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 […]

Here is a short video tutorial on how to create a cider recipe using BeerSmith 3 software. BeerSmith is software designed for beer brewing but it now also supports cider, mead and wine makers with extensive features and ingredients. You can find additional tutorials on the main tutorial page. Thanks for joining me on the […]

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Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss some of the things he’s learned about Sour Beers in the years since his American Sour Beers book was published. 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. […]

Brewing Oud Bruin (Flanders Brown) Beer Recipes

by Brad Smith on February 25, 2020 · 0 comments

The Oud Bruin or “Old Brown” (also called Flanders Brown) beer style is a dark Flemish beer from Belgium. It is a well aged beer style, often with a slightly sour flavor to it. History of Oud Bruin Leifmans Brewery, founded in 1679 has been brewing Oud Bruin since at least the 1600s, though the […]

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Gordon Strong joins me this week to discuss the Belgian Dark Strong beer style including how to brew it, which ingredients to use and some commercial beer examples to enjoy. 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 […]

The BJCP Provisional Beer Styles and BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on February 6, 2020 · 0 comments

The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) has issued several provisional beer styles in the years since the last major 2015 revision of their style guidelines. BJCP style are used in most home brew competitions here in the US. Note that these styles are available as an add-on in BeerSmith under File->Add-ons. Install the add-on titled […]