Deadhain's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 5/31/18 2:23 AM
I’ve used several different brewing apps over the years and this one is by far the best user experience. - Strong native iOS look and feel not like someone ported a crappy web app - Intuitive recipe and batch creation - Easy inline editing controls and good component design - Does play somewhat nice with the desktop version, enough that I feel confident it has properly backed up my recipes - Awesome brew day instruction While it does everything I need of it, a few things would really put it over the top: - Needs iCloud support instead of their clunky manual sync. - Doesn’t have built in timers as far as I could tell but I prefer to have Siri set mine on the device since nothing ever really goes as planned 😝 - If I’m building a recipe I have to back all the way out and go to the ingredients library to add a new ingredient not known to the app. I should be able to do that from within the list of available ingredients anywhere in the app that list appears. - Could also use a better sharing mechanism so I could nicely send a recipe over iMessage All-in-all this app to me is well worth the $10 I paid and I hope to see more improvements (if you need help I am an iOS developer and avid homebrewer!)
wd2004's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 4/8/18 1:18 PM
It is a must have tool for all grain brewing and I don’t build a recipient without it. That said I am always frustrated by navigation and layout.
Milcomm1267's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 2/10/18 1:57 PM
There is no support in way of instructions or a tutorial. Trying to do simple tasks such as changing volumes is a task that cannot be accomplished. I bought this because I was told it was very initiative , that it is not. I loaded on iPad but was told it would work, no! Have used Beersmith and others for years, this is not worth $9.99 or even 99 cents!
Ambrose brewing's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
I've been using beeralchemy for several years now. It's always been a great tool, buggy here and there, but nothing terrible. Use it to keep track of the grain room and also allows me to see how much waste there is in the grain room. Calculators preform great, and the sync feature between iDevices is great.
barebones's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
I purchased this because the price seemed reasonable. However, it crashes almost every time I use it. Whenever I try to input inventory it crashes, if I try to select a date other than today it crashes. Sometimes it just crashes when I cancel making some input or try to select another menu item. Since I downloaded it 10 days ago there have been three new versions and the author has responded to my feedback but until it is more stable I will just go back to using pencil and paper.
mikebeattie's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
I really liked the previous version, but this rewrite is almost an entirely new app and still a little rough around the edges. Sync (over WiFi only) is frustratingly manual and prone to overwrite data. The numerical input boxes are frequently confused and need to be completely cleared before entering a value. The inventory/order tracking functionality often seems to drop orders or fail to mark them as shipped. In general, this is a promising rewrite, but it definitely needs work before I would consider it to be a solid app. That said, a little cleanup may be all it would take....and it works well enough that I'm still using it.
aikomhoch's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
I've been using a version of beer alchemy for iOS and Mac for about four years. I love most everything about this suite of apps and I use them for each recipe and each brew day. A couple of relatively minor criticisms that prevent me from awarding 5 stars: 1) I would so much prefer syncing in a cloud instead of over wifi. If I'm creating a recipe on the phone, I want it on my mac when I get home. Or, more importantly, I don't want to get to the LHBS only to find that I forgot to sync a recipe from my Mac to my iPhone. 2) on the Mac version, in the library list there is a selection for "batches," which brings up a chronological list of all of my batches. I would like to see that list view provided on the iOS version. Having used these "new" versions since they came out, that's pretty much all I can think of that I don't like.
Bent Twig Brewing's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
I can't speak more highly of this app and the entire family of kent place software. I brew almost weekly and this app helps me keep very accurate data on every batch. The inventory feature saves so much time and works very well. When you enter new ingredients to the inventory you can specify AAU and price/lb. Then for each batch you can specify which order of hops to use for different additions and the app calculates proper Ibu's. I can easily sync between my iPad and MacBook to always have the most up to date info wherever I am. Completely worth the price!!!!
BrewHop's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
Been using this app for about 2 months and it is truly helpful when brewing. All calculations can be done within the app. Syncing is a breeze. I have this app on my iPad and on my MacBook Pro. When I brew I take my iPad with me and put all my notes in it. Then I can sync it with my MacBook and my iPhone. I can pull up my recipe stats at the brew club meetings if anyone has a question about my beer. So easy to use. Keep up the good work with this product!
Andrew Godwin's Review of Beeralchemy Touch 2Reviewed on 11/18/18 7:36 PM
Not perfect but definitely the best choice for Mac users. Great tool to design recipes, track brew stats, and keep tabs on inventory in the storeroom. Buggy at times, but nothing crippling. Pricey.