BeerSmith Software

Creating an Equipment Profile in BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on August 2, 2015 · 1 comment


Creating an equipment profile for your particular brewing system is an important first step for new users of BeerSmith brewing software. The equipment profile is used throughout the program to calculate estimates of beer color, bitterness, original gravity and volumes. The profile can also be used to scale recipes found on the BeerSmithRecipes cloud or […]


I’m happy to announce the updated BJCP style guide for BeerSmith 2. A little over a week ago the Beer Judge Certification Program released the final version of their new BJCP 2015 style guide at I’ve just released an add-on for BeerSmith desktop (see details below) so you can begin using the new style […]

View Your Cloud Folder Online

This week I provide a few tips to get the most out of the cloud site. I launched the BeerSmith Recipes site almost three years ago and it has grown to a collection of over 300,000 beer recipes making it perhaps the largest beer recipe site on the internet. Getting Started with the Cloud […]

Brewery workshop

I am often asked about using BeerSmith for Craft brewing and in fact BeerSmith is used by a large number of commercial breweries. Also, many passionate home brewers who make the leap from home to professional brewing then write and ask how to scale up from 5 gallons to 3 barrels or more? So I […]

New BeerSmith Tutorial Videos Available

by Brad Smith on January 7, 2014 · 0 comments


I’m often asked about the best way to learn how to use BeerSmith software? The best way to get started is by visiting our video page at – which has detailed tutorials on how to use BeerSmith 2. There are some 28 videos in all covering BeerSmith desktop, BeerSmith mobile and our recipe […]

BeerSmith 2.2 Desktop Released

by Brad Smith on November 26, 2013 · 38 comments


Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve just released BeerSmith 2.2, the latest version of BeerSmith for Mac, PC and Ubuntu Linux. BeerSmith 2.2 features a cleaned up interface, new brewing features, and makes it easy to search and use thousands of recipes available on our BeerSmithRecipes cloud site. I’ll be publishing videos on the new features shortly and […]

BeerSmith 2.2 Update for Desktop Quick Preview

by Brad Smith on November 17, 2013 · 15 comments


For several months now I’ve been hard at work on the BeerSmith 2.2 update for the BeerSmith desktop for this year’s brewing season. It is currently in beta testing. The update attempts to clean up some of the clutter in the interface, as well as add a number of the features fellow brewers have most […]

BeerSmith Ten Year Anniversary

by Brad Smith on October 27, 2013 · 4 comments


October, 2013 marks the ten year anniversary of BeerSmith! I thought I would take a moment to share how it all came about, and how the journey has been these past ten years. It all started as a simple tool I built to track my beer recipes in late 2002. It wasn’t much at the […]


I recently posted some important BeerSmith desktop add-ons that many people have been requesting. The add-ons include a 2013 Hops update (63 new hop varieties), a 2013 Yeast update (29 new yeast varieties) as well as the long awaited Great American Beer Festival (GABF) style guide. New yeast varieties include updates for Wyeast, White Labs […]

The Future of BeerSmith and BeerSmith News

by Brad Smith on June 6, 2013 · 13 comments


BeerSmith Desktop – What’s Coming Over the next several months I’m assembling a team to work on a series of updates to BeerSmith desktop which I plan to release this Fall with a focus on: Making the program less cluttered and easier to use, particularly for first time users Updating the program to bring in […]


Beer Recipe Design on the Go? I’m pleased to announce the release of BeerSmith Mobile for iPhone and iPad. BeerSmith Mobile brings full recipe design and editing to your iPhone or iPad, and joins last week’s versions released for Android and Kindle Fire. BeerSmith mobile includes seamless recipe integration via the cloud site so […]


Brewing Recipes On The Go? Have you ever wanted to toy with your favorite beer recipes on the road? I’ve spent the better part of the last two years making that dream a reality. First I created the recipe cloud site, which now hosts over 68,000 beer recipes and followed with my BeerSmith Lite […]


Brewing Recipes On The Go? Have you ever wanted to toy with your favorite beer recipes on the road? I’ve spent the better part of the last two years making that dream a reality. This week I present a short preview of upcoming BeerSmith Mobile which brings recipe editing to your phone or tablet. BeerSmith […]

BeerSmith Cloud

Happy New Year! I recently expanded our Beer Recipe Cloud at by moving to a new server and I’m now offering 50% more storage for all users, including free accounts as well as discounts on all member accounts. I launched last May, and a little over half a year it has grown to […]

BeerSmith Lite is now available for iPad, iPhone on the Apple App Store. It joins the Android and Kindle Fire versions which are available through their stores. While you can’t create or edit recipes using the “lite” app, you can find new recipes from, download your own recipes from our cloud service, run a […]