This week I’m going to cover the new Tilt import features added in BeerSmith 3.1, as well as general features for importing and exporting CSV fermentation data from other sources. Tilt Data Import The Tilt wireless hydrometer has become a popular tool for home brewers. One of the top features many brewers asked for was […]

This week Marshall Schott joins me to discuss how many “short and shoddy” shortcuts you can take when brewing beer and still produce good beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: […]

BeerSmith 3.1 Released

by Brad Smith on June 22, 2020 · 0 comments

I’m happy to announce the official release of the BeerSmith 3.1 update. This update includes some significant updates to the BeerSmith data storage model, TILT data import, new brewing features and a large number of bug fixes. This release is also a very important foundational step towards establishing both an online version of BeerSmith and […]

BeerSmith 3.1 New Update Features

by Brad Smith on June 11, 2020 · 0 comments

Buy BeerSmith 3 Download BeerSmith 3 Here is a summary of the new features coming in the BeerSmith 3.1 desktop update. I have posted the open beta version on the main download page at BeerSmith.com, and plan to publish the formal release in the next week or two. You can find additional details for all […]

Gary Glass joins me this week to discuss the state of US Craft and Homebrewing, the upcoming virtual Homebrewcon and some of his own homebrew creations. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio […]

Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me this week to discuss hop techniques and brewing beers with unusual specialty ingredients. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

Steve Piatz, the author of “The Complete Guide to Making Mead” joins me this week to discuss mead making techniques. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

This week I take a look at how you can use BeerSmith brewing software to adjust the brewhouse efficiency for your individual equipment setup. Understanding Brewhouse Efficiency Brewhouse efficiency is simply a measure of how efficient your all grain brewing system is at converting pounds (or kilograms) of grains into Original Gravity (OG) points going […]

Dr Charlie Bamforth, Professor Emeritus from the University of California at Davis joins me this week to discuss beer brewing yeast. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

The BeerSmith Podcast Index

by Brad Smith on April 17, 2020 · 0 comments

I received a lot of positive feedback from the BeerSmith Blog Article Index that I sent out last week featuring about 360 free articles on brewing. So last weekend I indexed all 212 BeerSmith Podcast episodes by subject so you can find the ones you are most interested in:   BeerSmith Podcast IndexThe BeerSmith podcast is […]

Ted Fleming joins me this week from Partake Brewing to discuss how to brew alcohol free beer at home. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] Topics in […]

A Few Hundred Free Brewing Articles to Enjoy

by Brad Smith on April 7, 2020 · 0 comments

With so many of us in some form of lock-down, I thought I might offer my fellow brewers some light reading to pass the time.So I spent the weekend indexing the roughly 360 articles from my blog over the last 12 years. I’ve organized them by major topic, and they are all available for free […]

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Ron Pattinson joins me to discuss his upcoming book on British beer brewing during World War II. Ron has done extensive research on how commercial beer production and recipes evolved during the war. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As […]

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Chris White joins me this week to discuss how White Labs produces yeast for commercial brewers and home brewing. We discuss everything from his yeast bank to production and packaging. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this […]

This week I take a look at major enzymes in the mash and how you can leverage these using various mash temperature strategies for beer brewing. Chemistry of the Mash The mash process in beer brewing is done primarily to break down longer starch changes present in barley grains into simpler sugars like glucose and […]