Homebrew Timer 12+

A brew day app for iOS

Mary Ann Burt

    • 4.0 • 8 Ratings
    • $2.99



Homebrew Timer is a brew day app for beer brewers – it pushes notifications to your iPhone or iPad when it's time to add ingredients while your wort is boiling. Select from an extensive list of hops, spices, fruits, herbs, and adjuncts included in the app, or easily add your own custom ingredients. Recipes are saved to your iPhone so they are ready to go next time you brew your favorite beer.

Create and save recipes.

Import recipes via beerXML files from your favorite homebrew recipe development software.

Once started, Homebrew Timer will show the time remaining to add each ingredient and will push a notification to your device's screen

Notifications work while app is in the background or closed.

Notifications will appear on your Apple Watch if it is set up to mirror notifications for Homebrew Timer.

Tap the “?” button on any screen for instructions.

Let Homebrew Timer keep track of your brew day so you don't have to while you make great beer.


What’s New

Version 2.1.0

Added time to next step on home view and recipe list view
Added button to check all steps as completed
Fixed some bugs
Added support for iOS 16

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

Friedzucc ,

Love the app - with a suggestion

In an update it would be nice if the notes show up in the timer screen. That way you could view the mash steps and other notes before starting the timer. When you open a recipe it goes straight to the timed ingredients. To see your notes you need to hit edit. Seems like it would be a easy adjustment. The app does work great.

focodad ,


So far it works as advertised. Would be nice to have a section for the mash steps. I guess I could put that in the notes section, which is nice to have. Also, what is the purpose of the settings? The only option is to reset to default. How about changing notification sounds, one minute warning notification, continuous alert until acknowledged, color scheme, etc.

I have been using this app for over 6 months now. Overall, I like it and will continue to use despite some of the things I have already suggested:

1. Timer needs work. Needs to have a continuous alert until acknowledged. A single “beep” doesn’t cut it. More alert functions since in the brewing world, the brew schedule is critical! :)

2. More working space for notes. How about you click the notes and it opens to a bigger edit screen?

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review. Good suggestions, especially the settings. Hope you continue to find Homebrew Timer useful on brew day.

P.S. (March 31, 2019) Thank you for the continued feedback. We're working on updates.

Elminster of Knotting Hill ,

Ingredient Categories

Simple interface (a good thing) but it’s missing some major ingredient
Categories such as Dry as well as Liquid Malt Extract as well as post-boil activity like hops Whirlpool or Steeping and Adjunct additions.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the feedback. We'll consider your suggestions for our next release.

App Privacy

The developer, Mary Ann Burt, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Collected

The developer does not collect any data from this app.

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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