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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.

Brewing Beer Around the World with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #83

Author Stan Hieronymus joins me this week for an interview recorded on the expo floor of the National Homebrewing Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.  Stan shares his experiences with homebrewers and craft brewing from a variety of nations including Belgium, Brazil, Argentina, Poland and more.  We also discuss beer styles, techniques and ingredients.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Five Tips for Beer Brewers from John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #82

John Palmer joins me this week to discuss his top five tips for new home brewers.  John is the author of the top selling “How to Brew” book as well as his new book “Water”, and provides some great tips for brewers just getting into home brewing or even experienced brewers interested in making better beer.

You can find the full episode with show notes here.

Malted Grains for Beer Brewing with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #81

Randy Mosher joins me this week to discuss what different malts and grains bring to your home brewed beer.  He gives us an tour of the most popular malts used in home brewing and explains the flavors they really bring to the beer.

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

Beer Freshness and Oxygen with Chaz Benedict- BeerSmith Podcast #80

This week my guest is Chaz Benedict, who is an expert in commercial beer freshness and reducing oxygen content in finished beer.  We explore beer freshness, oxygen in beer, and ways a home brewer can create beer that is long lasting and has a stable flavor profile.

Note: You can find the full episode with audio, video and show notes here.

Kegging your Home Brewed Beer with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #79

This week we discuss how to keg your home brewed beer with Chris Graham from MoreBeer.  I highly recommend watching the video as this week Chris provides a detailed overview on kegging equipment, kegging techniques and how to make the transition from bottles to kegs!

Note: You can access the entire episode including show notes and video here.

Baltic Porter and The Maltose Falcons – BeerSmith Podcast #78

This week three members from the Maltose Falcons homebrew club join me to talk about Baltic Porter.  We discuss the Baltic Porter style, how to brew it and also their recent Baltic Porter contest.  We also discuss the Maltose Falcons 40th anniversary and their celebratory Baltic Porter brew.

NOTE: You can find the full episode including show notes and audio links here.

Brew in a Bag (BIAB) with Jake Keeler – BeerSmith Podcast #77

This week Jake Keeler joins me to discuss how to Brew in a Bag (BIAB).  Brew-in-a-bag is a popular alternative to traditional all grain beer brewing methods and saves on both time and equipment needed to get into all grain brewing.

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

Schwarzbier Brewing with Jason Jaworowicz – BeerSmith Podcast #76

This week on the BeerSmith podcast we talk about brewing the perfect German Schwarzbier (Black beer). Jason Jaworowicz from Rivertown Homebrewers is my guest, and he provides a detailed walkthrough on how to brew this rich German lager.  Also subscribe on iTunes for my new video podcast feed!

Note: You can capture the full video and show notes for this episode here.