BeerSmith Forum Major Upgrade

by Brad Smith on August 15, 2022 · 0 comments

Over the weekend I completed a long overdue revision of the BeerSmith forum. I moved to a new forum software platform, which adds a ton of new features. I also secured the main BeerSmith web site, blog, forum and recipes site so they all redirect to our secure server now. This resolved a series of […]

This week I cover some of the changes you need to make to brew a high gravity beer using BeerSmith software. High gravity beers (generally over 1.060 or so) do require some minor changes to your recipe and equipment profile as well as some process changes for brewing. High Gravity Brewing Considerations I’ve written a […]

This week I take a look at the rapid rise of all-in-one BIAB style brewing systems for all grain brewing. These affordable, compact systems have quickly become the favorite of beginner and experienced brewers alike. All-in-One Brewing Systems Only a few years ago, most serious homebrewers had full-size three tier brewing systems for their all […]

Alternative Languages for BeerSmith Desktop

by Brad Smith on May 12, 2022 · 0 comments

This week I’m going to cover how you can run BeerSmith desktop in a variety of languages using the language files available online. With the worldwide popularity of our BeerSmith software, I often get users asking if it is available in non-English versions. Fortunately the software was designed with this in mind, so there are […]

This week I take a look at the shopping list and inventory features available on BeerSmith Web. These features were added in March of 2022 to the web based version which you can try for free on from any computer, tablet or phone. The web based version provides a common view of inventory and […]

The 2021 BJCP Beer Style guidelines were released on 29 December, 2021 by the Beer Judge Certification Program, and are now available for BeerSmith web and desktop. The 2021 guidelines are considered a modest revision of the 2015 style guide, and an effort was made to maintain the majority of the categories and style names […]

I frequently get the question of how to transition BeerSmith data from one computer to another if you have purchased a new computer. This week I’m going to cover how to most easily transfer your local brewing data. It is important to note that BeerSmith desktop stores all of your “My Recipe” data locally on […]

The Ultimate BeerSmith Equipment Profile Guide

by Brad Smith on November 23, 2021 · 0 comments

Some of the most frequent questions I receive on BeerSmith software are about how to properly set up and dial in your equipment profile. This is an important first step as the equipment you are using drives all of the critical recipe estimates like color, bitterness and original gravity. I’ve composed many articles and videos […]

This week I present the mash temperature calculations in BeerSmith and how you can adjust your equipment profile and mash profile to hit your mash temperature the first time. Mash Steps and Profiles To understand the mash profile system in BeerSmith, lets start with the mash profiles themselves. You can edit and create mash profiles […]

Using All-in-One Brewing Equipment with BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on October 30, 2021 · 0 comments

With the growing popularity of small tabletop all-grain brewing systems I decided to take a look this week at how to set up and use these systems in BeerSmith. Tabletop All-in-one Brewing Systems There has been an explosion in the popularity of small all-in-one all grain electric brewing systems. These include systems like the DigiMash, […]

BeerSmith Web Highlights

by Brad Smith on October 18, 2021 · 1 comment

This week I highlight some of the great features in BeerSmith Web, which is our online version of BeerSmith you can use from any device. Simply create an account and log in at to give it a try. Also the editor is part of your license if you have a Gold, Platinum or Pro […]

Working with Fruits in BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on September 19, 2021 · 2 comments

This week I cover some of the basic concepts of using fruit in BeerSmith for making beer, wine, cider or meads. Fruit Basics BeerSmith 3 supports the use of fruit juice, purees, honey and whole fruits natively when making beer, mead, wine and cider recipes. Typically most fruits are added during primary or secondary fermentation. […]

The “Save As Default” Feature in BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on September 1, 2021 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at one of those little known features in BeerSmith brewing software that can make building recipes just a little easier. This feature is available in the desktop, mobile and web based versions of BeerSmith. What is “Save/Set as Default”? When you build a recipe in BeerSmith from scratch you […]

This week I take a look at how to exchange profiles and ingredients between the desktop version of BeerSmith and the web based version. These features were added as part of the BeerSmith 3.2 release and BeerSmith Web release. These features are also covered in a video tutorial on web based profiles and ingredients here. […]

BeerSmith Licensing Options Explained

by Brad Smith on July 29, 2021 · 4 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 […]