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Old 10-21-2012, 10:20 PM   #1
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Everyone always says to go to mrmalty.com and use the pitch rate calculator. It costs $5 to buy their app for the iPhone. Isn't there a website that offers free info?


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Old 10-21-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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I usually end up using the site from my computer instead of a phone, where it's free. But I can use the site on my phone.


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Old 10-22-2012, 12:26 AM   #3
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Yeah, it's free on the laptop. Don't be so cheap and support the site if you want it on your iphone.
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I paid $10 for I brewmaster, which does just about everything- why would I pay someone $5 just to calculate how much yeast to pitch? All of these companies are making a killing on home brewers. Anyhow, I'll just pitch twice the yeast for this lager that I would pitch into an ale of the same gravity. Problem solved. $5 ahead
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Mrmalty is not some big company dipping into te pockets of homebrewers. It's Jamil Z, and he is massive resource of knowledge to our community and generally will give advice/info out for free to anyone who asks.

If anyone deserves a few bucks from us brewers its Jamil.
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I paid $10 for I brewmaster, which does just about everything- why would I pay someone $5 just to calculate how much yeast to pitch? All of these companies are making a killing on home brewers. Anyhow, I'll just pitch twice the yeast for this lager that I would pitch into an ale of the same gravity. Problem solved. $5 ahead
Seriously? Why should someone put the time and effort into making a calculator for you to use for free? If you're so cheap do the leg work yourself. I see you're not a premium member here. Go figure.
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I paid $10 for I brewmaster, which does just about everything- why would I pay someone $5 just to calculate how much yeast to pitch? All of these companies are making a killing on home brewers. Anyhow, I'll just pitch twice the yeast for this lager that I would pitch into an ale of the same gravity. Problem solved. $5 ahead
I would check out mrmalty.com or yeastcalc.com (on a computer if you don't want to but the app.) and be sure you are pitching enough yeast. I have not brewed a lager yet but I have looked at some of the calculations and some require 4-5 times as much yeast as a lager.

And I doubt the software makers are making a "killing". The software I have seen costs somewhere between $0 and $25. There is also a limited market. For an example of comparison an average brewing app might cost $5 and have, guessing, a potential 500,000 sales. A game app might cost $2.99 and have a potential 10 -20 million sales. If I am not mistaken Beersmith is the most widely purchased brewing software and their claim is 3 million served.
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why would I pay someone $5 just to calculate how much yeast to pitch? All of these companies are making a killing on home brewers.
that is a rather ignorant thing to say.
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Man I hate all those fat cats in their millionaire mansions getting rich off the lucrative homebrew business.
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Everyone always says to go to mrmalty.com and use the pitch rate calculator. It costs $5 to buy their app for the iPhone. Isn't there a website that offers free info?
Just access the web site using your phones browser.


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