James Spencer

Basic Brewing Radio

Homebrewing beer and mead is what we're all about at Basic Brewing Radio.
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.

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04-02-20 Brown Ale or Brown Fail

Apr 1, 2020 38:41


Homebrew author Chris Colby gives us tips on brewing the best example of his least favorite style of beer.

03-26-20 Lilly Belle Meads

Mar 25, 2020 54:51


Tricia and Joe Marshall of Lilly Belle Meads in Lancaster, New York, share five delicious honey-based beverages. Our friend, Paul Morstad, helps to sample.

03-19-20 Malt Sampler - Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Briess Pale Ale

Mar 18, 2020 52:07


James and Steve venture into the future with a new series, comparing three malts brewed in small batches.

03-12-20 Guile Brews

Mar 11, 2020 57:32


Homebrewing author Peter Symons talks about his latest historical exploration of beers, Guile Brews, which contains more than a hundred years of recipes from the UK and Ireland.

03-05-20 Homebrew Con and AHA Update

Mar 4, 2020 47:52


Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins us to preview Homebrew Con in Nashville in June and other AHA-related topics.

02-27-20 Fort Smith Brewing Company

Feb 26, 2020 49:36


James travels to the old Fort Chaffee Army base that has a rock 'n roll history and talks to brewer Quintin Willard about his beers and Arkansas Craft Beer Week.

02-20-20 Hop Sampler - Sterling, Triumph, Horizon

Feb 19, 2020 35:52


Steve and James sample another round of single-hopped small batches, adding some time in the boil to the recipe.

02-13-20 Count Chocula Experiment

Feb 12, 2020 49:12


Homebrewers Adam Amdor and Roy Ventullo share their experiment comparing milk stouts with and without Count Chocula cereal and one beer with cereal added into the fermenter post fermentation.

02-06-20 Whistling Springs Brewing

Feb 5, 2020 52:41


In the second part of a chat with brewer Chris Nogy, James samples beers from Whistling Springs in southern Missouri.

01-30-20 Hop Stand Length Experiment

Jan 29, 2020 39:02


James and Steve test the results of an experiment comparing different hop stand lengths in the Hop Sampler recipe.

01-23-20 Dark Hills Gluten Free Brewery

Jan 22, 2020 49:06


Chris Nogy of Dark Hills Brewery talks about brewing gluten free beers on a farm in southern Missouri.

01-16-20 Dry Hopping Hazy Pale Ales

Jan 15, 2020 51:09


Scott Janish of Sapwood Cellars and author of The New IPA – A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor gives us tips on dry hopping delicious hazy beers.

01-09-20 Wine for Beer Lovers

Jan 8, 2020 49:51


Jim Laughren, author of A Beer Drinker's Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine, gives us beer folks some tips on demystifying the wine side.

01-02-20 Granola Bar Experiment

Jan 1, 2020 54:57


Brook Baber and Dave Bauter share their nine-part experiment using three different flavors of granola bar to brew beer.

12-19-19 Annual Disaster Show

Dec 18, 2019 1:04:13


James and Steve get together to read 20 letters of brewing woe submitted by listeners.

12-12-19 A Pint at the Museum

Dec 11, 2019 42:13


Theresa McCulla from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian describes collecting stories and objects of American craft beer and homebrewing.

12-05-19 Simple Grain Bills

Dec 4, 2019 52:39


Casey Letellier from Ivory Bill Brewing talks about his strategy to move away from plain two-row to more interesting base malts.

11-21-19 Hop Sampler - Lemon Drop, Bravo, Columbus

Nov 20, 2019 39:59


James and Steve taste Hop Sampler 14 with accidental oxidation on one of the batches.

11-14-19 Natural State Beer Company

Nov 13, 2019 41:49


James talks to Mark Smith, alumnus of the Basic Brewing podcasts, and Head Brewer Will Sonneman about Natural State Beer Company, which opens soon.

11-07-19 Hot Side Hopping for Hazy IPAs

Nov 6, 2019 49:38


Scott Janish, author of The New IPA - A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor, talks about hopping on the hot side for hazy, juicy beers.

10-31-19 Hop Sampler - Northern Brewer, Chinook, Warrior

Oct 30, 2019 41:58


James and Steve celebrate Halloween by tasting Hop Sampler number thirteen.

10-24-19 Rebel Kettle

Oct 23, 2019 41:00


James samples offbeat and delicious beers in Little Rock with Rebel Kettle founder John Lee.

10-17-19 Lost Forty Visit

Oct 16, 2019 57:23


James visits with Grant Chandler, quality manager of Lost Forty Brewing, and samples beer from Arkansas' largest brewery.

10-10-19 Ambitious Brew - A History of American Beer

Oct 9, 2019 56:31


Author and historian Maureen Ogle talks about the revision of her book documenting the history of the American beer culture and industry.

10-03-19 West African Sorghum Beer

Oct 2, 2019 42:16


Homebrewer Ryan Deaver tells us about Tchoukoutou, a fresh, sour sorghum beer he discovered while living in Benin.

09-26-19 Brewing for Distilling

Sep 25, 2019 52:31


Aaron Mayer of Pine Bluffs Distilling talks about the process of brewing beer for spirits with local malt from Wyoming Malting Company.

09-19-19 Hop Sampler - Liberty, Azacca, Jarrylo

Sep 18, 2019 34:07


James and Steve taste the twelfth in their series of comparing a set of three hops brewed in small batches.

09-12-19 Hops Breeding and Genetics

Sep 11, 2019 38:51


Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, takes us through the process of creating new hop varieties and putting them through the paces.

09-05-19 Boston Mountain Brewing

Sep 4, 2019 51:56


Matt Thompson tells us how he and his business partner went from novice homebrewers to professional brewers and brewery owners in a very short time.

08-29-19 Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale

Aug 28, 2019 49:03


Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew - The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale, gives us tips on brewing this ancient Finnish beer.

08-22-19 DC Homebrewers Crystal Malt Experiment

Aug 21, 2019 41:30


Omar Al-Nidawi shares his club's English Bitter experiment comparing Caramunich 1, Dingemans Cara 45, Carastan and Opal 44. Also, there's a 100 percent Red X beer.

08-15-19 Hazy Beer Stability

Aug 14, 2019 42:06


Scott Janish of Sapwood Cellars and author of The New IPA: A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor gives us tips on preserving hazy hoppy goodness.

08-08-19 Mike Tonsmeire Meetup

Aug 7, 2019 55:04


James and Steve sit down with the Mad Fermentationist to talk hoppy beers, sour beers and Sapwood Cellars.

08-01-19 Providence Social Club

Jul 31, 2019 45:59


James and Steve sample some tasty beers at the Social Club of Providence Homebrew Con and talk to the brewers who made them.

07-25-19 Hop Sampler - Styrian Golding, Styrian Celeia, French Strisselspalt

Jul 24, 2019 42:19


James' son, Drew, joins the panel as they taste three beers made with low alpha acid European hops.

07-18-19 Insane in the Yeast Strain

Jul 17, 2019 41:45


Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast leads James and Steve through two split-wort experiments at Homebrew Con that compare six different yeasts.

07-11-19 RIBS NEIPA Yeast Experiment

Jul 10, 2019 52:24


Members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society share their experiment comparing six different yeast strains in New England IPAs.

07-04-19 Club Night in Providence, Rhode Island

Jul 3, 2019 58:26


James and Steve explore Homebrew Con's incredible night of delicious brews and creative brewers.

05-30-19 Hop Sampler - Saaz, Cashmere, Green Bullet

May 29, 2019 39:21


James and Steve add a bonus round to the hop sampler as they taste three hops that you'd think would be easy to pick out.

05-23-19 Stouts vs Porters

May 22, 2019 50:34


Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal explores our favorite dark beers and gives us recipe tips. Also, Gary Glass of the AHA shares a homebrew legislation update.

05-16-19 Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

May 15, 2019 52:10


We travel to the parking lot of High Gravity (Pippin's Taproom) to sample from commercial breweries and homebrewers across Oklahoma.

05-02-19 Core Homecoming

May 8, 2019 46:18


Homebrewer and alumnus of Basic Brewing Radio, Jamie Conway, joins the team at Core Brewing, where they're refocusing their company's priorities.

05-09-19 African Guest Sampler

May 8, 2019 59:50


Homebrewer Steve Frank submits our first guest Hop Sampler ever, featuring African Queen, Southern Aroma, Southern Passion and Sabro.

04-25-19 Hop Sampler - Galena, Denali, El Dorado

Apr 24, 2019 45:32


It's Hop Sampler number nine, pitting three nicely fruity hop varieties against each other.

04-18-19 Kombucha, the Root of All Starters

Apr 17, 2019 53:52


Homebrewer Doug Wawrzynski tells us how he's using kombucha to kick-start sour fermentations, such as sauerkraut, sourdough and kettle-soured beers.

04-11-19 Sparrow Malting

Apr 10, 2019 55:06


Brad Coker is starting up a new craft malthouse in northwest Arkansas. He shares his techniques of malting small batches of grain at home.

04-04-19 Catching Up with Fossil Cove

Apr 3, 2019 59:19


James samples beers with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and learns about the brewery's recent expansion.

03-28-19 Hop Sampler - Motueka, Rakau, and Nelson Sauvin

Mar 27, 2019 50:01


James and Steve taste hops from New Zealand and ponder about the lack of foam on this batch of beers.

03-21-19 DC Homebrewers SMASH

Mar 20, 2019 53:48


Omar Al-Nidawi shares beers from the DC Homebrewers Club experiment brewing different styles with Pilsner malt and Sterling hops.

03-14-19 Scaling Up with Sapwood Cellars

Mar 13, 2019 59:42


Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire talks about the brewery he co-founded in Columbia, Maryland, and the challenges of scaling up from homebrew.

03-07-19 Lab Testing HSBUs

Mar 6, 2019 51:59


David Curtis of Bell's General Store in Kalamazoo talks about Select Centennial Hops and shares lab IBU tests of beers brewed for the Hop Sampler series.

02-28-19 Astarte Bronze-Age-Style Beer

Feb 27, 2019 43:39


Homebrewer AJ Hart took part in an experimental archeology project on bronze age brewing techniques in Cyprus and collaborated with her husband, Justin, to bring those ideas home.

02-21-19 Chiller Stirring Experiment

Feb 20, 2019 33:24


Engineer Alex Roberts joins James again to test the effects on stirring a wort while it's being chilled by an immersion chiller. They also reverse the chiller's water flow.

02-14-19 Golden Ale Yeast Experiment

Feb 13, 2019 42:14


Kyle Swallow of Twin Lakes Homebrew Club and Rapps Barren Brewing in Mountain Home, Arkansas, talks about an experiment fermenting one Golden Ale wort with 13 different yeasts.

02-07-19 Year-Long Stout Collaboration

Feb 6, 2019 46:05


Homebrewer Chris McKenzie shares his experience collaborating with five other homebrewers in a year-long experiment to design the perfect stout.

01-31-19 Hawk Moth Brewing

Jan 30, 2019 48:47


James talks to Bradley Riggs of Hawk Moth Brewing in Rogers, Arkansas - a brewery focused on small batch, old-world-style, wood-aged beers.

01-24-19 Hop Sampler - Willamette, Amarillo, Falconer's Flight

Jan 23, 2019 44:57


James and Steve sample an old American standby against a relative newcomer and a hop blend.

01-17-19 Monster Cereal Beer Roundup

Jan 16, 2019 40:51


We sample a batch of five monster cereal beers brewed from Frankenberry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula.

01-10-19 Mead Yeast Sampler - US-05, S-33, BE-134

Jan 9, 2019 40:19


Steve splits a batch of mead and pitches three different dry beer yeasts to test the effects of each.

01-03-19 Ivory Bill Brewing

Jan 2, 2019 59:32


We visit Ivory Bill Brewing in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where long-time friend of the podcast, Casey Letellier, and his partner, Dorothy Hall, are serving up delicious open-fermented, gluten-reduced, English-inspired beers.

12-20-18 Annual Disaster Show

Dec 19, 2018 1:37:21


Steve and James read a ton of letters about homebrewing disasters from listeners across the globe.

12-13-18 Hop Sampler - Lemondrop, German Mandarina Bavaria, and Simcoe

Dec 12, 2018 46:44


Steve and James taste a batch of hops chosen by Steve's son, Chase, and introduce the concept of Hop Stand Bittering Units (HSBUs).

12-06-18 Loki Yeast Temperature Experiment

Dec 5, 2018 48:17


Casey Helwig and Jess Caudill from Imperial Organic Yeast help James and Steve evaluate an experiment fermenting a kveik strain at two different temperatures.

11-29-18 AHA 40th Anniversary

Nov 28, 2018 43:22


American Homebrew Association Director Gary Glass joins us to talk about four decades of the AHA, ongoing homebrew legislation issues, and the upcoming Homebrew Con and National Homebrew Competition.

11-15-18 Hop Sampler - Centennial, Citra, Galaxy

Nov 14, 2018 37:40


In our fifth show of the series, we taste some higher alpha hops and get a surprise result.

11-08-18 Competition Karate

Nov 7, 2018 44:33


Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares his strategies to take home more hardware from homebrew competitions.

11-01-18 IBUs vs Wort Gravity and Hop Stand Temps

Oct 24, 2018 58:57


Dr. Chris Hamilton of Hillsdale College in Michigan shares results of his experiments testing the effects of increased wort gravity and different hop stand temperatures on IBU measurements. He also updates us on his research with Clarity Ferm on gluten in beer.

10-25-18 Chiller Flow Experiment

Oct 24, 2018 41:31


Engineer Alex Roberts helps James conduct an experiment looking at the effect of varying the flow rate of water through an immersion chiller when chilling wort.

10-18-18 Ricky the Meadmaker, Too Controversial

Oct 17, 2018 57:03


Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell Meadery in Vermont talks about an article detailing his techniques that was deeemed "too controversial" to print.

10-11-18 Makgeolli - Korean Rice Wine

Oct 10, 2018 46:07


Homebrewer Tommy Caillouet introduces us to an easy-to-brew alcoholic rice beverage that has its roots in ancient Korea.

10-04-18 Wheat and Rye Flour Experiment

Oct 3, 2018 51:09


Homebrewer Brook Baber drew upon his background as a baker to brew beers using wheat and rye flour in the mash.

09-27-18 Spontaneous Sours Hopping Rate Experiment

Sep 26, 2018 58:10


Homebrewer Caleb Buck of archaicpursuit.com shares some delicious sour beers and startling early results of his sour IBU experiment.

09-20-18 Hop Sampler - Crystal, Glacier, German Huell Melon

Sep 19, 2018 43:12


James and Steve taste the fourth in the series featuring single hops brewed into three small batches.

09-13-18 Fal Allen on Brewing Gose

Sep 12, 2018 56:15


Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewmaster Fal Allen talks about his new book, Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era.

09-06-18 Mead Yeast Experiment

Sep 5, 2018 42:15


Steve shares an experiment fermenting a split batch of mead with three dry wine yeasts.

