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Old 06-15-2010, 10:07 PM   #1
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For people who have BeerSmith Software-Is it worth it? I'm going to be switching around between partial mash and AG and have been contemplating purchasing this software. Also, does it convert extract into all grain? Thanks!

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:09 PM   #2
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Yes.

If you're on the fence try the free trial first.

But yes.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:09 PM   #3
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They have some automatic options to convert between extract, partial mash and all grain, but I prefer to do it manually within the software. I get better results that way. The software itself is definitely worth it though!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #4
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Yes, it's worth it. I use it and really like it. Tried all the others, but decided on BeerSmith. Yes, it will convert extract to AG. Get the free trial and check it out.

Edit: Damn! You guys are fast!
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:14 PM   #5
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I love it. It is the only small software I've ever actually purchased.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:16 PM   #6
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I have only used Beer Smith so I can't compare it to any thing else. I do like it a lot and think it is worth the $$.

Like jmkratt said. If your not sure give the free trail a spin. That is what I did and helped me make my mind up.

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:18 PM   #7
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Holy crap, you guys are fast on this topic! I came back like 10 minutes later to see 6 responses already! Thanks for the feedback. This whole homebrewing hobby is really racking up as far as cost. I will admit, its by choice though. The further in you get, the more you want and the more complex you can get. I love it!

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:24 PM   #8
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Yes. I'd actually call it quite a bargain.
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:46 PM   #9
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I think it's worth it. Tried some others and kept coming back to BeerSmith. As an added bonus the writer of the sw is a frequent contributor here on HBT.

 
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #10
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I can't imagine brewing without it. With BeerSmith I am able to be right on the money for water volumes and strike temperatures. It also allows you play with a lot of the ingredients to see what affect it will have on ABV, IBU's, and color. I really like the way it lays out the brew day sheet for me too. Best $40 (I bought my son a copy too) I have spent on brewing stuff.
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