BeerSmith 2.0 Software
BeerSmith is an elegant and simple program for creating beer, cider and mead recipes and tracking batches. BeerSmith has a complete recipe database, a list of all commonly used brewing ingredients, a beer style database, and a large set of tools that make it easier than ever to create your favorite brew. With BeerSmith you can create a recipe by just picking ingredients from a list, and then print a complete set of brewing instructions. Suitable for extract, partial mash and all-grain brewers--from beginner to advanced. Sorry, not available for Linux. Comes on a compact disc. System Requirements: Windows 7, Vista, XP (SP3) or an Intel-based Macintosh (OSX/10.5/Leopard or higher).
The description here couldn't be more misleading. BS2 is neither simple or elegant. It's complicated and clunky. And I'm glad that is the case. The complexity allows for vast customization and you'll be happy to have those options as your knowledge grows. FYI - plan to spend about five hours setting up your equipment profile if you're brewing on three vessel system.
So far so good. I like the set up. It is a little school as computer programs go. But then so am I. Very easy to use and I recommend the tutorials.
Great program for keeping track of everything about your beer and creating new ones.
I have only had this program a month and already my brewing is improved. I haven't even scratched the surface of utilizing the programs features and I can't wait to learn all that BeerSmith has to offer. On top of the program's awesomeness, BeerSmith has a newsletter and a website which contain tons of information to make you the best brewer you can be. Cheers!
Brad Smith has created a brilliant software package that is easy to use and leads to further wonderful resources on the Brewsmith website. The data that you get is beyond excellent and will lead you to better brewing, recipe design, and reflection of your brewing practices. An outstanding product, well supported, and created by a wonderful person. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!