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Basic Brewing Radio

Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly chat about homebrewing - brewing the best beer and mead in the world in your own home.

Last Build Date: Wed,14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

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02-15-18 A Year of Red IPA

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Chris McKenzie wanted to perfect a recipe for Red IPA, so he brewed nothing but that style for a whole year. Then, he sent his beer to a competition to see what the judges thought.

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02-08-18 American Solera

Wed, 7 Feb 2018 00:00:00 GMT

We visit American Solera in Tulsa, which was named Best New Brewery in the U.S. in 2016 by RateBeer, and talk to founder Chase Healey about hoppy, fruity, and funky beers.

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02-01-18 John Palmer on NEIPA

Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today - New England IPA.

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01-25-18 AHA Update with Gary Glass

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

AHA Director Gary Glass updates us on the National Homebrew Competition, HomebrewCon, and who homebrews nowadays.

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01-18-18 Milk Stout, Autumn Seasonal, and Saison Experiments

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

James talks about the results of a trio of split batch experiments using different strains of yeast with homebrewer Joe Covey.

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01-11-18 Non-Alcoholic Homebrew?

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Brock Masters shares his experiment attempting to remove alcohol from a hoppy homebrew while preserving the freshness of the flavor and aroma.

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01-04-18 6 O'CLOCK Brews

Wed, 3 Jan 2018 00:00:00 GMT

Author Peter Symons shares his second book, "6 O'CLOCK Brews: Home Brewing More Old Australian Beers," which includes recipes for historic Australian beers and some of the British imports that influenced them.

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12-21-17 Brewing Disasters

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve read stories of woe from listeners as they share brewing disasters from the past year.

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12-14-17 Tasting Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We sip beers with Rose Schweikhart of Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, and get some tips on brewing some tasty beers.

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12-07-17 Unusual Ingredients

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of Methods of Modern Homebrewing, gives us advice on when and where to use interesting ingredients to bring some unique flavor to our beer.

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11-30-17 Lost 40 Barrel Beers

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Grant Chandler from Lost 40 Brewing in Little Rock shares some delicious beers aged in barrels and brewed with fun ingredients, such as honeysuckle, strawberries, and locally harvested yeast.

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11-16-17 Against All Hops

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Butch Heilshorn, author of "Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers," tells us how he brews new beers with roots to the past.

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11-09-17 JJ's Brewing Company

Wed, 8 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We visit JJ's Brewing Company in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to talk to Jennifer "Muck" Muckerman and Andrew Porter about brewing American Lagers and other beers to convert customers to local brews.

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11-02-17 Saison Yeast Experiment

Wed, 1 Nov 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Joe Covey shares his Saison experiment comparing a split wort fermented with Safbrew T-58 and Danstar Belle Saison yeasts.

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10-26-17 Blood Beer

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer James Sandford talks about how he and his wife, Lucy, rose to the challenge to brew a beer with powdered pig's blood.

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10-19-17 Steve's Porch Meads

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve take a break after shooting videos to share some of Steve's meads and talk mead making tips.

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10-12-17 Ancient Sumerian Happy Juice

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, tells us about the wine, honey, bread and beer beverage he brews based on the Hymn to Ninkasi.

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10-05-17 Pippin's Taproom Session Beers

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We visit the taproom at High Gravity in Tulsa where Dave Knott, Amanda Schley and Tim Schley give us tips on brewing delicious beers under 4% ABV.

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09-28-17 Arkansas Beer

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Brian Sorensen, author of Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History, joins James on the porch for a couple of beers and a chat on the history of beer in The Natural State.

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09-21-17 Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Evan Sallee and Matt Hauck, two of the founders of Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, join us to talk about hoppy and sour beers and their business model.

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09-14-17 Session Beers with Jennifer Talley

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Jennifer Talley, author of Session Beers - Brewing for Flavor and Balance, give us tips on brewing lower gravity beers that are tasty and satisfying.

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09-07-17 Olvalde Farmhouse Ales

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Joe Pond, founder of Olvalde Farmhouse Ales, talks about brewing rustic beers based on local and native ingredients on a Rollingstone, Minnesota, family farm.

