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Old 04-18-2011, 07:05 PM   #1
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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).

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:48 PM   #2
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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.

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Old 04-18-2011, 07:56 PM   #3
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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...

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:06 PM   #4
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Thanks! That is fantastic. Thanks so much for the quick answer

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:42 AM   #5
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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

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Old 04-20-2011, 02:51 AM   #6
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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