08-30-18 Mead Bottle Pasteurization Experiment

Aug 29, 2018 42:52


Home meadmaker Tim Leber shares his experiment using sous vide to pasteurize mead after bottling.

08-23-18 Zero Tolerance Gluten Free Club

Aug 22, 2018 57:25


Homebrewers Joe Morris, Ed Golden and Bob Keifer join us to share their techniques and recipes for brewing delicious beers without gluten.

08-16-18 Occidental Brewing

Aug 15, 2018 1:04:08


We visit Occidental Brewing in Portland, Oregon, to talk to brewer Sam Carroll about brewing delicious German-style beers.

08-09-18 Sake-Beer Hybrid

Aug 8, 2018 48:18


Homebrewer Kevin McEvoy shares his experiment combining sake and beer fermentations into a single beverage with components of each.

08-02-18 Pichia Apotheca Hybrid Yeast

Aug 1, 2018 47:11


Dr. Maitreya Dunham of the University of Washington joins us to talk about a new yeast hybrid her lab has isolated from an open fermentation beer. Tim Leber and Norm Kwasinski share mead and beer brewed with the yeast.

07-26-18 Insane in the Yeast Strain

Jul 25, 2018 47:27


We join Imperial Organic Yeast and Everybody's Brewing to sample two split-wort experiments.

07-19-18 Hop Sampler - UK Fuggle, German Hallertau and Perle

Jul 18, 2018 44:55


James and Steve taste the third in the Hop Sampler series, featuring hops from the UK and Germany.

07-12-18 Cascade Brewing

Jul 11, 2018 1:07:23


We sample delicious sour beers at Cascade Brewing in Portland, Oregon, with Head Brewer Mike Mathis and Lead Blender Kevin Martin.

07-05-18 Portland Club Night

Jul 4, 2018 58:34


We roam the floor of Homebrew Con Club Night to sample delicious, and sometimes odd, beers and visit with their talented, sometimes odd, brewers.

05-31-18 Eclectic IPA with Dick Cantwell

May 30, 2018 48:27


Brewer and author Dick Cantwell talks about his book, Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale, which includes IPA recipes with fruit, vegetables, spices, and other tasty ingredients.

05-24-18 Hop Sampler - Apollo, Calypso, and Experimental 07270

May 23, 2018 40:52


James and Steve go round two into comparing small batches brewed with single hops. This week increases the alpha acids with Apollo, Calypso, and Experimental 07270.

05-17-18 Brut IPA

May 16, 2018 46:27


Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Home Brew Recipe Bible and The Methods of Modern Homebrewing, introduces us to a new dry, sparkling version of our favorite style.

05-10-18 Jesse Gagnon at West Mountain

May 9, 2018 54:25


The former head brewer at Ozark Beer Company talks about why he shifted his career path toward a smaller place and shares beers and tips.

05-03-18 Hop Sampler - Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood

May 2, 2018 38:31


James and Steve break in a new feature to the podcast by sampling small batches brewed with Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood hops.

04-26-18 Steve Mead Update

Apr 25, 2018 51:55


Steve Wilkes of Steve's Brew Shop shares his latest round of meads, which include blueberry and cherry - one of them oaked. We also revisit a cyser to see how it's aging.

04-19-18 JoCo Brown Ale and Gose Experiments

Apr 18, 2018 44:13


Homebrewer Joe Covey joins us again to share his split batch experiments comparing two yeasts in a brown ale and the effect of adding cherries to a gose.

04-12-18 Crisis Brewing

Apr 11, 2018 56:22


Brewer Sean Slape has used his engineering background and elbow grease to build a small-scale electric brewery just opening in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and already has plans to expand.

04-05-18 Brewing Darker Beers

Apr 4, 2018 51:35


Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives us rants and tips for brewing beers with dark grains.

03-29-18 Prestonrose Farm and Brewery

Mar 28, 2018 58:00


James travels to Paris . . . Arkansas, to visit with Liz Preston and her husband, Preston, about the brewery in their front yard and their efforts to bring good beer and organic farming to their region.

03-22-18 Beer Craft with Jon Finch

Mar 21, 2018 49:55


Jon Finch, author of Beer Craft - The No-Nonsense Guide to Making and Enjoying Damn Good Craft Beer at Home, talks about brewing in the UK, beer cocktails and using beer in food.

03-15-18 RIS Collaboration

Mar 14, 2018 41:31


James and Steve sample a big bourbon-barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout that they contributed to and talk to barrel owner and project coordinator Reece Morrison.

03-08-18 DC Homebrewers Adjunct Experiment

Mar 7, 2018 52:07


Omar Al-Nidawi, education co-chair of the DC Homebrewers Club, talks about an experiment comparing a dozen different brewing adjuncts. James and Steve are joined by Reece Morrison to sample.

03-01-18 Hop Stand Temperature Experiment

Feb 28, 2018 46:32


James and Steve sample and evaluate a small batch experiment comparing three beers brewed with hop stands set at different temperatures.

02-22-18 SQZBX Brewery and Pizza Joint

Feb 21, 2018 54:27


Brewer Zac Smith likes his beer like he likes his pizza and radio: local. James talks to Zac about his Reinheitsgebot-inspired approach to brewing quaffable session beers.

02-15-18 A Year of Red IPA

Feb 14, 2018 40:41


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.

02-08-18 American Solera

Feb 7, 2018 47:12


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.

02-01-18 John Palmer on NEIPA

Jan 31, 2018 55:55


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

01-25-18 AHA Update with Gary Glass

Jan 24, 2018 46:00


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

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

Jan 17, 2018 51:02


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

01-11-18 Non-Alcoholic Homebrew?

Jan 10, 2018 46:41


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

01-04-18 6 O'CLOCK Brews

Jan 3, 2018 48:41


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.

12-21-17 Brewing Disasters

Dec 20, 2017 1:19:37


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

12-14-17 Tasting Superior Bathhouse Brewery

Dec 13, 2017 56:12


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.

12-07-17 Unusual Ingredients

Dec 6, 2017 43:38


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.

11-30-17 Lost 40 Barrel Beers

Nov 29, 2017 1:02:48


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.

11-16-17 Against All Hops

Nov 15, 2017 54:01


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.

11-09-17 JJ's Brewing Company

Nov 8, 2017 49:24


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.

11-02-17 Saison Yeast Experiment

Nov 1, 2017 51:24


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

10-26-17 Blood Beer

Oct 25, 2017 38:47


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

10-19-17 Steve's Porch Meads

Oct 18, 2017 52:43


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

10-12-17 Ancient Sumerian Happy Juice

Oct 11, 2017 43:09


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.

10-05-17 Pippin's Taproom Session Beers

Oct 4, 2017 50:35


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.

09-28-17 Arkansas Beer

Sep 27, 2017 52:31


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.

09-21-17 Fair State Brewing Cooperative

Sep 20, 2017 47:42


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.

09-14-17 Session Beers with Jennifer Talley

Sep 13, 2017 50:08


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

09-07-17 Olvalde Farmhouse Ales

Sep 6, 2017 39:22


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

08-31-17 Imperial Organic Yeast

Aug 30, 2017 47:02


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

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

Aug 23, 2017 52:01


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.

08-17-17 Home Lab Isolation and Propagation

Aug 16, 2017 55:47


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.

08-10-17 Ryan Richardson Mead

Aug 9, 2017 52:42


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

08-03-17 56 Brewing

Aug 2, 2017 38:02


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

07-27-17 Home Lab Yeast Analysis

Jul 26, 2017 50:06


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.

07-20-17 Matt Weide Mead Experiments

Jul 19, 2017 49:39


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.

07-13-17 Boom Island Brewing

Jul 12, 2017 41:44


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.

07-06-17 Hop Chronicles and Club Night

Jul 5, 2017 1:09:27


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.

05-25-17 Hop Timing Experiment

May 24, 2017 49:01


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

05-18-17 Earthbound Beer

May 17, 2017 46:10


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

05-11-17 Brewing Kombucha

May 10, 2017 51:58


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.

05-04-17 Sean Terrill Attenuation Study

May 3, 2017 45:10


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.

04-27-17 Fruit Flavor Additions

Apr 26, 2017 46:43


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

04-20-17 Step Mashing

Apr 19, 2017 45:40


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.

04-13-17 Recipe Formulation: Playing with Gravity

Apr 12, 2017 51:18


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

04-06-17 Indiana Water Experiment

Apr 5, 2017 46:41


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

03-30-17 Callister and Lightheart Brewing

Mar 29, 2017 41:11


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

03-23-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part Two

Mar 22, 2017 51:07


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.

03-16-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part One

Mar 15, 2017 44:18


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.

03-09-17 Kettle Fermentation

Mar 8, 2017 45:14


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

03-02-17 Homebrew Stout Collaboration

Mar 1, 2017 46:07


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

02-23-17 Frost Fest 2017

Feb 22, 2017 44:46


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

02-16-17 Hop Tweaking

Feb 15, 2017 42:34


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.

02-09-17 Mead Best Practices

Feb 8, 2017 55:05


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

02-02-17 African Palm Wine

Feb 1, 2017 43:20


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

01-26-17 Recipe Formulation Tips

Jan 25, 2017 45:06


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.

01-19-17 AHA Update

Jan 18, 2017 44:12


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.

01-12-17 Swiss Spruce Porter

Jan 11, 2017 49:57


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

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

Jan 4, 2017 36:59


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

12-29-16 Disaster Show 2016

Dec 28, 2016 1:10:10


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

12-15-16 Brulosophy Boil Experiments

Dec 14, 2016 56:41


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.

12-08-16 Holiday Brewing Time Management

Dec 7, 2016 50:25


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.

12-01-16 Steve's Brew Shop

Nov 30, 2016 47:39


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.

11-17-16 Hoppy Sour Beers

Nov 16, 2016 51:41


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

11-10-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part Two

Nov 9, 2016 48:51


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.

11-03-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part One

Nov 2, 2016 47:30


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

10-27-16 Hermit Thrush Brewing

Oct 26, 2016 56:49


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

10-20-16 Competition Cream Ales

Oct 19, 2016 43:42


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.

10-13-16 Vegetable Saisons

Oct 12, 2016 51:31


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

10-06-16 New Province Brewing

Oct 5, 2016 50:03


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

09-29-16 Brewing Local - American Grown Beer

Sep 28, 2016 1:01:51


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.

09-22-16 Bluejacket/The Arsenal

Sep 21, 2016 55:27


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

09-15-16 Managing Tannins

Sep 14, 2016 38:36


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.

09-08-16 Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies

Sep 7, 2016 57:55


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.

09-01-16 Brulosophy Starter and Mash Experiments

Aug 31, 2016 47:40


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

08-25-16 Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing

Aug 24, 2016 40:09


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

08-18-16 Grisette and Saison

Aug 17, 2016 57:40


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

08-11-16 Tonsmeire Funky Honey Beer Experiment

Aug 10, 2016 41:45


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

08-04-16 Fruit IPA

Aug 3, 2016 38:31


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

07-28-16 Tonsmeire Taps

Jul 27, 2016 38:27


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

07-21-16 Brulosophy New England Pale Ale Experiment

Jul 20, 2016 38:55


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

07-14-16 Collaborative Flemish Red

Jul 13, 2016 48:00


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

07-07-16 Baltimore Homebrew Con Club Night

Jul 6, 2016 1:02:32


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

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

Jun 1, 2016 46:46


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

05-26-16 NZ Brewing Pioneer Ben Middlemiss

May 25, 2016 37:29


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

05-19-16 Homebrew All Stars

May 18, 2016 55:20


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

05-12-16 Chris Colby NZ Keynote

May 11, 2016 41:26


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.

05-05-16 John Palmer NZ Keynote

May 4, 2016 40:43


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

04-28-16 Chris White NZ Keynote

Apr 27, 2016 59:38


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

04-21-16 NZ Sour Panel

Apr 20, 2016 44:02


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

04-14-16 How Enzymes Work

Apr 13, 2016 57:32


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.

04-07-16 Brulosophy Vorlauf and Cold Sparge

Apr 6, 2016 55:17


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.

03-31-16 Common Sense Brewing

Mar 30, 2016 42:18


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

03-24-16 Nelson Marchfest Brew-Off

Mar 23, 2016 53:05


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

03-17-16 Episode 500

Mar 16, 2016 48:55


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

03-10-16 More Sour Hybrids

Mar 9, 2016 57:51


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

03-03-16 Springtime Hop Care

Mar 2, 2016 57:27


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

02-25-16 Fading Alpha Acids

Feb 24, 2016 43:55


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.

02-18-16 Quality Management

Feb 17, 2016 47:46


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.

02-11-16 Bentonville Brewing Company

Feb 10, 2016 44:11


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

02-04-16 Bronzed Brews

Feb 3, 2016 56:28


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

01-28-16 Sugar Staggering Experiment

Jan 27, 2016 58:37


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

01-21-16 Hitting Original Gravity

Jan 20, 2016 42:29


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

01-14-16 Homemade Crystal Malt

Jan 13, 2016 55:04


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

01-7-16 Tonsmeire Recipe Tips

Jan 6, 2016 56:25


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

12-31-15 Brewing Disaster Stories

Dec 30, 2015 1:03:57


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

12-17-15 Gruit Blending Experiment

Dec 16, 2015 56:56


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

12-10-15 One Hour All Grain Brewing

Dec 9, 2015 47:07


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

12-3-15 Columbus House Brewing

Dec 2, 2015 42:18


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

11-19-15 Holiday Spices

Nov 18, 2015 50:52


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

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

Nov 11, 2015 56:42


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

11-05-15 Apple Blossom Cream Ale

Nov 4, 2015 40:11


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

10-29-15 Hefeweizen Fermentation Temperature Experiment

Oct 28, 2015 54:04


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

10-22-15 Beer Dispensing Systems

Oct 21, 2015 54:37


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

10-15-15 Brewing with Mushrooms

Oct 14, 2015 59:58


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

10-08-15 Fall Ciders

Oct 7, 2015 50:15


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

09-24-15 Black Apple Crossing Cidery

Sep 23, 2015 43:55


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

09-17-15 Sour Small Barrel Strategy

Sep 16, 2015 58:20


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

09-10-15 Brewing Tripel

Sep 9, 2015 57:23


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

09-03-15 Carolina Reaper Beer Experiment

Sep 2, 2015 1:05:01


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?

08-27-15 Barrel Progression Experiment

Aug 26, 2015 57:51


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

08-20-15 Hefeweizen Pitching Rate Experiment

Aug 19, 2015 58:45


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

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

Aug 12, 2015 52:02


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.

08-06-15 Modern Times Brewing

Aug 5, 2015 51:33


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.

07-30-15 Black Malt and Man Boobs

Jul 29, 2015 48:39


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"?

07-23-15 White Labs Yeast

Jul 22, 2015 53:49


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

07-16-15 Brulosopher NHC Experiments

Jul 15, 2015 42:55


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

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

Jul 8, 2015 45:30


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.

