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March 13, 2013
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What's New

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Version 1.8.26 (released 13th March 2013)

  • Fix BeerXML import issue.

Version 1.8.25 (released 31th December 2012)

  • Modify BeerAlchemy 2 license checking code to support Mac OS 10.6 (BeerAlchemy 2 is a paid upgrade - visit for more info).
  • Fix issue which caused crash on opening batches.

Version 1.8.24 (released 30th December 2012)

  • Support use of BeerAlchemy 2 license keys to unlock BeerAlchemy 1.x. (BeerAlchemy 2 is a paid upgrade - visit for more info).
  • Remove Product Activation restrictions.

Version 1.8.23 (released 13th July 2012)

  • Supports Gatekeeper for Mac OS 10.8
  • Updated Ingredients.
  • Removes defunct MobileMe support.

Version 1.8.22 (released 17th January 2012)

  • Improves import of incorrectly formatted BeerXML files.

Version 1.8.21 (released 12th November 2011)

  • Resolves launch issues seen with 1.8.20.

Version 1.8.20 (released 7th November 2011) - Withdrawn

  • Improvements to foreign file format import.

Version 1.8.19 (released 13th March 2011)

  • Improvements to BeerXML import.
  • Corrected issue where duplicated batches disappear on iPhone sync.

Version 1.8.18 (released 18th January 2011)

  • Corrected some issues where the total water required in the instructions did not match that actually used in the steps given.
  • Corrected incorrect initialization of new yeast records.
  • Corrected issue with archive function where it wasn't aware of files stored in non-default locations.
  • Corrected issue where profiles weren't moved when Recipe Store location changed.

Version 1.8.17 (released 9th November 2010)

  • Fixed bug in hop allocation screen so now hop alphas are shown.
  • Replace 'Delete' with 'Duplicate' in 'action button' on main screen.

Version 1.8.16 (released 24th September 2010)

  • Changed beer and malt color conversion formulas
  • Now use Lovibond for fermentable colors instead of SRM.
  • Changed behavior on finding a corrupted recipes database.
  • Fixed BeerXML import for files produced by BrouwVisie.

Version 1.8.15 (released 13th August 2010)

  • Better support for special and foreign characters in HTML export.

Version 1.8.14 (released 19th July 2010)

  • Fixes (hopefully) a rare crash when saving recipes.
  • 'Move Application' dialog now gives option to suppress dialog.

Version 1.8.13 (released 8th June 2010)

  • Corrects a problem where mash pH wasn't recorded correctly.
  • Improves handling of cases where the amount of an ingredient in a batch is very near to the amount in the inventory.

Version 1.8.12 (released 20th April 2010)

  • Resolves certain issues when importing .rec files.
  • Resolves issues seen when importing from .bar files from earlier versions of BeerAlchemy.

Version 1.8.11 (released 8th April 2010)

  • Resolves crash on launch for users upgrading from some older versions of the app.

Version 1.8.10 (released 7th April 2010)

  • Resolves issues introduced with 1.8.9 for some users
  • Changes to internal file format

Version 1.8.9 (released 1st April 2010 - withdrawn 2nd April 2010)

  • Resolves issue which could prevent previewing of certain recipe batches and also could cause the iPhone app to crash when the batch was synced to the device and viewed.

Version 1.8.8 (released 22nd March 2010)

  • Dry Hops are now shown in batch instructions.

Version 1.8.7 (released 23rd February 2010)

  • Corrects a further issue with text encoding with non-ASCII characters.

Version 1.8.6 (released 8th February 2010)

  • To prevent possible data loss from a text corruption problem, this release imposes a 10000 character limit on text fields and removes all text in fields longer than this.

Version 1.8.5 (released 3rd February 2010)

  • Resolves issues with Mash Editor.

Version 1.8.4 (released 1st February 2010)

  • Resolved some issues with iPhone syncing.
  • Altered recipe/batch editors so that all fermentables are shown as options regardless of recipe type.
  • Added Viggiano color formula.
  • Corrected issue when exporting recipes with / in their name.
  • Added tasting notes to batches.

Version 1.8.3 (released 28th October 2009)

  • Corrects an issue that could cause inventory allocation to be incorrect when an ingredient appears more than once in a recipe and there is insufficient in stock.

Version 1.8.2 (released 27th October 2009)

  • Added code to autoinstall application.
  • Corrected rare issue with inventory management.

Version 1.8.1 (released 20th September 2009)

  • Corrects an issue with the Profiles editor.
  • Corrects several issues with the Shopping editor.