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08-31-17 Imperial Organic Yeast

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Owen Lingley, Jess Caudill and Jason Stepper from Imperial Organic Yeast talk about their fairly new company and answer questions from listeners.

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08-24-17 Ozark Beer - Berliner, Bucky, and BDCS

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ozark Beer founder, Andy Coates, and head brewer, Jesse Gagnon, talk new building, yogurt-soured Berliner Weisse, Buckminster Fuller-inspired beer, and Bourbon Double Cream Stout.

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08-17-17 Home Lab Isolation and Propagation

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Zack Taggart, lab manager at 42 North Brewing, continues his presentation on setting up a homebrew lab by talking about isolating and propagating yeast and bacteria.

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08-10-17 Ryan Richardson Mead

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ryan Richardson of The Mead House podcast shares half a dozen fun and delicious meads.

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08-03-17 56 Brewing

Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Nick Chute, head brewer of 56 Brewing in Minneapolis, shares some delicious beers and some tips on how to brew similar ones at home.

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07-27-17 Home Lab Yeast Analysis

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Zack Taggart, lab manager at 42 North Brewing, tells us how to set up our own homebrew lab to analyze yeast health and count cell population.

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07-20-17 Matt Weide Mead Experiments

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Former meadmaker of the year Matt Weide joins us at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to share meads made with walnuts, peanuts and ginger. He also shares a couple of bochet (burnt) meads.

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07-13-17 Boom Island Brewing

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing in Minneapolis has turned passion for music and Belgian beers into a commercial operation designed to carry on a long tradition.

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07-06-17 Hop Chronicles and Club Night

Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:00:00 GMT

We meet up with the Brulosophy crew at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to evaluate two varieties of hops, and we chat with brewers and brewing experts on the Club Night floor.

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05-25-17 Hop Timing Experiment

Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Steve Wilkes and Casey Letellier help James evaluate an experiment comparing three beers with single hop additions at 60 minutes, 30 minutes and flameout.

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05-18-17 Earthbound Beer

Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Stuart Keating gives us brewing tips and explains why his brewery brews beers described as the "smallest and weirdest" in St. Louis.

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05-11-17 Brewing Kombucha

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Phil Nigash of the podcast My Life As a Foodie joins us to talk about restarting his show and getting into brewing kombucha at home.

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05-04-17 Sean Terrill Attenuation Study

Wed, 3 May 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Sean Terrill of Two Mile Brewing in Leadville, Colorado, talks about his study and article examining the effect of mash temperature on attenuation rates of three yeast strains.

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04-27-17 Fruit Flavor Additions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Jamie Conway joins James and Steve as they taste beers and meads with different approaches to integrating fruit character.

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04-20-17 Step Mashing

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gets into the details about step mashing and how we can use it to control the character of our beers.

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04-13-17 Recipe Formulation: Playing with Gravity

Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve sit down during a brew day to talk about how to calculate and predict starting and finishing gravity levels of beers.

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04-06-17 Indiana Water Experiment

Wed, 5 Apr 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Aaron Winey shares his experiment brewing an American blonde ale using water from four different sources.

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03-30-17 Callister and Lightheart Brewing

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer-turned-pro Nathaniel Senff of Lightheart Brewing talks about being a part of the collaborative Callister Brewing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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03-23-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part Two

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In this second part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.

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03-16-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part One

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

In this first part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.

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03-09-17 Kettle Fermentation

Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Scott Koue shares his experience in fermenting beer in the same kettle that he used to boil the wort.

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03-02-17 Homebrew Stout Collaboration

Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewers Ron Schmidt and Jamie Conway share their collaborative stout that was split to age on vanilla and a rye whiskey barrel.

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02-23-17 Frost Fest 2017

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

James wanders around Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to sample beers and get some homebrewing tips from professional brewers.

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02-16-17 Hop Tweaking

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about hop substitution and ways to change up the hopping of your beers.

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02-09-17 Mead Best Practices

Wed, 8 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies in Vermont talks about sharing his recipes online and shares his best meadmaking practices.

