Do you want to create great beer recipes on the go? BeerSmith 3, the world's top selling home brewing software, comes to iPhone/iPad. BeerSmith Mobile gives you all the tools to design, edit and brew your best beer from your phone or tablet. BeerSmith mobile is tightly integrated with our recipe cloud service and desktop BeerSmith program making it easy to create recipes from your desktop computer or phone and share them transparently. Save a recipe on your desktop cloud folder and open it on your phone. In addition our BeerSmithRecipes search function puts thousands of new recipes at your fingertips. An integrated brew day timer with step by step instructions, brewing calculators and tools for converting units rounds out this great app! The ultimate app for BeerSmith users - create a recipe at your desktop cloud folder, walk our the door and edit the recipe from your phone or tablet! Features: - BJCP 2015 Beer Style Guide included, plus mead, wine, cider guide - Ability to fully edit recipe and brew session data - Editing of ingredients including hops, grains, misc, water, and yeast - Full edit of profiles including equipment, mash profiles, aging and carbonation - Functions to scale a recipe by equipment, alter color, original gravity or bitterness - Ability to save profiles or ingredients from an existing recipe to your phone database - Search, view and select from thousands of recipes on BeerSmithRecipes.com - Brewday timer for steep, mash and boil with notifications and alarms - Ability to store recipes you find locally or to your cloud account - Full integration with the desktop version of BeerSmith via your cloud folder - Any recipe you move to your desktop cloud folder can be used in the app! - Full beer style guide in app for reference - Seven calculators including: hydrometer adjust, infusions, alcohol/attenuation, mash adjust, weight/volume, refractometer and carbonation - Five unit converters: temperature, gravity, weight, volume, pressure What's New: Version 3 of BeerSmith adds: - Support for mead, wine and cider recipes (as well as beer) - Local and cloud based recipe folders for managing your recipes - Water profile and mash pH tools integrated with the recipe for beer brewing - Updated ingredients, profiles and style databases including hundreds of new ingredients Build 3.0.10 Adds: - Added new provisional BJCP beers styles to style guide - Corrected issues with adding juices to some recipes - Corrected wrong units on some fields in session page - Corrected issues with some recipes being downloaded from cloud correctly - Corrected issue with brewday timer not displaying correctly on some recipes - Corrected issue with not being able to edit yeast tolerance for yeast items
This is basically a stand alone app. What I wanted (and thought this would be) was an app that syncs with the computer version through the cloud. NOPE! There is no easy way to sync anything. You need to create your recipes and save it on your computer. Then copy that into the cloud. Then go to your phone, find your recipe in the cloud, and then copy the same recipe onto your phone for offline access. Now you have the same recipe 3 times. Once in the cloud, and once locally on each device. If you are offline, and make a change, you have to manually synchronize the other 2 recipes. You must manually transfer over your customers equipment profiles, custom ingredients, fermentation profiles etc. Do you have customs grain absorption for BIAB? You’ll have to set all that up manually again. Nothing is automated. It’s pretty poor. What this app should do is allow you to CONNECT all your devices through one account. Then any device that has the app (mobile or desktop) will automatically sync all the recipes, profiles, styles etc. Then, when a change is made, even offline, it syncs across all the devices once a connection is made. You know. The way it works for virtually every app. Make. I mistake. This app is fine on its own. The desktop version is better. But as a “compliment” to the desktop, this falls woefully short!
How do you create a recipe?
This app doesn’t allow you to generate or create a new recipe.
About four years (about 4 brews a year) of recipes lost. The recipe shells are still there even, taunting me. But BeerSmith apparently updated at some point and removed all the ingredients I spent so much time tweaking after brews. Now I’m just sad.
It's a great tool for brew day...that's probably about it in its current state. I had a folder filled with recipes that just vanished. All I did was hit the back button to go to the previous folder and it disappeared. Probably about 10-15 recipes just vanished. So I Madea new folder and started adding to it...same thing happened. Until this is fixed I'll be using Brewers Friend. So disappointing.
I use this app for every brew. The trick is to set up your profile/and equipment first. Recently switched from “pot and cooler” brewing to a Robobrew set up. The change over was easy on the app. I find BeerSmith to be a useful tool-
Overall it’s a pretty handy app to compliment Beersmiths3 desktop app. After reading the help section I found out how to transfer equipment profiles in special ingredients to the app. The one thing I would love for them to add is inventory, and shopping list cloud integration. That would be fantastic for when one goes to the brew shop.
Nice when it works, but pretty frustrated lost everything. Update: this is still an issue. Lost all recipes and brewing data again as of 10/15/18.
First let me say I was stoked to find this app to managed my brews from a tablet. I've seen Brewsmith referenced in numerous forums and had great expectations. So how disappointed was I when I paid my money and download it, VERY. First, the general design and layout is not very intuitive. The human factors aspect is rather poor, and with very little work it could be greatly improved. I feel not much effort was made in its design. It really needs a complete rethink. Setting this aside, the biggest bugaboo is with the water analysis feature. It is borderline useless, and in fact so bad I was forced to use a different program, defeating the object of getting this app. Let me explain. Water is treated as an ingredient, which makes sense. You can define your water profile. There is also a water analysis tool, great you say, not so fast. First it disconnected from your recipe, so it does not pick up on the amount of water needing to be adjusted. Moreover, there is no way to select a target water profile to adjust your actual brewing water against. There is a drop down list of many water profiles, but if you select one it assumes that this is the water you are using in the recipe. There is no way to select a target water profile, and make an adjustment against the actual water you are brewing with. Yes really! As I said this tool is useless. There are so many good water analysis tools to use as a design reference. There are even tools that automatically work out the mineral adjustments, nirvana, but I would settle for the absolute barebones functionally of manual adjustment. There is another major problem with the app. First if you like to BIAB you will find now way under the equipment section to account for wort absorption. Moreover, if you keep the grain quantity the same and increase the final wort volume in an attempt to account for absorption the pre-boil SG remains unchanged. I'm of the opinion that this entire section is broken. I would hold off getting this app, it's not worth the frustration as you will find yourself using a different program.
I’ve enjoyed using this app for recipe development and actual brew days. However, with the newest update came a few bugs. I am no longer able to view or select a yeast when creating/editing a recipe. Even under “ingredients,” I am unable to see the various options for yeast. A window pops up saying there is a “java script error...” I would rate this app higher, but this error is a “thorn in my side” at the moment.