Quantcast

what apps do you use?

Aussie Home Brewer

Help Support Aussie Home Brewer:

Yob

Hop to it
Joined
14/11/09
Messages
15,036
Reaction score
6,410
Location
Ringwood, Melbourne
I downloaded beercalc for the phone, which TBH is mostly what I use round the brewery(phone). The app is free and has 5 timers which I can set for either step mashing or the hop schedule.. It ain't fancy but I like it, I've tried many of the others out there and rekon this one suits my process down to the ground.. God knows how many timers I've tried over the last year...
 

Diesel80

Well-Known Member
Joined
4/8/11
Messages
790
Reaction score
154
Location
Perth, WA
I use an App to work out how many litres are in my pot with a ruler.
I think it is a tank volume calculator.

Other than that I use brewmate on a laptop to do the rest.

Cheers,
D80
 

Goldenchild

Well-Known Member
Joined
18/5/11
Messages
247
Reaction score
27
I use 'BrewMath' every brewday. Best 99c ive ever spent.
 

joshF

Well-Known Member
Joined
28/10/12
Messages
310
Reaction score
48
I use the beersmith lite app on my iphone. It's a watered down version of the proper beersmith but has all the useful tools, conversions and calculators at your fingertips.

If you use the Cloud option for copying your recipes etc it's handy having all the water temps, mash & boil timers etc with you instead of on the computer. Think it was about $5 for the app but i've spent more on a beer so well worth it in my opinion.

Cheers,
Josh
 

Bribie G

Adjunct Professor
Joined
9/6/08
Messages
19,838
Reaction score
4,393
I use the Aldi app which lets me know when good stuff is coming up on special.
 

slash22000

Stereotypical Lupulin Addict
Joined
2/7/12
Messages
887
Reaction score
231
I use Brewmate, it's free, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing a lot of different hops/grains. People talk about Beersmith but I think you need some kind of NASA engineering degree to use that program.
 

Yob

Hop to it
Joined
14/11/09
Messages
15,036
Reaction score
6,410
Location
Ringwood, Melbourne
;)

I dont need fancy ($) apps or calcs for water temps, I use a herms and all of my temps are controlled.. I use Brewmate to formulate recipies (remids me to use the donate button again) and essentially wing it from there, my eff. is pretty stable and I usually get to within a point or 2 of expected... usually over by those points or two if anything.. what Ive always needed is a good timer..

a timer with 5 slots is ideal for my AIPA / APA obsession and good for anything else I tend to want to brew..

different strokes for different folks and one mans aldi timer is another mans black and decker B)
 

TSMill

Well-Known Member
Joined
22/6/05
Messages
427
Reaction score
294
Brewzor mainly for the refractometer conversion feature, and brew timer for the, er...timer.
 

Batz

Batz Brewery...Hand crafted beers from the 'Batcav
Joined
8/8/03
Messages
12,728
Reaction score
1,415
I like Royal Gala the best. :p
 

Truman42

Well-Known Member
Joined
31/7/11
Messages
3,966
Reaction score
605
Yob said:
I downloaded beercalc for the phone, which TBH is mostly what I use round the brewery(phone). The app is free and has 5 timers which I can set for either step mashing or the hop schedule.. It ain't fancy but I like it, I've tried many of the others out there and rekon this one suits my process down to the ground.. God knows how many timers I've tried over the last year...
Yob is this beercalc for the Iphone or Android? I couldn't find it for IOS? I use brewcalc for its refractometer conversion but could do with something that has timers. I use brewmate but it doesnt have stepped mash timers so currently have to keep resetting the phones timer.
 

barls

causer of chaos and mayhem
Joined
30/1/05
Messages
6,167
Reaction score
784
I normally use brew timer for my timer as it lets you put in what ever steps you want
 

simplefisherman

Well-Known Member
Joined
8/5/12
Messages
112
Reaction score
23
BrewR for making up recipes etc, Homebrew Calculator for strike temps. Both free downloads and pretty basic, but so is my brewing... HB Calc has a mash/ boil timer but found it a pita to use so get old school with pencil & paper and use the timer on my phone. Haven't tried the boil timer since app upgrade so may work better now.
 

WarmBeer

Unhappy camper
Joined
17/4/08
Messages
2,937
Reaction score
412
Location
Bentleigh, Vic
Diesel80 said:
I use an App to work out how many litres are in my pot with a ruler.
I think it is a tank volume calculator.

Other than that I use brewmate on a laptop to do the rest.

Cheers,
D80
Dude, V=(pi)r2h
 

beerbog

Beer Bog
Joined
14/9/07
Messages
566
Reaction score
23
Beer Alchemy for both the iphone and the mac. Work fine. :kooi:
 

Phoney

Well-Known Member
Joined
29/12/08
Messages
2,187
Reaction score
234
Location
Sydney, Innerwestside
Here I am wondering what ever happened to Promash (a few years ago it was either BS or PM)

*Checked the website*

For Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, Win 2000 and Win XP
(compatible with Mac using Virtual PC, and Linux using Wine)

-------

ProMash is a registered trademark of The Sausalito Brewing Co.
All material on this website is Copyright © 1998 - 2009 by The Sausalito Brewing Co.
Seems like the developers had given up at least 5 years ago. :huh:
 

warra48

I've drunk all my homebrew and I'm still worried.
Joined
16/7/07
Messages
3,297
Reaction score
663
Location
Corlette NSW
I use my brain.
Better than any ap on fancy piece of electronic equipment.
I can't use aps on my mobile, haven't changed it in 5 years.

I do use BeerSmith2 for recipe design and keeping records.
 

bum

Not entitled to an opinion
Joined
19/2/09
Messages
11,585
Reaction score
909
warra48 said:
I use my brain.

I do use BeerSmith2 for recipe design and keeping records.
So, what is it the brain does? Reads stuff the eyes see on brewday? BS2 is still doing your calculations.

Brain is taking a lil' well deserved vacay, yo.
 

Amber Fluid

Beer Snob
Joined
3/1/11
Messages
1,379
Reaction score
49
slash22000 said:
I use Brewmate, it's free, but it hasn't been updated in a while and is missing a lot of different hops/grains. People talk about Beersmith but I think you need some kind of NASA engineering degree to use that program.
I also use Brewmate and you can update the grains and hops yourself if need be.

Too many people just want things done for them. I don't see a need for updates if it is only to include additional ingredients myself.
 

hsb

Worth waiting for
Joined
6/7/10
Messages
1,100
Reaction score
49
warra48 said:
<snip>
I do use BeerSmith2 for recipe design and keeping records.
Same here. Had a cursory look a few brewing apps and really didn't see any benefits. Once I have my recipe, I have my target numbers, then I just work out my additions and use a clock as a timer.
I do like iTunes or Plex to listen/watch something on the iPad if I'm on my lonesome, but have been known to dig out a book.
I never touch a drop until it's all packed away though, can't handle beer and brewing. :ph34r:

The apps I did look at where all thoroughly underwhelming but ymmv
 

benno1973

Beer Idiot
Joined
10/8/06
Messages
1,729
Reaction score
112
Anyone know of a beer calc app for WM6? I have an old HTC HD2 running WM6.5, which I know is out of date (and I know I can change that to WP7 or even Android, but there's not really any need). I really need something simple to do calculations on the fly, like brix to SG, SG temp corrections, hop IBU contributions, that sort of thing.
 

Latest posts

Top