BeerSmith is intended to help you brew your own beer. In this respect, the application works as a platform on which you can make calculations, define ingredients, list required equipment and even share recipes with other brewers. Unfortunately, and mainly due to the fact that brewing is not so easy, BeerSmith is not one of those apps you can use from the start without reading the help documentation available.
The application has a nicely designed interface. However, you should be aware that there are a lot of hidden features, for which you will have to dig a little. In this respect, there is a left panel that allows you to browse through your recipes as well as open different tools contained in the package. Luckily, tabs are supported, which lets you work on different things simultaneously.
It is good that practically everything you need for successful brewing has been included in BeerSmith. In this regard, you can have a list of the required ingredients and equipment, which includes keeping an inventory and a shopping list. Likewise, you can calculate the costs of the recipe by referring to the price of the ingredients. Not only that, but you can also adjust measurement units to the type of equipment you own.
There are special tools to perform calculations related to the main ingredients, such as yeast, hop, grain and water. Moreover, you can use the built-in fermentation profiles or create your own. In this respect, the tool is very comprehensive, as it seems no calculation was neglected. more