BeerSmith Software

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I’m happy to announce a series of new add-ons for BeerSmith Desktop. The new add-ons feature over 170 new yeasts, 32 hop varieties and 48 Misc items plus updates for Avangard, Bairds, Muntons and Rahr malts. Thanks largely to the efforts of fellow brewer Brian Young, we now have most of the latest hops, yeast […]

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In today’s quick tip, I show you how to recover your activation key for BeerSmith desktop. There is a nice little tool that can help you locate your key if you have lost it and need to reinstall BeerSmith. BeerSmith Quick Brewing and Software tips are some short 1-3 minute video clips I’ve put together […]

Customizing Views and Windows in BeerSmith 2

by Brad Smith on December 23, 2015 · 0 comments

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This week I wanted to share how you can work just a bit faster using BeerSmith 2 by managing your views, shortcuts and folders. BeerSmith has quite a few customizable tools for adjusting how you see your recipes as well as how you interact with the program itself. So here are a few tips on […]

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Scaling a beer recipe is a powerful feature in BeerSmith that can be used for adapting another recipe to your equipment, creating a larger or smaller recipe or even adjusting your efficiency numbers. Most often you are scaling a recipe to match your equipment setup – but this article is going to cover several possible […]

Creating an Equipment Profile in BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on August 2, 2015 · 1 comment

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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 […]

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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 www.BJCP.org. 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 BeerSmithRecipes.com 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 […]

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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

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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 BeerSmith.com/video – which has detailed tutorials on how to use BeerSmith 2. There are some 28 videos in all covering BeerSmith desktop, BeerSmith mobile and our BeerSmithRecipes.com recipe […]

BeerSmith 2.2 Desktop Released

by Brad Smith on November 26, 2013 · 38 comments

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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

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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

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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 […]

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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

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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 […]

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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 BeerSmithRecipes.com cloud site so […]