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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 BeerSmith.com if you are using an older version of BeerSmith. Improved Storage In earlier versions of BeerSmith the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

This week I present a short video tutorial on how to use the new cloud folder and move/copy features in BeerSmith 3 software for beer brewing, mead, wine and cider making.   You can find additional tutorials on the main tutorial page and download a free trial copy of BeerSmith from BeerSmith.com. Thanks for joining […]

Alcohol Tolerance in Beer Yeast and BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on December 19, 2018 · 1 comment

Some brewers don’t realize that beer yeast, like all yeast has a limited alcohol tolerance.  In fact many some beer yeasts reach their limit below 8% ABV which can be a real problem for high gravity beers. Yeast Alcohol Tolerance Yeast is a one cell living creature.  As such it can only reproduce and grow […]

Giving BeerSmith 3 as a Gift

by Brad Smith on December 10, 2018 · 0 comments

I’ve had quite a few people write recently asking how they can give BeerSmith 3 software as a gift to a friend, relative or loved one for the holidays. Fortunately there is a simple way to do it – you can purchase a BeerSmith 3 gift code here which is redeemable online for a BeerSmith […]

Creating a Wine Recipe with BeerSmith 3 Software

by Brad Smith on November 18, 2018 · 1 comment

Here is a short video tutorial on how to create a wine recipe in BeerSmith 3 as well as as a demonstration of some of the wine making features supported. Support for wine was added in BeerSmith 3. BeerSmith 3 is software for creating beer recipes which also has support for wine, cider and mead […]

In late October of 2003, I published version 1.0 of BeerSmith. Now 15 years later, the BeerSmith community has grown and through the software, newsletter, articles and podcast to reach hundreds of thousands of brewers worldwide. I would like to personally thank each and every one of you for your continued support. A Brief History […]

Creating a Mead Recipe with BeerSmith 3 Software

by Brad Smith on October 17, 2018 · 1 comment

Here is a short video tutorial on how to create a mead recipe using BeerSmith 3 home brewing software. BeerSmith 3 is software designed for creating beer recipes, but it also now has support for mead, wine and cider recipes. Total run time is 8:17. You can find additional tutorials on the main tutorial page […]

Here is an overview video of some of the mead, wine and cider features included in BeerSmith 3 software. BeerSmith 3 adds a variety of new features for beer brewers including in-recipe water tools, mash pH adjustment and updated data as well as support for mead, wine and cider recipes for the first time ever. […]

BeerSmith 3 – A First Look

by Brad Smith on June 1, 2018 · 98 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 […]