The Recipes Pivot maintains a list of simple beer recipes that you build yourself. When you navigate to the Recipes Pivot you’ll see an add button at the bottom of the screen. Tapping this will create a new recipe and navigate you to the Edit Recipe page. Here you set the basic traits such as name, style, size, gravity, boil time, mash time. Currently the traits are basic but in the future it’ll be expanded for more complex recipes.
Towards the bottom of the Edit Recipe button there are three buttons for Grain, Hops and Yeast. Tapping each will bring you to a selection screen where you add ingredients from a large list of most commonly used grain, hops and yeasts. Currently you must choose from the pre-loaded selections but in the future we’ll be adding functionality to add your own. When adding hops realize that you select additions of hops on the hops page but you actually set the time of the addition on the recipe edit page.
Notice that when using the Grain, Hops and Yeast addition pages they have a search box. This allows you to narrow down the lists and avoid a ton of scrolling. It’s a very simple search so I suggest using a one word search. If you want Crystal 40 I would simply search for “Crystal”. If you’d like to see base grains I would search for “base” and then see anything with the word base.
Once you’ve built a recipe you’ll see it in the Recipe Pivot in the main navigation. Tapping the recipe will bring you to a Recipe View page. From here you can choose to edit the recipe or email it if you have an email account setup. Emailing was particularly important to me because I want to be able to build my recipe on the go but also easily get it back on to my email for safe keeping. The Recipe Details page is also much easier to read than the Recipe Edit page. Notice the Recipe Details Page also has buttons to edit your grains, hops and yeast selections.