Version 1.8 (released 19th September 2009)

  • Adds sync support for BeerAlchemy Touch syncing.
  • Fixes crashing bug when deleting a retailer.
  • Fixes missing value in 'Instructions' template.
  • Other bug fixes.

Version 1.7.4 (released 15th June 2009)

  • Resolves an issue with the 'Shopping' feature.

Version 1.7.3 (released 5th May 2009)

  • Now uses a calculated preboil gravity for batch IBU calculations if none enteredby user. It is still recommended that this field be entered by the user for greateraccuracy.
  • BeerXML and .rec import/export now supports Mash Hopping.

Version 1.7.2 (released 20th April 2009)

  • Corrects bug that could lead to incorrect color predictions after inventory allocationswere changed whilst editing a recipe batch.

Version 1.7.1 (released 5th April 2009)

  • Changed mash efficiency calc for batches so that it is always a mash efficiency not a brewhouse efficiency.

Version 1.7 (released 2nd April 2009)

  • Added support for Mash Hopping.
  • Added support for making batches from other batches.
  • Added ability to promote a batch to a recipe.
  • Added 'Copy as Text' so recipes/batches can be pasted easily into text files/forums etc.
  • Altered Pitching Rate functionality to better match BrewMath results.
  • 'Future-Proofed' some code reducing dependence on unsupported third party components.
  • Fixed recipe calculations so losses and dilutions are properly handled.
  • Fixed a bug in batch editor where inventory allocation wasn't correctly updated in some circumstances.
  • Updated eSellerate libraries to latest version.

Version 1.6.8 (released 1st September 2008)

  • Fixed several issues relating to mash parameter entry and instruction updates in the batch editor.
  • Fixed issue where if the user moved the FG slider it was reset when the editor was reopened.
  • Fixed issue where the FG slider was jerky when used with recipes containing sugar.
  • Fixed issue where values could be unexpected changed in imported recipes.
  • Fixed bug where sometimes 'Scale Recipe' in the batch editor could cause the recipe ingredients to be scaled twice.
  • Fixed bug where small salt additions would not appear in the batch instructions.

Version 1.6.7 (released 24th June 2008)

  • Fixes an issue with .Mac uploads.

Version 1.6.6 (released 26th May 2008)

  • Fixes issue where if a recipe wasn't using a 'specific profile', changes to the boil time or recipe type wouldn't 'stick'.
  • Fixed History so it counts batches an ingredient has appeared in - not additions.
  • Other small fixes.

Version 1.6.5 (released 10th April 2008)

  • Fixes bug introduced in 1.6.4 that could cause the writing out to disk of the inventory to silently fail.

Version 1.6.4 (released 6th April 2008)

  • Added additional 'basic' mode to recipe batch editor that doesn't do automatic adjustments for inventory.
  • Batch Editor no longer allows adjustment of ingredient batches after inventory is adjusted.
  • Fixedbug where the default profile might not be set in certain circumstances. This would then stop the batch editor from launching.
  • Fixed bug where Retailers without '-' in the retailer name could not be emailed.
  • Fixed bug where if a new retailer was added, the retailers pulldown menu showed the addition but the details used were out of sync for that shopping session.
  • Added 'Order Arrived' button to inventory UI to make it easy to create batches from orders. Button only appears when On Order amount is non-zero.
  • Fixed bug where date fields in inventory module could have empty value entered.
  • Ensured that if a field is being edited in the inventory module when 'Save' is clicked that it's value was properly recorded.
  • Ensured that batches in the inventory are sorted in order of expiry date rather than simply the order in which they were created.
  • Crash Reporter now also sends back last five system.log entries relating to BeerAlchemy to aid debugging.

Version 1.6.3 (released 15th March 2008)

  • Fix bug that could occur when scaling a recipe in the batch editor.
  • Fix issue when updating inventories that have ingredients that are no longer in the ingredients lists.

Version 1.6.2 (released 4th March 2008)

  • Fixes a bug that could cause a crash on closing the app on Tiger.

Version 1.6.1 (released 1st March 2008)

  • Batch Editor now accepts Brix readings directly.
  • Batch Editor now gives info on stock levels when there is not enough of an ingredient.
  • Shopping window now more resizeable for smaller screens.
  • Fixed bug that could cause crash when leaving inventory editor.
  • Fixed bug that could rarely cause errors in parsing numbers.
  • Fixed bug where recipe batches ignored some profile defaults upon creation.

