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Old 11-11-2008, 01:58 AM   #1
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i've been brewing for a while now, and searching/reading on this site for about just as long, and only recently started posting.

i've never used any brewing software for my brews, but i've been thinking about starting so that i can brew some better beer. problem is, i run linux, and i'm not willing ti switch to windows, and the idea of paying for software sounds weird to me as i havn't done it in about 7 years, nor have i pirated any software in that time.

from what i can see, there is:
QBrew
an alpha release of a java-ported strangebrew
brewnix (which hasn't been updated since 2002, and claimed then to be in need of help)
and a SUDS spreadsheet

anyone used any of these? anything for linux i didn't mention? are there any other free brewing programs that might work under wine?

i'm trying to get QBrew to compile, but it doesn't seem to like my qt version.



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Old 11-11-2008, 12:42 PM   #2
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I am a linux user and bought beersmith. I am currently running it on my (only) windoze box but I understand it runs under WINE.



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Old 11-11-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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I use QBrew. Not terribly sophisticated, but it's got the basics and the calculations are accurate.

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Old 11-11-2008, 05:01 PM   #5
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I know promash works under wine, that is how I use it.
Do you know what version of wine you have? Promash works fine for me, except if I want to change the "Date of Brewing" of a session to something other than today's date, the window is not wide enough to select any dates from the calendar.

It's just a minor annoyance, but I wouldn't mind if it's gone.


I heard rumors that Beer Tools Pro was working on a linux port, but I don't know if anything ever happened with it.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:45 PM   #6
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Do you know what version of wine you have? Promash works fine for me, except if I want to change the "Date of Brewing" of a session to something other than today's date, the window is not wide enough to select any dates from the calendar...
I updated to the latest release a month or so ago, can't remember the version exactly but it's fairly current. I've not noticed that issue you mention but I don't recall having to change that date before. I will have a look when I get home though.
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Old 11-11-2008, 05:46 PM   #7
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I use qbrew. Simple and basic. But I haven't really used anything else to compare it too.

One of these days, I'm going to make some manual upgrades to it so that it can handle meads and wine. But until then, I just use it to calculate IBUs, ABV, SG, etc.

What I'd like is a system where I could plug in some ingredients and the software would tell me what kind of beer I'm making.

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Old 11-11-2008, 06:30 PM   #8
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I've not noticed that issue you mention but I don't recall having to change that date before. I will have a look when I get home though.
I usually start brewing as soon as I wake up, so I generally create the session the day before. I'd like to be able to have the correct date that I actually brewed.
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Old 11-11-2008, 07:29 PM   #9
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I run beersmith under WINE in Ubuntu Linux.
All I had to do was:

sudo apt-get install wine

Then double click the beersmith installer like you would in windows. WINE took care of the rest.

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:45 PM   #10
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I am using strangebrew, works well for me. I have Qbrew also, for making quick calculations.



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