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BeerSmith 2 Lite

BeerSmith 2 Lite

BeerSmith LLC

BeerSmith Lite puts thousands of beer recipes at your fingertips!

3.9 Ratings 266+ Reviews 5K+ Downloads

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  • Useful but getting dated Mar 25, 2019

    By WeissXB
    I use this in conjunction with the desktop BeerSmith application. It is really useful on brew day, especially the timer. That said, it is really looking dated. Hasn’t been updated for the screen size of current generation devices, etc.
  • Dec 14, 2020

    By M K
    Nice to be able to access beersmith2 recipes created in the laptop version. Unfortunately I am made to log in alot, this then defaults the units back to imperial instead of my metric preference.
  • Better than I expected Oct 19, 2012

    By Imagerium
    I've used Beersmith for over a year and I'm still amazed how powerful it is and how much better my beer has improved because of it. I have been waiting for the mobile versions to come out so I can make more effective use of the Cloud. What is very cool about the app are the Tools. Even though you can't (yet) edit recipes, you can make mash & infusion calculations on the fly. That alone is worth the price of the app. Thanks Brad! Looking forward to the full version!
  • Great App Feb 11, 2013

    By ClayWA
    Don't know why people are mad at this app. As a long time BeerSmith user this is the perfect companion. Read the description. It's not meant to stand alone. Quit being cheep and then complaining because this isn't what you are looking for. If you have BeerSmith on your Computer this thing is awesome. Don't know how many times I've forgotten my recipe and wished I had it at the LHBS. This makes it that much easier. Plus the timer is great. Awesome app. Can't wait till the full version is out.
  • Great potential Jul 9, 2013

    By Jcironhide
    This app has some great potential as soon as the big are worked out of it. I just upgraded my lite to the full version. I would have liked to see the icon change to the full version after doing so. It would have probably benefited the app to run a beta for more user input and fix programming issues. Other than that I am extremely excited to write recipes on the fly, which will be so much better with easy accessibility.
  • Mar 12, 2018

    By Liam Burford
    Been using desktop app for a while and so thought I would supplement this with the mobile app. Both are excellent. Would not have brewday without. Love the way styles can be linked to the BJCP and how profiles can be set up. A lot of love and thought has gone into this app. Simple to use and yet also very clever. Only (crucial) think missing is ability to export to xml as I need this to load into my Grainfather app....still the desktop app does do this.This app otherwise compliments perfectly.
  • Lite is Great but Full will be better! Jan 13, 2013

    By Ryush806
    This is a great app. I especially like it because I can access my recipes that I plan to brew at work. That way when I'm taking a break I can review the recipe and think about if I want to tweak it etc. I can't wait for the full version to come out so I don't have to wait to get home to edit the recipes though!
  • Good app and good beers!! Mar 5, 2013

    By MRcleanShrek
    Overall a very good app. I works better with the computer software if your looking to change anything within the recipe unfortunately this app alone can't do it. However if your a beginner that know how to brew and are just looking for different recipes to see what you favorite tips then this is certainly the best place I have found to get those recipes!!!
  • Jun 24, 2017

    By Brett Peters
    I get the same bug with the upgrade. makes it unusable and there is no reference to a fix on the website. I should never have purchased the upgrade, worked perfectly until then.
  • Does as advertised Jan 23, 2013

    By Mays
    This is a great brew day companion app, without a doubt. A robust integrated timer is what I've been looking for, and by pulling up my Beer Smith cloud recipes and it auto-timing my hop charges and mash timers, I'm having much more relaxed, and stress free brew days. Thanks Brad at BS, and I look forward to the release of the full mobile version in the future!
  • Useful but getting dated Mar 25, 2019

    By WeissXB
    I use this in conjunction with the desktop BeerSmith application. It is really useful on brew day, especially the timer. That said, it is really looking dated. Hasn’t been updated for the screen size of current generation devices, etc.
  • Dec 14, 2020

    By M K
    Nice to be able to access beersmith2 recipes created in the laptop version. Unfortunately I am made to log in alot, this then defaults the units back to imperial instead of my metric preference.
  • Better than I expected Oct 19, 2012

    By Imagerium
    I've used Beersmith for over a year and I'm still amazed how powerful it is and how much better my beer has improved because of it. I have been waiting for the mobile versions to come out so I can make more effective use of the Cloud. What is very cool about the app are the Tools. Even though you can't (yet) edit recipes, you can make mash & infusion calculations on the fly. That alone is worth the price of the app. Thanks Brad! Looking forward to the full version!
  • Great App Feb 11, 2013

