Just curious what most brewers are using these days as far as software goes. We are going to have to make a decision in the near future about this.

Any others I haven't heard of?

  • I don't use it but there is an awesome iPhone app, (itunes.apple.com/us/app/brewbuddy/id309198427?mt=8)[BrewBuddy], to control a bcs-460 brewing system.
    – tbeseda
    Commented Dec 10, 2009 at 17:51
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    Should this question be converted to a community wiki? Seems much more appropriate. Commented Jan 23, 2010 at 15:08
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    Probably. The top answer is a wiki Commented Jan 23, 2010 at 17:57
  • What type of brewing are you doing? How many people are involved? Please provide details when asking a question Commented Jan 13, 2011 at 16:11
  • Are any of those tools used as a beer diary, such as taking pictures and making notes? I use Flava on my iphone (can be viewed from web on desktop) for short clips and pictures and I write notes about tastes and I can sort types of entries by Hashtags such as HB, Commercial, Review, AllGrain, Extract. Commented Jan 15, 2014 at 21:53

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The home brewer community I am with mostly uses beersmith. I cannot edit the best answer, but beersmith now accomodates more than just windows and mac. http://beersmith.com/download-beersmith/

Supported platforms:
- windows (english, french, portuguese)
- Mac
- linux/ubuntu
- android - https://play.google.com/store/search?q=beersmith


I use Brewer's friends has a lot of different calculators. You can construct your own recipes. It has blogs, ingredient matrixes. It doesn't cost nothing. You can download it on a smartphone, and it's a website on the internet. Hope this helps.


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.


  • Greg, be careful with posting the same answer on multiple questions, especially with this kind of self-promoting content. I think you did this honestly, and both the questions are probably a bit border-line to begin with, so I don't think it's necessarily a problem. But many people would view this as spam, so be cognizant of that in the future.
    – thesquaregroot
    Commented Nov 13, 2019 at 16:54

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