07-02-15 Club Night 2015

Jul 1, 2015 59:41


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

05-28-15 Feeding Big Beers

May 27, 2015 50:35


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

05-21-15 Stout Chemistry Brulosophy Experiment

May 20, 2015 51:07


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

05-14-15 Sewage Brewage

May 13, 2015 47:13


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.

05-07-15 Sour Beer Cider Hybrids

May 6, 2015 50:24


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

04-30-15 Ginger Trifecta

Apr 29, 2015 53:49


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.

04-23-15 Porch Experiments

Apr 22, 2015 40:50


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.

04-16-15 Homebrew Heroics

Apr 15, 2015 41:42


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

04-09-15 Brulosopher Experiments Part 2

Apr 8, 2015 48:29


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

04-02-15 Core Distilling

Apr 1, 2015 55:28


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.

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

Mar 25, 2015 55:44


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.

03-19-15 Brewing with Maple

Mar 18, 2015 52:39


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

03-12-15 Brulosopher Experiments

Mar 11, 2015 52:09


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

03-05-15 Superior Bathhouse Brewing

Mar 4, 2015 53:52


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

02-26-15 Blonde Ale Experiment

Feb 25, 2015 54:05


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

02-19-15 High Gravity Mash Inefficiency

Feb 18, 2015 50:29


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.

02-12-15 Brewing Software Update

Feb 11, 2015 59:55


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

02-05-15 Partial Mashing Revisited

Feb 4, 2015 50:36


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.

01-29-15 Bike Rack Brewing Company

Jan 28, 2015 45:01


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.

01-22-15 Kriek: 3 Step Fermentation

Jan 21, 2015 55:03


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

01-15-15 Brewing Maibock

Jan 14, 2015 47:57


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.

01-08-15 BrewTubers and the SJPorr Challenge

Jan 7, 2015 49:35


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

01-01-15 Homebrew Disasters

Dec 31, 2014 1:39:28


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

12-18-14 Roasted Grain Experiment

Dec 17, 2014 55:22


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.

12-11-14 Brewing Chili Beers

Dec 10, 2014 36:01


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.

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

Dec 3, 2014 49:09


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.

11-20-14 Mad Weird Fermentations

Nov 19, 2014 50:18


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.

11-13-14 Mad Berliner Weisse

Nov 12, 2014 46:49


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

11-6-14 Beer and Food Course

Nov 5, 2014 44:48


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.

10-30-14 Scaling Up with Rare Form

Oct 29, 2014 28:53


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.

10-23-14 Foraging with Scratch Brewing

Oct 22, 2014 48:15


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

10-16-14 Sour Beer and Wine Hybrid

Oct 15, 2014 43:47


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

10-09-14 Carbonation

Oct 8, 2014 43:29


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

10-02-14 Proper Terminology

Oct 1, 2014 50:12


BIAB pioneer Pat Hollingdale makes an appeal for more standardized terminology when sharing brewing recipes.

09-25-14 Experimental Homebrewing

Sep 24, 2014 52:53


Denny Conn and Drew Beechum share tips from their book, Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer.

09-18-14 Short Boil Experiment

Sep 17, 2014 45:27


Homebrewer Jeff Muse compares a pale ale recipe with extract that has been boiled for 60 minutes against another where the extract has only been boiled for 15.

09-11-14 Post-Bottle Critter Dosing

Sep 10, 2014 55:31


Homebrewer Dan Kuczmarski shares an experiment trying to dry out sweet beers by adding Brettanomyces and Lactobacillus after bottling.

09-04-14 Clarity Ferm Gluten Reduction Experiment

Sep 3, 2014 58:00


Dr. Chris Hamilton of Hillsdale College talks about his experiment attempting to make practically gluten free beers using Clarity Ferm from White Labs.

08-28-14 Funky Apple Blossom

Sep 3, 2014 47:07


Brewer Nathan Traw of Apple Blossom Brewing Company shares some funky beers, including one fermented with sourdough starter.

08-21-14 Michigan Water Experiment

Aug 20, 2014 46:21


Homebrewer Alex Baker shares his experiment brewing the same recipe with water from different springs across Michigan.

08-14-14 Mead Boiling Experiment

Aug 13, 2014 53:49


Home mead maker Tim Leber shares the result of his experiment comparing meads made with musts that have been boiled and have not.

08-07-14 Lose Weight, Not Beer

Aug 6, 2014 47:19


Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares his successful weight loss plan that allows him to keep his favorite beverage, while losing pounds.

07-31-14 No Chill Aging Experiment

Jul 30, 2014 40:17


Homebrewer Bob Stempski shares his experiment comparing beers brewed with no-chill worts aged for eight and four months with a fresh batch.

07-24-14 Open Fermentation at Arcadia Brewing

Jul 23, 2014 42:06


Vaughn Stewart, brewing manager of Arcadia Brewing in Kalamazoo, Michigan, talks about open fermentation and repitching yeast for many generations.

07-17-14 Local Michigan Ingredients

Jul 16, 2014 50:02


We join homebrewers and pros to sample and talk about hops and malt grown and produced in Michigan.

07-10-14 Hopping Technique Experiment Part Two

Jul 9, 2014 36:03


We join homebrewer David Curtis in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to evaluate the second round of his experiment comparing different hopping techniques.

07-03-14 Michael Tonsmeire at Club Night

Jul 2, 2014 49:40


The Mad Fermentationist talks about his new book, "American Sour Beers," as we take a tour of sour homebrew at the National Homebrewers Conference.

05-29-14 BOSS Barrel Project

May 28, 2014 48:57


We join Casey Letellier and members of the Brewers of Siloam Springs as they sample imperial stouts to go into a whiskey barrel.

05-22-14 Maple Wine

May 21, 2014 42:20


Homebrewer Andrew Parr shares his experiment using six different yeasts to ferment a beverage made with pure, grade-A maple syrup.

05-15-14 AHA Update

May 14, 2014 43:09


American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass brings us up to speed on the National Homebrew Competition, Homebrewers Conference and legislative efforts.

05-08-14 Hopping Technique Experiment

May 7, 2014 44:19


Homebrewer David Curtis shares his experiment comparing mash hopping, first wort hopping and traditional 60-minute boil hopping.

05-01-14 Yeast vs IBUs

Apr 30, 2014 47:44


Chris White, founder of White Labs Yeast, talks about a survey comparing the effect of different yeast strains on bitterness levels of finished beer. We also talk about safety issues and whether eating yeast will stave off drunkenness.

04-24-14 BIAB Legacy

Apr 23, 2014 55:51


Brew in a Bag pioneer Pat Hollingdale and Brew in a Bag enthusiast Bob Stempski talk about the legacy of the technique and the myths surrounding it.

04-17-14 Non-Barley Brewing Grains

Apr 16, 2014 46:15


We go back to the basics with Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, who talks about adjunct grains.

04-10-14 Sprague Farm and Brew Works

Apr 9, 2014 39:07


Brian Sprague talks about his farm and brewery in Venango, Pennsylvania, where hops and barley are grown and turned into beer.

04-03-14 Hoppy Brett and Pasta Sour

Apr 2, 2014 56:21


Sour homebrewer Gail Williams shares two experiments: testing whether Brettanomyces preserves hop character and whether pasta makes a contribution to a sour beer in the fermenter.

03-27-14 Prairie Artisan Ales

Mar 26, 2014 51:42


Chase Healey of Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa, Oklahoma, talks about his quickly up-and-coming funky brewery and some of his tasty beers.

03-20-14 Brewing and Blending Gueuze

Mar 19, 2014 52:28


Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares his multi-year strategy of brewing tasty sour beers at home.

03-13-14 Apple Blossom Brewing Company

Mar 12, 2014 1:00:16


In the final stop of introducing the new breweries of northwest Arkansas, we interview owners Evan McDonald and Sammy Stephenson along with brewer Nathan Traw.

03-06-14 Stout Experiment

Mar 5, 2014 56:09


Homebrewer Tyson Schindler shares his experiment splitting a stout into smaller batches and flavoring them differently.

02-27-14 Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 3

Feb 26, 2014 56:28


Toxicologist Paul joins us for the third part of our exploration of whether our ingredients, processes, or equipment are hazardous.

02-20-14 Hi Tech Brew in a Bag

Feb 19, 2014 56:00


Icelandic homebrewers Eyvindur Karlsson and Sigurdur Gudbrandsson talk about the brewing culture in their country and their method of stepping up BIAB.

02-13-14 Sourdough Beer Experiment

Feb 12, 2014 38:47


Homebrewer Karl Kornfeld talks about his experiment brewing a beer using only sourdough starter for yeast. He also shares a Star Trek inspired beer.

02-06-14 Scaling Homebrew Batches

Feb 5, 2014 51:56


Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares tips on scaling up and scaling down homebrew batches and recipes.

01-30-14 Two-Year Sour Experiment

Jan 29, 2014 56:55


Homebrewer Dan Pixley takes us through an ongoing experiment brewing sour beers from commercial dregs. Also, Dr. Martin O'Neill talks about the new brewing program at Auburn University.

01-23-14 Beer Cheese Experiment

Jan 22, 2014 32:14


Homebrewer Matthew Jannette shares his experiment combining two of our favorite things: beer and cheese.

01-16-14 NHC Registration

Jan 15, 2014 45:32


Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, explains the new registration procedure for the National Homebrew Competition and looks forward to the National Homebrewers Conference in June.

01-09-14 Ken Schramm on Mead

Jan 8, 2014 1:01:36


Ken Schramm, author of The Compleat Meadmaker and owner of Schramm's Mead joins us to talk about his new commercial venture and answer your mead making questions.

01-02-14 Brewing Barleywines

Jan 1, 2014 53:44


Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares tips on brewing high gravity barleywines.

12-19-13 Homebrew Disasters '13

Dec 18, 2013 1:00:43


James and Steve read listener disaster letters and taste some bottles of homebrew past from James' cellar.

12-12-13 Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 2

Dec 11, 2013 55:25


Toxicologist Paul joins us again to follow up on your questions about possible toxic materials in homebrew.

12-5-13 Fruit Saisons

Dec 4, 2013 52:59


Homebrewer Bryan Gold shares tips on brewing his award-winning saison and saisons with fruit.

11-21-13 Blending Braggots

Nov 20, 2013 40:27


James and Steve blend finished beers and honey beverages before bottling to find a tasty braggot.

11-14-13 Homebrew Toxicology

Nov 13, 2013 52:59


Paul, a homebrewer and toxicologist, answers your concerns about materials and chemicals we use in our favorite hobby.

11-07-13 IPA Experiment Results

Nov 6, 2013 52:47


Chris Colby and Denny Conn join James to go over the results of adding increasing amounts of gypsum to an American IPA.

10-31-13 Split Batch and Burnt Meads

Oct 30, 2013 49:44


Home meadmaker Matt Weide shares meads that have been made from a split batch and bochet - a mead from burnt honey.

10-24-13 Starting a Homebrew Store

Oct 23, 2013 47:18


Desiree Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa talks about lessons learned in starting and running a successful LHBS.

10-17-13 Homebrew Graf

Oct 16, 2013 52:20


Homebrewers Brook Baber and David Bauter share fruit beers inspired by Stephen King, brewed with apple and pineapple juice.

10-10-13 Sour Solera Project

Oct 9, 2013 51:35


Homebrewer Ethan Tripp shares the result of his barrel project where he harvests sour beer every six months and replaces it with fresh beer.

10-03-13 Ozark Beer Company

Oct 2, 2013 52:17


James heads to formerly dry Benton County, Arkansas, with Andy Sparks to visit with Andy Coates of Ozark Beer Company and sample some homebrews.

09-26-13 German Wheat Beers

Sep 25, 2013 52:30


Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gives us details on brewing tasty German wheat beers and kicks off an experiment on brewing hoppy beers.

09-19-13 Starting a Brewery

Sep 18, 2013 50:10


Dick Cantwell, author of The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, talks about going pro.

09-12-13 Notch Brewing: American Session Beer

Sep 11, 2013 50:16


Chris Lohring, brewer at Notch Brewing in Massachusetts, shares tips on brewing satisfying lower gravity beers.

09-05-13 The Flip Side

Sep 4, 2013 38:50


James and Steve have a serious conversation with a very good friend who wants to share a cautionary tale.

08-29-13 Hoppy Pale Ales

Aug 28, 2013 54:10


Chris Colby from Beer and Wine Journal talks about his extensive series on brewing our favorites - hoppy American pale ales, IPAs, and double IPAs.

08-22-13 Fossil Cove Sour

Aug 21, 2013 51:16


James sits down with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to discuss the details of his sour mash beer. They also taste a mystery homebrew from James.

08-15-13 2013 Beehive Brewoff

Aug 14, 2013 57:32


James and Steve head to Salt Lake City to help judge the Beehive Brewoff and celebrate five years of legal brewing in Utah.

08-08-13 Earth - Bread + Brewery

Aug 7, 2013 39:04


Our audio tour of Philadelphia breweries concludes with a visit to Earth - Bread + Brewery in the Mount Airy neighborhood.

08-01-13 Fruit Juicer Experiment

Jul 31, 2013 33:34


Homebrewer Jameson Parker shares his experiment exploring whether it makes a difference to run fruit through a juicer before adding to beer.

07-25-13 Forest and Main Brewery

Jul 24, 2013 39:18


Our tour of the Philadelphia area continues with a visit to Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Forest and Main brewery.

07-18-13 No Chill Aging Experiment

Jul 17, 2013 44:40


Bob Stempski returns with another no-chill experiment. This time, how does storing unpitched no-chill wort for four months affect the final product?

07-11-13 Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill

Jul 10, 2013 44:31


Our tour of the Philadelphia area begins with tasty beers at the Maple Shade, New Jersey, location of Iron Hill and brewer Chris LaPierre.

07-04-13 NHC Aeration Experiment

Jul 3, 2013 53:25


Members of the Barley Legal homebrew club from Maple Shade, New Jersey, share their experiment comparing different aeration techniques.

Beer and Wine Journal Announcement

Jun 24, 2013 3:12


James talks to Chris Colby about a new online resource for homebrewers and home winemakers.

05-30-13 Cantillon's Jean van Roy

May 29, 2013 1:00:10


Phillip Lamb interviews Jean van Roy, owner and brewmaster of historic lambic brewery Cantillon.

05-23-13 Nebraska Brewing

May 22, 2013 56:12


Paul Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company talks about barrel aging as we sample four of his tasty beers.

05-16-13 Alabama Legal

May 15, 2013 31:36


Brant Warren of Alabama's Right to Brew gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his state's new homebrew law and how it passed.

05-09-13 Gordon Strong on Competitions

May 8, 2013 1:04:40


Gordon Strong, president of the Beer Judge Certification Program and author of Brewing Better Beer, joins us to talk about entering and judging competitions.

05-02-13 Andy Barrel Update

May 1, 2013 41:19


James talks to Andy Sparks about what he's been doing with his eight-gallon whiskey barrel since we talked to him last about it.

04-25-13 Homebrewer's Garden

Apr 24, 2013 51:28


Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher, authors of The Homebrewer's Garden, join us to answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter.

