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Old 10-13-2010, 08:18 PM   #1
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Default Is Beersmith available for MAC yet?

I just got a MacBook Pro and have been extremely interested in Beersmith but I want to get it on for our MacBook. I've seen some posts that it should of been available by now. Is it?

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Old 10-13-2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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Nope.

Looks like they have been working on it since Sept 2008.


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Old 10-13-2010, 08:28 PM   #3
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Found this:

BTW, MAC users, I use a program called "Crossover" which runs Beersmith on my MAC in Leopard without starting any virtual machine. Its fast and I can print to my MAC printers, or export right to my "Documents" folder. It runs as a normal application, which means you can size it and move it just like any MAC app. Crossover can run pretty much any windows application this way. I believe it used the "Wine" platform under the covers, but I did not have to install or configure Wine for this to work.

http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1814.0
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:37 PM   #4
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Do a google search for Beer Alchemy.
Its an OSX based program and its fantastic!! I got it about a month ago and I love it. Lots of great features, covernsion tools, full recipe database, inventory module, full library ala iTUnes for all your recipes and you can create categories to sort them into like iTunes playlists. $30 gets you a license to install it on 3 computers
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:42 PM   #5
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You mean that $20-something program that I can't use yet? Nope, still not for Mac's.
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Old 10-20-2010, 05:50 PM   #6
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Do a google search for Beer Alchemy.
Its an OSX based program and its fantastic!! I got it about a month ago and I love it. Lots of great features, covernsion tools, full recipe database, inventory module, full library ala iTUnes for all your recipes and you can create categories to sort them into like iTunes playlists. $30 gets you a license to install it on 3 computers
Agreed. I've tried all of them, including the pc software, and Beer Alchemy is my favorite. The UI is very intuitive, like you'd expect to have on a mac.
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Old 10-20-2010, 06:14 PM   #8
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Agreed. I've tried all of them, including the pc software, and Beer Alchemy is my favorite. The UI is very intuitive, like you'd expect to have on a mac.
Exactly. I've been thru a fair few myself. Was using Beer Recipators online thing for years but I just didn't really like it and thought there had to be something better. Beer Alchemy is it for sure!
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Found this:

BTW, MAC users, I use a program called "Crossover" which runs Beersmith on my MAC in Leopard without starting any virtual machine. Its fast and I can print to my MAC printers, or export right to my "Documents" folder. It runs as a normal application, which means you can size it and move it just like any MAC app. Crossover can run pretty much any windows application this way. I believe it used the "Wine" platform under the covers, but I did not have to install or configure Wine for this to work.

http://www.beersmith.com/forum/index.php?topic=1814.0
509, thank you so much for that reference.

My PC died on Friday, and I want to brew on Sunday (tomorrow). Tired of PC "sudden death" experiences, I made the switch to the "dark side" (Mac).

I was contemplating having to face a world without my beersmith. I downloaded Beer Alchemy, but couldn't even figure out how to switch the working unit defaults. (I wanted to work in Gallons and not liters.) The answer is probably out there, but Beer Alchemy doesn't do its own calculations during recipe formulation for the things that I am interested in (like the automatic infusion temperature adjustment for my mash and equipment...) Anyway- a world without beersmith wasn't feeling right.

Well- NOW I can have the one thing that was going to make the switch to Mac painful otherwise. Besides, crossover is a good program that I imagine that I will have to use for future applications, anyway. Awesome tip!

Beersmith users- do the "Crossover" program download, and you can still have your beersmith until the Mac version comes out.

...Mac user day number 2...
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I wish Beersmith was availiable for mac. Right now I am running beersmith on wine, a free opensource alternative to crossover.

http://davidbaumgold.com/tutorials/wine-mac/#part-1

It works just fine for beersmith but you need to export your recipes as pdfs or html before you can print them.


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