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Old 10-11-2007, 09:24 PM   #11
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I have BTP and like it, but I haven't used anything else to make an accurate comparison. Since I am only doing extract batches right now, BTP is fairly simple. Not sure how easy it is for AG.

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Old 10-12-2007, 02:30 PM   #12
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I have BTP and like it, but I haven't used anything else to make an accurate comparison. Since I am only doing extract batches right now, BTP is fairly simple. Not sure how easy it is for AG.
Once you figure out the schedule aspect of BTP, I think it's rather simple. I think that once you get yourself acclimated to one of the major three, recipe & brew days calcs are pretty easy with each. With the proposed changes coming in the new version of BTP, the session and inventory features should be comparable.

What would be nice would be to have a common export/import format between all three so recipes could be easily exchanged no matter which package you run.
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Old 10-16-2007, 10:21 PM   #13
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OMG! I just looked at BeerSmith and the interface looks just like Goldmine!

I began with QBrew, then went to ProMash when I went AG on Dude's recommendation. And I've been very happy with Promash. But lately I've been thinking of switching over to something else and Beersmith looks like it's pretty user friendly. Moreso than ProMash. The PITA will be converting all my recipes over.

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Old 10-16-2007, 10:30 PM   #14
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I still prefer ProMash. I have BS and BT as well, but I just can't get the hang of them and since I can get around ProMash so easily I figure why worry. I think you just pick one and hang with it. It isn't going to do your brewing for you, so it only needs to help you write and record the recipes and brews. They all do that well IMHO.

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Old 10-17-2007, 01:09 AM   #15
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I still prefer ProMash. I have BS and BT as well, but I just can't get the hang of them and since I can get around ProMash so easily I figure why worry. I think you just pick one and hang with it. It isn't going to do your brewing for you, so it only needs to help you write and record the recipes and brews. They all do that well IMHO.
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Old 10-17-2007, 07:16 PM   #16
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Is anyone else having trouble accessing the Beersmith website. I have tried to access it several times over the last few weeks and it doesn't work. I want to get the demo, but I can't find it anywhere else. It is shareware, so you think someone else might offer it on another site. I have the demo for ProMash and its ok...but it seems that BS is the way to go. Want to try it..I don't understand whats going on with beersmith.com

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Old 10-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #17
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I've been on it and had no problem.

Here is the direct down load link.

ftp://beersmith.com/pub/beersmith.zip

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I rely on BeerSmith to help me formulate recipes and then I export to Word and then copy to Excel.

Add on my hops/grain ratio chart and I’ve a hard copy record for my…uh…records.

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I've been on it and had no problem.

Here is the direct down load link.

ftp://beersmith.com/pub/beersmith.zip

Thanks Orfy, but that link does not work.
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Old 10-19-2007, 02:20 PM   #20
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Thanks Orfy, but that link does not work.
dude...you're already on the intarweb, use the googles


http://www.beersmith.com/download.htm
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