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Deuce 01-07-2009 02:41 AM

Brewing Software
 
Does anyone know of any good free brewing software?

impatient 01-07-2009 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Runyank (Post 1047460)
Does anyone know of any good free brewing software?

BeerTools Beer Making Resources and Home Brewing Recipe Calculator and Formulator

Shonuff 01-07-2009 02:46 AM

All the main brewing software apps have free trials. Check one of them out.

BeerSmith Brewing Software, Recipes, Blog, Wiki and Discussion Forum

ProMash - Brewing Software For The Discriminating Brewer

BeerTools Beer Making Resources and Home Brewing Recipe Calculator and Formulator

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Kungpaodog 01-07-2009 02:46 AM

Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.

avaserfi 01-07-2009 02:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Kungpaodog (Post 1047474)
Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.

That's exactly what I did.

celtic_dude 01-07-2009 03:38 AM

Are any of them compatible on a wm6 phone?

BrewinHog 01-07-2009 06:00 AM

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Originally Posted by Kungpaodog (Post 1047474)
Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.

Amen to that. Beersmith is worth its weight in gold. :ban:

mnadamn 01-07-2009 06:13 AM

I tried it 2 days and made the purchase.... I dont know how you guys could last a month

Pelikan 01-07-2009 06:15 AM

The Recipator is the pinnacle of free brewing software IMHO (click the link, then click spreadsheet to get started). I've been brewing for a little while now, and have dropped a fair amount of cash on this and that gizmo, but brewing software is the one thing I really can't justify buying.

The recipator does pretty much everything I would need from software when trying to come up with a recipe. For the few esoteric things it doesn't do (strike temps, etc etc), one can easily find another online calc for specific tasks/calculations.

I'll admit that Beersmith et al do have some nifty features like inventory, etc -- but I'd much rather spend $20-$30 on more ingredients/equipment and use the recipator, the net, and/or a pen & paper. Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first guy to drop the cash for Beersmith if it genuinely does something that I couldn't get for free elsewhere...but at this point I'm not seeing the justification.

Kungpaodog 01-07-2009 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Pelikan (Post 1047724)
The Recipator is the pinnacle of free brewing software IMHO (click the link, then click spreadsheet to get started). I've been brewing for a little while now, and have dropped a fair amount of cash on this and that gizmo, but brewing software is the one thing I really can't justify buying.

I'll admit that Beersmith et al do have some nifty features like inventory, etc -- but I'd much rather spend $20-$30 on more ingredients/equipment and use the recipator, the net, and/or a pen & paper. Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first guy to drop the cash for Beersmith if it genuinely does something that I couldn't get for free elsewhere...but at this point I'm not seeing the justification.

This is why i waited a month before buying it, but I'm way too lazy to keep track of everything in a notebook, and I think the best part of Beersmith is that you can keep the brewlog and simply copy a recipe into it each time you do it to track changes and tweak revisions of recipes.

The calculators are really nice to have too.


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