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Old 01-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #1
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Whats the best brewing software to make recipes?

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Old 01-15-2013, 04:41 PM   #2
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A free one?

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Old 01-15-2013, 05:56 PM   #3
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I used to use Qbrew: http://www.usermode.org/code.html there hasn't been any work on this for a while. But, it worked well. Although not free, I now use: http://www.brewersfriend.com/ it's worth it.

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:20 PM   #4
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Whats the best brewing software to make recipes?
This is a rather vague question and there is a plethora of responses.

What system are you looking to run this on: Mac, PC, Android, iPad, etc?
Or perhaps you want a web based system?

Do you want something that is free, or are you willing to pay? If you want to buy, what is your budget?

Providing this type of information might be a bit more helpful.

Those are my thoughts.

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:26 PM   #5
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I asked this question once. Then I tried some free things and then I tried the free version of beersmith and then I paid for beersmith. Just one mans experience though.

One could always just learn the equations for calculating gravity, IBUs and SRM. I did that for a bit. It was fun/interesting although not a super efficient use of my time.

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I've been using the free, open source, program called Brew Target. I am pleased with the work it does.

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Old 01-16-2013, 12:11 AM   #7
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I don't have numbers but I'm certain Beersmith has the most users of all brewing software.

Best? Generally, where there is a large sample size, the favorite is the best choice. It's the de facto standard.

Free? No.

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As someone who was a software developer in a previous life, I've tried out all that I have come across (and built my own spreadsheets in Excel with the various formulae). My favorite, hands-down, is BeerSmith. However, I feel the need to point out for the record, that although I tested a demo of BeerSmith 2, I find it too clunky and prefer the original version (even though v2 does a little bit more).

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As someone who was a software developer in a previous life, I've tried out all that I have come across (and built my own spreadsheets in Excel with the various formulae). My favorite, hands-down, is BeerSmith. However, I feel the need to point out for the record, that although I tested a demo of BeerSmith 2, I find it too clunky and prefer the original version (even though v2 does a little bit more).
Yea, I stuck with v2 but I'm still not happy with the UI. I did like v1 usibility better too.
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check out http://brewprint.com as well....

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