I recently posted both yeast and hops updates for BeerSmith 3 and BeerSmith 2 to the add-ons server in BeerSmith. These are recommended downloads for BeerSmith users. These add-ons update the core yeast and hops listings to include new yeasts such as Kveik as well as some 63 new hop varieties. To download these updates, […]

New Dry Hop Features in BeerSmith 3.1

by Brad Smith on July 15, 2020 · 4 comments

Today I’m going to highlight some of the new dry hop features in BeerSmith 3.1. BeerSmith 3.1 was released in mid-2020. Dry hopping is one of the best ways to preserve aroma oils in your hops. Because it is done at low temperature, you don’t risk boiling off volatile aroma oils. Also the long contact […]

BeerSmith 3.1 Released

by Brad Smith on June 22, 2020 · 1 comment

I’m happy to announce the official release of the BeerSmith 3.1 update. This update includes some significant updates to the BeerSmith data storage model, TILT data import, new brewing features and a large number of bug fixes. This release is also a very important foundational step towards establishing both an online version of BeerSmith and […]

BeerSmith 3.1 New Update Features

by Brad Smith on June 11, 2020 · 1 comment

Buy BeerSmith 3 Download BeerSmith 3 Here is a summary of the new features coming in the BeerSmith 3.1 desktop update. I have posted the open beta version on the main download page at, and plan to publish the formal release in the next week or two. You can find additional details for all […]

This week I take a look at how you can use BeerSmith brewing software to adjust the brewhouse efficiency for your individual equipment setup. Understanding Brewhouse Efficiency Brewhouse efficiency is simply a measure of how efficient your all grain brewing system is at converting pounds (or kilograms) of grains into Original Gravity (OG) points going […]

The BeerSmith Podcast Index

by Brad Smith on April 17, 2020 · 0 comments

I received a lot of positive feedback from the BeerSmith Blog Article Index that I sent out last week featuring about 360 free articles on brewing. So last weekend I indexed all 212 BeerSmith Podcast episodes by subject so you can find the ones you are most interested in:   BeerSmith Podcast IndexThe BeerSmith podcast is […]

A Few Hundred Free Brewing Articles to Enjoy

by Brad Smith on April 7, 2020 · 0 comments

With so many of us in some form of lock-down, I thought I might offer my fellow brewers some light reading to pass the time.So I spent the weekend indexing the roughly 360 articles from my blog over the last 12 years. I’ve organized them by major topic, and they are all available for free […]

Here is a short video tutorial on how to create a cider recipe using BeerSmith 3 software. BeerSmith is software designed for beer brewing but it now also supports cider, mead and wine makers with extensive features and ingredients. You can find additional tutorials on the main tutorial page. Thanks for joining me on the […]

The BJCP Provisional Beer Styles and BeerSmith

by Brad Smith on February 6, 2020 · 0 comments

The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) has issued several provisional beer styles in the years since the last major 2015 revision of their style guidelines. BJCP style are used in most home brew competitions here in the US. Note that these styles are available as an add-on in BeerSmith under File->Add-ons. Install the add-on titled […]

A lot of brewers have asked me over the years for more recipe access from the mobile devices as well as more access to BeerSmith’s features on the go. While our BeerSmith Mobile app is quite popular there are still times where you may not have the app handy. In the interest of continuing to […]

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John Palmer and Stan Hieronymus join me this week for a special episode #200 beer brewing question and answer session. 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 […]

This video details how to rate and share recipes in BeerSmith 3 home brewing, mead, wine, and cider making software. It also features the new “unlisted” sharing options which make it easy to share with a friend even if you don’t want your recipe in the search results. You can find additional tutorials on the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]