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Old 12-27-2010, 09:13 PM   #1
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What's the word on brewing software for a Mac? Anyone using anything good for a mac?

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:14 PM   #2
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BeerAlchemy. In my opinion the best out there.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:23 PM   #3
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BeerAlchemy again
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:26 PM   #4
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I've got Beer Alchemy and Beer Tools Pro. They are both awesome in their own way, and both have their own unique little annoyances. Can't go wrong either way, in my opinion.

Or you could try Brew Target, which is open source (free). It does about 90% of what the commercials apps do. The main thing it doesn't do is inventory management. I actually think Brew Target's mash designer is more intuitive than either Beer Alchemy or Beer Tools Pro.

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:41 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. By the time I get done buying everything over the years for brewing beer my wife is going to kill me.

My local brew supply was having a food drive, which was a perfect excuse for the wife, and for me to head over and get some more goodies. I told them they should have a food drive at least once a month

 
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Old 12-27-2010, 09:42 PM   #6
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I've been using BeerAlchemy. BeerSmith is working on a Mac version, but it keeps getting delayed, so not sure if you wanna wait for that.

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 07:35 PM   #7
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Beer Alchemy hands down. I've tried all the different Mac software options and Beer Alchemy is by far my favorite
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:49 PM   #8
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Another beeralchemy here. I like the iphone/touch app for brew day.
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:52 PM   #9
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The best thing about BeerAlchemy is the support. If you submit feedback they are on it. I had an issue where "Suggest a Beer" did not detect my stock of glacier hops. Sent feedback and 2 days later issue resolved.

 
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:09 PM   #10
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Tried BA for a while, gave up when I just couldn't make the mash module produce temperatures that jibed with what I was getting in the MLT.
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