Kegconnection Complete Starter Kit and More Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have?

View Poll Results: Which of the big three do you use.
BeerSmith 1,114 65.30%
BeerTools Pro 154 9.03%
Promash 220 12.90%
another software 218 12.78%
Voters: 1706. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2008, 12:51 AM   #51
Panzermann
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: In a bowl of Hops
Posts: 302
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

Not sure how to utilise any of them at this point, any tips would be appreciated. For now I am on my first kit (Bock).

__________________

folgen Sie die Reinheitsgebot oder die Deutschen reinheit gesetz?


***No longer have time to keep up with all my batches***


Quote:
Originally Posted by Revvy View Post
I would love to find a loooong oldschool baster though, mine is a little short
Panzermann is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 03:14 AM   #52
bsay
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Fort Collins
Posts: 574
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Beersmith

What do you like about the program you use?
It does all of the calculating for me, which is nice.

What is it missing?
It has a few quirks that annoy me sometime. Like when I want to add 3 ounces of malt, and the measurement is by the pound, I have to figure out what 3oz. is in points of a pound. The delete button on the keyboard also does not delete ingredients from a recipe, which I think it should (instead, the delete button on the program has to be pressed). Finally, the inventory management system is a little wonky, but I don't use it, so it doesn't bother me.

What does it do really well?
Calculates all of the "stats" of my recipes very accurately.

Why did you go for the one you did?
Tried it, liked it. The annoyances are small, and I'm sure will be addressed in future versions. Wish it was an open source project, I'd contribute heavily to it I'm sure.

__________________

Check out my Homebrewery Virtual Tour!

Who says you can't brew all-grain indoors?
Brewing 2.5 gal batches with a 2gal cooler MLT in my cramped apartment. Pictures coming soon!

Ask me about my Keezer/2.5 gal brew setup!


Last edited by bsay; 12-07-2008 at 03:17 AM.
bsay is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 03:25 AM   #53
Yuri_Rage
Gritty.
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Yuri_Rage's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Southwest
Posts: 13,897
Liked 603 Times on 373 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsay View Post
Beersmith
...
Like when I want to add 3 ounces of malt, and the measurement is by the pound, I have to figure out what 3oz. is in points of a pound.
You're about to like BeerSmith even more. Type "3 oz" into the quantity, and it will automatically convert to pounds. That technique works with most of the quantity fields in the program, and it will even convert between metric and English units.
__________________
Homebrewed Blog..........YouTube Channel .......... Shirts, posters, etc
Yuri_Rage is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 03:28 AM   #54
FlyGuy
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
FlyGuy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 3,618
Liked 127 Times on 40 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bsay View Post
What is it missing?
It has a few quirks that annoy me sometime. Like when I want to add 3 ounces of malt, and the measurement is by the pound, I have to figure out what 3oz. is in points of a pound.
Nope, actually it will do it for you. Just type in '3 oz' and it will convert the units for you.
FlyGuy is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 04:38 AM   #55
BeerPressure
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Dunkirk, NY
Posts: 837
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

i am a beersmith user

__________________
BeerPressure is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 03:57 PM   #56
Chriso
Broken Robot Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chriso's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Someplace, Nebraska
Posts: 4,714
Liked 72 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 125

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Yuri_Rage View Post
You're about to like BeerSmith even more. Type "3 oz" into the quantity, and it will automatically convert to pounds. That technique works with most of the quantity fields in the program, and it will even convert between metric and English units.
I danced a big ol' floppy jig of joy the day that someone mentioned that to me. Best Feature Ever.

You want 5 lb, 3 oz? You type 5 lb 3 oz, and you get it. Buahahahaha!
__________________
BROKEN ROBOT BREWING CO.

Chriso || SMaSH Brewers, Unite! || Nebraska Brewers! || Lincoln Lagers Brew Club
"You have just experienced the paradigm shift that is....all grain brewing." - BierMuncher
Chriso is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 04:34 PM   #57
edgewoodbrewery
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Dearborn, Michigan
Posts: 24
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

I have Beersmith. I just started using it though so I really don't have an opinion on it right now. I do like the inventory feature though!

__________________

A C-voix boy lost among the concrete sea of the dirty D.- H.C.

edgewoodbrewery is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-07-2008, 04:59 PM   #58
billtzk
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Dallas
Posts: 1,627
Liked 20 Times on 18 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I use BeerSmith now, and I love it. I started using it about three months ago. It'll run with wine under Linux, which is a big plus for me. It is an extremely versatile tool. I used to do most of the calculations it does by hand, and some where very tedious to do. BeerSmith is a huge productivity aid.

__________________

Reality is a crutch for people who can't cope with drugs. -Lily Tomlin

billtzk is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2008, 07:51 AM   #59
Pelikan
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: The Q Continuum
Posts: 927
Liked 8 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I voted "other," as I use the Recipator. I'm surprised no one has mentioned it yet. From where I'm sitting, it does everything I'd want a recipe program to do (and then some).

I don't mean this as an affront, but it seems the pay-for brew software is little more than glorified recipators with some added frills like inventory, etc. I'd love for someone to prove me wrong though. I'm itchin' to spend a buck on the next gizmo, but when it comes to software I really can't justify the cost in light of the online calculators.

__________________

On a brewing hiatus. Will get back into the fray eventually, methinks...

Pelikan is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-21-2008, 11:52 AM   #60
lordbeermestrength
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: ☁Scappoose, OR☂
Posts: 291
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

I use that too... I think I mentioned it in another forum. It isn't as nice as promash, though. Promash has a lot more calculators that I find useful.

But I like to keep track of my recipes with recipator, saved on my hard drive in folders by style. I like it a lot for that.

__________________

Beer, happy Produce of our Isle/Can sinewy Strength impart,
And wearied with Fatigue and Toil/Can cheer each manly Heart.
Labour and Art upheld by Thee/Successfully advance,
We quaff Thy balmy Juice with Glee/And Water leave to France.
Genius of Health, thy grateful Taste/Rivals the Cup of Jove,
And warms each English generous Breast/With Liberty and Love!
(Rev James Townley, 1751)

lordbeermestrength is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply


Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beersmith or Promash? shadygrove96 Brewing Software 1 06-15-2009 05:30 PM
BeerSmith or Promash lostspring Brewing Software 4 04-13-2009 06:42 PM
promash to beertools pro? attitude Brewing Software 1 12-18-2007 02:49 AM
BeerTools Pro or Beersmith Hopper31 Brewing Software 28 10-30-2007 09:41 PM
BeerSmith vs. ProMash digdan General Beer Discussion 29 04-28-2006 10:17 PM