Homebrewing

BeerSmith News and BeerSmith Web Early Preview

by Brad Smith on February 23, 2021 · 0 comments

I felt it was time to bring you up to date on some of the new things happening at BeerSmith. BeerSmith Web Version I’ve been working hard to build a complete web based version of BeerSmith 3. Last year I released most of the BeerSmith tools to Gold+ members on the BeerSmithRecipes.com web site along […]

Mathias Siebler, a 10th generation German hop farmer, joins me this week from Bavaria to discuss growing hops. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics […]

Mead Making Fundamentals – Part 2

by Brad Smith on February 16, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I cover mead making fermentation and finishing. Last week in part 1, I provided an overview of mead making and the first steps of making the must, pitching your yeast and adding nutrients. This week I will cover the remaining steps. As I covered last week the key components of modern mead making […]

Thomas Miller joins me this week to discuss brewing the Marzen and Helles German beer styles. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in This […]

Mead Making Fundamentals – Part 1

by Brad Smith on January 24, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the fundamentals of modern mead making, including staggered mead nutrients, degassing and finishing a mead. Modern Mead Making I started making mead a few years back, and it has been an enjoyable addition to my beer brewing hobby. Most home brewers have the equipment for mead making with […]

Michael Tonsmeire from Sapwood Cellars joins me this week to discuss some of the less glamorous aspects of running a small craft brewery. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not […]

Staggered Mead Nutrients and BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on December 29, 2020 · 0 comments

This week we take a look at some alternative strategies for adding nutrients to your mead for proper fermentation. I also explain the TiONSA and TONSA 3 models which are implemented in BeerSmith. Staggered Nutrient Additions A key part of modern mead making techniques is the staggered addition of mead nutrients. Prior to the adoption […]

Jeff Bloem joins me from Murphy & Rude Malting to discuss Craft Malting and brewing with Craft Malts. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics […]

Golden Stout Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on December 8, 2020 · 0 comments

Though not a recognized beer style, Golden Stout has been popularized by many craft breweries as a bit of a novelty beer. This week we take a look at how to brew one. What is a Golden Stout? A golden stout is technically a beer that tastes like a rich dark stout, but without the […]

Chris Graham from MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss All-in-one brewing equipment options for home brewers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in […]

Sensory Analysis of Hop Aroma for Beer

by Brad Smith on October 19, 2020 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at methods for doing sensory analysis of hops as well as some of the resources available to understand hop flavor and aroma better. Understanding Hop Flavor and Aroma For a few years now I’ve been doing presentations on beer recipe design where I encourage brewers to get more familiar […]

BeerSmith 3.1 Mobile Released and Price Lowered

by Brad Smith on October 1, 2020 · 2 comments

I’m happy to announce the BeerSmith Mobile 3.1.9 update has been released for Android, iPhone/IOS and the Amazon app store. The app is being released on an “rolling” basis to existing users or via the app store over the next week. More Value, Costs Less The new BeerSmith Mobile release is a significant improvement over […]

Andrea Stanley from Valley Malt joins me this week to discuss Craft Malting and heirloom malt varieties. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in […]

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss hop breeding programs and some of the new hop varieties hitting the brewing market. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

BeerSmith 3.1+ Storage and Backup Improvements

by Brad Smith on September 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Starting with the BeerSmith 3.1 update we’ve added improved data storage security as well as backup options to the BeerSmith platform. I strongly recommend upgrading to 3.1 or higher by going to the main download page at BeerSmith.com if you are using an older version of BeerSmith. Improved Storage In earlier versions of BeerSmith the […]