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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.



Last Build Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2017 00:00:00 GMT

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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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-12-17happyjuice.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr10-05-17pippinsession.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-28-17arkansasbeer.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-21-17fairstate.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-14-17sessionbook.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr09-07-17olvalde.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-31-17imperialyeast02.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-24-17ozarkbuckyberliner.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-17-17homelab02.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-10-17ryanrichardson.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr08-03-1756brewing.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-27-17homelab01.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-20-17weidenhc.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-13-17boomisland.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr07-06-17thcclubnight.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-25-17hoptiming.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-18-17earthbound.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-11-17philkombucha.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr05-04-17terrillatten.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-27-17fruitflavor.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-20-17stepmash.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-13-17gravitypoints.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr04-06-17inwaterexp.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-30-17callister.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-23-17caseywm02.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-16-17caseywm01.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-09-17kettlefermenting.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr03-02-17stoutcollab.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-23-17frostfest.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-16-17hoptweaking.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-09-17meadpractices.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr02-02-17palmwine.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-26-17byobook.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-19-17ahaupdate.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-12-17spruceporter.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr01-05-17splitporter.mp3




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.


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-29-16disasters2016.mp3




12-15-16 Brulosophy Boil Experiments

Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMT

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


Media Files:
http://media.libsyn.com/media/basicbrewing/bbr12-15-16brulosophyboil.mp3




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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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.


Media Files:
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