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Brew Timer Upgrade

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The brew timer upgrade we talked about in our July 11th post just went live. This is awesome because a separate clock timer is no longer needed on brew day.  We can’t wait to brew again!

  • The timers are saved auto-magically by the system.
  • The new design allows navigation inside the brew session page, even while the timers are running.
  • If your laptop falls asleep or you accidentally close your browser, when you come back to the page the timers will be right where they should be.

The new timer bar appears at the bottom of the brew session page:

brewres friend brew timer small

The ‘Open More’ button reveals a readout of the current step and the next step. The bar will hide itself when you switch the brew status to ‘primary fermentation’.

brewres friend brew timer full

Known issue with the timer (fixed 8/1/12):

  • On some older versions of Android’s web browser, the bar will not stay in the correct position in portrait mode. We are currently working on a fix for this. We didn’t want to hold up the release because of it.
    Update 8/1/12 – This is fixed! We also made some improvements to how dialogs perform on Android.

Given this is a newly released feature, and a rather involved one, there could be small issues.  Please let us know if you spot anything and we’ll jump on it.


Other items released, which came from feature requests in the forum:

Features Up Next:

  • Support for metric units being added to stand alone calculators.
  • Hydrometer temperature correction calculator will support temperatures up to 159F, and will allow for different hydrometer calibrations. This will go into the brew log and the stand alone calculator. (Update 8/3 – this is now live!)
  • In design phase: group brewing, yeast pitching calculator.


Early release users – if you haven’t purchased yet, for each month you participated in the early release you will be granted an extra month of subscription time when you purchase. This offer expires August 31st, just a month away.


  1. 6 Responses to “Brew Timer Upgrade”

  2. Wow

    This looks awesome. Can’t wait to try it. Thanks!!

    By Paul on Jul 31, 2012

  3. Hydrometer temperature calculator has been upgraded, and the mash and quick infusion calculators now support metric.

    By Larry on Aug 3, 2012

  4. I’m loving all the upgrades!

    By Sean on Aug 26, 2012

  5. You are very welcome! We are enjoying them, and more to come!

    By Larry on Aug 26, 2012

  6. Is there an audible for brew timers? I never hear anything and have yet to find a setting.

    By Sho on Jan 23, 2013

  7. This has been asked for in the feature request forum, but we have not scheduled it yet:

    By Larry on Jan 24, 2013

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