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Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Will Schumacher talks about his experiments brewing with spruce that he foraged from his time in Switzerland.
Wed, 4 Jan 2017 00:00:00 GMTJames and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.
Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMTJames and Steve carry on the tradition of sharing stories from listeners of brew days gone bad.
Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMTMarshall 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.
Wed, 7 Dec 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMTSteve 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.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMTMad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire shares his techniques for brewing tart beers with lots of hop character, and he samples three interpretations from James.
Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe 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.
Wed, 2 Nov 2016 00:00:00 GMTGard Karlsnes runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway and is expanding its horizons beyond Reinheitsgebot roots. Part one of two.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris Gagne of Hermit Thrush Brewing in Brattleboro, Vermont, talks about brewing beer with only wild yeast he's harvested from the environment.
Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Jason Jackson shares four versions of his saison enhanced with vegetables from his garden. Steve Wilkes helps sample.
Wed, 5 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMTOur series on northwest Arkansas brewing continues with New Province Brewing in Rogers and a visit with owner-head brewer Derek McEnroe.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMTAuthor 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.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMTJosh Chapman, head brewer of Bluejacket in Washington DC, shows us around what Mike Tonsmeire describes as the "Disney World of Brewpubs."
Wed, 14 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 7 Sep 2016 00:00:00 GMTRicky 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.
Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTBrulosophy team member Jake Huolihan shares two experiments comparing vitality vs viability starters and batch vs no sparging.
Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe join head brewer Nathan Zeender in 3-D at the production brewery of Right Proper in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer and beer historian Dave Janssen talks about grisette, a tasty obscure Belgian style, and how it relates to saison.
Wed, 10 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTMike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares an experiment around his dining room table splitting a funky beer batch and adding five different honey varieties.
Wed, 3 Aug 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about the latest thing in IPAs - fruit!
Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe sample two delicious Mad Fermentationist beers from the source: a stout reinvigorated with specialty grain tea and a New England IPA.
Wed, 20 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe take part in sampling an experiment testing the effect of gelatin on a tasty, cloudy, hoppy East Coast pale ale.
Wed, 13 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTChristian Layke, brewer at Gordon Biersch's Rockville Maryland location, and Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire work together on a tasty barrel-aged sour.
Wed, 6 Jul 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe roam the floor of Club Night at Baltimore Homebrew Con to find interesting brewers who brew delicious beers and get brewing tips.
Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 GMTRoving reporter Will Gallaspy picks the brain of Kelly Ryan, brewer at Fork and Brewer in Wellington, New Zealand.
Wed, 25 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTRoving reporter Will Gallaspy catches pioneering New Zealand craft brewer Ben Middlemiss and talks to him about how good beer came to the Kiwis.
Wed, 18 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTDenny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Homebrew All Stars, divine which category of brewer Steve and James fit into.
Wed, 11 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:00 GMTJohn Palmer, homebrew guru, shares his top five brewing priorities in his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTWhite Labs Yeast founder, Dr. Chris White, shares some yeast science and practical homebrewing advice at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTIn this panel from the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference, pro and home brewers share advice and experience in brewing delicious sour beers.
Wed, 13 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 6 Apr 2016 00:00:00 GMTRay 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.
Wed, 30 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTJames moderates a panel from NZHC with Tasty McDole, Will Gallaspy and Nick Wiseman on brewing with common sense.
Wed, 23 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe head to New Zealand for the first homebrew conference in Nelson and take part in a brewing demonstration.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTWhile James, Andy and Chris head to New Zealand, we celebrate our first 500 episodes with this look back.
Wed, 9 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer James Sites shares another round of his tasty sour beer and wine hybrids fermented with his own house sour culture.
Wed, 2 Mar 2016 00:00:00 GMTJames Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops give us some excellent advice on making sure our homegrown hops get a good start on the season.
Wed, 24 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 17 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTMary Pelletieri, author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, joins us to talk about how to bring quality management practices into our home breweries.
Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTWe continue our introductions to northwest Arkansas breweries as we visit with Katie and Beau Boykin of Bentonville Brewing.
Wed, 3 Feb 2016 00:00:00 GMTPeter Symons joins us from Sydney to talk about Bronzed Brews, his new book exploring the history of Australian brewing.
Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTMalcolm Frazer of Brulosophy.com shares his experiment comparing the results of adding sugar to the fermenter all at once vs staggered over time.
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares tips on hitting original gravity if things go awry during the brew day.
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Phillip McDaniel shares samples of crystal malt he made and his technique for making it.
Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:00:00 GMTMichael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares his ten tips of what to consider when coming up with a beer recipe.
Wed, 30 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTIn their annual tradition, James and Steve read a collection of listener-submitted brewing disaster stories.
