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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: […]

BeerSmith 3 is Here – Happy Father’s Day!

by Brad Smith on June 16, 2018 · 2 comments

As promised, I am happy to announce the release of BeerSmith 3 just in time for Father’s Day! BeerSmith 3 brings mead, wine and cider support as well as a large number of great features for beer brewers. Here’s a link to the main download page if you want to dive right in: Download BeerSmith […]

Adjusting Your Water Profile in BeerSmith 3

by Brad Smith on June 13, 2018 · 4 comments

Here’s a little tutorial on adjusting water profiles in the recipe with BeerSmith 3 – which I plan to release on Saturday 16 June! You can order/preorder it at a discount for the first few weeks here. Cheers! Brad

Mead Making with BeerSmith 3 Software

by Brad Smith on June 11, 2018 · 1 comment

This article will cover some of the mead features in BeerSmith 3 software. Despite a lifetime passion for beer, mead has always been one of my favorite beverages – especially big fruit meads. So as I was putting together BeerSmith 3, I also made a lot of mead (many dozens of gallons of it) to […]

BeerSmith 3 – A More Detailed Look

by Brad Smith on June 7, 2018 · 4 comments

This page outlines the major new features for beer, mead, wine and cider you will find in BeerSmith 3 software. You can also check out the detailed BeerSmith 3 release notes here. Buy BeerSmith 3 What BeerSmith 2 users Need to Know BeerSmith 3 is the first major release and paid upgrade in 7 years. […]

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 · 94 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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Robert Keifer joins me to discuss brewing using gluten free grains including rice, mullet, sorghum, quinoa, and buckwheat. Gluten free brewing has expanded greatly the last few years to aid those who may be sensitive to gluten in beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 […]

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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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John Palmer, author of “How to Brew” joins me to discuss the beer maturation process and the critical role that yeast play in beer maturation. We also discuss methods to speed up the maturation process. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click […]

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Mitch Steele joins me to discuss the best use of a wide variety of hop products including whole hops, pellet hops, wet hops, hop extracts, hop oils and more. 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 […]

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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 · 0 comments

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, […]

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Michael Dawson joins me to discuss his new book “Mashmaker” as well as the emergence of some unique craft beer malts. 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 […]