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Basic Brewing Radio

English, Cookery, Food, Drink, 1 season, 903 episodes, 3 days, 2 hours, 12 minutes
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Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly show about the basics of brewing beer in your own home. We take the mystery and fear out of brewing the best beer in the world. Look for our podcast in the iTunes Music Store - it's free!
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07-11-24 - Mash Your Luck Malt Liquor

Chris Colby joins James to taste the Fruit Stout pasteurization experiment and to formulate a big American Malt Liquor.
7/10/202448 minutes, 18 seconds
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06-27-24 - Mash Your Luck Partigyle Stouts

Scott Housel shares two beers - one big and one small - based on the Mash Your Luck challenge of Steve Wilkes.
6/26/202454 minutes, 3 seconds
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06-20-24 - White IPA Roundup

James is joined by Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Swim University and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota, as they compare their White IPAs.
6/19/202455 minutes, 30 seconds
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06-13-24 - Recipe Development, Pasteurized Fruit Stout

Chris Colby and Steve Wilkes join James to taste Steve's Kölsch and to formulate an experimental beer using pasteurization to preserve fruit flavor.
6/12/202448 minutes, 35 seconds
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06-06-24 - Recipe Development, Double IPA

Matt Giovanisci and Josh Secaur join James to formulate a big, hoppy beer and to sample homebrew from Matt.
6/5/202453 minutes, 23 seconds
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05-30-24 - Keg Fill Priming Experiment

James and Steve evaluate an experiment adding priming sugar to beers bottled from a keg.
5/29/202434 minutes, 40 seconds
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05-23-24 - Sapwood Cellars Hoppy Sours

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, shares three hoppy sours and tips on working with hops, barrels, and blending.
5/22/20241 hour, 5 minutes, 44 seconds
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05-16-24 - Rice Malting Experiment

Scott Lafontaine, flavor chemist and assistant professor in food science at the University of Arkansas, shares ground-breaking research in malting rice for brewing.
5/15/202441 minutes, 49 seconds
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05-09-24 - Saison - Pale Ale Split Batch

Homebrewer Scott Housell shares his experiment that split a wort into a Saison and a hoppy Pale Ale. Adam Ross of Twin Span also talks about CBC in Vegas.
5/8/202451 minutes, 9 seconds
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04-25-24 - Recipe Development, Bochet Braggot

Steve Wilkes joins James to formulate a recipe for a big, black, bitter British Braggot.
4/24/202441 minutes, 26 seconds
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04-18-24 - Recipe Development, Kölsch

Chris Colby, author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, joins James to taste the Hoppy Raw Ale and to formulate a Kölsch for Steve Wilkes.
4/17/202432 minutes, 22 seconds
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04-11-24 - Recipe Development, Hoppy Raw Ale

Chris Colby joins James to taste their Belgian Single and to formulate a Hoppy Raw Ale.
4/10/202444 minutes, 42 seconds
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03-28-24 - Mead Hop Sampler

Garrett Freeman from Man Made Mead shares a mead hop sampler with James and Steve that shows off five tasty hops.
3/27/202453 minutes, 19 seconds
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04-04-24 - Whirlpool Hopping Experiment

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin shares a whirlpool hopping experiment in his quest to brew the perfect hazy IPA.
3/27/202453 minutes, 25 seconds
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03-21-24 - Mash Your Luck and Food Safety

Scott Housel shares his Mash Your Luck beer with Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing and James, and they talk about food safety with low- and non-alcohol beers.
3/20/202443 minutes, 8 seconds
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03-14-24 - Recipe Development, Saison

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing join James to taste the Fresca Shandler and formulate a saison recipe.
3/13/202453 minutes, 30 seconds
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03-07-24 - American Craft Sake Festival

Ben Bell of Origami Sake gives James a tour of the tasting tent at the annual gathering of the North American sake industry.
3/6/202445 minutes, 7 seconds
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02-29-24 - Tasting Bru Club Mash Your Luck

Haven Schultz joins James and Steve as they taste the beers of Bru Club members that met the Mash Your Luck challenge.
2/28/20241 hour, 13 minutes, 17 seconds
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02-22-24 - Hoppy Raw Ale

From Finland, Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew, tells us how to skip the boil to brew a delicious hoppy beer using historic techniques.
2/21/202454 minutes, 6 seconds
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02-15-24 - Canning Homebrew

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and James get metal as they talk about canning your homebrew.
2/14/202453 minutes
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02-08-24 - Recipe Development, Belgian Single

Chris Colby joins James to formulate the recipe for a delicious Belgian-inspired beer and to taste James' Oat Malt Stout.
2/7/202444 minutes
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02-01-24 - Recipe Development, Grapefruit Soda Shandler

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing join James to formulate a refreshing hybrid brew and to sample Matt's Gingerbread Wit.
1/31/202454 minutes, 50 seconds
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01-25-24 - Mash Your Luck, Anglo Imperial Lager

Homebrewer Scott Housel helps James evaluate the Mash Your Luck beer from Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing - a UK-inspired high gravity lager.
1/24/202456 minutes, 12 seconds
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01-18-24 - Pink Dry Hopping Experiment

James and Steve taste an experiment comparing dry hops floating on top of and sunk into a pale ale.
1/17/20241 hour, 19 seconds
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01-11-24 - Formal Brewing Education

James talks to Andrew Burns of Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota about his course to bring homebrewers to the professional level.
1/10/202443 minutes, 34 seconds
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12-28-23 - Brewing Disasters

James and Steve delve into stories of brewing gone wrong from homebrewers from around the world and sample tasty homebrew from Scott Housel.
12/27/20231 hour, 55 minutes, 44 seconds
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12-21-23 - Saison Variations

Homebrewer Scott Housel shares five beers created from a single base saison with James and Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing.
12/20/202352 minutes, 56 seconds
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12-14-23 - Recipe Development, Oat Malt Stout

James and Chris Colby are joined by beer author and historian Peter Symons to evaluate the Pre-prohibition American Lager from a previous episode and formulate a Stout using malted oats.
12/13/202357 minutes, 27 seconds
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12-07-23 - Flyway Fayetteville

James and Steve visit with Kort Castleberry, who is now head brewer at New Province Brewing and Flyway Brewing's new Fayetteville, Arkansas, location about his dual responsibilities.
12/6/202344 minutes, 5 seconds
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11-30-23 - Recipe Development, Holiday Ale

Special guest Josh Secaur from Gambit Brewing in St. Paul joins James and Matt to compare Kentucky Commons and help formulate a Winter Ale recipe.
11/29/20231 hour, 10 minutes, 5 seconds
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11-16-23 - Hop Sampler - EKG vs Fuggle

James and Steve pit two traditional English favorite hops against each other and then blend them to see how they pair together. They also taste a listener-brewed beer with "Pink" hops.
11/15/202347 minutes, 35 seconds
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10-26-23 - Recipe Development, Kentucky Common

James talks to Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin as they sample the Arkansas Porch Steamer and formulate a beer based on a trip to Canada.
10/25/202354 minutes, 9 seconds
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10-19-23 - Hop Sampler - Vic Secret, Idaho 7, Nectaron

The Hop Sampler is back! James and Steve sample three delicious hops from Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S.
10/18/202354 minutes, 36 seconds
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10-12-23 - Blind Mice Revisited

We visit with Casey Letellier on the fifth anniversary of Ivory Bill Brewing and take a trip back in time to almost 18 years ago.
10/11/202343 minutes, 43 seconds
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09-28-23 - Man Made Meads

James and Steve are guests on Garrett Freeman's Man Made Mead show and sample some of his delicious meads.
9/27/202344 minutes, 13 seconds
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09-21-23 - Recipe Development, Smoked Rotbier

Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com joins James to develop a recipe for a smoked version of a Nuremberg Red Lager. They also taste James' Porter.
9/20/202345 minutes, 10 seconds
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09-14-23 - Fayetteville Beer Works

James and Steve head to Fayetteville Beer Works to talk to Brian O'Connell about his new brewery with no hot side brewing equipment.
9/13/202350 minutes, 40 seconds
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09-07-23 - Mash Your Luck

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing joins James to put a random spin on recipe development. James and Adam also talk pressure fermentation.
9/6/202358 minutes, 50 seconds
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08-31-23 - Recipe Development, California Common

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin joins James to formulate a hot porch version of the famous steamy style.
8/30/202346 minutes, 11 seconds
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08-24-23 - Recipe Development, Porter

Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com joins James to formulate a recipe for an old favorite style.
8/23/202357 minutes
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08-17-23 - Pressure Fermentation Experiment

Homebrewer Scott Housel shares an experiment with James and Steve testing the effects of fermenting under higher pressure.
8/16/202350 minutes, 9 seconds
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08-10-23 - Lost Cause Meadery

James, Steve and Tim Leber visit Lost Cause Meadery in San Diego to sample out-of-this-world meads and then get advice from founder Billy Beltz on making delicious meads at home.
8/9/202359 minutes, 57 seconds
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08-03-23 - Recipe Development, Red IPA

James and Matt Giovanisci from Brew Cabin formulate a hoppy red ale and sample Matt's Cold IPA.
8/2/202349 minutes, 14 seconds
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07-27-23 - All About Diacetyl

Alex Gruber, Tech Support Specialist at Imperial Yeast, gives us all the buttery details about diacetyl - what it is, where it comes from, and how to remove it from our beer.
7/26/202337 minutes, 14 seconds
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07-20-23 - Barrett Tillman of BlackMan Brewing

Barrett Tillman of BlackMan Brewing talks about nomadic brewing and forming partnerships to share his story and build his brand.
7/19/202344 minutes, 18 seconds
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07-13-23 - Fruit Extraction Experiment

Mead Man Tim Leber shares an experiment comparing three methods to extract fruit flavor for a beer or mead.
7/12/202343 minutes, 37 seconds
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07-06-23 - Recipe Development, Honey Peach IPA

Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com joins us to sample the Texas Table Beer and formulate a big peachy IPA.
7/5/202340 minutes, 39 seconds
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06-29-23 - Club Night San Diego

James and Steve meet new folks, catch up with old friends, and sample tasty things at San Diego Homebrew Con.
6/28/20231 hour, 19 minutes, 50 seconds
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06-15-23 - Mead Grab Bag, Part 02

Steve Wilkes and Tim Leber share meads in this third recording of a day of meads from the breakfast nook.
6/14/202338 minutes, 53 seconds
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06-08-23 - Ballpark Brew Fest

