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Searchable Fermentables on the Recipe Builder

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

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It’s been a busy few weeks here at Brewer’s Friend, but we have another feature we’d like to announce.  The recipe builder is the core and most important tool we have here and we take feedback and ideas on it to heart.  We’ve continually gotten requests to provide the ability to search for fermentable ingredients when creating a recipe, improving on the traditional dropdown menu of sorted ingredient names.

We’ve now integrated a filtering & searching capability into the fermentable & steeping grain selection boxes on the recipe builder.  So when entering ingredients, you can simply begin typing what you need and it will filter down the list to just what matches.  Once you select the ingredient, it behaves the same as it always has, but this should help save us all time as we choose our grains, extracts, etc.

Give it a try over on the recipe builder:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/calculator/

This is really a significant change to one of the core functions of the recipe builder.  We’ve done quite a bit of testing on different browsers, operating systems, & devices and feel that this should work for everyone, but if you do run into issues, please reach out to us here:
http://www.brewersfriend.com/feedback-welcome/
and we’ll respond asap.

And please keep the feedback and ideas coming.  The best features and improvements come from you, our awesome brewing community.

Cheers!

 

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Facelift & Instant Recipe Ordering

Wednesday, June 1st, 2016

We’re really excited to share two of our largest announcements ever!  Read on for details on how we’re improving the Brewer’s Friend website and making it more convenient to brew your best beer.

 

First, a facelift…

As you all know, the Brewer’s Friend website has always had a quirky look and feel that seemed a little dated, but got the job done.  Over time, we’ve seen website design evolve quite a bit and new techniques have come along to make things better for mobile browsing, performance, and user interaction.  As a result, we’ve been working hard on completely re-skinning the site, while enabling a more mobile-friendly UI and more modern appearance; all while preserving the exact same core functionality and tools that we all know and love.

 

That work has finally paid off and we’re excited to unveil the new look of Brewer’s Friend!

 

 

As you’ll notice, we’ve breathed new life into the color scheme, fonts, and layout.  But if you look deeper all the buttons, data, bells & whistles are all exactly where you left them, just with a fresh coat of paint.  Our goal is always to make your brewing the best it can be, so we did our best to keep the functionality of the site as familiar as possible.

 

Change is definitely tough and we know there will be things you love with the new design and things that you miss about the old look; we’d love to hear that feedback so we can make it even better – just drop us a line here:

http://www.brewersfriend.com/feedback-welcome/

One-Click Recipe Ordering

As homebrewers, we’re always looking for the best way to get the best ingredients for our beer.  Usually, this involves pulling up our recipe, jotting down the list of things we need, how much of each, preferred brand, etc.  Then we go to our favorite LHBS or online homebrew supply and individually pick out each product.  And inevitably something is missing or out of stock and then we get to consult substitution charts, or rework our recipes.  Frustrating.

 

We gave this process a lot of thought and we’re very proud to announce a new feature that we believe solves this problem.  In partnership with HomebrewSupply.com, we have built a one-click ingredient ordering system for all Brewer’s Friend recipes.

 

Now when viewing or editing any recipe on the Brewer’s Friend site, you can now click “Buy Recipe Now” and you’ll immediately see a list of the ingredients & products you’ll need to brew your recipe, the quantities needed, and even recommended alternatives when necessary.  You can quickly review this list and then add your ingredients to your Homebrew Supply shopping cart in one simple step.

 

Behind the scenes, the system takes your list of ingredients and carefully matches them to products that should fulfill your recipe. If there’s more than one product that could be used for your ingredient, you’ll be given those options so you can tailor your brew to your brand preferences, etc.  So if you have “American – Pale 2-Row” in your recipe, you’ll be given the options for Rahr 2 Row as well as Briess.

 

And you can even make a selection for your grain milling preference for the recipe before placing the ingredients in your cart.

Finally, we really want to hear your feedback on this new ordering feature.  We’ve put a lot of time into the ability for it to intelligently match ingredients to products, but we’ll continue to do even better over time.  So if you have feedback on what was matched, or not matched, please click the “How’d we do” box next to the ingredient and give us some info before adding it to your cart.  Or if you have more general feedback on the feature, we’d certainly appreciate that too:

http://www.brewersfriend.com/feedback-welcome/

 

What else is new?

