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Postby alms66 » Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:50 pm

For Windows or other OS.

The program is QBrew. Check it out:

http://www.usermode.org/code.html
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Postby alms66 » Tue Jul 07, 2009 2:16 pm

Ok, I've played with it quite a bit now and it's missing some features from Beersmith. It's good for basic formulation though (getting the grain bill right and hops right), and considering it's the only tool I could find that would work on Linux (beersmith and promash don't), I think I'll be switching to this thing along with my switch of Operating Systems. Best of all, it's free and open-source, so if I ever find the time, I can add all those missing features in if someone else doesn't beat me to it. 8)
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Postby aleguy » Tue Jul 07, 2009 3:05 pm

Sounds good. I use a Mac, so I do all my number crunching by hand using Ray Daniels' charts and formulae from "Designing Great Beers."
There don't seem to be any programs that will run on my system.
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Postby alms66 » Wed Jul 08, 2009 7:42 pm

I finally got around to testing this thing head-to-head vs beer smith and my findings are that it calculates everything the same except for IBU's. If you use the default calculations, your IBU's shown will be higher than that of beer smith, but if you go under options and set the "Use Tinseth bitterness calculation" checkbox, you end up with IBU's shown slightly under what beer smith shows (beersmith by default uses Tinseth).
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Postby Mob_Barley » Thu Jul 09, 2009 8:21 am

http://www.kentplacesoftware.com/produc ... chemy.html

Check out this software, written for the MAC only.
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