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beertoole 04-18-2011 06:05 PM

Buying Beersmith
 
So my trial is over and I am really impressed with what Beersmith will do--However, I was reading on these threads (somewhere about a month ago) that Beersmith was coming out with a new Version and that if you subscribe to the Beersmith currently you will not be allowed for a free upgrade to this newer version.

Can anyone confirm this? or deny it?

the last thing I want to do is spend the cash for unlimited use and then in a month or two I have to buy it again (I'm trying to save money for a Kegging system).

Beertoole

Homercidal 04-18-2011 06:48 PM

Hmm.... I thought it was good for lifetime? I'll have to check the site again.

EDIT: Nope, it's only good for that Major Release. V 1.4 is good up until they release 2.0. But 1.5, 1.6, etc. are all free.

I can't remember when the last major update was though, and it's not like you have to stop using the old version.

I'd email the author and see if there is a policy for allowing an update if a major release happens within, say a year.

Homercidal 04-18-2011 06:56 PM

According to their forums, the author is looking for May or June to release the next version. I'd just hold off until then. He mentions thinking about a discount for existing users if he can find a way to verify their reg code...

beertoole 04-18-2011 07:06 PM

Thanks! That is fantastic. Thanks so much for the quick answer

MilesLong 04-20-2011 01:42 AM

Export your recipes to another folder. Uninstall beersmith, delete the install folder-C:\Program Files\BeerSmith
Search "beersmith" or ".bsm" in registry and delete all the keys you find...reinstall trial, import your recipes...takes like 10 minutes

EzMak24 04-20-2011 01:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MilesLong (Post 2852599)
Export your recipes to another folder. Uninstall beersmith, delete the install folder-C:\Program Files\BeerSmith
Search "beersmith" or ".bsm" in registry and delete all the keys you find...reinstall trial, import your recipes...takes like 10 minutes

That kinda goes against brewer's code. This is a great product that is well worth the price.

MilesLong 04-20-2011 02:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EzMak24 (Post 2852634)
This is a great product that is well worth the price.

Yup, thats why I bought it...See that is why software companies provide trials...the product sells itself...or doesnt

Apoxbrew 04-21-2011 02:51 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EzMak24 (Post 2852634)
That kinda goes against brewer's code. This is a great product that is well worth the price.

normally i'd agree 100%... however, considering you'd likely pay twice withing a months time for the same product i can understand the inclination to take this route.

that said, you'd be surprised what a friendly email to brad can do. he's super awesome and totally understands the current situation. he may be able to work something out with you.

Yuri_Rage 04-21-2011 02:56 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by byproxy (Post 2856359)
that said, you'd be surprised what a friendly email to brad can do. he's super awesome and totally understands the current situation. he may be able to work something out with you.

This.

He's even a member of HBT. It should be easy to communicate with him.

k2zr2 04-21-2011 11:36 PM

Please don't do the trial game that was recommended above.

He is working hard on the new version. The current version is very much awesome. If you want it now, I'd say buy it now and use it for a year. Get used to it. The new version is very very similar to the old version, but it has a new feel so to speak.

Or, wait a little bit for it. It is in beta testing now (I'm a tester :thumbsup:) I paid for the old version, and I will pay for the new release too. For less than the cost of a batch of brew, it's totally worth it.


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