James and Steve head to Schaumburg, Illinois, to sample local brews and try Ken Kazmierski's hot dog beer in its native environment.
6/7/202359 minutes
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06-01-23 - Recipe Development, Cold IPA

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin joins James to formulate a Citra-forward hoppy IPA.
5/31/202359 minutes, 8 seconds
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05-25-23 - Metropolitan Brewing

Doug Hurst of Metropolitan Brewing in Chicago sits down with James, Steve, and Greig McGill to share samples and tips on brewing deliciously clean lagers.
5/24/202346 minutes, 27 seconds
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05-18-23 - Chicago Dog Beer Summit

James and Steve travel to Chicago to sample a vertical tasting of a homebrew with the flavors of an authentic Chicago Hot Dog.
5/17/202343 minutes
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05-11-23 - Recipe Development, Texas Table Beer

Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com joins James to design a recipe for a small and satisfying session beer.
5/10/202350 minutes, 16 seconds
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05-04-23 - Orthodox Farmhouse Brewing

James and Steve visit Orthodox Farmhouse Brewing in Washington County, Arkansas, and sample delicious beers with co-founder Jesse Gagnon.
5/3/20231 hour, 4 minutes, 56 seconds
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04-27-23 - Recipe Development, Pond Hopper Golden Ale

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin joins James to formulate a trans-continental beer based on British Golden Ale.
4/26/20231 hour, 43 seconds
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04-20-23 - Mead Grab Bag

Tim Leber and Steve Wilkes share some delicious meads they made with desert honey, spruce and cherries.
4/19/202351 minutes, 42 seconds
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04-13-23 - Interpreting Competition Results

James along with Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com help Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin make sense of his competition feedback.
4/12/202359 minutes, 38 seconds
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03-23-23 - Recipe Development, Dark Mild

Matt Giovanisci from Brew Cabin joins James to formulate a delicious dark session beer and to taste James' Italian Pilsner and Vienna Lager.
3/22/202355 minutes, 11 seconds
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02-16-23 - Frost Fest 2023, Part 1

James and Steve brave chilly weather and a bit of wind to sample delicious beers at the sold-out Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2/15/202343 minutes, 30 seconds
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01-12-23 - Social Project Brewing

James and Steve sample beers with head brewer Jamie Conway, now of Social Project Brewing, and brewery founder Chris Spence.
1/11/20231 hour, 1 minute, 29 seconds
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11-03-22 - Pressure Fermenting

Adam Ross from Twin Span Brewing in Iowa shares some beers with James and Steve that were fermented under higher pressure.
11/2/20221 hour, 15 minutes, 36 seconds
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10-06-22 - Dark Tincture Sampler 02

James and Steve sample a dark beer flavored with tinctures of five different flavors you probably don't associate with dark beers.
10/5/202253 minutes, 8 seconds
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09-01-22 - Recipe Development, Dry Stout

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing, walks us through formulating a recipe for a delicious dark beer.
8/31/202257 minutes, 24 seconds
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08-25-22 - Small Batch Home Malting

Sherwin Santiano of the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Center, who trains professional maltsters, gives us tips on malting our own barley at home.
8/24/20221 hour, 19 seconds
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08-11-22 - Hop Farm Brewing Pt. 2

We continue our conversation with Malcolm Frazer of Hop Farm Brewing in Pittsburgh with two English Milds and a NEIPA.
8/10/202246 minutes, 49 seconds
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06-16-22 - Dive Bär

North American transplants David Shotlander and Jonathan Klassen talk about brewing in Gland, Switzerland and taking their brewery to the next level.
6/15/202253 minutes, 33 seconds
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05-12-22 - Recipe Development - Yeast

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible, Methods of Modern Homebrewing, and How to Make Hard Seltzer, gives us an overview of using yeast in recipe development.
5/11/202256 minutes, 18 seconds
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04-28-22 - Recipe Development, Adjuncts

Chris Colby, author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing, gives us an overview of adjuncts used in developing recipes.
4/27/202259 minutes
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03-17-22 - Recipe Development from Story to Glass

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel and brewcabin.com talks about his approach taking abstract inspiration onto paper and into the fermenter.
3/16/20221 hour, 59 seconds
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02-10-22 - Ozark Beer Company Update

Andy Coates brings us up to date on hazy beers, small batch blended barrels, and new gear at Ozark.
2/9/202253 minutes, 45 seconds
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01-27-22 - Fermentation Troubleshooting

Alex Gruber from Imperial Organic Yeast technical support walks us through the process of diagnosing troubled fermentations.
1/26/202252 minutes, 50 seconds
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11-04-21 - Mountain Fork Brewery

Johann the Brewer from Mountain Fork Brewery talks about brewing traditionally-inspired beers with river water in southeastern Oklahoma.
11/3/202152 minutes, 50 seconds
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10-21-21 - Building a "Perfect" Keezer

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel walks us through how he built a keezer that is ideal for his home brewery.
10/20/202158 minutes, 7 seconds
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10-14-21 - Partigyle Techniques

Peter Symons, author of Guile Brews, talks about the process of using brewing software to design partigyle beers.
10/13/202154 minutes, 37 seconds
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09-30-21 - Natural State Beer Gold

We catch up with Mark and Ryan Smith at Natural State Beer following their taking GABF gold for their maibock.
9/29/202157 minutes, 45 seconds
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09-16-21 - Hop Oils with Scott Janish

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about his experiments adding hop oils to beer post-fermentation.
9/15/202151 minutes, 13 seconds
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08-12-21 - The Science of Kveik

Dr. Matt Winans, R and D Scientist at Imperial Organic Yeast, answers questions about traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast.
8/11/202153 minutes, 33 seconds
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05-13-21 - Hop Timing Experiment, Take Two

Homebrewer Brent Langdon shares his experiment comparing hops added at 30, 20, 10 and zero minutes in the boil.
5/12/202152 minutes, 39 seconds
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04-22-21 - Water Profile Sampler

Listener Dansey Nickel sent us three water profiles to try in the Malt Sampler recipe – malty, bitter and balanced. Can James and Steve taste the difference?
4/21/202138 minutes, 44 seconds
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04-15-21 - Wild Meads

Jake Gorton, brewhouse manager and packaging director of Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies, shares five techniques to use wild microbes to ferment honey.
4/14/202152 minutes, 54 seconds
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02-11-21 - Sugar Creek Malt Company

Caleb Michalke and John Beal from Sugar Creek Malt Company in Indiana talk about using traditional techniques to create some innovative malts.
2/10/202148 minutes, 7 seconds
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12-31-20 2020 Brewing Disasters

James and Steve round out a disastrous year with two full hours of brewing disaster letters from listeners.
12/30/20201 hour, 59 minutes, 36 seconds
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10-01-20 Dampfbier and Tepache

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing talks about a German barley beer pretending to be a wheat beer and a traditional Mexican pineapple drink.
9/30/202056 minutes, 24 seconds
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09-24-20 Gotahold Brewing

We head to Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to visit with Dave Hartmann and Wendy Reese Hartmann who decided to leave the big brewery life and get small.
9/23/202057 minutes, 46 seconds
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08-20-20 Carbon Dioxide

Chris Colby, author of How To Make Hard Seltzers, goes back to basics about our favorite brewing gas.
8/19/202039 minutes, 6 seconds
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07-16-20 Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout

Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls Brewing in San Antonio talks about his Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout and the social initiative connected with it.
7/15/202036 minutes, 45 seconds
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06-18-20 Space Time Mead and Cider Works

Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead and Cider shares four delicious beverages – three based on honey and one made from maple syrup.
6/17/202057 minutes, 52 seconds
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04-30-20 Keptinis and Other Oven Beers

Lars Marius Garshol, author of Larsblog and Historical Brewing Techniques – The Lost Art of Farmhouse Brewing, talks about his work documenting traditional beers and trying duplicate them at home.
4/29/202052 minutes, 52 seconds
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03-12-20 Guile Brews

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.
3/11/202057 minutes, 32 seconds
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03-05-20 Homebrew Con and AHA Update

Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins us to preview Homebrew Con in Nashville in June and other AHA-related topics.
3/4/202047 minutes, 52 seconds
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01-30-20 Hop Stand Length Experiment

James and Steve test the results of an experiment comparing different hop stand lengths in the Hop Sampler recipe.
1/29/202039 minutes, 2 seconds
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01-23-20 Dark Hills Gluten Free Brewery

Chris Nogy of Dark Hills Brewery talks about brewing gluten free beers on a farm in southern Missouri.
1/22/202049 minutes, 6 seconds
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01-16-20 Dry Hopping Hazy Pale Ales

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.
1/15/202051 minutes, 9 seconds
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01-02-20 Granola Bar Experiment

Brook Baber and Dave Bauter share their nine-part experiment using three different flavors of granola bar to brew beer.
1/1/202054 minutes, 57 seconds
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12-19-19 Annual Disaster Show

James and Steve get together to read 20 letters of brewing woe submitted by listeners.
12/18/20191 hour, 4 minutes, 13 seconds
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12-05-19 Simple Grain Bills

Casey Letellier from Ivory Bill Brewing talks about his strategy to move away from plain two-row to more interesting base malts.
12/4/201952 minutes, 39 seconds
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10-17-19 Lost Forty Visit

James visits with Grant Chandler, quality manager of Lost Forty Brewing, and samples beer from Arkansas' largest brewery.
10/16/201957 minutes, 23 seconds
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09-26-19 Brewing for Distilling

Aaron Mayer of Pine Bluffs Distilling talks about the process of brewing beer for spirits with local malt from Wyoming Malting Company.
9/25/201952 minutes, 31 seconds
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09-19-19 Hop Sampler - Liberty, Azacca, Jarrylo

James and Steve taste the twelfth in their series of comparing a set of three hops brewed in small batches.
9/18/201934 minutes, 7 seconds
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09-05-19 Boston Mountain Brewing

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.
9/4/201951 minutes, 56 seconds
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08-15-19 Hazy Beer Stability

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.
8/14/201942 minutes, 6 seconds
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07-11-19 RIBS NEIPA Yeast Experiment

Members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society share their experiment comparing six different yeast strains in New England IPAs.
7/10/201952 minutes, 24 seconds
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04-11-19 Sparrow Malting

