BeerAlchemy
BeerAlchemy
2.1.4

2.8

BeerAlchemy free download for Mac

BeerAlchemy

2.1.4
12 March 2018

Recipe formulation tool for brewers.

Overview

BeerAlchemy aims to make creating great beers easier. It offers recipe formulation tools that give the brewer immediate feedback on how changes they make will affect theirfinished beers. The program supports all-grain, partial mash and extract brewing as well as bothfly and batch sparging. It also helps the brewer keep organized by storing all their recipes andbatches in a familiar folder-based system. Brewers can export their recipes as Web pages, PDFs or in the BeerXMLand .rec file formats to share their recipes with others.

An extensive ingredients database as well as many predefined mash schedules are included andmay be edited to suit the brewer.

The program also includes inventory management tools and an integrated shopping facility with built-inweb browser and Skype support.

The application also includes quick brewing calculators for beer colour, bitterness, specific gravitycorrections, mash calculations, refractometers and pitching rate that continue to function afterthe demo period has finished.

What's new in BeerAlchemy

Version 2.1.4:

Note: Now requires OS X 10.10 or later.

  • Resolve issues seen with iCloud Documents enabled.
  • BeerXML compatibility improvements.
  • Fix some 2015 beer style errors.
  • Some crashing bugs fixed.
  • BeerAlchemy requires Mac OS X 10.10 or later.

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4 BeerAlchemy Reviews

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pcharles
18 June 2007

Most helpful

This is a pretty credible piece of brewing software, although it really could use a little work on the usability front. Its real strengths over other Brewing Apps, for the Mac, is its ability to import recipes into a database, suggest recipes from ingredients if you have a recipe, export to a web page, and send to your iPod if you want to brew with your iPod. The main problem I have with this software is how you enter the recipes: 1. Choose New Recipe from the menu and you would expect it to open a recipe blank to work on, but unfortunately you have to rifle through your recipes to find the new recipe and then double click to open. 2. Entering ingredients requires selecting from a menu, which I found to be incomplete in both the grains and the hops, and it was not immediately obvious how to change those. 3. Once a recipe is entered, if you want to make minor tweaks to the volumes or ingredients you can work with sliders for the ingredients, which is nice, but it is much more tricky to work with the volumes. There are several other problems, but this are all generally minor and you can learn to adapt to them, or you can take a look at Beertools Pro. Although I have a registered copy of BeerAlchemy and use it for importing and viewing a list of recipes, I fear that the new unreleased version of Beertools Pro will trump all of BeerAlchemy's current advantages. It already trumps Beer Alchemy in terms of Usability and available recipes.
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Version 1.5.2
t-horst
29 June 2015
In the old Beer Alchemy, if I wanted to upscale (or downscale) a recipe it only took entering the numerical amount I wanted and indicating if I wanted to scale the water amount. So easy and so useful. I loved it. Finding that I paid $20 to "upgrade" to a new version that does not have this amazingly useful tool makes this new version essentially worthless to me. I cannot say how disappointed I am. This was the single best reason for using Beer Alchemy over Beersmith.
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Version 2.0.22
zero-1
01 March 2015
good
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Version 2.0.22
pcharles
18 June 2007
This is a pretty credible piece of brewing software, although it really could use a little work on the usability front. Its real strengths over other Brewing Apps, for the Mac, is its ability to import recipes into a database, suggest recipes from ingredients if you have a recipe, export to a web page, and send to your iPod if you want to brew with your iPod. The main problem I have with this software is how you enter the recipes: 1. Choose New Recipe from the menu and you would expect it to open a recipe blank to work on, but unfortunately you have to rifle through your recipes to find the new recipe and then double click to open. 2. Entering ingredients requires selecting from a menu, which I found to be incomplete in both the grains and the hops, and it was not immediately obvious how to change those. 3. Once a recipe is entered, if you want to make minor tweaks to the volumes or ingredients you can work with sliders for the ingredients, which is nice, but it is much more tricky to work with the volumes. There are several other problems, but this are all generally minor and you can learn to adapt to them, or you can take a look at Beertools Pro. Although I have a registered copy of BeerAlchemy and use it for importing and viewing a list of recipes, I fear that the new unreleased version of Beertools Pro will trump all of BeerAlchemy's current advantages. It already trumps Beer Alchemy in terms of Usability and available recipes.
Like (3)
Version 1.5.2
Thecheatosx
16 January 2006
The best beer brewing software for the Mac. Works great, GUI is outstanding (very iApp like), and developer is willing to listen to feature requests. So many times better and using an Excel spreadsheet! Brewery, get the demo, you won't be sorry.
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Version 1.0.2
$25.00

2.8

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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