Jeff Bloem from Murphy & Rude malting joins me this week to demystify the various types of malts used in brewing beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

John Blichmann joins me this week to discuss the evolution of home brewing equipment from the late 1980’s to the current day. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

Andrew Burns joins me this week from Dakota County Technical College to talk about brewing education programs for working professionals. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio […]

Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss Dimethyl Sulfide (DMS) in beer and how to manage it. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. […]

Brad’s Tart Cherry Mead – Mead Case Study

by Brad Smith on January 15, 2024 · 2 comments

This week I thought I would mix things up a bit by presenting a very high gravity Tart Cherry fruit mead made with widely available ingredients. High Gravity Mead Design I started making high gravity melomels back in 2016 as I have always been fascinated with the style, which I find to be some of […]

Dr Axel Goehler, the CEO of Bestmalz joins us to discuss the state of German malting, European Craft Brewing and the recent BRAU 2023 conference. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser […]

Australia and New Zealand Hops – Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on December 29, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the hops from New Zealand and Australia which have become some of the most desirable IPA hops in the world over the last few years. Hop Varieties from Australia and New Zealand As the US craft beer industry has grown, many of the varieties from Australia and New […]

Ron Pattinson joins me this week to discuss his recently published book on British Brewing in World War II (WWII). Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio […]

This week I welcome back Colin Kaminski to discuss oxygen in finished beer, hot side aeration and how to minimize oxygen pickup. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

Pacific Northwest Hops – Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on November 30, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I examine a group of US hops from the Pacific Northwest. These American hops form the heart of the US Craft Beer revolution and are widely used in American Pale Ale, and the wide array of India Pale Ales (IPAs) that now dominate Craft Beer production in the US. The Pacific Northwest Hops […]

This week I welcome back Randy Mosher to discuss his upcoming book “Your Tasting Brain” and how we taste and judge beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

BeerSmith 20th Anniversary Sale, 20% Off!

by Brad Smith on November 21, 2023 · 0 comments

I’m celebrating 20 years of BeerSmith with an Anniversary sale! Get 20% off BeerSmith desktop and web software licenses, including both subscription and non-subscription items. The Anniversary Sale – 20% Off Desktop and Web Versions From now until Tuesday 28 November, 2023, you can get 20% off BeerSmith desktop and BeerSmith web licenses by clicking […]

This week I welcome back Gordon Strong to discuss lager fermentation, lager yeast flavors, judging beer as well as some trends in craft brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does […]

Adam Mills joins me this week to discuss the use of Thiol boosting yeast, mash hopping and other techniques to enhance the tropical/fruity flavors in IPAs and New England IPAs. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download […]

British and English Hops – Brewing Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on October 13, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the English hop group and what makes these hops unique for English ales. English Hop Growing The British hops group consists of hop varieties grown in Great Britain. These hops were first grown in the South-East counties of Suffolk, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. A short time later the […]