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Simple question, does anyone know if there is a purely web based equivalent of Beer Smith / Brew Target, etc? Just looking for a decent product that I don't have to install on my desktop.

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Looks good! I'll leave this question open for a little and see if anyone has anything else as well. – Jason Nov 12 '10 at 19:44
I like it. I'd like to build a better one... – tbeseda Nov 13 '10 at 0:34
I have been thinking of building a better one online for a while also. – mR_fr0g Dec 10 '12 at 8:48
I've been working on one as time permits. I'm hoping it'll be ready in a few months. – jsmith Dec 10 '12 at 13:18

I've had very good luck with this one: http://www.brewersfriend.com/

They have a lot of different tools & calculators and a recipe builder that will save your recipes (up to five for free) and compare them against the beer style guides.

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+1 for this one. Works great and development is very active. – arnemart Dec 10 '12 at 14:32

My co-worker and I have recently launched brewershub.com which is completely online and free. We are looking for feedback on the site.

You can create recipes, batches for a recipe (and take notes throughout your batch), clone other recipes to change them slightly, post tutorials for other people and other features such as favorite recipes, following other brewers, etc...

We'd really love some feedback.

Thanks, ~ Tom

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BrewersHub.com just launched a recipe tool: (http://brewershub.com/recipe_builders/new). In addition to recipe calculations, it has ingredient suggestions based on recipe style (extract/all grain) and beer style (american ipa, stout, etc), as well as descriptions.

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It looks nice, I'll give it a try. – Geo Perez Dec 10 '12 at 17:35

This is little late, but I wanted to share.

Check out brewgr.com

It's something a colleague and I have been working on for a few months. We have a lot planned for it. It's free and new features are added often.


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Nice work. Is it ASP.NET MVC? – Tobias Patton Dec 8 '12 at 22:21
It is indeed. Is there anything else? :P – Matthew Dec 8 '12 at 22:45
Import BeerXML please! – Geo Perez Dec 10 '12 at 17:38
It's on our hot list! Look for it soon, and if you have more suggestions, please share them using our feature suggestion form @ brewgr.com/features – Matthew Dec 10 '12 at 19:41
Now with BeerXML import! – Matthew Feb 20 '13 at 20:06

BeerTools has an online version too. Registration is free. I used to use the pay version until I started using BeerSmith.

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I've been using brewmate (www.brewmate.net) I'm pretty new to the hobby but it was quite similar to the beersmith trial I played with and it's free.

Edit: Didn't catch the web based part of your question, but for those who want free and don't mind an install, I'll leave the suggestion up.

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One distinction from the others: it's Open-Source.

One similarity with the others: it's (very) incomplete.

(disclosure: I started this codebase)

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http://www.brewtoad.com/ is an online recipe database with them fancy web 2.0 thingys

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Try captain brew recipe builder. Here is the link. You build a recipe, adjust gravity, bitterness, scale, and create a brew session

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