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Old 01-07-2009, 03:41 AM   #1
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Does anyone know of any good free brewing software?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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Does anyone know of any good free brewing software?
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:46 AM   #3
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All the main brewing software apps have free trials. Check one of them out.

BeerSmith Brewing Software, Recipes, Blog, Wiki and Discussion Forum

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Old 01-07-2009, 03:46 AM   #4
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Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.
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Old 01-07-2009, 03:48 AM   #5
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Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.
That's exactly what I did.
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Old 01-07-2009, 04:38 AM   #6
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Are any of them compatible on a wm6 phone?
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:00 AM   #7
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Try the free trial from Beersmith. After using it for the month that it's free, you'll gladly pay the $22 to buy it.
Amen to that. Beersmith is worth its weight in gold.
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:13 AM   #8
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I tried it 2 days and made the purchase.... I dont know how you guys could last a month

 
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:15 AM   #9
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The Recipator is the pinnacle of free brewing software IMHO (click the link, then click spreadsheet to get started). I've been brewing for a little while now, and have dropped a fair amount of cash on this and that gizmo, but brewing software is the one thing I really can't justify buying.

The recipator does pretty much everything I would need from software when trying to come up with a recipe. For the few esoteric things it doesn't do (strike temps, etc etc), one can easily find another online calc for specific tasks/calculations.

I'll admit that Beersmith et al do have some nifty features like inventory, etc -- but I'd much rather spend $20-$30 on more ingredients/equipment and use the recipator, the net, and/or a pen & paper. Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first guy to drop the cash for Beersmith if it genuinely does something that I couldn't get for free elsewhere...but at this point I'm not seeing the justification.
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Old 01-07-2009, 06:32 PM   #10
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The Recipator is the pinnacle of free brewing software IMHO (click the link, then click spreadsheet to get started). I've been brewing for a little while now, and have dropped a fair amount of cash on this and that gizmo, but brewing software is the one thing I really can't justify buying.

I'll admit that Beersmith et al do have some nifty features like inventory, etc -- but I'd much rather spend $20-$30 on more ingredients/equipment and use the recipator, the net, and/or a pen & paper. Don't get me wrong, I'll be the first guy to drop the cash for Beersmith if it genuinely does something that I couldn't get for free elsewhere...but at this point I'm not seeing the justification.
This is why i waited a month before buying it, but I'm way too lazy to keep track of everything in a notebook, and I think the best part of Beersmith is that you can keep the brewlog and simply copy a recipe into it each time you do it to track changes and tweak revisions of recipes.

The calculators are really nice to have too.
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