Tasting Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #89

by Brad Smith on September 26, 2014 · 2 comments

PodNew200Randy 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!

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (46:17)

  • Randy Mosher the author of Radical Brewing, Tasting Beer and the upcoming book Mastering Homebrew (all Amazon Affiliate links) joins me to discuss beer tasting, beer self-awareness, judging beer, aroma, flavors and much more. Randy also gives us a sneak peek at his new homebrew book.
  • Thank you to our sponsor Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine who is still offering a 20% discount with your subscription when you use the offer code beersmith when you purchase.
  • Randy shares some of his recent events including a trip to Belgium.
  • We start with what Randy describes as “beer as a path to self-awareness” and the voices inside of Randy’s head
  • Randy explains how to properly go about judging a beer from scratch
  • We discuss some of the key factors in judging beer aroma, taste and flavor
  • Randy explains how beer flavor and aroma are closely linked
  • We talk about how limited our vocabulary is when it comes to aromas and even certain flavors in beer
  • Randy shares some tips on ways to improve your beer judging skills
  • He shares some resources where you can learn more about beer judging and tasting including the BJCP web site and Randy’s tasting book linked above
  • We spend a few minutes discussing Randy’s upcoming book Mastering Homebrew (Amazon affiliate link) which approaches brewing and recipe design from a flavor perspective. I believe this book will become a classic as soon as it is released.
  • Randy shares his closing thoughts on judging beer

Thanks to Randy Mosher for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Kyle G October 14, 2014 at 1:11 am

Brad, I’ve only just recently started listening to your shoe but my work has me driving 5+ hours daily and I’ve been listening to the show to keep me alert while I’m driving. I’m a relatively new home-brewer but have been reading a lot and definitely learned a lot from the show, so
first off thank you for the show and the work
You put into it. I only have one suggestion (I’m sure this should be sent/posted somewhere else but I couldn’t find it)
Just about every episode I listen too I’ll have so many questions for both you and your guest, is there anyway that this could become a something on the show? I just feel like having such knowledgable guests on the show it would be great if I could ask them my own question(s). I would love this and I’m sure many more would as well, even if you did
A whole episode that was nothing but Q&A with you and a guess it would be amazing. Thanks again for
All you do.

Brad Smith October 21, 2014 at 7:05 pm

Sure – send some on via email and perhaps we can do a Q&A show with them.


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