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 […]

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This week Steve Piatz joins me to discuss how to make a low gravity session mead including mead nutrients, backsweetening and how to spice or accent your mead. Using modern techniques, you can make a great session mead in as little as a few weeks. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or […]

A lot of brewers may not be aware but when you take a hydrometer reading you do need to adjust for the temperature of the sample. Hydrometers are calibrated to work at a certain temperature, and readings taken outside of that range can be low or high depending on the temperature. Hydrometer Calibration Temperature Hydrometers […]

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 […]

A video tutorial explaining the new mash pH tools in BeerSmith 3. BeerSmith 3 now has mash pH estimation and adjustment built into the recipe builder. You can calculate unadjusted mash pH as well as estimate and add mash pH acid adjustments to your ingredients list so you get a proper adjusted pH. The video […]

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. […]

Today I’m going to give you a tip on how you can adjust your original gravity up or down using the BeerSmith 3 Adjust Gravity tool. It is not uncommon for a brewer to occasionally miss their target original gravity. It can happen for a variety of reasons including changes in equipment, very large grain […]

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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: […]

BeerSmith 3 is Here – Happy Father’s Day!

by Brad Smith on June 16, 2018 · 4 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 · 8 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! 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 · 13 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 […]