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Title: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on October 16, 2010, 11:58:51 AM
Friends,

  If you have not checked out our podcast - the main feed is here and you can listen to all of the episodes - it comes out every other week:
    http://www.beersmith.com/blog/category/podcast/

  Also we are on iTunes so you can subscribe there as well:
    http://itunes.apple.com/podcast/beersmith-home-brewing-blog/id398500515

  I'm looking for interesting, informative, intelligent and entertaining guests for the BeerSmith podcast - I can host up to three people simultaneously over skype from just about anywhere in the world.  So if you have any suggestions of who you would like to hear leave a note here.  The topic should be homebrewing or beer related.

  If you want to forward their contact information, please send me a private message or email - I would prefer not to post other people's contacts directly on the forum.

Thanks,
Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BlueBrewer on May 10, 2011, 10:20:15 AM
I've listened to 3 of the podcasts and have enjoyed the topics and guests very much.  The only critique I would have is to let the guest answer the questions.  A question is asked and the answer is interrupted by you jumping in and answering it yourself.  We know that you know the answer before you ask it but we want to hear John Palmers answer.  Thanks
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on May 10, 2011, 09:31:57 PM
Thanks - I'll keep that in mind as we go forward...

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: cdaniels on September 22, 2011, 02:15:00 PM
Brad,

Is there any way you could expand your RSS feed to make all of the podcasts available to my podcast client (your feed currently only goes back to #13. )? I enjoy the podcasts quite a bit, but manual download gets a bit tedious after a bit.

Thanks,

Chad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on September 22, 2011, 03:18:32 PM
Chad,
  I'll try to go back a bit farther if I can.  The limitation is a pretty complex one (it has to do with the fact I use feedburner to host the podcast/blog, and it limits the amount of data in the feed which limits the number of posts I can include).

  Naturally I did not find out about the limit until I posted the podcast feed and ran into the problem, and iTunes has no easy way to change the feed...but I'll push it as far as I can.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: cdaniels on September 23, 2011, 01:13:21 PM
Thanks, Brad. I understand how complex these things get, so don't sweat it if it doesn't pan out.

Cheers!

Chad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on September 26, 2011, 08:30:28 AM
Chad,
  I was able to get most of the episodes in (currently showing the last 17 episodes on iTunes) without busting the limits.  It would be difficult to add any more without busting the feed.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: cdaniels on September 26, 2011, 01:31:59 PM
Thanks, Brad!

Chad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: JayK on October 06, 2011, 07:28:57 AM
Brad,

I've listened to all the podcast's so far and find them very useful.  My only suggestion would be to work on the post production sound quality.  By this I mean, your voice is very boomy...I think some compression would even this out and make it more listenable. 

Just my 2 cents...

Jay
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on October 06, 2011, 07:12:26 PM
Thanks Jay,
  I do run both compression and a number of other filters on the audio - including my own channel.  In fact each guest is recorded on a separate channel, then filtered and edited and then remixed for the final.

  One of the great challenges I have is that I'm running off a direct Heil PR-40 Studio Mic connected right into the digital mixer which gives a pretty rich sound, while the guests are generally using much less expensive headset mics that get compressed by skype.  While often it comes out just fine, sometimes the guest's inexpensive mics sound a bit tinny - even with editing which makes mine sound quite a bit richer/louder by comparison.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: dnd0327 on May 15, 2012, 11:34:08 PM
I would love to hear more about growing hops. I have started growing my own and have a second big hobby now. I am growing 10 varieties now and love to here everything about them.
Dan
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on May 16, 2012, 09:44:14 AM
Dan,
   We did a great episode on growing hops last year - go to BeerSmith.com/blog and do a search and you can pull it up pretty quickly.  I'm having another hop guest on in a few weeks as well - so perhaps we'll dive into it again.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: JerseyJoe on July 19, 2012, 10:43:45 AM
Brad:

I appreciate & enjoy your shows.  Would it be possible to interview some home brewers/clubs that have done some SMASH competitions.  I am too busy to do a series of these.  I would like to take the lazy man approach and learn from others.

Some mead/cider brewers.
JJ
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: nassimsultan on August 28, 2012, 07:36:27 PM
Brad, I love the podcast. You and your guests always have great information and insights. With that in mind, would it be possible to start having transcripts available? I often hear things that I want to reference later and it would be a lot easier to do this in a text format.

Nassim
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on August 28, 2012, 10:34:05 PM
I've looked at having a transcription service - my concern is that it is unlikely the inexpensive services would transcribe the brewing terms correctly. 

I guess it would not cost much to give it a try for a few episodes - I just don't have a lot of time to hand massage the transcripts afterwards as I already produce the podcast and videos (plus blog, forum, answer emails, fix bugs, and develop new products...) all myself - not much free time left.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: tom_hampton on August 29, 2012, 02:14:00 AM
Brad, perhaps croud-source it?  Put the initial transcript up on a wiki area, and invite the listernership to help edit it.

I'd be willing to bet the community here would help in the editing.  Delegation is sometimes necessary....

just a thought.
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: happy hillbilly on August 29, 2012, 06:27:40 PM
Hey Brad how bout some of our posters that hang out here? That would be pretty cool to here from some of the people that we talk with on this forum.
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BeerSmith on September 03, 2012, 06:31:17 PM
Anyone who has a good guest/topic just drop me an email as I'm always looking for more!  I would be happy to have a few of the forum experts on.

