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  • newELI5: How do I create my own recipe?
    What is the basic idea? Formula? Where do I begin? I'm beginning to understand different flavors and would like to try- regardless of my terrible ideas- to start utilizing my 1 gallon carboy on weird ideas. submitted by /u/jared515 [link] […
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  • newAfter scrubbing off the labels on 50 beer bottles...
    I. am. tired. I think I've scrubbed the last label off of a bottle in my life, I'll just buy bottles from now on! In addition, these were some of the hardest to scrub off labels I've encountered. The brand in question - Charlottesville, VA. Great bee…
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  • newQuestion about Kilned vs Roasted vs Stewed malt
    Can somebody correct me if I am wrong here? ** Kilned malt- malt heated in a ventilated area to dry it out ** Stewed malt- malt that is kilned in an EXTREMELY MOIST ENVIRONMENT, this creates an environment similar to a mash which turns starches to s…
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  • newIs my Homebrew Working?
    I just started my first homebrew a few hours ago (yay) and was wondering if the behavior from my bottle was normal. I don't see any 'movement' per se, just a bit of froth at the top. https://imgur.com/a/hDHRH. As a side note, the reason I'm a little…
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  • newIs there any way I can tell if packaged yeast is still good?
    I found a package of yeast that expired in November of 2016, but I don't want to brew beer tonight to find out in a few days that it's no good. Is there any way to tell, or should I just go to the store and grab a new one? submitted by /u/TheyC…
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BeerSmith Forums

  • newNeed to delete all recipes stored on my iPhone.
    I have several dozen recipes on my iPhone and I'd like to delete them all.  (They're safe on my mac)  The only way I've found to delete recipes is to open, delete, confirm delete, repeat.  I don't want to do that over and over and over...  Please…
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  • newRe: PH Meters for Beer Brewing - Selection, Calibration and Use
    Whether a pH meter is critical to your brewing success depends on your water and the kinds of beer you brew. When I first started brewing all-grain my efficiency was terrible (40-45%) and my beer was often a bit tannic. It turns out that I have water…
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  • newRe: PH Meters for Beer Brewing - Selection, Calibration and Use
    Quote from: BeerSmith on Today at 09:16:48 AMPH Meters for Beer Brewing - Selection, Calibration and Use    http://beersmith.com/blog/2017/09/21/ph-meters-for-beer-brewing-selection-calibration-and-use/Cheers,Brad[/qu...
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  • newRe: Hello from Sudbury Ontario Canada
    Quote from: loki28 on Today at 11:02:04 AMHi everybody,My son and I have been brewing for about 7 months and using BeerSmith for about 5.  The software has helped a lot and we have been getting good batches since we star...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newRe: BeerSmith Mobile Ingredient list
    Quote from: jrjenkinson on Today at 08:39:20 AMThanks Rick! I don't have it in a recipe. I was just making myself familiar with the app and accidentally deleted it. Most likely I won't need to use it. I was just hoping to...
    - 4 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -

Homebrewer's Assoc. Forum

  • newRe: Himalayan Salt Block
    I bet a ribeye or NY strip tastes good grilled on there.  Or your favorite fish or shrimp.
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  • newRe: Himalayan Salt Block
    I got it from my mother in law.  Gotta cook something on it before I put it out for the rats and squirrels (local wildlife).
    - 2 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newRe: Himalayan Salt Block

    Re: Himalayan Salt Block

    It might make a nice lawn ornament, and/or supplement for local wildlife. 
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  • newRe: Pilsner Mail for an IPA?
    I agree. My all pilsner malt pilsner has been done with 60&90 minute boils and I have not had any issues with the 60 minute version. Not going back to 90 except for something really high gravitySent from my XT1635-01 using Tapatalk
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  • newRe: Sugar addition
    Thanks. I think I'll just add it towards the end of the boil then, less to have to worry about during fermentation.
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Will keeping my beer at 1 psi to serve cause any problems?
Will keeping my beer at 1 psi to serve cause any problems?
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Fruit flies in my cider? Is this okay to drink?
Fruit flies in my cider? Is this okay to drink?
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First time brewing with a chugger pump, worth every cent!
First time brewing with a chugger pump, worth every cent!
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Finally graduated to big boy status! First beer in my new(used) kegerator!
Finally graduated to big boy status! First beer in my new(used) kegerator!
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Can anyone tell me what this is? (Pineapple-Apple cider)
Can anyone tell me what this is? (Pineapple-Apple cider)
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Homebrew Talk

  • The Brewer’s Friend Recipe Kit Giveaway!

    The Brewer’s Friend Recipe Kit Giveaway!

    It's giveaway time folks! Our sponsor, Brewer's Friend, has upgraded some of their features and added some new ones as well. In celebration of their new content, they will be giving away 10 recipe kits offered by Homebrew Supply! Let's look at some o…
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  • Brewing For Events – A Guide

    Brewing For Events – A Guide

    Last year, when my wife was part of a group that was planning a couples’ baby shower for my brother and his wife, they came up with the idea of having me brew a beer for the occasion. If you’re reading this, then I assume you’ve been in this po…
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  • Making a Pseudo Lager

    Making a Pseudo Lager

    What is a Pseudo Lager? For the purposes of this article it will refer to the creation of a lager-like beer with greater flexibility by using an ale yeast. Defining a Pseudo Lager beyond this can get tricky; technically ‘lager’ simply refers to a…
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  • Spruce’n Up Your Brew

    Spruce’n Up Your Brew

    Thanks to El Nino and the mild winter, Spring is just a few drinks away. With Spring comes new growth, and with new growth comes new brewing ingredients. So grab your axe, let’s add some legitimacy to that lumberjack beard you’ve been sporting an…
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  • Be a Better Brewer: Get SMaSH’d On Brew Day

    Be a Better Brewer: Get SMaSH’d On Brew Day

    There’s an easy and delicious way to improve your beer creation skills. Just get "SMaSH’d" on brew day. Not smashed as in “drink a beer make a beer,” but SMaSH’d as in brewing Single Malt and Single Hop beers.Brewing SMaSH beers dials you…
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  • Maintaining A Healthy Yeast Bank Long Term

    Maintaining A Healthy Yeast Bank Long Term

    One of the most important things you can do to brew great beer is ensure you have a healthy, unstressed yeast population. From pitching rates, fermentation temperature, avoiding contamination by competitive organisms, all the way through bottle condi…
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  • Growing Ingredients for Use in Your Homebrew

    Growing Ingredients for Use in Your Homebrew

    For most homebrewers, the process begins and ends in their brewing area, and whatever goes into their beer comes from their friendly neighborhood homebrew supply shop or their favorite online retailer.While there is nothing wrong with that-- it’s…
    - Apr 8, 2016 -
  • Can Your Beer Shelf Hold Up?

    Can Your Beer Shelf Hold Up?

    Yeah, I know… Sound storage considerations for your bottles isn’t the most exciting topic. You probably would be much happier if I offered up the world’s finest red ale recipe and left it at that. Sorry… Truth be told, this is an extremely im…
    - Apr 6, 2016 -
  • Product Spotlight: HOPTOPs

    Product Spotlight: HOPTOPs

    Hello everyone, and welcome to our first "product spotlight". In these articles we are looking to shine the light on some of the new or up and coming products available to us homebrewers. This spotlight features HOPTOPs, a new product which is an ai…
    - Apr 4, 2016 -
  • Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

    Study Shows Isomerized Alpha Acids Can Help Increase IQ

    By David DoucetteThe tides have turned on the “healthiness of beer” several times throughout my life, and likely yours too. Thankfully over the past few years newly discovered benefits have been more plentiful than newly discovered negative eff…
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Brewboard

  • SNERHC 2017
    Registration is now open for the 2017 Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition.Date: October 15, 2017Venue: Two Roads Brewing, Stratford, CTHosts: Underground Brewers of CT, Krausen Commandos of Northwest CTSponsors: Two Roads Brewing, Malt…
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  • SNERHC 2016
    The 2016 Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition (SNERHC) will be held on 10/23 at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT.This is a BJCP-sanctioned competition accepting entries in all categories of beer, cider, and mead. Registration is now o…
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  • SNERHC 2016
    The 2016 Southern New England Regional Homebrew Competition (SNERHC) will be held on 10/23 at Two Roads Brewing in Stratford, CT.This is a BJCP-sanctioned competition accepting entries in all categories of beer, cider, and mead. Registration is now o…
    - Sep 30, 2016 -
  • New System

    New System

    Been busy brewing on the new system..How has everyone been?
    - May 12, 2016 -
  • Optimization of BioFine Clear
    I just thought I would share this:http://oly-brewer.blogspot.com/?view=classicI wrote up a procedure for optimizing BioFine on my blog. I wrote it for professional brewers, but with some simple math it could be used on the homebrew scale.
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  • Brewpot deal: 10 gallon stainless kettle for $87 shipped
    Just thought I'd pass this along for the holidays in case anyone's looking - great deal on a 10 gallon stainless pot on Amazon for $87 shipped 10 Gallon Stainless SteelOnly 9 left!
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  • 17th Palmetto State Brewers Open
    Welcome to the 17th Palmetto State Brewers Open (PSBO). This is an annual homebrew competition sponsored by Palmetto State Brewers, Inc. of South Carolina. Competition judging will take place at Krafty Draft Brewpub on December 5th. PSBO is an AHA sa…
    - Nov 2, 2015 -
  • TAngerine Wheat
    I brewed a 5 gallon batch of wheat beer and want to add some tangerine for flavor to the secondary. How much should i add?
    - Oct 21, 2015 -
  • crankandstein mill gap
    What is the proper gap to set for the taper grain mill? I set the small end gap at .030 which puts the big end is .075 and puts it at .060 in the middle. I have not got a response back from crakandstein where they are in the process of moving.
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  • crankandstein mill gap
    What is the proper gap to set for the taper grain mill? I set the small end gap at .030 which puts the big end is .075 and puts it at .060 in the middle. I have not got a response back from crakandstein where they are in the process of moving.
    - Sep 13, 2015 -
  • Banjo Burner Nat Gas
    The burner burns very bright orange, throws out lots of soot, I have tired every setting possible for the air. Anyone else had this problem?
    - Aug 16, 2015 -
  • soy milk?
    Was wondering how a choc. porter would turn out adding choc. soy milk at flame out?
    - Aug 3, 2015 -
  • soy milk?
    Was wondering how a choc. porter would turn out adding choc. soy milk at flame out?
    - Aug 3, 2015 -
  • Under Bittered IPA
    I have a 21 gal batch of IPA the was scheduled to be 63 IBUs. In a rookie move I over stuffed the boil hop bag winding up with an estimated 33 IBUS for a 6.0% IPA.Any suggestions on how to effectively correct the batch in secondary?Help appreciated.
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  • 2015 Beerfest
    Please join us at EJ Phair in Pittsburg for Special Haven's 3rd annual Beerfest. Saturday, May 9th Tickets can be purchased in advance through Friday night, May 08 for $25, or $30 at the door. Tickets include a souvenir glass and tasting tickets.…
    - May 7, 2015 -
  • Brew items that I have quit doing

    Brew items that I have quit doing

    Looking back and a few years of brewing I also looking at the things I use to do and since have quit doing.To me the main thing is upgrade the quality of the Beer being brew and my taste bud's are the task master.Bottling gone the way of the dodo bir…
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  • Pliny the Bastard?
    I plan on combining my two favorite beers, Pliny the Elder and Arrogant Bastard into Pliny the Bastard.The recipe below is the base for Pliny (More Beer), with CaraAroma subbed for C40, bittering by Chinook, and dry hopped with Chinook, Columbus, and…
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  • ice bath vs. immersion chiller
    Hi,I've been away for about 3 years, apologies for missing a few PMs during that time.I'm getting back into brewing now, and thinking about cooling down the wort. I did some numbers to compare the surface area of two common cooling solutions, and wa…
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  • ice bath vs. immersion chiller
    Hi,I've been away for about 3 years, apologies for missing a few PMs during that time.I'm getting back into brewing now, and thinking about cooling down the wort. I did some numbers to compare the surface area of two common cooling solutions, and wa…
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  • Beer has sour/cider taste after bottling
    I made a porter, which tasted exactly as I wanted after the primary was finished. Sanitized everything, bottled, waited 2 weeks, cracked one open, and the beer tastes completely different than before I bottled. It has a sour/cidery taste.I used Wye…
    - Feb 11, 2015 -
  • Sediment in Bottles
    I've been brewing for a long time and feel like I know what I'm doing. However, no matter what I have tried, I still ens up with sediment in my bottles after they are filled. I could siphon off the top and leave a few inches of beer behind, I suppose…
    - Jan 18, 2015 -
  • Extra 30% off Homebrew books at Amazon
    There's an Extra 30% off Homebrew books at Amazon today with the code "HOLIDAY30" Check out the books here
    - Nov 29, 2014 -
  • Fermaid-K and/or Fermaid-O only in a mead
    So I understand that Fermaid-K has more DAP and provides more Nitrogen than Fermaid-O so it provides more YAN to the yeast. I have read that Fermaid-O has about half the YAN but it has more micro nutrients and that it requires less to get the same nu…
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  • 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition
    The 41st Annual US Amateur Winemaking Competition will be held on November 22, 2014 Entries must be received between October 1 and November 8, 2014. International entries may be received earlier. Please send entries c/o: The Home Beer, Wine and Chees…
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  • Home brew shop near New Haven CT
    I am hoping to get back into the obsession hobby! But I just moved to New Haven. Any New Haven Brewers (or nearby)? Whats the scene like? You have favorite shop? Any club activity?Brew on!Gus
    - Aug 15, 2014 -
  • Pale Ale Recipe Critique
    I was trying to do my own recipe formulation for an APA using a partial mash and was hoping some of you might have a few minutes to double check my recipe and let me know of any trouble you see in the amounts and ingredients. Thanks in advance for a…
    - Feb 13, 2014 -
  • Celebration/Winter Ale Ingredients
    I’m not one to follow receipts and like jumping out there and doing stuff outside the norm (maybe it's my lack of experience, but hey it's fun), however I'd like to get this one right the first time. I have a question about some ingredients I have…
    - Sep 27, 2011 -
  • Help with an IPA
    I'm getting really bored of the kits and have read a decent amount that I think I'm ready to take the plunge into expirimenting and designing my own beers. I'm going to focus on IPA's for a couple of batches. I have taken a look at quite a few IPA re…
    - Jan 12, 2009 -
  • how to make a Polish mead?
    I have made a few meads [12], and I just finished teaching a mead class to get people interested in meads. We had a great turn out and got to try about 25 meads in the two classes. We got at least 6 meads made and 2 bottled. It was a real eye open…
    - Jul 22, 2007 -
  • Brew PROBLEM! need help!

    Brew PROBLEM! need help!

