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New features launched

Friday, June 1st, 2012

New features were rolled out recently:

  • Brewer’s Profile Pages – under your profile section you may upload a picture and setup a public profile. See my profile as an example. We encourage everyone to upload an inspiring beer-tastic profile picture! The picture appears on your profile (if you choose to make it public) and your public recipes. 

  • Update 6/4 – Water Chemistry Profiles – under your profile section, you can input your local water profile. Water profiles can be shared and are published here!
    • The recipe editor as has a new feature for pre-made target water profiles.  If you see one that is missing that you regularly use, please contact us.
    • An upcoming release will tie the source water and target water concepts together.  The brew feature will compute the brewing salt additions (or dilutions) necessary to go from the recipe’s target water profile to your profile.
  • IBUs – calculations now appear per hop addition on the recipe builder.
  • Mash Calculator – added to the brew feature. Tracks how much water you need to mash, does infusion temperature calculations. Incorporates your brewing profile and the recipe so all the numbers are automatically calculated.  Let us know what you think! Update 6/4 – partial mash and BIAB are now supported too!

  • Fixes – a number of bugs in the recipe editor related to back button, sorting, etc.
  • Added yeasts and updated ppg values for grains.

By the way, did you know you can follow us on Twitter and Facebook ?

  1. 4 Responses to “New features launched”

  2. I am totally excited for the new mash calculator! This might allow me to finally move all of my recipes and recipe calculations online! I’ll have to try this out later tonight!

    By bishop916 on Jun 7, 2012

  3. That’s great! Let us know what you think.

    By the way, we just added a water chemistry calculator inside the brew session page. Brewing salt additions can be saved on a per brew basis, so you know what you did each time.

    By Larry on Jun 8, 2012

  4. I was starting a new brew-day checklist for one of my recipes and thought to myself “gosh, it sure would be nice to be able to make a copy of the recipe and then edit it to show what actually happened on brew day!” then clicked the button to move on, and there it was:
    A checkbox to take a snapshot!!

    Wow, you’ve read my mind.


    By Matthew on Jun 10, 2012

  5. Wow! Your site just keeps getting better and better. You’re obviously put a lot of work into it, and it’s been a Godsend to me. I’ve only been using Brewers Friend for a few months now, but I’ve found it to be very helpful in many ways. For one thing, it has made the design process so much easier. I usually have a rough idea what I’m trying to achieve with a recipe, but with your software, I can play around with my hop profiles and see how different hop additions will affect the projected bitterness. I also like browsing all the recipes in the database when I’m looking for something new to try. Lastly, when I finish designing a beer, I can print out the recipe and keep it handy as I brew, making notes on the hard copy. Then, when I’m finished and the results are in, I can update the recipe and make corrections for the next attempt. I also like to hang a copy of the recipe by my taps so my friends and guests can see what they’re drinking …

    Keep up the good work!

    By Guy on Jun 10, 2012

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