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Mashing with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #14

This week I interview Dr Charles Bamforth, the Anheuser-Busch endowed Professor of Brewing Science a the University of California at Davis.  We talk about the entire all grain mashing process for beer brewing from start to finish. Charlie explains how mashing actually works, how changes in the process affect the finished beer, and the role that multiple step mashing, decoction mashing and lautering play in brewing beer.

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

Beyond Barley Brewing – BeerSmith Podcast #13

This week I interview popular brewing author Randy Mosher and veteran brewer Dan Listermann about brewing with grains other than barley. We explore the full range of alternatives – everything from common grains like wheat and corn to more exotic options like gluten-free beer, unmalted grains, sorghum, oats, rice, rye, and even cicada beer.

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

National Homebrewers Conference Preview – BeerSmith Podcast #12

This week I interview the co-organizers for the 33rd annual AHA National Homebrewer’s Conference which is scheduled for San Diego from June 16-18 of this year. We talk about what the conference is all about, many of the key events and how to register to attend. I will be attending this year’s conference as well – so I hope to see you there!

NOTE: The full episode with show notes is here.

Irish Stout Recipes with John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #11

Just in time for St Patrick’s day, John Palmer is back as my guest and we go into depth on the Irish Stout beer style. Irish Stout is a favorite of mine, so I pulled in the co-author of “Brewing Classic Styles” to talk about this famous beer from Dublin. John is the author of “How to Brew” at HowToBrew.com, the co-author of “Brewing Classic Styles” and the co-host of Brew Strong on the Brewing Network.

NOTE: The full show notes and episode is listed here.

Brew in a Bag (BIAB) Down Under – BeerSmith Podcast #10

From half a world away in Australia, Patrick Hollingdale is my guest for this week’s episode. We talk about the Brew-in-a-Bag (BIAB) all grain brewing technique that started in Australia but has become popular worldwide. BIAB lets an all grain brewer start with nothing more than a large pot and grain bag and brew a full all grain batch in a single vessel (the boiler).

NOTE: The full show notes for this episode are here.

Beer Bitterness and IBUs with Glenn Tinseth – BeerSmith Podcast #9

Dr Glenn Tinseth, the author of the Tinseth equation for estimating bitterness is my guest this week. The Tinseth equation is the most widely used equation for estimating bitterness by brewers from around the world. Glenn talks about hops, bitterness, international bitterness units, hop utilization and much more.

NOTE: The full episode for the podcast is here.

Historic Beer Brewing – BeerSmith Podcast Episode #8

This week I feature a trio of brewers with expertise in historic brewing techniques – including Chris Bowen, Dan Morey and Mike Tonsmeire. We cover a range of historic brewing topics including why we brew historic beers, traditional equipment, ingredients and various historic styles.

NOTE: The full episode and show notes are here.

 

Judging Beer with Grandmaster Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #6

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 home brewer can use competition and beer judging skills to improve their beer. Gordon also talks about his new book “Brewing Better Beer” which is being released this Spring.

NOTE: The full episode with show notes is here.

Multiplying Your Home Brewed Beer – BeerSmith Podcast #5

This week we focus on getting more than one beer from a single batch in a round table discussion with author Drew Beechum and Nathan Smith. We cover popular techniques such as parti-gyle brewing, but also many lesser known techniques such as splitting beers in the boil, at fermentation and even blending finished beers to get more variety from a single batch. It all starts with the mash, but the techniques go well beyond that in this unique episode.

NOTE: The full episode with show notes is here.

Chris White on Yeast and His New Book – BeerSmith Podcast #4

This week I interview Dr Chris White, the founder of White Labs and coauthor of the new book “Yeast, The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation”. Chris covers a wide range of beer brewing topics including the life cycle of yeast, importance of yeast starters and temperature control, aeration and also says a few words about his new book. Thank you again to Dr Chris White for taking time out of his very busy schedule to do the interview.

NOTE: The full episode with show notes is here.

John Palmer – The Home Brewing Celebrity – BeerSmith Podcast Ep #3

This week I talk with  John Palmer, author of “How to Brew” which is the top selling Home Brewing book on Amazon. John is also co-host of Brew Strong on the Brewing Network and a popular speaker on home brewing. John shares with us how he got started brewing, how he wrote “How to Brew” as a free book on the internet and eventually (by going door-to-door) turned it into a successful home brewing book. We also chat about what his life is like as a beer brewing celebrity.

NOTE: The full episode with show notes is here.

Beer Bloggers and 365 Beers-BeerSmith Podcast Episode #2

This week we talk with two of my good blogging friends, Ron and Al from Hop Talk and also Alan Wright who is hosting the first ever Beer Blogger’s Conference. In a wide ranging discussion, we talk about beer blogging, Al’s experiment to drink 365 beers in a year and blog every day about it, the upcoming blogger’s conference, home brewing, social media, and much more.

NOTE: The full podcast and show notes are here.

Arctic Alchemy with Chris Bowen -BeerSmith Podcast Episode #1

In the first episode of the BeerSmith Home Brewing podcast, I interview Chris Bowen of Arctic Alchemy as he walks us through a story of how a single bottle of beer on eBay led him to a nearly 4000 mile adventure across Canada to brew beer in the arctic! Chris gives a wide ranging interview about his interest in historical beers, his adventure to the arctic circle to brew beer and film a , and his trip to Burton on Trent.

NOTE: The full original episode with show notes is here!