Microbrewery software - Home Brew Forums
Register Now For Free!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > Microbrewery software

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-29-2009, 03:03 AM   #1
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts



Anyone know of a good PC-VISTA compatible software program that can track the quantity of beer and the taxes to be paid on it? Something that isn't outrageously priced and geared towards someone just starting as a pro?
Thanks.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
Parker36
 
Parker36's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Lesotho
Posts: 4,742
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


What exactly do you want it to do? So far it sounds like something excel could handle...

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 04:18 AM   #3
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Parker36 View Post
What exactly do you want it to do? So far it sounds like something excel could handle...
I was thinking the same thing as I was asking the question. What I would like is an extension of BeerSmith or something. I'm not real Excel proficient but I do understand the basics of it.
I suppose ultimately I would like the program to list out the characteristics of the beer, including OG, FG, ABV date of kegging and sold date. Then have that amount broken down for tax purposes and a running total for quarterly taxes. Also connect to the tax forms online. I think that covers it.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-29-2009, 04:22 AM   #4
Parker36
 
Parker36's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2007
Lesotho
Posts: 4,742
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


Its easy to make excel do that. DO you just want to be able to enter in a volume of beer (in gallons or bbls) and it outputs taxes to be paid? Are the taxes flat, or do they change with the amount you brew? I can probably write up something for you if you tell me exactly what you want it to do.

You added more stuff. I think the key would be to get beersmith to output those values for you. Can't help you there, sorry


 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 07:18 PM   #5
HBHoss
Chappell Brewery
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
HBHoss's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2008
Mariposa, CA
Posts: 8,220
Liked 125 Times on 123 Posts


Quote:
Originally Posted by Parker36 View Post
Its easy to make excel do that. DO you just want to be able to enter in a volume of beer (in gallons or bbls) and it outputs taxes to be paid? Are the taxes flat, or do they change with the amount you brew? I can probably write up something for you if you tell me exactly what you want it to do.

You added more stuff. I think the key would be to get beersmith to output those values for you. Can't help you there, sorry
The federal tax is $7/bbl. A bbl being 31 gallons would put it at around $.23/gallon.
Not sure what the state wants.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 07:29 PM   #6
Gremlyn
 
Gremlyn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Mar 2009
San Diego, CA
Posts: 2,358
Liked 29 Times on 19 Posts


Do you need the program to calculate the beer stats, or just enter them in and log them? Doing the tax math isn't difficult, though when you say 'Also connect to the tax forms online.' do you mean auto-generate them for you? That's a lot more custom work, and yes you'd need more than Excel to do it.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Yooper View Post
I'm a fan of "getting it in the can"!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2009, 07:44 PM   #7
weirdboy
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2009
Los Angeles
Posts: 8,216
Liked 492 Times on 397 Posts


You know, you could probably make excel take a BeerXML file as an import and automatically calculate the appropriate taxes and whatnot.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Microbrewery Components? ChefyTim Equipment/Sanitation 25 05-27-2011 10:25 PM
Microbrewery set up....must be rich ;) jjayzzone For Sale 34 12-21-2009 08:48 PM
Microbrewery Essentials Matt Foley General Beer Discussion 7 08-29-2007 07:55 PM


Forum Jump