Brewing Software
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,454
    My lap top crashed a long time ago and I finally bought a new one. My brewing software was lost with the death the of the lap top. I've used beersmith essentially since I started brewing. As of right now I am likely going to go back to that program.

    Before I do I thought I would ask around to see if there are other options? What's your recommendation for me?
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 113,558
    I played with a lot of them in the past, but found it was easier to just use my excel spreadsheet. It was just simpler. I thought about writing an actual piece of software based on the algorithms and views in the spreadsheet but I didn't think it would make my life easier really.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • ceanntceannt
    Posts: 52,622
    Yeah, all I ever use is my spreadsheet.
    Never attribute to malice, that which can adequately be explained by stupidity.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 83,237
    Brewtoad. But they changed and now they suck. so I recommend Lake and Kenny's spreadsheets...
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 48,378
    C_B said:

    Brewtoad. But they changed and now they suck. so I recommend Lake and Kenny's spreadsheets...



    brewtoad always sucked. it was pretty good when it was hopville/beer calculus, but those days are gone.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 83,237

    C_B said:

    Brewtoad. But they changed and now they suck. so I recommend Lake and Kenny's spreadsheets...



    brewtoad always sucked. it was pretty good when it was hopville/beer calculus, but those days are gone.


    Right. I forgot the name changed too when it started sucking.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 48,378
    i've also tried Q-brew and didn't much like it. brewtarget seemed like it was pretty good, but i only used it a few times. from what i've read it's similar to beersmith.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,454
    Beersmith has always worked fine for me. Maybe I don't know enough to know it sucks?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 48,378
    jlw said:

    Beersmith has always worked fine for me. Maybe I don't know enough to know it sucks?



    most people seem to like it, i'm just too cheap to spend money on programs.
    The pinnacle of lame and awesome in one singular moment. -Lake
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 113,558
    Yeah, I didn't really mean to imply beersmith sucks. I just found the spreadsheet easier.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
    Posts: 83,175
    I've brewed enough/don't care enough that I don't do calculations any more.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
    Posts: 83,175

    jlw said:

    Beersmith has always worked fine for me. Maybe I don't know enough to know it sucks?



    most people seem to like it, i'm just too cheap to spend money on programs.


    Also this.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • BenSBenS
    Posts: 6,248
    I also have my own software. And unlike lake, actually use it on a regular basis. I have some built in macros for style and ingredients as well. I can email it to you if you like.

    C_B
    There's no starting point. It's just a massive sea of shit to wade through until you find the occasional corn kernel. -DrCurly