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Old 04-02-2008, 11:25 PM   #1
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Is there a free version of something like Beer Pro that is fairly easy for Windows XP? What does a decent program cost and are they fairly simple to use for a total noob?




 
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Old 04-03-2008, 02:35 AM   #2
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:47 AM   #3
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you can download trials for both beersmith and promash, each of which offers limited features in one respect or another. they are both about $20.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:56 AM   #4

Strangebrew java is also free.
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Old 04-03-2008, 04:58 AM   #5
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I have used beersmith for a year for free... Don't tell anyone though.

 
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Old 04-03-2008, 05:40 AM   #6
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I have used beersmith for a year for free... Don't tell anyone though.
You have?

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Old 04-03-2008, 05:48 AM   #7
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As long as you offer a free demo, someone will find a way to exploit it. That doesn't mean you should stop offering the demo. I'm sure I could've found a way around the demo security, but I paid for it instead - because I like the software.
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Old 04-03-2008, 06:10 AM   #8
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I would hope that the extremely low price of Beersmith would prevent people from pirating it. Come on...it's $20!

 
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:19 PM   #9
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I downloaded a free trial of Beersmith, and ended up purchasing it right away. I like it alot and never tried any other software. There are some changes I'd like to see- like I'd like to be able to leave the "recipe" window open while I look for some inventory, or to look up the expected attenuation with that window still open- but over all, I like it.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:44 PM   #10
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I would hope that the extremely low price of Beersmith would prevent people from pirating it. Come on...it's $20!
Seriously... Beersmith has been one of the most important elements of my brewing, perhaps second only to my HBT membership - so $20 is a steal!



 
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