Also I will research transcription services to see if I can find a good one.

Brad
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: max42 on January 02, 2013, 12:14:25 PM
Brad,

I enjoy your shows and BeerSmith software.  Would it be possible to do a show on Gluten Free Home Brewing?   A potential guest might be the person who runs the Facebook site:
http://www.facebook.com/GlutenFreeHomeBrewing#!/

thanks,
dale
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: amie on April 07, 2013, 07:27:58 AM
Hi Brad, I love listening to your podcast!

I would be interested to hear a show that talks about using malt extract, from a more intermediate and advanced brewing perspective. 

Most of the information regarding extract seems to be geared towards beginners who will quickly move away from the sticky stuff to begin all grain brewing.  However, the same footnote that "some people make award-winning beers with malt extract" is always included. Maybe you can interview one of those elusive award-winning extract brewers on the technical aspects of brewing with extract.  I would love to hear some up-to-date and informed opinions on brewing water and the mineral content of extract, hop utilization, Maillard reaction, late extract bitterness, considerations for recipe conversion, selecting extract type/brand, designing better kits for LHBS, and generally how to craft a better product while brewing with extract and specialty grains or a partial mash.

Cheers!
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Post by: uSlackr on May 16, 2013, 02:46:40 PM
Brad, how about a discussion about ABV (calculations, factors affecting, etc)

\\Greg
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: Nagorg on August 07, 2013, 05:08:34 AM
Brad,

I wanted to let you know that I really enjoy your podcasts!  One topic suggestion:  Water treatment?  Maybe with some emphasis around chlorine/chloramine removal and things like campden tablest and inline charcoal filters as opposed to letting water sit out overnight.  I'd really like to hear more about campden as I seem to find conflicting info around its usage in brewing beer and any potential for negative effects.
Another angle could be around tools for use with making adjustments such as BeerSmith and some of the spreadsheets that are out there.

Keep those podcasts coming...  I look forward to seeing new ones pop up on my device!  :)
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: wvbear1578 on October 25, 2013, 08:19:50 AM
Beersmith, 
   I am not sure where I should have put this because it is a site suggestion not a Podcast suggestion.  I do not have a way to download all of the podcasts, so I have to go and find them one by one and download them.  It would be really helpful if there was a way that I could jump to a certain page of podcasts, since I am in the middle of listening to them I have to go back to the page and download them individually.  Again I am sorry if this is not the right place to post this. 

Thanks in advance,
Wvbear
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: drb1215 on December 04, 2013, 11:36:51 AM
Brad,

A suggestion for a guest would be Ken Grossman.  His book, Beyond the Pale, came out recently and it would be great to hear from one of the movers and shakers of the craft brewing movement.

Thanks,
Dan
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: spacey on March 28, 2014, 12:44:34 AM
Belgian Wits would be a good one for me.
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: Theapathyparty on April 01, 2014, 07:00:05 PM
Hi Brad,

Over the last few weeks I have listened all of your podcasts and picked up some really great information, I'm actually re-listening to some, too.
I think beer clarity, filtration, sediment and haze reduction, finings, etc, would make a great episode.  I'm sure just about any of your previous guests would have heaps to say on the topic!
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: BugHunter on August 14, 2015, 08:03:45 PM
Brad,

I've been listening to your podcast for some time now.  It goes without saying I've learned a lot.  If I were to categorize your guests into a group, I'd say they are all long experienced brewers or persons with many years experience in their field as it relates to brewing.   As I listened to a few early podcasts tonight and read some of your early articles, I think it would be interesting to hear from  someone who's become a very solid brewer in the recent past, who hasn't yet forgotten their early experiences in brewing.  Perhaps someone who knows enough about brewing now to have been a great help to themselves had they been there to mentor themselves a few years back when they began.  I know I sort of fit that mold, in that if I had the accelerated learning curve (knowing then what I know now, at great expense I might add) my brewing would be / could be, years advanced from where I am now.  Sadly, I'm not guest material. 

Maybe such a podcast is a pipe dream.  But I think you get more new brewers listening in than you might suspect, and a back and forth exchange laughing at past failures, with a hint or two how to avoid same, would make for an interesting show.  It might also be difficult to syllabus.

Cheers.

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Post by: Rrrainy on January 23, 2018, 06:30:23 AM
Maybe get in some people in from the NEIPA world that started out as home brewers such as JC Treteault from Trillium Brewing, Noah Bissell form Bissell Brothers or Nate Lanier from Tree House Brewing to discuss the processes and science behind NEIPA's (e.g. debunking the myth that the haze comes from yeast in suspension) and how to make NEIPA's at home. Especially JC Treteault and Noah Bissell have been very helpful towards questions of homebrewers with giving tips on how to get similar results as with the Trillium/Bissell beers.
Title: Re: Guest Suggestions for Podcast? Post them here...
Post by: peakbeggar on September 18, 2019, 01:05:44 AM
Hey!  Love the show!

Recently listened to the episode with the instructor from VLB in Germany.  Maybe you could get someone (an instructor, or student even?) that has attended Siebel to talk about what that program is like since it located mostly in the US. 

Thanks!