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Old 02-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #11
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Interesting packages out there, but no one has distributed a combined recipe/control package that I have heard of. I had to build applications for brewing with integrated process control for the automated brewing system I have built.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:12 PM   #12
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I like beersmith for:
the inventory
price estimating for a recipe
brew log notes
Equipment profiles and scaling!

To name a few... its great software!!! Well worth it.

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Old 02-12-2012, 05:21 PM   #13
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I used to use ProMash. Pretty powerful but outdated UI.

After I got an iPhone I strayed with Brewpal but after a while switched to ibrewmaster. It's not full functional yet but new features are added all the time.

I like the fact I don't have to pull my laptop outside on brew days anymore.

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Old 03-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #14
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Does anyone have a recommendation on software that actually keeps track of all the batches you have brewed ? I want to go into my batches brewed, see that I brewed it on January 4th for example and know that it is time to move to secondary, keg , whatever. I know ibrewmaster does this but I want one for windows.

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Old 03-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #15
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Does anyone have a recommendation on software that actually keeps track of all the batches you have brewed ? I want to go into my batches brewed, see that I brewed it on January 4th for example and know that it is time to move to secondary, keg , whatever. I know ibrewmaster does this but I want one for windows.
Beersmith does this... the calendar has transfers, bottling, and ready to drink dates for each batch. You can also look at the log for previous brews and separate notes (taste and brew day) for each one.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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Beersmith does this... the calendar has transfers, bottling, and ready to drink dates for each batch. You can also look at the log for previous brews and separate notes (taste and brew day) for each one.
I finally fond the Calendar but do you happen to know what action moves a beer to the calendar ? I entered a recipe and it is showing up in the Calendar. Thanks for the help. I am just trying to decide if I am going to purchase it.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:45 PM   #17
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I finally fond the Calendar but do you happen to know what action moves a beer to the calendar ? I entered a recipe and it is showing up in the Calendar. Thanks for the help. I am just trying to decide if I am going to purchase it.
I think it is whenever you enter a recipe it puts it on the calendar automatically based on the date you select. That was annoying to me because I only wanted the brew log to show on the calendar. Sure enough there is an option for it (at least in BS v1). Go to Tools=>Options and then select "Calendar" tab. There is a drop down option called "Recipe folders to Display" Select "Brew Log Only". I don't know why this isn't the default but it is there and works great then!
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I think it is whenever you enter a recipe it puts it on the calendar automatically based on the date you select. That was annoying to me because I only wanted the brew log to show on the calendar. Sure enough there is an option for it (at least in BS v1). Go to Tools=>Options and then select "Calendar" tab. There is a drop down option called "Recipe folders to Display" Select "Brew Log Only". I don't know why this isn't the default but it is there and works great then!
Yeah, I found that. So how do you get a brew session to start/add to the Calendar ?
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Yeah, I found that. So how do you get a brew session to start/add to the Calendar ?
select the recipe and hit copy to log, that also makes a copy of the recipie so you can track what differences there were on that brew day (if it turns out better or worse)
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select the recipe and hit copy to log, that also makes a copy of the recipie so you can track what differences there were on that brew day (if it turns out better or worse)
Thanks for the reply. I appreciate it.
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