Version 1.6 (released 16th February 2008)

  • New Inventory System with new UI adds support for batches of ingredients with different specifications.
  • Recipe Batches Editor incorporates support for ingredient batches and automatically adjusts hop additions tomatch inventory. Changing hop variety in batch editor automatically adjusts addition size to match desiredIBU.
  • Added support for multiple batch size defaults with 'Profiles'.
  • Added 'History' Module which summarizes amount brewed and consumables used in past.
  • Added tab support to web browser in Shopping screen.
  • User can now add new retailers to Shopping screen.
  • BeerAlchemy can change location for data storage (e.g on memory stick) with 'Recipe Store' preference pane.
  • Export of recipe to HTML now also exports related batches.
  • Added option for bagged and loose pellet hops.
  • Fixed several bugs.
  • Performance improvements to speed recipe/batch load times.
  • Loads of other bits and bobs...

Version 1.5.4 (released 25th October 2007)

  • Resolves some issues with Leopard compatibility.

Version 1.5.3 (released 24th June 2007)

  • Fixed broken BeerXML export.

Version 1.5.2 (released 18th June 2007)

  • Fixed bug that made recipe/batch unresponsive if 'Scale By' field was cleared.
  • Fixed bug that caused crash when certain fields were cleared in the recipe editor.
  • Fixed issue that sometimes prevented notes entered in the batch editor from being saved.
  • Fixed a few typos.
  • Duplicating recipes now also duplicates them in a recipe group if one is selected.

Version 1.5.1 (released 17th April 2007)

  • Updated eSellerate engine to new version with better Leopard compatibility.
  • Fixed Print Menu Item so it works in an appropriate way in each window.
  • Fixed other menu items so deactivated when not relevant.
  • Fixed crashes in Batch editor that occured when a field was cleared.
  • FIxed issue with sites like Northern Brewer's that use Javascript pop ups to confirm basket additions.

Version 1.5 (released 30th March 2007)

  • Improved interface for recipe editor.
  • Batches now shown 'folded' under parent recipes in recipe browser and now can be previewed from there.
  • BrewDays retired - new Batch Editor with more flexibility.
  • Program now recognises and adjusts for brewery losses.
  • Added support for export to BeerXML.
  • Added support for export to .rec format
  • New Beer Color Formula more accurate for darker beers.
  • Suggest-A-Beer moved to main toolbar. Affords better integration with Shopping facility.
  • Removed 'Strike/Dough in At' from Mash Schedules. Now automatically calculated in 'Instructions' given in Batch Editor.
  • Fixed: Last inventory item now printed correctly.

Version 1.4.4 (released 17th January 2007)

  • Fixed: Several issues relating to the inventory editor.

Version 1.4.3 (released 14th December 2006)

  • Fixed: Versioning issues related to import of BeerAlchemy recipe files.

Version 1.4.2 (released 11th December 2006)

  • Fixed: Carbonation calculator now correctly takes account of residual CO2 present in beer when calculating priming rates.
  • Fixed: Bug that caused BeerDays to fail to start after a .rec or BeerXML file was imported.

Version 1.4.1 (released 9th December 2006)

  • Fixed: Bug affecting batch sparge temperatures where fahrenheit is the preferred unit.
  • Fixed: Bug affect batch creation where 'No Chosen Yeast' is the chosen yeast.

Version 1.4.0 (released 1st December 2006)

  • Added support for 'lb and oz' units so users don't have to use pounds with decimal places.
  • Added support for free entry of units. Users can now use any unit anywhere regardless of chosen preferences.
  • Added descriptions for ingredients that appear as 'tooltips'.
  • Updates to ingredient databases are now merged in rather than leaving it to the user.
  • Added print button to inventory sheet.
  • Added support for batch sparging in BrewDays.
  • Added support for limited recipe changes on batch creation.
  • Added search filters for ingredients in recipe editor.
  • Replaced app update code with Sparkle framework.
  • Users can now define how many packs of yeast a recipe uses.
  • Added support for three new bitterness formulas - Rager, Daniels and Garetz.
  • BeerAlchemy now allows users to alter the FWH and hop form utilization adjustments.
  • Fixed: Sugars and extracts are now added at the beginning of the boil by default.
  • Fixed: Now correctly handle case where if user enters a blank field for a number.

Version 1.3.1 (released 21st July 2006)

  • Fixed: Certain issues related to product activation that affected some users.

