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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

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 […]

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 […]

BeerSmith Mobile and Lite Problems under IOS 9.0.1

by Brad Smith on September 26, 2015 · 10 comments

UPDATE: “BeerSmith Mobile” 2.2.59 was released on 2 October 2015 and corrects this issue – please update your app via the app store. “BeerSmith Lite” version 2.2.59 has also been released and is available for download now. These should correct any issues. Please use the support page if you continue to have problems. Many users […]

Creating an Equipment Profile in BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on August 2, 2015 · 4 comments

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 […]

Three of my Favorite Beer Styles with Recipes

by Brad Smith on April 20, 2015 · 1 comment

I don’t consider myself much of a competitive beer brewer, so I primarily brew what I enjoy brewing. So today I thought I would share a few of my favorite beer styles and provide links to a few recipes you also might enjoy. These are all ales you can brew yourself easily at home without […]

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 […]

Five Quick BeerSmith 2 Home Brewing Software Tips

by Brad Smith on December 16, 2014 · 1 comment

I often get questions about BeerSmith and how to get the most out of it when brewing. BeerSmith 2.2 with its cloud features and tight integration with BeerSmith mobile has been very popular with home and professional brewers. So this week, I thought I would share a few tips for users of BeerSmith 2.2. Create […]

I’ve enjoyed reading the new Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, just launched this Spring, which is packed with great articles for home brewers and craft beer enthusiasts. They were kind enough the offer the BeerSmith community a 20% discount on new subscriptions. To get the discount go to the subscription page and use the coupon […]

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 Video Channel is Featured on iTunes!

by Brad Smith on February 26, 2014 · 0 comments

I launched the new BeerSmith video podcast channel on iTunes this week, and sent all of the newsletter subscribers a note announcing the new format. Apparently many of you responded, and the BeerSmith podcast is now on the New and Noteworthy video section on iTunes (below) and for a short time was the #2 podcast […]

Brewing the Perfect Lager at Home

by Brad Smith on January 24, 2014 · 7 comments

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Lagers present a special challenge to the homebrewer. Despite the dominance of lagers in the commercial markets both in America and Continental Europe, brewing a lager at home is more difficult than ales. This week we take a close look at what’s needed to brew a lager at home and discuss some lager recipes. Lagers: […]

No Sparge Beer Brewing for All Grain Brewers

by Brad Smith on January 11, 2014 · 23 comments

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No sparge brewing offers an attractive alternative for those who don’t want to deal with the hassle of fly sparging or batch sparging by using a full volume mash in an single step – just mash and drain. All grain beer brewers are always looking for shortcuts when brewing beer. Its not that we’re lazy, […]

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 Home Brewing Radio – 24/7 Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on December 16, 2013 · 0 comments

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I’m pleased to announce the launch of BeerSmith Home Brewing Radio. My new online radio station is now streaming beer brewing interviews 24/7 at BeerSmith.com/radio, as well as available for a number of media and mobile players including iTunes Radio, WinAmp, TuneIn radio, Shoutcast, Quicktime, Windows Media and more. The station features all 70 episodes […]