Here’s how to add a beer recipe that is in BeerXML format:
If you have a recipe that you want to post and you can export it to BeerXML, there is a “shortcode” you can use so it will be formatted nicely.
BeerXML can be export from BeerSmith. There is a converter for ProMash, but I have no idea how it works or how much trouble it is.
First, export your recipe (in BeerSmith, highlight the recipe name, then click File on the menu bar and then Export Selected, or right click the name and choose Export Selected.) Choose .xml, nnot .bsm or .bsmx. Remember where you save it on your computer.
Then, create your post, and click add media to upload your recipe
This is where it gets a little weird and should work better. After it uploads click Insert into Post and it will take you back to your post, with a link to your BeerXML file. Right above the formatting toolbar of your post, on the right, It shows tabs for Visual and Text. You are probably in Visual. Click Text. This will show you all the HTML markup of your post. Find your link. It will be between a Less Than and Greater Than angle brackets (like all HTML markup) and will begin with a href=. Get rid of everything between and including the less than and greater than signs except for the URL. Also get rid of the Name and the closing tag (the /a.)
You want to change into this:
Now switch back to Visual (unless you are hardcore.)
UPDATE: I just tried using the Dropbox public link for an xml recipe and it worked! This might be easier, as long as you keep the recipe in place.
Now, we change this into what is called a ShortCode, which WordPress interprets and will run through a sort of filter. ShortCodes use square brackets instead of angle brackets (less than/greater than.)
The Shortcode for BeerXML is conveniently, beerxml. So just in front of your recipe url type this:
And then put a closing square bracket just after your recipe url (no spaces before or after the url.) It should look like this:
And once you post it, should result in this:
|Batch Size||Boil Time||IBU||SRM||Est. OG||Est. FG||ABV|
|6.1 gal||60 min||28.9 IBUs||4.7 SRM||1.036||1.010||3.4 %|
|Name||Cat.||OG Range||FG Range||IBU||SRM||Carb||ABV|
|Standard/Ordinary Bitter||8 A||1.032 - 1.04||1.007 - 1.011||25 - 35||4 - 14||0.8 - 2.2||3.2 - 3.8 %|
|Pale Malt, Ale (Barrett Burston)||4.409 lbs||61.73|
|Pale Malt, Maris Otter (Thomas Fawcett)||2.205 lbs||30.86|
|Carawheat (Weyermann)||4.23 oz||3.7|
|Munich II (Weyermann)||4.23 oz||3.7|
|Imperial Challenger||0.82 oz||60 min||Boil||Pellet||8.2|
|Styrian Goldings||0.35 oz||15 min||Boil||Pellet||5.5|
|Chalk||4.00 g||60 min||Mash||Water Agent|
|BrewBrite||6.00 g||10 min||Boil||Fining|
|Yeast Nutrient||1.00 tsp||3 days||Primary||Other|
|US-05 (US-05)||Safale||70%||59°F - 77°F|
|Mash In||150.8°F||75 min|
|2nd Place ESB British Ale Comp|
|Download this recipe's BeerXML file|