Developer: iBrewMaster, Inc.

Current Version: 1.3.1

Last Updated: 2 years ago

Download Size: 4.9 MB - Download


Technology Never Tasted So Good!

iBrewMaster is now available in a Mac Edition!

iBrewMaster is a full functioned application for home brewers to manage the entire brewing process. Not only can you add, edit and manage your own recipes, iBrewMaster Mac Edition comes preloaded with 540 recipes, which includes 210 of Northern Brewer recipes FREE! It also includes over 353 grains, 73 hops, 129 yeasts, and 80 additions from around the world. Unlike other programs that simply let you manage a beer recipe, iBrewMaster lets you create a batch of beer from your recipe database, and track its progress every step of the way. Estimated specific original and final gravities, alcohol content, IBU's, color and calories are all automatically calculated! Or, if you prefer, you can override these values with your own personal calculations and readings. Details and notes as well as actual specific gravities, alcohol content and IBU's are tracked and recorded independently for each recipe as well as each independent batch of beer and stored for later review and use.

The core areas of the program are as follows:
* Schedule - all current batch activity in a clean organized format. Quick view reference as to where each batch is in the fermentation process. (Primary, Secondary, Bottle, Aging, etc.)
* Recipes - a list of your recipes, with a quick view of any selected recipe.
* Batches - a list of your brewing batches, with a quick view of each batch status.
* Suppliers - a new area for suppliers to advertise and promote special offers to iBrewMaster users!
* Videos - online tutorials with many more to come!
* Setup - tons of options to configure and customize iBrewMaster to your preferences!

Additional features:
* BJCP styles - quickly see how your recipe conforms to the official BJCP style guidelines in a color coded reference chart.
* Metric - set U.S. or Metric units independently for temperature, water volume, grains, and hops.
* Additions - supports several different types of additions including Finings, Flavor, Fruit, Herb, Spices, and Water Agents added to the Mash, Boil, Primary, Secondary, or Bottle!
* Mash Steps - supports all the common mash profiles, or you can create your own!
* Extremely Customizable
- Add, edit, delete just about everything in the database including Fermentation Steps, Grains, Hops, Yeasts, Additions, Mash Steps.
- Search features within the app.
- New Carbonation steps.
- Timers, timers timers! Timers based on your grain and hop schedule!
- Supports an unlimited number of fermentation steps up to 999 days each!
- Grains & Adjuncts support maximum of 2,204.60 lbs (999.99 kg) per entry.
- Hops support maximum of 220.44 lbs (99.99 kg) per entry.
- Support for Refractometers with Brix readings!
- Supports dry hop additions!
- SRM Color Chart.
- Support for late fermentable additions!

Coming soon:
* Import / Export - Import and export your recipes and batches between devices you own or to share with friends.
* Scale - scale recipes and batches by a multiplier, or set the overall desired batch or boil size.

1280 x 800 resolution required.



Release Notes:

- Minor bug fixes.


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 1.1.0
Review by jnimety

Very responsive to bug reports - I agree that the app in it's current state is crash friendly but I've been reporting bugs and they've been very responsive. When the next version makes it through Apple's review process I'll update my review but I expect all of the issues I reported to be fixed.

Found helpful by 1 out of 2 people
Version 1.1.0
Review by Robbsf

Bugs? - I'm having trouble with the batches window. I can't input my gravity readings. The type of grain, style of beer and ibu method all change from my original recipe. I tried changing my preferences and still had the same problems. Would be a great app if I could get it to do what it is advertised to do. Updates didn't fix any of the issues I'm having. You should remove this application from the store until it works properly.

Found helpful by 12 out of 13 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 1.3.1
Review by Deuceontop

Wow. Charging for this is theft. Awful. - Way to release an app that is not only incomplete but barely started. I have used and like iphone version for a couple years but this is painful. Mash auto-calc for temp and volumes are completely blank regardless of what you input. When changing settings for almost any variable thoughout the app, they dont save, they revert to default. No working recipe import feature. Probably the most useless app I have ever downloaded. DONT WASTE YOUR TIME WITH THIS!!! IF IT WERE FREE IT WOULD NOT BE WORTH DOWNLOADING. The fact that you charge for an app in this condition is reason enough for me to buy BeerTools for mac and quit using your iphone app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by Suminfishy

Feature parity is NOT there (iPad vs. Mac version) - Guys, Don't waste your money on the app just yet. I have the iPad application and love it. It has my inventory, tells me what I don't have and what's in inventory when getting ready to make a batch. The Mac Version seems like it should still be in Beta compared to the iPad version. It only seems like you should be able to use the iPad and Mac version and just import / export the content but NO. MAC ver has many many features missing that the iPad does… Just don't waste 10 bucks if you think you will be able to get them to look similar at all… Sorry guys, make the products where I can use what ever device is in front of me and I'll change it to 5 stars.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by Deadpulninja

This app needs to be completely rebuilt - There are so many glitches with this software, I don't know where to begin. -Like many other reviewers, my app does not adjust calculations until I close and reopen the recipe. -It's missing a great deal of hop varieties, and when I try to add new hops I have to name it and click "done" about five times before it accepts it. Also, a lot of the Alpha/Beta acid calcualtions for hops are in accurate. - I've emailed the "support" team about some of the issues, and they just deny that there are any glitches like what I describe. -The Notes section displays a lot of strange, wingding like characters when I reopen a recipe. I say spend the extra 20 bucks for the popular software that most homebrewer's use. -The Mash Step tool is really strange to use as well, and it doesn't feature a tool that calcualtes strike water temp by taking the dry grain temp and weight into account. -The Batch size/Boil Size calculation is always in correct, I usually shoot for a full half gallon over what the software says and it's more accurate. -Sending this info to the developer gets me nowhere, and I've had it for several months without seeing an update. I do not recommend purchasing this app.

Found helpful by 6 out of 6 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by Jpackard

it does its job…. sorta - For the money it should be more reliable….. Would like to see a email recipe option, also a print preview or export to pdf option. Missing a handful of new hops but a lot of the apps out there are as well. Glitches a lot when ever i make adjustments i have to exit out of the app completely and reopen to see the proper calculations. you can get it to do what you want but you have to work around the glitches it gets kinda annoying sometimes.

Found helpful by 5 out of 5 people
Version 1.3.1
Review by pipi1000111

DOES NOT WORK ON OSX - Dont waste your time and money, does not work on OSX. support will not answer …….

Found helpful by 10 out of 13 people