Of course, we’re always working to improve the Brewer’s Friend tools, on the website and mobile apps.  Since our last newsletter, we:

 

Made improvements to the Brewer’s Friend Windows App – fixed some bugs in calculations on the brew day feature and added better support for US units, especially when making brew day calculations.

 

Fixed a bug on the My Recipes page that occasionally caused crashes related to Brew Session data.  The page should be more stable overall now.

 

Released two updates to the Brewer’s Friend iOS app – fixed some formatting issues with certain fields in the brew log.  Released a full updated to the ingredient data in the app, including hops, fermentables, and yeast.

 

Our First Recipe Giveaway Winners!

Our first ever recipe kit giveaway concluded this past week, and we’re excited to announce the winners!

 

TheZ
Brewer #19658
thomurray
mdbitt
David Bader
Brewer #53216
Beercat094
BungBrewer77
Jpdomanico
JugDog Brewing

 

Each winner will receive a recipe kit from HomebrewSupply.com.

Thanks!

We’re really excited about these improvements and new features and hope you’ll find them to be helpful in your homebrewing experience.  Thanks to all of you in the Brewer’s Friend community for helping us make our tools the best they can be, so we can make the best beer together.

 

Cheers!

The Brewer’s Friend Team

 

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Brewer’s Friend News and Recipe Giveaway!

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Hey there Brewers!

In this edition of the Brewer’s Friend Newsletter, we have a special announcement in addition to covering some of the latest features and additions to the site.  So grab a beer and let’s check out what’s new.

New Features and Improvements

We’re always working to improve our calculators, recipe builder, and apps, so you can make the best beer possible.  Here are some of the latest improvements we’ve made this month:

  • In the Other Ingredients section on the Recipe Builder, added a unit selection for the time field.  Now you no longer need to convert your week long dry hop time into minutes.

  • The Mash Calculator now offers the ability to enter strike water volume directly, not based on ratio

  • Added a Hop Uitilization Multiplier on the Recipe Builder, so you now can scale non Whirlpool/Hopback hop utilization by a recipe-wide factor

  • Added Gallons as an available volume unit in the Mash Calculator

  • Restricted Recipe Search Results to valid ABV values to avoid surfacing invalid recipes

  • Added Rakau and Opal hop varieties to the Recipe Builder ingredient list

  • Built a new calculator for switching between LME and DME while maintaining gravity (http://www.brewersfriend.com/lme-dme-conversion-calculator/)

  • Fixed a bug in Brewer’s Friend Windows App to enable Brew Day functionality regardless of the units selected

  • Added Brix unit option in hydrometer temperature correction calculator (http://www.brewersfriend.com/hydrometer-temp/)

  • Fixed bug in Recipe Export to HTML function where hop headings didn’t match the data in the table

  • Added Target Residual Alkalinity to advanced stats in Recipe Builder, based on Palmer’s How to Brew formula

 

Our First Recipe Giveaway!

We’re extremely excited to announce our first recipe kit giveaway sponsored by HomebrewSupply.com!

The folks at Homebrew Supply carry a wide array of recipe kits for every skill level and they’ve graciously offered up ten of them for this giveaway!  They’ll be giving away 10 kits total (1 per winner) to 10 individual winners.

Here’s how to enter:

  1. Entry is limited to subscribers of the Homebrew Supply newsletter.  If you’re not currently a subscriber, or aren’t sure, head over to this link to sign up: http://bit.ly/1XIDzM8

  1. To enter, just visit the giveaway post in the Brewer’s Friend forum here: http://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&p=18299  and reply one time naming your choice of recipe kit.  Replying to the blog post or email will *not* enter you in the contest.

On May 20th we will close this giveaway, and draw ten (10) winners on May 21st.

The winners will be able to choose from any all-grain or extract recipe kit:

Extract Recipe Kits

American Barleywine – Extract Recipe Kit
Aquarena Grapefruit IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Belgian Pale Ale – Extract Recipe Kit
Thirsty Strongman Belgian IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Sweet Milk Stout – Extract Recipe Kit
Krampus IIIPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Bohemian Pilsner – Extract Recipe Kit
German Pilsner – Extract Recipe Kit
Low Tide Session IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Northern English Brown Ale – Extract Recipe Kit
Strong Scotch Ale Extract Recipe Kit
Dunkelweizen – Extract Recipe Kit
The Dank Knight Rises Imperial Black IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Northern German Altbier Extract Recipe Kit
Robust Beard Porter – Extract Recipe Kit
American Ale – Extract Recipe Kit
Baltic Porter – Extract Recipe Kit
The Dank Knight Black IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
The Quadzilla Belgian Quad – Extract Recipe Kit
English IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Düsseldorf Altbier Extract Recipe Kit
Christmas Ale – Extract Recipe Kit
HopRed Rye IPA – Extract Recipe Kit
Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale – Extract Recipe Kit

