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Title: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: roguenationpatriot on August 21, 2011, 02:49:57 AM
My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator)  ran out.  I looking for a new one that free and let's you save and print recipes for later.  Does anybody have a good program to use?
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: morticaixavier on August 21, 2011, 05:26:06 AM
My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator)  ran out.  I looking for a new one that free and let's you save and print recipes for later.  Does anybody have a good program to use?

 I use beersmith. I have the older version and I like it. others here have upgraded and seem to like 2.0 as well.

**EDIT** ahh didn't see the free part. well I think beersmith has a free trial and it's not pricey last I checked
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: halophotography on August 21, 2011, 01:05:10 PM
Yes, BeerSmith 2.0 is the way to go. it is only $27.50 or something and had a free 30 day trial, but it is a great program and worth every cent. I contacted customer service with a question and they got back to me like 2 hours, well worth the few bucks.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: Malticulous on August 21, 2011, 01:19:50 PM
I use hopville.com.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: rjharper on August 21, 2011, 06:56:25 PM
I used to use Brew Recipator before I switched over to BeerSmith.  Beersmith is worth every cent, but for a real basic calculator Recipator worked for me to begin with.

http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator (http://hbd.org/cgi-bin/recipator/recipator)
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: weithman5 on August 21, 2011, 07:10:44 PM
i use brewtarget now. i tried the samples of beersmith, promash, brewers workshop.  this is easy and works fine. like the printout because i always check the math and there is room to right on it. i have also used brewsmarts which is pretty nice and their is a link to the iphone, and brewpal on the iphone is pretty nice.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: Jimmy K on August 21, 2011, 07:20:47 PM
I used to use beertools.com. The free version only lets you save a couple recipes. I used beersmith now and won't go back. Once you buy beersmith, its free  ;) - as in, one time purchase, no subscription.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: Thirsty_Monk on August 21, 2011, 08:35:38 PM
Did someone said ProMash?
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: denny on August 21, 2011, 09:28:22 PM
Did someone said ProMash?

PROMASH FTW!!!!!
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: nateo on August 21, 2011, 10:37:27 PM
for free web-based: hopville.com
for paid for, I'd say Beersmith is the single best homebrew purchase I've made.
Or, you could pick up Daniels' Designing Great Beers and he'll teach you how to write recipes with just pen and paper.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: hubie on August 22, 2011, 01:28:43 AM
If you can run your own web server you might want to give BrewBlogger (www.brewblogger.net (http://www.brewblogger.net)) a try.  I run it on my laptop and it is very good.
Title: Re: My subscription to Strange Brew (Recipe Calculator) ran out.
Post by: roguenationpatriot on August 24, 2011, 05:18:46 AM
I'll have to give some of those a try.  Most of the one's I've used work, but some are a bit lacking when it come to hop and malt varietals.  Then you end up spending all your figuring out what to substitute in for the missing items.