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This is a summary of answers so far. I'll try to keep it updated. Here are the answers. Below, you'll find who likes them, links, and other relevant data. BeerSmith BeerTools Pro Beer Calculus ProMash BrewPal BrewTarget BeerAlchemy Brewer's Friend BeerSmith beersmith.com $21.95 • Free Trial • Windows Who uses it topfermented frostywalrus Tim ...


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Most calculations I do by hand & keep my recipes in a log book. Yet to see how well that scales. For IBU calculations I use Beer Calculus. http://beercalculus.hopville.com/recipe


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I use BeerSmith. It has a ton of handy tools (including a recipe scaling feature, PJ). There's a trial version if you want to try it out.


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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 ...


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I just started using Brewer's Friend. (I was previously using BeerSmith and BrewTarget.) I like that the software web-based, so I can reference it at homebrew club meetings or brew sessions at a friend's house. Features: Recipe calculator including expected OG and FG, IBUs, SRM color, and other common measures of a beer. (This includes multiple ...


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I user BrewersHub - http://brewershub.com. It's free, easy to use, and has a ton of calculators.


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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 ...


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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


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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.


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I have been using Qbrew. Works for me and it's free. http://www.usermode.org/code.html


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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 ...


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I used a few of the online systems (Hopville, then BrewToad, etc.) until I got tired of the interfaces - I thought they were cumbersome and inefficient, and I had no idea how they were doing their calculations. So I created my own Excel document, with numerous tabs, that I use for several things - recipe development, stock on hand (hops in storage, etc.), ...


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I've used a ton of different tools, and BeerSmith is the best I've used. It is not only fully featured, but it actually still has a developer working on it (many are unsupported at this point).


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I've used Promash for nearly 13 years and love it. It's also what most of the commercial brewers I know use. I've worked with Beersmith, too, but far prefer the way Promash works.


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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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I use Beer Tools Pro. It's sleek, which I appreciate, and it seems to do all that I need right now. Which isn't much. I'd like to hear some opinions. One thing I'd really like to see is recipe scaling. Going from my 5 gallon to some number with a bbl after it.



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