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Old 04-30-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Anyone already planning to buy iBrewmaster2?

Some new features that sound good:
- iBM2 is now a Universal App! (Works on both iPhone and iPad.)
- A dozen independent Calculators have been added
- Evaporation
- Pitching Rates
- Water Chemistry
- Water Profiles have been added.
- 33 Water Profiles
- Mash and Equipment Profiles have been reworked.
- Yeast pitching rates.
- iCalendar support is implemented.
- Can now create Recipes from Batches!

But, I am torn. IBrewmaster 1 works fine for me. I will probably upgrade though.



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Old 04-30-2013, 04:28 PM   #2
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Didn't know it was out. 1 is working fine for me, I suppose when I get a new phone I'll upgrade, but I'm not feeling a need right now. Shrugs.



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Old 04-30-2013, 11:59 PM   #3
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iBM2 is not out yet. It is in beta. Coming soon.

http://www.ibrewmaster.com/iBrewMaster2.php

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Ibrewmaster rules that is all

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I love my iBrewmaster......what will be the ease of transferring recipes and batches from iBrewmaster 1 to 2?????

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I love my iBrewmaster......what will be the ease of transferring recipes and batches from iBrewmaster 1 to 2?????
Transferring recipes is actually not mentioned on the iBM2 web page. I hope it happens automatically or by uploading to Dropbox in iBM1 and downloading in iBM2.
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I am doing some of the beta testing. You are correct and at least as far as the beta is concerned, you backup your Ibrewmaster 1 database to the dropbox and then pick up that database with version 2. It converts batches and recipes. You do have to re input your equipment profile and custom fermentation profiles though, at least at this stage.

So far, the program is impressive. The calculators are really nice, as is the ability to view gravity in plato rather than having to convert everything during the brew session.

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I think I would really like the incorporation of water chemistry into it.

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Yeah. The water profiles are nice. Just starting to play with that now (spent most of last week on recipes and batches). What I did was set up a profile for my home water and then there are a number of "brewing cities" water profiles in the program (London, Munich, etc). You select a source and target water, and then it takes you to a calculator where you can add adjustments to tweak your source water so it resembles the target water's profile.

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One thing I would like iBM2 to do is ask for the measured volume of the wort when taking a gravity reading for efficiency calculations. Right now it assumes the volume matches the target. That assumption can lead to inaccurate efficiency results.

This is a nitpick but I think many people don't understand efficiency and just take whatever number iBM gives them as gospel.



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