    No joke! My wife had a pissy diaper on on the top shelf (have no idea why!!) And It fell in when I was reaching for the Lid! I quick got it out, and ran up stairs to see if it was a used, or unused diaper..... IT WAS USED!!!It was a Hefewizen!!!No…
    - Oct 27, 2004 -

Tasty Brew

  • HBC 369 Mosaic hops
    Has anyone used this hop? I picked up some at the hop shop yesterday because it was new.
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  • Funky brew is too sour, need to balance
    I brewed last Feb in an attempt to make a Gueuze or Faro. WY1388 (Belgian Strong Ale) was used in the primary. 2 weeks after I racked it to secondary and added WLP653 (Brettanomyces lambicus). Early April, I split the batch in two, both with local tr…
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  • A simple Pale Ale
    I'm thinking about brewing Whitey's Gone Fishing Pale Ale from Papazian's recipe this weekend. The recipe calls for:6.6lbs Light LME1oz Amarillo for bittering3/4oz Strisselspalt1/2oz Sterling aromaEnglish Ale yeastHas anyone ever brewed this…
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  • Biofine Clear
    Anyone tried Biofine Clear? I just used it in a batch of Cream Ale that was nearly 25% flaked corn and it worked incredibly well. I regularly brew a pretty clear beer, but using this stuff I would have to rate it spectacularly clear. My process ha…
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  • lone grenade...hopefully
    I heard a bang in the cellar last night and explored but found nothing. This morning i found a wet box w my ris and an exploded bottle. All swing tops are perfectly carbed so I am hoping this was isolated. The broken bottle had perhaps a whiff of b…
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  • french toast stout
    trying to make a French toast stout and was wandering how to get the flavor of it
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  • Cider recipe
    Anyone have a good cider recipe? Aidan... Found one you made. Was it good? Did you use yeast?
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  • Kegging off flavor
    Hi All,This started in my previous post "Removing Root Beer Taste/Smell from Corny Keg". I still can not get this "flavor" out of the kegs. I assumed it was root beer but maybe it isn't. I've only done one but I've ...1 Completely disassembled th…
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  • Brew Day
    Its Saturday, that means brew day for me. Anyone brewing this weekend? What you brewing?I just started my Scottish Ale 80p:Mashing at 158 degrees right now, and will start decoction boil down with 1 gallon in about an hour from now.
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  • how long to lager a bw
    Ive read several posts on this. It's reported that aging in bulk makes for quicker and more consistent mellowing and melding of flavors. On the other hand, too much headspace can lead to oxidation. I have a thomas hardys clone aging 2 months and…
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  • Brass Sanitary Fittings
    Hello Everybody.I am New Here From Brass Sanitary Fittings Company. We Provide Custom Word Wide Brass Sanitary Fittings service as per client requirement. So if you have any question about Brass Sanitary Fittings are welcome.Thanks.
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  • Scorching wort with HWD element
    Hi there,I am keen to build a small electric BIAB system similar to this (http://www.highgravitybrew.com/productcart/pc/BIAB-Electric-Brewing-System-306p3987.htm). But on a smaller scale. I have a 2 gallon pot that I use for 1 gallon batches. This…
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  • Little saison
    I just thought I share what I'm Brewing today.7# belgian pale 3# rahr red wheat8 oz c604 oz acidulated malt60min 1 0z EK golding 6.3 AA%30min 1.8 oz EK golding 6.3 AA%Collected about 12.25 gallons then boil.For about 10 gallons or so in ferm…
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  • Overly bitter hops
    My orders from the last harvest from Hops Direct has arrived in the Philippines and so I brewed an IIPA using Super Galena, Chinook and Magnum for bittering and Citra for late additions. S@@t, it was terribly bitter. I suspect it was the Super Galena…
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  • Amylase Question
    Hey all. I am venturing in the grain/extract brew territory. I have a question about amylase. Question is how and when to use it. Also any tips of doing a combo grain/extract batch. I was thinking of doing a small batch of both then combine both in m…
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  • Oxygen added during Lag, Ramifications
    So, I was making an English Pale Ale for a party next month, feeling like I am on the edge of time to have it ready. Made a perfect batch, pitched a Burton Ale yeast, 10 hours later it was flat. Against my common sense I shook it to add some extra…
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  • Wit Yeast Choices?
    Anyone ever used WLP500 or WLP530 (WLP510, WLP515, etc.) for a Belgian Wit?I think it'd be a great beer to grow up some Belgian yeast, but there doesn't seem to be many other styles where WLP400 or WLP410 would be appropriate.Perhaps an another w…
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  • Woke up to beer on my floor
    My faucet on my keg fridge started leaking out of no where. I took it apart and put it back together but i think i lost most of my keg. Has this happened to anyone else and if so did you ever figure out why it happened?
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  • new brewer advice
    I really wish that someone would have told me this 7 years ago when I started instead of having to find it out on my ownThe best advice I can give to any brewer is to brew 1 good beer repeatedly before you try to brew 100 "fancy" beers. If you can'…
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  • Wyeast 2565 (Kolsch)
    I brewed my SMaSHing German Blonde with a Perle necklace and chose Wyeast 2565 Kolsch yeast to see where it would go. New strain for me. Malt bill was 7.5 lbs Weyermann Pilsner. After one week I popped the top of my bucket and there was still a la…
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Rate Beer

  • newYeast From Fruit/Isolating yeastand#40;sand#41;
    Posted by radarsockI'm currently on a noisy train. It will take a minute before reaching its destination, the prefect time to start a thread about yeast isolating and locally gathered strains. What has worked, and what hasn't? I made a starter from g…
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  • newGetting coffee and cocoa nibs out of my beer before bottling
    Posted by LinusStickI made a Founders Breakfast stout clone (just a 1.5 gallon batch) that called for ground coffee, chocolate chips and cocoa nibs added at flame out. I added that stuff directly to the kettle and realized that I had a strainer bag s…
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  • newMashing overview
    Posted by brauenle What is Mashing process?Maybe you are a little puzzling about it.Now let me give some simple introduction about it in the article. As you know,there are various hydrolase in the malts.It can utilize these hydrolase at a certain…
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  • newFirst Imperial Stout
    Posted by jflopsuI'm about to start brewing my first imperial stout (all-grain). I'm still relatively new at home brewing, but wanted to get a bit creative. I'm trying to figure out two things: 1. If I want to add cinnamon to the brewing process…
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  • newGrainfather Questions
    Posted by jackadamI have few questions, If the recipe calls far a dual temp mash, say 30 min @130° then 60min @ 150°, it takes the Grainfather some time to increase 20°. Should it still be 90 min total or 30 minutes at lower temp, then h…
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  • newFavorite SMaSHes
    Posted by radarsockCurious, but what has been some of your favorite SMaSH beers you've made thus far? Me, I really enjoyed a SMaSH barleywine I brewed with Maris Otter and Amarillo hops. Fermented with Edinburgh ale yeast and then aged on toasted oak…
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  • newGrain Bag Split
    Posted by SarkyNorthenerI am Currently doing a partial extract. However during the steeping process one of the grain bags has split and some of the grain is in the wort. Does anyone know if this will cause issues further down the line? Wil…
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  • newOpen Fermentation
    Posted by EvanFriendSo I just brewed a Northern English brown ale, and I decided to go with an open fermentation. Anyone tried this method before? Any tips, pros/cons, etc would be appreciated.(5 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newAnyone have a good cream ale recipe?
    Posted by italaricanJust looking to make a light, dry beer with subtle corn sweetness that'll be easily accessible and easy to crush in the summer. I've never gone this light and don't know what recipes I can trust.(8 replies) Read more of this discu…
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  • newFavorite Dry-Hop
    Posted by radarsockWhat has been your favorite hop to use as a dry-hop? Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Columbus, and Amarillo for me. Any dry-hop combinations that users have noted for its incredible ability to create cohesiveness and a rounder flavor…
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  • newPre-mash and sparge water pH
    Posted by Homer321So last weekend I brewed with a friend. He followed the same filtering and campden tablet treatments that I do for his brewing water. But he also added 2 tsp of 10% phosphoric acid to the mash water (before adding the grain, it was…
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  • newAll Wheat Brewing
    Posted by EvanFriendJust brewed a beer with an all wheat grain bill (8lbs oak smoked wheat malt). I did it brew in a bag, mashed for 60 minutes at 150 degrees (Fahrenheit), and sparged with 170 degree water. My efficiency was shit, about 34%. I've ne…
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  • newLactose: how many pppg and when to add?
    Posted by FukitoHi guys, I am brewing a milk stout this weekend and can´t find any reliable source on lactose. How many pppg should I use for my calculations? I have seen anywhere fron 30 to 46. Also, when do I add it? Right now I am going with a…
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  • newNational Mead Day
    Posted by EvanFriendSo who else brewed a mead on National Mead Day? I did a blueberry melomel. 15lbs local wildflower honey, about 7lbs wild blueberries. Can't wait to drink it.(1 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newLupulin powder
    Posted by Homer321Having had a couple of beers made with Lupulin powder now, it makes me want to try it in homebrew. Anyone seen this available to Homebrewers? any other intel or advice?(3 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • newGot any new toys lately?
    Posted by JulienHuxleyJust sent a batch into my SS brewtech brew bucket. It's very shiny and nice to work with so far. Don't think I'll make better beer, but I am enjoying my purchase. What about you? Any new toys as of late? How are they worki…
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  • newFavorite Hop Combos
    Posted by radarsockFalconer's Flight, Ahtanum, Simcoe, Amarillo, and Mosaic is one stable combination I will often add on, that I have used for at least two previous DIPA recipes in the past year. All of the recipe specifications have pretty much sta…
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  • newConcrete Eggs - Any Experience?
    Posted by radarsockAnyone have any experience with concrete eggs fermentation vessels from Sonoma Cast Stone? From their website: "Concrete can take the heat, or the cold. It's a natural insulator and will stabilize the temperature of whatever…
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  • newHow do you use hops in your kettle?
    Posted by JulienHuxleyCurious as to how you guys use hops when brewing. I just got a dip tube attachment and whirlpooled free hops for the first time yesterday. I used to use leaf hops in nylon sacks, then moved to pellets in a hop helper when leaf h…
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  • newVery Sour Lambic style beer
    Posted by Jdizzle1 How's it going folks, quick question(s) here. When it came time to bottle/ transfer on to fruit my "Lambic" ( after aging for 14 months) I tasted it, and it was very sour. I thought to myself "nice one" I kept some back t…
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  • newMashing Water Problems.
    Posted by BookmDanoWhat am I doing wrong? I get my water from a cave in Georgia (flows to the outside). The water has won awards for purity and taste and as a side note runs to a pond with Rainbow trout (Rainbow trout in Georgia ... got to be good.)…
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  • newLactic-fermented pickles?
    Posted by spacecoyoteAnyone here made them before? I've always been afraid of making them in a small apartment that I also homebrew in, so I'm hoping to start making some at my buddy's place. For those that do now, or have in the past, or m…
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  • newMaking your hoppy beers hoppier with less hops
    Posted by HornyDevilSo . . . as always, this forum is slow. I was giving some thought as to why the other day and came to the conclusion that without delving into mixed microbe fermentations and fermentations involving Brettanomyces and other,…
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  • newIPA recipe
    Posted by FukitoHi guys! Want to brew an American IPA next weekend. Something more old school rather than the fruity hazy stuff of lately. Thinking something piney, resinous with a touch of citrus and approachable. This is my recipe so far:…
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  • newAutolysis
    Posted by EvanFriendSo I recently did what was supposed to be a Westvleteren 12 clone, and on bottling it I noticed a faint smell/taste of soy sauce. According to my research, this is due to autolysis. I know what I did wrong (kept it in a fermenter…
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BA Homebrewing

  • newBravo hops in New England ipa
    Anyone ever use these for New England IPA? I'm out of citra and can get bravo hops for 12 dollars less a pound. They will be used with el dorado, cascade and a little mosaic.Brulosophy noted Bravo to have an orange vanillish flavor and thought these…
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  • newOverly sour Berliner
    Anyone have any good methods for creating an overly sour Berliner? I usually use Milk The Funk's method but I'm looking to make a super sour beer. Will increasing the amount of lacto that I add make it more sour? Will holding the temp higher make it…
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  • newfirst time homebrewing
    Hey all, i want to start homebrewing, and had questions i apologize if these questions come off elementryWhat do i need to purchase to have the best set upI have a backroom in my house, can i do it all in there?Where do i find hopsHow do you lea…
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  • newQuestions on Adjusting pH Up Post-Fermentation
    I have an Imperial Sweet Stout fermenting that I've perfected over the years. I shoot for a mash pH around 5.5-5.6, which I'm normally in the ballpark. This batch using my Milwaukee ph65 meter read 5.18. I went and calibrated it and resampled and it…
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  • newOktoberfest Recipe?
    I checked out the recipe forum and didn't see any Oktoberfest resides. Seemed pretty limited. Anyone have a good 10g AG Oktoberfest recipe?I'm considering using 3470 yeast and doing 5g Ale temps and 5g Lagering. I've used 3470 at ale temps before a…
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  • newSalut - Historical French Wine Alternative

    Salut - Historical French Wine Alternative

    I'm planning a tip down to southeastern Arizona this weekend, and was thinking of stopping in to Old Bisbee Brewing. Honestly, I wasn't expecting anything earth-shattering from a small brewery located in an old, small town. One thing I saw in their Y…
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  • newFirst Time with Simcoe
    Looking to brew with simcoe for the first time. I know, I know, what's taken me so long? I'm looking to pair it with amarillo. Never using it, I'm curious those of you who have when are you using it with the best results? I know simcoe can get out of…
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  • newWhat homebrew are you drinking? September edition

    What homebrew are you drinking? September edition

    Just tapped my Bamberg Style Helles Rauchbier. 5% ABV and 25 IBU.Came out better than expected! Probably one of the best of the style I've personally had, honestly! Crisp with that fantastic bacon-like smoke note (60% smoked malt). Should clear even…
    - 7 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newWhat's brewing September edition
    I'm about to finish the boil and hit the hopstand on an Amarillo and Simcoe session NE IPA. Planning on brewing up a Rye IPA in the morning that I'm going to ferment on an Omega Hot Head yeast cake I'm harvesting from my house IPA I'm kegging during…
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  • newIn-line oxygen
    I purchased an in-line oxygen stone. Can I leave it hooked up at the pump-out valve during the boil/whirlpool or should I build a tee that I sanitize and add on at the last minute before transfer to fermenter starts?
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  • newKegging for the first time question
    Hello,I am going to be kegging for the first time tonight. WOOHOO!!! But I have a question about which way to do it. I have a sheet from the LHBS on how to force carb, but feel like the "set and forget method is more up my ally. I need the beer for…
    - 22 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • Recirculating Dry Hop
    I was setting up my recirculating dry hop yesterday for my latest IPA and thought I'd piece together a couple videos showing my process. I know others probably do something different but figured this may help give others ideas. I apologize for the…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • No-Chill Brewing with keg
    I wonder if any one have experience with no chill brewing method, when the hot wort ends up in a keg ?Usually done in 5 gallon stackable water container, my concern is that the hot wort will "wash" some of the nasty stuff from the plastic cube.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Used 1/2 Barrel Kegs
    Anyone got a good online source? Anyone ever had luck calling a distributor? I'm looking for a few.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • The How My Averagely Perfect ESB Turned Out Thread
    This thread is for posting your impressions after you brew and taste this recipe, the result of the latest Averagely Perfect crowd sourced recipe project.
    - 2 days ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Averagely Restricted Homebrew Competition - Official Rules
    This competition is open to all BAs.Deadline and Information RequiredEntries must be received by 30 November, 2017. Judging date is TBD, but soon after 30 November.Send two completely unmarked bottles of your beer along with the following informat…
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Brewing With Tea
    The good: my wife has totally gotten into the possibilities homebrewing offers. The challenge: she's asked me to make a Constant Comment brew. I was going to use a one-gallon extract wheat ale receipe, seems best to compliment the flavors of Consta…
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  • yakima valley hops "Stone Fruit"
    So, I have some "stone fruit" hops from Yakima valley hops. Has anyone used this before? What type of flavor aroma flavoring did they give off? Should I do a single hop NEIPA, or mix in some mosaic, citra, or mosiac? Cheers!
    - 3 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Back On The US-05 Train

