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Beer Brewing Secrets with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #95

Michael Tonsmeire joins me to share some of his top pro beer brewing secrets.  Michael provides 12 tips from the top brewers and shares his experience as an author and contributor to Modern Times brewery.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Malt for Beer Brewing with John Mallett – BeerSmith Podcast #94

John Mallett, the Director of Operations at Bell’s Brewing joins me to talk about his new book “Malt: A Practical Guide from Field to Brewhouse”  This is the final book in the four part Brewing Element series from Brewer’s Publications.  John discusses varieties of malt, the malting process and how various malts are used in beer brewing.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

New Hop Varieties with Nathan Smith – BeerSmith Podcast #93

Nathan Smith joins me this week to discuss the many new hop varieties coming out for home and craft beer brewers.  Nathan, an award winning brewer, gave a presentation at last year’s National Homebrew Conference on some of the great new hops entering the market, and shares this with us today.

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

Home Brewing Equipment with John Blichmann – BeerSmith Podcast #92

John Blichmann, the President of Blichmann Engineering is my guest this week to discuss intermediate and advanced Brewing Equipment.  John tells us about basic three tier all grain systems, RIMS/HERMS systems, heating your wort and using hybrid techniques like BIAB or his new BrewEasy system.

You can find the full episode including show notes here.

Beer Fermentation with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #91

Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer, joins me this week to discuss beer fermentation, fermenters, temperature control and how to get the most out of your fermentation.  Chris provides some great advice on the equipment to use, methods, and control of your home brewed fermentation.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Experimental Homebrewing with Drew and Denny – BeerSmith Podcast #90

The authors of the upcoming book Experimental Homebrewing Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me to discuss some of their home brew experiments as well as their upcoming book.  Drew and Denny provide some unusual and unique ideas to spice up your home brewed beer!

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #89

Randy Mosher, the author of Radical Brewing and Mastering Homebrew joins me this week to discuss tasting beer, beer aroma, judging beer and also his upcoming book.  Its another great episode with one of home brewing’s masters!

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Mead Making with Michael Fairbrother – BeerSmith Podcast #88

Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery joins me to discuss how you can make mead with the same equipment you are using now to brew beer.  Michael walks us through the entire mead making process and provides some great tips along the way!

You can find the complete episode with show notes here.

Brewing Lagers with John Bolton, Dave Carpenter – BeerSmith Podcast #87

John Bolton and Dave Carpenter join me from Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine to talk about brewing lagers.  We cover the major procedures and techniques needed to brew a good lager including considerations like refrigeration, starter size and avoiding off flavors.

Note: You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Yeast with Dr Chris White from White Labs – BeerSmith Podcast #86

Chris White, the President of White Labs yeast joins me today to talk about his new “Pure Pitch” technology for producing and distributing beer yeast.  He’s replacing the entire White Labs line of vials with yeast distributed in the same container it is grown in.  The new technology, 5 years in the making, will hit home brew stores in the next few months.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Sour Beer Brewing with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #85

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss his new book “American Sour Beers” which was just published by the brewer’s association.  Michael shares some great tips on brewing sour beers including both ingredients and techniques.

You can find the full episode here including show notes.

Trends in Home Brewing with Jake Keeler – BeerSmith Podcast #84

Jake Keeler from the American Homebewers Association and a former Brewing TV cast member joins me this week to talk about the changes we’re seeing in homebrewing as well as homebrew supplie.  This episode was recorded directly on the expo floor at the National Homebrew Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Note: You can find the full episode with show notes here.