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View Poll Results: Which of the big three do you use.
BeerSmith 1,124 65.20%
BeerTools Pro 157 9.11%
Promash 221 12.82%
another software 222 12.88%
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Old 08-12-2012, 05:05 PM   #161
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I brew 380 liters on my system. Does Beersmith support the conversions to any size batch?
Yes - we have a lot of pro-brewers using BeerSmith now. You need to create an equipment profile for your pilot system and another for your full size system and then you can use the scale command to scale between them.

The other major factor is the "hop utilization factor" which is normally 100% but may run higher for micro breweries over 20 gallons (set in your equipment profile). Send me an email if needed and I can send you more details.

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Old 08-12-2012, 09:00 PM   #162
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So, has anyone run BeerTools Pro under Mac OS 10.8 yet? How about a report?

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Old 12-07-2012, 01:35 PM   #163
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I've been getting my feet wet for a few weeks now with Beersmith 2. I've been pretty happy with it although I think I'm probably using all of 10% of the available features!

One thing that annoys me is that the default unit for all grains is pounds. If I use three ounces of something I need to mess with the numbers to get it right.

But I like it enough to plan to give it as a gift. Just gotta figure out how to package it...
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:18 PM   #164
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You can change the defaults, but it would be nicer IMHO if there were a pounds and ounces setting instead of just pounds or just ounces.

Till then if you get a digital scale and set it to just pounds you can measure out that .625 lbs.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:20 AM   #165
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Might try entering ounce values in the entry field. For 3 ounces, try 3 oz I think Beersmith will automatically convert it or accept it, depending on your view.

I just learned a few days ago via the help file that Beersmith does this automatic conversion when researching Birx to Specific Gravity.
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Old 12-30-2012, 02:38 PM   #166
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Yes it does do some auto conversions, but that isn't what I was talking about.

If you need a pound and two onces of grain BS shows this as either 1.125 lb. OR 18 oz. It would be nice to be able to see it as 1 lb. 2 oz. and that is not an option.

It doesn't make a huge diference to me now because my scale can switch to fractional pounds but I used to have a scale that only read pounds and ounces and it was a bit of a pain.
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Old 12-31-2012, 05:56 PM   #167
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Actually the current version of BeerSmith will display grain weights in lbs-oz. It should be set on by default but the option is under Options->Units near the bottom as "Show English Weights as lbs/oz". I've also added lbs-oz on the latest version of the mobile BeerSmith Lite app under Options->UNits.

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Old 12-31-2012, 06:50 PM   #168
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Ah yes but if you double click on an item to change the quantity you get decimal pounds.

Sorry about my mix up, or maybe I was just remembering an older version. You do display Lb + Oz in the recipe display, if you want to adjust the amount it shows as decimal pounds. Again not a big deal, but not consistant.
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Old 01-03-2013, 03:59 PM   #169
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Nobody?
Yes! Using it on Mountain Lion right now. I lost all my profiles and recipes in the upgrade so backup before your go from Lion to Mountain Lion. I also needed to re-authenticate my license for some reason. Regardless, it works fine on 10.8.

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Old 02-20-2013, 02:37 AM   #170
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While I'm new, I vote for Beersmith. I like that you can adjust for water, equipment, and the tools for adjusting recipes is great. having links to recipes that you wouldn't see otherwise is a great feature. The ongoing podcasts are good for added information onhow to grow in homebrewing.


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