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Promash Status
« on: June 15, 2015, 07:15:35 PM »
Anyone know what the status of Promash is? Website says it will be up on 6-1, which has obviously passed. Does anyone have insight into whether it will be resurrected for newer versions of Windows?

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 07:35:28 PM »
Works fine on both Win 7&8.  I have rumors that Jeff is at work on it, but I have no definite info.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 07:37:53 PM »
Anyone know what the status of Promash is? Website says it will be up on 6-1, which has obviously passed. Does anyone have insight into whether it will be resurrected for newer versions of Windows?

I used to love this software, but finally gave up a few years back.  BeerSmith took a little getting used to, but I love it now.

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2015, 10:08:57 PM »
Anyone know what the status of Promash is? Website says it will be up on 6-1, which has obviously passed. Does anyone have insight into whether it will be resurrected for newer versions of Windows?

I used to love this software, but finally gave up a few years back.  BeerSmith took a little getting used to, but I love it now.

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2015, 10:12:25 PM »
I just don't see any reason I'd want to abandon Promash.  It does everything I need to do.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2015, 10:55:54 PM »
Love ProMash.  Name a feature Beer Smith has and ProMash doesn't and I'll show you a feature that is over-simplifying something or hiding important information from you.

Two outside tools that I rely on are Kai's water spreadsheet and Mr Malty's yeast calculator.  But I was under the impression that Beer Smith lacked those or had other, inferior versions.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2015, 11:13:38 PM »
I think there are those of us who would like to give ProMash a real go... I wasn't aware of it until I started brewing seriously and there was no support at the time.

...but the lack of information or access even to the executable means I am still using BeerSmith. I am not terribly happy with it nor the fairly bad advice that is given with their email blasts. Met Brad at NHC and he seems like a great guy - but the direction BeerSmith has taken has just overcomplicated what should have been more robust and less unwieldy. BeerSmith works - but I have looking at BrewToad and others that seem somewhat better for the price.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2015, 01:56:36 AM »
Still using ProMash. Works fine.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 04:30:22 PM »
Still using ProMash. Works fine.

Same here.  I tried learning Beersmith, but the results varied greatly from what I got in Promash.  Finally decided it was more hassle than it was worth.
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2015, 05:52:32 PM »
I would like to see an updated BJCP Style guidelines (*.bism).I want to brew a Festbier BJCP 4b, but it is still using outdated guidelines. Anyone have a fix for this?
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2015, 10:41:19 AM »
I am still a Promash fan. I can make up a recipe in no time. I add my own ingredients as they change over time. I tried the trial version of Beersmith once and didn't like it, sorry Brad. Using Windows 7 at the moment, but if I do upgrade to Win 10, I hope Promash will still work okay.

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2015, 05:45:27 PM »
So where can I go to download the software?  The webpage says it will be back in June 2015!!!

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2015, 01:05:47 PM »
Still using ProMash. Works fine.

Same here.  I tried learning Beersmith, but the results varied greatly from what I got in Promash.  Finally decided it was more hassle than it was worth.

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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2015, 12:16:45 AM »
There is not too much that need to be upgraded in Pro Mash. May be water calculation. All it needs is to be recompiled with current compiler. 
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Re: Promash Status
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2015, 02:05:51 PM »
Long time ProMash user here as well. I bought Beer Smith, but couldn't get comfortable enough to make the switch permanently.

I made the windows 10 upgrade and ProMash works great for me.