brewing

I just opened a sale on BeerSmith 3 – get an extra month for free with any Gold or above software purchase! The sale runs through 30 September 2018. Get BeerSmith 3 on Sale! If you are looking to upgrade from BeerSmith 2 to BeerSmith 3 or want to get an amazing piece of software […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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: […]

A few days ago I sent the BeerSmith 3 Quick Look out and described some of the highlights for BeerSmith 3 including: Beer, Mead, Wine and Cider recipe support and an updated user interface Substantial new beer features including water and mash tools, 2 step starters, and more Today I’m happy to open the preorder […]

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 […]

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Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss brewing New England India Pale Ale styles along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download […]

Aromatic Hop Oils in Beer Brewing – Part 1

by Brad Smith on February 23, 2018 · 1 comment

This week I take a look at a few of the most significant aromatic hop oils and the role they play in beer. I also found a great link to an interactive chart where you can explore the oil content of many hop varieties. Aromatic Hop Oils Hop oils contain well over 500 flavor compounds, […]