Best Free Homebrew (Beer Recipe) Software



One of the key aspects of homebrew is recipe formulation and management. Creating a tasty brew that meets the characteristics of its target style is no easy task, involving many calculations and variables (color, bitterness, specific gravity, etc).

So it's not surprising that there are several homebrew software programs such as QBrew, CyberBrau, DrewBrew, ProMash, Strangebrew and SUDS, available to assist with these crucial tasks.

After reviewing all of these programs, two freeware products are recommended.


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An excellent homebrew recipe program with an intuitive and simple interface for formulating recipes quickly.

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License: Free (Open source)
Intuitive and simple interface, formulate recipes quickly, simple database management, export to BeerXML format, useful summary pane.
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A web-based beer recipe application for a personal web site accessible from anywhere.

Our Rating: 
License: Free
Web-based, features recipe formulation and management, supports multiple users, great for sharing recipes and tracking batches.
Additional Software Required: PHP 4+ and MySQL.
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Hi, a while back i created my own beer recipe calculator and have been recently putting some trial recipes through it. It isn't as feature rich as the ones mentioned above but it suits me fine.
Anyway you are welcome to try it, it's totally free and can be found at

Any constructive comments would also be appreciated.