Wed, 16 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Dan McCarthy shares ten gruits, and James and Steve sample to find the perfect blend.
Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrulosopher Marshall Schott talks about his Short and Shoddy brew day, where he brewed an all grain batch of beer in around sixty minutes.
Wed, 2 Dec 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrewer Jason Corral shows us around his professional electric system based on his homebrew setup and controlled with an Arduino controller.
Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about four favorite holiday spices for brewing and gives us some tips.
Wed, 11 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer CJ Shamas returns to share beers from his small sour barrel program with James, Steve and Andy.
Wed, 4 Nov 2015 00:00:00 GMTWe get a behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of the collaboration Cream Ale, as Apple Blossom scales up James' homebrew recipe.
Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Dennis Pike returns with the results of his experiment testing the effects of different fermentation temperatures on hefeweizen.
Wed, 21 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Phil Proctor shares tips on setting up elaborate beer dispensing systems and on designing a homemade glycol chiller.
Wed, 14 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Ray Sykes brings mushrooms to homebrew for some really tasty and interesting flavors.
Wed, 7 Oct 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Nick Johnson shares four ciders brewed with ingredients inspired by the season of fall.
Wed, 23 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTJames sits down with Trey Holt from Black Apple Crossing Cidery to sample ciders and get homebrewing tips.
Wed, 16 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTIn part one of a two-part series, homebrewer CJ Shamas shares tips on using small barrels to produce sour beers.
Wed, 9 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares tips on brewing a delicious Trappist-inspired beer with a simple ingredient list.
Wed, 2 Sep 2015 00:00:00 GMTDoug 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?
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTFather and son homebrewing team, Nick and Curt Kiest, share their experiment aging a series of beers in an eight gallon oak whiskey barrel.
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Dennis Pike shares his experiment comparing the effects of three different yeast pitching rates on hefeweizen.
Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTTim 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.
Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:00:00 GMTWe 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.
Wed, 29 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris 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"?
Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTWe visit with Dr. Chris White of White Labs about their tasting room, new products, and general brewing industry topics.
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTWe join Brulosopher Marshall Schott at the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego to evaluate experiments on lager fermentation temperatures and first wort hopping.
Wed, 8 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTWe 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.
Wed, 1 Jul 2015 00:00:00 GMTJames, Steve, and a cast of BBR characters wander Club Night at the National Homebrewers Conference in search of great beers.
Wed, 27 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about increasing alcohol content of beers by feeding the yeast added sugar in the fermenter.
Wed, 20 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMalcolm Frazer, contributor to Brulosophy.com, shares his experiment brewing a dry Irish stout with water chemistry suited for stouts and for pale ales.
Wed, 13 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTMark 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.
Wed, 6 May 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer James Sites shares two tasty brews that are blends of sour beers and ciders with fruit.
Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTThree 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.
Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTJames 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.
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, joins James to reveal the winners of our Homebrew Heroics contest.
Wed, 8 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTMarshall Schott of Brulosophy returns to the podcast to share two experiments: brewing water chemistry and hybrid lager fermentation.
Wed, 1 Apr 2015 00:00:00 GMTNathan Traw, brewer and distiller at Core Brewing and Distilling, takes us through the distillation process, and Jesse Core talks about his company's progress.
Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Ryan Leamy from Vermont talks about making maple wine and maple beers and gives us some background on where maple syrup comes from.
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTMarshall Schott of the blog Brulosophy shares two experiments: testing the effects of a 30-minute boil and the addition of Irish moss.
Wed, 4 Mar 2015 00:00:00 GMTBrewery owner Rose Schweikhart gets advice from John Palmer on brewing with hot spring water from Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTHomebrewer Dan Kuczmarski joins us again to share his experiment fermenting a blonde ale with four different yeast strains.
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 11 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTDouglas Wawrzynzki helps sort through listener feedback on what brewing software they're using around the brewpot today.
Wed, 4 Feb 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, brings us up to date on a favorite technique - a hybrid of extract and all grain brewing.
Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTJoe 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.
Wed, 21 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTMatt Miller, AKA Dr. Lambic, explains his approach to fermenting lambics - with a fermentation step each for Lactobacillus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces.
Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTChris 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.
Wed, 7 Jan 2015 00:00:00 GMTSJPorr from YouTube joins us to talk about the YouTube brewing community and the ambitious competition that bears his name.
Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTJames and Steve read listener letters detailing homebrewing disasters from the past year.
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTChristopher 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.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTSean 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.
Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:00:00 GMTNeil 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.
Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMad 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.
Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTMad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire joins us to share homebrew Berliner Weisse brewed with rhubarb and lemon.
Wed, 5 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMTJulia 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.