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New Dry Hop Features in BeerSmith 3.1

by Brad Smith on July 15, 2020 · 0 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 […]

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This week Marshall Schott joins me to discuss how many “short and shoddy” shortcuts you can take when brewing beer and still produce good beer. 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. [Audio clip: […]

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 BeerSmith.com, and plan to publish the formal release in the next week or two. You can find additional details for all […]

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Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me this week to discuss hop techniques and brewing beers with unusual specialty ingredients. 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. [Audio clip: view full post to listen] […]

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 […]

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Ron Pattinson joins me to discuss his upcoming book on British beer brewing during World War II. Ron has done extensive research on how commercial beer production and recipes evolved during the war. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As […]

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Chris White joins me this week to discuss how White Labs produces yeast for commercial brewers and home brewing. We discuss everything from his yeast bank to production and packaging. 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 […]

This week I take a look at major enzymes in the mash and how you can leverage these using various mash temperature strategies for beer brewing. Chemistry of the Mash The mash process in beer brewing is done primarily to break down longer starch changes present in barley grains into simpler sugars like glucose and […]

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Gordon Strong joins me this week to discuss the Belgian Dark Strong beer style including how to brew it, which ingredients to use and some commercial beer examples to enjoy. 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 […]

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 […]

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John Palmer and John Blichmann join me this week to discuss All Grain Essentials and the upcoming BYO Boot Camp in Denver where they will be presenting hands-on classes in all grain brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As […]

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Chris Graham, President of Morebeer joins me this week to discuss kegging home brewed beer and some of the new equipment available for kegging. 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 […]

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Stan Hieronymus, the author of the book “Brew Like a Monk” joins me to discuss brewing Belgian beer styles. 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 in […]

Hop Utilization in the Whirlpool for Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on December 18, 2019 · 0 comments

This week we take a close look at hop utilization in the whirlpool. With the wild popularity of IPA beer styles, whirlpool hops have become an important part of modern brewing. Whirlpool Hopping and Aroma Oils Whirlpool or “steeped” hopping is a technique where you add your hops after flame-out and let them steep at […]

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Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing joins me to discuss the history of one of America’s oldest small breweries. 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 in […]