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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2012, 09:17:34 AM »
I don't want to sound like my dad (his hatred of power windows on cars is legendary), but more features and gadgets often means you have less control.  ProMash does the calculations I need without doing stuff that I don't need (and often don't trust).  I hate seeing things like FG calculations that people trust blindly just because the software said so.  It's a tool, no more, no less.

Hear, hear!  I don't know how many people have told me that they do multiple batch sparges because Beersmith tells them to.  It's a tool, it's NOT brewing instructions!


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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2012, 11:26:04 AM »
Beersmith is without a doubt my favorite piece of brewing equipment and has paid the highest return on investment.

With Beersmith and Bru'n Water I CAN CONQUER THE WORLD!!!!!!!! aaaargh

Here, Here!  as some one who is mathematically impaired and has somehow gone my entire academic carreer without taking a Chemistry class, I need the tools.  I've resisted upgrading to BeerSmith 2.0 mainly just because I am cheap.  I used to hack my way through water adjustments (with hack results!) but have recently started using Bru'n Water (which rocks, Martin!).  I am glad there are smart people in the world to figure this crap out for me  :P

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Re: Give Up on ProMash??
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 07:49:00 AM »
I don't want to sound like my dad (his hatred of power windows on cars is legendary), but more features and gadgets often means you have less control.  ProMash does the calculations I need without doing stuff that I don't need (and often don't trust).  I hate seeing things like FG calculations that people trust blindly just because the software said so.  It's a tool, no more, no less.

I've downloaded/trialed other brewing programs (and even made my own spreadsheets) to test the accuracy of some of the calculations. I'm like you - I don't trust the machine unless I can see the moving parts.

I'm probably going to stick with ProMash until (like any other tool in my brewery) I feel its hampering my progress/success as a brewer.

I'll put the $30 towards something else for the brewery...
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #18 on: June 28, 2012, 08:56:27 PM »
So is there a problem with windows 7 and promash? I need a new computer and if I'm going to have to have trouble, I will op for something different.
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #19 on: June 28, 2012, 10:19:15 PM »
I'm running Promash on Windows 7.  No trouble yet.
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #20 on: June 29, 2012, 09:11:30 AM »
I've been running Promash on Win 7 for over a year and a half.  No problems.
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #21 on: June 29, 2012, 09:32:06 AM »
Me too.

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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #22 on: June 29, 2012, 09:50:02 AM »
What kind of update does Promash need?  It does everything I need it to do seamlessly.


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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #23 on: June 29, 2012, 10:05:10 AM »
What kind of update does Promash need?  It does everything I need it to do seamlessly.


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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #24 on: June 29, 2012, 10:33:00 AM »
What kind of update does Promash need?  It does everything I need it to do seamlessly.


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Not to nitpick, and I know that not everything is perfect. But promash could be updated with the most current hop varieties.  I know the alpha acids could be entered manually, but the program would be a luxury to have if the newer hop varieties were already in the program.

I know this may be complicated but I would some how like to see an app. or tool for inserting hop beta acids as a way to give more recipe description to those hoppier beers. Just something that could give more detail to a beers formulation. 
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2012, 06:02:56 AM »
I’m very frustrated with Promash.  Running on Windows 2010.  I cannot figure out how to update the “Actual FG” on a brewing session. Everything is trial and error.  The help function does not work.  (the "fix" is non-existent) I have gotten no response from my inquiry to tech support.  I'm feeling like I wasted money I could have spent on equipment. 

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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #26 on: October 15, 2012, 06:23:16 AM »
i had been doing calcs myself until january. i had tried multiple trials of different software.  i settled on ibrewmaster for my iphone. i like it because it allows me to play with recipes on the fly.  i can also share when i run in to other brewers. it does most of what i would want and more.  i still idiot check the numbers.
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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #27 on: October 15, 2012, 06:59:33 AM »
I cannot figure out how to update the “Actual FG” on a brewing session. 

In your brewing session, open the "fermentation" tab. Enter your measured final gravity there, and it will show up as "actual FG" in your session window.

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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #28 on: October 15, 2012, 12:28:46 PM »
I refuse to get a thermometer because the rule of thumb hasn't let me down yet.  ;)


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Re: GIve Up on ProMash??
« Reply #29 on: October 15, 2012, 12:37:51 PM »
i had been doing calcs myself until january. i had tried multiple trials of different software.  i settled on ibrewmaster for my iphone. i like it because it allows me to play with recipes on the fly.  i can also share when i run in to other brewers. it does most of what i would want and more.  i still idiot check the numbers.

I really like iBrewmaster as well.  I started with ProMash years ago but iBrewmaster does everything I need plus I can have it running during my brew day on my iPad.
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