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Old 01-16-2011, 11:06 PM   #1
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i haven't determined if this beersmith program is something you buy and they give you a hard copy or if it is something downloaded off the internet. I would like the hard copy since I have download issues sometimes. any helpconfused:
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:31 PM   #2
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my LHBS has actual discs for sale. I downloaded my copy though.

You could try downloading the free trial...which is actually the full version with a time limit. If you like it, you buy the key to keep using it.

 
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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Downloaded it. Best thing I've done for my brewing to date. I get to feel like I am into the hobby from my computer even when it's not brew day!
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:43 PM   #4
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i haven't determined if this beersmith program is something you buy and they give you a hard copy or if it is something downloaded off the internet. I would like the hard copy since I have download issues sometimes. any helpconfused:
One thing you can do is download it from the Internet then save a copy of it to an external device such as a USB-key or CD-ROM.

I downloaded my copy from Beersmith.com and then I purchased a license key from them that they sent to my email.

Downloading directly from the software creator is a good idea because you'll get the most recent version of the program that way.

 
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Old 01-17-2011, 12:19 AM   #5
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thanks i am going to purchase it just was wonder what to expect.
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Old 01-19-2011, 01:13 PM   #6
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I purchased and downloaded. I keep it installed on a USB key in "Portable Mode" so it's always on hand where I need it, at work, at home, in the garage. Wherever my key is, I can run it!

 
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Old 01-20-2011, 10:56 PM   #7
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i did downloaded it and it is great what a time saver, i can now use my ideas in a structured format. next to build a MLT if I only can find a 10 gal igloo cooler.
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:15 PM   #8
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So if I buy Beersmith is it the $22 per year or is that it and once you have it on your computer you're good to go?
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:47 PM   #9
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So if I buy Beersmith is it the $22 per year or is that it and once you have it on your computer you're good to go?
Once you buy it you're good to go... that is until they release another major revision.

From the beersmith FAQ page:

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What is your Update/Upgrade Policy?

All minor version updates (1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 1.4, etc...) are provided free of charge to registered users. Major upgrades (i.e. Version 1.4 to version 2.0) will require a new registration.

 
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Old 02-02-2011, 07:18 PM   #10
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And they have a new major release planned for "spring" that has been "close" to release for 2 years now. Stuck between a rock and a hard place (hard headed developer?) with no options for any sort of upgrade protection.

They could literally release version 2.0 tomorrow and he still wants a fee to upgrade.

Has me looking hard at beer tools pro even though I don't like it as much. Ugh.
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