[center]FAQ: What brewing software should I use?[/center]
BIABrewer.info has provided The Calculator to help you get started. It is very simple and will get any brewer under way with confidence.
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Brewing software has a lot of advantages and should be seriously considered at some stage. There is a lot of brewing software on the net. Three trusted and respected programs are...
Beersmith: This is probably the most widely used software amongst homebrewers. Brad Smith is the creator of BeerSmith and puts a trememndous amount of effort into the BeerSmith site. It is well worth subscribing to the Beersmith podcast and blog.
ProMash: This software is also wideley used in the homebrewing community. It has been around for a long time and has developed many fans. Like BeerSmith, this program comes with a free evaluation period. Try both evaluations before making your final decision on buying a program.
BeerAlchemy: This is another great program with a wonderful interface. The software though is only available for Mac users. A subsidiary of this program is, "BrewAlchemy Touch." This is software for your mobile phone that syncs with your Mac and allows you to create recipes whilst on the move - a feature that many brewers will love.
As BIABrewer.info develops, we will try to provide some clear tutorials on how to use brewing software. It can be a little confusing in the beginning.
If you have questions regarding this topic, feel free to start new topics in this forum.
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