Beer

This week I’ll cover the symptoms and causes for a solvent-like off-flavor in your home brewed beer. While not common, even a slight solvent-like flavor can ruin an entire batch of beer. Solvent Off-Flavors in Beer Solvent off flavors include hot, paint-thinner, nail-polish remover, turpentine, wood-finish or other harsh flavors and aroma. The intensity can […]

How to Back Up and Recover Data in BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on September 14, 2018 · 0 comments

This week I cover how to back up your data in BeerSmith 3 as well as automatic data storage and archive options. I’ll show you how to recover a large amount of data or even just an older recipe if needed. Data Storage and Backup in BeerSmith 3 BeerSmith stores most of its data locally […]

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This week Ron Pattinson joins me to discuss his new book called “Austerity!” about British brewing in the post World War II period from roughly 1945 through the 1960’s. Ron shares with us how breweries copied with many shortages in the post-war period. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google […]

This week I feature a short video tutorial no how to use the new altitude and elevation adjustment features in BeerSmith 3 for high altitude beer brewing. BeerSmith 3 is one of the only software packages to offer a simple adjustment for the change in hop utilization when brewing at altitude. You can find additional […]

This week I published the BeerSmith 3.0 update for BeerSmith Mobile on Google Play, iTunes and also the Amazon app store. In addition the Ubuntu Linux versions of BeerSmith 3 are also now available. BeerSmith Mobile Version 3 BeerSmith Mobile version 3 adds mead, wine and cider support to the mobile platform as well as […]

A lot of brewers may not be aware but when you take a hydrometer reading you do need to adjust for the temperature of the sample. Hydrometers are calibrated to work at a certain temperature, and readings taken outside of that range can be low or high depending on the temperature. Hydrometer Calibration Temperature Hydrometers […]

This is a short video tutorial on how to use the new whirlpool and steeped hop features to make amazing IPAs, as well as how you can use the same features for no-chill beer brewing. BeerSmith 3 has one of the most sophisticated engines for estimating hop bitterness in beer including the ability to have […]

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Mirella Amato joins me this week to discuss the BJCP beer judge program as well as developing skills as a beer judge to improve your homebrewing. 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 […]

Here is an overview video of some of the mead, wine and cider features included in BeerSmith 3 software. BeerSmith 3 adds a variety of new features for beer brewers including in-recipe water tools, mash pH adjustment and updated data as well as support for mead, wine and cider recipes for the first time ever. […]

Today I’m going to give you a tip on how you can adjust your original gravity up or down using the BeerSmith 3 Adjust Gravity tool. It is not uncommon for a brewer to occasionally miss their target original gravity. It can happen for a variety of reasons including changes in equipment, very large grain […]

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Sean Paxton joins me this week to talk about beer and food pairings including hot sauce, BBQ and beer flavors in food. 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 […]

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Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss cutting edge research into the role hop thiols play in creating fruity, tropical IPA flavors 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: […]

BeerSmith 3 – A First Look

by Brad Smith on June 1, 2018 · 96 comments

I’m pleased to announce the upcoming release of BeerSmith 3, which has been in development for almost two years. It has been in beta test for several months now and I’m planning to release the desktop version prior to Homebrewcon (this month). The mobile version 3 for your phone or tablet will follow in late […]

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Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting and Lindsay Barr from New Belgium join me to discuss recent advances in malt sensory analysis for beer 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 […]

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Randy Mosher, author of several top beer brewing books joins me to talk about hop biotransformations that occur during active fermentation as well as New England IPAs. 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 […]