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Brewing software

Post by wren10 » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:56 pm

I can see from a number of posts that some people are using software when formulating their grain recipes. So far I have used recipes from books but would like to branch out - which is the best software for the British market?

adm

Re: Brewing software

Post by adm » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:08 pm

For Mac - Steve Flack's "Beer Alchemy" (not free)
For PC - Graham Wheeler's "Beer Engine" (free still - I think)

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Re: Brewing software

Post by harry_mac » Sun Jan 24, 2010 10:31 pm


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Re: Brewing software

Post by mysterio » Sun Jan 24, 2010 11:46 pm

I like Beersmith, it cost me £10 when I bought it. Nice interface and works fine with metric recipes.

Parva

Re: Brewing software

Post by Parva » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:36 am

I'm with mysterio. ProMash is another that many use. There are others as already mentioned and if not free most if not all have a trial period so I would give them all a try and see which you prefer.

chris_reboot

Re: Brewing software

Post by chris_reboot » Mon Jan 25, 2010 1:44 am

I like beer engine, but its no frills
if you want more dials and knobs, go for beersmith

dave-o

Re: Brewing software

Post by dave-o » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:23 am

Another vote for Beersmith.

worts n ale

Re: Brewing software

Post by worts n ale » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:38 am

beersmith for me too

booldawg

Re: Brewing software

Post by booldawg » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:39 pm

Another one for Beersmith. Having said that I've not tried other products so can't compare.

wren10

Re: Brewing software

Post by wren10 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 12:58 pm

Thanks all, it looks as though I'll be having a look at BeerSmith first. :D

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Re: Brewing software

Post by Mitchamitri » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:12 pm

I use beer engine because its free and a founding principle of my brewing is not to pay for anything if can help it, though a tenner is cheap for beersmith. Jymbos recipe database has a simple recipe formulator (and it gives BUGUs), and I always use Andys Strike Temp Calculator off the links.

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Re: Brewing software

Post by flytact » Mon Jan 25, 2010 7:06 pm

wren10 wrote:Thanks all, it looks as though I'll be having a look at BeerSmith first. :D
Best feature of Beersmith: ctrl-e or ctrl-m to switch between metric and standard
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Re: Brewing software

Post by WishboneBrewery » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:13 pm

BeerEngine here, free is always good, and its actually very good :)

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Re: Brewing software

Post by dcq1974 » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:15 pm

When I purchased brewing software (PC) I tried all of them available (as demo copies) and settled with BEERSMITH as it was the most user friendly (in my humble opinion). Cost was about £10
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Re: Brewing software

Post by Graham » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:40 pm

flytact wrote:Best feature of Beersmith: ctrl-e or ctrl-m to switch between metric and standard
7 billion people around the world use metric; there is a minority of just 350 million people that are still in the dark-ages: can you possibly explain what you mean by "standard".

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