Designing Beer with Ray Daniels – BeerSmith Podcast #64

by Brad Smith on August 30, 2013 · 0 comments

This week I’m pleased to have Ray Daniels, the author of “Designing Great Beer” as well as the founder of the Cicerone program join me as a guest. Ray and I discuss designing beer recipes, homebrewing, commercial brewing and the Cicerone certification program.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (52:32)

  • Ray Daniels is my guest this week. Ray is the author of Designing Great Beers, (Amazon affiliate link) Director of the Cicerone Certification program, and a former editor for Brewer’s Publications. He is also a Senior Faculty member for the Sibel Institute, America’s oldest brewing school.
  • Ray shares his thoughts on what makes a great beer!
  • We discuss some advice for those just starting out with beer recipe design, as well as how to use styles as a guide
  • Ray shares his thoughts on what has changed in home brewing since he wrote his book, and how the hobby as a whole has evolved
  • We also discuss how commercial brewing and the craft beer industry has evolved
  • Ray describes how designing beer for commercial brewing is different than home brewing
  • We talk about his new project which is the Cicerone program and why he is passionate about serving beer
  • Ray explains exactly what it takes to become a certified Cicerone
  • He discusses how commercial, homebrewing, and the cicerone program work together to make better beer for us all

Thanks to Ray Daniels for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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