Doing something on your own is awesome, especially because your mother no longer has to stand outside the bathroom repeatedly asking you if you're alright. Allowing you to go brew all by yourself, iBrewMaster.
Designed to keep the first-time beer maker on the right track (while employing a slew of features to keep the hardcore interested) iBM provides all of the necessary info and tools to keep track of multiple batches of suds, plus a schedule so you don't screw anything up, and methods to upload your recipes so you can share with others, though they'll be seriously pissed if it doesn't get them, well, seriously pissed. Let iBM magically guide you through the process of:
Making a Decision on Beer
The fun starts by selecting one of the preloaded 50 recipes (or the 300 available for purchase) by name, ABV, style, and a user-based star rating, or you can steal other users' recipes or construct your own from scratch, so, as mentioned before, you can steal other users' recipes.
Creating Said Beer
In addition to completely laying out the boiling and fermentation process for you, all ingredients are listed (attainable through their cadre of suppliers) and alterable with real-time effects to IBU and ABV reflected as you go. Plus they've got a scaling tool for bigger volumes, and a calendar with handy mobile alerts to ensure you don't ruin all those batches of Natural Red Dog Ice Reserve.
Drinking Said Beer
If you've managed to somehow complete the arduous task of listening to your phoneputer, you'll be able to brag about your wickedly brewed concoction by automatically uploading pics and specs of the final product on Facebook or Twitter, something you used to not be able to do on your own, as mom doesn't just hand out that Wi-Fi password freely.
Published: June 14, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
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