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What is your favorite brewing apps and why?

I typed brewing into the play store on my cell to see what apps were out there and it turns out there are a lot!

What apps do you guys use and why do you like them?

I did find a pretty fun game called “fiz” along the way that was pretty fun about brewing but I beat it pretty quick and have since lost interest.

I would like to find an app that has timers and notes and beer profiles, you know… all the good stuff.

Since Pro-Mash is no longer getting up dated I’ve bought BeerSmith it has an app that has all the things you are looking for. Then on second thought it may not be what your looking for it’s not a game app.

Not so much looking for a game, just thought it was a good time waster for when I’m not brewing.

I’ll check out Beersmith per your recommendation, but if it sucks I’ll hunt you down!

I’ve used the Beersmith desktop app for a couple years and highly recommend it. If you’re looking for a mobile/tablet app, Beersmith has you covered here as well. The mobile app is still quite new and I think the functionality needs to be built out further, but I’ve found it to be pretty stable. There is a Beersmith cloud storage solution that you can use to access recipes from any of your devices, although the free account limits the number of stored recipes. So you can build a recipe on your desktop and tweak it on a mobile device, or vice versa.

Brunwater for my water calculations and Beersmith for most everything else.
Also have this bookmark saved to my phone to use right after mashing/lautering and before boiling.

http://onebeer.net/boilcalc.shtml

Edit: Brunwater and Beersmith are desktop programs, I have the mobile Beersmith but don’t use it much.

[quote=“sammysam”]Not so much looking for a game, just thought it was a good time waster for when I’m not brewing.

I’ll check out Beersmith per your recommendation, but if it sucks I’ll hunt you down![/quote]

You won’t have much trouble finding me I’m 6’4" and weigh 270 lbs :lol:

[quote=“sammysam”]
I’ll check out Beersmith per your recommendation, but if it sucks I’ll hunt you down![/quote]
An odd response from a man holding an axe :?:

I like BrewAide
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.BrewBuddy&hl=en
on my Android phone and BeerSmith on my desktop. I do all my design on my desktop and then copy the recipes over to the phone. BrewAide can use Dropbox to access your recipes,too. I like BeerSmith, but his apps are priced too high IMHO.

Beersmith for recipe formulation.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitc ... alculator/ for calculating my starters. http://onebeer.net/batchspargecalc.shtml to double check my hand calculations on strike and sparge water additions to get 50/50 runnings. http://cyber-byte.com/brewheads/strike.php for strike temp. http://onebeer.net/boilcalc.shtml for preboil gravity and postboil OG.

[quote=“Trapae”]Beersmith for recipe formulation.

http://www.brewersfriend.com/yeast-pitc ... alculator/ for calculating my starters. http://onebeer.net/batchspargecalc.shtml to double check my hand calculations on strike and sparge water additions to get 50/50 runnings. http://cyber-byte.com/brewheads/strike.php for strike temp. http://onebeer.net/boilcalc.shtml for preboil gravity and postboil OG.[/quote]

I’m curious why you use five different apps? Beersmith does all of the above and more quite accurately–and they’re all integrated into the recipe design component of the app.

For batch sparging I can’t figure out how beersmith works for the calculations I’ve mentioned, maybe I just have to play with it more.

I seem to be in the minority on this, but my favorite is BrewToad. Does it do everything BeerSmith does? No. But for me, it’s much more intuitive and better suits my needs. And oh yeah, it’s free.

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