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



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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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http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-08-16holidaybrewing.mp3




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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http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-01-16stevesbrew.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-17-16hoppysours.mp3




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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http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-10-16aasspilot02.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-03-16aaspilot01.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-27-16hermitthrush.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-20-16compcream.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-13-16vegsaison.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-06-16newprovince.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-29-16brewinglocal.mp3




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."


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-22-16bluejacket.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-15-16tannins.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-08-16rickymeadmaker.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-01-16brujake.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-25-16rightproper.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-18-16grisette.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-11-16tonsmeirehoney.mp3




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!


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-04-16fruitipa.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-28-16tonsmeiretaps.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-21-16nepaexp.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-14-16gbflemishred.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-07-16clubnight.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr06-02-16kellyryan.mp3




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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http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-26-16middlemiss.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-19-16allstars.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-12-16nzcolbyfoam.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-05-16nzpalmerkeynote.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-28-16whitekeynote.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-21-16sourpanel.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-14-16colbyenzymes.mp3




04-07-16 Brulosophy Vorlauf and Cold Sparge

Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-07-16bruambvien.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-31-16commonsense.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-24-16marchfest3.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-17-16show500.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-10-16sourhybrids.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-03-16springtimehops.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-25-16fadingalpha2.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-18-16quality.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-11-16bentonville.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-04-16bronzedbrews.mp3




01-28-16 Sugar Staggering Experiment

Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-28-16brulosophysugar.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-21-16hittinggravity.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-14-16homemadecrystal.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-07-16tonsmeiretips.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-31-15disasters.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-17-15gruitblending.mp3




12-10-15 One Hour All Grain Brewing

Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Brulosopher Marshall Schott talks about his Short and Shoddy brew day, where he brewed an all grain batch of beer in around sixty minutes.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-10-15brulosopherquick.mp3




12-3-15 Columbus House Brewing

Wed, 2 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Brewer Jason Corral shows us around his professional electric system based on his homebrew setup and controlled with an Arduino controller.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-03-15columbushouse.mp3




11-19-15 Holiday Spices

Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about four favorite holiday spices for brewing and gives us some tips.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-19-15holidayspice2.mp3




11-12-15 Small Sour Barrel Strategy Pt. 2

Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer CJ Shamas returns to share beers from his small sour barrel program with James, Steve and Andy.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-12-15smallbarrel2.mp3




11-05-15 Apple Blossom Cream Ale

Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of the collaboration Cream Ale, as Apple Blossom scales up James' homebrew recipe.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-05-15abcream.mp3




10-29-15 Hefeweizen Fermentation Temperature Experiment

Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Dennis Pike returns with the results of his experiment testing the effects of different fermentation temperatures on hefeweizen.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-29-15hefeexp2.mp3




10-22-15 Beer Dispensing Systems

Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Phil Proctor shares tips on setting up elaborate beer dispensing systems and on designing a homemade glycol chiller.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-22-15dispensing.mp3




10-15-15 Brewing with Mushrooms

Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Ray Sykes brings mushrooms to homebrew for some really tasty and interesting flavors.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-15-15mushrooms.mp3




10-08-15 Fall Ciders

Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares four ciders brewed with ingredients inspired by the season of fall.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-08-15fallcider.mp3




09-24-15 Black Apple Crossing Cidery

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

James sits down with Trey Holt from Black Apple Crossing Cidery to sample ciders and get homebrewing tips.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-24-15blackapple.mp3




09-17-15 Sour Small Barrel Strategy

Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

In part one of a two-part series, homebrewer CJ Shamas shares tips on using small barrels to produce sour beers.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-17-15smallbarrelstrat.mp3




09-10-15 Brewing Tripel

Wed, 9 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares tips on brewing a delicious Trappist-inspired beer with a simple ingredient list.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-10-15colbytripel.mp3




09-03-15 Carolina Reaper Beer Experiment

Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Doug Wawrzynski unveils the most ambitious split batch experiment in BBR history: Will the numbing effect of Szechuan peppercorns tame the heat of Carolina Reaper peppers and bring out their flavor?