Brad Coker is starting up a new craft malthouse in northwest Arkansas. He shares his techniques of malting small batches of grain at home.
4/10/201955 minutes, 6 seconds
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02-28-19 Astarte Bronze-Age-Style Beer

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.
2/27/201943 minutes, 39 seconds
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02-14-19 Golden Ale Yeast Experiment

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.
2/13/201942 minutes, 14 seconds
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08-09-18 Sake-Beer Hybrid

Homebrewer Kevin McEvoy shares his experiment combining sake and beer fermentations into a single beverage with components of each.
8/8/201848 minutes, 18 seconds
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07-19-18 Hop Sampler - UK Fuggle, German Hallertau and Perle

James and Steve taste the third in the Hop Sampler series, featuring hops from the UK and Germany.
7/18/201844 minutes, 55 seconds
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04-19-18 JoCo Brown Ale and Gose Experiments

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.
4/18/201844 minutes, 13 seconds
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04-12-18 Crisis Brewing

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.
4/11/201856 minutes, 22 seconds
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04-05-18 Brewing Darker Beers

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives us rants and tips for brewing beers with dark grains.
4/4/201851 minutes, 35 seconds
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03-15-18 RIS Collaboration

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.
3/14/201841 minutes, 31 seconds
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03-08-18 DC Homebrewers Adjunct Experiment

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.
3/7/201852 minutes, 7 seconds
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03-01-18 Hop Stand Temperature Experiment

James and Steve sample and evaluate a small batch experiment comparing three beers brewed with hop stands set at different temperatures.
2/28/201846 minutes, 32 seconds
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11-02-17 Saison Yeast Experiment

Homebrewer Joe Covey shares his Saison experiment comparing a split wort fermented with Safbrew T-58 and Danstar Belle Saison yeasts.
11/1/201751 minutes, 24 seconds
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10-12-17 Ancient Sumerian Happy Juice

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.
10/11/201743 minutes, 9 seconds
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08-10-17 Ryan Richardson Mead

Ryan Richardson of The Mead House podcast shares half a dozen fun and delicious meads.
8/9/201752 minutes, 42 seconds
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07-27-17 Home Lab Yeast Analysis

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.
7/26/201750 minutes, 6 seconds
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03-09-17 Kettle Fermentation

Homebrewer Scott Koue shares his experience in fermenting beer in the same kettle that he used to boil the wort.
3/8/201745 minutes, 14 seconds
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01-05-17 Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porter

James and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.
1/4/201736 minutes, 59 seconds
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12-08-16 Holiday Brewing Time Management

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.
12/7/201650 minutes, 25 seconds
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11-10-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part Two

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.
11/9/201648 minutes, 51 seconds
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10-20-16 Competition Cream Ales

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.
10/19/201643 minutes, 42 seconds
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09-29-16 Brewing Local - American Grown Beer

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.
9/28/20161 hour, 1 minute, 51 seconds
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04-28-16 Chris White NZ Keynote

White Labs Yeast founder, Dr. Chris White, shares some yeast science and practical homebrewing advice at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.
4/27/201659 minutes, 38 seconds
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04-21-16 NZ Sour Panel

In this panel from the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference, pro and home brewers share advice and experience in brewing delicious sour beers.
4/20/201644 minutes, 2 seconds
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04-14-16 How Enzymes Work

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.
4/13/201657 minutes, 32 seconds
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01-7-16 Tonsmeire Recipe Tips

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares his ten tips of what to consider when coming up with a beer recipe.
1/6/201656 minutes, 25 seconds
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12-17-15 Gruit Blending Experiment

Homebrewer Dan McCarthy shares ten gruits, and James and Steve sample to find the perfect blend.
12/16/201556 minutes, 56 seconds
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10-22-15 Beer Dispensing Systems

Homebrewer Phil Proctor shares tips on setting up elaborate beer dispensing systems and on designing a homemade glycol chiller.
10/21/201554 minutes, 37 seconds
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07-30-15 Black Malt and Man Boobs

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"?
7/29/201548 minutes, 39 seconds
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05-21-15 Stout Chemistry Brulosophy Experiment

Malcolm Frazer, contributor to Brulosophy.com, shares his experiment brewing a dry Irish stout with water chemistry suited for stouts and for pale ales.
5/20/201551 minutes, 7 seconds
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05-14-15 Sewage Brewage

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.
5/13/201547 minutes, 13 seconds
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05-07-15 Sour Beer Cider Hybrids

Homebrewer James Sites shares two tasty brews that are blends of sour beers and ciders with fruit.
5/6/201550 minutes, 24 seconds
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04-30-15 Ginger Trifecta

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.
4/29/201553 minutes, 49 seconds
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04-23-15 Porch Experiments

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.
4/22/201540 minutes, 50 seconds
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03-19-15 Brewing with Maple

Homebrewer Ryan Leamy from Vermont talks about making maple wine and maple beers and gives us some background on where maple syrup comes from.
3/18/201552 minutes, 39 seconds
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02-19-15 High Gravity Mash Inefficiency

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.
2/18/201550 minutes, 29 seconds
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01-29-15 Bike Rack Brewing Company

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.
1/28/201545 minutes, 1 second
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01-22-15 Kriek: 3 Step Fermentation

Matt Miller, AKA Dr. Lambic, explains his approach to fermenting lambics - with a fermentation step each for Lactobacillus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces.
1/21/201555 minutes, 3 seconds
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01-08-15 BrewTubers and the SJPorr Challenge

SJPorr from YouTube joins us to talk about the YouTube brewing community and the ambitious competition that bears his name.
1/7/201549 minutes, 35 seconds
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01-01-15 Homebrew Disasters

James and Steve read listener letters detailing homebrewing disasters from the past year.
12/31/20141 hour, 39 minutes, 28 seconds
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11-6-14 Beer and Food Course

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.
11/5/201444 minutes, 48 seconds
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10-23-14 Foraging with Scratch Brewing

Ryan Tockstein of Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illinois, talks about using local ingredients, including those foraged in the woods around his brewery.
10/22/201448 minutes, 15 seconds
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07-31-14 No Chill Aging Experiment

Homebrewer Bob Stempski shares his experiment comparing beers brewed with no-chill worts aged for eight and four months with a fresh batch.
7/30/201440 minutes, 17 seconds
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07-03-14 Michael Tonsmeire at Club Night

The Mad Fermentationist talks about his new book, "American Sour Beers," as we take a tour of sour homebrew at the National Homebrewers Conference.
7/2/201449 minutes, 40 seconds
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05-08-14 Hopping Technique Experiment

Homebrewer David Curtis shares his experiment comparing mash hopping, first wort hopping and traditional 60-minute boil hopping.
5/7/201444 minutes, 19 seconds
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02-27-14 Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 3

Toxicologist Paul joins us for the third part of our exploration of whether our ingredients, processes, or equipment are hazardous.
2/26/201456 minutes, 28 seconds
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02-13-14 Sourdough Beer Experiment

Homebrewer Karl Kornfeld talks about his experiment brewing a beer using only sourdough starter for yeast. He also shares a Star Trek inspired beer.
2/12/201438 minutes, 47 seconds
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12-12-13 Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 2

Toxicologist Paul joins us again to follow up on your questions about possible toxic materials in homebrew.
12/11/201355 minutes, 25 seconds
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11-21-13 Blending Braggots

James and Steve blend finished beers and honey beverages before bottling to find a tasty braggot.
11/20/201340 minutes, 27 seconds
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10-17-13 Homebrew Graf

Homebrewers Brook Baber and David Bauter share fruit beers inspired by Stephen King, brewed with apple and pineapple juice.
10/16/201352 minutes, 20 seconds
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10-03-13 Ozark Beer Company

James heads to formerly dry Benton County, Arkansas, with Andy Sparks to visit with Andy Coates of Ozark Beer Company and sample some homebrews.
10/2/201352 minutes, 17 seconds
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09-19-13 Starting a Brewery

Dick Cantwell, author of The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, talks about going pro.
9/18/201350 minutes, 10 seconds
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09-05-13 The Flip Side

James and Steve have a serious conversation with a very good friend who wants to share a cautionary tale.
9/4/201338 minutes, 50 seconds
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07-25-13 Forest and Main Brewery

Our tour of the Philadelphia area continues with a visit to Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Forest and Main brewery.
7/24/201339 minutes, 18 seconds
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07-11-13 Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill

Our tour of the Philadelphia area begins with tasty beers at the Maple Shade, New Jersey, location of Iron Hill and brewer Chris LaPierre.
7/10/201344 minutes, 31 seconds
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05-09-13 Gordon Strong on Competitions

Gordon Strong, president of the Beer Judge Certification Program and author of Brewing Better Beer, joins us to talk about entering and judging competitions.
5/8/20131 hour, 4 minutes, 40 seconds
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04-25-13 Homebrewer's Garden

Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher, authors of The Homebrewer's Garden, join us to answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter.
4/24/201351 minutes, 28 seconds
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03-28-13 Colorado Malting Company

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.
3/27/201352 minutes, 18 seconds
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03-14-13 West Mountain Brewing

Andy Coates, brewer of West Mountain Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talks about his current position and plans for launching a new brewery.
3/13/201342 minutes, 17 seconds
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01-17-13 Specialty Grain Experiment

Homebrewer Darnell Brawner shares his experiment looking at how Carastan, crystal 40, and crystal 60 affect the same recipe.
1/16/201351 minutes, 27 seconds
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12-20-12 Brewing Disasters

James and Steve share tales of woe from listeners in our annual Brewing Disasters episode.
12/19/20121 hour, 16 minutes, 55 seconds
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12-06-12 Filtering Homebrew

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.
12/5/201239 minutes, 10 seconds
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09-13-12 Saddlebock Brewing

We continue our series on the emerging craft beer culture in northwest Arkansas with Steve Rehbock of Saddlebock Brewing.
9/12/201245 minutes, 10 seconds
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08-23-12 Gorst Valley Hops Visit

James pays a visit to the experimental hopyard of Gorst Valley Hops in Wisconsin to talk to horticulturist James Altwies.
8/22/201238 minutes, 1 second
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06-28-12 Fruit Mead Experiment

Home brewer Tim Leber shares his experiment comparing fruit added to a mead in the primary and in the secondary.
6/27/201245 minutes, 57 seconds
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04-19-12 Andy's Barrel

