Migrating Your Recipes from Beersmith To Brewer’s Good friend

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018

Exporting recipes from Beersmith and into Brewer’s Good friend is straightforward and easy.   If you find yourself within the Beersmith program, you’ll have two choices for exporting your recipe recordsdata.    The “Export All” command exports the entire objects within the present view or folder to a file which it can save you to your pc or e mail to different brewers.

The “Export Chosen Objects” selection exports solely the objects you might have chosen within the present view.  You possibly can choose a number of objects by holding the Ctrl key whilst you click on on the objects you might be selecting.  The blue highlights within the view above present the chosen recipes.

Beersmith recordsdata have a *bsmx file extension which may be instantly imported into Brewer’s Good friend, or you may import these recordsdata as BeerXML recordsdata (with a .xml extension) as effectively.   Brewer’s Good friend accepts both a type of file codecs, so you may as well import ANY .xml recordsdata into Brewer’s Good friend from different software program applications or from recipes on the web which have an .xml file kind.

After you select the “export all” or “export chosen”, the next display will seem: 


Select the file kind that you just want to use for importing.   Both *.bsmx or *.xml will work in Brewer’s Good friend.   Save to your pc or the cloud as in a dropbox you probably have a really giant variety of recipes.  On this case, this file was saved to the desktop for ease to find it once more.


Open your web browser, and go to Brewersfriend.com. 

Log into your account, and select “Instruments” within the orange software bar.

Then select “Import Recipes” within the dropdown.



A display will seem, telling you to decide on a file, or to pull it into the field.

You even have a selection about what to do with substances within the recipe that will not have an actual match in Brewer’s Good friend.   When importing from Beersmith, the underside field ought to be checked, as it will permit these unmatched objects to be listed in your recipe:


When you might have made your choice right here, scroll again up a little bit and after you have chosen the file(s) to import, click on “import”.

When the import is completed, the brand new recipes will likely be listed in your dashboard beneath “My Recipes”.

You’ll see {that a} discover will say:  “! Recipe simply imported, Edit and Save to fill in stats.



Click on on the title of the primary recipe you want to save in Brewer’s Good friend.   Then, click on “edit” on the appropriate aspect close to the highest of the display.


That may deliver up the total recipe and right here it can save you it.   You can even select whether or not to make this recipe public (shared) or personal by transferring the slider (see beneath).


When you click on save, this recipe will likely be in “My Recipes” in Brewer’s Good friend as one in all your common recipes.


That’s all there’s to it!  It’s fast, simple, and lets you preserve your whole Beersmith recipe recordsdata on our cloud.  Cheers!