Looking for recipe formulation, IBU/SG calculations, brewing timers, inventory control, etc.

A bonus if the app renders my iPhone waterproof(wortproof).

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    Should be Community Wiki
    – Jeff L
    Commented Nov 10, 2010 at 0:22
  • Did anybody else think, upon seeing the title, "iPhone and iPad apps are non-fermentable"?
    – Ray
    Commented Aug 31, 2011 at 2:52

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Brew Pal is an excellent program for storing recipes and doing some calculations for things like IBU and gravity, which is what I use it for. I purchased it the day after I bought my iPod, just because I wanted to support homebrew apps, turns out I love it and use it on every brew day.

It allows easy email export of BeerXML, which makes storing recipes off the iPod easy.

It's also $0.99, which is not a good reflection of its value, I'd pay $4.99.


Kent Place Software produces some useful brewing apps for iPhone and Mac. They also have an iPad version in the works. I've used their Beer Alchemy Mac software for awhile.

Beer Alchemy Touch BeerAlchemy Touch is their iPhone version. It's a bit pricey at $14.99, but provides wireless syncing between the mac version and the iPhone version, which is really handy.

alt text Brew Math is also handy, and only $2.99. Not as fully featured as BeerAlchemy, but is described as a "powerful brewing calculator in your pocket."

Hope that helps!

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    I use BeerAlchemy Touch extensively during my brew day, and love it. I have a few gripes about the number of taps I have to make when moving between a recipe screen and the calculators, but otherwise, very handy, and I don't have to schlep my laptop to the garage.
    – Morgan
    Commented Nov 9, 2010 at 23:25
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    BeerAlchemy for iPad has been out for a while ($9.99), and the iPhone version has gotten a lot cheaper at $4.99. I use the iPhone version all the time, and love it.
    – arnemart
    Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 21:03

My Brew works great. It let's you track your brews, calculates abw/abv/calories, provides overall brew stats, brew timers, etc. iTunes Link


I'm a little late to the party, but the best one I've used is iBrewMaster. It's currently available for $7.99 for the iPod/iPhone edition and $10.99 for the iPad edition. Rather than regurgitate all the features, take a look in the iTunes store here and here for more details. Overall, it has worked the best for me in managing the process from start to finish. I especially like the alerts functionality when I have multiple batches going at once.


Mr. Malty has a iphone app for yeast pitching rates. Available at www.mrmalty.com Cost is $4.99.

  • $4.99 for just pitching rate calculations!!! Holy cow, does that app do anything else????
    – brewchez
    Commented Feb 23, 2011 at 13:02
  • gives starter measurements. you can use the free version on www.mtmalty.com though.
    – Bullet86
    Commented Feb 25, 2011 at 13:35

Not that I am aware of, but I would be surprised if there was nothing, if so sounds like you've found my next pet project.

You should be able to run some of the javascript based calculators that are all over the web through the phone, but it might be a bit of a pain.

  • Downvoted because there are numerous apps available currently as well as when OP asked question.
    – Bill Craun
    Commented Oct 20, 2011 at 22:03
  • and there's no requirement to post something if you don't actually have an answer ;-)
    – Chris B
    Commented Jul 7, 2016 at 21:52

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