Andy Sparks talks about his new eight-gallon bourbon barrel and his plans for the first beer to go inside it.
4/18/201245 minutes, 26 seconds
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03-01-12 Hop Infused Vodka

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.
2/29/201240 minutes, 13 seconds
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01-05-12 Trub Experiment Intro

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, starts the year off with a new collaborative experiment and tips on tweaking your process.
1/4/201247 minutes, 38 seconds
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12-22-11 Homebrew Disasters

James and Steve read letters from listeners about batches of brew that didn't go the way they had been planned.
12/21/20111 hour, 8 minutes, 35 seconds
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12-15-11 Homebrew Invasion

Brewers Kasey Loman and Jen Royer invade the home of non-brewers and brew up a batch of beer.
12/14/201148 minutes, 55 seconds
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11-03-11 No Sparge Brewing

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, fills us in on the technique of mashing with all your brewing water and not rinsing.
11/2/201150 minutes, 49 seconds
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09-29-11 Fermenter Experiment and Lager Yeast

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.
9/28/201145 minutes, 1 second
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07-14-11 HAZE Hop Experiment

Members of the Hangtown Association of Zymurgy Enthusiasts (HAZE) of Placerville, California share their experiment comparing three hop varieties' flavor and aroma characteristics.
7/13/201152 minutes, 48 seconds
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05-26-11 BYO-BBR Glassware Experiment

Will glassware affect the character of your beer? Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins James and Steve to investigate.
5/25/20111 hour, 30 seconds
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05-05-11 Gluten Free Brewing

Desiree Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa tells us about her quest to brew the perfect gluten free beer.
5/4/201154 minutes, 53 seconds
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04-14-11 New Experiments and Scandinavian Brewing

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, helps James launch two new collaborative experiments and talks about Scandinavian beers.
4/13/201140 minutes, 28 seconds
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03-03-11 BYO-BBR Conversion Experiment

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.
3/2/201155 minutes, 20 seconds
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01-20-11 BYO-BBR Mashing Experiment

James talks with Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, as they examine the data from the sixth BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment.
1/19/201151 minutes, 2 seconds
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12-16-10 Barrel Aging Update

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender continue their visit with an update on their barrel aged beers.
12/15/201049 minutes, 54 seconds
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02-11-10 Pale Ale Yeast Experiment - Basic Brewing Radio

Home brewer Scott Mathis shares his experiment splitting a pale ale wort and fermenting it with six different yeasts.
2/11/201052 minutes, 46 seconds
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10-08-09 Solera Brewing and Barrel Aging - Basic Brewing Radio

Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire and fellow brewer Nathan Zeender talk about their experiments with solera brewing and barrel aging.
10/8/200950 minutes, 14 seconds
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10-01-09 Longshot 2009 and GABF ProAm - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
10/1/200958 minutes, 32 seconds
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09-17-09 Build-a-beer Experiment and Fred Eckhardt - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
9/17/200946 minutes, 51 seconds
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09-10-09 Partially Crazy - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
9/10/200949 minutes, 16 seconds
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07-30-09 Yeast Biology and History - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
7/30/200948 minutes, 9 seconds
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04-23-09 Brewing on a Budget - Basic Brewing Radio

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, shares tips to make the already-economical process of home brewing even more efficient.
4/23/200950 minutes, 54 seconds
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03-05-09 Wine Kit Pyment - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
3/5/200957 minutes, 25 seconds
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02-26-09 Carboy Top Cropping - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
2/26/200938 minutes, 42 seconds
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01-29-09 German Techniques - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
1/29/200948 minutes, 32 seconds
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01-22-09 Firestone Walker Vertical - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
1/22/200950 minutes, 26 seconds
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01-01-09 End of the Year Barleywine - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
1/1/200950 minutes, 9 seconds
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11-06-08 GABF Grab Bag - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
11/6/200846 minutes, 30 seconds
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10-16-08 LongShot 2008 Winners - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
10/16/200845 minutes, 6 seconds
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10-09-08 Late Season Hop Care and Listener E-mail - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
10/9/200855 minutes, 2 seconds
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09-11-08 Understanding Attenuation - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
9/11/200852 minutes, 32 seconds
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08-21-08 Stretching Hops - Basic Brewing Radio

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.
8/21/200850 minutes, 26 seconds
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07-10-08 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Wrapup Pt. 2

Our National Homebrewers Conference coverage from Cincinnati continues. We have interviews with Ant Hayes, Greg Doss, Ray Daniels, Ken Schramm and Craig Ballenger.
7/10/200849 minutes, 34 seconds
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05-08-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Dandelion Wine

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.
5/8/200850 minutes, 37 seconds
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04-24-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Homegrown Hops Revisited

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, answers questions from listeners about growing hops in containers and other home growing issues.
4/24/200848 minutes, 59 seconds
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03-13-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Belgian Sugar Experiment II

The Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire leads us through the second round of his tasty experiments using different sugars in Belgian Beers.
3/13/200856 minutes, 21 seconds
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03-06-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Italian Style

Italian home brewer and beer podcaster Tony Manzi gives us a virtual tour of the beer and home brewing scene in his country.
3/6/200845 minutes, 45 seconds
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02-28-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Hop Update and Hybrid Sparging

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.
2/28/200849 minutes, 39 seconds
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02-14-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Homebrew History

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.
2/14/200850 minutes, 45 seconds
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02-07-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Advanced Yeast Handling

Home brewer Anthony Fischer gives James and Steve an overview of advanced yeast storage and propagation techniques he uses in the lab.
2/7/200849 minutes, 36 seconds
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01-03-08 Basic Brewing Radio - Leftover Brewday

Andy Sparks and Steve Wilkes join James on the patio to brew a partigyle session with leftover ingredients.
1/3/200846 minutes, 32 seconds
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12-20-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Worth Brewing Company

Peter Ausenhus of Worth Brewing Company in Northwood, Iowa talks to us about how he's running a professional brewery with homebrew-scale equipment.
12/20/200743 minutes, 6 seconds
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11-29-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Making Sake

Bob Taylor of Anchorage, Alaska shares his knowledge of sake and how he makes it at home during long Alaskan winters.
11/29/200743 minutes, 3 seconds
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10-25-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Sam Adams LongShot 2007 Winners

Jeff Bearer of Craft Beer Radio reports on the winners of the Samuel Adams LongShot homebrew competition at GABF.
10/25/200749 minutes, 28 seconds
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08-16-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewer Thomas Larsen

Thomas Larsen of Wynkoop Brewing Company in Denver gives us his take on making wonderful beers with interesting ingredients.
8/16/200733 minutes, 36 seconds
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07-26-07 Basic Brewing Radio - NHC Grab Bag

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.
7/26/200741 minutes, 48 seconds
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04-26-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Software

We read listener reviews of brewing software, and Andy Sparks talks about the Boulder Strong Ale Festival.
4/26/200756 minutes, 47 seconds
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04-12-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Batch Sparging with Denny Conn

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.
4/12/200752 minutes, 1 second
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03-15-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Steven Pauwels of Boulevard

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.
3/15/200747 minutes, 3 seconds
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03-01-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Home Malting

Chris Colby of Brew Your Own magazine tells how we can turn seed into malt in our own kitchens.
3/1/200745 minutes, 17 seconds
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02-22-07 Basic Brewing Radio - KC Club Competition

We travel to Kansas City, Missouri (actually Olathe, Kansas) to attend the 24th annual homebrew competition of the Kansas City Biermeisters.
2/22/200730 minutes, 50 seconds
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02-08-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing Organic

Amelia Slayton from Seven Bridges Cooperative joins us to tell us about brewing with organic ingredients and why we should consider it.
2/8/200741 minutes, 2 seconds
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01-18-07 Basic Brewing Radio - Gluten Free Brewing

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.
1/18/200744 minutes, 19 seconds
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12-07-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Ambitious Brew Part Two

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.
12/7/200655 minutes, 29 seconds
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10-12-06 Basic Brewing Radio - GABF Beer Judging Demonstration

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.
10/12/200656 minutes, 19 seconds
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09-28-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Our Chat with Charlie Papazian

We join homebrew guru Charlie Papazian near a beautiful stream at his house to share his homebrew and his thoughts about the hobby.
9/28/200643 minutes, 54 seconds
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09-14-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Making Ciders and Countertop Mashing

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.
9/14/20061 hour, 1 second
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09-07-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Single-Hop Small Batch Experiment

Andy Sparks and Steve Wilkes join James to taste the results of homebrewer Michael Tonsmeire's single-hop small batch experiment.
9/7/200649 minutes, 53 seconds
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08-31-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Brewing with the Ginger Beer Plant

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.
8/31/200658 minutes, 24 seconds
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04-13-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Mini-mashing or Partial Mashing

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.
4/13/200634 minutes, 35 seconds
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03-16-06 Basic Brewing Radio - Hot Side Aeration

We travel to Austin, Texas to taste the results of Brian Warren's experiment on Hot Side Aeration.
3/16/200638 minutes, 32 seconds
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01-12-06 Basic Brewing Radio - A Six Pack of IPA

James Spencer and Steve Wilkes brew an experimental six pack's worth of extract IPA on the stovetop.
1/12/200649 minutes, 27 seconds
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07-23-20 Low ABV Using Extreme Mash Temps

Homebrewer Mark Stevens shares an experiment using extreme low and high mash temps to limit the alcohol on tasty pale ales.
40 minutes, 47 seconds
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07-30-20 Hop Sampler, Galaxy and Centennial Blend

James and Steve blindly sample small batches with two delicious and popular hops by themselves and a third batch that's a blend between the two.
46 minutes, 15 seconds
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04-06-23 - Steamed Strawberry Experiment

Mead Man Tim Leber shares an experiment comparing yeast strains in a strawberry mead and introduces us to steam juicing.
4/5/202351 minutes, 49 seconds
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03-30-23 - Origami Sake

James heads to his hometown to meet with Ben Bell and Justin Potts, who are building Origami Sake to brew with Arkansas rice.
3/29/202358 minutes, 4 seconds
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08-28-14 Funky Apple Blossom

Brewer Nathan Traw of Apple Blossom Brewing Company shares some funky beers, including one fermented with sourdough starter.
47 minutes, 7 seconds
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03-16-23 - Recipe Development, Helles Bock

Chris Colby, editor of beerandgardeningjournal.com and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, joins James to come up with a recipe for a big golden lager.
3/15/202354 minutes
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03-09-23 - Currant Mead Experiment