Version 1.3 (released 14th July 2006)

  • Added support for import from recipes in the .rec file format
  • Added 'Suggest a Beer' feature to BrewDays so brewers can see what they could brew with the ingredients they have to hand.
  • Added Nutrition calculator to calculate calories and standard beers/units per serving
  • Added Evaporation calculator
  • Added HBU's to bitterness calculator
  • Added mouse-over tooltip with batch info to main window display of recipes
  • Fixed: Pre-ferment vs. Post boil volumes issue for all-grain brewers.
  • Fixed: Issue that prevented batches being viewed later in same session after creation.

Version 1.2.1 (released 8th June 2006)

  • Fixed: Bug in BrewDays module that could cause unexpected alteration of amounts of an ingredient where that ingredient was used more than once in a recipe.

Version 1.2 (released 2nd May 2006)

  • Added inventory support.
  • Added separate Beer Days facility as replacement for Batches.
  • Added iPod support for recipes.
  • Ingredients are now sorted in previews etc.
  • Carbonation pane now shows kPa as well as psi.
  • 'Calculators' can now be opened in 'Recipe Editor and 'Brew Days'.
  • Added more compact, scrollable, recipe editor as an option.
  • Fixed: Bug that could cause an error message to appear upon registering or entering a serial.
  • Fixed: Bug that could cause a recipe to become corrupted.
  • Fixed: Bug that could cause crashes if certain fields in the recipe editor were empty.
  • Fixed: Ingredients editor now correctly uses users chosen color units.
  • Behavior Changed: Duplicating recipe no longer duplicates batches.

Version 1.1.2 (released 14th March 2006)

  • Added yeast pitching rate calculator.
  • Improved recipe printing options.
  • Added beer color swatch to recipe previews.
  • Updated eSellerate EWS engine to latest version

Version 1.1.1 (released 3rd March 2006)

  • Fixed: several issues related to buying/registering the program.

Version 1.1 (released 1st March 2006)

  • BeerAlchemy is now a universal binary.
  • Added shopping facility with mail/web browser/skype support.
  • Added BeerXML import support.
  • Added new refractometer tool to calculators.
  • Added priming sugar rates to carbonation tab.
  • Added suggested carbonation levels for beer styles to carbonation tab.
  • Added method to enter grain bills by percentage.
  • Added ability to calculate extract efficiency/attenuation for batches.
  • Removed recipe lock in editor.
  • Added 'Revert to defaults' in ingredients editor.
  • Added new 'home-made' crash reporter.
  • Added new malts, hops, yeasts and 'others'.
  • Added facility to send feedback from app.
  • Added 'Duplicate Recipe' facility.
  • Moved to new eSellerate EWS e-commerce engine.
  • Fixed: drag onto main webView issue.
  • Fixed: various UI issues in calculator.
  • Fixed: number of decimal points better matches relative size of unit.
  • Fixed: display of batch dates in pulldown menu.
  • Fixed: 'ignore changes' in recipe editor now really does.
  • Fixed: sorting issues on ingredients editor.
  • Fixed: crashing bug when no date entered for date fields in batches.

Version 1.0.3 (released 27th January 2006)

  • Due to recent concerns 'Smart Crash Reports' is no longer installed by default.
  • Other small bug fixes

Version 1.0.2 (released 28th December 2005)

  • The extract contributions of fermentablesadded at the start of the boil are now considered when determining IBU.
  • IBU values now calculated correctly when boil size smallerthan final batch volume.

Version 1.0.1 (released 27th December 2005)

  • Corrected spelling of 'Krausened'.
  • Added shorter maturation periods.
  • Corrected 'Imperial Pale Ale' to 'India Pale Ale'.
  • Corrected Scottish ale styles to 60, 70 and 80.
  • Recipe editor now doesn't recalculate values unless recipe unlocked.
  • Added more options for hop addition timings.
  • Increased displayed level of accuracy for salt additions to one decimal place.
  • Copper additions are no longer included in the pre-boil gravity.
  • Correct temperature units now displayed in two cases in 'calculators'where the centigrade value was shown regardless of users preferred unit.
  • Program no longer loads on Mac OS 10.3. Operation on 10.3 was never supportedand the program did not operate correctly under that version of Mac OS. In orderto avoid confusion, the program will now only load on Mac OS 10.4 and later.

Version 1.0 (released 16th December 2005)

  • First release.

Copyright 2005-2013 Kent Place Software Limited. All Rights Reserved. Kent Place Software Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with number 8358931.

BeerAlchemy (com.kentplacesoftware.beeralchemy) is a Mac software application that has been discovered and submitted by users of The latest version that our users have reported running on their systems is BeerAlchemy 1.8.26. The most popular version of this application used by our users is BeerAlchemy 1.8.25.

Operating System: Mac

Default Install Path: /Applications/

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