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Old 01-30-2013, 09:31 AM   #31
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I use BrewTarget on Linux. Specifically Fedora 18. It is great it does most everything the commercial programs do and is very easy to learn. I have become a 50/50 mead maker vs. all grain brewer these days. That said, it clearly has problems with mead calculations (and I can assume wine calcs too) but for beer it is awesome. Try it, you have nothing to lose.

Edit: I should mention It works on Macs and Windows too, perfectly. Most assume this ... but as a Linux user I like to specifically point this out as users search for this knowledge.
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Old 01-31-2013, 12:16 AM   #32
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http://www.brewersfriend.com/

Been using this for a couple of years and have few complaints - especially since it's free.

Cheers!

I used to use tasty brew,found this site 2 years ago while it was in beta.
They continually upgrade the interface and I think it is fantastic.Recently
signed up for a year and get to use all the features.It is well worth the
20 bucks for a year.-Brewersfriend- gets my vote.

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Old 01-31-2013, 12:30 AM   #33
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+1 Brewmate. Makes scaling recipes very easy.

 
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:38 AM   #34
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I offer http://brewnot.es for free for those of us who just want a simple place to take notes on our brewing process without being tied to all the little fields, pulldowns, add buttons, and busy interfaces of the pro apps. It doesn't do any calculations or anything, but you can replace your paper notebook with the site and get emails when its time to rack to secondary, bottle, drink, etc. You can also make revisions to recipes and retain a history so you can see how your recipe changed over iterations.

Anywho, would love to get some feedback on it if anyone is looking to try something a little different from what's out there. Thanks for all the great talk on here - been enjoying reading for quite a while!

-Ryan

 
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:16 PM   #35
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I want to buy a piece of software, but until I see a company updating their product at least 4 times per year I won't bother. So many of my friends bought Promash, never to see an update again.

Most of the interfaces remind me of mid 1990's software too. As soon as I see something modern that the designer takes seriously, I'll buy it. For now the above mentioned freewares work fine as does pencil and paper.

Just my opinion. Maybe I should make my own software after I have more free time later this year.

 
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:19 PM   #36
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I want to buy a piece of software, but until I see a company updating their product at least 4 times per year I won't bother. So many of my friends bought Promash, never to see an update again.

Most of the interfaces remind me of mid 1990's software too. As soon as I see something modern that the designer takes seriously, I'll buy it. For now the above mentioned freewares work fine as does pencil and paper.

Just my opinion. Maybe I should make my own software after I have more free time later this year.
Brewer's friend does a great job of keeping their site updated. Plus it offers allot more than what can be done with pencil and paper, lol. Believe me, I've progressed from paper brew notes, to excel spreadsheet, to cloud software. Brewer's friend is one of the best available, I give it my recommendation...
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #37
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I want to buy a piece of software, but until I see a company updating their product at least 4 times per year I won't bother. So many of my friends bought Promash, never to see an update again.

Most of the interfaces remind me of mid 1990's software too. As soon as I see something modern that the designer takes seriously, I'll buy it. For now the above mentioned freewares work fine as does pencil and paper.

Just my opinion. Maybe I should make my own software after I have more free time later this year.
Brewtarget is under constant development and you are always free to contribute to spur more development.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:26 PM   #38
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Yes, exactly my point. Why would I spend money when Hopville, Brewers Friend, and Brew Target all work well and are designed better and updated more often.

 
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Old 02-16-2013, 04:30 PM   #39
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I use Brew Target, and have been quite happy with it.

 
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:50 PM   #40
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Yes, exactly my point. Why would I spend money when Hopville, Brewers Friend, and Brew Target all work well and are designed better and updated more often.
Brewtarget is free
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