    By ClayWA
    Don't know why people are mad at this app. As a long time BeerSmith user this is the perfect companion. Read the description. It's not meant to stand alone. Quit being cheep and then complaining because this isn't what you are looking for. If you have BeerSmith on your Computer this thing is awesome. Don't know how many times I've forgotten my recipe and wished I had it at the LHBS. This makes it that much easier. Plus the timer is great. Awesome app. Can't wait till the full version is out.
  • Great potential Jul 9, 2013

    By Jcironhide
    This app has some great potential as soon as the big are worked out of it. I just upgraded my lite to the full version. I would have liked to see the icon change to the full version after doing so. It would have probably benefited the app to run a beta for more user input and fix programming issues. Other than that I am extremely excited to write recipes on the fly, which will be so much better with easy accessibility.
  • Mar 12, 2018

    By Liam Burford
    Been using desktop app for a while and so thought I would supplement this with the mobile app. Both are excellent. Would not have brewday without. Love the way styles can be linked to the BJCP and how profiles can be set up. A lot of love and thought has gone into this app. Simple to use and yet also very clever. Only (crucial) think missing is ability to export to xml as I need this to load into my Grainfather app....still the desktop app does do this.This app otherwise compliments perfectly.
  • Lite is Great but Full will be better! Jan 13, 2013

    By Ryush806
    This is a great app. I especially like it because I can access my recipes that I plan to brew at work. That way when I'm taking a break I can review the recipe and think about if I want to tweak it etc. I can't wait for the full version to come out so I don't have to wait to get home to edit the recipes though!
  • Good app and good beers!! Mar 5, 2013

    By MRcleanShrek
    Overall a very good app. I works better with the computer software if your looking to change anything within the recipe unfortunately this app alone can't do it. However if your a beginner that know how to brew and are just looking for different recipes to see what you favorite tips then this is certainly the best place I have found to get those recipes!!!
  • Jun 24, 2017

    By Brett Peters
    I get the same bug with the upgrade. makes it unusable and there is no reference to a fix on the website. I should never have purchased the upgrade, worked perfectly until then.
  • Does as advertised Jan 23, 2013

    By Mays
    This is a great brew day companion app, without a doubt. A robust integrated timer is what I've been looking for, and by pulling up my Beer Smith cloud recipes and it auto-timing my hop charges and mash timers, I'm having much more relaxed, and stress free brew days. Thanks Brad at BS, and I look forward to the release of the full mobile version in the future!
  • Lite, Too Lite. Jan 6, 2013

    By bshegg
    Pros: Beersmith Lite has many useful tools in calculators integrated and allows you to search beersmith recipes and is a great resource and would/should be a great free app. Cons: No deeper functionality, it is not possible to create or even edit your recipes which seems absurd. Choose the more expensive alternative to beersmith on the App Store and don't waste your money here until they add some of the beersmith software features.
  • Broken Nov 20, 2020

    By Brett_1341
    I have used Been used this app for a few years but it is now broken with the lates iOS update.
  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Mark Macdonald
    Tried to login to my Cloud account. Entered my username and password, tapped Login.. nothing happens. I wanted this app to access my BeerSmith recipes stored in the cloud. Sadly it's unusable for me in this state.
  • Oct 12, 2018

    By Tracy Mercier
    Loved this until it stopped working. Just sits in upgrade accepted then nothing. Useless.
  • Apr 2, 2019

    By Michael Boyd
    all of a sudden the app sits on the "rebooting to enable new features" dialog.... what happened guys?
  • Sep 24, 2018

    By Jason Dunn
    I now get the "restart your app" message that has been there forever now and I've just hit ok and moved on but now the app is stuck there and it's not functional. This bug has been documented for a very long time and had not been resolved. It's very disappointing to say the least. The software was good when it worked and now it's a steaming pile that I sadly spent money on.
  • Not worth getting Feb 2, 2013

    By ding_apple
    This app is not worth getting. I feel that it is a companion app for the desktop version and not good enough as a stand alone app. Wish I could get my money back. Since I don't want to fork out the money for the desktop version I am out of luck. Don't bother with this unless you have beersmith on you computer. Very disappointed. Wish they would make this more obvious in the app description. I found more functionality from cheaper apps out there.
  • May 20, 2015

    By Steve Gregory
    It allows me to see my recipes so I don't have to run back to my computer or waste paper printing them, but there are 3 major things wrong with this app: 1. It never gets updates 2. There should be a better system than this lite/pro setup. I already own the full fledged beersmith application on desktop, why force me to go back to my computer and re-cloud upload my recipe any time I need to make a tweak? Perhaps email address or key validation in-app could show who owns the desktop app and the "full" app
  • Limited functionality Feb 3, 2013

    By Shovey123
    Desktop version doesn't automatically put recipes in cloud account, you need to move them manually. Could version drops information like brew dae.