04-18-13 David Conz Tribute

Apr 17, 2013 50:13


A conversation with the late David Conz, Arizona State University professor and friend to homebrewers and good beer. Introduction by Rob Fullmer, president of the Arizona Society of Homebrewers.

04-11-13 Perceived Bitterness Experiment

Apr 10, 2013 38:32


Homebrewer Kevin Ellis shares an experiment comparing a beer with zero calculated IBUs against a more traditionally hopped beer. Brad Sturgeon supplies lab results.

04-04-13 Alabama House Debate

Apr 3, 2013 48:37


The Alabama homebrew bill is one step closer to becoming law after passing the state House of Representatives. We listen in on the debate.

03-28-13 Colorado Malting Company

Mar 27, 2013 52:18


Jason Cody, president of the Colorado Malting Company, talks about how his family farm went from being a grain supplier to becoming a maltster of craft malt.

03-21-13 The New Mr. Beer

Mar 20, 2013 46:20


Shawn Halstead of Mr. Beer talks about changes in his company and product line, and Craig Hendry from Raise Your Pints celebrates legal homebrew in Mississippi.

03-14-13 West Mountain Brewing

Mar 13, 2013 42:17


Andy Coates, brewer of West Mountain Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talks about his current position and plans for launching a new brewery.

03-07-13 Zot's Specialty Grain Experiment

Mar 6, 2013 1:00:27


Zot O'Connor joins us to talk about his experiment in adding specialty grains to a finished beer to taste the effects.

02-28-13 Peoples Brewery

Feb 27, 2013 45:48


Homebrewer Lamel Moore tells the story of Peoples Brewery - the first African American-owned brewery. Lamel also shares recipes designed to mimic the original Peoples brews.

02-21-13 Core Brewing Revisit

Feb 20, 2013 46:46


Jesse Core of Core Brewing and Distilling in Springdale, Arkansas, gives us a grand tour of the expansion that has happened since we first visited a year ago.

02-14-13 Water Chemistry Calculator

Feb 13, 2013 58:10


Kai Troester talks about his Mash Chemistry and Brewing water Calculator and walks us through using it to improve our water for brewing.

02-07-13 Gary Glass Update

Feb 6, 2013 44:14


Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, talks about the National Homebrewers Conference, homebrew legislation in Mississippi and Alabama, and changes to the National Homebrew Competition.

01-31-13 Dark Lagers

Jan 30, 2013 55:03


Brewers Nathan Zeender and Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, bring us up to date on their pro brewing careers and talk about brewing lagers from the dark side.

01-24-13 Milling Grain

Jan 23, 2013 37:47


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains the basics of getting the best crush of your grain for all grain brewing.

01-17-13 Specialty Grain Experiment

Jan 16, 2013 51:27


Homebrewer Darnell Brawner shares his experiment looking at how Carastan, crystal 40, and crystal 60 affect the same recipe.

01-10-13 For the Love of Hops

Jan 9, 2013 55:50


Author Stan Hieronymus joins us to talk about his latest book, For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops.

01-03-13 Bronze Age Brewing

Jan 2, 2013 32:50


Archaeologist Ian Hill describes an ancient brewing site in Cyprus and talks about his own homebrew experiment attempting to brew bronze age beer.

12-20-12 Brewing Disasters

Dec 19, 2012 1:16:55


James and Steve share tales of woe from listeners in our annual Brewing Disasters episode.

12-13-12 Mitch Steele on IPA

Dec 12, 2012 56:15


Mitch Steele, brewmaster of Stone Brewing Company, talks about the history of India Pale Ale and shares tips on how to brew it.

12-06-12 Filtering Homebrew

Dec 5, 2012 39:10


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, talks about filtering your beer to make it as clear as possible, and he shares his holiday cranberry wheat beer recipe.

11-29-12 Late vs Dry Hopping

Nov 28, 2012 45:27


Bob Stempski shares his experiment comparing hops added near the end of the boil with hops added in the keg.

11-15-12 Envisioning Holiday Beers

Nov 14, 2012 58:52


Gordon Strong, author of Brewing Better Beer: Master Lessons for Advanced Homebrewers, shares his latest Christmas beer recipe and walks us through his creative process.

11-08-12 ANHC Chilling Experiment

Nov 7, 2012 47:48


James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, join in an experiment at the Australian National Homebrew Conference to test chilling techniques.

11-01-12 New Albion Ale

Oct 31, 2012 52:19


Sam Adams is re-releasing New Albion Ale, recognized as the first American craft beer. We attend the announcement in Denver.

10-25-12 Sam Adams Longshot

Oct 24, 2012 33:58


We hear from all the finalists and the winners of the annual Sam Adams Longshot homebrew competition.

10-18-12 Sour GABF

Oct 17, 2012 1:05:06


We get a tour of sour and funky beers at the Great American Beer Festival with Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist. We talk to Chad Yakobson of Crooked Stave, Jason Yester of Trinity Brewing, Will Meyers of Cambridge Brewing, Patrick Rue of The Bruery, and Christopher McGarvey of Front Street Brewery.

10-04-12 Fossil Cove Brewing Company

Oct 3, 2012 48:16


Our series on the budding northwest Arkansas craft beer scene continues with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing Company.

09-27-12 Drying Homegrown Hops

Sep 26, 2012 50:15


Dan Dettmers of Gorst Valley Hops tells us how to properly harvest, dry and store our homegrown hops.

09-20-12 Brewing with Jack McAuliffe

Sep 19, 2012 38:22


James and Andy brew up a recipe based on New Albion ale under the supervision of New Albion founder Jack McAuliffe.

09-13-12 Saddlebock Brewing

Sep 12, 2012 45:10


We continue our series on the emerging craft beer culture in northwest Arkansas with Steve Rehbock of Saddlebock Brewing.

09-06-12 White House Homebrew and Brewing with Seeds

Sep 5, 2012 47:55


Beer guy Brad Magerkurth talks about getting a homebrew from the President and Chris Colby gives tips on brewing with seeds and nuts.

08-30-12 Late Hops, Different Yeast

Aug 29, 2012 41:59


Home brewer Tyrone Harris shares his experiment adding a bunch of hops to a wort after the boil, then splitting it and fermenting with six different yeasts.

08-23-12 Gorst Valley Hops Visit

Aug 22, 2012 38:01


James pays a visit to the experimental hopyard of Gorst Valley Hops in Wisconsin to talk to horticulturist James Altwies.

08-16-12 Great Taste of the Midwest

Aug 15, 2012 47:54


James travels to Madison, Wisconsin to join Bob Stempski for one of the best beer events in the U.S.

08-09-12 Moonlight Meadery

Aug 8, 2012 54:24


Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery shares his experience in going from being a home brewer to the owner of a quickly growing meadery. He also answers your questions.

08-02-12 Chilling Experiment

Aug 1, 2012 39:58


James, Andy Davison of the Australian National Homebrew Conference, and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine launch a collaborative experiment to test the effects of different wort chilling methods.

07-26-12 Sour Mash Berliner Weisse

Jul 25, 2012 47:12


Montreal home brewer Sean Coates turns a stinky mash into a refreshing, tart summer brew.

07-19-12 Extreme Aging Experiment

Jul 18, 2012 36:05


Zot O'Connor presents examples from a two-year continuation of our experiment on aging beers in different conditions.

07-12-12 Experimental Hops

Jul 11, 2012 50:21


Karl Vanevenhoven from Yakima Chief shares some experimental hops and tells us how new hop varieties are born and developed.

07-05-12 No Chill Experiment

Jul 4, 2012 52:55


Home brewers Bob Stempski and Noam Shalev compare beers brewed with traditional chilling techniques with no-chill batches.

06-28-12 Fruit Mead Experiment

Jun 27, 2012 45:57


Home brewer Tim Leber shares his experiment comparing fruit added to a mead in the primary and in the secondary.

06-13-12 Extra: Kim Lutz of Maui Brewing

Jun 12, 2012 13:48


James takes a break from vacation to interview Kim Lutz, lead brewer of the Maui Brewing Company brewpub.

05-24-12 Secondary Experiment Results

May 23, 2012 46:15


James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, take a look at the results of the BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment testing the effect of racking to a secondary fermenter.

05-17-12 Sasquatch Ale

May 16, 2012 43:50


Mark Emiley of the Washington Homebrewers Association gives us a preview of the Seattle American Homebrewers Conference and tells us what Sasquatch would drink.

05-10-12 Jack McAuliffe and New Albion Brewery

May 9, 2012 47:12


Craft brewing pioneer Jack McAuliffe shares the story of his founding America's first microbrewery - New Albion of Sonoma, California.

05-03-12 Really Old Milwaukee

May 2, 2012 46:10


Kevin Cullen and Paul Mech of Discovery World in Milwaukee, Wisconsin tell us about their program to bring ancient brewing recipes back to life.

04-26-12 Tanglewood Branch Beer Company

Apr 25, 2012 33:26


We continue our series on the emerging local beer scene in northwest Arkansas with a visit to Tanglewood Branch Beer Company and owner J.T. Wampler.

04-19-12 Andy's Barrel

Apr 18, 2012 45:26


Andy Sparks talks about his new eight-gallon bourbon barrel and his plans for the first beer to go inside it.

04-12-12 Hop Bursting IBU Test

Apr 11, 2012 47:35


Home Brewer Kim Odland from Norway has brewed a beer with an enormous amount of hops added at the end of the boil. Brad Sturgeon from Monmouth College puts it through his lab to look at its IBUs.

04-05-12 Solera Tasting Pt. 2

Apr 4, 2012 55:14


The Mad Fermentationist, Michael Tonsmeire, and fellow brewer Nathan Zeender share some more barrel-aged sour beers with blended ingredients. Also, Kyle Clark reports on Wisconsin homebrew legislation.

03-29-12 Reverse Mashing

Mar 28, 2012 37:49


Brewer Sean Terrill joins us to share the results of his experiment comparing step mashing and reverse mashing in producing fermentable worts.

03-15-12 Secondary Experiment and Fast All Grain Brewing

Mar 14, 2012 45:36


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins James to launch the BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment on secondary fermenters. They also talk about trimming time off your all grain brew day.

03-08-12 Solera Tasting Pt. 1

Mar 7, 2012 49:47


The Mad Fermentationist, Michael Tonsmeire, and fellow brewer Nathan Zeender share some barrel-aged sour beers with blended ingredients.

03-01-12 Hop Infused Vodka

Feb 29, 2012 40:13


Home brewer Bob Stempski shares his technique for infusing vodka with hops to explore different varieties and add some punch to homebrew and commercial beers.

02-23-12 Trub Experiment Results

Feb 22, 2012 1:00:48


James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, go over the results of the BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment on kettle trub in the fermenter.

02-16-12 Cold Brewing

Feb 15, 2012 38:11


Ottawa, Canada home brewer Pete Hickey joins us to tell us how he brews in the extremely cold Canadian winter.

02-09-12 Triangle Zombie

Feb 8, 2012 41:51


It's a trifecta: We have a triangle test of a fermenter experiment, sample our Zombie Apocalypse beer, and hear about brewing on a frozen Wisconsin lake.

02-02-12 Bourbon Stout Experiment

Feb 1, 2012 44:36


Home brewer Patrick Bresnahan shares his bourbon stout experiment, trying to find the proper amount of bourbon to add to the beer.

01-26-12 Kentucky Belgians

Jan 25, 2012 47:38


Home brewer Christopher Owen shares the Belgian yeast experiment he conducted with the Louisville, Kentucky LAGERS club.

01-19-12 Core Brewing

Jan 18, 2012 46:04


Jesse Core of Core Brewing in Springdale, Arkansas, tells us about his jump into pro brewing.

01-12-12 Sour Blend Experiment

Jan 11, 2012 52:01


Matt Becker of New Brew Thursday shares his experiment brewing and blending beers made with commercial and homemade sour culture blends.

01-05-12 Trub Experiment Intro

Jan 4, 2012 47:38


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, starts the year off with a new collaborative experiment and tips on tweaking your process.

12-22-11 Homebrew Disasters

Dec 21, 2011 1:08:35


James and Steve read letters from listeners about batches of brew that didn't go the way they had been planned.

12-15-11 Homebrew Invasion

Dec 14, 2011 48:55


Brewers Kasey Loman and Jen Royer invade the home of non-brewers and brew up a batch of beer.

12-08-11 Andy's Brewery

Dec 7, 2011 47:38


Andy Sparks shows off his home brewery in progress: a remote-controlled, high-tech electric dream machine.

12-01-11 Fermenter Experiment Results

Nov 30, 2011 52:35


James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, go over the data from the experiment comparing different fermenter types.

11-17-11 Brewing Software II

Nov 16, 2011 43:03


James and Steve read listener recommendations about software designed to better your brew.

11-10-11 Brewing As a Monk

Nov 9, 2011 49:43


Sadhaka Rajanatha of Kauai's Hindu Monastery shares some 17-year-old mead and his experiences as brewer for his fellow monks.

11-03-11 No Sparge Brewing

Nov 2, 2011 50:49


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, fills us in on the technique of mashing with all your brewing water and not rinsing.

10-27-11 Melon Blood

Oct 26, 2011 41:11


A behind-the-scenes look at the Basic Brewing Video episode, where James and Steve brew a watermelon wheat beer using only watermelon juice as the brewing water.

10-20-11 Spontaneous Homebrew

Oct 19, 2011 50:32


Home brewer Ken Valley shares beer that he allowed Mother Nature to innoculate instead of pitching yeast.

10-13-11 Outlaw Homebrew

Oct 12, 2011 51:45


James heads to Hattiesburg, Mississippi to cover the second annual Outlaw Homebrew Competition at the Keg and Barrel brewpub.

10-06-11 Brewing French

Oct 5, 2011 50:43


James and Andy enjoy good conversation, weather, and beer with Phillip Lamb, who shares information on French Brewing.

09-29-11 Fermenter Experiment and Lager Yeast

Sep 28, 2011 45:01


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, helps us launch the next collaborative experiment comparing the performance of different fermenters. Also, the roots of lager yeasts.

09-22-11 Wheat Wednesdays

Sep 21, 2011 49:32


Adam Draeger of the Yak and Yeti brewpub in Arvada, Colorado, joins us to talk about his journey going pro and his techniques of adding fruit to wheat beers in a weekly feature at his pub.

09-15-11 Canning Wort

Sep 14, 2011 43:46


James sits down with Andy Sparks and Dave Johnson to talk about canning wort for starters as the pressure cooker steams in the background.

09-08-11 Email and Chickenuts

Sep 7, 2011 42:22


James and Steve catch up on email and find a missing gem from Club NIght at NHC - Chickenuts.

09-01-11 Brewing Saison

Aug 31, 2011 52:33


Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender join James and Andy to sample homebrew Saison and talk about how to brew it.

08-25-11 IBU Ceiling Follow-Up

Aug 24, 2011 54:43


Brad Sturgeon is back to answer questions about his experiment to find the IBU ceiling and to unveil further results.

