If you can send some links to places where the xml files do import, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
I am using BeerSmith 1.4 to do the export.
You need to navigate to the recipe you want to export. Select it (highlight it), and right click on it. A menu will appear and you want to select Export As...
The Export Wizard window will appear. You want to make sure that you have selected "Only the Items that are Selected" and use the BeerXML File Format listed under Use the Following Format. Click OK to save the file.
Launch BeerAlchemy and click on the Import icon. Import recipes. Click Import. Find your BeerXML file and import it. The next thing that will appear is the XML import Wizard. This is where you reconcile the data from the XML recipe to the data contained in BeerAlchemy (things like yeast names, ingredient names, water chemistry, etc.).
I just did an export/import of a doppelbock recipe and it worked perfectly.