All-Grain Recipe Kits

Hopfellas IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Swingin’ Blonde Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Dunkelweizen – All-Grain Recipe Kit
The Dank Knight Black IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Irish Red – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Hellaweizen – Hefeweizen – All-Grain Recipe Kit
English IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Imperial IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
German Pilsner – All-Grain Recipe Kit
American Honey Wheat – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Belgian Tripel – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Mosaic IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
HopRed Rye IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Sweet Milk Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Weizenbock All-Grain Recipe Kit
White Rapids IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Northern English Brown Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Düsseldorf Altbier All-Grain Recipe Kit
Millennium Falconer’s Flight IPA – Northwest IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Brown Porter – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Low Tide Session IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Russian Imperial Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Colonial Porter – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Strong Scotch Ale All-Grain Recipe Kit
Amber Waves – West Coast Ale All-Grain Recipe Kit
Irish Dry Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
The Dank Knight Rises Imperial Black IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
8-Bit Wit Belgian Witbier – All-Grain Recipe Kit
K̦lsch РAll-Grain Recipe Kit
Northern German Altbier All-Grain Recipe Kit
Blazing Saison – French Summer Beer All-Grain Recipe Kit
Baltic Porter – All-Grain Recipe Kit
The Quadzilla Belgian Quad – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Pumpkin Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Cream Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Peanut Butter Cup Stout – Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Robust Beard Porter – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Oktoberfest All-Grain Recipe Kit
Lord of the ESB – Extra Special Bitter All-Grain Recipe Kit
Summer Nights Grapefruit Pale Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Just Right Oatmeal Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Belgian Specialty Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Krampus IIIPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Ale Be Back – American Brown Ale All-Grain Recipe Kit
Belgian Pale Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Flanders Red All-Grain Recipe Kit
My First Pale Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Christmas Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
American Amble – Amber Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Bohemian Pilsner – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Classic American Pilsner – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Little Red Riding IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Maibock All-Grain Recipe Kit
British Mild – All-Grain Recipe Kit
American Barleywine – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Aquarena Grapefruit IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Thirsty Strongman Belgian IPA – All-Grain Recipe Kit
American Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Belgian Dubbel – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Chocolate Stout – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Anything But Ordinary Bitter All-Grain Recipe Kit

Top 2015 HomebrewTalk Recipes

SkeezerPleezer’s Three Floyds Zombie Dust Clone – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Saq’s The Pious Westvleteren 12 Style Quad Clone – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Biermuncher’s Centennial Blonde – All-Grain Recipe Kit
SD-SLIM’s Lemon-Lime Hefe Weizen – All-Grain Recipe Kit
EdWort’s Bee Cave Brewery Haus Pale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Reno_eNVy’s Punkin’ Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit
Yooper’s Dogfish Head 60 Minute Clone – All-Grain Recipe Kit
BierMuncher’s Cream of Three Crops Cream Ale – All-Grain Recipe Kit

 

And be sure to check out HomebrewSupply.com, where you’re sure to find something for each brewer at every level of homebrewing.

 

Cheers!

Brewer’s Friend

No purchase necessary. To enter by mail send full name, address, phone number to Brewer’s Friend, PO BOX 911 San Marcos, Texas 78667. Entries must be received by May 19th, 2016. Void where prohibited. International winners must pay for shipping. Limit One (1) entry per household. Brewer’s Friend is not responsible for prizes.

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New Brewer’s Friend Features and New Membership Options

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

Hi Fellow Brewers!

Our team at Brewer’s Friend has been hard at work improving our brewing tools and we’d like to share some of our progress and a few changes to the site and subscriptions.

First, an update on our community and content: Brewer’s Friend now has 60,000 brewers using our recipe builder, forum, and recipe catalog.  We also have 327,000 recipes in our database, which have been brewed over 100,000 times!  We’re so proud to be such a repository of brewing knowledge and that so many of the world’s greatest brewers trust Brewer’s Friend to plan, record, and analyze their beer.

