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Schumed 11-01-2012 06:57 PM

Really digging http://www.brewersfriend.com/ as my go to software for my brewing.

I love how everything is stored into the cloud and I can get to it from any device.

larrybrewer 11-02-2012 04:45 PM


Originally Posted by Schumed (Post 4550234)
Really digging http://www.brewersfriend.com/ as my go to software for my brewing.

I love how everything is stored into the cloud and I can get to it from any device.

Thanks for the praise Schumed. This is Larry from Brewer's Friend. In October, we just released Plato support, 'to the kettle' batch size, and 4 types of efficiency. In November we have a yeast calculator lined up, and we plan on supporting BeerXML.

Happy brewing!

mttfrog13 11-14-2012 06:36 PM

I'm a new brewer and I also like brewer's friend. It is a nice balance between simplicity and having flexible features for entering recipes. I haven't made the commitment to it yet and got the "paid" version but I'm seriously considering it and may make the purchase soon.

Are there any other relatively simple to use software/websites anyone would recommend? I tried a demo of brew smith but it seemed over complicated for what I wanted and I didn't want to have to bother with software updates and compatibility.

ballstorm 11-14-2012 06:38 PM

have been using brewers friend since i started brewing. it started as a recipe database for me to store the various recipes i have brewed and plan on brewing. though after playing with the software, it has showed itself to be very useful and full featured. i dont plan on using anything else. AND it keeps getting better.

hnsfeigel 11-14-2012 10:53 PM

I have been using BrewersFriend since I started as well. Full featured but still very easy to use, I highly recommend it. Also pulls up nice on my phone, which is very handy when I'm at the LHBS and can just look up the grain bill for my recipe right there.

larrybrewer 11-15-2012 04:53 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys!

We also just launched our take on a complete yeast pitch rate and starter calculator. This includes a new equation from Braukaiser on yeast starter growth.

skullface1818 12-23-2012 06:39 PM

I really enjoy the software as well. It is my go to recipe calculator, and it stores all the recipes that I spend a lot of time working on

thanks for making such a good brewing resource!

larrybrewer 12-23-2012 07:17 PM

Our pleasure. We now support BeerXML, inventory tracking, and automatic inventory deductions when you brew!

jayy42 12-23-2012 07:24 PM

Hmm, I will check it out! I'm a BeerSmith 2 user, but I always like options!

RTL 12-24-2012 03:04 AM

I've been using brewers friend for awhile and I love it. I do have a question though. Wen I add acidulated malt to a recipe it doesn't affect the estimated mash PH as much as it does in the bru n water spreadsheet. Do you use a different equation for estimating acidity? Also if the water chemistry could be viewed as part of the recipe builder it would be easier to see how changes affect the mash chemistry. Right now I click brew to get to the water chemistry tab then if I want to change the grain bill (i.e. add acidulated malt) I have to edit the recipe, then it's no longer tied to that brew session and salt additions have to be redone. This is a minor inconvenience but any help you can provide will be appreciated, and thank you for the wonderful brewing tool. A friend of mine tried to convince me to switch to beer smith and he ended up switching to brewers friend after we did comparisons.

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