Beersmith3 Set Up

If you use Beersmith, Promash, Beer Engine, or whatever, this is the place to discuss pros, cons, tips and tricks
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Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by Nobby Novice » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:38 pm

Hi, I have just downloaded Beersmith 3 (trial 21 days) and I cannot see how you change from U.S. Units to Metric units. The online videos show a preferences tab in Beersmith 2 and how to completely change to metric settings, but I cannot see this anywhere in Beersmith 3.
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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by wmfd » Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:48 pm

At the bottom of the "Tools" menu is "Options" click in there and the second option is then "Units" - so you can have metric or even some weird mix!

I'm 14 days into my trial, it does look quite good although I'm not sure I'd use all the features.

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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by LeeH » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:56 am

Have a look at Brewfather before you commit, it’s a much more modern package IMO.


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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by Nobby Novice » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:03 am

Thank you wmfd, that makes life a lot easier.
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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by Nobby Novice » Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:03 am

Thank you LeeH, I will have a look at that.
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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by dbambrick996 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:58 pm

I would second Brewfather, I find it easier to use and setup than beersmith

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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by wmfd » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:37 am

Thanks, I’ll take a look at Brewfather too, yet to commit to anything to replace my sprawling set of spreadsheets,

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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by orlando » Fri Oct 25, 2019 5:45 pm

Both suffer from the US obsession with water treatment only being possible using Lactic or Phosphoric acid. Beersmith is a lot more sophisticated (read harder to learn) where Brewfather benefits from being simpler and has some nice touches that BS hasn't. Weapon of choice is still BS for me.
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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by D215Aquitania » Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:42 am

I've given Brewfather a go this week & quite like it's setup. Easy enough to use.

I do have a preference for offline apps that I can use on my phone. So Wort (android) is still my go to starting point.

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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by dbambrick996 » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:27 am

D215Aquitania wrote:I've given Brewfather a go this week & quite like it's setup. Easy enough to use.

I do have a preference for offline apps that I can use on my phone. So Wort (android) is still my go to starting point.
You can use brewfather offline on your phone, it’s a web app, just save it to your home screen


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Re: Beersmith3 Set Up

Post by LeeH » Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:07 pm

The iSpindal integration is very cool too. It makes BS3 look very clunky indeed.


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