Brewers Friend – Homebrew Recipe Builder & Calc. at App Store analyse

App power index: 2386 (based on ranks around App Stores today)
Lifestyle Entertainment Food & Drink
Developer: Brewer's Friend
Price: 0 free
Current version: 1.9.8, last update: 1 year ago
First release : 15 Feb 2013
App size: 3.71 Mb
4.2 ( 4272 ratings )
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~ $ 21.47k
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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 Brewers Friend cloud solution (the application works by itself stand alone, but the sync requires a premium account at the site).

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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 Brewers Friend cloud is supported (requires premium account).

Version 1.3:
- Brew session sync with the Brewers 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
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Available in countries
Country Price
Canada 6.99 CAD
China 30 CNY
France 5.49 EUR
Germany 5.49 EUR
Italy 5.49 EUR
Netherlands 5.49 EUR
Portugal 5.49 EUR
Spain 5.49 EUR
Poland 5.49 EUR
UK 4.99 GBP
India 399 INR
Japan 600 JPY
Poland 23.99 PLN
Russia 379 RUB
Turkey 22.99 TRY
USA 4.99 USD
Korea, Republic Of 5.49 USD
Ukraine 4.99 USD
Available for devices
iPhone3GS, iPadWifi, iPad3G, iPhone4, iPodTouchThirdGen, iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74, iPhone8, iPhone8Plus, iPhoneX,

Latest version Brewers Friend – Homebrew Recipe Builder & Calc.: 1.9.8

Thanks for using Brewers Friend! To improve the app (and our beer) we routinely release small bug fixes and improvements.

In this version:
- Fixed Style synchronization so stored recipes, recipes synced from the cloud, and new recipes will map to the correct styles
- Fixes to occasional crashes when selecting styles

Apps Changes History:
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.9.7 ☛ 1.9.8
  • 1 year ago: New App Version 1.9.6 ☛ 1.9.7
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 1.9.5 ☛ 1.9.6
  • New App Version 6.99 -> 0
  • 2 years ago: New App Version 1.9.4 ☛ 1.9.5
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Great app

Fantastic and Robust

A really great app that helps you to create your own great beer recipes and helps out on brew day keeping everything straight. Very intuitive design and easy to use. Only thing I wish it did was give you the options to print your recipe or post it online to a social media outlet. You can link to their website but their website is a paid user subscription based page.

Excellent brewing app

This is my go to app for doing homebrew recipes and planning brew sessions. I recommend this app to all of my homebrewer friends. Highly recommended

Excellent app ~ does what I need it to do.

Excellent app ~ does what I need it to do.

Needs a beeper

The app is great but it needs to have alarm sounds for the timers.

Weak UI; cost is BS

The fact that this wont sync unless you shell out an additional $15 per year is a rip off. Additionally, the UI is at least 4 generations old. This is a glorified WebKit app for $5. Its not worth it, just use your free account and a laptop. I like the features of this app, but it shouldnt cost over $1.99. I would not have bought it had I known.


SG calcs are pretty good. I love the ability to calc IBU for your recipe. And it will tell you how close your recipe specs match against styles along with estimated alcohol levels. The cost is negligible compared to brewing a 5 gal batch of beer.

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