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Beersmith here. It does everything I need. The brewday instruction sheet you can print out is nice too. Makes it easier to not forget steps/ingredients. They all seem to have a bit of a learning curve. You can download a free trial of Beertools, Beersmith and Promash. So try them all and see which one you like best. Like Steph said, Beersmith has ...
If you have an iPhone, there's a $1 app called Brew Pal. It works great for sparge calculations (strike temp and volume), grain bill, hop schedule. You can even calculate the efficiency of your brew system. You can also email the recipe to yourself after you've entered it all into the app. Its great, and portable. -Bryan
I found an iPhone/iPod Touch app called Brew Pal that has been really great. It is very convenient to be able to carry in my pocket and also take with me if I am brewing at a friends house. The timers and calculators have been very helpful to me.
If you think about what the turkey fryer is meant to do, heat up a few gallons of oil to around 300° F, then you should reach the conclusion that it will be fine for boiling water. In a nutshell: 30,000 to 50,000 BTUs will heat up your five gallons with ease. A.J. deLange over at the Homebrew Digest #5092 Temperature shifts in water are very easily ...
The #1 issue with propane cookers is that the BTU ratings aren't always accurate. I talked with a heating engineer once about this. Apparently, there are no solid industry standards when rating propane cookers. A BTU is a BTU true, but the way you measure it can take different forms. So when looking at burners you can't really compare between ...
I use a Mac and have used the free (though no longer supported) Homebrew Formulator for a few years. It's simple, straightforward and easy to use. I've played around with both BeerAlchemy and BeerTools Pro but neither one really grabbed me, much less enough to spend money on the paid version when I'm already pretty comfortable with HBF.
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