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  • Better than I expected Oct 19, 2012

    By Imagerium
    I've used Beersmith for over a year and I'm still amazed how powerful it is and how much better my beer has improved because of it. I have been waiting for the mobile versions to come out so I can make more effective use of the Cloud. What is very cool about the app are the Tools. Even though you can't (yet) edit recipes, you can make mash & infusion calculations on the fly. That alone is worth the price of the app. Thanks Brad! Looking forward to the full version!
  • Great App Feb 11, 2013

    By ClayWA
    Don't know why people are mad at this app. As a long time BeerSmith user this is the perfect companion. Read the description. It's not meant to stand alone. Quit being cheep and then complaining because this isn't what you are looking for. If you have BeerSmith on your Computer this thing is awesome. Don't know how many times I've forgotten my recipe and wished I had it at the LHBS. This makes it that much easier. Plus the timer is great. Awesome app. Can't wait till the full version is out.
  • Mar 12, 2018

    By Liam Burford
    Been using desktop app for a while and so thought I would supplement this with the mobile app. Both are excellent. Would not have brewday without. Love the way styles can be linked to the BJCP and how profiles can be set up. A lot of love and thought has gone into this app. Simple to use and yet also very clever. Only (crucial) think missing is ability to export to xml as I need this to load into my Grainfather app....still the desktop app does do this.This app otherwise compliments perfectly.
  • Lite is Great but Full will be better! Jan 13, 2013

    By Ryush806
    This is a great app. I especially like it because I can access my recipes that I plan to brew at work. That way when I'm taking a break I can review the recipe and think about if I want to tweak it etc. I can't wait for the full version to come out so I don't have to wait to get home to edit the recipes though!
  • Does as advertised Jan 23, 2013

    By Mays
    This is a great brew day companion app, without a doubt. A robust integrated timer is what I've been looking for, and by pulling up my Beer Smith cloud recipes and it auto-timing my hop charges and mash timers, I'm having much more relaxed, and stress free brew days. Thanks Brad at BS, and I look forward to the release of the full mobile version in the future!
  • Mar 8, 2017

    By Joshua Vandenberg
    Locks up/Force quits Galaxy Nexus
  • Just what I needed Oct 19, 2012

    By MikesterB
    Beersmith desktop software is great, and now this mobile version builds on it. I can access the recipes from y desktop, via the cloud, from my phone while I'm in the backyard brewing. And there are WAY more tools here to help me along when adjustments or measurements need to be made.
  • Please fix freezing!! Sep 27, 2015

    By JPOletsgo
    Absolutely love this Beersmith!!! I've beenhomebrewing for five years. Been doing all grain brewing and making my own recipes with Beersmith for about 2 1/2 years. love it but...since last update 9.0.1 keeps freezing and can't go back. PLEASE FIX!! Thank you!!
  • Jul 5, 2016

    By Travis Dozer
    Makes it nice to have your recipes with you all the time. Brew day timer is great as well
  • Jul 8, 2016

    By Matthew Plover
    Yes it is fixed. Your are a champion.
  • Dec 14, 2020

    By M K
    Nice to be able to access beersmith2 recipes created in the laptop version. Unfortunately I am made to log in alot, this then defaults the units back to imperial instead of my metric preference.
  • Good app and good beers!! Mar 5, 2013

    By MRcleanShrek
    Overall a very good app. I works better with the computer software if your looking to change anything within the recipe unfortunately this app alone can't do it. However if your a beginner that know how to brew and are just looking for different recipes to see what you favorite tips then this is certainly the best place I have found to get those recipes!!!
  • Handy App Jan 20, 2013

    By mchaton
    I think this is a great LITE version of PC app. It is lite, so yeah, you can't edit recipe or scale. That's OK. Being able to see my recipe during brewing and not having to print out is handy. Having the calculators, tools, recipes, etc. is well worth $4. And, I do look forward to having the ability to edit or scale when the Lite grows-up to the Full version. Good job!
  • Dec 27, 2016

    By Martin Huebner
    Every time I open BeerSmith I get the "upgrade complete, restarting application" thing going on. Running this on my Nexus 6P
  • Nov 9, 2016

    By A Google user
    Thanks Brad. App now works as it should. Lots of options and great for brewdays.
  • Jun 28, 2016

    By Mark Wood
    Thanks Beersmith, you made my brew day happier.
  • Awsome Oct 19, 2012

