Homebrew Cheat Sheet

Posted : admin On 1/29/2022
If you are a Mac owner and a serious *NIX user, you're probably aware of Homebrew.
I have a few of my favorite tools installed with brew and I like to keep my 'Cellar' clean and up-to-date. Here's my commonly used commands and my typical workflow.
Never forget about man's best friend - 'man'. Use man to get the list of commands and options that can be used with brew:
To list software you currently have installed with version numbers, use:
To see just the software, which is not a dependency of another:
To keep the Homebrew itself up-to-date, and fetch the newest version from GitHub:
After updating the brew, check which formulae have an updated version available, display detailed version information to see if you have more than one older version laying around:
See any app that you no longer need and want to get rid of them? Check the dependencies for all installed formulae:
For even more detailed picture, show the dependencies for all installed formulae as a tree:
As a final precaution before removing a formula, see what other installed formulae use it as a dependency:
Uninstall formulae and all their older versions:
Upgrade remaining formulae:
Show what will be removed by cleanup command, but do not actually remove anything:
Clean the 'Cellar' removing any older versions of installed formulae and clearing old downloads from the Homebrew download-cache. Additionally, scrub the cache, removing downloads for even the latest versions of formula, which are downloaded, but not installed:
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Like many other homebrewers, I'm sure, I don't have my brix chart memorized, nor my hydrometer temp correction factor, etc. So, I made a quick little cheat sheet I can print out and tape to the inside lid of my brewing toolbox.
Here's what it looks like:
It's pretty simple and modular, so you could just print it out and cut out what you need. Just click the image to download a PDF of it. For every other country in the world, here is a chart with all temps in Celsius. Find it helpful? Is there something I'm missing? Let me know in the comments. Cheers!
*Edit 2014-12-04: I adjusted the yeast rehydration temp from 95-105* F to 80-90* F. I think I had taken the initial temperature range from How to Brew or Northern Brewer's website, but as rimandro pointed out, Fermentis recommends low to mid 80's, and Danstar Recommends mid 80's to mid 90's. Also, added a sheet with temperatures in Celsius.
12/3/2014 07:16:50 pm

Looks great! Can you post one with Celsius in the Hydrometer correction part?

12/3/2014 11:08:39 pm

Sure. I'll make a Celsius version later.

12/21/2016 09:13:14 am

I just hacked you. @$$ $#%

12/21/2016 03:15:03 pm

Cool story, bro.

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Homebrew Cheat Sheets

. Beer is up to 97% water and water is used throughout the entire brewing process. Hops are the cone-shaped flower that’s used to flavor the beer. Hops are what give the beer it’s bitter flavors and ‘beer’ aromas. The more ‘hoppy’ a beer, the more aromatic and bitter the beer will be. When you’re brewing your own beer at home, get to know the abbreviated versions of homebrewing terms to help read your recipes and directions, keep a basic measurement conversion chart handy, and check out the hierarchy of beers chart so you know what category and type of beer you want to homebrew and possibly enter.