Just wondering if any Beersmith users actually use it for tracking and managing their inventory? I have been only using for Recipes and Brew Logs up until now, but have been considering using the inventory tracking.
Thanks, for the response. I'm guessing that I will probably forget as well since I am not really used to doing either.I have tried to use the inventory function on BeerSmith and it does work quite well. My issue was remembering to remove ingredients or recipes from inventory when I brewed. The other feature that I didn't care for too much was the pricing. I wanted a aggregate pricing based upon purchases and current inventory value and BeerSmith cannot handle that. I would need to work out the price by hand before entering it into the inventory.
So now I have a separate spreadsheet where I track inventory, purchases, usage and prices. I can see clearly now when I have entered usage for a recipe.
I go back about twice a year and update Beersmith ingredient costs to my current pricing based upon my spreadsheet. This helps me determine a base recipe cost when designing and planning.Thanks, for the response. I'm guessing that I will probably forget as well since I am not really used to doing either.
As far as pricing, one of the first things I did before even starting to do my own recipes was to add pricing to all the typical ingredients that I use. It isn't perfect as the prices of things change and it is hard to account for sales, etc. I feel like it gets me a close to accurate price per batch however.