    By Clay75275
    Sooo, I like everything but the recipe screen. I love you brew sheet, and use it a LOT. Would love to have electronic version of it. Items I'd like on the recipe screen are check boxes, notes, collapsable sections (Yeast starter, Water, Grain, Mash, Boil, etc, etc. ) AND push notifications for brew timers, i.e . friday morning - Yeast starter for Sat brew. Export and/or sync back to my desktop for notes. Inventory push to the cloud, so I know what to buy when I go to the homebrew store. Custom processes sections, where I could just put in a list of steps for my brew system. Photo notes or url link to notes (Evernote for example). Anyway, well worth the $4, Thanks Brad/et al.
  • Looking forward to full version. Mar 16, 2013

    By Pszone42
    This is a handy COMPANION to the BeerSmith full version. I especially like the timing feature for mash and boil schedules. I look forward to getting full functionality for this app without having to start up my PC to change a recipe on the fly, for example.
  • Jan 19, 2016

    By Antonio Fernandez
    Great app, but no timer sounds after last update on Galaxy Tab 4
  • Timer is buggy Dec 19, 2012

    By kcweazle
    This is a great app but there are still problems with the brew timer. The highlighted steps don't stay in sync with the timer so it can be hard to follow at times. The timer works great as long as you don't try to follow along with the steps that highlight in the app.
  • Useful but getting dated Mar 25, 2019

    By WeissXB
    I use this in conjunction with the desktop BeerSmith application. It is really useful on brew day, especially the timer. That said, it is really looking dated. Hasn’t been updated for the screen size of current generation devices, etc.
  • Great potential Jul 9, 2013

    By Jcironhide
    This app has some great potential as soon as the big are worked out of it. I just upgraded my lite to the full version. I would have liked to see the icon change to the full version after doing so. It would have probably benefited the app to run a beta for more user input and fix programming issues. Other than that I am extremely excited to write recipes on the fly, which will be so much better with easy accessibility.
  • Jun 24, 2017

    By Brett Peters
    I get the same bug with the upgrade. makes it unusable and there is no reference to a fix on the website. I should never have purchased the upgrade, worked perfectly until then.
  • Good resource Mar 8, 2013

    By Miscman23
    Overall this app is a handy resource tool for calculations and recipe inspiration. Only downside I've found is in majority of the recipes they don't add great instructions for the brew such as amount of time in fermentation, secondary and in some cases the recipe calls for kegging and doesn't give you a sugar to add for bottle carbonation. But those things can be found by trial and error would just be nice to take out the guess work.
  • Lite, Too Lite. Jan 6, 2013

    By bshegg
    Pros: Beersmith Lite has many useful tools in calculators integrated and allows you to search beersmith recipes and is a great resource and would/should be a great free app. Cons: No deeper functionality, it is not possible to create or even edit your recipes which seems absurd. Choose the more expensive alternative to beersmith on the App Store and don't waste your money here until they add some of the beersmith software features.
  • Limited functionality Feb 3, 2013

    By Shovey123
    Desktop version doesn't automatically put recipes in cloud account, you need to move them manually. Could version drops information like brew dae.
  • Broken Nov 20, 2020

    By Brett_1341
    I have used Been used this app for a few years but it is now broken with the lates iOS update.
  • Dec 19, 2020

    By Mark Macdonald
    Tried to login to my Cloud account. Entered my username and password, tapped Login.. nothing happens. I wanted this app to access my BeerSmith recipes stored in the cloud. Sadly it's unusable for me in this state.
  • Oct 12, 2018

    By Tracy Mercier
    Loved this until it stopped working. Just sits in upgrade accepted then nothing. Useless.
  • Apr 2, 2019

    By Michael Boyd
    all of a sudden the app sits on the "rebooting to enable new features" dialog.... what happened guys?
  • Sep 24, 2018

    By Jason Dunn
    I now get the "restart your app" message that has been there forever now and I've just hit ok and moved on but now the app is stuck there and it's not functional. This bug has been documented for a very long time and had not been resolved. It's very disappointing to say the least. The software was good when it worked and now it's a steaming pile that I sadly spent money on.
  • Not worth getting Feb 2, 2013

    By ding_apple
    This app is not worth getting. I feel that it is a companion app for the desktop version and not good enough as a stand alone app. Wish I could get my money back. Since I don't want to fork out the money for the desktop version I am out of luck. Don't bother with this unless you have beersmith on you computer. Very disappointed. Wish they would make this more obvious in the app description. I found more functionality from cheaper apps out there.
  • May 20, 2015

    By Steve Gregory
    It allows me to see my recipes so I don't have to run back to my computer or waste paper printing them, but there are 3 major things wrong with this app: 1. It never gets updates 2. There should be a better system than this lite/pro setup. I already own the full fledged beersmith application on desktop, why force me to go back to my computer and re-cloud upload my recipe any time I need to make a tweak? Perhaps email address or key validation in-app could show who owns the desktop app and the "full" app

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