By David Parker
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
Brew Pal provides the all-grain or extract home brewer easy access to the most used calculations and statistics in an attractive, easy-to-use package.
- Grains and Extract
Enter your grain bill by selecting from predefined grains and quickly estimate your SRM (color), original and final gravities, as well as alcohol % given your efficiency and yeast attenuation.
Enter your hop additions by selecting from predefined hops and quickly estimate your IBU (bitterness). Supports dry hopping.
- Miscellaneous Additions
Enter flavorings and finings by selecting from a predefined list. Supports boil and fermenter additions.
Pick your yeast from a predefined list and set your pitching rate.
- Mash and Sparge
Calculate the amount and temperature of strike and sparge water you will need to hit specific temperatures. Supports calculations of multiple infusions or decoctions.
- Gravity calculator
Using either a hydrometer or refractometer, and correct for alcohol content.
- Styles comparison
Compare your recipe with BJCP style guidelines. Brew Pal can show you only the styles that closely match your recipe, or present a complete list of BJCP styles.
- Color and flavor charts
Compare your beer with SRM color swatches or spin the flavor wheel to narrow in on that taste or smell.
Save your current recipe on your device... Load saved recipes from your device... E-mail any saved recipe to yourself... Import from iTunes or URL
Carry your mash, boil and fermentation timers with you. Get audible and vibrating reminders of important steps, and view your fermentation calendar on the go.
Change your settings in a single tab.
Enter as much information as you have about your brew; estimates and averages are provided to fill in the blanks. Brew Pal remembers what you have entered so if your session is interrupted by a telemarketer's call, don't worry--your data is safe.
What's New in Version 3.4.1
- iCloud sync fixes
- Adjunct grains taken into account for mash calculations
- Tutorial on startup
- Gravity input bug fix
- Minor bug fixes
All that I brew with
I've used Brew Pal for over a year, and now it's all that I brew with. I've used many other brew computers, but for the money, this is the best deal with the best performance. And, I can use it anywhere! The "Brew Now!" function is perfect no matter how many boil hop additions, adjunct additions, or dry hop additions you have. The fact that Brew Pal follows and times your beer from mash to bottling is the best part. New ingredients are added all the time, and the predictions are very accurate... once you get it tuned to your brew house. I use the style guide to tweak my recipes to fit styles perfectly, no matter how adventurous my recipe is. If you create your own recipes, you will not regret this app. If you brew from kits or print recipes this app will keep you perfectly on track. I've read many of the other reviews, and I've never had any of the issues people are complaining about. I've found that 99% of bad reviews in the App Store are because of user error or poor phone maintenance (you can't run your apps properly with 98%+ of your memory full, people). Gotta go - the Brew Pal alarm just told me I have a hop addition.
Love the app but worried about support
I love this app, and after trying many others, it's the only one I brew with. It's intuitive, and has a great user interface and timers. I'm worried about support though. There has not been an update in a long time. A while back, there was an update that caused many users to loose their recipes, me included. However, it was not clear to me if it was a problem with BrewPal, or with iCloud. I figured, that's what I get for expecting iCloud to be backup and disaster recovery, which Apple will tell you it is not. So now I back up my recipes elsewhere, even though there has not been a problem with iCloud since then. David, the developer, is probably a regular guy with a job and family, and created BrewPal out of enjoyment. With all the flack about lost recipes, he may have lost the enjoyment. David, if you're reading this, I still dig the app, and hope you have time and interest to continue! If I see an update come through, I'll gladly donate. Thanks!
I lost ALL my recipes
UPDATE! I figured out a way to get all my recipes back, it included the use of iCloud. If you didn't have back up prior to losing information then I'm not sure if it will work.
First I deleted the app, downloaded the app again and then uploaded from iCloud. I left the app open for about 5-10 minutes without messing around with it and all the info I lost came back. Would've been 5 stars if it weren't for the hassle.
I've been using this app for several years adding all my recipes as I brew. It's been a great tool until the past few updates. All the names of my brews are there but none of the ingredients. Used to love this app, now it upsets me. Luckily I have most written on paper
- Category: Food & Drink
- Updated: Jun 23, 2015
- Version: 3.4.1
- Size: 11.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: David Parker
- © DJP Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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