1/4th the cost of the one he sells, we BOTH learned a thing or two. I learned how to do that on HBT for free.

Before I spend anymore I just need proof. $20 is nothing.............. but I would like examples.......... back it up.

Show me.

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Old 05-18-2012, 11:09 PM   #8
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Why don't you download the 21 day free trial and convince yourself?

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$20+ is cheap. I'm an extract brewer wanting to move to AllGrain. Tried the demo out and was amazed. The "brew steps" gave me the confidence to make the move (all the valves and such should be here monday). Get the demo, download the recipe packs and play around. If someone can't find $20 in value ... I don't know what to say. I'd easily pay double the price for it.

Only two things that I've seen need a bit of work ..
1. Mobile ap for my 10" android xoom
**I wouldnt mind paying a seperate cost for the mobile ap as long as it could use the same cloud account as my pc. May want to take a poll with your users explaining if we were willing to pay for the mobile ap we would get it sooner.
2. Better options for a beer diary on a recipe

Awesome stuff and much appreciated!

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Old 05-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #10
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The timer function is nice. The recipe function is nice. The cloud function is nice.

In all honesty, I can't believe you're only charging $20. I better buy this **** before it goes up.

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