Brewer's Friend – Homebrew Recipe Builder & Calc.

Brewer's Friend – Homebrew Recipe Builder & Calc.

By Brewer's Friend

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2013-02-16
  • Current Version: 1.9.8
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 3.71 MB
  • Developer: Brewer's Friend
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4
From 130 Ratings


Brewing with total confidence. The details make the difference between an average batch of home brew and a truly excellent brew that is repeatable. This app is a beer recipe calculator, brew session tracker, and brew log - all on your iPhone. This application is capable of syncing with the Brewer's Friend cloud solution (the application works by itself stand alone, but the sync requires a premium account at the site). This application is ad free. Main feature list for version 1.0: * Complete recipe designer with pre-populated list of grains, hops, and yeast. Ability to add your own custom grains. * Fully supports metric units! * Work in Specific Gravity or Plato. * OG/FG/IBU/SRM, yeast attenuation automatically calculated. * Supports All Grain, Extract, Partial Mash, BIAB. * Tells if recipe matches style. * Pick the equations and units you prefer. * No Chill – Extended Hop Boil Time Supported. * Target 'to the fermentor' or 'to the kettle' batch sizes. * Journal for tracking events like gravity readings, volume collected, dates, and tasting notes. * Tracks what phase the brew is in. Version 1.1: - Adds a brew timer feature. Version 1.2: - Recipe sync with the Brewer's Friend cloud is supported (requires premium account). Version 1.3: - Brew session sync with the Brewer's Friend cloud is supported (requires premium account). Version 1.4: - User interface updates, sorting of recipes and brew sessions, performance improvements. Version 1.5: - Adds support for: hop stands (whirlpool and hopback hop uses), recipe CO2 level field, milliliters as unit in other ingredients section. Improves recipe listing view (shows snapshot indicator, index added). Version 1.6: - Adds stand alone calculators. Version 1.7: - 70 + yeasts added. Brands include: East Coast Yeast, Mangrove Jack, Real Brewers, Siebel Institute, and Brewferm. Make sure to upgrade now if you plan to use these and sync with the cloud. (Sync requires premium account.) - Adds stand alone calculators: Brix/Plato to SG Calculator and Dilution / Boiloff Calculator. - Support for batch target 'kettle' mode added for Extract and Partial Mash recipes. Version 1.8: - Cloud sync improvements. Version 1.9: - BJCP 2015 Guidelines added and fixed syncing of styles with cloud - Updates to ingredient database - Visual fixes to scrolling and stability in various places



  • Great, now just a few more features!

    By rae250
    I rely on this app every time I do a brew day. Incredibly handy to make modifications at my LHBS as I change my mind or based on the availability of ingredients. A couple things I wish would be updated: 1) The text fields scroll out of view when the keyboard pops up and it can be difficult to work with. 2) I wish I could turn on auto-syncing. I can’t tell you the number of times I made an update only to overwrite it later by accident from the web UI. 3) ingredient search.
  • Great tool

    By Loyno grad student
    Easy to use. The perfect tool to start building your own homebrew recipes. The calculators and brew day interactive feature are big helps, too.
  • Ok

    By smity51
    App is a good tool. The calculators are handy and I can do with out being able to sync (You need a premium subscription for that) . I would like to see an update that includes a recipe card that would put the whole recipe on one page and a display diastatic power like on the website.
  • Best Brewing App

    By paulkoob
    I always use this brewing app, and I love it. The calculators are helpful. The recipes and checklist are easy to follow on brew day. The records are easy to reference for future batches. Great results! Highly recommended!
  • It helps me with everything

    By smkid
    From IPA's to Kolchs. I like it.
  • Ok companion to the website

    By SwampThingTom
    Its nice having a native iPhone app to easily view recipes and calculators from the website. However, the UI feels dated and could use an update. I also think that it should be free to try and use without the website. Syncing with the website could easily be an in-app purchase.
  • Morons hate.

    By yuyusoangwy
    This app and its web site counterpart are one of the most up to date brewers apps. If it doesn't work for you, you shouldn't be make my beer it is that simple. Great app much respect to the design team.
  • Brewer friend.

    By Dustin S. Reed
    It is a great app. Great to save recipes and brew sessions. I use it all the time on my phone. I also have it on my laptop.
  • Don't bother, if you aren't a premium user

    By bassman314
    Wish I had known I had to have a premium account to sync with the app. I don't mind paying money for an app I'll use. I also wish I could get my money back.
  • Stagnant

    By CSPalmisano
    Does less than half of what you can do through the Brewer's Friend site. Desperately needs updating