    Back On The US-05 Train

    Have been brewing a lot of Neipas lately and other murky beers...a Wit...and IPAs with the infamous "shit ton" of hops ...but have just sampled my first 10 gal batch of old school IPA in almost a year using 3 sachets of US-05 (at it's expiration date…
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Upgrades to the brew room..
    We picked up a 45 gallon brew kettle and 37.5 gallon mash tun.That's my 10 year old daughter in the kettle.Bunch more work coming the next few months to get this brew room sorted.
    - 5 days ago Sep 17, 2017 -
  • Off flavor in beer: dog food....
    Made a Barleywine and it's Aged in a plastic carboy for the last few months. Just checked on it and it smelled kinda like dog food.Is this the result of oxygen? Or yeast autalosis? Or something else?I know Barleywines can go through and "awkward"…
    - 5 days ago Sep 17, 2017 -
  • Please critique my "pumpkin" coffee porter
    Hey guys, October is fast approaching and I am wanting to do a beer with pumpkin pie spices. Since I was also planning to do a coffee porter I decided to try both at once and go for the "pumpkin spice latte" thing.What I essentially did here was ta…
    - 5 days ago Sep 16, 2017 -
  • Declaring Fruit in Sours
    I've made a couple fruited sours in the last few months. I know there is fruit in them, and I think people might recognize that fruit has been added. However, I think they could be hard-pressed to specify exactly what fruit(s) are present. I like bot…
    - 5 days ago Sep 16, 2017 -
  • Olive Smell/Flavor, post kegging
    Hey Friends - just joined the board today to ask this question, so I hope this is the right place.2 weeks ago I brewed the following:9lbs Pale Malt, Maris Otter 1.5lbs Special B 1.5lb Caramel 40L 1lb Roasted Barley1lb Chocolate malt1…
    - 6 days ago Sep 16, 2017 -
  • Visual Signs Beer is Ready to be Bottled
    Hello everyone! I just started homebrewing 2 weeks ago, as this is something I've always wanted to learn. Being new, I'm still trying to learn everything and acquire the right tools. Currently, I am using the BrewDemon kit, as it seemed to have all t…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Anybody messed around with Mahlab or WY Brett L?
    So, in the next couple of days, I'm going to brew a strong, dark saison with a hefty proportion of wheat for a winter beer (3.5gal batch, ~1.090 OG including the sugar addition):8# TF Golden Promise2# Weyerman Dark Wheat1/2# Weyerman CaraWheat1/4…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • SMASH beers
    I'm looking at doing 4 smash beers over the next couple months to learn ingredients better. If you guys could offer any insight or suggestions to another you recommend that would be much appreciated. I already did an extract with all citra that I'm w…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Is my yeast propagation correct?
    Always looking to improve and attenuation with the same NEIPA recipe seems to change every time. Using London 1318 and building up a starter for a 7.5 gal 6.5% abc batch does this seem correct?:(All on stir plate at room temp or greater continuous s…
    - 7 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Red IPA Iteration 7
    This post covers the seventh version of my red IPA recipe, and this time I've included a handy dandy chart to easily and visually track the changes I've made each time. https://brewublog.wordpress.com/2017/09/12/iteration-7/
    - 7 days ago Sep 14, 2017 -
  • Oud Bruin Microbial Profile
    I'm currently working out the numbers for an oud bruin, and I need some advice on the microbes I should pitch alongside my sacch. strain. I want some residual sugars after fermentation, so my knee jerk reaction was only use a blend of lacto strains…
    - 7 days ago Sep 14, 2017 -

ProBrewer

  • Open fermenters and packaging
    Hello everyone, When using open fermenters for beer that will be packaged for distribution, what are some techniques used to help keep the beer from taking on oxygen during transfer from the open fermenter to the brite tank? Thanks!
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • How Long Does Your Carbonation Process take in the Brite?
    We are fairly new and waiting for our Zahme to arrive but in the meantime are wondering how similar size operations manage their carbonation process? We have a 15 BBL Brite with a 700lb CO2 tank connected. With full batches in the tank and shooting…
    - 2 days ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Dropping yeast on heavily dry hopped beers
    Hey guys, We are having issues with dropping yeast on our heavily dry hopped NE IPA. We use about 15 lbs of dry hops for a 7bbl batch (we often get about 1000L out of the kettle though) and 1318 London Ale III yeast. The dry hops are split into tw…
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • does higher last runnings gravity increase body?
    Hello! Im re-brewing big porter soon and wishing to increase overall body/mouthfeel. The beer is 19P, malt bill is: Pale Ale 700kg 66% Flaked Oats 150kg 14% Chocolate Malt (1000 EBC) 75 kg 7% Special B 50 kg 5%
    - 3 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Natural carb with lager yeast?
    Our brites aren't the unitank/ 2 bar kind. Just regular "tested at 30, rated at 15" kind. Was thinking of using a 20psi PRV to natural carb. At mid 50s it could give us around 2.4 to 2.5 volumes. But that's too cold for F2/CBC so I thought that…
    - 5 days ago Sep 16, 2017 -
  • How Many Days to Condition in BBT After Carbonation?
    Good morning everyone. Looking for input from everyone to see what their process is for conditioning their beer after carbonation. I'm still in start-up phase, so I brew on 1BBL pilot system and carbonate in 5gal corny kegs using a 0.5micron stone…
    - 13 days ago Sep 8, 2017 -
  • Co2 Stratification in BBT?!
    We're having a recurring issue, where our co2 levels fluctuate significantly (+/- .5 vol) when the BBT is tested throughout a packaging run. Some folks here insist that the co2 is stratifying in the BBT, with higher vols at the bottom of the tank du…
    - 13 days ago Sep 8, 2017 -
  • Sparge temps
    We use a single infusion step mash at 66c for and hour and 15mins and our spare water temp is set at 74c. I wondered if it should be a little higher as we have a haze at 3/4 week in cask. Just wondered what other commercial breweries are sparging at?…
    - 19 days ago Sep 2, 2017 -
  • Mash Tun Level Gauge / Pressure Gauge
    Trying to find ways to boost efficiency around the brewhouse and was looking into waste in the Mash/Lauter tun from excess water/sugars left behind (15 bbl combi Mash/Lauter Tun). When I designed the tank we left a triclamp port immediately below th…
    - 22 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • 5bbl Brite tank - Where to buy in Europe?
    Would like to get some advice on where I can buy a reasonable priced 5bbl brite tank in Europe. Tank should at least have a glycol jacket, carbonation stone, sample port, drain port, pressure gauge. Can anyone please recommend a manufacturer?…
    - 23 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • Caustic shot testing
    Hi I know there are many forms of CIP systems in the market. A craft beer company in Cape Town South Africa requested us to do a trial test with caustic shots through a proper CIP system. Fermented Tank size was 180HL Beer : larger Under 3ba…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -

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Homebrewer's Assoc. Blog

  • Submit your Homebrew Gadgets to Zymurgy

    Submit your Homebrew Gadgets to Zymurgy

    Have an idea for a homebrew gadget that should be included in the 10th Annual Gadget issue? Tell us below and it might be featured in the January/February 2018 Zymurgy magazine. The deadline for submission is October 21, 2017.Read MoreThe post Sub…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Danado de Bom Oatmeal Stout (Damn Good Oatmeal Stout)

    Danado de Bom Oatmeal Stout (Damn Good Oatmeal Stout)

    After hopping from brewery to brewery in Singapore in 2009, Charlie Papazian got inspired to make this damn good oatmeal stout based on his experience at Brewerkz Riverside Point. Charlie assures that any beer lover should make this spot a destinati…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: Beer Color

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Beer Color

    Test yourself on beer color in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: Beer Color appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Summer Cider Making: If You Can’t Stand the Heat Stay Out Of the Kitchen

    Summer Cider Making: If You Can’t Stand the Heat Stay Out Of the Kitchen

    When it's just too hot to fire up the burner and make beer, cider is a great no-heat-necessary alternative! Read MoreThe post Summer Cider Making: If You Can’t Stand the Heat Stay Out Of the Kitchen appeared first on American Homebrewers Associat…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • AHA Governing Committee Call for Nominations

    AHA Governing Committee Call for Nominations

    The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Governing Committee is soliciting nominations for five opening seats in 2018Read MoreThe post AHA Governing Committee Call for Nominations appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Hot Side Oxidation: Fact or Fiction?

    Hot Side Oxidation: Fact or Fiction?

    There is a clear consensus that, for most beers, oxygen contact should be avoided at all costs starting at the end of primary fermentation. However, the effects of oxygen during mashing, lautering, and boiling–the hot side–are less clear. In the…
    - 7 days ago Sep 14, 2017 -
  • Super Nice Day IPA

    Super Nice Day IPA

    Charlie Sutton is such a passionate homebrewer that he sacrifices an evening of relaxation for a kettle and malt extract. Sutton highlights the joy of brewing with extract and his ability to make great beer without going all-grain. He found himself…
    - 7 days ago Sep 14, 2017 -
  • Introducing Brew Guru 2.0

    Introducing Brew Guru 2.0

    The American Homebrewers Association rolls out new version of Brew Guru mobile app.Read MoreThe post Introducing Brew Guru 2.0 appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 9 days ago Sep 12, 2017 -
  • Can You Homebrew a Zero IBU IPA?

    Can You Homebrew a Zero IBU IPA?

    What’s happening to bitterness in IPAs? The taste buds are tired, and they want a reversal of the Lupulin Threshold Shift. So some brewers are abandoning the ever-expanding ceiling of the “bitterest IPA ever” competition and putting their eff…
    - 13 days ago Sep 8, 2017 -
  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: Cleaning and Sanitizing

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: Cleaning and Sanitizing

    Test yourself on cleaning and sanitizing in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: Cleaning and Sanitizing appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 16 days ago Sep 5, 2017 -
  • Experimenting with Lupulin Powder and Hop Oil

    Experimenting with Lupulin Powder and Hop Oil

    It may be the best time to be a beer drinker. Craft beer is growing and homebrewers are increasingly able to take advantage of developments in the industry. One recent innovation has been the introduction of several forms of concentrated hops. Lupuli…
    - 21 days ago Aug 31, 2017 -
  • Jamil’s Extra Yellow

    Jamil’s Extra Yellow

    This beer has more malt character than most American lager styles. It's a fuller, richer, higher-alcohol beer than your typical light American lager, but it is still fairly crisp, dry, and refreshing, with restrained malt, hop, and yeast character.…
    - 23 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • Yes, beer can be part of your healthy diet!

    Yes, beer can be part of your healthy diet!

    Vinicius Mariani, personal trainer and beer enthusiast, discusses how beer can in fact be a part of a balanced, healthy diet.Read MoreThe post Yes, beer can be part of your healthy diet! appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 24 days ago Aug 28, 2017 -
  • Meeting Topic: Home Draft Systems

    Meeting Topic: Home Draft Systems

    After all that went in to making it – you don’t want to serve a beer that is foamy, or tasted off because of a faulty draft system, do you? Learning the art of balancing a home draft system and proper maintenance is key for your beer to taste th…
    - 24 days ago Aug 28, 2017 -
  • Texas Legislature Honors Cane Island Alers

    Texas Legislature Honors Cane Island Alers

    The Cane Island Alers (CIA) is a homebrew club located in the town of Katy, Texas, a suburb that sits just shy of 30 miles (48 km) west of Houston. The club was established in 2003 and has more than 70 members in the Katy area. The Alers are currentl…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Homebrew Con Panel: Building Great Homebrew Clubs

    Homebrew Con Panel: Building Great Homebrew Clubs

    In this recording of a panel discussion from Homebrew Con 2017 in Minneapolis, MN, representatives from three former Radegast Award–winning homebrew clubs—the Carolina Brewmasters, Maltose Falcons, and the Hogtown Brewers—discuss what makes gre…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Zymurgy Rewind: Incorporating a Homebrew Club

    Zymurgy Rewind: Incorporating a Homebrew Club

    In Zymurgy Spring 1995 (Vol. 18, No. 1) “Club News,” we learned that clubs may apply for not-for-profit status through the Internal Revenue Service. Once clubs are established as not-for-profits, they are considered tax-exempt and are able to mak…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Coriandered Mild Brown Ale

    Coriandered Mild Brown Ale

    Charlie Papazian has done his fair share of reminiscing about his beer adventures, and—we must admit—they never get old. This recipe comes from an article he wrote in response to a request for more content on sessionable beers. Charlie raved ove…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • September/October 2017 Zymurgy Magazine Now Online

    September/October 2017 Zymurgy Magazine Now Online

    Access the newest issue of Zymurgy magazine from the comfort of your computer or mobile device!Read MoreThe post September/October 2017 Zymurgy Magazine Now Online appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • German WeizenBock

    German WeizenBock

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy Rodney KibzeyRead MoreThe post German WeizenBock appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • American IPA Aged on Spanish Cedar Wood

    American IPA Aged on Spanish Cedar Wood

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy Rodney KibzeyRead MoreThe post American IPA Aged on Spanish Cedar Wood appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Choconut Brown Porter

    Choconut Brown Porter

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy Derek WolfRead MoreThe post Choconut Brown Porter appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Hammonds 1903 XXXX

    Hammonds 1903 XXXX

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy Keith Thomas, BrewlabRead MoreThe post Hammonds 1903 XXXX appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Brewlab 1995 Best Bitter

    Brewlab 1995 Best Bitter

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy Keith Thomas, BrewlabRead MoreThe post Brewlab 1995 Best Bitter appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Continental-Style Baltic Porter

    Continental-Style Baltic Porter

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Read MoreThe post Continental-Style Baltic Porter appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • London-Style Baltic Porter

    London-Style Baltic Porter

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Read MoreThe post London-Style Baltic Porter appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Elbro Nerkte Remake 2017 Brown Ale

    Elbro Nerkte Remake 2017 Brown Ale

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Read MoreThe post Elbro Nerkte Remake 2017 Brown Ale appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Golden Ale

    Golden Ale

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy of Sarah Saleh, The Unity Brew HouseA light, easy-drinking ale with fruity hop aromas and flavors from the combination of Endeavour’s citrus and lo…
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • GP75 Pale Ale

    GP75 Pale Ale

    [This recipe was featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Zymurgy magazine.]Recipe courtesy of Sarah Saleh, The Unity Brew HouseThis pale ale has a simple malt bill to allow the fantastic flavor of GP75 hops to shine through, giving amazing…
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • Beer Camp: Brewing Beer off the Grid

    Beer Camp: Brewing Beer off the Grid

    Situated on a gentle slope in the upper Big Santa Anita Canyon northeast of Los Angeles, Sturtevant Camp is a survivor of a bygone era. During Southern California’s “great hiking era” and gold rush of the late 1800s, many camps and hikers’ ho…
    - 29 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -

Charlie Papazian

  • new5 things you didn't know about Father John Misty

    5 things you didn't know about Father John Misty

    The singer Josh Tillman, aka J. Tillman, aka Father John Misty, has been making a lot of noise in music since hitting the scene years ago. Under his Misty tag, he’s dropped critically acclaimed albums like I Love You, Honeybear in 2015 and…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newPhotos: Future Islands are fearless and fierce at The Greek in LA

    Photos: Future Islands are fearless and fierce at The Greek in LA

    “This is not a production,” Future Islands frontman Sam Herring informed the audience at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles before he and his band launched into On The Water highlight "Balance.” He proceeded to do a dance not dissimilar t…
    - 3 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newWashington Wizards could go small in Markieff Morris’ absence

    Washington Wizards could go small in Markieff Morris’ absence

    Markieff Morris is scheduled to miss training camp, and his injury could sideline him into the regular season. According to the Washington Post and CSN Washington, Morris requires surgery to alleviate a sports hernia.Even though the Washingt…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newMinnesota Timberwolves preparing big contract for Andrew Wiggins

    Minnesota Timberwolves preparing big contract for Andrew Wiggins

    Andrew Wiggins is set to become one of the NBA’s highest paid players.According to multiple reports, Wiggins is set to receive a five-year, $148 million deal from the Timberwolves. Wiggins, still just 22 years old, posted 23.6 PPG, four RP…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newBrooklyn Nets preach patience ahead of 2017-18 season

