• Price: Free
    In-App Purchases Available
  • Current Version: 2.4
  • Updated: September 30th, 2013
  • Official Support Forums
  • Designed for iOS 7
  • Optimized for iPhone 5 & iPad
  • Optimized for Retina Displays
  • Compatibility:
    • iOS 6.0 or later
    • iPhone 3GS or later
    • iPod Touch 3rd gen or later
    • iPad (all)

Brew Log is a homebrewing logbook, calculator, and recipe formulator for Apple iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch featuring:

  • Clean design – Quickly input your ingredients and measurements so you can concentrate on the brewing instead of the software.
  • Suitable for any level of expertise – Brew Log will handle all your extract, steeped grain, partial mash, or all-grain recipes.
  • Ingredients database – Add your own ingredients or select from lists of common malts, extracts, adjuncts, hops, and commercially available yeasts.
  • Save your recipes – Recipes are stored on your device for quick access at any time. You can also export your recipes via email in a convenient table format that can be pasted into any spreadsheet or printed out for brew day reference.
  • Organize your recipes – Sort your recipes with logbooks for organizing and archiving.
  • Optimized for iPhone 5 and retina iPad.
  • As you add grains or hops Brew Log instantly updates estimated gravity, color, and bitterness. Great for building recipes on the go.
  • Mash Rest & Sparge calculations for simple to complex mashes. Calculates volumes and temperatures for your strike water, infusions, and decoctions.
  • Built in calculators to determine original and final gravity, alcohol (ABV), bitterness (IBU), color (SRM), efficiency, attenuation, and more.
  • Choose a standard beer style or make up your own.
  • Designed to be an efficient brewing companion for quick logging during your brew day (“Do more with fewer clicks”).
  • US & Metric units simultaneously supported. You can combine both US and metric units in your malt bill or hop bill. Recipes can also be converted from US to Metric and vice versa.
  • Unique date handling, so you can add dates with information about the date. Useful for logging information during fermentation or bottling!
  • Once you make your own measurement Brew Log will let you know your actual brew-house efficiency (for all-grain) and actual yeast attenuation.
  • Save your default settings such as typical batch size and if you brew extract/all-grain/steeped. Of course, this information can always be set on a recipe by recipe basis.

In-App Purchases

  • Brew Log has a limitation on the number of recipes you can store on your device. 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. 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.

Upcoming features in a future release:

  • Sample recipes
  • Options with regards to formulas used (currently set to Mosher for ABV and Tinseth for IBU).
  • Additional logging details for your fermentation temperatures.
  • Recipe scaling options. Take you pilot batch to a larger scale easily.
  • Additional export options and synchronization between your devices.
  • Quick calculators for ABV, Brix/SG/Plato conversion, Hop substitutions
  • Hop and Mash Timer
  • Air Print compatibility
  • Save your own custom ingredients to use in other recipes
  • Water profile logging

Is Brew Log available for Android/Windows Phone/Blackberry/Symbian/Pocket PC/Sega Dreamcast/etc

  • Alas, I’m just one guy. I don’t currently have the means to bring this to non iOS platforms. It could happen in the future, but I would not recommend holding your breath for it! If you are a developer, contact me if you are interested in porting the app to other platforms.

Show your support!

  • Submit any comments, suggestions, or bugs on the official support forum, via twitter, email, or leave a comment here.
  • Tell your homebrew friends.
  • Post about it on your favorite homebrew forum.
  • Leave a rating on the App Store (and add a review if you are feeling saucy!)


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