Brewing Recipes On The Go?
Have you ever wanted to toy with your favorite beer recipes on the road? I’ve spent the better part of the last two years making that dream a reality. First I created the BeerSmithRecipes.com recipe cloud site, which now hosts over 68,000 beer recipes and followed with my BeerSmith Lite app. Now I’m pleased to announce the release of of BeerSmith Mobile which brings recipe editing to your phone or tablet.
BeerSmith Mobile – Full Recipe Editing
BeerSmith mobile brings you full recipe editing. You can add new ingredients, alter your mash schedule and run the brewday timer all from your phone or mobile device. It also has the ability to create new recipes on your mobile device. You can watch the overview video here or additional video tutorials here.
Cloud Access to Your Desktop Data
BeerSmith Mobile is integrated with the BeerSmithRecipes.com recipe sharing site, so you can easily transfer your recipes to your cloud folder from your desktop and open them on your phone for editing. You can also edit recipes in your cloud folder on your mobile device, making it easy to manage your recipes on the go.
Your profile data (equipment, mash profiles, fermentation profiles) can be saved from your cloud recipes to your mobile device to make it easy to get started using your equipment setup or favorite mash schedule. Ingredients can also be viewed and saved from any recipe so its easy to add ingredients from your favorite recipe to your mobile ingredient database.
Recipe Editing, Scaling, Adjustment Functions
Click on the edit button to open any recipe for editing. BeerSmith mobile shows the color of the beer as well as a style guide comparison that are updated as you edit. You can easily add new ingredients from the pre-loaded list of ingredients at the click of a button. The full BJCP style guide is also included for building new recipes.
I’ve also included functions to change the original gravity, bitterness or color levels easily just like you can on the desktop version. BeerSmith mobile even includes the scale recipe command which can scale a recipe to match a different set of equipment all in one step.
Editable Recipe Profiles and Ingredients
You can save recipe profiles or ingredients from any recipe including those you have transferred from your desktop and fully edit them in BeerSmith mobile. Just view the recipe (don’t edit) and view the item you want to add, then save that item. You can also fully edit any of these profiles or ingredients. This lets you adjust your equipment losses, edit a mash profile or add a new ingredient on the fly.
The following items are fully editable:
- Equipment Profiles
- Mash Profiles
- Fermentation Profiles
- Age profiles
- Carbonation Profiles
- Water Profiles
- Misc Ingredients
Brewday Timer with Session Data Entry
BeerSmith mobile includes the full brew day timer for both mash and boil phases, so you can drop a recipe into your cloud folder on your desktop, walk to the garage and start the timer from your mobile device. Alarms are played as you reach new steps such as mash step changes or boil ingredient additions.
BeerSmith mobile also includes an area for entry of session data and editable notes, so you can record critical volumes, gravities or notes as you brew and have them stored in your recipe for future reference.
Brewing Tools and Unit Converters
The BeerSmith app also includes a suite of 7 handy brewing tools for common functions like determining alcohol content, converting a refractometer reading or adjusting your mash temperature. I added unit converters for volume, weights, temperature, and OG to perform those functions.
- Hydrometer Adjustment
- Infusion Step Tool
- Alcohol and Attenuation Tool
- Mash Adjust Tool
- Weight to Volume Tool
- Refractometer Tool
- Carbonation Tool
- Temperature, Gravity, Weight, Volume, Pressure unit converters
Pricing and Release Date
The Android and Kindle versions are available now, and I will release the iPhone/iPad version as soon as it is approved in the app store. I’m planning to offer it for a limited introductory price of $7.99. BeerSmith mobile will initially be offered as a separate application in the Google Play, Apple and Kindle app stores until the end of June. After that the price will rise to $9.99.
Upgrades from BeerSmith Lite
I am actively looking at the various “in-app” purchase options as well and hope to offer an “in-app” purchase upgrade for users of “BeerSmith Lite” to upgrade to BeerSmith Mobile in place, but expect it will be several weeks after the launch before I can complete and test these options. In this case, the in-app purchase will let you add the full mobile functionality to your existing BeerSmith Lite for the difference in purchase price.
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