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02-02-17 African Palm Wine

Wed, 1 Feb 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Ryan Deaver joins us to talk about spontaneously fermented palm wine he researched in the west African country of Benin.

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01-26-17 Recipe Formulation Tips

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Brad Ring and Betsy Parks from Brew Your Own magazine talk about their new Big Book of Homebrewing and share tips on coming up with your own homebrew recipes.

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01-19-17 AHA Update

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, updates us on the state of our hobby, upcoming National Homebrew Competition deadlines and new events at the Minneapolis HomebrewCon.

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01-12-17 Swiss Spruce Porter

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Will Schumacher talks about his experiments brewing with spruce that he foraged from his time in Switzerland.

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01-05-17 Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porter

Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.

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12-29-16 Disaster Show 2016

Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve carry on the tradition of sharing stories from listeners of brew days gone bad.

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12-15-16 Brulosophy Boil Experiments

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Marshall Schott and Malcolm Frazer from share their experiments - the effect of keeping the lid on during the boil and not boiling a Berliner Weisse.

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12-08-16 Holiday Brewing Time Management

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, gives us tips on carving time out during the holidays for the important thing - brewing.

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12-01-16 Steve's Brew Shop

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Steve Wilkes is now the owner of a shiny new local homebrew shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He talks about the process of starting the shop and plans for the future.

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11-17-16 Hoppy Sour Beers

Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire shares his techniques for brewing tart beers with lots of hop character, and he samples three interpretations from James.

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11-10-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part Two

Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We continue the discussion with Gard Karlsnes, who runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway. This time, we sample a ginger beer and Christmas stout. Part two of two.

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11-03-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part One

Wed, 2 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Gard Karlsnes runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway and is expanding its horizons beyond Reinheitsgebot roots. Part one of two.

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10-27-16 Hermit Thrush Brewing

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Gagne of Hermit Thrush Brewing in Brattleboro, Vermont, talks about brewing beer with only wild yeast he's harvested from the environment.

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10-20-16 Competition Cream Ales

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, shares tips on how to make your cream ale stand out in a competition setting.

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10-13-16 Vegetable Saisons

Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Jason Jackson shares four versions of his saison enhanced with vegetables from his garden. Steve Wilkes helps sample.

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10-06-16 New Province Brewing

Wed, 5 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Our series on northwest Arkansas brewing continues with New Province Brewing in Rogers and a visit with owner-head brewer Derek McEnroe.

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09-29-16 Brewing Local - American Grown Beer

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Author Stan Hieronymus talks about his latest book that takes a look at how American brewers are using local ingredients to put their stamp on our favorite beverage.

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09-22-16 Bluejacket/The Arsenal

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Josh Chapman, head brewer of Bluejacket in Washington DC, shows us around what Mike Tonsmeire describes as the "Disney World of Brewpubs."

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09-15-16 Managing Tannins

Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible, walks us through tannins: when they're good or bad and how to control them in our beer.

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09-08-16 Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies

Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Ricky the Meadmaker returns to the program with his wife and business partner, Kelly Klein, to share some wonderful "beer-strength" meads and tips for our own meads.

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09-01-16 Brulosophy Starter and Mash Experiments

Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Brulosophy team member Jake Huolihan shares two experiments comparing vitality vs viability starters and batch vs no sparging.

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08-25-16 Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We join head brewer Nathan Zeender in 3-D at the production brewery of Right Proper in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C.

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08-18-16 Grisette and Saison

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer and beer historian Dave Janssen talks about grisette, a tasty obscure Belgian style, and how it relates to saison.

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08-11-16 Tonsmeire Funky Honey Beer Experiment

Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares an experiment around his dining room table splitting a funky beer batch and adding five different honey varieties.

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08-04-16 Fruit IPA

Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about the latest thing in IPAs - fruit!

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07-28-16 Tonsmeire Taps

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We sample two delicious Mad Fermentationist beers from the source: a stout reinvigorated with specialty grain tea and a New England IPA.