    Brooklyn Nets preach patience ahead of 2017-18 season

    After an era in which the Brooklyn Nets tried the basketball equivalent of a get-rich-quick scheme, the new brass is preaching a slow, methodical rebuild.Even with several high-profile acquisitions, general manager Sean Marks is not reading…
    - 4 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -

The Mad Fermentationist

  • Citra-Galaxy NEIPA: Bioconversion

    Citra-Galaxy NEIPA: Bioconversion

    There has been passionate discussion about hop bioconversion, especially in relation to NEIPA. Studies have shown geraniol in hops like Citra is converted during fermentation into citronellol when there is excess linalool present. But what does this…
    - 5 days ago Sep 17, 2017 -
  • Backyard Gruit: Alehoof and Yarrow

    Backyard Gruit: Alehoof and Yarrow

    Why brew a light, refreshing “lawnmower” ale to be enjoyed after yard work when you can brew a batch flavored with lawnmower clippings? Well not literally, but this is a batch of sour beer flavored with ingredients foraged from what would otherwi…
    - 16 days ago Sep 6, 2017 -
  • 2.3% ABV Session NEIPA

    2.3% ABV Session NEIPA

    I received an email a couple month ago from a homebrewer looking for advice on a 1% ABV New England IPA. It got me thinking about how light I could push a beer that still scratched my hop-itch. All else equal, I prefer beers with less alcohol so I c…
    - 28 days ago Aug 25, 2017 -
  • Tropical Stout with Muscovado

    Tropical Stout with Muscovado

    When I tell people I brewed a Tropical Stout, most of them assume that means I added tropical fruit and/or hops to a standard stout. On the contrary, this is a style originating in the tropics (specifically the Caribbean and Southeast Asia). The most…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Liquor, Barrel, and Wood-Aged Brown Ale

    Liquor, Barrel, and Wood-Aged Brown Ale

    Most of the events I do are 30-60 minutes, perfect for talking (ideally including questions from the audience). A few years ago I taught intro-to-homebrewing classes for LivingSocial, I quickly learned that 150 minutes was too long for a lecture alon…
    - 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
  • Azacca Brett Saison - Keg Transfers

    Azacca Brett Saison - Keg Transfers

    As I continue to work on opening Sapwood Cellars (lease negotiation ongoing!!), Audrey has started to pick up the homebrewing slack. After her Dark Belgian Wheat she brewed Wit Lightning inspired by Belgian wit, but with citrusy hops (Azacca) replac…
    - 43 days ago Aug 9, 2017 -
  • BlackMan Yeast vs. Bottle Dregs

    BlackMan Yeast vs. Bottle Dregs

    It feels like every other blog post or BYO Advanced Brewing article starts with me in some exotic location meeting an interesting person or drinking a mind-blowing beer that sparks an idea for a batch... this one starts October 2014 when I spoke at t…
    - 43 days ago Aug 9, 2017 -
  • Beet and Brett Saison

    Beet and Brett Saison

    Brew a variety weird things, sometimes get weird results. While my first accidentally-double-sulfited attempt at a LODO Pilsner was meh, the other half of the wort (recipe) fermented with Bootleg Biology’s Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend was a ter…
    - 54 days ago Jul 29, 2017 -
  • Ruby Red Grapefruit NEIPA

    Ruby Red Grapefruit NEIPA

    I’m a pretty unenthusiastic BJCP judge. I passed the test in 2008 with a "national" score and over the last nine years I’ve managed to earn a paltry nine judging points; 3.5 of which came at Hoppy Halloween Challenge 2015 - where I got to judge B…
    - 65 days ago Jul 18, 2017 -
  • Cryo Lupulin NEIPA: Citra-Mosaic

    Cryo Lupulin NEIPA: Citra-Mosaic

    A few weeks ago someone asked on my Facebook how I’d stack NEIPAs against commercial versions, I prefer my best to all comers, save Tree House Julius and Trillium Double-Dry-Hopped Fort Point. For my palate, across their lineup Trillium is close…
    - 65 days ago Jul 18, 2017 -
  • Dark Brett Saison: Date and Pomegranate

    Dark Brett Saison: Date and Pomegranate

    What started as an annual tradition in 2007 is coming up on its tenth anniversary. That's right, Alex and I have been brewing dark saisons together since the year the first iPhone was released! We've managed to fall a year behind though. We’re jus…
    - 78 days ago Jul 5, 2017 -
  • Guinness Draught - 1883 Edition

    Guinness Draught - 1883 Edition

    A couple months ago I posted a page featuring links to my favorite recipes for all of the 2015 BJCP styles that I’ve brewed. I was surprised by how many I'd brewed, but it also reminded me that even after 12 years of homebrewing there are plenty o…
    - 85 days ago Jun 29, 2017 -
  • 19th Century Guinness Extra Stout

    19th Century Guinness Extra Stout

    One hundred years before I was born, around the time my great-grandmother was leaving Ireland, some guy in Dublin was brewing Guinness Extra Stout. I brewed my own batch based on the recipe in Ron Pattinson's Home Brewer's Guide to Vintage Beer. My o…
    - 86 days ago Jun 28, 2017 -
  • Milkshake IPA: Mango Vanilla Hopsicle

    Milkshake IPA: Mango Vanilla Hopsicle

    Despite the excessive amount of homebrew I have on tap and in bottles, I still drink commercial beer. It’s been years since I lined up at for a bottle release or bought a case of anything, but I buy singles and flights frequently. Rarely do I go ou…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Oerbier Special Reserva-Inspired... Originally

    Oerbier Special Reserva-Inspired... Originally

    De Dolle Oerbier Special Reserva is a personal favorite. Strong, malty, funky, vinous, and each vintage is a bit different. I'm not usually a fan of vertical tastings, especially for precisely-controlled beers (I don't get much out of comparing ten v…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Extract Lambic Tasting (Plus Peaches)

    Extract Lambic Tasting (Plus Peaches)

    Over my first 10 years of brewing "lambic-inspired" pale sours, I found that the more authentic my process became, the more authentic the flavors produced. The balance and aromatics improved as I turbid mashed, aged hops, introduced local wild mic…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • New Zealand: Beer and Hops on the South Island

    New Zealand: Beer and Hops on the South Island

    It is always easier to say “No.” Every year I get a few invites for international trips combining speaking, judging, and/or brewing. With only so many vacation days each year, I can't go everywhere I'm invited. I love talking to locals with share…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Honey Oat Tart Saison

    Honey Oat Tart Saison

    I've already heard from homebrewers who have fermented batches with Bootleg Biology Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend. A few have reported more acidity than I'm accustomed to achieving with my house culture. It was surprising then when my most recent…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Bootleg Biology: Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend

    Bootleg Biology: Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend

    I love my House Brett-Saison culture, and for $10 now you can try Bootleg Biology's The Mad Fermentationist Saison Blend at your house (or brewery)! It's a good deal for me as I get a small cut, and the knowledge that if I kill my mother culture I h…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • HotHead, Juniper, and Right Proper Hyperborea

    HotHead, Juniper, and Right Proper Hyperborea

    I hope that people get something from my talks at homebrew festivals around the world, because I certainly benefit from the arrangement! My trip to Norway for the 2016 Homebrewers Weekend in Drammen was enlightening on many fronts, but it was the i…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Australian NEIPA: Spunding, and Dry Yeast

    Australian NEIPA: Spunding, and Dry Yeast

    Another hoppy beer... another New England IPA! My goal for this batch was a bright hop-saturated fruit-bomb, or at least a beer to replace the terrible, oxidized mess of an IPA I had on tap! Luckily passivating my Ss BrewBucket Brewmaster with 5X-c…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Gose: NEIPA Principles for Coriander

    Gose: NEIPA Principles for Coriander

    Hot-dog-water, celery, hammy… these are all descriptors I’ve heard for coriander-flavored beers. Nearly essential for wits, sometimes an accent in other Belgian beers (like those from Rochefort). Coriander, the seeds of cilantro, sometimes seem m…
    - Jun 6, 2017 -
  • Sapwood Cellars: Maryland Brewery in Planning!

    Sapwood Cellars: Maryland Brewery in Planning!

    I’m founding Sapwood Cellars, a brewery in Maryland, with my friend and fellow homebrewer Scott Janish! We'll produce a spectrum of barrel-aged bottle-conditioned mixed-fermentation beers along with fresh hoppy ales for onsite consumption. I’ll p…
    - May 23, 2017 -
  • Craft Brewers Conference 2017: Recap

    Craft Brewers Conference 2017: Recap

    With the Craft Brewers Conference (CBC) back in DC for 2017 I was asked to sign copies of American Sour Beers as I have at Great American Beer Festivals and Homebrew Cons before. All of these events are under the umbrella of the Brewers Association w…
    - May 11, 2017 -
  • LODO Festbier: Split Batch Experiment

    LODO Festbier: Split Batch Experiment

    My first attempt at low dissolved oxygen (LODO) brewing was lackluster... generously (I dumped the last gallon of that Pilsner). I wanted to try the intensive process again, replicating both wort production and fermentation as close as I could to w…
    - Jan 31, 2017 -

Chop And Brew

Chop & Brew | Media Circus Hazy Pale Ale

- 5 days ago Sep 16, 2017 -
Chop & Brew | Beer Mustard & Bacon Jam with Natedogs

- 20 days ago Sep 1, 2017 -
Bad Ass Trade Winds Series Preview

- 28 days ago Aug 24, 2017 -
Chop & Brew | Homebrew Con Beer Tasting Notes

- 32 days ago Aug 20, 2017 -
Chop & Brew | Mead Day Mini-Mead Tasting Notes

- 47 days ago Aug 6, 2017 -
Chop & Brew | Mead Masters: Steve Fletty (Part 2)

- 51 days ago Aug 1, 2017 -

Appellation Beer

  • Monday beer links: Geeks, marketing and walls

    Monday beer links: Geeks, marketing and walls

    MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, MUSING 09.18.17 Changing things up (again), simply a list of good reading, or at least what I’ve been reading. Well, a few thoughts. – The Seven Ages of Beer Geek? and Jeff Alworth’s take on it at Beervana. – How Ale…
    - 4 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: Influences, innovation & questions

    Monday beer links: Influences, innovation & questions

    MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, AND THE QUESTIONS THEY PROVOKE 09.11.17 Exhibit 1: Winemaker magazine, December 1971 [Via Boak & Bailey’s Beer Blog] Flattery Will No Doubt Get You Any Number Of Places. [Via A Good Beer Blog] What did brewers know and whe…
    - 11 days ago Sep 11, 2017 -
  • Session #128 topic announced: Bottle shops

    Session #128 topic announced: Bottle shops

    Host Jack Perdue has announced the topic for The Session #128 is Bottle Shops: Good, Bad & The Ugly. I find it vaguely reassuring that Argonaut Wine & Liquor remains an excellent stop in Denver, given that the Great American Beer Festival will be goi…
    - 12 days ago Sep 9, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: Remembering the Beer Hunter & sobering words

    Monday beer links: Remembering the Beer Hunter & sobering words

    MONDAY BEER LINKS, MUSING 09.04.17 Monumental — Remembering Michael Jackson’s Impact on Belgian Beer 10 Years After His Death. [Via Good Beer Hunting] Remembering the Bard of Beer: Why There Will Never Be Another Michael Jackson. [Via All About B…
    - 18 days ago Sep 4, 2017 -
  • The fest makes Oktoberfest bier better

    The fest makes Oktoberfest bier better

    The topic for the 127th gathering of The Session is Oktoberfest lagers. At the risk of having my beer geek credentials revoked I must confess we have not been to Oktoberfest in Munich. We have been to Cannstatter Volkfest in Stuttgart, which began in…
    - 20 days ago Sep 1, 2017 -

Northern Brewer

  • Short Pour – Draught Systems: The Perfect Balance

    Short Pour – Draught Systems:  The Perfect Balance

    Draught Systems: The Perfect Balance Every homebrewer dreams of the day when they can kiss bottling goodbye. Upgrading to a kegging system says a lot about you. You like control. Quality. You’re committed. So when you pour your hard earned cash int…
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Making Hard Cider

    Short Pour – Making Hard Cider

    Cider-Making Apple harvest season is fast approaching. It’s a favorite time of year for myself not only for the numerous varieties of apples available at the grocery store but also the abundance of fresh pressed cider. Using this juice to make hard…
    - Sep 2, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – What Makes a Perfect IPA?

    Short Pour – What Makes a Perfect IPA?

    What makes a perfect IPA? I was tasked with discussing this point and immediately asked for an easier topic to find a solution for, like which style of pizza is the best or which region makes the definitive BBQ. I joke, but in fact finding the “per…
    - Aug 27, 2015 -
  • All-Grain Brewing 101: The Basics
    Welcome to the world of all-grain brewing! In this video, we’ll give you a crash course of everything you need to know to get started all-grain brewing. We’ll talk about the equipment you need and how you use it to make beer. In this video we’l…
    - Aug 20, 2015 -
  • Brewing with Wil Wheaton on Brewing TV – Part 1
    Brewing TV Road Trip! The Brewing TV crew flew down to So-Cal to have a brew day with beer geek, and all around good guy, Wil Wheaton. We wanted to brew a wicked triple IPA, a true Californian creation. The team shot such a huge amount of video and g…
    - May 20, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own!

    Short Pour – Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own!

    Kegerators come in all shapes and sizes… it’s more fun if you build your own! Let’s face it. Regardless of how long you’ve been brewing, bottling your beer is a tedious process. Washing, filling, and capping dozens of bottles makes for a very…
    - May 15, 2015 -
  • Brewing with Wil Wheaton on Brewing TV – Official Trailer
    Road Trip! Brewing TV invites you to kick back and nerd out with Brad and Nick as they trek to Wil Wheaton’s house for the perfect open-air brew day in sunny SoCal. Watch this teaser trailer for the upcoming episode to hear behind-the-scenes detail…
    - Apr 30, 2015 -
  • Homebrew Hacks

    Homebrew Hacks

    Homebrew Hack #4 – Fight the Glug! As much as we love standing at a sink, wasting the day away while the water in our carboy is glug-glug-glugging down the drain, Corey doesn’t love it. He’d rather be relaxing, not worrying and having a homebre…
    - Apr 9, 2015 -
  • Short Pours – Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time…

    Short Pours – Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time…

    Hopped Up & Bitter: So Many Hops, So Little Time… We’ve all Fuggled, Cascaded, Mosaiced, and Summitted. We’ve brewed the basics, become well-acquainted with the likes of Centennial and Cluster. But now, more than ever, is the time to experiment…
    - Apr 8, 2015 -
  • Short Pour – Everything but the kitchen sink!

    Short Pour – Everything but the kitchen sink!

