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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 […]

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BJCP President Gordon Strong joins me to discuss the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guide update that was just released by the Beer Judge Certification Program. The new, expanded style guide is used worldwide by home and professional brewers for competition and brewing great beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the […]

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I’m happy to announce the updated BJCP style guide for BeerSmith 2. A little over a week ago the Beer Judge Certification Program released the final version of their new BJCP 2015 style guide at www.BJCP.org. I’ve just released an add-on for BeerSmith desktop (see details below) so you can begin using the new style […]

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Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing and Mastering Homebrew joins me this week to discuss tasting beer, beer aroma, judging beer and also his upcoming book. Its another great episode with one of home brewing’s masters! Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save […]

Judging Beer for Homebrewers

by Brad Smith on January 19, 2012 · 2 comments

When I interview top brewers both for the blog and BeerSmith podcast, time and time again they mention the importance of being able to judge beer to become a better brewer. Knowing how to spot and correct the flaws in a beer is a critical skill if you want to compete or just make better […]

Gordon Strong - Beer Judge

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Gordon Strong, the President of the BJCP is my guest this week. He is the world’s only Grand Master Level V beer judge and also one of the top competitive home brewers in the US. We talk about judging beer, what it takes to be a Grandmaster Level V beer judge, and how an average […]

This week we are honored to feature an interview with Gordon Strong, the current Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) President, as well as the world’s only Grand Master Level V Beer Judge. Gordon is also an accomplished home brewer, who won the 2009 Ninkasi award as the American Homebrewer’s Association Winningest Brewer. I would like […]

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The Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) recently released an updated beer style guide for 2008. The latest version of BeerSmith was just released and incorporates the new BJCP style guide as well as new equal running batch sparge options for batch sparge brewers…