Tex doc's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 9/11/18 2:53 AM
A great handy App for Brewers, both for composing recipes to a BJCP STYLE and to have at hand on brew day. I learned about it from Brewer’s Friend Free, and it’s well worth the $5.00 USD.
JFH52's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 7/8/18 7:21 PM
So far my only dislike is no Ipad support and no landscape support.
The_Broon's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 7/7/18 4:13 PM
Since all the calculators are available for free on the website, it’s incredible that they would only include a tiny selection here. Furthermore, it looks like it was designed in the ‘90s and still doesn’t support the iPhone X screen layout. I do like the ability to save your recipes and notes. It’s pretty clear this was designed as a quick project, but has not had the design input or even just the dedication that the website has. And that’s pretty poor, considering the website is free. My recommendation: use this to save recipes. But just pull up the website on your phone and ignore the app calculators. What a shame, this had the potential to be great.
Jo Don Baker's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 7/2/18 9:35 AM
And that is what I use it for. When I purchased I had a degree of trust for the product based off of the BF website. I was slightly. disappointed it doesn't contain the full range of brew tools found on the website, especially water calculations. However as I wanted it for an on the go/convenient non-internet reliant recipe creator that I knew would be reliable and accurate, I'm pleased. It works great and is easy to navigate, fairly intuitive navigation. I've used seemingly all the free online recipators and this app is worth the $5 to have on the phone, good value!
BK Brewing's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 5/19/18 9:24 PM
Still a few options I’d like to see, but nothing that’s a deal breaker.
bla_211's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 5/17/18 8:19 AM
Nice to have recipes on the go, but the calculations are different from web to app which is extremely confusing.
Brewer45323's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 5/17/18 7:09 PM
I didn’t realize it would be so limited compared to website. It doesn’t even do water volumes!! How can you use it without water volumes? Also no yeast pitch, equipment profiles, etc. etc.
Norrisk66's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 2/28/18 1:19 AM
The app itself is great. Calculations are very useful and quite accurate. I have been using the app to create recipes for years. I have been a paid “Premium” member this whole time. For some reason, my prior 2+ year’s worth of recipes showed “sync’ed” to the cloud (or wherever it is supposed to go). I had to wipe my iPhone 7+ due to the whole iOS battery scandal (another sore subject-GRRR). Once I re-installed the Brewer’s Friend app, and logged into my paid account, none of the recipes I had created on my phone (and had believed to have synced) prior to 2015 were actually stored. I have since tried to sync newly created recipes and have synced. All the syncing does is create a duplicate recipe on the app. For some reason it won’t show up on the website version of my account when viewing on a desktop computer. Stay away from this app if you are at all concerned about keeping your recipes!!
Tex doc's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 2/27/18 11:38 PM
I have used the free teaser Brewer’s Friend Free, and found it so useful with tools and calculators that I bought the I-Phone version. I use BeerSmith v.2 on the iPhone as well, and find Brewers Friend (BF) easier to begin putting together a recipe, tweeting a recipe, finding substitutes for yeast or fermentables if one or another is hard to get. I use the BF as a stand alone mobile phone App and am very pleased with functionality. It could be improved by sending recipes (1 page format) to a printer. The keyboard obscures text when it opens and is a bit off putting, could be better. Overall a very useful App.
daRobFather's Review of Brewers FriendReviewed on 12/17/18 1:12 PM
The latest version just bombed out immediately on my iPhone, but after updating to iOS 8.3 it works great on the iPhone and on the iPad. Probably the most intuitive brewing software I have used.