What’s Popular in Homebrewing with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #250

by Brad Smith on January 31, 2022 · 0 comments

This week Chris Graham, President of MoreBeer joins me to discuss what is popular in home brewing including recent trends and new equipment.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (50:35)

  • This week I welcome back Chris Graham. Chris is the President of MoreBeer and has been brewing for over 20 years. He has also taught at the prestigious Siebel Institute and is a former board member of the Brewer’s Association and the AHA Governing Council.
  • Chris provides his take on the state of the homebrewing industry, including the impact of COVID on homebrewing and some growth and then shrinkage seen in homebrewing.
  • We discuss the huge impact that the transition to majority all-grain brewing (vs extract) which has happened the last few years.
  • Chris discusses how all-grain has impacted the industry as a whole.
  • We talk about the move back towards dry yeast and away from liquid yeast for many brewers, as well as the large rise in Kveik yeasts.
  • We revisit all-in-one brewing systems, which Chris covered in some detail back in episode #224. Chris shares his experiences with the Brewzilla, different systems and some of the features to look for.
  • We talk about the move towards “Stainless everything” and away from home-built and jury-rigged brewing equipment.
  • Chris shares his thoughts on simplified draft systems including leak-proof commercial links and forward seal taps which have become quite popular.
  • He provides his closing thoughts.


Thanks to Chris Graham for appearing on the show and also to you for listening!
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