Originally Posted by kozydogg
I use Homebrew Formulator and have been for the last 4 years that i've been all-grain hombrewing. I like it a lot. It's simple, accurate, and FREE. It has all the features I'd ever need. I tried a demo of BeerTools and did not like it at all. I did not like the format.
My only complaint with HBF is the descriptions/names of certain grains. There (from what i've seen on other programs) seems to be a slight (and i do mean slight) limitation on the type of grains the program offers. Other that that, i love it and would not switch.
So, for your money, the recipe/calculations/projections are pretty accurate, eh? Then there probably isn't anything better--or at least not worth the cost.
When I started using HBF, I thought "wow! These guys deserve some of my money. I can't believe this is free!"
But I get the itch for something new from time to time. And this is my attempt to check myself against reality. I also like HBF. I just wondered if I was missing something. I don't mean for this to be some kind of veiled commercial for HBF--I am genuinely willing to be convinced. But here you are, reminding me of why I still use it and like it. Thanks.