Help Support Aussie Homebrewer by donating using the link above.

Home Brewing App that record each brew

Discussion in 'Electronics, Hardware & Software' started by markhet, 23/4/18.

 

  1. markhet

    Member

    Joined:
    7/3/15
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Posted 23/4/18
    I'm looking for a simple app that will allow me to enter details of each brew that I make, forecast alcohol content based on fermentables/water, calculate alcohol content my og/fg, allow recording of special actions and then allow assessment of brw with comments.

    Whatever I find has much much more than this but doesn't have everything that I want.

    I would be grateful for some suggestions.
     
  2. EalingDrop

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    3/2/15
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    66
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Artarmon, Sydney
    Posted 23/4/18
    Wort, it's available on Android only though. It's as simple as it gets. Nice clean graphics. It's purpose built for phones so the UX is much nicer than some other ones where it's basically a website poorly reformatted for the phone.

    Recipes are backed up into the cloud and can be exported as a XML file.

    The dev team is fairly quick to update yeast libraries and new malts, but anything newer can be added manually.

    I've used for 4 years now. There were the odd update bugs, but the developer is very responsive. And it's free.
     
  3. Fro-Daddy

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    23/4/17
    Messages:
    65
    Likes Received:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Draftsperson
    Location:
    Brisbane, QLD
    Posted 23/4/18
    What apps have you tried so far?
    What are the special actions you wish to record?
     
  4. brewgasm

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    19/3/18
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    38
    Location:
    NSW
    Posted 23/4/18
    I just use a pdf form on my phone but I am interested to see what apps people recommend
     
  5. markhet

    Member

    Joined:
    7/3/15
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Posted 25/4/18
    I use a PV app called HomeBrewKitMaster; it only runs on WindowsNT and 32-bit. The developer hasn't supported it for over 10 years.
    I simply create a Brew and record the following:
    Ingredients added at which times of boil
    Total fermentables
    Yeast
    Volume of water
    Original Gravity
    Date brewed
    Brewing temp
    Date of second fermentation
    Other actions (I do four fermentations; the final; one being in a polypin (collapsable polythene beer sack like a wine cask)
    Final gravity
    Tasting notes
    Drinking start
    Drinking finish

    The only clever things that it did was predict alcohol volume by fermentable and water and later calculate alcohol level from original gravity and final gravity.

    I can easily build a spreadsheet to take this over, I would just prefer an app that I can run on PC and phone as I choose.

    It also displays a table of all your brews from which you select a brew to edit.

    I have attached a screenshot of the create/edit screen.

    Thanks
     

    Attached Files:

  6. HaveFun

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26/9/09
    Messages:
    117
    Likes Received:
    14
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Cheese Maker
    Location:
    Mandurah
    Posted 6/5/18
    I brew with the grainfather that's why I use the grainfather app and desktop version.

    I played around with beer smith 2 its looks nice and I really like the inventory. I payed for the app but has no use for me...

    if the grainfather app had an inventory function it will be perfect for me..

    cheers
    stefan
     
  7. Drewgong

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    11/4/17
    Messages:
    115
    Likes Received:
    57
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 6/5/18
    Mate I tried a few apps then asked a question on here similar to yours . Most apps were way to complicated for me all I wanted to know was abv ibu og fg and ability to save recipes. go to brewman.com.au when you sign up you get access to brewbuilder . I'm very happy with it
     
  8. koshari

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4/5/17
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    94
    Posted 6/5/18
    I just use a humble spreadsheet.
     
    Yuz likes this.
  9. Brett Judge

    New Member

    Joined:
    3/5/18
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Townsville
    Posted 6/5/18
    AD0AE4EF-0B3D-4887-97A4-BC0A48D14A44.png BrewTracker
     
  10. Dranny

    New Member

    Joined:
    30/12/13
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 7/5/18
    I have been using BrewMate for years. Free to download, able to create recipes and save recipes. And it is FREE!
     
  11. Barry

    To thine own self brew

    Joined:
    7/12/02
    Messages:
    1,152
    Likes Received:
    61
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 13/5/18
    Brewpal, small price.
     
    GoodDuck likes this.
  12. GoodDuck

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    4/2/13
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    10
    Gender:
    Male
    Posted 14/5/18
    I used to use Brewpal - great little app.
    I now use Brewer's Friend https://www.brewersfriend.com/
    The have an app, but I do my recipe creation (ingredient entry and calcs) on their website on my pc.
     
  13. snails07

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    5/2/14
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    7
    Posted 14/5/18
    Have a look at brewviewer.com
    It is fairly in depth and may not qualify as 'simple'.
     
    Last edited: 14/5/18
  14. fungrel

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    25/2/15
    Messages:
    552
    Likes Received:
    124
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Wench
    Location:
    Central Coast
    Posted 14/5/18
    +1.

    Can do everything you need to do with this software. Because info is stored in cloud it’s accessible from any browser.
     
  15. Schikitar

    Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    26/3/17
    Messages:
    292
    Likes Received:
    110
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Tasmania
    Posted 15/5/18
    Yeah I use BrewersFriend too, create recipes on my PC and then on brew day I open them up in Chrome on my phone and add mash temps or anything else to the notes sections. You can export recipes, generate a brewday checklist etc., I really like it. I hear the app version is rubbish though, it's really unnecessary if you have Chrome installed on your phone.
     

Share This Page