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, 2010 at 19:44
  • I like it. I'd like to build a better one...
    – tbeseda
    Nov 13, 2010 at 0:34
  • I have been thinking of building a better one online for a while also.
    – mR_fr0g
    Dec 10, 2012 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, 2012 at 13:18
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    This site is no longer online
    – Zymotik
    Mar 18, 2018 at 17:34

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, 2012 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


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.

  • It looks nice, I'll give it a try.
    – Geo Perez
    Dec 10, 2012 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.


  • Nice work. Is it ASP.NET MVC? Dec 8, 2012 at 22:21
  • It is indeed. Is there anything else? :P
    – Matthew
    Dec 8, 2012 at 22:45
  • Import BeerXML please!
    – Geo Perez
    Dec 10, 2012 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, 2012 at 19:41
  • Now with BeerXML import!
    – Matthew
    Feb 20, 2013 at 20:06

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



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

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

(disclosure: I started this codebase)


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.


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


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


My friends and I have been working on some software that is web based and gives you a complete guide to your brew day with all mash steps depending on your equipment profile and your mash profile. We'd love to have any feedback on it and it's totally free to use.


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