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Old 07-08-2010, 01:46 AM   #1
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Default Best Brew Software on a mac

Did a decent amount of research but figure I'd get my fav people at HBT weigh in.

Who has used what software on the mac and which is the best?

I also have the ability to run windows only through Parallels but would rather stick with a Mac OS one.

Thoughts?

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Old 07-08-2010, 01:55 AM   #2
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:21 AM   #3
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+1. It's kinda wonky in spots (liquor:grist ratio for US units defaults to gallons:1lb) but is pretty intuitive. Having BeerAlchemy Touch (another $15) on an iPhone OS device is nice on brewdays.

BIGGEST reason I use BeerAlchemy: It does not consume CPU cycles when idle. This is key -- if I'm hearing fans, I better be at a ballgame!

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+1 on Beer Alchemy. I used it for a while and it worked fine.

But after a while, I switched back to using ProMash under a Parallels emulation.

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BeerTools Pro is my vote, best Mac brewing software IMO. Great inventory control if that interests you. I tried Alchemy for a while, but it was pretty glitchy for me.

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Brewtarget works for me.

It's open source and works on a mac just fine. Perfect for my purposes.

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BeerTools Pro is my vote, best Mac brewing software IMO. Great inventory control if that interests you. I tried Alchemy for a while, but it was pretty glitchy for me.
+1 and Jeff's support is A+. EVERYTIME I have emailed him with a question he answers me. Most times same day and always withing 24 hours.
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Old 07-12-2010, 10:03 PM   #8
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+1 for BrewTarget. It's pretty simple and no frills, which works great for me.

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I like beer tools pro. I tried beer alchemy and it was cool too, but I think that beer tools pro had a little more intuitive interface for me.

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Another vote for Beer Tools Pro. To my eye it's the Mac-iest brewing app, really nice to use, intuitive for basic things but has the ability to do a lot.

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