BeerSmith Licensing Options Explained

by Brad Smith on July 29, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the various versions and options available for using BeerSmith to develop your beer, mead, wine and cider recipes. This list is current as of mid 2021 following the release of BeerSmith 3.2 desktop and BeerSmith Web. BeerSmith Versions and Platforms BeerSmith Desktop – The BeerSmith desktop program, currently […]

Jamil Zainasheff, founder of Heretic Brewing joins me this week for a beer brewing question and answer session. I apologize for the audio quality – we had some echo coming through from Jamil’s audio feed. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click […]

This week I take a look at IBU levels in beer, how they are estimated and how they are measured in ways that may surprise most brewers! This article started with a question from a brewer who simply asked “Is the IBU estimate produced by BeerSmith a measure of IBUs before fermentation or in the […]

Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss honey varieties and mead making. Michael is owner and founder of the award winning Moonlight Meadery. 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. […]

Creating Custom Reports in BeerSmith Desktop

by Brad Smith on July 8, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at how you can create custom reports in the BeerSmith desktop program. This feature is currently only available on the desktop version of BeerSmith. The process described below applies to BeerSmith 3. BeerSmith 2 had a slightly different setup where you need to copy your template to the Documents/Reports […]

A short overview of using the session tab to record session specific measurements and fermentation data for your beer, mead, cider and wine recipes in BeerSmith Web. These features are also on the desktop version and the web version can be run from your tablet or phone. Related Videos: : Design Tab | Yeast Starter […]

This week I take a look at hop aroma oils and some of the best ways to get them into your beer. Fragile hop aroma oils can be very challenging both due to their low vapor/boiling point and low solubility. What are Hop Aroma Oils? Aromatic hop oils are oils in the hop cone that […]

The Brewday Timer in BeerSmith Web

by Brad Smith on June 30, 2021 · 0 comments

A short tutorial on the use of the brewday timer for the BeerSmith Web Version. This is also available on the desktop and mobile versions. Related Videos: Design Tab | Yeast Starter Tab | Water Profile Tab | Mash Tab | Session Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | Find/Scale Recipes | Pro Recipe Tips | […]

Scott Mast and Chris Vogel join me this week to discuss Great Lakes proprietary hops and the resurgence of hop growing in the Midwestern US. 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 […]

An overview of the mash tab in the beer recipe builder for BeerSmith Web as well as a short introduction on how to calculate and make mash pH adjustments. Related Videos: Design Tab | Yeast Starter Tab | Water Profile Tab | Timer Tab | Session Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | Find/Scale Recipes | […]

Adjusting Water Profiles with BeerSmith Web

by Brad Smith on June 26, 2021 · 0 comments

A tutorial of the water adjustment tab in the beer recipe editor within BeerSmith Web version. These tools are also accessible from the desktop version. Related Videos: Design Tab | Yeast Starter Tab | Mash Tab | Timer Tab | Session Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | Find/Scale Recipes | Pro Recipe Tips | All […]

The Yeast Starter Tab in BeerSmith Web

by Brad Smith on June 25, 2021 · 0 comments

An overview of how to build a yeast starter for your recipe using the BeerSmith Web recipe editor yeast starter tab. These features are also available on the desktop and mobile versions. Related Videos: Design Tab | Water Profile Tab | Mash Tab | Timer Tab | Session Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | Find/Scale […]

This week I take a look at how you can use a blend of hop varieties rather than a single variety to maximize your hop flavor and aroma. Why Blend Your Hops While brewers often use different hop varieties for boil hopping, whirlpool hopping and dry hopping, I was not that familiar with the technique […]

A tutorial of how to use the main recipe design tab in the BeerSmith Web Recipe Editor. These same features are available in the desktop version on the main design tab. Related Videos: Yeast Starter Tab | Water Profile Tab | Mash Tab | Timer Tab | Session Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | Find/Scale […]

An overview of how you can use preloaded and custom ingredients and profiles in the BeerSmith Web recipe builder as well as how to transfer ingredients and profiles from your existing BeerSmith desktop program. Related Videos: Creating Equipment Profiles | Recipe Design Tab | Recipe Adjustment Tools | BeerSmith Web Overview | Find/Scale Recipes | […]