What’s New in 1.4

Brewtist 1.4 is now available on the App Store. It’s been a few months since the last release. I’ve been busy with lots of little things in the app, in between holidays and year-end stuff.

One thing that’s been bugging me for a while is the all-or-nothing nature of how unit systems are handled. Since I live in the U.S., pounds and gallons are my reality, but I measure my yeast starters in liters. The app now supports seven different measurement contexts and you can pick whatever unit makes sense for you.

I also learned that while mass measures in the U.K. match those in the U.S., that isn’t true for volumes. A British imperial gallon is nearly a liter more liquid than a U.S. gallon. So, the British units are now available in the app.

Version 1.2 added recipe import from BeerXML and BeerSmith .bsmx formats. 1.4 adds the reverse: you can now export your recipes to BeerXML format and share them from the standard iOS share sheet.

Last on the feature front, the app now supports iOS 14’s App Clips. These are “mini-apps” that can be triggered by web pages and QR codes and show a slice of what the full app can do. For Brewtist, you’ll start to see recipes posted here trigger the App Clip, and can import the recipe to the app with one tap. You can see it in action by checking out Cloning Maduro Brown on your iPhone or iPad.

I also squashed a few bugs:

  • On iPad, the navigation bar would disappear when bringing it back from the background.
  • Fixes issues importing BeerXML files.
  • Fixes issues sorting and numbering batches of a recipe that were brewed on the same day.

Happy brewing! 🍻


Brewtist 1.2

Version 1.2 is available on the App Store. This release is mostly about making it easy to get recipes into the app from other places: Brewtist includes a share extension, which means it’s possible to share content from other apps into Brewtist. Right now, the two recognized formats are BeerXML and BeerSmith’s .bsmx format.

Also included are standard mineral and acid addition ingredients and fixes for a handful of bugs.

Is there something you’d like to see in the app that isn’t there yet? Get in touch on Twitter, Facebook or email (links at the bottom!).


Finally, a 1.0

Brewtist for iOS is finally a reality and available on the App Store.

This app has been bouncing around in my head for a very long time. After two false starts and summer’s experimentation with SwiftUI, I’m relatively pleased with this first release. It is certainly not perfect; there are many missing features that I want, not to mention the broader homebrewing world, but it’s good enough to design recipes and guide your brew day.

I’m extremely open to constructive feedback. The app is free to download, with an in-app purchase to unlock more than three recipes or three batches.

What’s next? In no particular order, and with no promise of when: brew day timers, support for BIAB and other mash step techniques, whole leaf hop IBU adjustments, and BeerXML import/export.