Beer Smith is great in my opinion. It makes it really easy to create your own recipes. I have the new version, but with a 2 year-old and an infant, I haven't had time to play with the version 2 very much. The first couple times I tried using it, I had some issues, so I am still using the original version. I am sure the new one is great, I just need some time to sit down and play with it. It is definately worth the $20 or so that it costs.