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Beersmith v2.0 pre-order sale.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 9:03 am
by yeastmeister
For those of you that use BeerSmith, they have a pre-order sale going on. Its going to be available for PC and MAC for the first time. He is targeting a release before the AHA National Homebrew Contest, which means sometime in mid June.

If you already have BeerSmith, you can get the 2.0 upgrade for $16.95. If you don't own it, and purchase it now, you get both the current version and the next for $23.95. Prices go up after its officially released.

I'm a big fan of BeerSmith, use it for every recipe. And the new features look awesome.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 10:01 pm
by ericlandry
Done. Thanks.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 8:19 am
by alms66
Thanks, I got mine yesterday as well...

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:39 pm
by yeastmeister
Its available for download now!

PostPosted: Fri Jun 24, 2011 6:46 pm
by jimmiec
As well as the normal 21 day free trial.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 1:47 pm
by alms66
downloading now. I hope it works better under wine on my Ubuntu OS...
The old version is rather buggy.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:16 pm
by alms66
Even better now, refuses to run at all!

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 7:00 pm
by Imakewort
i am going to order the mac version even though i an not do any brewing at the moment, but at least can work on some recipes and water profiles.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 25, 2011 9:35 pm
by jimmiec
but what can you run with bash shell? I have to use cygwin. However alms may be you just have to wait for wine to be updated now.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2011 5:09 pm
by alms66
jimmiec wrote:but what can you run with bash shell? I have to use cygwin. However alms may be you just have to wait for wine to be updated now.

Yeah, I probably could update to the latest wine to see if that helps, but will have to wait until later, I'm booked for the next 24 hours.

And I hate how this beersmith refuses to put out a Linux version. I mean, don't be hatin' on Linux man. 90% of the world's electronics run on what OS? Linux. You use it ever day, but you probably just never knew it. 85% of the world's servers run on what OS? Linux. Embrace the future, resistance to Linux is futile. :lol:

PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:39 pm
by yeastmeister
Your posts have been edited. No profanity guys. This is an educational resource, indexed by google.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2011 1:41 pm
by alms66
Just in case there's anyone else out there wanting to run Beersmith 2.0 on Ubuntu, you need to install wine, then the Microsoft C++ 2008 redistributable that Beersmith relies upon, then Beersmith 2. I haven't played with it much yet, but it still seems just as buggy as 1.4 was.

PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:56 am
by lhardin02
I have 2.0 on my Mac and I haven't had any problems yet. I'm loving it!!! :P

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:47 am
by GuitarLord5000
I've been using v1.4 for a good while now, and I like it quite a bit. I was on the fence about getting BS2, but I went ahead and bought it anyway because I figured that 1.4 is now going to be essentially obsolete with no more updates. I've been playing with the program for a couple days now. What do you guys think about it?
Honestly, at this point, I'm very much less than thrilled. It seems to me like BS2 is essentially the same program, with a small handful of 'updates', with a sleeker looking yet more bug ridden interface. About the only thing that I have to say really good about is so far is that it now has Mac support, which didn't really affect me before anyway.
So far I've lost a recipe that I was building (I pressed the OK button. It was there for a few seconds. Then GONE) and a few items that I added to the Miscellaneous list. Just gone. Disappeared into the ether. Also, there's an issue with the strike water code if, like me, you prefer to add a specific volume of water to the mash tun, and not go by the liquor to grist ratio.
As of now, BS2 looks like a bunch of BS to me. <--small joke

PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:48 am
by alms66
Personally, I like it, though I've only had a little "play" time with it. I like having the tabbed interface to have several recipes open at once for editing for example. I do have some bug issues, but that's probably more to do with me running it on Ubuntu through Wine (windows emulator, of sorts) than to do with the program itself. Still v2 is less buggy than v1.4 was now that I have the C++ 2008 package installed and it actually runs.

Overall, I think it's a solid update though. I understand it was built from scratch again, which is why it was sold "from scratch" again, but I also feel your pain that it's more or less just a minor update to the existing program. So, to anyone out there strapped for cash, if you have v1.4, don't feel the need to rush to update to v2.