      Everything but the kitchen sink! It’s the weekend. You’ve got a few hours free, and you want to brew. The only problem is you forgot to order a recipe kit. Plus, it’s colder than a witch’s behind outside; there’s no way you’re going to…
    - Apr 8, 2015 -

Craft Beer

  • newChurch Street Brewing Plans 5-year Anniversary Celebration

    Church Street Brewing Plans 5-year Anniversary Celebration

    Church Street Brewing is planning a big bash for its 5-year anniversary.The post Church Street Brewing Plans 5-year Anniversary Celebration appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newJester King Introduces 2016 SPON Mourvedre & Sangiovese

    Jester King Introduces 2016 SPON Mourvedre & Sangiovese

    In honor of Cantillon Zwanze Day, Jester King is releasing 2016 SPON Mourvedre & Sangiovese and 2017 SPON Raspberry & Cherry at the brewery.The post Jester King Introduces 2016 SPON Mourvedre & Sangiovese appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newBoulevard Moving Smokestack Series Beers to Six-Packs

    Boulevard Moving Smokestack Series Beers to Six-Packs

    Boulevard Brewing Company has announced that several of its most popular Smokestack Series beers are moving from four-packs to six-packs.The post Boulevard Moving Smokestack Series Beers to Six-Packs appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newChurch Street Brewing Partners with Mahaska to Deliver in Iowa

    Church Street Brewing Partners with Mahaska to Deliver in Iowa

    Church Street is proud to partner with the Mahaska Bottling Company to offer its award-winning traditional style craft lagers/ales in Iowa.The post Church Street Brewing Partners with Mahaska to Deliver in Iowa appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new2SP Brewing Company Partners with Post Typography on Typö Pils

    2SP Brewing Company Partners with Post Typography on Typö Pils

    2SP Brewing Company, an award-winning craft brewery in the Philadelphia area, is partnering with Post Typography, a Baltimore-based creative studio.The post 2SP Brewing Company Partners with Post Typography on Typö Pils appeared first on CraftBeer.…
    - 8 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newA Walkable Guide to Portland, Maine’s East End Breweries

    A Walkable Guide to Portland, Maine’s East End Breweries

    Explore Portland, Maine's East End breweries on foot. Writer Dan Rabin has a walkable guide to getting around this thriving town for craft beer.The post A Walkable Guide to Portland, Maine’s East End Breweries appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 11 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newIf Taste is All You Care About in Beer, You’re Missing the Point

    If Taste is All You Care About in Beer, You’re Missing the Point

    For some beer drinkers, taste is all that matters. But CraftBeer.com's Andy Sparhawk says that beer is about much more than taste.The post If Taste is All You Care About in Beer, You’re Missing the Point appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 11 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • Strange Craft Plans Strange Cheese & Beer Pairing

    Strange Craft Plans Strange Cheese & Beer Pairing

    Beer and cheese lovers, get ready: Denver's Strange Craft Beer Company is planning the Strange Cheese & Pairing.The post Strange Craft Plans Strange Cheese & Beer Pairing appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Strange Craft Beer Company Announces Beer Releases for GABF Week

    Strange Craft Beer Company Announces Beer Releases for GABF Week

    Denver’s Strange Craft Beer Company announces big beer releases during Great American Beer Festival Week.The post Strange Craft Beer Company Announces Beer Releases for GABF Week appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • South Florida’s First Craft Beer 5K Run

    South Florida’s First Craft Beer 5K Run

    The Tank Brewing Company is joining forces with Frankie Ruiz, co-founder of the Miami Marathon, to bring the first ever Craft Beer 5K Run to South Florida.The post South Florida’s First Craft Beer 5K Run appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Bear Republic Brewing Company Opens New California Brewpub

    Bear Republic Brewing Company Opens New California Brewpub

    Bear Republic Brewing Company officially opens the doors to their newest brewpub location in Rohnert Park, California.The post Bear Republic Brewing Company Opens New California Brewpub appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Sunshine State Distributing and Pair O Dice Distribution Announce Partnership

    Sunshine State Distributing and Pair O Dice Distribution Announce Partnership

    Sunshine State Distributing announced their partnership with Pair O’Dice Brewing Company out of Clearwater, Florida. The post Sunshine State Distributing and Pair O Dice Distribution Announce Partnership appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Big Boss Brewing Part of Craft Beer’s N.C. State Fair Debut

    Big Boss Brewing Part of Craft Beer’s N.C. State Fair Debut

    The 2017 N.C. State Fair has big plans for craft beer, and Raleigh's Big Boss Brewing announces it'll be part of the big event.The post Big Boss Brewing Part of Craft Beer’s N.C. State Fair Debut appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Saint X Distribution Launches in Virginia This Fall

    Saint X Distribution Launches in Virginia This Fall

    Saint X, a distribution company formed to meet the needs of Virginia’s craft brewers, will launch this fall.The post Saint X Distribution Launches in Virginia This Fall appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Scratch Brewing Brings Experimental Beers to Colorado for GABF Week

    Scratch Brewing Brings Experimental Beers to Colorado for GABF Week

    Each year during GABF week, Scratch Brewing Company has brought something out of the ordinary to the festival week.The post Scratch Brewing Brings Experimental Beers to Colorado for GABF Week appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • ‘Help the Pour’ Podcast Live from DC Beer Week

    ‘Help the Pour’ Podcast Live from DC Beer Week

    The team behind 'Help the Pour,' a new podcast featuring women in beer, recently did a live show from DC Beer Week. Listen in.The post ‘Help the Pour’ Podcast Live from DC Beer Week appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Hop Zombie IPA Returns to Lone Tree

    Hop Zombie IPA Returns to Lone Tree

    On Saturday, September 30, Lone Tree Brewing Company will release bombers of Hop Zombie Imperial Red IPA and serve the beer on draft. The post Hop Zombie IPA Returns to Lone Tree appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • The Corner Office’s Brewers Brunch Series Featuring Odell Brewing Co.

    The Corner Office’s Brewers Brunch Series Featuring Odell Brewing Co.

    Join The Corner Office and Odell Brewing Co. for brunch before the Saturday sessions of GABF. The post The Corner Office’s Brewers Brunch Series Featuring Odell Brewing Co. appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Brewers Dinner with The Corner Office and Strange Craft Beer Company

    Brewers Dinner with The Corner Office and Strange Craft Beer Company

    Strange Craft Beer Company and The Corner Office are teaming up for a pre-GABF Brewers Dinner.The post Brewers Dinner with The Corner Office and Strange Craft Beer Company appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Deluxe Brewing Finds the Perfect Speed with Fast Cars and Slow Beers

    Deluxe Brewing Finds the Perfect Speed with Fast Cars and Slow Beers

    The team at Deluxe Brewing Co. in Albany, Oregon, has two passions: fast cars and slow beers. The post Deluxe Brewing Finds the Perfect Speed with Fast Cars and Slow Beers appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Seismic Brewing Company on Brewing with Recycled Water

    Seismic Brewing Company on Brewing with Recycled Water

    California’s Seismic Brewing Company turns to tech to brew uniquely flavorful craft beer, while rewriting the books on sustainable brewing.The post Seismic Brewing Company on Brewing with Recycled Water appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Sep 19, 2017 -
  • Due South Brewing Company Celebrates Oktoberfest

    Due South Brewing Company Celebrates Oktoberfest

    Due South Brewing will be celebrating Oktoberfest festivities running Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30.The post Due South Brewing Company Celebrates Oktoberfest appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Join Tomfoolery Brewing in Celebration of Oktoberfest

    Join Tomfoolery Brewing in Celebration of Oktoberfest

    Join Tomfoolery Brewing celebrate this quintessential fall holiday on September 30th with festive oompah music and even more festive beers!The post Join Tomfoolery Brewing in Celebration of Oktoberfest appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Cure the post-GABF Hangover with Lone Tree Brewing

    Cure the post-GABF Hangover with Lone Tree Brewing

    Lone Tree will host a Post-GABF Brunch Sunday, October 8th. A local Denver Food Truck specializing in southern comfort food, will set up a brunch buffet. The post Cure the post-GABF Hangover with Lone Tree Brewing appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Spice Trade Brewing Announces Cans, Production Facility and New Brewpub

    Spice Trade Brewing Announces Cans, Production Facility and New Brewpub

    With their can debut the Arvada brewery announces plans for a production facility and new brewpub in planning, slated for completion in 2018.The post Spice Trade Brewing Announces Cans, Production Facility and New Brewpub appeared first on CraftBeer…
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Watch the GABF Awards Ceremony Live at Lone Tree Brewing

    Watch the GABF Awards Ceremony Live at Lone Tree Brewing

    Watch live with us, as we live-stream the GABF awards ceremony on the big screen. It's free to join, but space is limited-RSVP below to guarantee your spot.The post Watch the GABF Awards Ceremony Live at Lone Tree Brewing appeared first on CraftBeer…
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Beer Lover’s Guide to Denver International Airport

    Beer Lover’s Guide to Denver International Airport

    If you're flying into Denver, either for a beercation or GABF, check out this guide to finding craft beer at the Denver International Airport. The post Beer Lover’s Guide to Denver International Airport appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 3 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • Introducing Jester King / Perennial Artisan Ales Enigmatic Taxa

    Introducing Jester King / Perennial Artisan Ales Enigmatic Taxa

    We’re excited to announce Enigmatic Taxa, our collaboration with Perennial! We’ve long been fans of Perennial’s Hommel Bier and wanted to riff on it.The post Introducing Jester King / Perennial Artisan Ales Enigmatic Taxa appeared first on Cra…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Pours for Parks to Support Operation Playground Foundation

    Pours for Parks to Support Operation Playground Foundation

    Enjoy craft brews while supporting Operation Playground Foundation.Tasting ticket includes 12-3 oz tastings, a sampling glass.The post Pours for Parks to Support Operation Playground Foundation appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -
  • Saint Arnold Channels Bavarian Spirit With Icon Red – Märzen

    Saint Arnold Channels Bavarian Spirit With Icon Red – Märzen

    HOUSTON – This week Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), Texas’ oldest craft brewery, releases the newest in their Icon Series, Icon Red – Märzen, a tribute to the Bavarian festival beer. The Märzen (which is the German word fo…
    - 6 days ago Sep 15, 2017 -

Braukaiser

  • 10G Brewing

    10G Brewing

    A big part of getting back into brewing has been a brewhouse upgrade from 5 to 10 gallons. Being able to brew 10 gal at a time means brewing less often but also changed my brewing process significantly. My reverse … Continue reading →
    - Apr 10, 2017 -
  • Low Oxygen Brewing

    Low Oxygen Brewing

    In the past weeks two of my followers have pointed me to a paper released by the folks from the German Brewing Forum. That paper talks about low oxygen brewing and how very low oxygen levels (so low that even very … Continue reading →
    - Apr 30, 2016 -
  • Back to brewing?

    Back to brewing?

    I have been taking a noticeable leave of absence from brewing over the last few years. Once I was done with presenting at the Homebrew Conference in Philly I felt that I had been spending so much of my spare … Continue reading →
    - Feb 17, 2016 -
  • Wiki is up and running again

    Wiki is up and running again

    I finally fixed an issue I had after updating the wiki software. Now the Wiki is working again. Please let me know if you see issues like missing files or bad rendering.
    - Feb 5, 2015 -
  • Braukaiser Wiki is down

    Braukaiser Wiki is down

    It looks like I need to spend some time updating the Wiki engine used for Braukaiser.com. There is a bug that must have been exposed by environment changes my hosting provider did.
    - Jan 23, 2015 -
  • I’m Brewing Again

    I’m Brewing Again

    I updated the look of the Braukaiser blog and never posted again. Until now. After last year’s NHC and the work I did on yeast growth I just felt that I needed to take a break and take it easy … Continue reading →
    - Mar 18, 2014 -
  • New Look

    New Look

    I decided to change the theme of the blog once again. I wasn’t to happy with the old theme and it also had some formatting bugs. Furthermore it wasn’t too well supported. So I decided to go with one of … Continue reading →
    - Jul 7, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth on Malt and Sugar

    Yeast Growth on Malt and Sugar

    Yet another experiment I did a while back. I wanted to see how yeast growth is affected by the ratio of malt extract and corn sugar. The motivation was not to find a way to save on the amount of … Continue reading →
    - Jul 7, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth Over Roasted Malt Content in Starter Wort

    Yeast Growth Over Roasted Malt Content in Starter Wort

    This experiment accompanies Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort and it examines the effect that roasted malts have on yeast growth. I did this experiment about a month ago but haven’t found time to write about it until now. The result was … Continue rea…
    - Jul 1, 2013 -
  • Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort

    Yeast Growth in Hopped Wort

    In this experiment I looked at the influence that iso-alpha acids have on yeast growth. This was motivated by curiosity and the fact that there are a number of brewers, like me, who are using leftover wort from brewday for … Continue reading →
    - Jul 1, 2013 -

Brew Dudes

  • Designing a New Stout Recipe

    Designing a New Stout Recipe

    This week we taste Mike’s latest beer, which is a stout. We cover the taste and discuss what Mike perceives to be a missing sub-style in the stout category. When in comes to Stout I tend to brew to many I think. For some reason, I keep drawing myse…
    - Jun 1, 2017 -
  • Black Lager Schwarzbier – Brewing and Tasting Notes

    Black Lager Schwarzbier – Brewing and Tasting Notes

    This week we sample John’s Black Lager. Its wonderful Schwarzbier with subtle notes of coffee and chocolate in the nose and on the palate. The beer has a soft and malty aroma profile. The beer has noticeable notes of milk chocolate and coffee. I am…
    - May 18, 2017 -
  • A Celebration and Good Things to Come.

    A Celebration and Good Things to Come.

    This week marks a small but not insignificant milestone for These Brew Dudes. We give a run down of what we’ve accomplished and what’s coming next. This week we published our 250th video to YouTube!!!! Cheers to us!!! We’ve published a video ev…
    - May 11, 2017 -
  • The Odin Yeast Engineering Kit

    The Odin Yeast Engineering Kit

    This week we explore the magical world of yeast transformation and bioengineering!!! Thanks to the good folks at The-Odin who sent us one of their very cool kits, we will soon be enjoying green fluorescent yeast!!! So these kits are made for the purp…
    - May 4, 2017 -
  • Troubles With High Original Gravity Beers

    Troubles With High Original Gravity Beers

    Hello – thanks for looking at our blog again. This post is about keeping it real because these Brew Dudes keep it real. We’re exploring the trouble with high original gravity beers; specifically, hitting your targeted starting gravity. To watch o…
    - Apr 27, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #18

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #18

    Hi Homebrewing Friends, This exchange is a long distance one.  It spanned a whole ocean to make here to our studios in Mike’s basement (Studio C).  Here’s our homebrew swap #18 – the continental European addition. This beer swap was the first…
    - Apr 20, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Community Brew

    Brew Dudes Community Brew

    Hey gang – since we have been doing some homebrew swapping over the past few years, we had an idea to get more people involved. The silly idea is to come up with a community brew plan. We are putting out this recipe and date in hopes that you will…
    - Apr 13, 2017 -
  • Medusa Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    Medusa Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    Hey home brewing fans! Welcome to another post revealing the secrets of a new hop variety. This time around, we explore the mysteries of Medusa hops. I brewed a one gallon SMaSH beer (single malt and single hop) and we taped this video with our tasti…
    - Apr 6, 2017 -
  • Sorachi Ace Hops IPA Tasting Notes

    Sorachi Ace Hops IPA Tasting Notes

    Hi there – we’re tasting an IPA that I brewed that focuses on the Japanese hop Sorachi Ace. Now I have brewed a wheat beer using these hops before, but now it’s all about the IPA. Watch this video to learn more about this beer. So this beer is…
    - Mar 30, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #17

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #17

    Our beer swap game is strong! We have now swapped beer with 17 other homebrewers around the world. How many people have you swapped your beer with, huh? Well, we have it going on and you should see what we’re tasting now. Check out our latest homeb…
    - Mar 23, 2017 -

Brew Geeks

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    Get More Aroma With Dry Hopping Hops are added in the last 10 minutes of the boil to contribute less to bitterness and more to aroma but many of these oils are boiled off in the proce…
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  • Blowoff Tubes!

    Blowoff Tubes!