We’ve also been working hard to bring our awesome community the tools and features they deserve.  Just in the last month, we’ve introduced:

  • Improvements to the My Recipes page in your dashboard, including:
    • The ability to mass delete recipes.  If you need to clean up your recipe list, check out the new checkboxes on your recipe list, and use the Bulk Actions at the top to do so.
    • Additional columns on your list.  You can now quickly see which of your recipes are shared, public, and how many times people have brewed them.

  • Lots of new ingredient data in our database:
    • New malts from Ireland
    • New yeast options from Omega Yeast Labs & Imperial Yeast
    • Improvements to our Candi Syrup data: show color in ingredient titles, added D-45, D-90, D-180
  • Improvements for the Brewer’s Friend Windows app, including bug fixes timer alert sounds

Secondly, we’re announcing some change to our membership options.  Since Brewer’s Friend became a full-featured professional brewing tool and began charging subscription fees in 2012, our prices have been fixed at $9.99 per year.  Four years later, we’ve now decided it’s time we adjust our pricing to more closely match the investment we’re making in development, servers, and maintaining the tools and service at a high level.  This will help us continue adding new features, and keep the site running as fast and as smoothly as possible.

Additionally, we’ve received quite a bit of feedback that people would prefer a lifetime option, so you can pay one price, one time, and have premium access to Brewer’s Friend forever.  We’re happy to announce that we’re re-introducing this option.

With these two changes, our new premium subscription options will be:

  • One Year – $14.99
  • Lifetime – $149.99

And don’t worry, we’ll still offer a free option to allow you to try out our services before deciding on a Premium account.

We want to be sure that you, our valued current customers, have time to upgrade at the existing rates before we make these changes.  As a result, these updates won’t appear on the site until Friday, March 11th.  In the next two weeks, feel free to add time to your Premium account and/or upgrade at the current rates.

Thank you so much for being a valued part of our homebrewing community and growing your brewing with us over the years.  We look forward to continuing to make great beer with you!

 

Cheers!

The Brewer’s Friend Team

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Brewer’s Friend Windows App Updated

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Last week we released a new update to the Free Brewer’s Friend Windows application. This update fixes a bug that was causing an error in the way that recipes would calculate original gravity. You can download the latest version of the app here: Free Brewer’s Friend Window App

For those of you that haven’t tried out the app yet, we encourage you to download it and give it a shot! Check out some of the great features offered here:

  • Simple, Fast & Accurate Recipe Formulation
  • Save & Open recipes in BeerXML file format and Open Promash Recipe files
  • Fermentables Calculation can be switched from Percentage to Weight or vica verse “On The Fly” – Simple!
    Hop quantities can either be entered in Grams (g) / Ounces (oz) or by Grams Per Litre (g/L) / Ounces Per Gallon (oz/Gal)
  • Temperature support for both Celsius & Fahrenheit
  • Volume support for both Litres and Gallons
  • Colour Calculations in both SRM (Standard Reference Method) & EBC (European Brewing Convention)
  • Balance Value / BU:GU Ratio (Bittering Units to Gravity Units)
  • Save Recipe to BrewersFriend Account Feature
  • Boil / Mash Timers & Stopwatch (With support for Hop / Misc addition alarms!)
  • No Chill Bitterness Adjustment
  • BIAB (Brew In a Bag) Software Support
  • Brewday Mode
  • “Strict Style” Mode
  • Calendar for Tracking / Logging Beer Progress.
  • Forum Friendly text export (for sharing recipes that are easily replicated from someone elses brewhouse)
  • Export to Formatted HTML
  • Extensive database of Grains / Hops / Yeasts / Miscellaneous Ingredients (with the ability to edit or add your own)
    BJCP Style Guidelines
  • Many tools incuded (Efficiency Calc, Strike Temp Calc, Refractometer Calc, Gravity Correction Calc, Boil Off Calc, Water Dilution Calc,Carbonation Calc, Alcohol % / Attenuation Calc, Hydrometer Temperature Calibration Calc, Timer, Calorie Calc)
  • Backup feature (So you’ll never lose a sacred recipe!)
  • Portable (< 1 Megabyte) executable file (NO registry settings / bloatware / junk)
  • It’s FREE

BrewersFriendSS2

We hope you like the app, and the new update. If you find any issues or bugs, please let us know here in the technical issues forum area if you find any issues so that we can get them corrected!

