I’m pleased to announce that the BeerSmith 2.3 desktop update has been released for download. You can download the new version here. This update is free for all existing V2.x license holders, and the trial version is available for those just starting with BeerSmith. Versions are available for Mac, PC, and Linux (beta). I am […]


The BeerSmith 2.3 update features some significant changes to the user interface as well as powerful changes in the brewing engine. This is a big update, so this will be a pretty long post. Here’s a summary of some of the new changes and how to use them! Note that you can download the new […]


I’m happy to announce the latest update to BeerSmith, V2.3 is coming on 8 August and has been in beta testing since June. BeerSmith V2.3 includes some of the most asked for features including much easier recipe editing, enhanced water tools, mash pH prediction and adjustment and significant updates to the brewing engine. The next […]

Backing Up and Recovering Your BeerSmith Recipes

by Brad Smith on April 21, 2016 · 1 comment


I frequently get the question “How to I back up my BeerSmith files?” So this week I’m going to take a look at some of the facilities for backing up and recovering data in BeerSmith. Backing Up BeerSmith Desktop Files For BeerSmith desktop your files are all stored under the directory Documents/BeerSmith2 for your main […]


I’m happy to announce a series of new add-ons for BeerSmith Desktop. The new add-ons feature over 170 new yeasts, 32 hop varieties and 48 Misc items plus updates for Avangard, Bairds, Muntons and Rahr malts. Thanks largely to the efforts of fellow brewer Brian Young, we now have most of the latest hops, yeast […]

New BeerSmith Tutorial Videos Available

by Brad Smith on January 7, 2014 · 0 comments


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 – which has detailed tutorials on how to use BeerSmith 2. There are some 28 videos in all covering BeerSmith desktop, BeerSmith mobile and our recipe […]

BeerSmith 2.2 Desktop Released

by Brad Smith on November 26, 2013 · 38 comments


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


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 […]

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This week I’m pleased to have Ray Daniels, the author of “Designing Great Beer” as well as the founder of the Cicerone program join me as a guest. Ray and I discuss designing beer recipes, homebrewing, commercial brewing and the Cicerone certification program. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download […]

The Future of BeerSmith and BeerSmith News

by Brad Smith on June 6, 2013 · 13 comments


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 […]

Judging Beer for Homebrewers

by Brad Smith on January 19, 2012 · 2 comments

When I interview top brewers both for the blog and BeerSmith podcast, time and time again they mention the importance of being able to judge beer to become a better brewer. Knowing how to spot and correct the flaws in a beer is a critical skill if you want to compete or just make better […]

BeerSmith 2 Home Brewing Software is Here!

by Brad Smith on June 13, 2011 · 10 comments

Our BeerSmith 2 home brewing software has been officially released! BeerSmith 2 is the next generation in beer brewing software, and is packed with new features including tabbed browsing, yeast calculators, a redesigned interface and lots more! It is also our first release available for the Macintosh platform. I’ve included a sample of the new […]

After my earlier post announcing BeerSmith 2, I received a lot of email asking when it would be available and how much it would cost. I’m pleased to announce both the BeerSmith 2 release date, pricing and also open up the preorder for those who wish to get a great discount on the next generation […]

BeerSmith Software Video Tutorials

by Brad Smith on December 28, 2009 · 2 comments

We recently assembled a series of video tutorials for using our BeerSmith Home Brewing software. The series of 11 videos provide a good overview of many of BeerSmith’s key features. We hope to publish additional videos in the future.

Ten Reasons to use Beer Brewing Software

by Brad Smith on March 1, 2009 · 27 comments


Many homebrewers are not aware of how beer brewing software can dramatically improve the quality and consistency of their home brewed beer. This week, we take a look at some of the ways brewing software can make a difference in beer design and how it can improve your brewing day.