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Brewing Software
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    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: 99,199
    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: 46,182
    Yeah, all I ever use is my spreadsheet.
    In wine there is wisdom.
    In beer there is freedom.
    In water there is bacteria.
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,151
    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: 45,611
    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.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • C_BC_B
    Posts: 76,151

    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: 45,611
    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.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • jlwjlw
    Posts: 16,410
    Beersmith has always worked fine for me. Maybe I don't know enough to know it sucks?
  • FuzzyFuzzy
    Posts: 45,611
    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.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • ThymThym
    Posts: 99,199
    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
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 70,461
    I've brewed enough/don't care enough that I don't do calculations any more.
    In bacteria there is wisdom.
    In beer there is water.
    In freedom there is wine.
  • JerryJerry
    Posts: 70,461

    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.
    In bacteria there is wisdom.
    In beer there is water.
    In freedom there is wine.
  • 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
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