James and Steve taste a mead experiment with Tim Leber comparing white, red, and black currants. Also, they sample a delicious lychee blossom honey mead.
3/8/202359 minutes, 17 seconds
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03-02-23 - Frost Fest 2023, Part 3

James and Steve finish their rounds at Frost Fest to talk to brewers about brewing hoppy beers, sour beers, and thriving as small-scale brewers.
3/1/202352 minutes, 51 seconds
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02-23-23 - Frost Fest 2023, Part 2

James and Steve continue to brave the slightly chilly weather to sample delicious beers and talk to talented brewers at Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
2/22/202349 minutes, 15 seconds
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02-09-23 - Boston Mountain Brewing and Supply

James and Steve sample tasty beers with Matt Thompson and Daniel Stubblefield at their recently combined brewery and homebrew shop.
2/8/20231 hour, 5 minutes, 6 seconds
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02-02-23 - Recipe Development, Italian Pilsner

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin joins James to formulate a recipe for a hoppy version of the traditional German Pilsner.
2/1/202356 minutes, 18 seconds
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01-26-23 - Recipe Development, Amber Lagers

Chris Colby, author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible and editor of beerandgardeningjournal.com, walks us through formulating two delicious amber beers.
1/25/202347 minutes, 32 seconds
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01-19-23 - Brewing with Birch

Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew and brewingnordic.com, tells us how to use every part of the birch tree to make delicious beers.
1/18/202348 minutes, 13 seconds
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01-05-23 - Mead and Cider Roundup

James and Steve sample non-beer things they've made recently and experiment with ways to add sweetness and acidity at serving time.
1/4/202357 minutes, 16 seconds
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12-29-22 - Brewing Disasters 2022

James and Steve read tales of brewing gone bad from listeners, and they drink some delicious homebrew to pair with it from Scott Housel.
12/28/20221 hour, 39 minutes, 30 seconds
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12-15-22 - Homebrew Evolution

James visits with Marshall Schott, founder of Brulosophy, about the state of homebrewing and the advancements we've seen in the past several years.
12/14/202259 minutes, 51 seconds
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12-08-22 - Recipe Development, Raspberry Wheat

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and editor of beerandgardeningjournal.com, tastes James' winter ale and formulates a recipe for a raspberry wheat.
12/7/202254 minutes, 6 seconds
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12-01-22 - Adam's Winter Grab Bag

Adam Ross from Twin Span Brewing shares four delicious beers and a tasty seltzer that use a variety of brewing techniques.
11/30/20221 hour, 1 minute, 31 seconds
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11-17-22 - Recipe Development, Belgian Tripel

Matt Giovanisci from Brew Cabin joins James to sample a Belgian Wit and plan a delicious Belgian Tripel.
11/16/20221 hour, 17 minutes, 4 seconds
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11-10-22 - Holiday Tincture Sampler

James and Steve sample some seasonal tinctures in a holiday beer that James and Chris Colby formulated on this show last month.
11/9/202248 minutes, 2 seconds
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10-27-22 - Mead Oak Experiment

Mead man Tim Leber leads James and Steve through an experiment comparing American, French and Hungarian Oak in a simple mead.
10/26/20221 hour, 2 minutes, 59 seconds
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10-20-22 - Rose's Beer Garden

James and some old friends join Rose Schweikhart in the Beer Park next to Superior Bathhouse Brewery to sample beers in a National Park.
10/19/202254 minutes, 35 seconds
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10-13-22 - Recipe Development, Holiday Ale

Chris Colby of beerandgardeningjournal.com walks James through the process of formulating a recipe for a spiced holiday beer.
10/12/202259 minutes, 1 second
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09-29-22 - Recipe Development, Belgian Wit

James and Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin taste Matt's American Amber Ale and collaborate on an unconventional Belgian Witbier recipe.
9/28/20221 hour, 9 minutes, 11 seconds
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09-15-22 - Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

James and Steve head to the parking lot of High Gravity Fermentations to sample beers at the Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational.
9/14/20221 hour, 25 minutes, 54 seconds
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09-08-22 - Oklahoma Beer, A Handcrafted History

Brian Welzbacher, Oklahoma beer historian, talks about the challenging history of beer and brewing in the Sooner State.
9/7/202254 minutes, 12 seconds
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08-18-22 - Mead Day Chat

Ricky the Meadmaker of Groennfell and Havoc meaderies joins James and Steve on Mead Day Eve to chat about their favorite honey beverages.
8/17/20221 hour
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08-04-22 - Hop Farm Brewing Pt. 1

Malcolm Frazer and Melissa Larrick from Hop Farm Brewing in Pittsburgh lead us through a delicious flight of lighter colored beers.
8/3/20221 hour, 5 minutes, 58 seconds
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07-28-22 - Judging Ciders

Matt Jannett of Fenn Valley Vineyards talks about his life as a winemaker and a recent experience judging a cider competition.
7/27/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 7 seconds
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07-21-22 - Pittsburgh Club Night

We hit the floor (not literally) at Homebrew Con Club Night in Pittsburgh to try delicious traditional and not-so-traditional beers and meads.
7/20/20221 hour, 10 minutes, 34 seconds
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07-14-22 - Homebrew Sake and Hybridizing Yeast

We join Dr. Matt Winans of Imperial Organic Yeast R and D at Homebrew Con in Pittsburgh to talk making sake at home and Imperial's work to combine different yeast strains into a new one.
7/13/202246 minutes, 30 seconds
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07-07-22 - Recipe Development, American Amber Ale

Matt Giovanisci joins James to collaborate on formulating a recipe from scratch for a hoppy American favorite.
7/6/20221 hour, 1 minute, 27 seconds
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06-30-22 - Homebrew Con Day One

We head to Pittsburgh for Homebrew Con and collect a series of fun and informative interviews from day one of the conference.
6/29/20221 hour, 3 minutes, 14 seconds
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06-09-22 - Vaulted Oak Brewing

We head to Charlotte, North Carolina, to celebrate the first anniversary of Vaulted Oak Brewing with brewer David Carey and co-founder Kiel Arrington.
6/8/202255 minutes, 39 seconds
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06-02-22 - Dark Tincture Sampler

James and Steve go dark as they test tinctures of toasted coconut, mint, and wild blueberries in a darker beer.
6/1/202247 minutes, 26 seconds
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05-19-22 - Italian Grape Ale

Our Italy correspondent, Tony Manzi of the UBeeRadio podcast, introduces us to the world of Italian Grape Ale – a sometimes tart and funky intersection of wine and beer.
5/18/202256 minutes, 50 seconds
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05-05-22 - Brewing with Kernza

Casey Letellier of Ivory Bill Brewing in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, talks about brewing with Kernza – the first perennial grain. Casey also talks about his recipe development strategy.
5/4/202253 minutes, 11 seconds
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04-21-22 - Recipe Development, Water Made Simple

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin blog and YouTube channel shares his simplified approach to brewing water chemistry.
4/20/202255 minutes, 31 seconds
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04-14-22 - Recipe Development, Tonsmeire on Hops

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about his hopping strategies in modern hoppy beers.
4/13/202257 minutes, 43 seconds
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04-07-22 - Citrus Zest Tincture Sampler

James and Steve sample tinctures made with lime, Meyer lemon, and organic Minneola tangelo. We also sample Ivory Bill Meyer Lemon Wheat and talk to brewer Casey Letellier about it.
4/6/202250 minutes, 4 seconds
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03-31-22 - Recipe Development - Specialty Malts and Grains

Chris Colby, author of the Home Brew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing, walks us through the most commonly used specialty malts and grains.
3/30/202256 minutes, 9 seconds
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03-24-22 - Twelve Top Tasting Tips

Briony Liebich from flavourlogic.com give us some great advice on honing our senses when we taste our favorite beverage.
3/23/202250 minutes, 33 seconds
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03-10-22 - Recipe Development and Base Malts

Chris Colby, author of The Home Brew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing, gives us an overview of the most basic of beer ingredients.
3/9/202256 minutes, 24 seconds
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03-03-22 - Fruit Tincture Sampler

James and Steve use tincures made from dark sweet cherries, strawberries and jalapeños to liven up a basic pale ale.
3/2/202247 minutes, 38 seconds
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02-24-22 - Recipe Development By the Numbers

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing, explains the numbers related to writing recipes and brewing beer.
2/23/202249 minutes, 38 seconds
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02-17-22 - Brewing with Rye

Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew and brewingnordic.com, talks about the challenges and rewards of brewing with rye.
2/16/202251 minutes, 15 seconds
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02-03-22 - Pepper Tincture Sampler

James and Steve play with tinctures made with dried chilis to dose into a tasty little pale ale.
2/2/202253 minutes, 50 seconds
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01-20-22 - Julia Herz, AHA Executive Director

We get to know Julia Herz as she takes the reins as Executive Director of the American Homebrewers Association.
1/19/202244 minutes, 44 seconds
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01-13-22 - Ponche Barleywine and Pressure Brewing

Adam Ross from Twin Span Brewing talks about his barleywine infused with Mexican punch along with a rosemary and spruce beer and brewing under pressure.
1/12/202243 minutes, 50 seconds
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01-06-22 - Old Toe Sucker

James attends a brew day at Fossil Cove Brewing to witness the recreation of a historic New Albion Brewing recipe with craft beer pioneer Jack McAuliffe.
1/5/202246 minutes, 29 seconds
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12-30-21 - Annual Disaster Show

It's the longest one ever! James and Steve sit on the porch and read a stack of stories about brewing gone wrong sent in by listeners from around the world.
12/29/20211 hour, 59 minutes, 22 seconds
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12-09-21 - Juleol

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about traditional Christmas beers from Norway.
12/8/202144 minutes, 52 seconds
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12-02-21 - Beer Yeast Sampler

James and Steve compare beers made with Active Dry and Rapid Rise bread yeast against one made with US-05.
12/1/202151 minutes, 57 seconds
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11-18-21 - U. S. Open Beer Championship

Dow Scoggins and Michael Conger from the U. S. Open Beer Championship talk about their competition and give a bit of advice for competing and judging.
11/17/202158 minutes, 29 seconds
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11-11-21 - Expanding Crisis

Sean Slape of Crisis Brewing Company catches us up on his work to expand his once tiny brewery into a successful small brewery through brewing delicious beers.
11/10/202154 minutes, 13 seconds
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10-28-21 - Space Yeast Mead

Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead and Cider Works shares a mead made with yeast sent to the edge of space along with three other delicious meads.
10/27/202157 minutes, 19 seconds
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10-07-21 - Hatch Wit and Steve's Shop

Steve shares a Belgian Wit chili pepper experiment and sums up his time as owner of Steve's Brew Shop.
10/6/202157 minutes, 16 seconds
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09-23-21 - Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

We travel to Tulsa to sample beers from the Oklahoma breweries gathered for the festival in High Gravity's parking lot.
9/22/202153 minutes, 7 seconds
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09-09-21 - Dark Sugar Sampler

James and Steve brave the summertime hot porch to sample three Belgian-inspired beers brewed with offbeat dark sugars.
9/8/202144 minutes, 49 seconds
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09-02-21 - Eureka Springs Brewery

Father-son team Jeff and Matt Joseph are building on years of homebrewing experience in their brewery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
9/1/202139 minutes, 10 seconds
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08-26-21 - Brewing with Cannabis

Dr. Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon and CERIA Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis, gives us tips on brewing non-alcoholic beers and adding THC.
8/25/202157 minutes, 34 seconds
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08-19-21 - Forms of Fruit

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing presents the pros and cons of a long list of different forms of fruit for use in brewing.
8/18/20211 hour, 2 minutes, 34 seconds
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08-05-21 - Beer Yeast Meads

Steve shares three delicious meads he made this past year with different strains of yeast typically used for brewing beer.
8/4/202156 minutes, 59 seconds
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07-29-21 - Core Barrels, Seltzers, and Canned Cocktails

Steve and James pay a visit to Core Brewing in Springdale, Arkansas, to sample some big barrel-aged beers, refreshing hard seltzers, and ready-to-drink cocktails.
7/28/202158 minutes, 30 seconds
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07-22-21 - Creature Craft Soda

We talk to Kim Welch of Creature Craft Soda in Joplin, Missouri, about her innovative kombucha, water kefir and other delicious fermented products.
7/21/202154 minutes, 3 seconds
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07-15-21 - Water Profile Sampler - 100 Percent Wheat

James and Steve taste wheat beers with malty, bitter, and balanced water profiles. They also add a fourth with filtered tap water.
7/14/202151 minutes, 3 seconds
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07-08-21 - The "Perfect" NEIPA

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel talks about his three-year quest to brew his perfect example of a New England IPA.
7/7/202156 minutes, 47 seconds
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06-24-21 - Biotransformation and GM Yeast

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about new genetically-engineered yeast strains designed to unlock more hop flavor and aroma in beers.
6/23/202151 minutes, 33 seconds
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06-17-21 - Five Honeys, Five Meads

Meadmaker Tim Leber takes James and Steve through a tasting of meads made with five honeys: sweet clover, coriander blossom, carrot blossom, quince blossom, and mustard blossom.
6/16/20211 hour, 1 minute, 32 seconds
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06-10-21 - CERIA Non-Alcoholic and Cannabis-Infused Beers

Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer, talks about his latest venture bringing cannabis products to brewing.
6/9/20211 hour, 3 minutes, 37 seconds
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06-03-21 - Partial Mash Promulgation

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, says partial mashing is still relevant in today's homebrewing world.
6/2/202145 minutes, 16 seconds
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05-27-21 - Water Profile Sampler - RO and Roasted Barley

James and Steve take another run at comparing malty, balanced and bitter water profiles. This time with reverse osmosis water and a bit of roasted barley.
5/26/202136 minutes, 8 seconds
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05-20-21 - Kegging with Dave

Dave Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa (highgravitybrew.com) answers listener questions about kegging equipment and techniques.
5/19/202152 minutes, 4 seconds
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05-06-21 - Adam's Grab Bag

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa shares an Oyster Stout, a Brut IPA with Wine Must, a Hoppy Maibock, and a big Belgian-style Quad.
5/5/202156 minutes, 28 seconds
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04-29-21 - Pre-Prohibition Beers

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa introduces us to two examples of beers that are inspired by brewing before prohibition.
4/28/202154 minutes, 57 seconds
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04-08-21 - Hairless Dog NA

Jeff Hollander, CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing Company, talks about brewing a beer with craft character and no alcohol.
4/7/202148 minutes, 49 seconds
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04-01-21 - Colby's Spring Brews

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and The Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about his favorite beers to brew as the weather warms up.
3/31/202148 minutes, 18 seconds
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03-25-21 - Brew in a Ziplock Bag

Homebrewer Johannes Fahrenkrug ads a twist (or maybe a zip) to brewing with sous vide by mashing inside Ziplock bags.
3/24/202148 minutes, 16 seconds
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03-18-21 - Brewing with Fruit Purees

Chris Hodge of Oregon Fruit Products answers listener questions about using fruit purees in beer and mead.
3/17/202147 minutes, 46 seconds
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03-11-21 - Apple Blossom Reborn

James sits down to sample a flight with Alton Huebner, brewer of the newly-reopened Apple Blossom Brewing Company.
3/10/202146 minutes, 4 seconds
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03-04-21 - Cider-Graf Malt and Yeast Experiment

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares his ambitious experiment brewing graf with apple juice along with four malt extracts and five yeast strains.
3/3/202146 minutes, 31 seconds
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02-25-21 - Sugar Creek Malt Sampler

James and Steve sample small batches brewed with specialty malts from Sugar Creek Malt Company – lavender smoke, crystal rye, and bourbon barrel aged chocolate malt.
2/24/202147 minutes, 27 seconds
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02-18-21 - Swedish Hop Sampler

James and Steve taste small batches with Swedish hops sent by listener Marcus: Svalof Mauritz, Korsta and Hulla Norrgard.
2/17/202158 minutes, 10 seconds
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02-04-21 - Wort Tests

Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast walks us through three standard procedures to test the quality of our wort.
2/3/202147 minutes, 40 seconds
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01-28-21 - Yeast Nutrition and Health

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, addresses some of the factors in keeping yeast happy and healthy in fermentations.
1/27/202154 minutes, 16 seconds
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01-21-21 - Man Made Mead Myths

Garrett from the Man Made Mead YouTube channel walks us through four experiments he's done challenging traditional wisdom in brewing meads.
1/20/202145 minutes, 50 seconds
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01-14-21 - Gezellig Brewing Company

James talks with Grant Heuer, Lucas Greta and Betsy Duffy from Gezellig Brewing in Newton, Iowa, about their recent extremely sucessful competition performance.
1/13/202152 minutes, 33 seconds
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01-07-21 - Hop Sampler - Amarillo, Hallertau Mittelfruh Blend

James and Steve taste individual examples and a blend of a traditional European hop and a relatively new American one.
1/6/202146 minutes, 38 seconds
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12-17-20 Decocting Munich Dunkel

Glenn Cole, brewer at Hofbrauhaus in St. Louis, takes us through the elaborate decoction process he uses to brew Dunkel.
12/16/202045 minutes, 13 seconds
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12-10-20 Dream Homebrewing Space

Homebrewer Matt Giovanisci talks about living the dream of turning a spare garage into a perfect spot to brew.
12/9/202046 minutes, 22 seconds
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12-03-20 New Zealand Rye Wit

Longtime listener Greig McGill of Brewaucracy in Hamilton, New Zealand, collaborates with James on a deliciously hoppy low-gravity rye and wheat beer.
12/2/202051 minutes, 47 seconds
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11-19-20 Malt Sampler - Midnight Wheat, Black Prinz, Black Patent

James and Steve sample three dark beers made with malts designed to contribute color over roastiness.
11/18/202043 minutes, 32 seconds
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11-12-20 Tej Ethiopian Mead

Homebrewer Bruce Hanley shares his version of a traditional Ethiopian mead made of honey with gesho leaves and stems.
11/11/202043 minutes, 3 seconds
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11-05-20 Malt Vinegar

Amahl Turczyn, author of A Year of Good Beer - a page-a-day calendar, joins us to talk about the process of turning beer in to vinegar.
11/4/202035 minutes, 46 seconds
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10-29-20 Hop Sampler - Simcoe, Citra Blend

In the 18th episode of the series, James and Steve taste a Hop Sampler with two very popular hops and a blend of the two.
10/28/202049 minutes, 39 seconds
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10-22-20 Midwest Legend

Glenn Cole of Midwest Ale Works talks about a beer designed to raise money and awareness for farmers and communities devastated by this past summer's derecho.
10/21/202045 minutes, 15 seconds
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10-15-20 Pumpkin and Spice Revisited

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, gives us ideas to brew some tasty holiday beers and answers questions about flavoring seltzer and using potatoes in brewing.
10/14/202047 minutes, 20 seconds
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10-08-20 English Imperial Stout

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, gives us tips on going back to the roots of the Imperial Stout style.
10/7/202051 minutes, 50 seconds
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09-17-20 Malt Sampler - Red Wheat, White Wheat, Two-Row

James and Steve dive into the fourth malt sampler comparing two wheats and American two-row, and Steve gets on his soapbox.
9/16/202051 minutes, 2 seconds
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09-10-20 How to Make Hard Seltzer

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, talks about the challenges that come with brewing this fizzy brew.
9/9/202057 minutes, 23 seconds
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09-03-20 Caleb's Bees

We visit the farm of Caleb Hutcherson where he keeps bees that he has collected from wild swarms and invasive hives.
9/2/202040 minutes, 3 seconds
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08-27-20 Fermenting Veggies with Sandor Katz

Sandor Katz, author of Wild Fermentation and The Art of Fermentation, joins us to talk about using lactic fermentation to preserve vegetables and make them more tasty.
8/26/202050 minutes, 32 seconds
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08-13-20 ANXO-Heurich Liberty Cider

Heurich House Museum in Washington DC collaborates with ANXO Cidery to revive a prohibition-era cider. Cider maker Sam Fitz walks us through the proces and talks about single-variety non-adjunct ciders.
8/12/20201 hour, 2 minutes, 4 seconds
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08-06-20 Doug W.

