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Mary Pellettieri, the author of “Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries” joins me this week to discuss how to ensure quality in beer including planning, measurement, consistency and quality control. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [Audio […]

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Michael Fairbrother, award winning mead maker and CEO of Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss making fruit meads and melomels. Michael uses fruit in many of his top selling meads and has a unique perspective on what fruits to use and how to get the best mead from fruit and honey! Editors Note: […]

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Christian Krzykwa from Industrial Test Systems joins me to discuss how to measure your beer brewing water, understanding a water report and also managing your mash pH. With the introduction of test kits and pH meters you can use at home you can get more control than ever over your brewing water and the beer […]

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John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss brewing “big” high gravity beers. John covers some of the special challenges including reduced mash efficiency, split mashing, balancing your big beer and fermentation and aging. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save […]

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Author John Palmer joins me this week to discuss German Wheat Beer styles and beer brewing. John just returned from a trip to Germany and he shares some of his tips for brewing the perfect Weizen or Weisse. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and […]

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Randy Mosher tells us why almost everything we’ve been told about the history of beer is wrong. In a wide ranging interview, Randy shares why many of our beer stories are actually myths, and shares a history of beer that is much more varied and dynamic than previously thought. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version […]

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Dr Pat Hayes, Professor of Barley Breeding at Oregon State University, is my guest this week to discuss advances in barley breeding, genetics and what beer brewers can look forward to from future barley varieties. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to […]

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Chris Lohring, the founder of Notch Brewing joins me this week to discuss brewing Czech Lagers. Chris has been brewing Czech Lagers as session beers since 2010 and has some interesting insights on Czech lagers and their variants. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and […]

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CJ Shamas joins me this week to discuss his barrel aged sour beer program. CJ has come up with a method to schedule his beers to maximize the flavor and utilization of oak barrels for making great beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and […]

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Mary Izett, author of the new book “Speed Brewing” joins me this week to discuss rapid brewing of all grain beer as well as mead, cider, Buch and Kefir beer. She provides some great tips on how to create a variety of fermented beverages on a short time scale. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version […]

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John Blichmann, President of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss starting a nano-brewery including equipment options as well as many of the business considerations that come into play with starting a beer brewery on a shoestring. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and […]

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Adam Shake joins me this week to discuss making beer with electric brewing systems, and we cover a wide variety of equipment topics including heating elements, pumps and different types of controllers to automate your brewing system. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save […]

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Michael Dawson, former cohost of Brewing TV joins me this week to discuss brewing the perfect sour beer. Michael shares some amazing tips for quickly brewing a Berliner Weisse as well as Lambic in this special episode recorded at the National Homebrew Conference in San Diego. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version […]

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Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss methods for rapidly chilling your wort when home brewing beer. Chris discusses immersion chillers, counter-flow chillers and plate chillers and how rapidly cooling your wort can make better beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – […]

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Stan Hieronymus, brewing author and most recent winner of the AHA Governing Committee award, joins me this week to discuss hops and emerging beer styles. Stan is the author of “For the Love of Hops”, “Brew Like a Monk” and also “Brewing with Wheat”. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the […]