Why BeerSmith is Awesome

Monday, September 23, 2013

BeerSmith 2 is awesome indeed; for the beginning brewer wanting to merely keep track of their recipes or for the advanced nano-brewery - this software will help you manage, create and avoid doing the math for any recipe you could imagine. Whether you brew extract, all grain or mead this software will do the dirty work while you blissfully glide through its simple interface that allows for a wide variety of options and control.



Recipe Collecting is inevitable after a few batches and BS helps you manage them in a way that is a little nicer than your wort-stained notepad. Store, import or create as many recipes as you can and you'll still have them neatly organized by name, type, grains or abv. If you write your own recipes, it's easy to keep them together and separate from those you've scoured from the depths of the internet.

Recipe Creation couldn't be easier, in fact I never wrote recipes until I had this software. Once you've become comfortable (or adventurous) enough in your chosen field of brewing the logical step of making your own recipes will follow and BS makes it a cinch. Doing all the gravity calculations, boil times, hop schedules and calculations you could dream of for you; all you need do is imagine something tasty and input it into the interface.

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Weird Ingredients are common when exploring new types of beer, if BS doesn't have them their wide community of users may have already uploaded databases with them and if not - the option to add anything you want (as long as you at least know the sugar content - if it does indeed count as a fermentable) is available and quite user friendly. I've added ciders from multiple farms (with different gravities), pumpkin and even solid fruit.

Mobility of BS is now available as well! I'm partial to Android but the app is available for you iOS users as well. Keeping your recipes in the cloud allows for on the fly editing, recipe instructions and even timers that will sync up with your boil schedule. Grab the Lite version here (same price as Google Play Store) or the Full version here.

All in all this is a great piece of software that comes at such a low cost it's hard to pass up. Grab a copy of BeerSmith 2.0 today so you too can start brewing like a pro!




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