A longtime friend shares his journey of recovery.
8/5/202036 minutes, 3 seconds
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07-09-20 Kveik Harvesting

Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew - The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale, walks us through the steps of harvesting, storing and reusing Kveik and other farmhouse yeasts.
7/8/202047 minutes, 50 seconds
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07-02-20 Space Yeast

Homebrewer Nick Tier sent some brewing yeast above the atmosphere and brewed a beer with it. James and Steve test the results.
7/1/202051 minutes, 17 seconds
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06-25-20 Malt Sampler - Pilsner, 2-Row, 6-Row

James and Steve evaluate the third in the Malt Sampler series, which was more fun and informative than expected.
6/24/202047 minutes, 25 seconds
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06-11-20 Bentonville Brewing Comes Home

After a temporary move to neighboring Rogers, Arkansas, Bentonville Brewing now has a physical-distancing-friendly new location in their home town.
6/10/202054 minutes, 11 seconds
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06-04-20 Tim Leber Experiments, Part Two

James and Tim taste the second round of meads. These are made with fruit – naranjilla, maranon, and a tropical fruit blend.
6/3/202053 minutes, 59 seconds
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05-28-20 Tim Leber Experiments, Part One

Mead maker Tim Leber joins James to share the first of a two-part series. James and Tim taste kveik mead (hopped and unhopped), ice cider, and a beet mead.
5/27/202057 minutes, 3 seconds
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05-21-20 Malt Sampler - Vienna, 10L Munich, 20L Munich

James and Steve taste the second round of the malt sampler, comparing three small batches brewed with different base malts. Also, Steve talks about his recent illness, and Gary Glass previews Homebrew Con Online.
5/20/202056 minutes, 45 seconds
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05-14-20 Cleaning Principles

Jonathan Ettlie from National Chemicals talks about the TACT WINS strategy of cleaning and whether homebrew sanitizers are effective against coronavirus.
5/13/202052 minutes, 24 seconds
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05-07-20 Norfork Brewing and Paw Paw Yeast

Kristy Huff and Ben Folta from Norfork Brewing in Norfork, Arkansas, talk about big capacity, small town brewing and fermenting with a local native yeast.
5/6/202045 minutes, 58 seconds
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04-23-20 Isolation Cooking with Beer

Phil Nigash, formerly of My Life as a Foodie - now of cyclingoc.com, talks with James about smart cooking with beer during social distancing.
4/22/202052 minutes, 18 seconds
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04-16-20 Hop Sampler - Tettnanger, EKG, Hallertau Blanc

James and Steve practice social distancing while sampling three tasty hops from the Old World.
4/15/202051 minutes, 12 seconds
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04-09-20 Defending Brown Ales

Adam Ross, head brewer at Twin Span Brewing, brings a counterpoint defense of Brown Ales in response to Chris Colby's previous rant.
4/8/202045 minutes, 50 seconds
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04-02-20 Brown Ale or Brown Fail

Homebrew author Chris Colby gives us tips on brewing the best example of his least favorite style of beer.
4/1/202038 minutes, 41 seconds
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03-26-20 Lilly Belle Meads

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.
3/25/202054 minutes, 51 seconds
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03-19-20 Malt Sampler - Maris Otter, Golden Promise, Briess Pale Ale

James and Steve venture into the future with a new series, comparing three malts brewed in small batches.
3/18/202052 minutes, 7 seconds
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02-27-20 Fort Smith Brewing Company

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.
2/26/202049 minutes, 36 seconds
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02-20-20 Hop Sampler - Sterling, Triumph, Horizon

Steve and James sample another round of single-hopped small batches, adding some time in the boil to the recipe.
2/19/202035 minutes, 52 seconds
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02-13-20 Count Chocula Experiment

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.
2/12/202049 minutes, 12 seconds
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02-06-20 Whistling Springs Brewing

In the second part of a chat with brewer Chris Nogy, James samples beers from Whistling Springs in southern Missouri.
2/5/202052 minutes, 41 seconds
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01-09-20 Wine for Beer Lovers

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.
1/8/202049 minutes, 51 seconds
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12-12-19 A Pint at the Museum

Theresa McCulla from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian describes collecting stories and objects of American craft beer and homebrewing.
12/11/201942 minutes, 13 seconds
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11-21-19 Hop Sampler - Lemon Drop, Bravo, Columbus

James and Steve taste Hop Sampler 14 with accidental oxidation on one of the batches.
11/20/201939 minutes, 59 seconds
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11-14-19 Natural State Beer Company

James talks to Mark Smith, alumnus of the Basic Brewing podcasts, and Head Brewer Will Sonneman about Natural State Beer Company, which opens soon.
11/13/201941 minutes, 49 seconds
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11-07-19 Hot Side Hopping for Hazy IPAs

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.
11/6/201949 minutes, 38 seconds
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10-31-19 Hop Sampler - Northern Brewer, Chinook, Warrior

James and Steve celebrate Halloween by tasting Hop Sampler number thirteen.
10/30/201941 minutes, 58 seconds
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10-24-19 Rebel Kettle

James samples offbeat and delicious beers in Little Rock with Rebel Kettle founder John Lee.
10/23/201941 minutes
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10-10-19 Ambitious Brew - A History of American Beer

Author and historian Maureen Ogle talks about the revision of her book documenting the history of the American beer culture and industry.
10/9/201956 minutes, 31 seconds
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10-03-19 West African Sorghum Beer

Homebrewer Ryan Deaver tells us about Tchoukoutou, a fresh, sour sorghum beer he discovered while living in Benin.
10/2/201942 minutes, 16 seconds
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09-12-19 Hops Breeding and Genetics

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, takes us through the process of creating new hop varieties and putting them through the paces.
9/11/201938 minutes, 51 seconds
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08-29-19 Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale

Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew - The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale, gives us tips on brewing this ancient Finnish beer.
8/28/201949 minutes, 3 seconds
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08-22-19 DC Homebrewers Crystal Malt Experiment

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.
8/21/201941 minutes, 30 seconds
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08-08-19 Mike Tonsmeire Meetup

James and Steve sit down with the Mad Fermentationist to talk hoppy beers, sour beers and Sapwood Cellars.
8/7/201955 minutes, 4 seconds
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08-01-19 Providence Social Club

James and Steve sample some tasty beers at the Social Club of Providence Homebrew Con and talk to the brewers who made them.
7/31/201945 minutes, 59 seconds
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07-25-19 Hop Sampler - Styrian Golding, Styrian Celeia, French Strisselspalt

James' son, Drew, joins the panel as they taste three beers made with low alpha acid European hops.
7/24/201942 minutes, 19 seconds
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07-18-19 Insane in the Yeast Strain

Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast leads James and Steve through two split-wort experiments at Homebrew Con that compare six different yeasts.
7/17/201941 minutes, 45 seconds
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07-04-19 Club Night in Providence, Rhode Island

James and Steve explore Homebrew Con's incredible night of delicious brews and creative brewers.
7/3/201958 minutes, 26 seconds
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05-30-19 Hop Sampler - Saaz, Cashmere, Green Bullet

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.
5/29/201939 minutes, 21 seconds
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05-23-19 Stouts vs Porters

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.
5/22/201950 minutes, 34 seconds
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05-16-19 Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

We travel to the parking lot of High Gravity (Pippin's Taproom) to sample from commercial breweries and homebrewers across Oklahoma.
5/15/201952 minutes, 10 seconds
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05-09-19 African Guest Sampler

Homebrewer Steve Frank submits our first guest Hop Sampler ever, featuring African Queen, Southern Aroma, Southern Passion and Sabro.
5/8/201959 minutes, 50 seconds
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05-02-19 Core Homecoming

Homebrewer and alumnus of Basic Brewing Radio, Jamie Conway, joins the team at Core Brewing, where they're refocusing their company's priorities.
5/1/201946 minutes, 18 seconds
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04-25-19 Hop Sampler - Galena, Denali, El Dorado

It's Hop Sampler number nine, pitting three nicely fruity hop varieties against each other.
4/24/201945 minutes, 32 seconds
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04-18-19 Kombucha, the Root of All Starters

Homebrewer Doug Wawrzynski tells us how he's using kombucha to kick-start sour fermentations, such as sauerkraut, sourdough and kettle-soured beers.
4/17/201953 minutes, 52 seconds
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04-04-19 Catching Up with Fossil Cove

James samples beers with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and learns about the brewery's recent expansion.
4/3/201959 minutes, 19 seconds
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03-28-19 Hop Sampler - Motueka, Rakau, and Nelson Sauvin

James and Steve taste hops from New Zealand, and James faces a possible equipment contamination.
3/27/201950 minutes, 1 second
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03-21-19 DC Homebrewers SMASH

Omar Al-Nidawi shares beers from the DC Homebrewers Club experiment brewing different styles with Pilsner malt and Sterling hops.
3/20/201953 minutes, 48 seconds
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03-14-19 Scaling Up with Sapwood Cellars

Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire talks about the brewery he co-founded in Columbia, Maryland, and the challenges of scaling up from homebrew.
3/13/201959 minutes, 42 seconds
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03-07-19 Lab Testing HSBUs

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.
3/6/201951 minutes, 59 seconds
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02-21-19 Chiller Stirring Experiment

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.
2/20/201933 minutes, 24 seconds
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02-07-19 Year-Long Stout Collaboration

Homebrewer Chris McKenzie shares his experience collaborating with five other homebrewers in a year-long experiment to design the perfect stout.
2/6/201946 minutes, 5 seconds
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01-31-19 Hawk Moth Brewing

James talks to Bradley Riggs of Hawk Moth Brewing in Rogers, Arkansas - a brewery focused on small batch, old-world-style, wood-aged beers.
1/30/201948 minutes, 47 seconds
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01-24-19 Hop Sampler - Willamette, Amarillo, Falconer's Flight

James and Steve sample an old American standby against a relative newcomer and a hop blend.
1/23/201944 minutes, 57 seconds
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01-17-19 Monster Cereal Beer Roundup

We sample a batch of five monster cereal beers brewed from Frankenberry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula.
1/16/201940 minutes, 51 seconds
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01-10-19 Mead Yeast Sampler - US-05, S-33, BE-134

Steve splits a batch of mead and pitches three different dry beer yeasts to test the effects of each.
1/9/201940 minutes, 19 seconds
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01-03-19 Ivory Bill Brewing

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.
1/2/201959 minutes, 32 seconds
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12-20-18 Annual Disaster Show

Steve and James read a ton of letters about homebrewing disasters from listeners across the globe.
12/19/20181 hour, 37 minutes, 21 seconds
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12-13-18 Hop Sampler - Lemondrop, German Mandarina Bavaria, and Simcoe