08-18-11 BYO Belgian Tour

Aug 17, 2011 59:15


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, shares his experiences touring breweries and beer places in Belgium.

08-11-11 IBU Ceiling Experiment

Aug 10, 2011 56:09


Dr. Brad Sturgeon of Monmouth College shares an experiment to try to find the top limit of how many IBUs can fit into a beer.

08-04-11 English and Belgian Yeast Experiment

Aug 3, 2011 53:27


James, Steve, and Andy are joined by Danny Seeton and Matt Anderson, who have brought a yeast experiment to San Diego from north of the border.

07-28-11 BYO-BBR Yeast Rehydration Experiment

Jul 27, 2011 1:02:20


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, and Sean Terrill, head brewer of Silverton Brewing Company, help James examine the results of the latest collaboration experiment.

07-21-11 Cider Priming Sugar Experiment

Jul 20, 2011 40:18


Zot O'Connor shares his experiment priming cider with different priming sugars. Helping us to judge the results are members of WAHA and a special surprise guest.

07-14-11 HAZE Hop Experiment

Jul 13, 2011 52:48


Members of the Hangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (HAZE) of Placerville, California share their experiment comparing three hop varieties' flavor and aroma characteristics.

07-07-11 Vinnie Cilurzo NHC Keynote

Jul 6, 2011 1:17:43


Vinnie Cilurzo, founder of Russian River Brewing and inventer of the double IPA, takes us through his trek from home brewer to innovative pro.

05-26-11 BYO-BBR Glassware Experiment

May 25, 2011 1:00:30


Will glassware affect the character of your beer? Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins James and Steve to investigate.

05-19-11 Cyser and Mead Experiments

May 18, 2011 40:39


James and Steve taste the results of home brewer Dave Scheuing's experiments with mead, cyser and different yeasts.

05-12-11 Brett Beer

May 11, 2011 51:55


Home brewer Don Osborn shares two beers that were brewed only using Brettanomyces strains to ferment. Don also talks about mashing in the evening and brewing the next morning.

05-05-11 Gluten Free Brewing

May 4, 2011 54:53


Desiree Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa tells us about her quest to brew the perfect gluten free beer.

04-28-11 Refractometer Results and High Altitudes

Apr 27, 2011 46:17


Sean Terrill returns to share the results of his efforts to refine the post fermentation refractometer correction formula and tells about his new job, brewing in thin air.

04-21-11 Jan Halvor Fjeld

Apr 20, 2011 46:48


Jan Halvor Fjeld, this past year's Norwegian home brewer of the year, talks about his home system and shares a pale ale experiment.

04-14-11 New Experiments and Scandinavian Brewing

Apr 13, 2011 40:28


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, helps James launch two new collaborative experiments and talks about Scandinavian beers.

04-07-11 Colonial Brewing

Apr 6, 2011 50:03


Frank Clark of Colonial Williamsburg joins us to talk about the state of beer and brewing in Colonial United States.

03-31-11 Single Malt Experiment

Mar 30, 2011 46:35


Home brewer Paul English shares his experiment comparing beers brewed with five different base malts and no other grains.

03-24-11 Kai Troester on pH Part Two

Mar 23, 2011 59:23


Home brewer Kai Troester continues a two-part discussion on pH in brewing by taking us into the mash tun.

03-17-11 Kai Troester on pH Part One

Mar 16, 2011 54:14


Home brewer Kai Troester begins a two-part discussion on pH in brewing by starting with the basics.

03-10-11 Berliner Weisse

Mar 9, 2011 53:31


Andy Sparks and the Mad Fermentationist, Michael Tonsmeire, share their homebrew Berliner Weisse beers and talk about brewing the nicely tart ales.

03-03-11 BYO-BBR Conversion Experiment

Mar 2, 2011 55:20


James is joined by Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, along with home brewers Kai Troester and Zot O'Connor, as they look at the results of the starch test collaborative experiment.

02-24-11 Lagering Alternatives

Feb 23, 2011 41:17


James and BYO Editor Chris Colby get together to chat about different ways to keep your lagers chilly during fermentation.

02-17-11 Homebrew Legislation Update

Feb 16, 2011 42:34


AHA Director Gary Glass brings us up to date on legislation across the country dealing with our favorite hobby. Gary also talks about the upcoming National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego.

02-10-11 Mash Time Experiment

Feb 9, 2011 55:16


Home brewer Charles Hoffman and James conduct an experiment comparing the effects of different mash times on a single recipe. Chris Colby and Kai Troester help interpret the results.

02-03-11 BYO-BBR Conversion Experiment Intro

Feb 2, 2011 46:31


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, and James invite you to take part in Collaborative Experiment Seven. Also, Steve Wilkes joins James to talk cider, lagering, and other homebrew business.

01-27-11 Grain Preheating Experiment

Jan 26, 2011 45:02


Home brewer Darnell Brawner shares the results of an experiment testing whether preheating grain with strike water is beneficial.

01-20-11 BYO-BBR Mashing Experiment

Jan 19, 2011 51:02


James talks with Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, as they examine the data from the sixth BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment.

01-13-11 Blueberry Wheat Experiment

Jan 12, 2011 39:24


Home brewer Adam Draeger shares his experiment comparing blueberry extract against real blueberries for flavoring a wheat beer base.

01-06-11 Weyermann Malts

Jan 5, 2011 53:35


In a presentation recorded in Melbourne, Australia, Thomas Kraus-Weyermann from Weyermann Malts gives background on the malting process and its products.

12-30-10 Holiday Barleywines

Dec 29, 2010 44:01


James and Steve enjoy a vertical tasting of end-of-the-year holiday barleywines, starting with the present and ending in 2007.

12-16-10 Barrel Aging Update

Dec 15, 2010 49:54


Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender continue their visit with an update on their barrel aged beers.

12-09-10 Kvass: Beer with Bread

Dec 8, 2010 54:04


Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender join us to talk about Kvass, a traditional beer brewed with bread.

12-02-10 BYO-BBR Bottle Aging Experiment

Dec 1, 2010 53:44


The guys endure severe weather to evaluate the Brew Your Own - Basic Brewing Radio experiment aging beer in different temperatures.

11-18-10 E-mail with Steve

Nov 17, 2010 44:39


James and Steve celebrate the release of their new Extract Brewing and Partial Mashing DVD with a couple homebrews and listener e-mail.

11-11-10 Stein Brewing in Oklahoma

Nov 10, 2010 37:59


James heads to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to observe members of the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers as they brew with hot rocks. He also samples an awesome Berliner Weisse homebrew.

11-04-10 Mashing Experiment and Winter Brews

Nov 3, 2010 49:56


James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, announce the new collaborative mashing experiment and talk about winter beers.

10-28-10 Alternate Priming Sugars

Oct 27, 2010 42:29


Home brewer Drew Filkins shares his technique of using alternative ingredients to put the bubbles in his brew.

10-21-10 Kegging Revisited

Oct 20, 2010 54:37


James and Andy talk about the basics of kegging from Andy's article in the November Brew Your Own magazine.

10-14-10 Brewtroller Automation

Oct 13, 2010 45:20


Jeremiah Dillingham and Matt Reba from Open Source Control Systems talk about automating your brewday and their Brewtroller project.

10-07-10 New Albanian Gruits

Oct 6, 2010 35:17


Jesse Williams, brewer for New Albian Brewery in Indiana, talks about adventurous beers he's brewed without using hops.

09-30-10 Sam Adams Longshot

Sep 29, 2010 48:18


We bring you interviews with all of the finalists in the Sam Adams homebrew competition and the announcement of the winners in Denver.

09-23-10 GABF Wrap-up

Sep 22, 2010 39:08


This week, a revisit of James and Andy's trip to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.

09-16-10 Thermal Mass and Slaking Heat

Sep 15, 2010 52:03


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains parameters surrounding the initial temperatures of all grain brewing.

09-09-10 Nano Brewing in Mississippi

Sep 8, 2010 39:12


James talks with John Neal and Sam Sorrells from the Keg and Barrel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They're carving a foothold for good beer on a small scale.

09-02-10 Refractometers and Hydrometers

Sep 1, 2010 45:57


James has a pint or two with home brewer Sean Terrill as they discuss measuring specific gravity and ask for your help.

08-26-10 Beehive Brew-Off

Aug 25, 2010 38:46


James heads to Salt Lake City to take part in the second annual Beehive Brew-Off homebrew competition, celebrating legal homebrew in Utah.

08-19-10 NHC Banquet with the Homebrew Chef

Aug 18, 2010 49:38


Steve Wilkes spends a few minutes behind the scenes of the National Homebrewers Conference banquet with Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton.

08-12-10 NHC Going Pro Panel Part Two - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 11, 2010 54:11


Five professional brewers answer questions from the crowd at the "Going Pro" panel at the National Homebrewers Conference.

08-05-10 NHC Going Pro Panel Part One - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 4, 2010 1:00:33


Four professional brewers share their perspectives and tactics on starting a commercial brewery from scratch.

07-01-10 Mark Stutrud, NHC Keynote - Basic Brewing Radio

Jun 30, 2010 50:40


Mark Stutrud of Summit Brewing in St. Paul addresses the 2010 National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

06-24-10 Club Spotlight: Prairie Homebrewing Companions - Basic Brewing Radio

Jun 23, 2010 1:09:09


James and Steve profile the Prairie Homebrewing Companions of Fargo, North Dakota in front of a live audience at the National Homebrewers Conference.

06-10-10 BYO-BBR Irish Moss Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Jun 9, 2010 54:55


James, Steve, and Blake Lyon evaluate the experiment that attempts to determine whether Irish Moss or other fining agents make a difference in homebrew.

06-03-10 A Failed, But Fun, Trifecta - Basic Brewing Radio

Jun 2, 2010 34:22


James joins Steve for an attempt to brew a mead, a wine, and a beer on the same day on a holiday weekend.

05-27-10 Kai's Take on Decoction - Basic Brewing Radio

May 26, 2010 57:31


Kai Troester joins us to give us his thoughts and techniques about the time-honored process of decoction mashing.

05-20-10 Rare Beer and Email - Basic Brewing Radio

May 19, 2010 45:09


James enlists the help of Steve Wilkes, Andy Sparks, and Alex Roberts to answer items from the mailbag as the four sip rare beers.

05-13-10 Stir Plates and Triangle Tests - Basic Brewing Radio

May 12, 2010 51:20


Home Brewer Sean Terrill joins us again to follow up on his yeast starter aeration experiment. Also, Sean shares the results of his pitching rate experiment, recruiting dozens of home brewers to help evaluate.

05-06-10 Gorst Valley Hops - Basic Brewing Radio

May 5, 2010 49:57


James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops joins us to tell us how his company is bringing commercial hops back to Wisconsin. Also, James answers your questions about growing hops at home.

04-29-10 Electric Brewing - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 28, 2010 50:10


Home brewer Jeff Karpinski gives us tips on going electric in our home breweries and how to build heat sticks.

04-22-10 Irish Moss and Aging Beers - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 21, 2010 38:50


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins James to talk about Collaborative Experiments number four and five.

04-15-10 Legislation Update - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 14, 2010 42:12


Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, brings us up to date on legislation affecting home brewers across the country.

04-08-10 Breakfast Beers - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 7, 2010 43:50


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, tells us about a series of articles dedicated to breakfast foods we can use to brew.

04-01-10 Brewing As Art - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 31, 2010 43:06


Home brewer Mark Zap has been awarded a grant to create a work of art: a brewing sculpture.

03-25-10 Beer Dinner Planning - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 24, 2010 37:17


Steve Wilkes is planning a charity beer dinner, and he takes a moment while things are in the oven to walk us through the process.

03-18-10 Brewing with Wheat and Stan Hieronymus - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 19, 2010 58:26


Author Stan Hieronymus joins us to talk about his book, Brewing with Wheat - The "Wit" and "Weizen" of World Wheat Styles.

03-11-10 Starter Aeration Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 12, 2010 45:14


Home brewer Sean Terrill shares the results of his experiment testing how aeration affects the amount of yeast cells generated in starters.

03-04-10 BYO-BBR Experiment III - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 5, 2010 56:24


We bring in a panel of experts and data from home brewers to test the effects of a partial boil and adding extract late to the brewpot.

02-25-10 Mmmm Belgian Sugar Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 26, 2010 54:49


Mike Nealy, president and founder of Malt Munching Mash Monsters, shares the results of his club's experiment comparing nine sugars in Belgian Beer.

02-18-10 The Home Brewer's Recipe Database - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 19, 2010 46:58


Les Howarth, author of The Home Brewer's Recipe Database, joins us to talk about his book that lists the ingredients of nearly 3,000 beers.

02-11-10 Pale Ale Yeast Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 12, 2010 52:46


Home brewer Scott Mathis shares his experiment splitting a pale ale wort and fermenting it with six different yeasts.

02-04-10 Malt Conditioning and Listener Questions - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 5, 2010 44:29


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, talks about conditioning malt for better milling and answers listener e-mails.

01-28-10 Homebrew Club Sites and Legislation Update - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 29, 2010 52:29


Ryan Thompson-Jewell walks us through some tips on creating or improving homebrew club Web sites. Also, Gary Glass, director of the AHA, brings us up-to-date on homebrew legislation.

01-21-10 Odonata Beer Company - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 22, 2010 55:38


Peter Hoey of Odonata Beer Company in Sacramento joins us to talk about launching a new brewery and gives tips for brewing Saisons, Chocolate Stouts, and hoppy Beers.

01-14-10 GBS Iron Brewer Competition - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 15, 2010 39:24


Jeff Britton, president of the Garage Brewers Society of O'Fallon, Missouri, explains his club's current contest centering around mystery ingredients.

01-07-10 Beer Foam - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 8, 2010 53:40


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins us to talk about factors affecting foam on beer. Also, we catch up on the BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment.

12-31-09 Holiday Barleywine Vertical - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 1, 2010 40:20


James and Steve end out the year with a little vertical tasting of small-batch holiday barleywines from the past couple of years.

12-17-09 Partigyles Gone Wild - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 18, 2009 49:00


Home brewers Greg Pietsch, Scott Schluter, and Mark Glinski describe a partigyle brewday when they used two mashes to generate a lot of beer.

12-10-09 Mixing Yeast and Experiment 3 - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 11, 2009 47:40


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, talks about an experiment mixing yeast strains in homebrew. Also, we launch our third collaborative experiment.

12-03-09 Making the Most of Mr. Beer - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 4, 2009 48:48


Derrick Johnson of MrBeerFans.com shares advice on how Mr. Beer brewers should up their game. Also, listener feedback on pumpkin beers.

11-26-09 Pumpkin Beer Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 27, 2009 41:53


Does pumpkin really make an impact on beer flavor? Home brewers Joel Neal and Phil Saylor share the results of their pumpkin beer experiment.

11-19-09 Solar Brewing - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 20, 2009 52:10


Joe Bair of Princeton Homebrew talks about his groundbreaking experiments in using the heat of the sun to brew beer.

11-12-09 BYO-BBR Yeast Pitching Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 13, 2009 56:13


Chris Colby, Andy Sparks, and Mark Smith join James to evaluate the second collaborative experiment with Brew Your Own Magazine.

