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What brewing software do you use?

Beersmith 2
9 (64.3%)
BeerTools
1 (7.1%)
Brew Target
1 (7.1%)
Some web-based tool
2 (14.3%)
Nothing - I wing it yo
1 (7.1%)

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Offline Chris Craig

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Brewing Software
« on: June 30, 2013, 09:01:57 AM »
I have a license for Beersmith 2 and BeerTools.  There are pros and cons to both, but I was curious what everybody else uses.

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #1 on: June 30, 2013, 10:02:46 PM »
I used the free version of BeerTools for years and eventually bought the Pro version. The software is not intuitive to learn, but once you get over the learning curve, it is very good for my purposes.
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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 12:30:43 PM »
I just use brewmate myself for saving my recipes. Plus it saves everything in xml format so I can edit some of the system files, should I need to add grain types and stuff that aren't there by default. Plus its free, and I'm cheap like that.

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 02:50:56 PM »
I use BrewMate here too.

I have no idea how it compares to the other ones but this one is free and does the trick...

http://brewmate.net
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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2013, 03:14:52 PM »
Chris, I'm curious to know the reason why you use beertools if you have BS?

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2013, 04:17:43 PM »
"Some web-based tool"

Actually it's pretty sweet; Beer Calculus got bought out and became BrewToad:

http://www.brewtoad.com/recipes/new/

Although I often (usually) just wing it based on experience.
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Offline Chris Craig

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2013, 04:40:23 PM »
Chris, I'm curious to know the reason why you use beertools if you have BS?

I bought it a few months ago.  I was getting tired of how ugly and slow Beersmith was, but I haven't moved to it yet.  There are still a lot of missing features.

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2013, 08:39:29 AM »
Beersmith lite for the iphone just got updated.  you can now edit recipes on your phone.   Much more useful than before.
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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2013, 08:57:35 AM »
Beersmith lite for the iphone just got updated.  you can now edit recipes on your phone.   Much more useful than before.

I was looking at this last night.  It's actually a new app.  At least on Android it separate from the Lite version.  As a reference on brew day, I think it's fine, but this guy has absolutely no eye for design.  I know I certainly don't want my Android apps to look like iPhone apps :) 

On Android you can upgrade from Lite to the full mobile version for about $5, but I'm saving my money.

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2013, 09:04:05 AM »
This

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Re: Brewing Software
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2013, 04:37:55 PM »
lol!
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