Steve and James taste a batch of hops chosen by Steve's son, Chase, and introduce the concept of Hop Stand Bittering Units (HSBUs).
12/12/201846 minutes, 44 seconds
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12-06-18 Loki Yeast Temperature Experiment

Casey Helwig and Jess Caudill from Imperial Organic Yeast help James and Steve evaluate an experiment fermenting a kveik strain at two different temperatures.
12/5/201848 minutes, 17 seconds
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11-29-18 AHA 40th Anniversary

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.
11/28/201843 minutes, 22 seconds
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11-15-18 Hop Sampler - Centennial, Citra, Galaxy

In our fifth show of the series, we taste some higher alpha hops and get a surprise result.
11/14/201837 minutes, 40 seconds
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11-08-18 Competition Karate

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares his strategies to take home more hardware from homebrew competitions.
11/7/201844 minutes, 33 seconds
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11-01-18 IBUs vs Wort Gravity and Hop Stand Temps

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.
10/31/201858 minutes, 57 seconds
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10-25-18 Chiller Flow Experiment

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.
10/24/201841 minutes, 31 seconds
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10-18-18 Ricky the Meadmaker, Too Controversial

Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell Meadery in Vermont talks about an article detailing his techniques that was deeemed "too controversial" to print.
10/17/201857 minutes, 3 seconds
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10-11-18 Makgeolli - Korean Rice Wine

Homebrewer Tommy Caillouet introduces us to an easy-to-brew alcoholic rice beverage that has its roots in ancient Korea.
10/10/201846 minutes, 7 seconds
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10-04-18 Wheat and Rye Flour Experiment

Homebrewer Brook Baber drew upon his background as a baker to brew beers using wheat and rye flour in the mash.
10/3/201851 minutes, 9 seconds
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09-27-18 Spontaneous Sours Hopping Rate Experiment

Homebrewer Caleb Buck of archaicpursuit.com shares some delicious sour beers and startling early results of his sour IBU experiment.
9/26/201858 minutes, 10 seconds
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09-20-18 Hop Sampler - Crystal, Glacier, German Huell Melon

James and Steve taste the fourth in the series featuring single hops brewed into three small batches.
9/19/201843 minutes, 12 seconds
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09-13-18 Fal Allen on Brewing Gose

Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewmaster Fal Allen talks about his new book, Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era.
9/12/201856 minutes, 15 seconds
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09-06-18 Mead Yeast Experiment

Steve shares an experiment fermenting a split batch of mead with three dry wine yeasts.
9/5/201842 minutes, 15 seconds
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08-30-18 Mead Bottle Pasteurization Experiment

Home meadmaker Tim Leber shares his experiment using sous vide to pasteurize mead after bottling.
8/29/201842 minutes, 52 seconds
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08-23-18 Zero Tolerance Gluten Free Club

Homebrewers Joe Morris, Ed Golden and Bob Keifer join us to share their techniques and recipes for brewing delicious beers without gluten.
8/22/201857 minutes, 25 seconds
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08-16-18 Occidental Brewing

We visit Occidental Brewing in Portland, Oregon, to talk to brewer Sam Carroll about brewing delicious German-style beers.
8/15/20181 hour, 4 minutes, 8 seconds
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08-02-18 Pichia Apotheca Hybrid Yeast

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.
8/1/201847 minutes, 11 seconds
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07-26-18 Insane in the Yeast Strain

We join Imperial Organic Yeast and Everybody's Brewing to sample two split-wort experiments.
7/25/201847 minutes, 27 seconds
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07-12-18 Cascade Brewing

We sample delicious sour beers at Cascade Brewing in Portland, Oregon, with Head Brewer Mike Mathis and Lead Blender Kevin Martin.
7/11/20181 hour, 7 minutes, 23 seconds
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07-05-18 Portland Club Night

We roam the floor of Homebrew Con Club Night to sample delicious, and sometimes odd, beers and visit with their talented, sometimes odd, brewers.
7/4/201858 minutes, 34 seconds
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05-31-18 Eclectic IPA with Dick Cantwell

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.
5/30/201848 minutes, 27 seconds
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05-24-18 Hop Sampler - Apollo, Calypso, and Experimental 07270

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.
5/23/201840 minutes, 52 seconds
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05-17-18 Brut IPA

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.
5/16/201846 minutes, 27 seconds
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05-10-18 Jesse Gagnon at West Mountain

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.
5/9/201854 minutes, 25 seconds
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05-03-18 Hop Sampler - Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood

James and Steve break in a new feature to the podcast by sampling small batches brewed with Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood hops.
5/2/201838 minutes, 31 seconds
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04-26-18 Steve Mead Update

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.
4/25/201851 minutes, 55 seconds
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03-29-18 Prestonrose Farm and Brewery

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.
3/28/201858 minutes
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03-22-18 Beer Craft with Jon Finch

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.
3/21/201849 minutes, 55 seconds
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02-22-18 SQZBX Brewery and Pizza Joint

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.
2/21/201854 minutes, 27 seconds
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02-15-18 A Year of Red IPA

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.
2/14/201840 minutes, 41 seconds
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02-08-18 American Solera

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.
2/7/201847 minutes, 12 seconds
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02-01-18 John Palmer on NEIPA

John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today - New England IPA.
1/31/201855 minutes, 55 seconds
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01-25-18 AHA Update with Gary Glass

AHA Director Gary Glass updates us on the National Homebrew Competition, HomebrewCon, and who homebrews nowadays.
1/24/201846 minutes
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01-18-18 Milk Stout, Autumn Seasonal, and Saison Experiments

James talks about the results of a trio of split batch experiments using different strains of yeast with homebrewer Joe Covey.
1/17/201851 minutes, 2 seconds
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01-11-18 Non-Alcoholic Homebrew?

Homebrewer Brock Masters shares his experiment attempting to remove alcohol from a hoppy homebrew while preserving the freshness of the flavor and aroma.
1/10/201846 minutes, 41 seconds
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01-04-18 6 O'CLOCK Brews

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.
1/3/201848 minutes, 41 seconds
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12-21-17 Brewing Disasters

James and Steve read stories of woe from listeners as they share brewing disasters from the past year.
12/20/20171 hour, 19 minutes, 37 seconds
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12-14-17 Tasting Superior Bathhouse Brewery

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.
12/13/201756 minutes, 12 seconds
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12-07-17 Unusual Ingredients

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.
12/6/201743 minutes, 38 seconds
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11-30-17 Lost 40 Barrel Beers

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.
11/29/20171 hour, 2 minutes, 48 seconds
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11-16-17 Against All Hops

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.
11/15/201754 minutes, 1 second
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11-09-17 JJ's Brewing Company

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.
11/8/201749 minutes, 24 seconds
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10-26-17 Blood Beer

Homebrewer James Sandford talks about how he and his wife, Lucy, rose to the challenge to brew a beer with powdered pig's blood.
10/25/201738 minutes, 47 seconds
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10-19-17 Steve's Porch Meads

James and Steve take a break after shooting videos to share some of Steve's meads and talk mead making tips.
10/18/201752 minutes, 43 seconds
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10-05-17 Pippin's Taproom Session Beers

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.
10/4/201750 minutes, 35 seconds
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09-28-17 Arkansas Beer

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.
9/27/201752 minutes, 31 seconds
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09-21-17 Fair State Brewing Cooperative

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.
9/20/201747 minutes, 42 seconds
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09-14-17 Session Beers with Jennifer Talley

Jennifer Talley, author of Session Beers - Brewing for Flavor and Balance, give us tips on brewing lower gravity beers that are tasty and satisfying.
9/13/201750 minutes, 8 seconds
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09-07-17 Olvalde Farmhouse Ales

Joe Pond, founder of Olvalde Farmhouse Ales, talks about brewing rustic beers based on local and native ingredients on a Rollingstone, Minnesota, family farm.
9/6/201739 minutes, 22 seconds
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08-31-17 Imperial Organic Yeast

Owen Lingley, Jess Caudill and Jason Stepper from Imperial Organic Yeast talk about their fairly new company and answer questions from listeners.
8/30/201747 minutes, 2 seconds
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08-24-17 Ozark Beer - Berliner, Bucky, and BDCS

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.
8/23/201752 minutes, 1 second
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08-17-17 Home Lab Isolation and Propagation

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.
8/16/201755 minutes, 47 seconds
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08-03-17 56 Brewing

Nick Chute, head brewer of 56 Brewing in Minneapolis, shares some delicious beers and some tips on how to brew similar ones at home.
8/2/201738 minutes, 2 seconds
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07-20-17 Matt Weide Mead Experiments

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.
7/19/201749 minutes, 39 seconds
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07-13-17 Boom Island Brewing

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.
7/12/201741 minutes, 44 seconds
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07-06-17 Hop Chronicles and Club Night

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.
7/5/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 27 seconds
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05-25-17 Hop Timing Experiment

Steve Wilkes and Casey Letellier help James evaluate an experiment comparing three beers with single hop additions at 60 minutes, 30 minutes and flameout.
5/24/201749 minutes, 1 second
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05-18-17 Earthbound Beer

Stuart Keating gives us brewing tips and explains why his brewery brews beers described as the "smallest and weirdest" in St. Louis.
5/17/201746 minutes, 10 seconds
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05-11-17 Brewing Kombucha

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.
5/10/201751 minutes, 58 seconds
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05-04-17 Sean Terrill Attenuation Study

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.
5/3/201745 minutes, 10 seconds
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04-27-17 Fruit Flavor Additions

Homebrewer Jamie Conway joins James and Steve as they taste beers and meads with different approaches to integrating fruit character.
4/26/201746 minutes, 43 seconds
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04-20-17 Step Mashing

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.
4/19/201745 minutes, 40 seconds
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04-13-17 Recipe Formulation: Playing with Gravity

James and Steve sit down during a brew day to talk about how to calculate and predict starting and finishing gravity levels of beers.
4/12/201751 minutes, 18 seconds
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04-06-17 Indiana Water Experiment

Homebrewer Aaron Winey shares his experiment brewing an American blonde ale using water from four different sources.
4/5/201746 minutes, 41 seconds
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03-30-17 Callister and Lightheart Brewing

Homebrewer-turned-pro Nathaniel Senff of Lightheart Brewing talks about being a part of the collaborative Callister Brewing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
3/29/201741 minutes, 11 seconds
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03-23-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part Two

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.