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-03-15dougpepper.mp3




08-27-15 Barrel Progression Experiment

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Father and son homebrewing team, Nick and Curt Kiest, share their experiment aging a series of beers in an eight gallon oak whiskey barrel.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-27-15kiestbarrel.mp3




08-20-15 Hefeweizen Pitching Rate Experiment

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Dennis Pike shares his experiment comparing the effects of three different yeast pitching rates on hefeweizen.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-20-15hefeexp.mp3




08-13-15 Bread Yeast Mead and Crock Pot Bochet

Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Tim Leber joins us with an experiment evaluating bread yeast in mead and shares burnt honey mead made in a Crock Pot. Also, a surprise habanero mead.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-13-15lebernhc.mp3




08-06-15 Modern Times Brewing

Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We visit Modern Times Brewing in San Diego to talk to Jacob McKean and Michael Tonsmeire about starting a brewery based on homebrew, roasting and brewing with coffee, and sour beers, of course.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-06-15moderntimes.mp3




07-30-15 Black Malt and Man Boobs

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about the myths surrounding black malt and how versitile it really is. Also, do IPAs really give you "man boobs"?


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-30-15blackmalt.mp3




07-23-15 White Labs Yeast

Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We visit with Dr. Chris White of White Labs about their tasting room, new products, and general brewing industry topics.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-23-15whitelabs.mp3




07-16-15 Brulosopher NHC Experiments

Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We join Brulosopher Marshall Schott at the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego to evaluate experiments on lager fermentation temperatures and first wort hopping.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-16-15brulosophernhc.mp3




07-09-15 Vinnie Cilurzo at NHC and Small Batch Lagers

Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

We talk to Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River about spontaneous fermentation, a new hop exclusively for homebrewers, and brewing Pilsners. Also, homebrewer Holger Michaelis talks about brewing small batch lagers.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-09-15cilurzolager.mp3




07-02-15 Club Night 2015

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMT

James, Steve, and a cast of BBR characters wander Club Night at the National Homebrewers Conference in search of great beers.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-02-15clubnight.mp3




05-28-15 Feeding Big Beers

Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about increasing alcohol content of beers by feeding the yeast added sugar in the fermenter.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-28-15feeding.mp3




05-21-15 Stout Chemistry Brulosophy Experiment

Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Malcolm Frazer, contributor to Brulosophy.com, shares his experiment brewing a dry Irish stout with water chemistry suited for stouts and for pale ales.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-21-15stoutchem.mp3




05-14-15 Sewage Brewage

Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Mark Jockers from Clean Water Services and Jeremie Landers from the Oregon Brew Crew talk about a challenge in Portland using treated effluent to brew beer.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-14-15purewater.mp3




05-07-15 Sour Beer Cider Hybrids

Wed, 6 May 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer James Sites shares two tasty brews that are blends of sour beers and ciders with fruit.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-07-15sourciders.mp3




04-30-15 Ginger Trifecta

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Three ginger-infused beers: Half-pound half-boiled ginger beer from Steve Wilkes, ginger-wasabi beer from homebrewer Dan McCarthy, and Soulless Ginger from Apple Blossom Brewing Company.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-30-15ginger.mp3




04-23-15 Porch Experiments

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve sit on the porch and evaluate two experiments: US 05 vs Nottingham yeast and the effect of a 30-minute boil on an all grain pale ale.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-23-15porch.mp3




04-16-15 Homebrew Heroics

Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, joins James to reveal the winners of our Homebrew Heroics contest.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-16-15heroics.mp3




04-09-15 Brulosopher Experiments Part 2

Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Marshall Schott of Brulosophy returns to the podcast to share two experiments: brewing water chemistry and hybrid lager fermentation.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-09-15brulosopher2.mp3




04-02-15 Core Distilling

Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Nathan Traw, brewer and distiller at Core Brewing and Distilling, takes us through the distillation process, and Jesse Core talks about his company's progress.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-02-15coredistilling.mp3




03-26-15 To Dump or Not? And NHC Contest

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how to assess suspicious beers, and Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, helps us introduce a contest to give away two free registrations to this year's National Homebrewers Conference.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-26-15dumpcontest.mp3




03-19-15 Brewing with Maple

Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Ryan Leamy from Vermont talks about making maple wine and maple beers and gives us some background on where maple syrup comes from.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-19-15maplebrew.mp3




