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 487 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.



  • Great app but it has glitches

    By PJ3923
    I love this app it is perfect for homebrewers but it spontaneously quits randomly
  • Needs bug fixes

    By Juppv
    I rely on brew pal, I love it. My timers don’t work anymore and I’ve contacted the developer with no reply. I try to create a new recipe as well but it quickly shuts down. Is this an active app anymore? I don’t want to get another app because my numbers are spot on with this one. Please help!
  • crashes every time

    By pjmobil
    Since the last OS update I can not enter or change recipes without that the App crashes and safes nothing. Please fix this and you get your 5 Stars
  • Newest update crashes constantly

    By Shortbus562
    I have the newest iOS and newest copy of the app and it crashes multiple times when trying to enter new recipes and does not save the recipe in progress.
  • Please update to the latest iOS

    By 6 stars
    3/10/18 I have been a faithful user for several years. This has been my every brew day app. It still works but crashes after a little monkeying around with it. I’m running the latest iOS so I don’t want to lose everything I’ve worked for. Please update. Thanks UPDATE! I figured out a way to get all my recipes back, it included the use of iCloud. If you didn't have back up prior to losing information then I'm not sure if it will work. First I deleted the app, downloaded the app again and then uploaded from iCloud. I left the app open for about 5-10 minutes without messing around with it and all the info I lost came back. Would've been 5 stars if it weren't for the hassle. I've been using this app for several years adding all my recipes as I brew. It's been a great tool until the past few updates. All the names of my brews are there but none of the ingredients. Used to love this app, now it upsets me. Luckily I have most written on paper
  • Used to be a great app....

    By SoundZman
    I’ve been using this app for a 2 or 3 years now and have loved it, till the latest major iOS update. This is when I realized the app is no longer supported and constantly crashes on my iPhone 6s. Prior to this I would’ve gave a 5 start rating.
  • 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.