BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have? - Page 5 - Home Brew Forums
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Brewing Software > BeerSmith - BeerTools - Promash. - Which is best? What do you have?

View Poll Results: Which of the big three do you use.
BeerSmith 1,128 65.24%
BeerTools Pro 158 9.14%
Promash 221 12.78%
another software 222 12.84%
Voters: 1729. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-14-2008, 09:15 PM   #41
Shay
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Dallas, TX
Posts: 215

Quote:
Originally Posted by digunderground View Post
I am a mac user so unfortunately all of the options given are unusable by me. I currently use a free mac app, but I am looking at BeerAlchemy. Does anyone have experience with beer alchemy?

-DIG
You can use beer tools pro on the mac. It's not free though.



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 08:59 PM   #42
digunderground
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
South Florida
Posts: 74
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


@ shay

Not concerned about free.. lol this is an expensive hobby. I just want to make sure the software is worth it if im paying.. Thanks for the input!!!

-DIG



 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2008, 09:25 PM   #43
Chriso
Broken Robot Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
Chriso's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2007
Someplace, Nebraska
Posts: 4,683
Liked 76 Times on 66 Posts


Mac users, do you have "other" windows apps you want to use as well? I ask because I am a newly-minted Mac user, and I just run my BeerSmith in Parallels Desktop. VMWare Fusion and CrossOver both do the same thing. I've also heard you can set up WINE for free.

BeerSmith here, no matter how much work it takes me to get it loaded on non-Windows OS.

I do have a few improvement suggestions / conversation points, but I'm not done drafting them. That'll be for a new thread on some other day.
__________________
BROKEN ROBOT BREWING CO.

Chriso || BJCP Certified || SMaSH Brewers, Unite! || Nebraska Brewers! || Lincoln Lagers Brew Club
"You have just experienced the paradigm shift that is....all grain brewing." - BierMuncher

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-16-2008, 02:25 AM   #44
Stevorino
Recipes 
 
Feb 2008
Alpharetta, GA
Posts: 938
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts


I go promash simply because the Brewing Network uses it and I get a lot of recipes from those guys.
__________________
-Stevorino-_________________________________________
In Keezer:
1. BCS - Wet Hopped West Coast Blaster
2. CYBI - Gordon's IPA Clone
3. BCS - Scottish -80
4. BCS - Specialty Saison (Gold Medal at BMO)
In Process:
1. BCS - Janet's Brown Ale (Fermenting)

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 08:38 PM   #45
ajf
Senior Member
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
 
ajf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Long Island
Posts: 4,646
Liked 105 Times on 99 Posts


I voted for Promash. The dated, clunky interface suits my personality, and I find it much easier to use than Beersmith.

-a.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 08:53 PM   #46
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,150
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


I have beertoolspro and I think most people would like it. However, they've been running the 1.5 beta for a really long time now and are rumoured to be working on the user manual since it was so lacking in the previous releases. I have a hard time recommending it until 1.5 goes public.
__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 02:49 AM   #47
BeerPressure
Recipes 
 
May 2008
Dunkirk, NY
Posts: 836
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts


I used the trial versions of ProMash, Beer Tools, and Beersmith. I think i am going to end up going with beersmith.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-16-2008, 12:33 PM   #48
Monsterc
Recipes 
 
Oct 2008
Southern Illinois
Posts: 52

Quote:
Originally Posted by mrkristofo View Post
The results might be skewed by Mac users, because only one of our software options (BTP) is up on that list.
Agree!

When does BeerSmith come out on iPhone?

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 02:05 PM   #49
bookburn
Recipes 
 
Nov 2008
Posts: 1

I have tried all 3. Beersmith and Beertools appear to be well supported because when I purchased the licensed versions I received my license keys within minutes. I cannot say the same for Promash because it has been 5 days since I applied for a registration key and have not gotten it. I have even left a message on the Promash message board but still no reply.

Creating recipes with Beersmith and Beertools is somewhat intuitive but it does take some playing around with the software to add ingredients and plan out various mash and hop schedules. I like both these products but Beertools does have a subscription service that allows you to expand on the number of recipes you can track online through their interface, as well as post your recipes for comments from others who use the software.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-21-2008, 08:38 PM   #50
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Aug 2006
Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 23,150
Liked 1622 Times on 1050 Posts


Frankly any integration with the website recipe database should be discounted when considering BTP. I would never trust a user submitted recipe. Even around here, I only brew something when a few other people give it a thumbs up or someone claims a comp win.

With that said, I use BTP and it does just about everything I want. The inventory feature could be better and so could the printout, but overall it's solid and looks good too. It's not for people that want it to hold their hand. It has NO presets.


__________________
Welcome to BrewHardware.com. I love you.
BIAB Large Mesh False Bottoms and SS HERMS COILS are IN!!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Beersmith or Promash? shadygrove96 Brewing Software 1 06-15-2009 05:30 PM
BeerSmith or Promash lostspring Brewing Software 4 04-13-2009 06:42 PM
promash to beertools pro? attitude Brewing Software 1 12-18-2007 03:49 AM
BeerTools Pro or Beersmith Hopper31 Brewing Software 28 10-30-2007 09:41 PM
BeerSmith vs. ProMash digdan General Beer Discussion 29 04-28-2006 10:17 PM


Forum Jump