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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 […]

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 […]

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Brewing Recipes On The Go? Have you ever wanted to toy with your favorite beer recipes on the road? I’ve spent the better part of the last two years making that dream a reality. First I created the BeerSmithRecipes.com recipe cloud site, which now hosts over 68,000 beer recipes and followed with my BeerSmith Lite […]

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Brewing Recipes On The Go? Have you ever wanted to toy with your favorite beer recipes on the road? I’ve spent the better part of the last two years making that dream a reality. This week I present a short preview of upcoming BeerSmith Mobile which brings recipe editing to your phone or tablet. BeerSmith […]

BeerSmith Lite is now available for iPad, iPhone on the Apple App Store. It joins the Android and Kindle Fire versions which are available through their stores. While you can’t create or edit recipes using the “lite” app, you can find new recipes from BeerSmithRecipes.com, download your own recipes from our cloud service, run a […]

I’m happy to announce that my new BeerSmith Lite app on the Android platform is now available on Google Play and Amazon App Store. While you can’t create or edit recipes using the “lite” app, you can find new recipes from BeerSmithRecipes.com, download your own recipes from our cloud service, run a brewday timer, and […]

Since launching BeerSmithRecipes.com a few months ago I’ve been hard at work developing the mobile versions of BeerSmith. The first of these will be “BeerSmith Lite” which is a I’m going to preview this week. I will be submitting it to both the Apple store and Android store in the coming days, and hopefully (with […]

Getting Started with BeerSmith 2.1

by Brad Smith on July 19, 2012 · 3 comments

I get a lot of requests asking the best way to get started with BeerSmith. I’ve written this post, not as a comprehensive guide, but as a way to help you get up and running with BeerSmith. Please bookmark it and share it with your friends – even if you are an experienced user. Downloading, […]

Almost 11 months have passed since BeerSmith 2 was launched, and I am only a few weeks away from launching version 2.1 of BeerSmith (launching 15 May). The new version includes two major feature enhancements – a brew day timer and the BeerSmith cloud storage. The Brew Day Timer For quite some time now, many […]