Brewing High Gravity Beers with John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #33

This week I invite John Palmer back to talk about brewing high gravity “big” beers. John shares some of his tips on getting the most from your high gravity mash, scaling recipes up to higher gravities, balancing your big beer and fermentation and aging.  High gravity beers provide a special challenge for many extract and all grain brewers.

NOTE: The full episode video and show notes can be found here.

Developing Hop Varieties – BeerSmith Podcast #32

This week we talk about American hop varieties and developing new hops.  Al Haunold, a retired genetic engineer from USDA and Dave Wills from are my guests as we talk about how some of the most popular US hop varieties came about, how high alpha varieties are used now and how hops are grown.

NOTE: The video and show notes for this complete episode can be found here.