BeerSmith News and BeerSmith Web Early Preview

by Brad Smith on February 23, 2021 · 0 comments

I felt it was time to bring you up to date on some of the new things happening at BeerSmith. BeerSmith Web Version I’ve been working hard to build a complete web based version of BeerSmith 3. Last year I released most of the BeerSmith tools to Gold+ members on the web site along […]

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss hop breeding programs and some of the new hop varieties hitting the brewing market. 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 does not support […]

BeerSmith 3.1+ Storage and Backup Improvements

by Brad Smith on September 20, 2020 · 0 comments

Starting with the BeerSmith 3.1 update we’ve added improved data storage security as well as backup options to the BeerSmith platform. I strongly recommend upgrading to 3.1 or higher by going to the main download page at if you are using an older version of BeerSmith. Improved Storage In earlier versions of BeerSmith the […]

BeerSmith Yeast and Hop Updates 2020 Available

by Brad Smith on July 18, 2020 · 1 comment

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 […]

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:] Topics in This Week’s Episode (52:42) This […]

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 […]