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Old 03-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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My father and I recently started brewing. I have seen a lot of talk about brewing software and we were wondering what is it exactly and is it worth spending the money on? Has anyone used it? Thank you for your help!



 
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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http://beersmith.com/



 
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Old 03-10-2013, 04:51 PM   #3
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+1 for Beersmith. Plug in your hardware specs, recipe ingredients and other info and get a complete brew day sheet with ABV, Estimated O.G. & F.G. and other important information. It takes a few brew days to get it dialed in but after that its easy to use and allows you at keep track of all of your recipes in one place. Oh, and there's a cloud based recipe option that allows you to browse through hundreds of recipes and download any that you might want to try. I believe Birdman Brewing had it for about $21 which is very reasonable.
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Old 03-10-2013, 05:00 PM   #4
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Another +1 for BeerSmith. I checked out a few others including some that are "free" and BeerSmith was hands down the best and worth the money IMHO.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:34 AM   #5
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www.brewersfriend.com

Decent program. Cloud based. Cheap.
The three points of awesomeness!

Check it out.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:59 AM   #6
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I use beer alchemy in my iPhone tracks recipes ingredients plus all sorts of brew day calculators. Very handy app. Definately was worth the money.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #7
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Never used anything other than BeerSmith so I can't comment on other software, but again I haven't used anything other than BeerSmith and probably never will.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:55 PM   #8
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There are enough 'Help with Beersmith' threads on these forums to make me NOT want to try that platform. Not only would it cost me a recurring fee to port all of my recipes over to their cloud server, the client itself is not truly cloud based so I can't tinker with the app and my recipes from work, home/desk, home/laptop, tablet, etc.

Just sayin' - but whatever works for you...
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Old 03-12-2013, 06:57 PM   #9
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I know alot of people who use beersmith. Personally I use iBrewmaster on my iPhone. It's handy to have to reference and has built in timers for hop additions, etc.

 
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #10
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I have moved my stuff over to www.brewersfriend.com
I like it better than the new beersmith.



 
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