Beer Brewing Q&A with Jamil Zainasheff – BeerSmith Podcast #220

by Brad Smith on August 30, 2020 · 0 comments

Jamil Zainasheff from Heretic Brewing joins me this week for a beer brewing question and answer session.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (53:10)

  • This week my guest is Jamil Zainasheff. Jamil is the founder and owner of Heretic Brewing near San Francisco as well as an award winning professional and home brewer. Jamil is also the author of the books “Brewing Classic Styles” and “The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation” (Amazon affiliate links) as well as co-host of the “Brew Strong” podcast on the Brewing Network.
  • We briefly discuss Heretic Brewing before moving on to a beer brewing Question and Answer session
  • Jamil tells us how to get the haze into a “Hazy IPA”.
  • We talk about “Brewing Classic Styles” and what Jamil’s favorite beer styles are
  • Jamil gives his thoughts on using a multi-step mash versus a single step infusion mash.
  • I ask Jamil how much water adjustment he does on his professionally brewed beers at Heretic Brewing
  • We talk about how to go about selecting hops as well as whether hop blends are appropriate for some beers.
  • I ask Jamil his opinion on the IPA craze in craft brewing and whether he thinks something else could replace it.
  • We talk about the mash-out step and whether it is important or even useful anymore
  • I ask Jamil about his “Mr Malty” yeast calculator and the use of yeast starters
  • We discuss what he thinks are some of the most overused and underused malts in brewing.
  • We talk about how Craft breweries are adjusting to the current pandemic as well as what we can do to support them.
  • Jamil shares his closing thoughts.


Thanks to Jamil Zainasheff appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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