Happy Brewing!

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2015 BJCP Style Guidelines Now Live on Brewer’s Friend

Thursday, November 5th, 2015

BJCPWe’re pleased to announce that we now have support for the 2015 BJCP style guidelines on Brewer’s Friend starting today.  Here is the set of styles that’s included in the update:

http://www.bjcp.org/docs/2015_Guidelines_Beer.pdf

 

Since the styles are quite different from the previous set, we decided it would be best to not automatically modify existing recipes.  This means that your existing recipes will remain in their current (old) style guidelines, so any information related to their adherence to style guidelines, etc. is preserved.  If you wish to update your recipes to a new style guideline, simply edit the recipe, choose one of the 2015 styles and save.

On the recipe editor, you’ll notice that there are two main lists of styles now: the current set, and Pre-2015 BJCP.  If you’d like to continue using the old guidelines or need them for backwards compatibility, they’re still at the bottom of the main category list for your use.

We’re excited to have the latest and greatest styles available and hope this is a seamless addition for everyone.  But if you run into any problems in using these or building recipes, please don’t hesitate to reach out:

http://www.brewersfriend.com/feedback-welcome/

 

Prost!

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Brewer’s Friend Recipe of the Week!

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

We’re starting a new feature here at Brewer’s Friend, Recipe of the Week!

This is going to be based on views so only public recipes will be considered. If your recipe is selected as the week’s top recipe you will receive 1 year of supporting membership here on Brewer’s Friend! We’re going to do this once a week so that’ 52 chances a year to win a supporting membership!

If you posted your recipe anonymously and it is chosen for Recipe of the Week please be sure to contact me. I can see who submitted them, but since you might have decided to keep that private I’m going to respect your wishes, but I’m happy to upgrade you.

So, for the first Recipe of the Week we’re taking a look at Zombie Dust Clone submitted to us via an anonymous member.

Image courtesy of skeeterpleezer of HomeBrewTalk

The original recipe was originally submitted to HomeBrewTalk, but made it’s way to Brewer’s Friend in no time!

Zombie Dust Clone – ALL GRAIN
Method: All Grain
Style: American IPA
Boil Time: 60 min

 

Image Courtesy of Hockyplr of HomeBrewTalk

Batch Size: 6 gallons (fermentor volume)
Boil Size: 7 gallons
Efficiency: 70% (brew house)
Source: skeezerpleezer on Homebrewtalk.com

Fermentables
Amount Fermentable PPG °L Bill %
11.75 lb American – Pale 2-Row 37 1.8 81.7%
1.13 lb American – Munich – Light 10L 33 10 7.9%
0.5 lb German – CaraFoam 37 1.8 3.5%
0.5 lb American – Caramel / Crystal 60L 34 60 3.5%
0.5 lb German – Melanoidin 37 25 3.5%
14.38 lb Total

Hops
Amount Variety Type AA Use Time IBU
0.75 oz Citra Pellet 11 First Wort
1.25 oz Citra Pellet 11 Boil 15 min
1.25 oz Citra Pellet 11 Boil 10 min
1.25 oz Citra Pellet 11 Boil 5 min
1.25 oz Citra Pellet 11 Boil 1 min
3 oz Citra Pellet 11 Dry Hop 7 days

Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
22 qt Temperature 155 F 60 min

Yeast: Fermentis / Safale – English Ale Yeast S-04
Attenuation (avg): 72%
Flocculation: Medium
Optimum Temp: 59 – 75 °F
Starter: Yes

 


Image courtesy of Skeeterpleezer of HomeBrewTalk

So what makes this recipe so popular? Aside from being a clone from a very popular commercial brew this is a dead on clone. Many, many brewers have noted how their finished Zombie Dust clone taste like it was straight from the 3 Floyds Brewing Company itself. Although not an original recipe anyone who’s ever developed a clone will tell you that getting all the little nuances of a beer as popular as Zombie Dust is a challenge and one that SkeeterPleezer took on with great results.

From everyone at Brewer’s Friend I would like to thank you for being a member and checking out our newest feature, “Recipe of the Week!”.

 

 

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New Brewer’s Friend Android Apps!

Friday, June 12th, 2015

Fellow Brewers,
We’re very excited to announce that we’ve released 2 new Brewer’s Friend apps for Android!