03-12-15 Brulosopher Experiments

Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Marshall Schott of the blog Brulosophy shares two experiments: testing the effects of a 30-minute boil and the addition of Irish moss.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-12-15brulosopher.mp3




03-05-15 Superior Bathhouse Brewing

Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Brewery owner Rose Schweikhart gets advice from John Palmer on brewing with hot spring water from Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-05-15superior.mp3




02-26-15 Blonde Ale Experiment

Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer Dan Kuczmarski joins us again to share his experiment fermenting a blonde ale with four different yeast strains.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-26-15blondeale.mp3




02-19-15 High Gravity Mash Inefficiency

Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about why mashes for higher gravity beers can be more inefficient and what to do about it.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-19-15hgmash.mp3




02-12-15 Brewing Software Update

Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Douglas Wawrzynzki helps sort through listener feedback on what brewing software they're using around the brewpot today.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-12-15software.mp3




02-05-15 Partial Mashing Revisited

Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, brings us up to date on a favorite technique - a hybrid of extract and all grain brewing.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-05-15partialmash.mp3




01-29-15 Bike Rack Brewing Company

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Joe Zucca, head brewer at Bike Rack Brewing Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, talks about brewing with the Speidel Braumeister system. Also, Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, previews the National Homebrew Competition.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-29-15bikerack.mp3




01-22-15 Kriek: 3 Step Fermentation

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Matt Miller, AKA Dr. Lambic, explains his approach to fermenting lambics - with a fermentation step each for Lactobacillus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-22-153stepkriek.mp3




01-15-15 Brewing Maibock

Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, give us some tips on brewing Maibock to enjoy in warmer times. Also, Chris answers a couple of carbonation-related mailbag questions.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-15-15maibock.mp3




01-08-15 BrewTubers and the SJPorr Challenge

Wed, 7 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMT

SJPorr from YouTube joins us to talk about the YouTube brewing community and the ambitious competition that bears his name.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-08-15brewtube.mp3




01-01-15 Homebrew Disasters

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

James and Steve read listener letters detailing homebrewing disasters from the past year.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-01-15disaster.mp3




12-18-14 Roasted Grain Experiment

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Christopher Owen and Ted Doll from the Louisville, Kentucky, LAGERS club share their experiment using roasted specialty grains in the mash, hot steeping, and cold steeping.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-18-14roastedgrain.mp3




12-11-14 Brewing Chili Beers

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Sean Terrill from Two Mile Brewing Company shares tips on how to brew with chilis in a way that will give flavor without burning off our taste buds.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-11-14chili.mp3




12-04-14 Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)

Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Neil Walker from the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) talks about his organization's efforts to promote and preserve traditional beer and pubs in the United Kingdom.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-04-14camra2.mp3




11-20-14 Mad Weird Fermentations

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire shares beers fermented with "critters" harvested around his home and from bottle dregs. Also, a sour beer dry-hopped in the bottle.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-20-14tonsmeireweird.mp3




11-13-14 Mad Berliner Weisse

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire joins us to share homebrew Berliner Weisse brewed with rhubarb and lemon.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-13-14tonsmeirebw.mp3




11-6-14 Beer and Food Course

Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Julia Herz of the Brewers Association previews the Beer and Food Course that she has written with Chef Adam Dulye. Juila gives us advice on pairing beer and food and on aging craft beer and homebrew.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr11-06-14beerfood.mp3




10-30-14 Scaling Up with Rare Form

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Kevin Mullen of Rare Form Brewing in Troy, New York, talks about working with homebrewers to bring their recipes to life on a larger scale.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-30-14rareform.mp3




10-23-14 Foraging with Scratch Brewing

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Ryan Tockstein of Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illinois, talks about using local ingredients, including those foraged in the woods around his brewery.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-23-14scratch.mp3




10-16-14 Sour Beer and Wine Hybrid

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

Homebrewer James Sites shares his experiment blending sour beer and wine to create a new combination.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-16-14hybridwine.mp3




10-09-14 Carbonation

Wed, 8 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT

We go back to basics with Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal as we talk about proper carbonation in beers.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-09-14carbonation.mp3