    I brewed back-to-back 10 gallon batches last Tuesday and here's a shot of the carboys as I was cleaning up.  I didn't end up using the fermentation chambers this time since it's pretty cool in the basement.  It was a long day that started around 9:…
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  • BIAB Winch
    Why do you need a winch to hoist the bag after the mash is complete?  Well, you don't NEED one, but it certainly helps!I was asked to post a few pics of the winch I use and thought a short video would be better instead.   It will set you back aroun…
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  • Etekcity Digital PH Meter

    Etekcity Digital PH Meter

    I picked up one of these PH meters from amazon for $8.15 with free shipping today. I'm not sure why it's so cheap right now, but the reviews seem good enough and I like this idea better than reading paper strips!  Looks like the color of the one the…
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  • Hoppy Belgian-Style Pale Ale

    Hoppy Belgian-Style Pale Ale

    Ballast Point released another entry in their "Homework" series.  This time it's a Belgian-Style Pale Ale.  Looks like all of the ingredients are readily available too, except perhaps the Acidulated malt.  I believe that one imparts a sour flavor.…
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  • Beers and Beards BIAB Rig

    Beers and Beards BIAB Rig

    Sometimes you just need a girlfriend who will design, weld, and paint a brew stand, then surprise you with it as a Christmas present!  I know, you don't think she exists, but you're wrong. That's exactly what Megan did for her boyfriend Evan and she…
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    In other words, we updated the site recently!   Aside from new colors, the main difference you'll notice is the site should now look great on every one of your devices.  Whether on a desktop, widescreen laptop or a tablet in portrait or landscape…
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  • 10 Gallons of Wheat Ale

    10 Gallons of Wheat Ale

    I brewed a wheat ale today and it's a little different than my house recipe that calls for flaked wheat. Instead, I used 5lbs of white wheat malt and also the Saf-06 wheat ale yeast to add some additional wheat character.  Another twist is the addit…
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  • Russian Imperial Stout
    Andy's Dad started homebrewing a few months ago and one of his first beers was a Russian Imperial Stout.  While I can't vouch for the flavor or aroma, I can say without doubt that the video Andy shot will make you want to try it!!Cheers to Andy and…
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BN: Sunday Session

  • The Session 09-18-17 Upland Brewing
    This week on The Session we welcome Upland Brewing Co. to the show. We are joined by Pete Batule (Head of Brewing Operations), Matt Wisley (Innovation Lead Brewer) and Adam Covey (Quality Manager) as they teach us about sour beer in Indiana. Tune in…
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  • The Session 09-11-17 Cloudburst Brewing
    Steve Luke, Founder and Head Brewer of Cloudburst Brewing joins us in-studio on The Session. Cloudburst, from Seattle, WA. is one of the newest breweries in the Seattle region and is making some stellar craft beer. They experiment with tons of differ…
    - 11 days ago Sep 11, 2017 -
  • The Session 08-28-17 21st Amendment Brewery
    On today's episode of The Session, we had planned to have the great Shaun "Sully" O'Sullivan in the studio to catch us up on all the great stuff going on with the 21st Amendment, but he fell ill at the last minute and had to back out. So instead, we…
    - 25 days ago Aug 28, 2017 -
  • The Session 08-21-17 Figueroa Mountain Brewing
    This week we welcome Creative Director Kevin Ashford from Figueroa Mountain Brewing Company to the show to share his insight on the classic styles of brews from this great California brewery. We enjoy their excellent examples of German Style beers an…
    - 32 days ago Aug 21, 2017 -
  • The Session 08-14-17 Motorworks Brewing
    This week on The Session, Justin returns to the hot seat as host after a long hiatus while working on The Hop Grenade, Fort Collins. Here to join him is Motorworks Brewing from Bradenton, FL! Tune in and listen to Bob Haa and Barry Elwonger discuss t…
    - 39 days ago Aug 14, 2017 -
  • The Session 07-24-17 Danville Brewing Company
    Local Homebrewer-turned-pro Matt Sager joins us for this episode of The Session, something that we have been trying to make happen since his brewery, Danville Brewing, opened in late 2016.  Matt has had a cool journey through his pro career, and we…
    - 60 days ago Jul 24, 2017 -
  • The Session 07-17-17 August Schell Brewing

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  • The Session 07-10-17 Drake's Brewing
    John Gillooly and Devonne Buckingham from Drake’s Brewing joined us in the studio for this episode of The Session. John has been in the beer industry for over 20 years, and Dee came up as a homebrewer – until she ran into John, that is. Together,…
    - 74 days ago Jul 10, 2017 -
  • The Session 06-26-17 Blue Jacket
    Washington, D.C. has been at the forefront of the good beer movement for a long time, most likely unbeknownst to the rest of the country. On this episode of The Session, we talk with Greg Engert who is part owner and Beer Director of Blue Jacket Bre…
    - 88 days ago Jun 26, 2017 -
  • The Session 06-13-17 Saint Arnold Brewing
    Today we talk with Aaron Inkrott from the great Saint Arnold Brewing Company, out of Houston, Texas.  Aaron came up as a homebrewer, working at various beer bars and breweries (and of course listening to The Brewing Network), before landing a gig vo…
    - Jun 12, 2017 -
  • The Session 06-05-17 Big Ditch Brewing
    Big Ditch Brewing Company from Buffalo, NY. joins us on The Session this week. Tune in as President Matt Kahn discusses the beers of Big Ditch, his love of sessionable brews and his history as a homebrewer and cell culture media technician. We try se…
    - Jun 5, 2017 -
  • The Session 05-22-17 Lucky Envelope Brewing
    All the way from Seattle, it’s Lucky Envelope Brewing! Owner and brewer Barry Chan actually came down just for this show, which always makes us feel good. In addition to making some traditional lagers and such, Barry is known for playing around wit…
    - May 22, 2017 -
  • The Session 05-15-17 Dr. Bamforth
    Today on The (mighty) Session, we welcome back Dr. Charlie Bamforth, who came all the way down from his digs at UC Davis to chat us up about his new book on Freshness, among other things. As these things generally do, topics diverged and we talked a…
    - May 15, 2017 -
  • The Session 05-08-17 Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
    Florian Kuplent, Co-Founder and Brewmaster at Urban Chestnut Brewing Company in St. Louis MO. joins us on The Session to talk about their "unconventional-minded yet traditional" style of beer and brewing. Listen in as Florian tells us about his backg…
    - May 8, 2017 -
  • The Session 04-24-17 Eel River Brewing Co
    The Brewing Network welcomes Eel River Brewing Company to The Session this week. Brewery Production Manager Matt Vivatson talks with us about new hops, super quaffable beers and brewing the beers that his family business likes to drink. We get to try…
    - Apr 24, 2017 -
  • The Session 04-17-17 Neshaminy Creek Brewing
    This week on The Session we welcome Neshaminy Creek Brewing Company from Croydon, PA. Head Brewer and owner Jeremy Myers talks to us about lagers and shares some of their special barrel projects with us. We then discuss hoppy ale brewing and the high…
    - Apr 17, 2017 -
  • The Session 04-10-17 Barley Mow
    We are going south for this show, all the way to Florida, to chat with Ashley and Thomas from Barley Mow Brewing! Ashley is the head brewer there, and we talk about her journey from what seemed like great brewery to great brewery, ultimately landing…
    - Apr 10, 2017 -
  • The Session 03-27-17 Basqueland Brewing Project
    This week The Session welcomes Basqueland Brewing Project from Spain to the show. We talk with brewer Ben Matz about the burgeoning Craft Beer seen in the region and how his brewery fits in the market. Ben tells us about the challenges of producing a…
    - Mar 27, 2017 -
  • The Session 03-13-17 Insight Brewing
    Today on The Session, we welcome Ilan from Insight Brewing in Minneapolis! Ilan seems like one of those brewers who already had a lifetime of brewing experience before he started Insight, traveling the world and brewing at some amazing places. We cha…
    - Mar 13, 2017 -
  • The Session 03-06-17 Full Circle Brewing
    Mike Sumaya came out from Full Circle Brewing in Fresno to talk about the emerging beer culture in California's 5th largest city. He brought two beers with him - one was an Imperial Stout with cold brewed coffee added to it, and the other was his ve…
    - Mar 6, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-27-17 Brulosophy Returns
    The Session welcomes back Marshall Schott from the insanely popular Brulosophy blog! Normally, he sends us one beer to try on the show, but this time he fired out two, which is great for us because we get extra beer. One was part of his Hop Chronicle…
    - Feb 27, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-13-17 Beachwood Brewing
    Julian Shrago from Beachwood Brewing joins us live on The Session this week! Julian makes some of the best beers in the country, as evidenced by his many awards, including Best Large Brewpub in the world at the 2016 World Beer Cup. Julian will be in-…
    - Feb 13, 2017 -
  • The Session 02-06-17 Barley Forge OC Mashups
    Join us this week on The Session as we welcome Barley Forge Brewing Company and their partner in crime, the OC Mashups Homebrew Club from Orange County, California. We are joined by Barley Forge Operations Manger Sean O'Shea and OC Mashups COO, Kyle…
    - Feb 6, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-30-17 Jester King Brewery
    The Session welcomes Jester King Brewery back to the show! We haven't had time to catch up with Jester King since their first appearance back in 2013. They are an authentic farmhouse brewery committed to mixed culture and spontaneous fermentation. Fo…
    - Jan 30, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-16-17 Ol Republic Brewing
    Simon Olney from Ol Republic Brewing joins us on The Session to talk about their wonderful Continental Style beers. Located in Nevada City, CA. these guys are brewing amazing examples of traditional UK and German style beers that have won several awa…
    - Jan 16, 2017 -
  • The Session 01-10-17 Founders Brewing
    The folks from Founders joined us in the studio for some Midwest beer talk! We only had a small amount of time with them tonight, so we jumped right in and pushed Feedback to the end of the show. Founder Dave Engbers, Curriculum Coordinator Mike Wi…
    - Jan 10, 2017 -
  • The Session 12-19-16 A BN Collaboration
    We dropped our usual Christmas show in favor of some homebrew education! Jamil came down from Heretic and joined Alex from Fieldwork and Beardy as we sat around talking about collaboration brews. Mainly what the process is when commercial brewers p…
    - Dec 19, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-09-16 21st Amendment Brewery
    The great Shaun "Sully" O'Sullivan from the 21st Amendment Brewery returns to The Session to let us know what's happening in the world of 21A. The Brewcasters get reacquainted with Sully as he describes his latest creations; El Sully, Blah Blah Blah…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-12-16 Wildcard Brewing Company
    Jeff Hansen, COO and Co-Founder of Wildcard Brewing Company, and Head Brewery Andy Crocker, join us on The Session this week. Located in Redding, CA. Wildcard is one of Northern California's newest breweries. Jeff and Andy tell us about their brewing…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-21-16 Brulosophy Triangle Test
    Marshal Schott from Brulosophy is back again with another blind triangle test for The Brewcasters. This time Marshall has been very secretive with us so we are not influenced in our blind tasting with too much information. Listen in and see how we do…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-14-16 Flat Tail Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we welcome Dave Marliave from Flat Tail Brewing Company back to the studio to talk about his latest crazy project. Dave and his friends decided to to take a motorcycle ride for six days on the Oregon Back Country Discovery Ro…
    - Nov 14, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-07-16 Akasha Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we are joined by co-founder and brewmaster Dave Padden from Akasha Brewing Company in Sydney, Australia. Dave made the trek over to the states to be in studio and bring us some fresh beer from Oz. Listen in as we talk hops, b…
    - Nov 7, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-17-16 Altamont Beer Works
    The Session is back this week with Altamont Beer Works from Livermore, CA. Owner and brewer Steve Satori and his Lead Brewer Chris Norberg, along with their new brewer Anna, all join the show to talk about their passion for simple and clean, hop forw…
    - Oct 17, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-10-16 Almanac Brewing
    We welcome local brewery Almanac to The Session, finally! These guys have been turning out some great beers since 2010, and they show no signs of stopping. Jesse Friedman, who is one of the co-founders, and Phil The Barrel Guy made the journey - al…
    - Oct 10, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-03-16 Le Castor
    Daniel Addey-Jibb, co-owner and brewer at Le Castor joins us for The Session on this episode. Located about 40 minutes outside of Montreal, Quebec, Dan and his team brew some really amazing farmhouse beers for those lucky enough to find them. Many…
    - Oct 3, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-26-16 Breakwater and Pohjala Brewing
    It's a weird show today, folks! A great, weird, wonderful show - our longtime friend Phil Lowry came all the way out from England to chat with us about what's going on in the beer scene across the world. Phil has been in the industry for around 20…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-12-16 Shady Oak Barrel House
    Long-time listener and ultimate winner of our long-lamented television show B.Y.O.B. TV, Steve Doty, is our guest for this episode of The Session. In 2014, Steve opened Shady Oak Barrel House in Santa Rosa, and has been producing some of the most sou…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-05-16 The Fieldwork Brewing Co.
    The fellas from Fieldwork Brewing out of Berkeley, CA came by the studio to chat about what makes their beers so damn good! Head brewer Alex gave us more than a little information on brewing beers with hardly any specialty malts and how to focus tho…
    - Sep 5, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-22-16 The Ale Apothecary
    This week on The Session we welcome The Ale Apothecary from Bend, OR. Paul Arney, Founder and Brewmaster, joins us to talk about his cottage brewery in the hills, and the very unique style of brewing that he employs. The brewery is built on his own p…
    - Aug 22, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-15-16 Pelican Brewing Co
    This week on The Session we welcome Brewmaster Darron Welch and Sales Manager Ryan Lishka from Pelican Brewing Company in Pacific City, OR. Tune in and learn about the diverse beers at Pelican and how they view the beers as complimentary to foods, mo…
    - Aug 15, 2016 -
  • The Session 08-08-16 Berryessa Brewing Co
    This week on The Session we welcome Berryessa Brewing Company to the studio to talk about their wonderfully dry and flavorful craft beer. Brewmaster Chris Miller and Sales Director Doug Walker come in and share a variety of their beers, from a clean…
    - Aug 8, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-25-16 Turbid Mashing
    This week on The Session we welcome two great homebrewers from D.O.Z.E. to teach about turbid mashing. Matt Sager and Vinnie Delucchi conducted a brewing experiment to determine if going through the lengthy steps of a turbid mash are worth the result…
    - Jul 25, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-18-16 Austmann Brewing
    The Session welcomes Austmann Brewing from Trondhiem, Norway to the show. Beau Schiner, an American expat brews for Austmann and shares his experience coming up as a homebrewer turned pro in Norway, ant talks about the unique brewing experience of a…
    - Jul 18, 2016 -
  • The Session 07-11-16 Riot Beer and King Harbor
    This week on The Session we welcome back the great Adam Corolla to the show as he teams up with King Harbor Brewing in Redondo Beach, CA. to brew an IPA called Endless Rant IPA. Tune in and learn how the beer came about as you also hear from King Har…
    - Jul 11, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-27-16 Highwater Brewing Co.
    The Session is back this week to welcome Steve and Barri Altimari from Highwater Brewing Company to the show. Steve and Barri have been in the industry for years around the San Francisco Bay Area and have really made a mark with their unique style of…
    - Jun 27, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-20-16 Bagby Beer
    Jeff Bagby of Bagby Beer Co. joins The Session this week to talk about his award winning beer from Oceanside, CA. Jeff has been making killer beer in the industry for years and, after a very successful stint at Pizza Port Brewing Co, opened his own b…
    - Jun 22, 2016 -
  • The Session 06-13-16 Beavertown
    The Session welcomes Logan Plant, founder of Beavertown Brewery in the UK, to the show. Logan talks about is unique beer, his influences and why he got into craft beer.
    - Jun 15, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-25-16 Brulosophy Returns
    The man behind Brulosophy is back tonight! Marshall Schott joins us for more homebrew exbeeriments, and another in-studio tasting. After being off for two weeks we have a good chunk of feedback to wade through, and Tasty leaves us rolling on the fl…
    - May 26, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-09-16 Bronzed Brews
    On this episode of The Session we welcome Australian homebrewer turned author, Peter Symons, to the show. Peter spent the last four years researching and writing his new book, Bronzed Brews, Home Brewing Old Australian Ales. Peter walks us through hi…
    - May 13, 2016 -
  • The Session 05-02-16 Homebrew All Stars
    Our two favorite homebrewing kooks, Drew Beechum and Denny Conn, join us as we talk about their new book, "Homebrew All-Stars". Not only is it a book with recipes from some amazing homebrewers, but Denny and Drew break down personalities of homebrew…
    - May 3, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-25-16 Rhinegeist Brewery
    This week The Session welcomes Rhinegeist Brewery to the show to talk about their style of brewing from Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn about their take on hoppy beers, new trends in brewing styles, techniques and more. We also do a little beer news and disc…
    - Apr 27, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-11-16 Enzymes With Colin Kaminski
    This week on The Session our favorite Mad Scientist Colin Kaminski from Downtown Joe's in Napa, California hit the studio to let us in on a few different projects he has been working on in the brewery. We started by discussing the addition of Alpha…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • The Session 04-04-16 Eagle Rock Brewery
    This week on The Session we welcome Eagle Rock Brewery from Los Angeles to the studio. We hear from Co-Founder Jeremy Raub, Barrel Master Lee Bakofsky and Head BRewer Eric Garcia about the growth of Eagle Rock, how they built their brewery from dairy…
    - Apr 4, 2016 -
  • The Session 03-21-16 Brewers By The Bay
    Join us tonight on The Session as we welcome filmmaker Jared Stutts and Brewmaster Brenden Dobel to the show to talk about their upcoming release, Brewers By The Bay. The movie documents the history of craft beer in San Francisco. We also welcome Ju…
    - Mar 21, 2016 -
  • The Session 03-14-16 Seven Stills Brewery Distillery
    The Session welcomes Seven Still Brewery and Distillery to the studio this week to talk about their unique brand of distilled spirits. Listen in as we learn about how they use craft beer to make artisan spirits. Also, we get a special surprise with t…
    - Mar 14, 2016 -

