New BeerSmith 2016 Add-ons for Hops, Yeast, Misc and Grains

by Brad Smith on February 5, 2016 · 59 comments

BeerSmith2-300I’m happy to announce a series of new add-ons for BeerSmith Desktop. The new add-ons feature over 170 new yeasts, 32 hop varieties and 48 Misc items plus updates for Avangard, Bairds, Muntons and Rahr malts.

Thanks largely to the efforts of fellow brewer Brian Young, we now have most of the latest hops, yeast and misc updates available as easy add-ons in BeerSmith. The names of the new add-ons are listed below.

To download the add-ons in BeerSmith desktop, go to File->Add-ons and click on the Add button, then select the add-on and click Install:

  • Hop Update 2016 (48 items)
  • Yeast Update 2016 (178 items)
  • Misc Update 2016 (48 items)
  • Avangard Malts (5 items)
  • Bairds Malts (15 items)
  • Muntons Malts (17 items)
  • Rahr Malts (7 items)

Thanks again to Brian Young for championing this effort! Note that you can download a free trial of BeerSmith 2 desktop here if you have not already downloaded it and I have a series of tutorials here on how to use it!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

John Dattalo November 14, 2017 at 1:54 pm

is there and updated Thomas Fawcett and Sons grain update that includes the Dark Crystal Malt I 85L and Dark Crystal Malt II 120L or do i need to add them manually?

Wouter Cronje January 7, 2018 at 8:35 am

I cannot import any ingredients.
Uncaught read errors.
Please help

Matthew Gray May 27, 2018 at 8:46 pm

There are no add-ons visible in MacOS version 2.3.12 when I go to file > add-ons.

I have installed them on MacOS on a previous installation in the past.

I am connected to the internet/cloud, but nothing appears.


Brad Smith May 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Go to File->Add-ons and click on the add button from there. The first screen shows the add-ons that are installed which is probably why it is blank!

Simon June 30, 2018 at 2:52 am

Im also interested.

Jonas Sevelin July 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm

Hi Brad,
In BS 3 it seems that a lot of hops are missing. For example Centennial, challenger etc.
I have installed the add-on’s but still missing.
It worked fine in 2.0

Brad Smith July 11, 2018 at 2:37 pm

Actually centennial, challenger and about 60 new ones are in the new version. I’m wondering if possibly some of yours got deleted or did not merge properly. Could you send me an email at beersmith at and I can send you the default hop file?

Jonathan Tomlins July 17, 2018 at 6:40 am

Even with the Crisp update installed, I have to manually create malts. For example Crisp CaraGold and CaraMalt which i’ve recently bought from Maltmiller(in the UK).

Not a problem as I use the info at

Aaron September 13, 2018 at 11:55 pm

Can you add Ireks malts to the fermentables please?

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