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Old 07-16-2005, 01:01 AM   #1
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Thoughts on Promash software? I just ordered it today so I am interested to hear what users have to say. Does a user manual come with it? Is it user friendly? I probably should have posted questions before buying it, but figured I need it now that I am doing AG. Thanks in advance for feedback.
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:06 AM   #2
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I don't own it yet, but have downloaded the trial version. What I like best is all the calculators that come with it. When I finally move to all grain, I figure I will buy it was well.

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:18 AM   #3
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Well, I am a computer professional by trade so to me it seems intuitive.
There are some parameters that I do not fully understand but in my opinion it is user friendly. It is Icon driven and most icons are intuitive. It comes with online help. I think you will find it easy to work with as long as you know the lingo. If you don't understand something just post the questions here and I am sure someone will know the answer.

It's a great tool to add to your brew arsenal.

 
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Old 07-16-2005, 01:53 AM   #4
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I love it....now I just wish I was smart enough to use it to it's full potential!
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Old 07-16-2005, 02:06 AM   #5
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I love it too. I goofed around with Promash, Qbrew, Strangebrew and some others before deciding on Promash. As Sam said, I wish I could utilize it to its full potential but I couldn't do recipes without it.
I told Rhoobarb yesterday that bvuying Promash was probably the best thing I've done to improve my brewing to date.
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Old 07-16-2005, 05:34 PM   #6
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I bought it just before I decided to shift to all grain. From an AG standpoint I find it invaluable. If your doing extract I wouldn't really see the big benefit.

 
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Old 07-17-2005, 02:30 AM   #7
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Your right, it's the best brewing investment I've made since finding 5.2 PH Stabilizer.

 
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Old 07-18-2005, 09:06 PM   #8
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It's definitely awesome. One of the coolest things is how you can export your recipes and post them on the web.

It has all the cool standard recipe formulation stuff that helps you put together recipes. That's the most valuable thing to me besides a running log.

I don't think it lacks any features at all.
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:53 AM   #9
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Promash does need to update their grain and hops lists. They are a bit dated .
Great tool though! I couldn't hit my volumes with out it....and I Do have volumes.

 
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Old 07-19-2005, 02:01 AM   #10

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...I told Rhoobarb yesterday that buying Promash was probably the best thing I've done to improve my brewing to date...
Yes, you did, and you were right.

I downloaded the free trial over the weekend but didn't get a chance to play with it until tonight (too busy brewing!). I really like it, especially for AG. I have QBrew and like it - for doing extract recipes, it's fine. But from what I've seen tonight, I think Promash is the only way to go for AG'ers!

 
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