recipes

Five Critical Tools for Beer Recipe Design

by Brad Smith on November 25, 2014 · 0 comments

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Designing a recipe from scratch can be a challenge for new brewers or those who are transitioning from brewing with kits to making their own beer recipes. I’ve written before about my approach to designing recipes, but this week I thought I would explain the critical “dials” brewers use when building a new recipe. First, […]

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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 […]

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This week on the BeerSmith podcast we talk about brewing the perfect German Schwarzbier (Black beer). Jason Jaworowicz from Rivertown Homebrewers is my guest, and he provides a detailed walkthrough on how to brew this rich German lager. iTunes Announcements: I launched a new video channel for the BeerSmith podcast on iTunes, so subscribe now! […]

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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 […]

Blonde Ale Recipes and Beer Style

by Brad Smith on March 21, 2013 · 4 comments

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Blonde Ale is a light, slightly malty beer popularized by the American craft beer movement. This week we take a look at the history of Blonde ale, how to brew it at home and some recipes. History of Blonde Ales It is difficult to trace the precise origin of the term “Blonde Ale”, but it […]

Bière de Garde Recipes and Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on February 28, 2013 · 1 comment

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Bière de Garde or “beer for keeping” is a French pale ale traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region. It is a strong pale ale, cellar aged for an extended period before consumption. This week, I take a look at the history of this style and how to brew it at home. History Bière de Garde […]

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This week I discuss how to design a beer recipe with Denny Conn. Denny shares some of his tips on creating a home brewing recipe from scratch including imagining the beer, selecting ingredients, applying techniques and iterating to perfect the beer. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 […]

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Happy New Year! I recently expanded our Beer Recipe Cloud at BeerSmithRecipes.com by moving to a new server and I’m now offering 50% more storage for all users, including free accounts as well as discounts on all member accounts. I launched BeerSmithRecipes.com last May, and a little over half a year it has grown to […]

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This week my guest is Mitch Steele from Stone Brewery. Mitch is the author of a new book called IPA: Brewing Techniques, Recipes and the Evolution of India Pale Ale. Mitch tells us how to brew the perfect India Pale Ale. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 […]

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This week my guest is Gordon Strong, who is back to talk about the Octoberfest, Marzen and Pumpkin Fall beer styles. Gordon gives us a great overview on brewing some of the most popular autumn beers. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 file Topics in This Week’s […]

Today we released BeerSmith 2.1 and it is now available for download from our main site. Simultaneously we publicly launched the new BeerSmithRecipes.com recipe sharing site and cloud service. BeerSmith 2.1 includes a new recipe timer (open any recipe and click on the timer tab) which shows you step-by-step how to mash, steep and boil […]

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 […]

Baltic Porter Recipes – Beer Styles

by Brad Smith on December 9, 2011 · 1 comment

Baltic Porter is a very strong, robust Porter brewed to fight off the harsh winters of thriving 18th and 19th Century Baltic trade routes. Though the style originated in England, it was subsequently brewed throughout Northern Europe. This week we take a look at the Baltic Porter beer history, style, recipes and how to brew […]

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Porter beer recipes and brewing Porter is the subject of this week’s interview with Grandmaster Beer Judge Gordon Strong. Beer author and BJCP President Gordon shares some of his top tips for brewing an award winning Porter beer at home. Download the MP3 File – Right Click and “Save As” to download this mp3 file […]

Sweet Stout and Milk Stout Recipes

by Brad Smith on November 3, 2011 · 5 comments

Sweet stout and milk stouts are increasingly popular beers that form a counterpoint to Dry Irish Stouts. This week we take a look at the history of Sweet Stout, how to brew it and recipes for making it. History of Sweet and Milk Stout Milk Stout (also called Cream or Sweet Stout) traces its origins […]