BN: Brew Strong

  • Brew Strong: Fermentation and Temp 05-22-17
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer answer listener questions on raw wheat, when to add salts and when to raise fermentation temperature for a proper diacetyl rest. Then a discussion of the precedence of fermentatio…
    - May 22, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Mash Questions 05-08-17
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions on mashing. They discuss protein rests, oxydation of IPAs, batch lautering speed, and the use of Munich malt. Listen in and learn the intricacies of prope…
    - May 8, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Brewing Water Questions 04-24-17
    Homebrewing beer. Brew Strong is back this week with one of their most popular topics of all time; water. In this episode Jamil and John Palmer dig through listener emails to answer questions about all things water. Tune in and learn from the best on…
    - Apr 24, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Craft Beer Sweden 04-10-17
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer welcome their Swedish brewer friends Magnus and Dan-Magnus to the program to talk about craft beer in Sweden. After attending the Craftbeer Malmö Brewers Conference and the Malmö Beer Festival in Malmö, Swed…
    - Apr 10, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Free Amino Nitrogen 03-27-17
    Homebrewing beer.This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the science of Free Amino Nitrogen in your brewing process. FAN's are prime building blocks in yeast health and nutrition and while you might not think of them much in normal br…
    - Mar 27, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Triple Mashing 03-13-17
    Homebrewing beer.John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins Jamil and John Palmer again, this time to talk about his triple mashing experiments. What is triple mashing you ask? Great question....we don't know either. But Jamil and John Blichmann…
    - Mar 13, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Experiments 02-27-17
    Homebrewing beer.John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering is back in-studio with Jamil and John Palmer this week to talk about his latest brewing experiments. One major experiment John conducted was to test his fermentation vessels under fermentatio…
    - Feb 27, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Storing Ingredients 02-13-17
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the storage of brewing ingredients. Since there are more than just the traditional four ingredients used in craft beer today, the guys tackle things like brewing salts, c…
    - Feb 13, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Show 01-30-17
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to answer your burning questions about brewing. They tackle more yeast questions this week and dive into all things beer. Tune in to catch it all and remember, you can always send in your own…
    - Jan 30, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Canning 01-16-17
    Homebrewing beer. Diving back into the pro brewing side, Brew Strong discusses canning craft beer on this episode. Jamil recently started canning his beers at Heretic Brewing Company and shares his experience in the product, the packaging and the pro…
    - Jan 16, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast and Fermentation 12-19-16
    Homebrewing beer. Several interesting questions this week about combining ale and lager fermentations, off-flavors in an IPA and what happens to the yeast and the beer when you cold crash after fermentation. Malcolm Frazer joins us to provide unique…
    - Dec 19, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Decoction Show 12-05-16
    Homebrewing beer. Malcolm Frazer of Brulosophy joins us to talk about a recent exbeeriment they conducted comparing beer flavor between decoction mashing and single infusion mashing of a German Pilsner recipe. Decoction is a age-old technique for ach…
    - Dec 5, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 11-28-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better b…
    - Nov 28, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Cask Ales 11-07-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, our hosts discuss the details of preparing and serving cask ales. Cask ales differ from regular ales primarily by the manner in which they are served, that is, they are poured with low carbonation tha…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Esters 10-24-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take more of your listener questions and get to the bottom of all things brewing. They take questions about the Lamotte Test Kits and ion testing resolution, off-flavors in a Pal…
    - Oct 24, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Esters 10-10-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, our heroes take a show suggestion from a listener and delve into the origins and control of esters in beer. Esters are a metabolic byproduct that are formed by the yeast during growth when they need…
    - Oct 10, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 09-26-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Hop Oils 09-26-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John discuss some of the latest information on Hop Oils, Hop Bitterness, and Dry Hopping. Bitterness is now known to be composed of not just isomerized alpha acid, but also oxidized alpha an…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 09-26-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer get through more listener emails this week to help you get more of your craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need to make better b…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 08-15-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer continue pouring through listener emails this week to help listeners get more of their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and get you the answers you need t…
    - Aug 15, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 08-01-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get more of their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing…
    - Aug 1, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 07-18-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jul 18, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 07-04-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jul 4, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A 06-20-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - Jun 20, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Thermal Load 06-06-16
    Homebrewing beer. This week our heroes discuss the effect of thermal load on beer flavor stability. What is thermal load? Basically it is the quantification of boil time and boil intensity on the wort, but the type of malts used in the wort can contr…
    - Jun 6, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Brewing Q and A 05-23-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week to help listeners get their craft beer and homebrewing questions answered! They take questions on all things brewing and cut to the chase about the many topics we cover on The Brewing Network…
    - May 23, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Q and A 05-09-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions about every brewers most important tool; yeast! As the co-author of Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation, Jamil really knows how to use this tricky little creature to make you…
    - May 9, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Management 04-25-16
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer talk about yeast management in this episode of Brew Strong. Jamil has been a master of yeast since long before he started on The Brewing Network and has been singing the praises of proper yeast management for o…
    - Apr 25, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Ph Q and A 04-11-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil, John Palmer, and John Blichmann, from Blichmann Engineering, discuss Ph in your beer and homebrew. Tune in and learn about the different aspects of the brewing process and ingredients that affe…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Triple Mashing 03-28-16
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering is back to talk to Jamil and John Palmer about his experiment with triple mashing. John discusses the numbers and process of triple mashing your homebrew and…
    - Mar 28, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Foam 03-14-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss beer foam. You know, bubbles! They're also joined by our favorite engineer, John Blichmann of Blichmann Engineering. Listen in as the guys discuss the science of beer foa…
    - Mar 14, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Whirlpool 02-29-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the specifics and science of whirlpooling. This age old technique still has it's purpose in brewing, and with new technology and hop addition techniques, it's more import…
    - Feb 29, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Engineering 01-21-16
    Homebrewing beer. John Blichmann of Blichmann Engineering is back in the studio this week to take listener questions about Blichmann gear, brewing equipment and the brewing process. Learn from three of the best minds in brewing as Jamil and John Palm…
    - Jan 21, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Water Testing 02-15-16
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer welcome Ernie Rector from LaMotte BrewLab to talk about water testing at home. The team covers what to test, how to test it, how accurate you can be at home and much more. Learn…
    - Jan 21, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Blichmann Engineering 01-18-16
    Homebrewing beer. Long time friend of the show from Blichmann Engineering, John Blichmann, joins Jamil and John in-studio to talk about brewing equipment. With so many options on the market, and so many questions from listeners about which equipment…
    - Jan 18, 2016 -
  • Brew Strong: Homebrew vs. Pro Brew 12-21-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the differences in brewing process from homebrewers to pro brewers. Learn about why pro brewers brew the way they do, and how that differs from homebrewers. From grain mi…
    - Dec 21, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mead Questions 12-08-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer are joined by Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery to tackle listener questions on all things mead. Tune and and listen to one of Americas best meadmakers talk about the nuan…
    - Dec 8, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Moonlight Meadery 11-11-15
    Homebrewing beer. Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery join Jamil and John on this episode of Brew Strong. They guys talk about mead, braggot, melomel and more as they teach you about the different types of mead, how to make them and what you c…
    - Nov 11, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Judging at GABF 10-26-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss judging, and how to become a judge, at the Great American Beer Festival. Both have been judges at the GABF, one of the large professional brewing competitions in the worl…
    - Oct 26, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Listener Q and A 10-20-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week with an all new episode of Brew Strong. This time the guys take on listener questions about all things craft beer and homebrewing. Tune in and learn about various aspects of the brewing proce…
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Listener Q and A 09-15-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week with an all new episode of Brew Strong. This time the guys take on listener questions about all things craft beer and homebrewing. Tune in and learn about various aspects of the brewing proce…
    - Sep 15, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Beer Clarity Q and A 08-24-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this follow up to the Beer Clarity show last week, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions on all things clear beer. Tune in and learn about best practices to get clarity in your homebrew.
    - Aug 24, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Beer Clarity 08-18-15
    Homebrewing beer.In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John palmer discuss beer clarity and how to achieve it in your beer. JP also joins the show, along with Clear Beer Draught System founder William Broderick, to talk about his testing of the C…
    - Aug 18, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Fruit Beer 07-20-15
    Homebrewing beer.In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions regarding all things fruit beer. Learn about the different ways to add fruit to your beer, how to get the most out of the additions, and what types of frui…
    - Jul 20, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Measurements 07-06-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss all aspects of taking accurate measurements in the brewing process. Learn about different techniques, equipment and formulas to make sure you are accurately and consisten…
    - Jul 6, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2015 Part 2 06-22-15
    Homebrewing beer. Day 2 of Brew Strong's return to the National Homebrewers Conference as Jamil and John Palmer broadcast live from the floor of the Homebrew Expo. Listen in and hear AHA Director Gary Glass discuss this year's conference, as well as…
    - Jun 22, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2015 Part 1 06-08-15
    Homebrewing beer. Brew Strong returns to the National Homebrewers Conference once again as Jamil and John Palmer broadcast live from the floor of the Homebrew Expo. Tune in and hear from John Blichmann about the new BrewEasy system, how what happens…
    - Jun 8, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mash Time Part 2 05-25-15
    Homebrewing beer. On part two of Mash Times on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer continue to dive into the controversial topic of mash times. There are lots of so-called standards thrown out in the web and in books. Here, John weeds through the rese…
    - May 25, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Mash Time Part 1 05-11-15
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer dive into the controversial topic of mash times. There are lots of so-called standards thrown out in the web and in books. Here, John weeds through the research and presents a su…
    - May 11, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Parti-Gyle Brewing 04-27-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John welcome their old friend Neil Spake back to the show to teach us traditional Parti-Gyle brewing techniques. Neil has been all over the UK to learn from the greats like Fullers, on how Parti-Gyle brewing is done the ol…
    - Apr 27, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Pro Q and A 04-13-15
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer answer questions about pro brewing from listeners.
    - Apr 13, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Pro Advice 03-16-15
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil is joined once again by guest host Ken Anthony of Sacramento's Device Brewing Company on this episode of Brew Strong. Tune in as the guys discuss the etiquette of approaching professional brewers for advice, and learn how to b…
    - Mar 16, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Brewery Pests 03-02-15
    Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and guest host Ken Anthony of Sacramento's Device Brewing Company discuss tips and tricks for keeping rodents and pests out of your brewery. A clean brewery means clean beer, so tune in and lear…
    - Mar 2, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Going Pro 02-16-15
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John answer another round listener questions on going pro.
    - Feb 16, 2015 -
  • Brew Strong: Q and A Odd Questions 02-02-15
    Homebrewing beer. This week on a very special episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John address all of the odd and weird questions that have made their way to the Brew Strong inbox over the years.
    - Feb 2, 2015 -

