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Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« on: April 05, 2018, 05:49:38 AM »
Last night, I discovered the wonders that is brewersfriend.com


This is the best thing I've seen since a carboy washer!


I think I'm in beer nerd love.  ;D
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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2018, 06:32:57 AM »
It's what I use. I think there's two of us now

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2018, 09:40:42 AM »
Ive been there for just over a year now. A lot of nice features.
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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 03:16:21 PM »
While I seldom use their tools, I enjoy the forums. The people who frequent them are more laid back that you find on most other forums. Just a great bunch!
Beer is my bucket list,

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2018, 06:19:09 PM »
I’ve tried to use it a few times since I like the idea of having my info on multiple devices, but just found it too clunky. Maybe I should give it another look.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2018, 09:49:48 PM »
I like their tools. Not too basic, not too complicated.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #6 on: April 06, 2018, 01:37:36 AM »
I’ve been there ever since Brewtoad moved along as they did. Seems to work just fine for everything I need.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #7 on: April 06, 2018, 03:10:12 AM »
Ive been there for just over a year now. A lot of nice features.

I've been there for a year also, like to water volume calculator and the recipe editor is smooth, including scaling tools.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #8 on: April 06, 2018, 08:47:51 PM »
I haven't used it before, is it free?

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2018, 10:11:34 PM »
It is free.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2018, 10:58:10 PM »
Free with some limited functionality. $25/year to subscribe.

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #11 on: April 09, 2018, 04:18:18 PM »
My computer crashed, so I had to use Brewers Friend and Priceless Brewing for my next batch.  First one ever without BeerSmith, we'll see how it goes.
Some day we'll look back on this and it will all seem funny

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #12 on: April 09, 2018, 07:19:17 PM »
I've been using Brewer's Friend for ages, and I'm a huge fan of everything but the price. I've been paying it so far, but $25 a year is really steep for me even for such a quality brewing app. That's what I'd expect to pay to own a full version of software like this outright. I could see paying $8-10 a year or even $50 for a lifetime subscription.

Aside from that gripe, it's quality software all around. I especially love the advanced water calculator and how it can import and tie directly to a recipe.
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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2018, 10:56:21 PM »
I use it regularly and like it.  $25 a year isn't exactly a steep price and I don't need to try and keep track of my files like in BeerSmith. 

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Re: Brewer's Friend, my new best friend
« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2018, 12:16:33 AM »
I just tried their priming calculator. Meh. I like Northern Brewer’s much, much better.