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BeerSmith 2.2 Desktop Released

by Brad Smith on November 26, 2013 · 38 comments

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Happy Thanksgiving! I’ve just released BeerSmith 2.2, the latest version of BeerSmith for Mac, PC and Ubuntu Linux. BeerSmith 2.2 features a cleaned up interface, new brewing features, and makes it easy to search and use thousands of recipes available on our BeerSmithRecipes cloud site. I’ll be publishing videos on the new features shortly and […]

BeerSmith 2.2 Update for Desktop Quick Preview

by Brad Smith on November 17, 2013 · 15 comments

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For several months now I’ve been hard at work on the BeerSmith 2.2 update for the BeerSmith desktop for this year’s brewing season. It is currently in beta testing. The update attempts to clean up some of the clutter in the interface, as well as add a number of the features fellow brewers have most […]

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 […]

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This week my guest is Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery. Michael is a national an international award winning mead maker who made the transition from making mead at home to professional only two years ago. Michael is going to share his tips on making great mead at home. Download the MP3 File – Right Click […]

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This week my guest is Mike Mraz, an award winning homebrewer who joins us to talk about brewing sour beer styles. Mike will tell you how to brew those distinctive sour beers like Belgian Flanders, Lambics or Sours at home. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 file […]

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This week my guest is Jason Perrault, a fourth generation hop grower from Perrault Farms. Jason joins us to talk about how to grow hops at home, and along the way we also talk about how to store and use fresh hops to enhance your homebrew. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save […]

Ten BeerSmith 2 Brewing Software Tips

by Brad Smith on October 20, 2011 · 5 comments

Many people have written the past few months asking that I put together a collection of tips for BeerSmith 2. I launched BeerSmith 2 in June and it has been very popular with both new and existing brewers. So this week I present a set of 10 tips for making the most of BeerSmith 2. […]

Yeast Starters for Home Brewing Beer – Part 1

by Brad Smith on December 14, 2010 · 11 comments

Most brewers understand that yeast starters are important for making your beer. If you pitch the proper quantity of yeast, your beer will ferment fully and give you a clean finish. Some time back, I wrote an article on how to create a basic yeast starter, but that only touched briefly on the important topic […]

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This week I talk with John Palmer, author of “How to Brew” which is the top selling Home Brewing book on Amazon. John is also co-host of Brew Strong on the Brewing Network and a popular speaker on home brewing. John shares with us how he got started brewing, how he wrote “How to Brew” […]

The Home Brewing with BeerSmith Book is Out

by Brad Smith on November 1, 2010 · 0 comments

Just a quick (and final) note since I have a lot of you who follow the blog via RSS/Email – I released the “Home Brewing with BeerSmith” book last Wednesday! The book is a compilation of over 70 articles from the BeerSmith blog. Thanks to the community, it has been well received so far. Quite […]

Home Brewing with BeerSmith Book – Its Released!

by Brad Smith on October 23, 2010 · 3 comments

I’ll keep this post short as I’ve already talked quite a bit about my new book that was just released. Its a collection of about 75 of the best articles on home brewing techniques and beer styles from the BeerSmith home brewing blog that will be available in paperback format and on the Kindle next […]

Home Brewing with BeerSmith – My New Book

by Brad Smith on September 30, 2010 · 6 comments

I’ve had a lot of people ask me if there was any way to get a printed collection of the articles from the BeerSmith blog. Soon, the answer will be yes. I’m in the process of editing my first home brewing book titled “Home Brewing with BeerSmith” for publication in late October. I’m really excited […]

Filtering Home Brewed Beer

by Brad Smith on August 27, 2010 · 35 comments

Almost all commercial brewers filter their beer to rapidly improve flavor and clarity. Yet few home brewers filter their beer, either because they lack the equipment or prefer the raw flavor of unfiltered beer. However filtering is a good option for intermediate to advanced brewers who want crystal clear, smooth flavored beer. Why Filter? Filtering […]

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Today we present part three of our guide on making beer at home. In the last two articles we described steps one and two including the basic equipment required to make beer at home, and the brewing process. In the final article of the series, we will walk through bottling, aging and drinking your first homemade beer.

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In part two of our series on how to brew beer, we cover “brew day”, where you boil and ferment your first homebrewed beer. Join us for part two of this series on making beer at home.