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07-21-16 Brulosophy New England Pale Ale Experiment

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We take part in sampling an experiment testing the effect of gelatin on a tasty, cloudy, hoppy East Coast pale ale.

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07-14-16 Collaborative Flemish Red

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Christian Layke, brewer at Gordon Biersch's Rockville Maryland location, and Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire work together on a tasty barrel-aged sour.

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07-07-16 Baltimore Homebrew Con Club Night

Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We roam the floor of Club Night at Baltimore Homebrew Con to find interesting brewers who brew delicious beers and get brewing tips.

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06-02-16 NZ Kelly Ryan of Fork and Brewer

Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Roving reporter Will Gallaspy picks the brain of Kelly Ryan, brewer at Fork and Brewer in Wellington, New Zealand.

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05-26-16 NZ Brewing Pioneer Ben Middlemiss

Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Roving reporter Will Gallaspy catches pioneering New Zealand craft brewer Ben Middlemiss and talks to him about how good beer came to the Kiwis.

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05-19-16 Homebrew All Stars

Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Homebrew All Stars, divine which category of brewer Steve and James fit into.

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05-12-16 Chris Colby NZ Keynote

Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Jounal, dives into the details on foam – how it's created and the positive and negative factors affecting it.

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05-05-16 John Palmer NZ Keynote

Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 GMT

John Palmer, homebrew guru, shares his top five brewing priorities in his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.

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04-28-16 Chris White NZ Keynote

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

White Labs Yeast founder, Dr. Chris White, shares some yeast science and practical homebrewing advice at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.

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04-21-16 NZ Sour Panel

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

In this panel from the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference, pro and home brewers share advice and experience in brewing delicious sour beers.

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04-14-16 How Enzymes Work

Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, dives deeply into science as he describes how enzymes work on a microscopic level and how that applies to your mash tun.

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04-07-16 Brulosophy Vorlauf and Cold Sparge

Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Ray Found from shares two experiments: one on the effects of spent grains in the boil and another on sparging with room temperature water.

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03-31-16 Common Sense Brewing

Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

James moderates a panel from NZHC with Tasty McDole, Will Gallaspy and Nick Wiseman on brewing with common sense.

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03-24-16 Nelson Marchfest Brew-Off

Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We head to New Zealand for the first homebrew conference in Nelson and take part in a brewing demonstration.

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03-17-16 Episode 500

Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

While James, Andy and Chris head to New Zealand, we celebrate our first 500 episodes with this look back.

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03-10-16 More Sour Hybrids

Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer James Sites shares another round of his tasty sour beer and wine hybrids fermented with his own house sour culture.

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03-03-16 Springtime Hop Care

Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMT

James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops give us some excellent advice on making sure our homegrown hops get a good start on the season.

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02-25-16 Fading Alpha Acids

Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how time affects the levels of alpha acids in hops and how to slow their fading.

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02-18-16 Quality Management

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Mary Pelletieri, author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, joins us to talk about how to bring quality management practices into our home breweries.

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02-11-16 Bentonville Brewing Company

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

We continue our introductions to northwest Arkansas breweries as we visit with Katie and Beau Boykin of Bentonville Brewing.

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02-04-16 Bronzed Brews

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Peter Symons joins us from Sydney to talk about Bronzed Brews, his new book exploring the history of Australian brewing.

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01-28-16 Sugar Staggering Experiment

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Malcolm Frazer of shares his experiment comparing the results of adding sugar to the fermenter all at once vs staggered over time.

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01-21-16 Hitting Original Gravity

Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares tips on hitting original gravity if things go awry during the brew day.

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01-14-16 Homemade Crystal Malt

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Phillip McDaniel shares samples of crystal malt he made and his technique for making it.

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01-7-16 Tonsmeire Recipe Tips

Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares his ten tips of what to consider when coming up with a beer recipe.

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12-31-15 Brewing Disaster Stories

Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

In their annual tradition, James and Steve read a collection of listener-submitted brewing disaster stories.

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12-17-15 Gruit Blending Experiment

Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Dan McCarthy shares ten gruits, and James and Steve sample to find the perfect blend.

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