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Brewing Software: any recommendations?  For the past year I have been
using BeerToolsPro, and after devoting probably more than a hundred
hours in usage and in trying to help the developers identify bugs, etc.,
in the their alpha/beta programs, I'm ready to toss in the towel now.
Fixes and improvements are slowwwwww in coming, and it just doesn't seem
to be worth it any more. The developers appear to have other priorities.

I don't mind spending money; I just want a good program that works well.
  Any suggestions?

Thanks.

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I like StrangeBrew, but I haven't tried anything else.

Just my $0.02

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I don't have any recommendations, but thank you for the heads up.
They pitched their program recently to me as a Gold member, and at
about $15, I thought I might buy it.  After your experience, I think
I'll pass.

John

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beertoolspro works perfect for me. what exactly will it not do that
you want it too?

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I've not had any problems with ProMash.  With a sufficiently recent Wine
install, it even works pretty well under Linux.  It's not been updated in a
while, but I suspect that's mainly because it works and the author doesn't
want to put everybody on yet another Microsoftian "upgrade treadmill."  If
it ain't broke...

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Hi Bill...

My son-in-law uses ProMash very sucessfully. He's a PC man all the way.

I, on the other hand, use a MAC.  I've used BeerTools Pro very
successfully for the last year or two.  I really don't see anything
different in ProMash that BeerTools will not do.

In the final analysis, I guess if you're happy with your brewing results
then you're probably satisfied with the program that generated or fine
tuned the recipe.  To this extent, I'm very satisfied with BeerTools Pro.

Happy brewing...Ken

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Buying software is like buying underwear - sort of personal and it has to
'fit' to be comfortable.



I purchased BeerSmith and it is really great for me.  The UI is intuitive
and it helped my do both extract and partial mash recipes plus offer
conversion assistance between the various methods.



It is technically sound and questions get answered by the developer quickly.
Aside from a minor complaint about file backup I give it 5 stars.



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Promash is what I use.  However, my usage of it is probably not 100% standard,
so I am slowly working on a program (based on .NET with Xml datasources) that
better fits my requirements.  If I ever get really moving on it [I have a
history of starting these things and letting them go dormant], I will post
about it here.

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