Tag Archives: homebrew

German Brewing Traditions and Reinheitsgebot – BeerSmith Podcast #141

Rory Lawton joins me from Berlin, Germany to discuss the tradition of the German Purity Law or “Reinheitsgebot” and some very controversial efforts to challenge it.  Along the way we discuss the history of the law, how it has evolved and how it affects brewing in Germany.

You can find additional episodes and show notes here.

Hops and Firestone Walker with Matt Brynildson – BeerSmith Podcast #139

Matt Brynildson, the Brewmaster for Firestone Walker and five time GABF brewer of the year joins me this week to discuss hops and brewing Firestone Walker’s beers.

You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.

Making Braggot – Mead and Barley with Michael Fairbrother – BeerSmith Podcast #138

Michael Fairbrother, the founder of Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss how to make Braggot which is a combination of beer and mead made from both honey and barley grain.

You can find show notes and additional episodes on the BeerSmith blog here.

Brewing Local American Grown Beer with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #137

Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss his new book “Brewing Local – American Grown Beer” which includes a history of brewing distinctly American beers and local ingredients.

You can find additional episodes and show notes here.

Experimental Home Brewing with Drew Beechum – BeerSmith Podcast #136

Drew Beechum joins me to talk about experimental homebrewing, his new book Homebrew All Stars, the launch of his podcast, saisons and more in this week’s podcast.

You can find show notes and additional episodes here on the BeerSmith blog.

Brewer John Mallett and Maltster Andrea Stanley – BeerSmith Podcast #135

John Mallet, Director of Operations at Bell’s Brewery and Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting join me to have a discussion about craft malt houses, malt and how small malt and hop houses are changing the face of craft beer.

You can find show notes and additional episodes here.

AHA Update with Brew Guru Gary Glass – BeerSmith Podcast #134

Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewers Association joins me this week to discuss the Great American Beer Festival, Brew Guru, Pro-Am Beer Competition, homebrew laws, new hop products and more.

You can find additional show notes and episodes here.

Scottish Ale History with Ron Pattinson – BeerSmith Podcast #133

Ron Pattinson joins me this week to discuss the surprisingly complex history of Scottish beer brewing.  We learn that Scotland had a rich and complex history brewing a wide variety of beers both for internal consumption and export.

You can find additional episodes and show notes here.

Brulosophy Brewing Experiments with Marshall Schott – BeerSmith Podcast #132

Marshall Schott, author of the Brulosophy blog joins me this week to discuss some of the innovative experiments he and others are doing comparing home brewing techniques and ingredients.  This is one episode you don’t want to miss!

You can find additional episodes and show notes here.

Unlocking the Genetic Code of Brewing Yeast with Chris White – BeerSmith Podcast #131

Dr Chris White, the President of White labs joins me this week to discuss an ongoing collaboration to unlock the genetic code of yeast.  Chris has been working with scientists around the world to categorize various types of yeast and tie their genetic codes to yeast traits.

You can view the full episode with show notes here.

Modern Homebrew Recipes with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #130

Gordon Strong, President of the Beer Judge Certification Program, joins me this week to discuss Modern Homebrew Recipes and his philosophy for designing beer recipes.  Gordon provides a unique perspective on how he creates award winning beer recipes.

You can find show notes for this episode here.

Brewing Yeast with John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #128

John Palmer joins me this week to discuss beer brewing yeast, the yeast life cycle and his upcoming new edition of “How to Brew” in a show recorded from the Homebrew Con 2016 show floor in Baltimore.

You can find additional episodes and show notes here.

Wood and Beer with Peter Bouckaert – BeerSmith Podcast #127

This week it is an honor to host Peter Bouckaert, the brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing to discuss his new book Wood and Beer.  Peter has been at New Belgium for over 20 years, and has just finished his book on wood and barrel aged beers with co-author Dick Cantwell.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Trends in Hops and Beer Brewing with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #125

Stan Hieronymus, the author of “For the Love of Hops” joins me this week to discuss recent trends in hop varieties, hop techniques and brewing better beer with hops.

You can find the show notes and additional episodes here.