Built by brewers for brewers!
Brewer's Friend is a set of tools and information to help you brew your very best, every time.Brewer's Friend is a complete recipe designer, brew day planner, and journal. The details make the difference between an average batch of home brew and a truly excellent brew that is repeatable. Brewer's Friend automates the details, guides you through the brewing process, and saves all the data.
Never lose a recipe, especially the one that turned out to be your best beer ever:A former brewer we know had a really awesome experience brewing on his first time. It was an IPA, and according to that brewer, it was the best IPA he had ever tasted. Unfortunately, our friend lost the recipe. When he went back to the home brew store, they had no idea which IPA he was talking about. His second batch was not so good. Then he lost heart and stopped brewing. What a shame! If only he had used Brewer's Friend, the information would have been preserved and perhaps he'd still be brewing today?
Avoid botched batches due to human error:Mistakes happen in the brewing process, especially if you cracked a cold one in the middle of the brew! The system automatically creates a list of brew steps to follow on brew day. Ever forget to add brewing salts, or miss a hops addition? With Brewer's Friend that won't happen. The system supports a conventional print out of the brew steps, and an interactive brew timer which you can walk through the brew as it happens.
Repeat your results and analyze the outcome:When you create a brew, you may make a 'snapshot' of the recipe. That way if you make a slight detour on brew day, everything is accounted for correctly in the system. No other tool out there makes accurate record keeping that simple! After the brew is done, and you have entered your gravity reading and volume, Brewer's Friend automatically calculates your efficiency, water usage, and ABV. The ability to log tasting notes after the fact, along side a complete record of everything you did with the batch helps you see what you did right or wrong.
Save time:Keeping notes by hand, or cobbling together online calculators takes serious time. Just think of calculating IBU, SRM, water volume, mash steps, and OG before you can even begin to brew. We used to do this at first, and it was fun maybe the first couple times, but then it became a chore and got in the way of brewing. The recipe builder takes care of all this for you! Imagine, in less than 15 seconds you can go from recipe to a plan of action and be ready to fire the kettle. Proceed with total confidence that your brew day is going to rock!
Technology:Brewer's Friend is cloud based. We regularly improve the system. You get all the new features and fixes automatically. There is no software to install or update. Any device that has an internet connection can access the system. We target the latest platforms, including phones and tablets.
Pricing and Feature Set:For complete details see our Pricing and Features page.
FAQ:For more detailed questions, see our FAQ page.
The team behind Brewer's Friend is a group of highly dedicated and experienced brewers, bloggers, and technologists who's mission is to make your brewing the best it can be.
Brewer's Friend is based in Portland, Oregon, aka Beervana.
Kaiser of Braukaiser.com is a technical advisor and blog post author.
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What brewers are saying:
"Keep up the great work. I had been using [competitor name removed] and thought they worked pretty great but your program blows them out of the water."
"Tried the recipe builder for the first time, what an awesome and powerful thing you have created! Thank you for what you have done, I will be using this every time I brew!"
"This is the coolest recipe tool I've used yet. Thanks! I've just taken a 7 gallon recipe which always frustrates me to 5 (and 10) so I can more easily fit my carboys."
"It's a great new tool that makes everything easier and fluid. I don't know if I will be able to brew without it now!!!"
"I just found this site a few days ago and wanted to tell you it is by far the best online brewing site I have found. I will be using it exclusively from now on. The templates are awesome and the calculators are top notch. Thanks for all the time and effort making this site. Will be here a long time."
"Nicely done! I like what you're doing here. I find tools like [...] limiting since they are locally installed on the computer. Much better to have my recipes and logs in the cloud."
"What a fantastic interface. I'm new to BIAB/All grain (as well as kegging), and your site has all the answers I need without having to trawl through forums. The online recipe builder is brilliant. Thanks a bunch!"
"Just wanted to say I LOVE the recipe creator you have on your Brewer's Friend page! I paid for [...] several weeks back, and I don't use it - I use your creator instead! THANKS!"