Homebrewing

Chris White joins me this week to discuss how White Labs produces yeast for commercial brewers and home brewing. We discuss everything from his yeast bank to production and packaging. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this […]

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss some of the things he’s learned about Sour Beers in the years since his American Sour Beers book was published. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. […]

Brewing Oud Bruin (Flanders Brown) Beer Recipes

by Brad Smith on February 25, 2020 · 0 comments

The Oud Bruin or “Old Brown” (also called Flanders Brown) beer style is a dark Flemish beer from Belgium. It is a well aged beer style, often with a slightly sour flavor to it. History of Oud Bruin Leifmans Brewery, founded in 1679 has been brewing Oud Bruin since at least the 1600s, though the […]

Gordon Strong joins me this week to discuss the Belgian Dark Strong beer style including how to brew it, which ingredients to use and some commercial beer examples to enjoy. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this […]

Stan Hieronymus, the author of the book “Brew Like a Monk” joins me to discuss brewing Belgian beer styles. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-205-Belgian.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (51:38) This week […]

Scott Ungermann, Brewmaster at Anchor Brewing joins me to discuss the history of one of America’s oldest small breweries. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-204-Anchor.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (40:09) This week […]

The Importance of Healthy Yeast for Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on November 19, 2019 · 0 comments

This week I thought I would write a short article on the importance of healthy yeast, as poor yeast is a major source of off flavors in beer. Some time ago I was reviewing a Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) score sheet, which is widely used to judge beer in formal competitions. I noticed that […]

Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss brewing beers centered around unusual specialty ingredients including spices, fruits and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-202-Mosher.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:24) This […]

John Palmer and Stan Hieronymus join me this week for a special episode #200 beer brewing question and answer session. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-200-Anniversary.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (52:42) This […]

Six Tips for Minimizing Beer Brewing Losses

by Brad Smith on September 16, 2019 · 0 comments

This week I have 6 tips for minimizing your beer brewing losses when home brewing: Bag or Strain Your Hops – Hops matter is one of the largest contributors to trub losses in your brewing kettle, particularly given today’s highly hopped beer styles. Whether you are boiling, whirlpooling or dry hopping it is best to […]

Robert Keifer joins us from Divine Sciences Brewing this week to discuss gluten free beer brewing recipe design. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-198-Gluten.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (57:20) This week I […]

Michael Fairbrother and Berniece Van Der Berg from Moonlight Meadery join me this week to discuss mead. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-197-Mead.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:19) This week I welcome […]

This week Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me to discuss their new book Simple Homebrewing. The book is focused on making home brewing simple and fun again. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file […]

This week Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins me to discuss HomebrewCon and the state of home brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-193-AHA-Glass.mp3] Topics in This Week’s Episode (44:29) […]

Mika Laitinen joins me this week to discuss his new book Viking Age Brew about ancient farmhouse brewing techniques including Sahti beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file [audio:http://traffic.libsyn.com/beersmith/BSHB-192-Viking-Brew.mp3] Topics in This Week’s […]