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Beersmith
« on: May 01, 2011, 07:44:42 PM »
Any one use the Beersmith program? Is it worthwhile? Pros/cons?
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2011, 07:53:48 PM »
I use it. I like it.  But try it out for yourself.  They offer a 21 day free trial.
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2011, 08:05:38 PM »
I tried out the free trials of both Beersmith and ProMash and ended up going with BeerSmith.  Been working for me for a couple years now.
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2011, 08:42:19 AM »
I've used both and like beersmith better.  I particularly like the feature where you can enter grains by % and scale down to a homebrew size recipe.  Very handy when you get a recipe from a commercial brewer who gives you percentages.  Promash may do this as well but I haven't bothered to look.

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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2011, 09:05:01 AM »
I've never used Promash, I'm sure they are both similar.  I'm still running an old version of Beersmith I bought 6(?) years ago and I don't think I'd try to brew without it.  For the price you definetly get your $$ worth.  It makes building recipes so easy.  By far, one of the best tools that I've purchased for brewing. 
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2011, 09:09:03 AM »
I tried out the free trials of both Beersmith and ProMash and ended up going with BeerSmith.  Been working for me for a couple years now.
Same, but I've only had Beersmith for 2 batches.  I really like it so far. 
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2011, 09:20:27 AM »
I've only used Beersmith for a couple of batches also and I do like it. Havn't tried other softwares but...
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2011, 09:42:50 AM »
I tried all the software available about 3 years ago and bought Beersmith. I really like it, it’s very easy to use and it made a big difference in my brews. I have heard rumors there is a brand new version coming out real soon, so I would use the free trial and wait to see what will happen as far as upgrade or new price will be.   

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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2011, 12:33:28 PM »
It's awesome, and the 21 day trial might last you until version 2.0 comes out...

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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2011, 12:36:03 PM »
When I went all grain, I bought beer smith. It's worked great. Very intuitive and easy to learn.
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2011, 07:11:51 PM »
I spend my first three years of allgrain brewing creating my own software from Excel spread sheets and Visual Basic Macros.  It worked good... and then I found Beer Smith last year...

It does everything and even though it seems a bit overwhelming when you first open it... they have video tutorials that step you right through how to do everything.  It is fantastic software, and feels much better to use than Promash.  It also has a lot of features that I use... like mash schedules, auto brew day sheet creation, scaling from all grain to extract and back.

Try the 21 day trial...watch the tutorials, and import the recipies to play around with... enjoy.
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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2011, 10:47:52 PM »
Beersmith is awesome!  I would wait to buy it though.  Version 2 should come out in June.

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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2011, 07:46:50 AM »
I just receved this this in an E-Mail from Brad at BeerSmith

I’m targeting an early June release date for BeerSmith 2.0 – before the AHA National Homebrewer Conference in mid-June.  I will be announcing pricing for the new version within the next two weeks, and pre-orders will also open at that time.

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Re: Beersmith
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2011, 07:55:14 AM »
Nice, I'm looking forward to the upgrade.
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Re: Beersmith
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