Homebrewing

Ron Pattinson joins me this week to discuss his recently published book on British Brewing in World War II (WWII). Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio […]

This week I welcome back Colin Kaminski to discuss oxygen in finished beer, hot side aeration and how to minimize oxygen pickup. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

Pacific Northwest Hops – Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on November 30, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I examine a group of US hops from the Pacific Northwest. These American hops form the heart of the US Craft Beer revolution and are widely used in American Pale Ale, and the wide array of India Pale Ales (IPAs) that now dominate Craft Beer production in the US. The Pacific Northwest Hops […]

This week I welcome back Randy Mosher to discuss his upcoming book “Your Tasting Brain” and how we taste and judge beer. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support […]

BeerSmith 20th Anniversary Sale, 20% Off!

by Brad Smith on November 21, 2023 · 0 comments

I’m celebrating 20 years of BeerSmith with an Anniversary sale! Get 20% off BeerSmith desktop and web software licenses, including both subscription and non-subscription items. The Anniversary Sale – 20% Off Desktop and Web Versions From now until Tuesday 28 November, 2023, you can get 20% off BeerSmith desktop and BeerSmith web licenses by clicking […]

This week I welcome back Gordon Strong to discuss lager fermentation, lager yeast flavors, judging beer as well as some trends in craft brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does […]

Adam Mills joins me this week to discuss the use of Thiol boosting yeast, mash hopping and other techniques to enhance the tropical/fruity flavors in IPAs and New England IPAs. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download […]

British and English Hops – Brewing Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on October 13, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the English hop group and what makes these hops unique for English ales. English Hop Growing The British hops group consists of hop varieties grown in Great Britain. These hops were first grown in the South-East counties of Suffolk, Kent, Surrey and Sussex. A short time later the […]

Ken Schramm joins me this week to discuss which fruits work best in meads. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics in This Week’s Episode […]

Noble Hops – Brewing Hop Groups

by Brad Smith on September 15, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at the Noble hop group which are varieties of hops primarily grown in Continental Europe for use in European lagers and ales. Noble Hops The noble hops group are varieties of hops mainly grown in Central Europe that are characterizes by rich aroma and flavor. They are widely used […]

Dr Greg Casey joins me this week to discuss the interesting history of German Adjunct Lager and how it influenced the rise of American Adjunct Lager here in the US. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download […]

This week Skip Schwartz, the head brewer at WeldWerks brewing joins me to discuss brewing barrel aged stouts. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio element. Topics […]

This week I welcome Mirella Amato to discuss how you can best pair beer and foods for a great dining experience! Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the […]

Yeast Autolysis and Yeast Bite in Beer Brewing

by Brad Smith on August 25, 2023 · 0 comments

This week I take a look at yeast autolysis which is the decomposition of yeast, and how it affects beer flavor as your beer ages. Yeast Autolysis The word autolysis literally means self-destruction, and yeast autolysis is the final stage for a yeast cell life where the yeast cell wall literally bursts open and releases […]

This week I welcome Larry Horwitz, the head brewer from Crooked Hammock to discuss Wit Beer and Light Lager brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or Spotify or Google Play Download the MP3 File– Right Click and Save As to download this mp3 file. Your browser does not support the audio […]