Beer

High Altitude Beer Brewing and Hop Utilization

by Brad Smith on December 8, 2019 · 0 comments

I often hear from brewers who live at altitude asking about how to adjust their beer brewing recipes. Living at a higher altitude means that both water and wort will boil at a lower temperature which leads to lower hop utilization. I spent six years living near Albuquerque in New Mexico, with four of those […]

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Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing joins me to discuss the history of one of America’s oldest small breweries. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics in […]

The Importance of Healthy Yeast for Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on November 19, 2019 · 0 comments

This week I thought I would write a short article on the importance of healthy yeast, as poor yeast is a major source of off flavors in beer. Some time ago I was reviewing a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) score sheet, which is widely used to judge beer in formal competitions. I noticed that […]

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Mark Edelson joins me from Iron Hills Brewery to discuss the evolution of Craft Beer Brewing in the US. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics in […]

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Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss brewing beers centered around unusual specialty ingredients including spices, fruits and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics […]

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Ron Pattinson joins me to discuss the history of brewing in the UK in World War I, a period of profound change for British breweries. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view […]

A lot of brewers have asked me over the years for more recipe access from the mobile devices as well as more access to BeerSmith’s features on the go. While our BeerSmith Mobile app is quite popular there are still times where you may not have the app handy. In the interest of continuing to […]

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John Blichmann joins me this week to discuss the business aspects of starting a small craft brewery. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics in This Week’s […]

Six Tips for Minimizing Beer Brewing Losses

by Brad Smith on September 16, 2019 · 0 comments

This week I have 6 tips for minimizing your beer brewing losses when home brewing: Bag or Strain Your Hops – Hops matter is one of the largest contributors to trub losses in your brewing kettle, particularly given today’s highly hopped beer styles. Whether you are boiling, whirlpooling or dry hopping it is best to […]

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Robert Keifer joins us from Divine Sciences Brewing this week to discuss gluten free beer brewing recipe design. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics in This […]

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Tomme Arthur from The Lost Abbey joins me to discuss experiences the last 13 years building and running his craft brewery. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

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This week Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me to discuss their new book Simple Homebrewing. The book is focused on making home brewing simple and fun again. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file […]

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This week Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and brewmaster at New Realm Brewing joins me to discuss new India Pale Ale beer styles. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view […]

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This week Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins me to discuss HomebrewCon and the state of home brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

How Much Beer is Left in my Keg?

by Brad Smith on May 6, 2019 · 2 comments

This week I look at a simple way to determine how much beer you have left in your kegs using the weight-to-volume tool in BeerSmith. Many brewers, myself included, like to keep one or two regular beers on tap at all times. Eventually this becomes an inventory management issue, as you need to have some […]