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Old 02-09-2009, 05:55 PM   #1
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Thoughts?

Is this useful? Are there better programs out there?

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Old 02-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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Check out the comparisons in the software section. I have Beersmith and have just begun to learn how to use it.

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Old 02-09-2009, 05:58 PM   #3
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Absolutely! It Pays for itself trust me.

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Old 02-09-2009, 05:59 PM   #4
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YES! It's got to be one of the best brew related purchases you can make.

It's not only utilitarian but entertaining as well.

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Old 02-09-2009, 06:37 PM   #6
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I just paid for it on sunday. Love it.

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Old 02-09-2009, 07:01 PM   #7
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It keeps you organized and helps you come up with recipes. I say it's worth it. I like buying the kits from the store and putting them in so I know what I remember what I like and don't like. Wondering if that .5lb 40L crystal malt you have left over is dark enough for your nut brown ale? Throw it into beersmith and find out.

The brewsheets are cool too. Well organized if you're doing multiple hop additions or even a late extract add.

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It keeps you organized and helps you come up with recipes. I say it's worth it. I like buying the kits from the store and putting them in so I know what I remember what I like and don't like. Wondering if that .5lb 40L crystal malt you have left over is dark enough for your nut brown ale? Throw it into beersmith and find out.

The brewsheets are cool too. Well organized if you're doing multiple hop additions or even a late extract add.
Do you have a recipe for that nuclear porter you could share?
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IMO, If you are doing extract then no you dont need it.

If you're doing PM or All Grain then yes it is a valuable tool.

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IMO, If you are doing extract
I still think it is handy with extract, Especially for steeping grains. It also helps you learn about how much Extract you need so you dont get flooded with questions about juicing the ABV% up.
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