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Old 01-28-2013, 06:20 PM   #1
Jan 2013
Jesup, Georgia
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Hi, i'm new to brewing and was looking for software to keep track of everything. I have looked and BrewTrax and was wondering if anyone had used it and if you have what your thoughts on it were. any other suggestions are welcome.

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Old 01-28-2013, 06:38 PM   #2
Jul 2010
Albany, NY
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Looks simple enough. Why not use pen and paper though?

Im really not a fan of these softwares that suck you in and then try to extract yearly fees.

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Old 01-28-2013, 08:00 PM   #3
Jan 2013
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start a blog. keep it private or make it public. I've heard you could even start at thread on this forum for tracking progress. ( then it may be edit others as well). :-)

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Old 02-05-2013, 08:58 PM   #4
Jun 2011
Cape Cod, MA
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I just use Excel. It's hard to beat a good spreadsheet for doing things like calculating the ABV for you automatically.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:10 PM   #5
Feb 2013
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Why keep a log at all? Half the time I just throw things in a carboy and pray. Granted, this usually happens after "tasting" some previous batches.

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Old 02-05-2013, 10:20 PM   #6
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May 2011
Chicago, IL
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Beersmith is good and only like $20. Helps to create recipes and saves them either locally or on their server for access anywhere.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #7
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Aug 2010
Fort Collins, Colorado
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Use BrewTarget. It's free and the math was right on when I used it on my last batch of mead.

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