11-05-09 AHA Update with Gary Glass - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 6, 2009 50:29


We talk with American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass about goings-on at the AHA, how to start a club, and the legal status of home brewing in Kentucky.

10-29-09 Small Space Brewing - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 30, 2009 48:01


Live in an apartment or other small space? That's not a reason not to get into brewing.

10-22-09 German Brewing History - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 23, 2009 54:36


Home brewer Kai Troester brings us a bit of insight into brewing techniques from 1860s Germany from texts that he has translated from that time.

10-15-09 Upright Brewing Company - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 16, 2009 42:02


In our final audio interview from our Portland trip, we visit Upright Brewing Company and talk to head brewer Alex Ganum.

10-08-09 Solera Brewing and Barrel Aging - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 9, 2009 50:14


Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire and fellow brewer Nathan Zeender talk about their experiments with solera brewing and barrel aging.

10-01-09 Longshot 2009 and GABF ProAm - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 2, 2009 58:32


Jeff Bearer from Craft Beer Radio steps in to bring us interviews with the 2009 Sam Adams Longshot finalists and the results of the competition.

09-24-09 FOAM Cup Judging - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 25, 2009 54:05


James and Steve head to neighboring Tulsa, Oklahoma, to help judge the FOAM Cup homebrew competition.

09-17-09 Build-a-beer Experiment and Fred Eckhardt - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 18, 2009 46:51


In our first show from Portland, we attend a meeting of the Oregon Brew Crew homebrew club. We talk to brewing legend Fred Eckhardt and also find out about a project to build the perfect APA.

09-10-09 Partially Crazy - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 11, 2009 49:16


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, revisits his countertop partial mashing technique with some recipes that are a bit out of the ordinary.

09-03-09 Yeast Ranching - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 4, 2009 47:35


Home brewer Greg Pietsch shares his efforts in raising a stable of yeast for use in his own brews and for sharing with friends.

08-27-09 Strawberry Ale Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 28, 2009 41:24


Home brewer Matt Troutman describes the results of his experiment comparing adding strawberries at the end of the boil and into the secondary fermenter.

08-20-09 Freestyle Home Brewing - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 21, 2009 51:13


Home brewer Ricky Klein shares beers and his philosophy of brewing around the traditional style guidelines with ingredients found on hand.

08-13-09 Sean Paxton, The Homebrew Chef - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 14, 2009 53:57


Sean Paxton, The Homebrew Chef, sits down with James and Steve after his National Homebrewers Conference presentation to talk about the philosophy of beer and food.

08-06-09 Utah Legal Homebrew Competition - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 7, 2009 53:39


Douglas Wawrzynski shares his observations and interviews following the first legal home brewing competition in Utah's history.

07-30-09 Yeast Biology and History - Basic Brewing Radio

Jul 31, 2009 48:09


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, sheds some light on the scientific workings and background of our favorite fungus. We also talk about the next phase of the collaborative experiment.

07-23-09 WAHA Decoction Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Jul 24, 2009 54:01


James and Steve taste a decoction experiment conducted by members of the Washington Homebrewers Association and get guidance from Michael Ferguson of BJ's.

07-16-09 NHC Troubleshooting Panel - Basic Brewing Radio

Jul 17, 2009 1:04:53


The troubleshooting panel discussion at the National Homebrewers Conference, featuring Tomme Arthur, Vinnie Cilurzo, Michael Ferguson, John Palmer, and Ken Grossman.

07-09-09 NHC Mead Panel - Basic Brewing Radio

Jul 10, 2009 1:06:11


The mead panel discussion at the National Homebrewers Conference, featuring Byron Burch, Charlie Papazian, Curt Stock and Harold Gulbransen.

07-02-09 Ken Grossman NHC Keynote - Basic Brewing Radio

Jul 3, 2009 1:05:36


In the first of our coverage of the National Homebrewers Conference in Oakland, Ken Grossman of Sierra Nevada Brewing gives the keynote address.

05-28-09 BBR-BYO Experiment Results - Basic Brewing Radio

May 29, 2009 55:58


James Spencer, Steve Wilkes, and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, taste James' experiment beer and read the results from brewers around the world.

05-21-09 Mobile Phone Brewing - Basic Brewing Radio

May 22, 2009 51:52


Home brewer Alex Roberts joins James in the studio to compare brewing applications and Web sites that work on mobile devices.

05-14-09 Colby Garden Update and Corking Belgians - Basic Brewing Radio

May 15, 2009 43:51


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, tells us how his garden grows and gives us tips on corking Belgian beers.

05-07-09 Homemade Candi Syrup - Basic Brewing Radio

May 8, 2009 42:45


Home brewer Joshua Smith joins us to tell us how to make our own candi syrup for our Belgian beers.

04-30-09 "Spontaneous" Fermentation - Basic Brewing Radio

May 1, 2009 50:19


Jason Perkins, head brewer of Allagash Brewing in Portland, Maine, talks about his brewery's work in fermenting beer with the native local "critters".

04-23-09 Brewing on a Budget - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 24, 2009 50:54


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, shares tips to make the already-economical process of home brewing even more efficient.

04-16-09 APA Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 17, 2009 53:38


Home brewers Jim Lewellyn and Darren Goad join us to share the results of their American Pale Ale experiment, playing with yeast and dry hopping.

04-09-09 BIAB Brew Session - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 10, 2009 44:49


James flies solo at the brewpot to test out the "Brew in a Bag" Australian technique of all grain brewing with a Maris Otter session ale.

04-02-09 Brew in a Bag - Basic Brewing Radio

Apr 3, 2009 58:16


Australian home brewers Dan Walker and Geoff Hammond explain the all grain technique of Brew in a Bag, which they advocate as a good way to get into brewing with grain.

03-26-09 BBR-BYO Collaborative Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 27, 2009 52:13


James travels to Bastrop, Texas, home of Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine. James and Chris introduce an experiment that invites participation from home brewers everywhere.

03-19-09 Mash and Lauter Efficiency - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 20, 2009 55:26


Home Brewer Kai Troester explains how to analyze all grain efficiency going into the brewpot and beforehand in the mash tun.

03-12-09 Hog Haus Partigyle - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 13, 2009 42:11


James joins Mehmet Kadiev, head brewer, and David Mathews, assistant brewer, at the Hog Haus brewery in Fayetteville, Arkansas, as they brew two beers from one mash.

03-05-09 Wine Kit Pyment - Basic Brewing Radio

Mar 6, 2009 57:25


Mead maker Mike Lozano walks us through making a pyment using a wine kit as a shortcut. Also, Douglas Wawrzynski fills us in on the victory in Utah.

02-26-09 Carboy Top Cropping - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 27, 2009 38:42


James talks to home brewer Sam Scott of Hamilton, New Jersey about a method he's using to harvest yeast from a carboy during primary fermentation. Also, we get another homebrew legislation update.

02-19-09 Maple Sap Brewday - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 20, 2009 41:09


Andy and James join home brewers Kasey Loman and Jen Royer as they brew a batch of beer using maple sap as most of the brew water. We also learn how sap is harvested.

02-13-09 Homebrew Legislation Update - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 14, 2009 16:31


In this "extra" episode, Douglas Wawrzynski interviews Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, on a victory for home brewing in Utah and on legislation efforts across the country.

02-12-09 Mead Honey Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 13, 2009 51:05


Mead maker Mike Lozano joins James, Steve, and Andy as they take part in his experiment comparing six different honey varieties in mead.

02-05-09 Container Hops Revisited - Basic Brewing Radio

Feb 6, 2009 48:30


Don't have space to plant hops? Don't be too sure. Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, brings us up to date on his efforts to grow hops in containers.

01-29-09 German Techniques - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 30, 2009 48:32


Home brewer Kai Troester shares some tips and techniques he's found while researching German brewing. Also, we get an update on beer-related legislation across the country.

01-22-09 Firestone Walker Vertical - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 23, 2009 50:26


Matt Brynildson, brewmaster at Firestone Walker Brewing, walks us through a vertical tasting of 10, 11 and 12. Matt talks about blending, wood aging, bottle aging and more.

01-15-09 Fermenting in a Keg - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 16, 2009 40:51


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, tells us how to ferment in Corny kegs . . . and why.

01-08-09 Propane and Propane Accessory Safety - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 9, 2009 44:12


Bruce Swiecicki, senior technical advisor for the National Propane Gas Association, joins us to answer your questions about propane safety and getting the most out of your propane burner setup.

01-01-09 End of the Year Barleywine - Basic Brewing Radio

Jan 2, 2009 50:09


Our first episode of the year features the last brewing session of 2008: a barleywine with James, Andy and Casey Letellier. Casey gives us his perspective on beer and brewing in England and the U.S.

12-18-08 Pet Peeves - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 19, 2008 45:04


On the last episode of 2008, James and Steve help listeners air their frustrations with the remarks of the uninitiated.

12-11-08 Smoked Beers - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 12, 2008 55:15


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, tells us about smoked beers and how to make our own at home.

12-04-08 Beer Blending Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Dec 5, 2008 57:10


Michael Tonsmeire, The Mad Fermentationist, leads James, Steve, and Andy through an exercise of blending beers together to create better ones.

11-27-08 Brett Pack Beer Dinner - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 28, 2008 52:44


We celebrate Thanksgiving week by remembering our beer dinner with the Brett Pack. Join James and Andy for dinner with Adam Avery, Vinnie Cilurzo, Rob Tod, Tomme Arthur, and Sam Calagione.

11-20-08 Attenuation Experiments - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 21, 2008 57:07


Home brewer Kai Troester joins us again to take us through his extensive experiments on the factors affecting attenuation in the mash tun.

11-13-08 Building a Kegerator - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 14, 2008 58:11


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, give us tips on how to build our own kegerator at home. Chris also updates us on the world hop situation.

11-06-08 GABF Grab Bag - Basic Brewing Radio

Nov 7, 2008 46:30


A collection of short interviews from Denver: David Myers of Redstone Meadery, Pro-Am brewer David Schollmeyer, author Maureen Ogle, and Greg Koch of Stone Brewery.

10-30-08 Brewing Against the Grain - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 31, 2008 44:23


We talk to home brewers Vickie Watson and Ken Dollar from Mississippi, where home brewing is illegal. We also talk to Mazen Hajjar, owner of the first brewpub in Beirut, Lebanon.

10-23-08 Pro Brewers: Odell's and Great Divide - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 24, 2008 51:20


James and Andy get brewing tips from Jake O'Mara from Odell Brewing Company and Taylor Rees and Alan Johnson of Great Divide.

10-16-08 LongShot 2008 Winners - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 17, 2008 45:06


In our first episode back from the Great American Beer Festival, we talk to the winners and runners up in the Sam Adams LongShot competition.

10-09-08 Late Season Hop Care and Listener E-mail - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 10, 2008 55:02


James and Andy sit on the deck, talk about how to take care of homegrown hops at the end of the season, and answer some listener e-mail.

10-02-08 Brewer Profile: Steve Mazylewski, Hog Haus - Basic Brewing Radio

Oct 3, 2008 48:56


Steve Mazylewski, brewer at The Hog Haus in Fayetteville, Arkansas, sits down with James and Steve to sample his Oktoberfest, Pumpkin Spice Ale and IPA.

09-25-08 ANHC and Rogue Harvest Ale - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 26, 2008 45:41


Andy Davison, chairman of the Australian National Homebrewing Conference, talks with us about preparations for their inaugural event. Also, Brett Joyce, president of Rogue tells us about their venture into growing hops.

09-18-08 Sour Mashing - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 19, 2008 44:42


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains the process of sour mashing. Whether you're adjusting pH or making a sour beer, Chris says sour mashing is easy to do.

09-11-08 Understanding Attenuation - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 12, 2008 52:32


Home brewer Kai Troester explains the concept of attenuation, the factors that affect it and how we can test the attenuation potential of our wort.

09-04-08 Brewing Gadgets - Basic Brewing Radio

Sep 5, 2008 48:27


Home brewer John Chubick of Bloomington, Illinois joins us to talk about his homebrew hop dryer, stir plate and temperature controller.

08-28-08 French Press Hopping - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 29, 2008 40:42


James and Andy try out one of the hop stretching methods explained by Chris Colby on the previous show: steeping hops in a French press coffee maker.

08-21-08 Stretching Hops - Basic Brewing Radio

Aug 22, 2008 50:26


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains some tips on how to get the most out of our precious hops. Also, how to use a French press coffee maker in the process.

08-14-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Roasting Coffee

Aug 15, 2008 50:40


Home brewer and coffee roaster Scott Koue of San Francisco joins us to talk about roasting our own coffee. Home roasted coffee can add more creative control into home brewed coffee beers.

PDF: Effectiveness of Various Methods of Wort Aeration

Aug 8, 2008


This is Fred Johnson's paper comparing fermenter shaking vs aquarium pumps for wort aeration.

08-07-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Aeration: Shaking vs Pumping

Aug 8, 2008 50:21


Scientist and home brewer Fred Johnson of Apex North Carolina shares his experiment comparing fermenter shaking against aquarium pumping for aeration. Also, advice for cleaning Better Bottles.

07-31-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Mt. Carmel Brewing

Aug 1, 2008 54:22


We sit down with Mike Dewey of Mt. Carmel Brewing Company in Cincinnati, Ohio - a commercial home-based brewery.

07-24-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Turbid Mashing

Jul 25, 2008 46:53


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own Magazine explains the Belgian technique of turbid mashing, which makes the most of limited mash tun space.

07-17-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Randy Mosher - Belgium Nobody Knows

Jul 18, 2008 46:53


Our National Homebrewers Conference coverage from Cincinnati concludes with an interview from Randy Mosher. Randy talks about Belgian beer history and culture he found in a rare book.

07-10-08 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Wrapup Pt. 2

Jul 11, 2008 49:34


Our National Homebrewers Conference coverage from Cincinnati continues. We have interviews with Ant Hayes, Greg Doss, Ray Daniels, Ken Schramm and Craig Ballenger.

07-03-08 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Wrapup Pt. 1

Jul 4, 2008 43:56


Steve joins James as they begin their collection of interviews gathered from experts at the National Homebrewers Conference in Cincinnati. This week: Dave Wills, Michael Ferguson and Chris White.

06-26-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Jim Koch NHC Keynote

Jun 27, 2008 58:33


Jim Koch, founder of the Boston Beer Company, gives an inspiring keynote address to the National Homebrewers Conference in Cincinnati.

05-29-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Green

May 30, 2008 38:33


James and Steve read letters from listeners with tips on how to brew greener and cheaper.

05-22-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Mead Basics

May 23, 2008 53:20


Mike Lozano, home brewer and mead maker from Aurora, Colorado, takes us through the basics of mead making from the ground up.

05-15-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Alternate Hopping Strategies

May 16, 2008 55:18


Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares three beers that have had hops added in "non-traditional" schedules.

05-08-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Dandelion Wine

May 9, 2008 50:37


Tired of looking at those dandelions in your yard? Home brewer Don Osborn tells us how to put them to good use in the fermenter.

