SUDS - Home Brewing Software
The Classic version of SUDS offering an all in one database for all of your brewing ingredients, recipes and batches. Runs on all versions of Windows.
Updated for Windows7!
All the features of SUDS 6 on a spreadsheet. Runs on Windows, OS X and Linux!
Frequently asked questions on SUDS 6 for Windows.
Frequently asked questions on SUDS Spreadsheet edition for Windows, OS X or Linux.
How do I get SUDS to run in Windows 7?
When installing SUDS on Windows 7, make sure you are using an Administrator account with privileges to install into the C:\Program Files directory. The latest install program should work but if you run into problems, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may need to right-click on the install program and select Run As Administrator.
How do I get SUDS to run in Windows Vista?
SUDS uses the Borland Database Engine which has some challenges with Vista! When installing SUDS on Vista, make sure you are using an Administrator account with privileges to install into the C:\Program Files directory. The latest install program should work but if you run into problems, please see this site for help.
What do I get for registering SUDS for Windows?
Besides a warm glowing feeling, you get a license key that will eliminate the "nag screen" that appears at SUDS Startup. Other than that, the downloaded version is fully functional. No limited trials and no limits on recipes and/or batches
Speaking of Recipes and Batches, what is the difference?
This is a popular question! Recipes are basically 'templates' from which you create Batches within SUDS. A recipe is what you plan on brewing, a Batch is what actually happens! Batches are created from recipes and initially duplicate all of the recipe details. You then enter any deviations or alterations to the recipe in the batch (for example, Hop AA% values are continually varying). The Batch allows for entry of actual OG and TG readings. Recipes do not. Batches update your inventory if this feature is active. Recipes do not.
This allows you to create a basic recipe for your favorite brew and then try numerous deviations as batches underneath the recipe. In SUDS batches appear 'beneath' the recipe that they are created from in the SUDS Explorer window.
How do I make SUDS use a different location for my data files?
Suds uses Borland's IDAPI database engine for its files. If you move the location of your data files (which are by default in \Program Files\Suds\data), you have to update the database engine to tell where the new location is. To do this, use the following steps:
1. Run the BDE Administrator found in your Control Panel.
2. In the tabs at the left of the screen, select the Databases tabstop.
3. Select the Option SUDS2.
4. Change the Path property to the new location of the datafile.
How so I share files with other SUDS users?
The easiest way to share recipes with other SUDS users is to use the Export option from the file menu. This will create an XML file that you can easily share. Other SUDS users can import the XML file into their database.
How do I share files with non-SUDS users?
To share with non-SUDS users or to email your recipes, you may want to simply use text format. In SUDS, select the print option which will bring up the print-preview for the recipe. Select the save icon (looks like a diskette - how quaint and old-fashioned!) and select TXT format. This will save out your recipe in a simple text file.