This week Chris Graham and Vito Delucchi from MoreBeer join me to discuss how to free the thiols in your hops to create fruity IPAs and New England IPAs. 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 […]

In an effort to provide better data security, I will be phasing out direct access from within BeerSmith 2 to the BeerSmith Cloud on 1 March 2023. This will affect only BeerSmith 2 users as BeerSmith 3 already uses the latest security protocols. I have launched a two week upgrade discount program for those who […]

Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss health, wellness benefits and risks with 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. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in This […]

Back Up Your BeerSmith Data!

by Brad Smith on December 22, 2022 · 0 comments

Rarely does a week go by where I don’t receive an email from a user who has had a computer failure, lost laptop or lost phone resulting in BeerSmith data loss. While the BeerSmith Web version and cloud based data is automatically backed up on the sever nightly, your local data is not. Local (My […]

Mitch Steele joins me this week to discuss Craft Beer supply chain issues, non-alcoholic beer, new yeast strains and more. 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. Your browser does not support the audio […]

Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss the wide variety of processes and flavors developed while kilning and roasting malt. This includes the Maillard reaction, carmelization and Pyrolisis. 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 […]

Calcium and Beer Structure in Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on December 1, 2022 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the role of the calcium ion in your beer brewing water and how it affects the structure of your beer. Calcium plays an interesting role in brewing. First and foremost, it does acidify the mash, driving the pH down which is typically needed for many lighter beers where […]

John Blichmann joins me this week to discuss professional brewing equipment and many of the equipment options a new Craft brewer faces when setting up a brewery. 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. […]

Beer Design Case Study: Marzen

by Brad Smith on November 18, 2022 · 0 comments

This week I present a design case study for developing a Marzen beer recipe. Along the way I describe my thought processes as I work through creating and brewing a new recipe. Designing a Marzen Beer Before I start a new beer, I sit down and describe what I’m trying to accomplish. This beer was […]

Colin Kaminski joins me this week to discuss his experiences with professional brewing process control and how it applies to the home brewer. 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. Your browser does not […]

Matthias Trum, Brewmaster at Shlenkerla brewery in Bamberg, Germany joins me this week to discuss smoked beer history, styles and brewing Rauchbier. 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. Your browser does not support […]

Dr Axel Goehler, the CEO of Bestmalz joins me this week to discuss malts and Craft brewing. 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. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in […]

Perfecting Your Beer Recipes

by Brad Smith on October 6, 2022 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at how to perfect a single beer recipe, and why this is important for brewers. When I first started brewing back in 1987, I wanted to brew everything. The Craft Beer revolution had not happened yet, so there were few examples of most styles, and we often learned about […]

Malt Groups and Flavors in Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on September 29, 2022 · 0 comments

This week I take a close look at malts, the four major malt groups and how malts are best used in beer brewing. This is a summary article which incorporates links to more detailed articles on each malt group. The Four Major Malt Groups All of the barley malts used in brewing can be effectively […]

Gordon Strong joins me this week to discuss the 2021 BJCP Beer Style Guide as well as judging 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. Your browser does not support the audio element. […]