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    Beersmith vs Brewers Friend


    Hi everyone.

    Happy Friday!

    I have noticed that most of you use Beersmith. I use Brewer's Friend and I was wondering what the major differences are between the two. Would it be better for me to use Beersmith instead?

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    Hi Johan,

    I can't speak to either of those, but I use brewfather and grainfather. I like both, even after the horrendous update from GF. Do some research on a comparison for brewfather(paid) and beersmith perhaps?

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    Hi Johan,

    I can't speak to either of those, but I use brewfather and grainfather. I like both, even after the horrendous update from GF. Do some research on a comparison for brewfather(paid) and beersmith perhaps?
    I will look into it thanks. I was just wondering, because a lot of the recipes shared here are from Beersmith and I can't open them.

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    The free https://brew.grainfather.com will import xml, Do try https://brewfather.app - no uploads on the free version

    GF has heaps of recipes on there, you can create your own equipment profile - so dont need a grainfather. From an app perspective brewfather is a bit more advanced, has an inventory option and, water calcs etc.

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    That's great. Thank you very much.

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    I used to use a free app called Worts. But when taking the recipe and inputting it in my friend beersmith it had wildly different results. So for simplicity I just followed like a sheep to beersmith. It's not real user friendly in the beginning but I ended up liking it and all the recipes, profiles and calculators on there

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    Quote Originally Posted by groenspookasem View Post
    The free https://brew.grainfather.com will import xml, Do try https://brewfather.app - no uploads on the free version

    GF has heaps of recipes on there, you can create your own equipment profile - so dont need a grainfather. From an app perspective brewfather is a bit more advanced, has an inventory option and, water calcs etc.
    I had a look at Brewfather. I like! Thanks groenspookasem.

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    Anytime, it's pretty hard to find fault with brewfather. I like it quite a lot too. Everything is well laid out and efficient, great integration with many different hydrometers, smartpid etc. I wish it could speak to the GF, then life would be great!

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    I'm considering using something else because Beersmith 3 is crap. I've now reverted to version 2.

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    I actually used the Brewfather app suggested by Groenspookasem over the weekend. It really is pretty good. It even links up to Tilt hydrometers and all that sort, if you are into that sort of thing (which I'm not).

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