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Old 02-18-2009, 05:32 PM   #71
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OP ?. I will be purchasing Beersmith. I'm going from Extract to PM, then AG.
There is a learning curve for all software programs, I expect it.
thats the same route that i did with beer smith and it works great. I am very happy with it. I am currently making my own recipes and it is a great way to track the costs and develop some good beer.

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Old 02-18-2009, 05:48 PM   #72
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Hi,
The calculators (separate tools) are just that - separate tools for doing quick calculations. The recipe editor updates everything (color, IBUs, etc) as you enter data into your recipe. It shows you the estimates as you add stuff.

The boil off issue is one I'm working on for a future version.

If you want to see detailed statistics, the preview brewsheet option will give you step by step instructions on how to brew a given recipe.

Cheers,
Brad
Brad:

THANKS! That will make scaling batch sizes much easier.

 
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Old 02-18-2009, 09:37 PM   #73
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Don,
Yes, you can just choose a recipe in the "My Recipe" view and press the convert button. It lets you change all grain to extract in one step.

Cheers,
Brad
Thanks, Brad...I'll be purchasing this soon.

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:16 PM   #74
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Just bought my copy, thanks Beersmith! Auto calculation of sparge water was worth it for me! ;-)

 
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:37 PM   #75
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Beersmith is awesome ! Definitely worth picking up.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:49 AM   #76
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I was completely happy with IBrewmaster. One day the program froze because of a glitch associated with a calendar function. I emailed support, got a quick reply that it wood soon be fixed (It was)
In the meantime, I got a little impatient, bought Beersmith, and dang....the rest is history. Never realized what I was missing. IBrewmaster is great, Beersmith even more so.

 
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:53 PM   #77
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All brewing software is just a database of ingredients and a list of simple equations. All the information is freely available, so you can make your own BeerSmith with 3-4 hours and a spreadsheet. I did it in Google Docs, and I use it for all my beers. Feel free to copy and use!

 
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