Brew Log – Version 2.0

Fermenticus Brew Log has been updated to Version 2.00, available on the App Store.

Version 2.00 is a major update! Check out what is new:

  • Mash Rest & Sparge calculations! Determine temperatures and volumes for a mash of any complexity. (Including calculations for Infusion & Decoction). Enter your own mash rest details or select from a typical mash rest.
  • Create logbooks to manage, organize, and archive your recipes.
  • Clone your existing recipes so you can brew it again!
  • App function descriptions, instructions, and tips have replaced blank white screens!
  • You can now SEARCH lists of hops, grains, and yeast.
  • Integration of US/Metric units has been reworked under the hood. You can now change recipes from US to Metric and vice versa.
  • Significantly improved user experience for user entered text fields.
  • Default settings now have extensive system & mash settings
  • Brew dates have been renamed to “Fermentation Stages & Dates” and now have a notes field so you can record more in-depth information.
  • You can now have more than one yeast strand in your recipe. You will be responsible for adjusting the anticipated attenuation manually.
  • There is now a Boil Time field for each recipe. Your old recipes will be updated with a boil time equal to your first hop addition or 60 minutes, whichever is higher.
  • A Boil Volume setting has been added to account for partial boils. IBU calculations for partial boil extract brewers will now be more accurate.
  • Many minor bugs have been fixed.
  • Tutorial videos have been added to share tips and tricks on maximizing your Brew Log experience.

• • • Important Information Regarding In-App Purchases • • •
Unfortunately, it has become apparent that continuing development is not feasible with a completely free product. After long deliberation on how to proceed I have decided to keep the app free without any limitations on the core functions.

Brew Log now has a limitation on the number of recipes you can store on your device. If you are updating from Brew Log version 1, your existing recipes will not count against your limitation. All users will get 5 empty recipe slots. There is no other limitation on any functions. The free slots are the exact same as paid recipe slots.

Brew Log’s In-App Purchases are tied to your iTunes account and are permanent. Your purchases on one device will be shared on all your devices. You can refresh to restore your purchases at any time.

Increases of +10 and +25 slots are available for a very low purchase price (one or two bucks respectively, or your region’s equivalent!). You can also remove the limitation entirely for the same price as a beer at a pub.

If you reach your maximum recipe limit, you will have to either delete existing recipes (I recommend exporting via Email first!) or purchase an upgrade before adding a new recipe or cloning an existing recipe.

I hope you will be understand that this was a difficult decision to make and greatly appreciate your support.

As always, I highly encourage you to email any bugs, suggestions, or comments you may have!

Lastly, if you are enjoying Brew Log, please consider supporting it by leaving a positive review on the App Store. Every rating and review is a big help!

Send me your comments, suggestions, and bug reports via email, twitter, or leave a comment here!