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Old 11-05-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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I just wanted to get everyones 2 cents on the BeerSmith software? Is it worth it? Does it have tons or great information you cant live without?? I am considering getting it but dont want to waste $22 bucks on information that I could probally get off this forum.... Would love to hear about it!

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Old 11-05-2011, 09:19 PM   #2
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I just wanted to get everyones 2 cents on the BeerSmith software? Is it worth it? Does it have tons or great information you cant live without?? I am considering getting it but dont want to waste $22 bucks on information that I could probally get off this forum.... Would love to hear about it!
It takes some getting used to but I think it's worth it. It's very helpful with recipe building and recipe tracking. It's also handy because of the various little tools and utilities it provides like hydrometer temperature adjustment and weight/volume conversions.

You can certainly find this same information scattered about online but Beersmith packs it all into one convenient package.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:20 PM   #3
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Based on my limited use of the free trial so far it seems very worth it.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:22 PM   #4
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Definitively worth it!

I have both the old version (1.4) and the new (2.0).
I actually prefer the old one.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
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I would pay $50 for it easily
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:06 PM   #6
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It's awesome.

But don't take our word for is...download the trial and see for yourself.

 
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Old 11-05-2011, 10:17 PM   #7
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It does things that you could do with a pencil and paper, but it makes everything SO much easier! Definitely worth it! It also makes it very easy to figure out your own recipes.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:47 AM   #8
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It's worth it.

I had similar questions. Eventually bought it, and it took a long time for me to get used to it, but now I wouldn't be without it.

 
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:52 AM   #9
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You're a fool if you don't invest in it....it's upped my mad brewing skills 10 fold using it.
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:54 AM   #10
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If you get the trial version you will most definately buy it. At least that's how it worked for me.

 
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