Simple Brewing with John Palmer and Denny Conn – BeerSmith Podcast #247

by Brad Smith on November 29, 2021 · 0 comments

John Palmer and Denny Conn join me this week to discuss simplified homebrewing and ways to save time and keep your beer brewing fun.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (42:59)

  • This week I welcome back John Palmer and Denny Conn. John is the author of How to Brew, Water and Brewing Classic Styles.  (all Amazon affiliate links) Denny is the author of Experimental Brewing, Simple Homebrewing and Homebrew All-stars. (all Amazon affiliate links) Today they join me to discuss Simplified Homebrewing.
  • John starts by explaining some of the advantages of simplifying your brew day.
  • Deny shares his thoughts on why a simpler brew day is better.
  • John tells us a bit about the history of brewing and how brewing was done for thousands of years before we really understood all of the underlying technical processes.
  • Denny shares some ideas on how to simplify yeast starters.
  • John talks about the advantages of the new popular all-in-one brewing systems and the trend towards smaller batches.
  • Denny shares some tips on brewing smaller batches.
  • John discusses simplifying the mash and boil process.
  • Denny shares tips on making fermentation a bit easier.
  • John talks about kegging and bottling tips.
  • Denny talks about maintaining the quality of beer while brewing in less time with less fuss.
  • John discusses the importance of flavors in beer, and why picking the right flavors may be more important than many technical aspects of brewing.
  • We all discuss how to make homebrewing a fun hobby rather than a technical chore.


Thanks to John Palmer and Denny Conn for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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