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Old 04-13-2009, 12:28 PM   #1
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I am thinking about software. I had no idea there were so many.
I guess my question is what do the majority of brewers here use?
I am getting ready for my first AG and after doing much reading see where some software would be useful. There doesn't seem to be much cost difference between the two. I just don't want to buy one now and later wish I had bought the other.
Thanks for your input.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:17 PM   #2
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Lots of users for both. I think both have a trial. I suggest checking both out, deciding which one you like best, and going w/ that one. That's what I did.

FWIW, I ended up w/ Beersmith because I thought it was more user-friendly. It seems to have most of the features I want too.

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Old 04-13-2009, 01:31 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. Ease of use will be a key factor.

I see I posted in the wrong forum. Thank you for moving it. I see at the top that there is a poll asking my question. It seems BeerSmith is the most used.

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:37 PM   #4
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Beersmith is very easy to use, I just bought it because my trila ran out. I likey

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Old 04-13-2009, 06:42 PM   #5
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I just bought promash... there were a couple things in BS that I didnt like. Like the boil off calcs and such. I also liked that when I saved a recipe, it saved all of my water and ferementation data too... so that I can go back and pull up a previous brew session.

Another big selling point for me was that on each page of Promash, there is a "?" at the bottom and clicking on it will send you to a tutorial that explains in detail EVERY option on that page.

I like it.

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