Brewer’s Friend Premium
Our full-featured recipe builder, brewing calculators, brew session manager, etc. Sync your recipes with the cloud and your BrewersFriend.com account. Unlimited recipes and brew sessions so you can make unlimited delicious beer.

Brewer’s Friend Free
The Free version of our recipe builder, calculators, and brew sessions. All the features of the premium version, but limited to 2 recipes, 2 brews, and without cloud-syncing. Get a taste of the full version before purchasing.

Both apps feature:

  • Complete recipe designer with pre-populated list of grains, hops, and yeast. Ability to add your own custom grains.
  • Fully supports metric units!
  • Work in Specific Gravity or Plato.
  • OG/FG/IBU/SRM, yeast attenuation automatically calculated.
  • Supports All Grain, Extract, Partial Mash, BIAB.
  • Tells if recipe matches style.
  • Pick the equations and units you prefer.
  • No Chill – Extended Hop Boil Time Supported.
  • Target ‘to the fermentor’ or ‘to the kettle’ batch sizes.
  • Journal for tracking events like gravity readings, volume collected, dates, and tasting notes.
  • Tracks what phase the brew is in.
  • Brew timer feature supported.
  • Supports hop stands (whirlpool and hopback hop uses), recipe CO2 level field, milliliters as unit in other ingredients section.
  • Stand alone calculators.

The apps are now available on the Google Play store. This is a major set of new features for us, so we’d be happy to hear any feedback or ideas you may have. Feel free to reach out to us at [email protected]

Looking forward to continuing to make great beer together,
The Brewer’s Friend Team

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FREE Brewer’s Friend Windows Program

Monday, April 13th, 2015

We are pleased to announce the release of the Brewer’s Friend Windows App!

Free Brewer’s Friend Windows Program

It is a Free Program with the ability to export the recipes that you create with it to your BrewersFriend.com account and also has the ability to import recipes that are have been exported from BrewersFriend.com as well as loads of calculators, and the same ingredients that you would find on the website!

Here are some of the features:

  • Simple, Fast & Accurate Recipe Formulation
  • Save & Open recipes in BeerXML file format and Open Promash Recipe files
  • Fermentables Calculation can be switched from Percentage to Weight or vica verse “On The Fly” – Simple!
    Hop quantities can either be entered in Grams (g) / Ounces (oz) or by Grams Per Litre (g/L) / Ounces Per Gallon (oz/Gal)
  • Temperature support for both Celsius & Fahrenheit
  • Volume support for both Litres and Gallons
  • Colour Calculations in both SRM (Standard Reference Method) & EBC (European Brewing Convention)
  • Balance Value / BU:GU Ratio (Bittering Units to Gravity Units)
  • Save Recipe to BrewersFriend Account Feature
  • Boil / Mash Timers & Stopwatch (With support for Hop / Misc addition alarms!)
  • No Chill Bitterness Adjustment
  • BIAB (Brew In a Bag) Software Support
  • Brewday Mode
  • “Strict Style” Mode
  • Calendar for Tracking / Logging Beer Progress.
  • Forum Friendly text export (for sharing recipes that are easily replicated from someone elses brewhouse)
  • Export to Formatted HTML
  • Extensive database of Grains / Hops / Yeasts / Miscellaneous Ingredients (with the ability to edit or add your own)
    BJCP Style Guidelines
  • Many tools incuded (Efficiency Calc, Strike Temp Calc, Refractometer Calc, Gravity Correction Calc, Boil Off Calc, Water Dilution Calc,Carbonation Calc, Alcohol % / Attenuation Calc, Hydrometer Temperature Calibration Calc, Timer, Calorie Calc)
  • Backup feature (So you’ll never lose a sacred recipe!)
  • Portable (< 1 Megabyte) executable file (NO registry settings / bloatware / junk)
  • It’s FREE

Since we have just released it and it is fairly new, please let us know here in the technical issues forum area if you find any issues so that we can get them corrected!

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New Recipe Bulk Export (Backup) Ability

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Hey everyone, we have just added the ability to export all of your recipes into a zip file in either xml or html format. Just go to the “Beer Recipes” menu while logged in and you can choose from “Export BeerXML” or “Export HTML” to use the new feature! This should be helpful for anyone who has lots of recipes and doesn’t want have to export them one by one!

If you have any comments regarding the feature, let us know here in the announcements area!

http://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=2024

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