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Michael Fairbrother and Berniece Van Der Berg from Moonlight Meadery join me this week to discuss mead. 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 This Week’s […]

This week I look at how to adjust the free sulfite levels in your mead, wine or cider to achieve good shelf stability. Most commercial wines, meads and ciders have the words “contains sulfites” somewhere on the label. Sulfites, a name for Sulfer Dioxide (SO2), is a preservative that is widely used in winemaking and […]

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Tomme Arthur from The Lost Abbey joins me to discuss experiences the last 13 years building and running his craft brewery. 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] […]

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This week Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me to discuss their new book Simple Homebrewing. The book is focused on making home brewing simple and fun again. 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 […]

Unit Conversions and Settings in BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on July 19, 2019 · 0 comments

This week I provide an overview of how to adjust unit settings in BeerSmith 3, the unit conversion tools and some hidden features for converting units on the fly. Global Unit Settings in BeerSmith The basic unit settings can be set using the Options dialog. On the Windows/Linux versions this is available on the Tools->Options […]

This week I take a look at how to use the Hop Age Tool in BeerSmith, as well as address the hop stability index, proper hop storage and how your hops age over time. How Hops Age Hops, like any organic ingredient, have a finite shelf life, and their aroma, bitterness and flavor will degrade […]

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This week Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and brewmaster at New Realm Brewing joins me to discuss new India Pale Ale beer styles. 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 […]

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This week Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins me to discuss HomebrewCon and the state of home brewing. 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] […]

Great Reasons to Upgrade to BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on May 26, 2019 · 0 comments

Here are some great reasons to upgrade your brewing software to BeerSmith 3 today. Some Good Reasons to Upgrade to BeerSmith 3 Many of you have not had a chance to upgrade from BeerSmith 2 to BeerSmith 3. I have some announcements about new online tools and features coming out next week, but now is […]

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Mika Laitinen joins me this week to discuss his new book Viking Age Brew about ancient farmhouse brewing techniques including Sahti beer. 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 […]

How Much Beer is Left in my Keg?

by Brad Smith on May 6, 2019 · 2 comments

This week I look at a simple way to determine how much beer you have left in your kegs using the weight-to-volume tool in BeerSmith. Many brewers, myself included, like to keep one or two regular beers on tap at all times. Eventually this becomes an inventory management issue, as you need to have some […]

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Michael Tonsmeire joins me to discuss his experience starting a new brewery called Sapwood Cellars. 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 This Week’s Episode […]

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This week Dr Chris White from White labs joins me to discuss the yeast life cycle and fermentation in beer. 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] […]

This week I’ll give you my picks for top home brewing books. As you might expect I have a pretty extensive library of brewing books, and I also know many of the top authors well. I’ve included Amazon associate links for each book which you can use if you want to support this site. Many […]

This week I take a close look at the effects of Dry Hop Creep in highly hopped beer styles like IPAs and what can be done to limit the problem. For some time now, brewers of IPAs using very high levels of dry hopping have been aware of stability issues with their finished beer including […]