Trends in Home Brewing with Jake Keeler – BeerSmith Podcast #84

by Brad Smith July 2, 2014
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Jake Keeler from the American Homebewers Association and a former Brewing TV cast member joins me this week to talk about the changes we’re seeing in homebrewing as well as homebrew supplie. This episode was recorded directly on the expo floor at the National Homebrew Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio […]

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Caramel and Crystal Malt in Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith June 26, 2014
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This week we take a look at crystal and caramel malts used in home brewing and commercial brewing. Caramel malt is a staple in a wide variety of beers worldwide, and is used to add color, flavor and sweetness to beer. I’m going to discuss how caramel malt is made, as well as when and […]

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How to Brew Beer with Malt Extract Digital Preorder Discount Open

by Brad Smith June 23, 2014
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John Palmer and I are pleased to offer you “$5 off” the digital preorder for our new video “How to Brew Beer with Malt Extract”. The video will be released next Monday, the 30th of June 2014. It will also be available on DVD from Amazon and in many home brew stores in early July. […]

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Brewing Beer Around the World with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #83

by Brad Smith June 20, 2014
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Author Stan Hieronymus joins me this week for an interview recorded on the expo floor of the National Homebrewing Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Stan shares his experiences with homebrewers and craft brewing from a variety of nations including Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Poland and more. We also discuss beer styles, techniques and ingredients. Download the […]

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Barley Crusher Sale – Our Lowest Price Ever for One Week Only

by Brad Smith June 19, 2014
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In conjunction with BC Products, I’m offering the Barley Crusher at our lowest price ever – $99.95+ shipping for the 7 lb crusher, and $119.95 + shipping for the 15 lb hopper. This is a great dual steel roller mill, and it is the one I personally use to brew beer. Its adjustable, gives a […]

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Scaling Beer Recipes for Commercial Use with BeerSmith

by Brad Smith June 11, 2014
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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 […]

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Five Tips for Beer Brewers from John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #82

by Brad Smith June 3, 2014
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John Palmer joins me this week to discuss his top five tips for new home brewers. John is the author of the top selling “How to Brew” book as well as his new book “Water”, and provides some great tips for brewers just getting into home brewing or even experienced brewers interested in making better […]

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How to Brew with Malt Extract DVD Early Preview

by Brad Smith May 22, 2014
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John Palmer and I have been working for several months on two home brewing DVDs – one on malt extract and one on all grain brewing. It has been a huge project – planning, scripting and shooting literally thousands of clips of the brewing process in full HD in a professional package. We intend to […]

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Malted Grains for Beer Brewing with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #81

by Brad Smith May 13, 2014
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Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss what different malts and grains bring to your home brewed beer. He gives us an amazing tour of the most popular malts used in home brewing and explains the flavors they really bring to the beer. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to […]

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BeerSmith Mobile 2.2 Released

by Brad Smith May 11, 2014
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I’m happy to announce the release of BeerSmith Mobile 2.2 for Android, iPhone, iPad and Kindle devices. This free update for existing users brings the mobile version up to date with the desktop version with respect to whirlpool/steeped hop calculations and adds a number of new tools and features. What’s New in BeerSmith Mobile 2.2? […]

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Avoiding a Boil Over When Home Brewing

by Brad Smith May 3, 2014
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A boil over when home brewing can be a real mess, particularly if it happens on the stove top. Even if you are brewing outside, you risk losing precious wort and hops over the side if your pot boils over. So this week I provide some quick tips on avoiding a boil over. Why the […]

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Beer Freshness and Oxygen with Chaz Benedict- BeerSmith Podcast #80

by Brad Smith April 25, 2014
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This week my guest is Chaz Benedict, who is an expert in commercial beer freshness and reducing oxygen content in finished beer. We explore beer freshness, oxygen in beer, and ways a home brewer can create beer that is long lasting and has a stable flavor profile. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and […]

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Beer Glasses and Glassware for Home Brewers

by Brad Smith April 18, 2014
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What’s in a glass? Hopefully a pint of your latest home brew! If we look beyond the obvious, your glassware choices for beer can heavily influence the presentation, character and finish of your beer. Glass choice impacts head retention, carbonation levels, aroma and perceived color of the beer. Some knowledge of glassware and its use […]

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Kegging your Home Brewed Beer with Chris Graham- BeerSmith Podcast #79

by Brad Smith April 9, 2014
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This week we discuss how to keg your home brewed beer with Chris Graham from MoreBeer. I highly recommend watching the video as this week Chris provides a detailed overview on kegging equipment, kegging techniques and how to make the transition from bottles to kegs! Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As […]

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Dry Yeast in Home Brewed Beer

by Brad Smith April 3, 2014
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Dry yeast for home brewing is sometimes maligned and often overlooked. Many years ago when I started home brewing, the quality of dry yeast included with many prepackaged kits was poor. However much has changed, and now home brewers have dry yeasts available to them that are just as good as liquid yeast. So this […]

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