I often get emails from BeerSmith 3 users and companies asking how to create an add-on for BeerSmith. It turns out it is relatively easy to create your own ingredients or profiles and export them to a BSMX file for use as an add-on. Add-ons in BeerSmith 3 The add-on feature lets you download specific […]

Storing and Preserving Your Beer Ingredients

by Brad Smith on June 16, 2016 · 0 comments

Fresh ingredients are important for brewing great beer, but if you buy brewing ingredients in bulk you can also save money. So this week we take a look at how to store and preserve your hops, grains, yeast and malt extract for brewing great beer. When I first started brewing I bought one kit at […]

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Jake Keeler and Michael Dawson join me from Brewer Supply Group to discuss some of the new trends in beer brewing ingredients. Jake and Michael are both active in the home brewing industry as well as brewing supply industry. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click […]

Given the hop shortage of 2008 we featured in an earlier article, it was great to hear that Samuel Adams will be offering 20,000 pounds of Tettnang and East Kent Goldings hops pellets for sale to microbreweries at cost. Though the 88 pound boxes are above the reach of most homebrewers, the sale is welcome […]


If you’ve made a trip to the local homebrew store you have probably noticed that hop prices are up and many of your favorite hops simply are not available at any price. I ordered hops last week at prices over $4 per ounce for some varieties. What caused the shortage? What does it mean for […]