Quick Start

When you just want to get stuck in.

We've endeavoured to provide some depth to the recipes at Brewbat, however, sometimes you want to get stuck in.

Here's the minimum we think you should do:

Add Your Water and Equipment Profiles

Initial setup - one time only step unless you change water or equipment

  • Head over to the Water Profile area (Calcs > Water Profile) and add your local water to your profile.
    • Do a search and click Get Reports, then Save Profile.
  • Head to your User Profile (Settings > Account > Recipe) and add your equipment to your profile.
    • Click on Equipment Profiles and do a search for your gear if it's commercially available.
    • Alternatively, add your equipment specs in the table
    • Click Save to save your equipment.

Create a New Recipe

  • Head to the New Recipe page (Recipe > New Recipe) to create a new recipe
    • Change the name, brew date.
    • Confirm whether you want to use the saved equipment information by checking Use Default Equipment Profile".
    • Click Add Recipe and you'll be taken to the recipe page.

Start Filling in the Recipe Page


  • Adjust:
    • target batch size
    • boil time


  • Choose a style from the Style Profiles table


  • Choose a mash profile from the Mash Profiles table



  • Add your grain bill from the Add Fermentable table
  • Adjust Target Water:Grain (this should be pre-selected in your equipment profile) if needed


  • Add your hops from the Add Hops table


  • Add your water treatment acid/salts here
  • Any other ingredients
  • Check out the Recommended pH pop up to decide what pH your mash should be.


  • Add your Mash Water here (it'll calculate the amount based on your specified Water:Grain ratio)
  • Add any Sparge or Top Up (aka Liquor Back) water. The amount will reflect your batch size aim.


  • Add your yeast here.
  • We assume a usual ale pitching rates but you can use the pop up to get a recommended rate dependent on the style and strength.


  • On brewday, you can add your Post Mash, Post Boil, Post Sparge volume, gravity, temperature and pH readings.
  • You can add readings from the FV as well.
  • These will contribute towards (among others) your efficiency and attenuation calculations.

Finishing Up

  • When you're done, click Save.

James Torr 18 Jun 22