05-01-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Beer Eye for the Wine Guy

May 2, 2008 46:49


Gary Vaynerchuk of Wine Library TV brings the thunder to BBR and gives us his perspectives on the art of tasting as he samples homebrew.

04-24-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Homegrown Hops Revisited

Apr 25, 2008 48:59


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, answers questions from listeners about growing hops in containers and other home growing issues.

04-17-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewer Michael Lalli of Choc Beer

Apr 18, 2008 53:55


James and Steve sit down with the head brewer of the largest brewery in Oklahoma to share beers and tips on how to brew better beers.

PDF: Light Absorption by Various Beer Bottle Glass

Apr 11, 2008


This is Brad Sturgeon's paper showing effectiveness of colored glass on absorbing light harmful to beer.

04-10-08 Basic Brewing Radio - The Science of Skunking

Apr 11, 2008 49:10


Chemistry professor Brad Sturgeon of Monmouth College explains the science behind beer skunking and what kind of glass is best to protect against it.

04-03-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Tasmanian Hop Harvest

Apr 4, 2008 45:45


Matt Kirkegaard, editor of Beer and Brewer Magazine fills us in on the state of the hop harvest in Australia and tells us about the beer and brewing culture in his part of the world.

03-27-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Homebrew Goes to College

Mar 28, 2008 42:50


Dr. Andrew McMichael of Western Kentucky University tells us about his History and Science of Beer and Brewing course that incorporates home brewing.

03-20-08 Basic Brewing Radio - What Is an IBU . . . Really?

Mar 21, 2008 54:40


John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares information from a conference that challenged his concept of what defines an International Bitterness Unit (IBU).

03-13-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Belgian Sugar Experiment II

Mar 14, 2008 56:21


The Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire leads us through the second round of his tasty experiments using different sugars in Belgian Beers.

03-06-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Italian Style

Mar 7, 2008 45:45


Italian home brewer and beer podcaster Tony Manzi gives us a virtual tour of the beer and home brewing scene in his country.

02-28-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Hop Update and Hybrid Sparging

Feb 29, 2008 49:39


Chris Colby from Brew Your Own Magazine gives some advice on hop substitution and tells us about a hybrid sparging method between batch and fly. Also, we get an update on the Utah home brewing legislation from Douglas Wawrzynski.

02-21-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Is Homebrew Good for You?

Feb 22, 2008 44:06


Steve Wilkes talks about the health effects of homebrew and beer in general with nutritionist Marjorie Fitch-Hilgenberg of the University of Arkansas. Also, we check in on Utah brewing legislation with home brewer Douglas Wawrzynski.

02-14-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Homebrew History

Feb 15, 2008 50:45


Charlie Papazian shares a bit of homebrew history 30 years after legislation legalizing home brewing passed Congress. Also, home brewer Robb Holmes talks about brewing when it was breaking the law.

02-07-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Advanced Yeast Handling

Feb 8, 2008 49:36


Home brewer Anthony Fischer gives James and Steve an overview of advanced yeast storage and propagation techniques he uses in the lab.

01-31-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Contest, Letters, "World's Best Beer"

Feb 1, 2008 59:38


James, Steve, and Andy reveal the winners of the "You know you're a home brewer when . . . " contest, read listener letters, and sip rare Belgian beers.

01-24-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Mash Tun Efficiency

Jan 25, 2008 53:25


"How to Brew" author John Palmer helps us walk through mash tun efficiency - how to get the most out of our mash.

01-17-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Ray Daniels on Beer Education

Jan 18, 2008 47:09


Ray Daniels introduces us to the Cicerone program, which is designed to educate beer servers and sellers. Also, Ray talks about education opportunities for home and professional brewers.

01-10-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Sourdough Bread

Jan 11, 2008 57:40


Home brewer and home baker John Owen talks about the similarities between baking and brewing and tells us how to make sourdough bread from scratch.

01-03-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Leftover Brewday

Jan 4, 2008 46:32


Andy Sparks and Steve Wilkes join James on the patio to brew a partigyle session with leftover ingredients.

12-27-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Nightmares

Dec 28, 2007 59:00


In this low-maintenance holiday episode, we share your brewday mishaps to live, laugh and learn.

12-20-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Worth Brewing Company

Dec 21, 2007 43:06


Peter Ausenhus of Worth Brewing Company in Northwood, Iowa talks to us about how he's running a professional brewery with homebrew-scale equipment.

12-13-07 Basic Brewing Radio - The Hop Shortage: What To Do

Dec 14, 2007 49:52


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own Magazine fills us in on the hop situation and gives us tips to make it through to better, hoppier times.

12-06-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Cask Conditioning

Dec 7, 2007 55:50


Benjy Edwards of Columbus, Ohio teaches us about cask conditioning and how we can make Real Ale at home.

11-29-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Making Sake

Nov 30, 2007 43:03


Bob Taylor of Anchorage, Alaska shares his knowledge of sake and how he makes it at home during long Alaskan winters.

11-22-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Reiterated Mashing

Nov 23, 2007 54:58


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine walks us through his process of making big beers by putting wort back through a second or third mash.

11-15-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Maui Brewing Company

Nov 16, 2007 50:27


Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Company tells us about brewing in paradise and lets us in on how a couple of his wonderful beers are brewed.

11-08-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Beer Yeast Mead

Nov 9, 2007 52:13


Mead maker Mike Lozano shares his experiment making mead with beer yeast. We also salute the Mighty Carson Art Players.

11-01-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Reusing Yeast

Nov 2, 2007 52:34


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, gives us tips on reusing all the good yeast we find in the bottom of our primary fermenter.

10-25-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Sam Adams LongShot 2007 Winners

Oct 26, 2007 49:28


Jeff Bearer of Craft Beer Radio reports on the winners of the Samuel Adams LongShot homebrew competition at GABF.

10-18-07 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF 2007 Recap

Oct 19, 2007 48:42


We talk to Great American Beer Festival first-timers Jeff Bearer of Craft Beer Radio, Rick Sellers of Pacific Brew News Radio and Rick Hagerbaumer of Big Foamy Head.

10-11-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Measuring Tools

Oct 12, 2007 52:05


Chemistry professor Brad Sturgeon walks us through the basics of using thermometers, hydrometers and refractometers.

10-4-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Countertop Partial Mashing Revisited

Oct 5, 2007 47:50


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine gives us an update on what he's learned about doing partial mashes with a countertop cooler.

09-27-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Offbeat Yeasts Part Two

Sep 28, 2007 55:45


We continue our tasting with Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist from Washington D.C. This week, all the beers are fermented with Brettanomyces.

09-20-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Offbeat Yeasts Part One

Sep 21, 2007 53:14


Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist from Washington D.C., shares some of his beers made with other-than-normal yeast. In this episode: Kvass, Flanders Red, and a Strong, Dark Belgian.

09-13-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Keeping Bees

Sep 14, 2007 46:29


We talk to home brewer and amateur bee keeper Ryan Wilson about how to get insects to make the sweet stuff for our meads and braggots.

09-06-07 Basic Brewing Radio - "Marketing" Homebrew

Sep 7, 2007 50:23


Creative Consultants Bob Corscadden and James Gardner of jimbob give us tips on "selling" the idea of drinking homebrew and other good beers in this day of mass-marketed big-boy beers.

08-30-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Blending Beers

Aug 31, 2007 50:34


Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker gives us advice on blending beers to create new brews and explains his brewery's system of oak aging.

08-23-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing with Coffee

Aug 24, 2007 40:42


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine gives us some tips on brewing beer with another brewed beverage - coffee.

08-16-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewer Thomas Larsen

Aug 17, 2007 33:36


Thomas Larsen of Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver gives us his take on making wonderful beers with interesting ingredients.

08-09-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewer John Legnard

Aug 10, 2007 32:35


John Legnard of The Sandlot at Coors Field gives us brewing tips and lets us in on what it's like to brew at a small brewery owned by one of the big guys.

08-02-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Meadmaker Mike Lozano

Aug 3, 2007 51:45


We sample delicious meads and mead-based experiments with home meadmaker Mike Lozano of Aurora, Colorado.

07-26-07 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Grab Bag

Jul 27, 2007 41:48


This week, we have an assortment of sound from the National Homebrewers Conference in Denver. We talk to David Myers of Redstone Meadery, Tony Simmons of Pagosa Brewing and Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River.

07-19-07 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC: Tips and Tasting

Jul 20, 2007 38:47


Our coverage of the National Homebrewers Conference in Denver continues with brewing tips from David Houseman and tasting tips from Lauren Salazar of New Belgium.

07-12-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Water Alkalinity and Beer Styles

Jul 13, 2007 36:25


John Palmer, Rick Bobbitt and Scott Jackson talk about their experiment at the National Homebrewers Conference pairing beer styles with appropriate water chemistry.

07-05-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Measuring and Predicting IBUs

Jul 6, 2007 58:22


Two chemistry professors, Bradley Sturgeon and Paul Charlesworth, join BBR veterans James Spencer, Andy Sparks, Steve Wilkes and Mark Smith to share the results of an experiment putting IBU prediction formulas through their paces.

06-28-07 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Keynote: Peter Bouckaert

Jun 29, 2007 47:30


Peter Bouckaert, brewmaster of New Belgium Brewery, addresses the National Homebrewers Conference in Denver and takes Charlie Papazian to task on beer styles.

05-31-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Same Yeast, Different Flavor

Jun 1, 2007 41:35


Neva Parker, laboratory manager for White Labs yeast, explains her experiment putting three yeast strains through various temperatures and gravities.

05-24-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Designing Brewing Experiments

May 25, 2007 53:48


Chris Colby from Brew Your Own magazine walks us through the process of designing experiments in brewing to get accurate, useful results.

05-17-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Conical Fermenters

May 18, 2007 57:55


We talk with members of Fayetteville Lovers of Pure Suds about their fancy fermenters and why they moved up from carboys.

05-10-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Aging with Oak

May 11, 2007 53:51


Dan Carey, Brewmaster of New Glarus Brewing Company in New Glarus, Wisconsin, shares his tips on aging beer in oak chips and in oak barrels.

05-03-07 Basic Brewing Radio - AHA Events

May 4, 2007 47:28


Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins us to talk about Big Brew, National Competition and National Conference.

04-26-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Software

Apr 27, 2007 56:47


We read listener reviews of brewing software, and Andy Sparks talks about the Boulder Strong Ale Festival.

04-19-07 Basic Brewing Radio - A Tale of Two IPAs

Apr 20, 2007 58:26


Chris Colby from Brew Your Own Magazine takes us behind the scenes with the two personalities of one of our favorite styles: English and American IPAs.

04-12-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Batch Sparging with Denny Conn

Apr 13, 2007 52:01


Noted batch sparging advocate Denny Conn gives us his side of the batch/fly-sparging debate and answers listener questions and concerns about the process.

04-05-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Yeast Life Cycle

Apr 6, 2007 42:20


David Logsdon from Wyeast takes us through the life cycle of our favorite micoorganism and lets know how we can help our yeast thrive and make great beer.

03-29-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Sanitizing with Bleach and Star San

Mar 30, 2007 48:06


Charlie Talley of Five Star Chemicals tells us best practices in using household bleach and Star San in sanitizing equipment.

03-22-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Sanitizing with Iodophor

Mar 23, 2007 51:20


Murl Landman of National Chemicals talks to us about sanitization in general and using Iodophor specifically.

03-15-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Steven Pauwels of Boulevard

Mar 16, 2007 47:03


Steven Pauwels of Boulevard Brewing Company in Kansas City, Missouri lets us in on home brewing tips as he talks about some adventurous brews he has planned.

03-08-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Long Shot Winner Ken Smith

Mar 9, 2007 36:34


Ken Smith of the Boston Beer Company tells us about how he came up with his winning Boysenberry Wheat, which has been included in the Samuael Adams Long Shot six pack.

03-01-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Home Malting

Mar 2, 2007 45:17


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine tells how we can turn seed into malt in our own kitchens.

02-22-07 Basic Brewing Radio - KC Club Competition

Feb 23, 2007 30:50


We travel to Kansas City, Missouri (actually Olathe, Kansas) to attend the 24th annual homebrew competition of the Kansas City Biermeisters.

02-15-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Collaboration with Adam Avery

Feb 16, 2007 47:59


Adam Avery from Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado lets us in on some of the behind-the-scenes details of brewing "Collaboration not Litigation Ale" with Vinnie Cilurzo of Russion River Brewing.

02-08-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Organic

Feb 9, 2007 41:02


Amelia Slayton from Seven Bridges Cooperative joins us to tell us about brewing with organic ingredients and why we should consider it.

02-01-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Mead Festival and Experiment Tips

Feb 1, 2007 43:19


David Myers from Redstone Meadery gives us a preview of the upcoming International Mead Festival in Denver. David also has some advice for our upcoming multi-batch mead experiment.

01-25-07 Basic Brewing Radio - How to Smell Better

Jan 25, 2007 41:32


Researcher Dr. Jay Gottfried explains how the sense of smell works and how a study he's conducting may help us to improve our brews by being able to smell more accurately.

01-18-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Gluten Free Brewing

Jan 18, 2007 44:19


Connie Rieper-Estes and Leigh Nogy from Dark Hills Brewery talk with us about brewing gluten free beer at home and their dream of founding a commercial gluten free brewery.

01-11-07 Basic Brewing Radio - John Palmer on pH

Jan 11, 2007 53:54


John Palmer, author of How to Brew, walks us through the potentially intimidating topic of pH. John tells us how to measure pH and what to do with our measurements to improve our beers.

01-04-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Home Brewing vs. Craft Brewing

Jan 4, 2007 21:24


We get input from our listeners on "home brewing" vs. "craft brewing" and extract vs. all grain.

12-28-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Belgian Sugar Experiment

Dec 28, 2006 54:06


James, Andy Sparks and Steve Wilkes collaborate to taste home brewer Michael Tonsmeire's experiment comparing six different sugars in Belgian beers.

12-21-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing American Pilsner

Dec 21, 2006 49:11


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, walks us through the hoops and hurdles home brewers have to go through to brew American Pilsner, the most maligned of all styles.

12-14-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Beer Judge Certification Program

Dec 14, 2006 46:38


Ed Westemeier, communications director of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), gives us the history behind the organization and talks about its role in brewing today.

12-07-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Ambitious Brew Part Two

Dec 7, 2006 55:29


We continue our discussion about the history of beer in the USA with Maureen Ogle, author of Ambitious Brew - The Story of American Beer. Part two takes us from Prohibition to present day.

11-30-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Ambitious Brew Part One

Nov 30, 2006 50:27


We learn about the history of beer in the USA from Maureen Ogle, author of Ambitious Brew - The Story of American Beer. Part one takes us from the Pilgrims to Prohibition.

11-23-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Decoction Mashing

Nov 23, 2006 40:50


Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own Magazine, walks us through the age-old process of decoction mashing.

