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Brewer's Friend Membership
« on: June 19, 2014, 09:04:28 AM »
I'm still looking for a cross platform always in sync recipe creation and management solution.


Any feedback on the paid version of Brewer's Friend? Figure it's only $10, so I may give it a whirl.


Their iPhone app is $8, which is reasonable, but it hasn't been updated since last October. Infrequent updates make me nervous.
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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 10:57:02 AM »
I use it and really like it, best part is easy thorough water calculator

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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2014, 09:55:26 AM »
I'd definitely try out the free version to see if you like it. I'm a big fan of it myself. I really like the web browser interface. There's enough customization available to suit my needs, but it's simple enough to just jump in.

I'm a big fan of the (semi) integrated water calculator. It's really nice not to have to plug in your grain bill into a separate calculator.
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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2014, 09:56:54 AM »
I used it for the water calculator for a time... I prefer Bru'n Water though by a longshot.  So I have not been back in in over a year.
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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2014, 09:59:56 AM »
I often use Brewer's Friend for recipe formulation, but like Bru'nWater much better for water chemistry too.
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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2014, 10:10:55 AM »
I often use Brewer's Friend for recipe formulation, but like Bru'nWater much better for water chemistry too.

I find that the results between Brunwater and Brewer's Friend are within a couple hundredths on the pH scale. I generally use BrunWater for the water profiles, but use the calculator in Brewer's Friend to make (and store) my actual adjustments. Disclaimer - I no-sparge, so water chemistry is a bit simpler for me.
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Re: Brewer's Friend Membership
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2014, 10:33:03 AM »
Yeah, I noticed that water chemistry isn't as adjustable in Brewer's Friend. I like to subtract my boil off from the kettle additions. Never did this with 5 and 10 gallon batches, but after a very minerally 1 gallon batch it occurred to me that it might be wise to do so.


Most of the time I just type out what my additions were in the notes fields.
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