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Old 06-01-2012, 08:54 PM   #11
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Since you appear to be invested in the Apple infrastructure, you might take a look at BeerAlchemy because it can sync with BeerAlchemy Touch on iOS.

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Old 06-01-2012, 09:10 PM   #12
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Since you appear to be invested in the Apple infrastructure, you might take a look at BeerAlchemy because it can sync with BeerAlchemy Touch on iOS.
You forget the BeerSmith 2.1 runs on the mac OS too?

BTW don't get me started on the reasons why apple sucks.
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I LOVE Beersmith. I use it on a Mac at home and a laptop running windows on the go and keep both synced usi drop box. I am 100% satisfied with it.

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:21 AM   #14
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You forget the BeerSmith 2.1 runs on the mac OS too?
Since the OP appears to have an iOS device, I thought being able to sync to it might be perceived a plus.
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:16 PM   #15
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Since the OP appears to have an iOS device, I thought being able to sync to it might be perceived a plus.
So, Beer Alchemy is more iOS friendly? I have an old iPhone (3Gs) and a MacBook Air.... I'm not really committed to the phone, I may get a 5 when it comes out, I may give an Android at try, but I am committed as far as a computer. I'm a writer, so I've always used Macs.
I'm liking how BS2 looks, and I'm gonna use it tomorrow to brew a pale ale, but I'll take a look at Beer Alchemy, also. Looks like they have a free trial, I'll check it out. Thanks for the heads up.
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Fwiw I used beer alchemy for years then switched to beer smith when it came out in Mac. Beer smith I more powerful on the computer but doesn't have the iOS capability yet. It almost has too many options to customize haha but it really is a powerful brewing tool.

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Beersmith! Done!

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Old 06-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #18
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So, Beer Alchemy is more iOS friendly?
To be accurate, BeerAlchemy (OS X) can sync with BeerAlchemy Touch (iOS). AFAIK either one can be standalone.
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To be accurate, BeerAlchemy (OS X) can sync with BeerAlchemy Touch (iOS). AFAIK either one can be standalone.
Gotcha. Beer Alchemy seems pretty nice, a lot less frustrating than this BS2 trial I'm playing with. I'm currently doing stovetop BIAB using my 7 gal kettle (I have a 5 gal and 3 gal kettle also, so I can split mashes if I need to mash a lot of grain and 'sparge' in another vessel). I basically follow the process in Deathbrewer's sticky, but most batches are AG. I 'dunk' sparge at the moment, but I do plan on upgrading to a picnic cooler soon and either going full AG or doing single vessel BIAB. BS2 has settings for single vessel BIAB, or partial mash BIAB, but nothing that seems exactly like what I'm doing currently.
I guess this is the 'learning curve' you guys were talking about..... any suggestions as to how to keep it simple for my first recipe? I'm basically doing a Mirror Pond clone. 5.25 gal into the fermenter. 9# 2-row, .75# c-80, .12# c-pils. BIAB. 60 min sacch rest @ ~152, 90 min boil. I can mash ~10 # in a paint strainer in either my 5 or 7 gal kettle and sparge in the other. I'm probably missing something obvious, but....
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I bought beer tools pro. That is what was available for mac when I purchased software

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