11-16-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing FAQs with John Palmer

Nov 16, 2006 55:53


John Palmer, author of How to Brew, joins us to answer frequently asked questions on home brewing. John also tells us the causes of common off flavors.

11-09-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Adam Avery of Avery Brewing

Nov 9, 2006 44:53


Andy, Brian and James spend some time chatting with Adam Avery of Avery Brewing. Adam talks about making the move from home brewer to brewery owner, dry hopping and making big beers at home.

11-02-06 Basic Brewing Radio - HSA Experiment - Final Chapter

Nov 2, 2006 55:24


Andy Sparks and James Spencer join Brian Warren and John Holder in Denver to taste the last round of samples in the Hot Side Aeration experiment. We also get feedback about the experiment from John Palmer.

10-26-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Queen of Beers and Recirculating Systems

Oct 26, 2006 59:02


Rick Sellers from Pacific Brew News Radio reports on a California brewing competition for women only. Also, Chris Colby from BYO explains high-end RIMS and HERMS brewing systems.

10-19-06 Basic Brewing Radio - New Belgium Brewing

Oct 19, 2006 59:26


We travel to Fort Collins, Colorado to speak with Eric Salazar and Peter Bouckaert of New Belgium Brewing.

10-12-06 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF Beer Judging Demonstration

Oct 12, 2006 56:19


Thanks to a demonstration hosted by the Brewers Association, we see what happens behind the scenes in the judging of the Great American Beer Festival competition.

10-05-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Homebrewing Contests at GABF

Oct 5, 2006 43:20


We cover two homebrewing competitions in connection with the Great American Beer Festival: the GABF Pro Am and the Long Shot competition from the Boston Beer Company.

09-28-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Our Chat with Charlie Papazian

Sep 28, 2006 43:54


We join homebrew guru Charlie Papazian near a beautiful stream at his house to share his homebrew and his thoughts about the hobby.

09-21-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Fruit Beers with Randy Mosher

Sep 21, 2006 42:48


Randy Mosher, author of Radical Brewing, talks to us about fruit beers and getting the most out of them. Randy also gives us his favorite approach to pumpkin beers.

09-14-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Making Ciders and Countertop Mashing

Sep 14, 2006 1:00:01


Ben Watson, author of Cider, Hard and Sweet: History, Traditions, and Making Your Own, introduces us to the world of homemade ciders. Also, Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine lets us in on his method of partial mashing using an unmodified two-gallon drink cooler.

09-07-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Single-Hop Small Batch Experiment

Sep 7, 2006 49:53


Andy Sparks and Steve Wilkes join James to taste the results of homebrewer Michael Tonsmeire's single-hop small batch experiment.

08-31-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing with the Ginger Beer Plant

Aug 31, 2006 58:24


Homebrewer Raj Apte lets us in on the long-lost process of brewing with the Ginger Beer plant. This way of brewing soft drinks at home was commonplace decades ago.

08-24-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Going Big: Life After 1.064

Aug 24, 2006 1:00:42


Bob Hansen, technical services manager of Briess Malt and Ingredients Company, shares thoughts on his presentation from NHC on making big beers.

08-17-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Extract Brewing Strategies

Aug 17, 2006 50:06


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine joins us to share his favorite strategies for getting the best beer out of a split-boil extract brewing session.

08-10-06 Basic Brewing Radio - First Wort Hopping and Dry Hopping

Aug 10, 2006 37:06


The last interview from Orlando: James talks to Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker Brewing and John Mallet of Bell's Brewery about first wort hopping and dry hopping.

08-03-06 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Coverage Part Three

Aug 3, 2006 41:40


More interviews from the National Homebrewers Conference: Homebrewer Raj Apte on his "one-dollar homebrew barrel" and author John Palmer on wort fermentability.

07-27-06 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Coverage Part Two

Jul 27, 2006 45:33


NHC coverage continues as James and Steve interview professional brewers and other professionals connected wtih the brewing industry.

07-20-06 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Coverage Part One

Jul 20, 2006 49:14


Steve Wilkes joins James as they play interviews with six homebrewers recorded at the National Homebrewers Conference in Orlando. Great tips and useful information.

07-13-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Pairing Beer with Food

Jul 13, 2006 32:03


Randy Mosher, author of "Radical Brewing," talks with Steve Wilkes about pairing beer with food and cooking with beer. Randy says beer is a much better partner with food than wine.

07-03-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Ray Daniels' "Hot Scotchie"

Jul 3, 2006 3:15


James sneaks away from the family during his vacation to post a quick interview between Steve Wilkes and Ray Daniels on a treat to taste while brewing.

06-22-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Two Homebrew Experiments

Jun 22, 2006 48:06


We hear from two homebrew experiments: William Tope, a high school student from Houston, Texas, delves into whether alpha acid levels of hops affect fermentation rates, and the Hot Side Aeration experiment continues with Brian Warren and John Holder.

06-15-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Water with Greg Noonan

Jun 15, 2006 48:14


We talk brewing water with Greg Noonan, author of "New Brewing Lager Beer" and other noted brewing books. Greg is also owner and brewer at the Vermont Pub and Brewery in Burlington.

06-08-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Homebrewers Conference Preview

Jun 8, 2006 53:33


We preview the National Homebrewers Conference with Gary Glass of the American Homebrewers Association.

06-01-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Mead Experiment Update and Listener E-mail

Jun 1, 2006 45:16


Steve Wilkes joins James to talk about flavoring the Great Mead Experiment from the video side of Basic Brewing. James and Steve also answer listener e-mail.

05-25-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Basic Equipment Pt. 2

May 25, 2006 54:59


We continue our look at the foundation of making beer at home: good equipment. In this episode, Andy Sparks helps us look at gear that goes beyond the absolute necessities.

05-18-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Basic Equipment Pt. 1

May 18, 2006 49:19


We take a look at the foundation of making beer at home: good equipment. In this episode, Andy Sparks joins James to start with what is absolutely necessary to make an extract batch.

05-11-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Hop Varieties and Schedules

May 11, 2006 50:06


Tess and Mark Szamatulski, authors of Clone Brews and Beer Captured, help us make sense of the wide variety of hops and give us tips on the most effective hop schedules.

05-04-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Poor Richard's Ale

May 4, 2006 42:24


Tony Simmons of Pagosa Brewing Company, creator of Poor Richard's Ale, joins us to talk about his historic brew and the challenges of getting a new brewery off the ground.

04-27-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Like a Monk

Apr 27, 2006 52:32


Stan Hieronymus, author of Brew Like a Monk: Trappist, Abbey, and Strong Belgian Ales and How to Brew Them, tells us about his book and gives us tips on how to brew wonderful Belgian beers at home.

04-20-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Speed Brewing

Apr 20, 2006 34:51


From grain to glass in one week? Chris Colby from BYO magazine tells us how to brew a finished, drinkable beer in seven days.

04-13-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Mini-mashing or Partial Mashing

Apr 13, 2006 34:35


Kevin DeLange of The Brew Hut and Drydock Brewing Company helps us clear up the process of mini-mashing and what makes it different from steeping in an extract batch.

04-06-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Growing Hops at Home

Apr 6, 2006 52:27


Dave Wills of Freshops walks us through the process of planting, growing, and harvesting our own hoppy goodness at home.

03-30-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Too Much

Mar 30, 2006 31:47


We get help from Gary Glass of the American Homebrewers Association to answer a listener's question about putting too much of a good thing into our brews.

03-23-06 Basic Brewing Radio - National Homebrew Competition

Mar 23, 2006 26:41


Gary Glass of the AHA joins us to talk about how and why to enter the National Homebrew Competition.

03-16-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Hot Side Aeration

Mar 16, 2006 38:32


We travel to Austin, Texas to taste the results of Brian Warren's experiment on Hot Side Aeration.

03-09-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Clones

Mar 9, 2006 35:44


Tess and Mark Szamatulski, authors of Clone Brews and Beer Captured join us to talk about making copies of our favorite brews.

03-02-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Adjuncts with Andy

Mar 2, 2006 36:15


Andy Sparks joins us to talk about adjuncts - those fermentable ingredients we add to beer in addition to water, yeast, barley malt, and hops.

02-23-06 Basic Brewing Radio - International Mead Festival Recap

Feb 23, 2006 54:19


Our man in the field, Brian Warren, recaps the recent mead festival in Boulder, Colorado, and bring us interviews with commercial mead makers.

02-16-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Bad Beer Tasting - Pt. 2

Feb 16, 2006 57:19


We continue our night of bad beer tastes as we dive into part two of our trying the FlavorActive Enthusiast beer taste troubleshooting kit.

02-09-06 Basic Brewing Radio - American Pale Ales

Feb 9, 2006 39:38


We talk to Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine about one of our favorite styles - American Pale Ales. Great taste and easy to brew.

02-02-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Mead with David Myers

Feb 2, 2006 51:24


David Myers, Chairman of the Mead for Redstone Meadery, joins us to talk about the beginnings of Redstone, the International Mead Festival, and brewing mead at home.

01-26-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Bad Beer Tasting - Pt. 1

Jan 26, 2006 50:52


Andy Sparks, Steve Wilkes, and Chris Milum join James to take the FlavorActiv Enthusiast beer taste troubleshooting kit for a test run. The group tastes off flavors that could be found in homebrew and talks about how to prevent them.

01-19-06 Basic Brewing Radio - John Palmer on Lagering

Jan 19, 2006 50:14


John Palmer, author of How to Brew, joins us to talk about lagering at home. John also defends his choice of aluminum for brewpots.

01-12-06 Basic Brewing Radio - A Six Pack of IPA

Jan 12, 2006 49:27


James Spencer and Steve Wilkes brew an experimental six pack's worth of extract IPA on the stovetop.

01-05-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Hop Bitterness

Jan 5, 2006 56:19


Ray Daniels, author of Designing Great Beers joins us to talk about hop bitterness and the factors in brewing that affect it.

12-29-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Vienna Lagers

Dec 29, 2005 50:28


Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine introduces us to Vienna Lagers and how to make them at home.

12-22-05 Basic Brewing Radio - KGB Homebrew Club

Dec 22, 2005 38:00


Homebrew clubs are the topic this episode as we talk to Brian Ellis of Kuykendahl Gran Brewers, a Houston homebrew club.

12-15-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Experiments and Wish Lists

Dec 15, 2005 57:39


We try our first test with video as we taste the results of our small extract batch hopping experiment. We also taste three different batches of the same recipe and read holiday wish lists.

12-08-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Blind Mice Brew and All Grain Starter

Dec 8, 2005 43:57


In this episode, we're invited to a big brew at the house of Casey from Siloam Springs. Also, Casey shows us how to make an all grain starter in a French press coffee maker.

12-01-05 Basic Brewing Radio - John Palmer on All Grain Pt. 2

Dec 1, 2005 33:33


We continue our conversation about all grain brewing with John Palmer, author of How to Brew. This week, we cover lautering and sparging.

11-24-05 Basic Brewing Radio - John Palmer on All Grain Pt. 1

Nov 24, 2005 45:44


John Palmer, Author of How to Brew joins us for the first half of a discussion of all grain brewing. We cover from milling to mashing this week.

11-17-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Difficult Brews and Extract Tips

Nov 17, 2005 57:16


Chris Colby from Brew Your Own magazine goes over his list of ten difficult beers to brew at home. Also, Bob Hansen from Briess Malt and Ingredients joins us with extract brewing tips.

11-10-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Yeast III

Nov 10, 2005 46:49


We finish our chat with Dave Logsdon of Wyeast as he answers listener questions. Also, we answer other questions from the mailbag and introduce our new T-shirts!

11-03-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Yeast II

Nov 3, 2005 50:09


Our conversation continues with Dave Logsdon of Wyeast as we begin to answer questions from listeners on how to get the most out of yeast.

10-27-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Yeast I

Oct 27, 2005 35:27


This week, we begin our three-part series on yeast based on our conversation with Dave Logsdon of Wyeast. We talk to Dave about the history of Wyeast and single-stage vs. two-stage fermentation.

10-20-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Kegging

Oct 20, 2005 32:10


We talk kegging with Andy Sparks. Andy walks us through the process of using Cornelius Kegs to serve up our favorite brews.

10-13-05 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF 05 II

Oct 13, 2005 39:41


We complete our coverage of the Great American Beer Festival by talking to Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing about American Wild Ales, David Myers of Redstone Meadery about mead, and Ray Daniels of the Brewers Association about Poor Richard's Ale.

10-06-05 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF 05 I

Oct 6, 2005 45:29


We begin our coverage of the Great American Beer Festival with an overview of the event, an interview on how professionals evaluate hops, and a peek behind the scenes of Utopias from Samuel Adams with one of its brewers.

09-29-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Science of Tasting

Sep 29, 2005 29:55


Dr. Scott Herness of Ohio State University joins us to talk about the science of tasting and how that relates to beer. Also, we read listener mail.

09-22-05 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF Preview

Sep 22, 2005 31:14


We preview the Great American Beer Festival with Gary Glass of the Brewers Association. Also, we answer listener mail and get reaction from our sanitation show.

09-15-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Sanitization

Sep 15, 2005 41:34


Steve Wilkes joins us for our sanitation show as we discuss sanitizing brewing equipment and read listener input.

09-08-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Using Hops

Sep 8, 2005 14:59


We continue our chat with Gerard Lemmens of Brewers Supply Group as he gives us practical tips on using hops in home brewing.

09-01-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Hops Background

Sep 1, 2005 22:11


Gerard Lemmens from Brewers Supply Group joins us to give us some background on hops and trends in the hop industry.

08-25-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Making Malt Extract

Aug 25, 2005 24:11


We talk to Bob Hansen from Briess Malt and Ingredients Company about how malt extract is made and how to buy the best extract and maintain its quality.

08-18-05 Basic Brewing Radio - The Malting Process

Aug 18, 2005 27:36


We talk to Bob Hansen from Briess Malt and Ingredients Company about the malting process and about how specialty malts get their flavors.

08-11-05 Basic Brewing Radio - AHA and a Brewpub Brew

Aug 11, 2005 24:07


We continue our chat with Paul Gatza of the Brewers Association to talk about the American Homebrewers Association and brewing in the USA. Also, we hear the story of a homebrewer who decided to go pro.

08-04-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Mead Day

Aug 4, 2005 29:08


Mead Day is the topic. We talk to Paul Gatza, director of the Brewers Association and sample homemade meads on the porch with Steve Wilkes.

07-28-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Intro to Homebrewing III

Jul 28, 2005 19:43


We conclude our discussion on the basics of homebrewing with Andy Sparks, talking about hops, mostly. We also talk about a special offer for podcast listeners and look ahead to our show celebrating National Mead Day.

07-21-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Intro to Homebrewing II

Jul 21, 2005 20:45


We continue our discussion on the basics of homebrewing with Andy Sparks, talking about the nuts and bolts of brewing, ales vs. lagers, and more.

07-14-05 Basic Brewing Radio - Intro to Homebrewing I

Jul 14, 2005 17:04


We begin our discussion of homebrewing with Andy Sparks of The Home Brewery.