Brew Pal

Brew Pal

By David Parker

  • Category: Food & Drink
  • Release Date: 2009-02-10
  • Current Version: 3.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 11.00 MB
  • Developer: David Parker
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
From 478 Ratings


Brew Pal provides the all-grain or extract home brewer easy access to the most used calculations and statistics in an attractive, easy-to-use package. - Grains and Extract Enter your grain bill by selecting from predefined grains and quickly estimate your SRM (color), original and final gravities, as well as alcohol % given your efficiency and yeast attenuation. - Hops Enter your hop additions by selecting from predefined hops and quickly estimate your IBU (bitterness). Supports dry hopping. - Miscellaneous Additions Enter flavorings and finings by selecting from a predefined list. Supports boil and fermenter additions. - Yeast Pick your yeast from a predefined list and set your pitching rate. - Mash and Sparge Calculate the amount and temperature of strike and sparge water you will need to hit specific temperatures. Supports calculations of multiple infusions or decoctions. - Gravity calculator Using either a hydrometer or refractometer, and correct for alcohol content. - Styles comparison Compare your recipe with BJCP style guidelines. Brew Pal can show you only the styles that closely match your recipe, or present a complete list of BJCP styles. - Color and flavor charts Compare your beer with SRM color swatches or spin the flavor wheel to narrow in on that taste or smell. - Load/Save/Import/Export Save your current recipe on your device... Load saved recipes from your device... E-mail any saved recipe to yourself... Import from iTunes or URL - Timers/Calendar Carry your mash, boil and fermentation timers with you. Get audible and vibrating reminders of important steps, and view your fermentation calendar on the go. - Settings Change your settings in a single tab. Enter as much information as you have about your brew; estimates and averages are provided to fill in the blanks. Brew Pal remembers what you have entered so if your session is interrupted by a telemarketer's call, don't worry--your data is safe.



  • Best brewing app, scared about support

    By Youngberggg
    Can we please get some updates, David? This app is much better than anything else I’ve used... I’ve been a loyal user even through the lost recipe fiasco. You have a great thing here!!! Please keep it going!
  • Love the app but worried about support

    By 52guitars
    I love this app, and after trying many others, it's the only one I brew with. It's intuitive, and has a great user interface and timers. I'm worried about support though. There has not been an update in a long time. A while back, there was an update that caused many users to loose their recipes, me included. However, it was not clear to me if it was a problem with BrewPal, or with iCloud. I figured, that's what I get for expecting iCloud to be backup and disaster recovery, which Apple will tell you it is not. So now I back up my recipes elsewhere, even though there has not been a problem with iCloud since then. David, the developer, is probably a regular guy with a job and family, and created BrewPal out of enjoyment. With all the flack about lost recipes, he may have lost the enjoyment. David, if you're reading this, I still dig the app, and hope you have time and interest to continue! If I see an update come through, I'll gladly donate. Thanks!
  • Great app but BJCP guide is not up to date

    By Tx_gearhead
    I love this app but I noticed when I was creating a "California common" beer bjcp style 19B it doesn't match with the guide in the app..
  • Great

    By Gowing in NJ
    I love this app. Hope they keep it updated.
  • Excellent free app

    By Edd1619
    Love this...I brew everything from this app.
  • Recipies GONE!

    By n0imj
    The names of my recipes are listed but all the ingredients and everything associated with them are completely gone! I tried deleting the app and then the iCloud sync to no good. Rather upset about all this. This WAS my goto app for home brewing but not any more.
  • BJCP 2015 Guideline Update?

    By ddcrane
    Any chance this app will see the updated style guidelines anytime soon?
  • Worth it for the style information

    By Huuanito
    Although this app has not been updated in quite a while it is well worth paying for just to have the information about the beer styles. The match style is really great and then the info and history about each style is invaluable. I use it every brew. I'd love if they could add a refractometer alcohol calculation. But for now it works mostly and provides great service for less than the price of a single pint in most bars.
  • Great brewing app!

    By Ryank401
    For a measly $2 this app is completely worth it. You can formulate recipes, which give you complete breakdowns (ibus, Gravity, volumes, etc). Not to mention, there are built in timers for each step of the process. You can even send recipes to friends that load up in the app. Many people have complained about the recipes not saving, I haven't had to run into this yet, but you should probably back up your recipes, maybe email them to yourself. I love this app, and my only regret is waiting so long to get it.
  • Great app

    By Gtrrock482
    This app is my brewing assistant on EVERY brew day.