BN: The Jamil Show

  • Brewing Big Beers - Brewing With Style 02-23-17
    We get a lot of questions about how to brew quality beers with a higher gravity. Sometimes the questions are simple, and other times they can be kind of complex. Today, we put our heads together and lay out everything you need to know about how to br…
    - Feb 23, 2017 -
  • Heretic Barrel Program - Brewing With Style 01-24-17
    This week on Brewing With Style, we have a special guest join the show - the head of the Heretic Brewing Barrel Program, Chris! He came into the studio to talk about how he made his transition from homebrewer all the way to his current position alon…
    - Jan 24, 2017 -
  • Mashing Dark Malts - Brewing With Style 01-10-17
    Today's show is full of a few things, but mainly beer. We talk today about the practice of adding your dark malts at the end of the mash versus keeping them in there for the entire thing. It's a much-debated topic, with many people on either side s…
    - Jan 10, 2017 -
  • Listener Questions - Brewing With Style 12-27-16
    Jamil and Tasty take listener questions on this episode of Brewing With Style. Listen in as they answer all things beer from your emails.
    - Dec 27, 2016 -
  • Pete Slosberg - Brewing With Style 12-13-16
    Jamil and Tasty get a surprise visit from Pete Slosberg, formerly of Pete's Wicked Ales, and his friend Ari. Ari makes some of the best homemade bread we've ever had and shared some bread making tips with us. Pete brought us his homemade malt balls a…
    - Dec 13, 2016 -
  • Secret Beers Part 2 - Brewing With Style 11-15-16
    We had so much fun with the last Secret Beers show that we had to come back with a Part Two. Beevo brings Jamil, Tasty, and JP two mystery beers during the show, and it's up to our brave hosts to guess the style. Which is much harder than it seems!…
    - Nov 15, 2016 -
  • Collaboration Beers - Brewing With Style 11-01-16
    Jamil, Tasty, and JP have been lucky enough to have done several collaboration beers over the years with friends and colleagues alike. With more and more breweries reaching out into the homebrewing world for ProAm collaborations, and various "fun-to…
    - Nov 1, 2016 -
  • Secret Beers - Brewing With Style 10-24-16
    Jamil starts this episode of Brewing With Style by talking about Beevo's love for Brad at Brewer's Hardware. Needless to say she's uncomfortable with it, which is always funny. Then we jump right into the topic for today - Secret Beers! We had two…
    - Oct 24, 2016 -
  • GABF 2016 Recap - Brewing With Style 10-04-16
    Jamil, Tasty, and JP talk about the recent happenings at the Great American Beer Festival, including beers, judging, and all the work that goes into putting on a giant beer fest. Well, Jamil and Tasty talk about it, since JP didn't go.We talk a lot…
    - Oct 4, 2016 -
  • Foreign Extra Stout - Brewing With Style 09-26-16
    Coming off of Jamil's recent trip to Asia, we decided to revisit the Foreign Extra Stout category. Notoriously hard to find in the U.S. Jamil was able to track down some pretty neat beer and mule them back for us - including Guinness's version! We al…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • Trappist Single Ale - Brewing With Style 09-06-16
    We open the show today waxing poetic about how old Jamil is getting and how he has forgotten so much stuff that he has to refer to his own books to remind him of certain things. Then we jump into today's style, Trappist Single Ale (category 26A in t…
    - Sep 6, 2016 -
  • Czech Amber Lager - Brewing With Style 08-16-16
    We had a listener email into the show asking for us to cover something called Czech Amber Lager (category 3c in the new BJCP guidelines). Having never had a commercial example of this beer, it was a challenge we quickly accepted! First off, though,…
    - Aug 16, 2016 -
  • Black IPA- Brewing With Style 08-09-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP and Tasty revisit Category 5 - Bock Beer, from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Based on listener submissions of homebrew and commercial beer, the team goes through what makes a great bock beer and how…
    - Aug 9, 2016 -
  • Bock Beer Revisited- Brewing With Style 07-25-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP and Tasty revisit Category 5 - Bock Beer, from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. Based on listener submissions of homebrew and commercial beer, the team goes through what makes a great bock beer and how…
    - Jul 25, 2016 -
  • Dry Yeast vs. Liquid - Brewing With Style 07-19-16
    Prompted from listener questions, in this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, JP, and Tasty discuss the use of dry yeast to ferment your beer, vs. liquid yeast. They talk about the presence of diacetyl and how to properly use dry yeast to get the b…
    - Jul 19, 2016 -
  • Altbier - Brewing With Style 06-28-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Northern German Altbier, Category 7A in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This is one of Jamil's favorite German styles, and sometimes it's hard to find a great example in the U.S. Tune in…
    - Jun 28, 2016 -
  • NHC 2016 - Brewing With Style 06-24-16
    In this special episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty, JP and Beevo recap the 2016 National Homebrewers Conference in Baltimore, MD. Now known as Homebrew Con, this annual event draws thousands of homebrewers for an epic week of parties, semina…
    - Jun 24, 2016 -
  • Maibock/Helles Bock - Brewing With Style 05-17-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Maibock/Helles Bock, Category 5A in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This awesome German style of beer is slightly toasty while remaining clean and easy to drink, even as its alcohol conte…
    - May 17, 2016 -
  • Northern English Brown - Brewing With Style 05-03-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Northern English Brown Ale, Category 11C of the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This wonderful English ale has subtle complexities to challenge the brewer, and is such a classic style, perfec…
    - May 3, 2016 -
  • Pyment - Brewing With Style 04-19-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Pyment, Category 25B from the 2008 BJCP Guidelines. Pyment is a melomel type of mead, generally made from grapes (juice). These can be very difficult to find commercially, but are still v…
    - Apr 19, 2016 -
  • Specialty Beers - Brewing With Style 04-05-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss Category 23 from the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines; Specialty Beers. This category was created to give judges guidelines to evaluate beers that don't fit into any traditional categories and…
    - Apr 5, 2016 -
  • Straight Lambic - Brewing With Style 03-22-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss the often misunderstood style, Straight Lambic, category 17D in the BJCP Guidelines. As the sour beer craze races on, straight lambic remains the foundation and staple of the sour beer wo…
    - Mar 22, 2016 -
  • American IPA - Brewing With Style 03-08-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss American IPA, Category 14B in the 2008 BJCP Style Guidelines. This style has obviously become the darling of the craft beer world and typically outsells any other offering from American c…
    - Mar 8, 2016 -
  • American Amber Ale - Brewing With Style 02-23-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss American Amber Ale, BJCP Category 10B (in the 2008 guidelines). While beer geeks are often hard on this style today as too bland, this was one of the pioneers of the craft beer movement,…
    - Feb 23, 2016 -
  • Premium American Lager - Brewing With Style 02-09-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty welcome special guest Mitch Steele, Brewmaster at Stone Brewing Company, to the show to help evaluate Premium American Lager (BJCP Category 1C in 2013 Guidelines). Mitch worked for Anheuser Busc…
    - Feb 9, 2016 -
  • Belgian Specialty Ale - Brewing With Style 01-26-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16E (2008 Guidelines) - Belgian Specialty Ale. This category can really run the gamut in terms of style and is typically characterized with fruity esters and spicy phenols.…
    - Jan 26, 2016 -
  • Scottish Ale - Brewing With Style 01-12-16
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 14 (in the 2015 guidelines) - Scottish Ale. Tune in and learn about Scottish Light, Heavy, and Export, as the guys walk you through what makes a great commercial example and…
    - Jan 12, 2016 -
  • Vienna Lager - Brewing With Style 12-15-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 3A - Vienna Lager. This classic German style is hard to find nowadays at Craft Breweries, but some classic examples still exist and occasionally you can find a local gem. Le…
    - Dec 15, 2015 -
  • Foreign Extra Stout - Brewing With Style 12-09-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16D - Foreign Extra Stout. This robust beer is rich, roasty and fruity, and is a true work of art when done right. Tune in and learn about commercial examples, as well as h…
    - Dec 9, 2015 -
  • Belgian Golden Strong - Brewing With Style 11-30-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP style 1A - Light American Lager. Best known for examples from the large American macro breweries, this style has endured as the most popular American style of beer by volume. With ve…
    - Nov 30, 2015 -
  • American Light Lager - Brewing With Style 11-03-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP style 1A - Light American Lager. Best known for examples from the large American macro breweries, this style has endured as the most popular American style of beer by volume. With ve…
    - Nov 3, 2015 -
  • Best Bitter - Brewing With Style 10-20-15
    On this episode of Brewing with Style, Jamil and Tasty cover BJCP Category 8B, Special/ Best/ Premium Bitter. Tune in and learn about this traditional style, as well as what commercial examples to seek and how to brew a great version of your own.
    - Oct 20, 2015 -
  • Berliner Weisse - Brewing With Style 10-06-15
    On this episode of Brewing with Style, Jamil and Tasty cover Berliner Weisse. Tune in and learn about this traditional and refreshing style, what commercial examples to seek and how to brew a great version of you own.
    - Oct 6, 2015 -
  • Other Smoked Beer - Brewing With Style 09-22-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil and Tasty McDole discuss BJCP Category 6D - American Wheat or Rye Beer. This is one of those styles with a wide interpretation, but also difficult to make with nothing to hide behind. Clean fermentation and…
    - Sep 22, 2015 -
  • American Wheat - Brewing With Style 09-17-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil and Tasty McDole discuss BJCP Category 6D - American Wheat or Rye Beer. This is one of those styles with a wide interpretation, but also difficult to make with nothing to hide behind. Clean fermentation and…
    - Sep 17, 2015 -
  • Irish Red Ale - Brewing With Style 08-25-15
    Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 9D, Irish Red Ale, in this episode of Brewing With Style. A very traditional style and a favorite of many beer lovers, Irish Red Ale is wonderful beer with subtle complexities that can make or break any version.…
    - Aug 25, 2015 -
  • Biere de Garde - Brewing With Style 08-11-15
    Jamil and Tasty discuss BJCP Category 16D, Biere de Garde, on this episode of Brewing With Style. This one is tricky because the colors and flavors of this style can really run the gamut. Jamil does his best to rein us in and focus on the nuances of…
    - Aug 11, 2015 -
  • NHC2 - Brewing With Style 07-21-15
    Jamil and Tasty broadcast live from the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego in part two of this two part series. Learn about what styles to bring to homebrew beer festivals and how to get the most out of sharing your beer in this on-location…
    - Jul 21, 2015 -
  • NHC1 - Brewing With Style 07-07-15
    Jamil and Tasty broadcast live from the National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego in part one of this two part series. Learn about styles and yeast as Chris White from White Labs joins the show.
    - Jul 7, 2015 -
  • Weizenbock - Brewing With Style 06-22-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style Jamil, Tasty and Justin discuss Category 15C, Weizenbock. Tune in and learn about this traditional German style and what makes it so unique. Plus, Justin professes to hate the style, will that stick after some st…
    - Jun 22, 2015 -
  • Cider - Brewing With Style 06-02-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Justin discuss BJCP Categories 27 - 28, Cider, in this episode of Brewing With Style. Tune in as they try ciders from the different categories and discuss what makes a great cider, with extra focus on how to brew one yourself at hom…
    - Jun 2, 2015 -
  • Old Ale - Brewing With Style 05-19-15
    Jamil, Tasty, and guest host Justin Crossley, discuss BJCP Category 19A, Old Ale. This is one of Jamil's favorites when done right and he teaches us a thing our two about what done right means. Tune in and learn about the subtle malty nuances that ma…
    - May 19, 2015 -
  • Cream Ale - Brewing With Style 05-05-15
    Brewing With Style talks about category 6A from the BJCP Guidelines, Cream Ale. This often misunderstood style is an American classic and can be a real crowd pleaser with your friends, as well as excel in competition if done right. Tune in and find o…
    - May 5, 2015 -
  • Belgian Specialty Ale - Brewing With Style 04-21-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise cover BJCP Category 16E in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Apr 7, 2015 -
  • Northern English Brown - Brewing With Style 04-07-15
    Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss Northern BJCP category 11C, Northern English Brown Ale, in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Apr 7, 2015 -
  • Gueuze - Brewing With Style 03-24-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss Category 17E, Gueuze. This complex sour beer is a little acidic and a little tart, and can feature many of the "barnyard" notes that wild beer lovers enjoy. Learn about traditi…
    - Mar 24, 2015 -
  • American Lager - Brewing With Style 03-10-15
    Jamil, Tasty on Jon Plise discuss American Lager in this episode of Brewing With Style.
    - Mar 10, 2015 -
  • American Stout - Brewing With Style 02-24-15
    The BWS crew discusses BJCP Category 13E, American Stout, in this episode for Brewing With Style. Tune in and learn about this unique American style of beer that runs the gamut in terms of complex roast, chocolate, coffee and more. Find out who is ma…
    - Feb 24, 2015 -
  • Kolsch - Brewing With Style 02-10-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style, Jamil, Tasty and Jon Plise discuss category 6C: Kolsch. This is another Brewcaster favorite that is very hard to find in America. Technically only brewed in Cologne, Germany, this crisp, dry and clean style is a…
    - Feb 10, 2015 -
  • Belgian Tripel - Brewing With Style 01-27-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style the crew discuss BJCP category 18C, Belgian Tripel. This big and complex Belgian style is a palette pleaser and a challenge to brew correctly. Tune in as the team discusses great commercial examples as well as te…
    - Jan 27, 2015 -
  • Mild Ale - Brewing With Style 01-13-15
    In this episode of Brewing With Style the crew discusses BJCP category 11A, Mild Ale. While this beer is difficult to find in the U.S. commercially, the brewcasters love it and discuss what makes it such a great, traditional style of beer to brew and…
    - Jan 13, 2015 -
  • Milk Stout - Brewing With Style 12-16-14
    Jamil, Jon and Tasty discuss Milk Stout on this episode of Brewing with Style. Learn all about the style, commercial examples and how you can brew your own version of this excellent sweet stout.
    - Dec 16, 2014 -
  • Spice Beer - Brewing With Style 12-02-14
    This week on Brewing with Style, Jamil, Jon and Tasty discuss category 21A, Spice Beer, with a focus on Christmas spice beers. Tune in and find out what makes a great spice beer for the holidays and what favorites the Brewcasters have.
    - Dec 2, 2014 -
  • Mead - Brewing With Style 11-18-14
    Jamil, Jon and Tasty welcome veteran meadmaker Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery to the show to discuss category's 24 - 16, Mead. Michael makes some of the best Mead on earth and shares his experiences here so you can learn how to make it, w…
    - Nov 18, 2014 -
  • Fruit Lambic - Brewing With Style 11-04-14
    A Brewing Network staff favorite, Category 17F Fruit Lambic is discussed on this episode of Brewing With Style. If you love funky and sour beer then this is the one for you. With tons of modern and classic examples available, this one is sure to plea…
    - Nov 4, 2014 -

Basic Brewing Radio

  • 09-21-17 Fair State Brewing Cooperative
    Evan Sallee and Matt Hauck, two of the founders of Fair State Brewing Cooperative in Minneapolis, join us to talk about hoppy and sour beers and their business model.
    - 9 days ago Sep 13, 2017 -
  • 09-14-17 Session Beers with Jennifer Talley
    Jennifer Talley, author of Session Beers - Brewing for Flavor and Balance, give us tips on brewing lower gravity beers that are tasty and satisfying.
    - 9 days ago Sep 13, 2017 -
  • 09-07-17 Olvalde Farmhouse Ales
    Joe Pond, founder of Olvalde Farmhouse Ales, talks about brewing rustic beers based on local and native ingredients on a Rollingstone, Minnesota, family farm.
    - 16 days ago Sep 6, 2017 -
  • 08-31-17 Imperial Organic Yeast
    Owen Lingley, Jess Caudill and Jason Stepper from Imperial Organic Yeast talk about their fairly new company and answer questions from listeners.
    - 23 days ago Aug 30, 2017 -
  • 08-24-17 Ozark Beer - Berliner, Bucky, and BDCS
    Ozark Beer founder, Andy Coates, and head brewer, Jesse Gagnon, talk new building, yogurt-soured Berliner Weisse, Buckminster Fuller-inspired beer, and Bourbon Double Cream Stout.
    - 30 days ago Aug 23, 2017 -
  • 08-17-17 Home Lab Isolation and Propagation
    Zack Taggart, lab manager at 42 North Brewing, continues his presentation on setting up a homebrew lab by talking about isolating and propagating yeast and bacteria.
    - 37 days ago Aug 16, 2017 -
  • 08-10-17 Ryan Richardson Mead
    Ryan Richardson of The Mead House podcast shares half a dozen fun and delicious meads.
    - 44 days ago Aug 9, 2017 -
  • 08-03-17 56 Brewing
    Nick Chute, head brewer of 56 Brewing in Minneapolis, shares some delicious beers and some tips on how to brew similar ones at home.
    - 51 days ago Aug 2, 2017 -
  • 07-27-17 Home Lab Yeast Analysis
    Zack Taggart, lab manager at 42 North Brewing, tells us how to set up our own homebrew lab to analyze yeast health and count cell population.
    - 58 days ago Jul 26, 2017 -
  • 07-20-17 Matt Weide Mead Experiments
    Former meadmaker of the year Matt Weide joins us at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to share meads made with walnuts, peanuts and ginger. He also shares a couple of bochet (burnt) meads.
    - 65 days ago Jul 19, 2017 -
  • 07-13-17 Boom Island Brewing
    Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing in Minneapolis has turned passion for music and Belgian beers into a commercial operation designed to carry on a long tradition.
    - 72 days ago Jul 12, 2017 -
  • 07-06-17 Hop Chronicles and Club Night
    We meet up with the Brulosophy crew at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to evaluate two varieties of hops, and we chat with brewers and brewing experts on the Club Night floor.
    - 79 days ago Jul 5, 2017 -
  • 05-25-17 Hop Timing Experiment
    Steve Wilkes and Casey Letellier help James evaluate an experiment comparing three beers with single hop additions at 60 minutes, 30 minutes and flameout.
    - May 24, 2017 -
  • 05-18-17 Earthbound Beer
    Stuart Keating gives us brewing tips and explains why his brewery brews beers described as the "smallest and weirdest" in St. Louis.
    - May 17, 2017 -
  • 05-11-17 Brewing Kombucha
    Phil Nigash of the podcast My Life As a Foodie joins us to talk about restarting his show and getting into brewing kombucha at home.
    - May 10, 2017 -
  • 05-04-17 Sean Terrill Attenuation Study
    Sean Terrill of Two Mile Brewing in Leadville, Colorado, talks about his study and article examining the effect of mash temperature on attenuation rates of three yeast strains.
    - May 3, 2017 -
  • 04-27-17 Fruit Flavor Additions
    Homebrewer Jamie Conway joins James and Steve as they taste beers and meads with different approaches to integrating fruit character.
    - Apr 26, 2017 -
  • 04-20-17 Step Mashing
    Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gets into the details about step mashing and how we can use it to control the character of our beers.
    - Apr 19, 2017 -
  • 04-13-17 Recipe Formulation: Playing with Gravity
    James and Steve sit down during a brew day to talk about how to calculate and predict starting and finishing gravity levels of beers.
    - Apr 12, 2017 -
  • 04-06-17 Indiana Water Experiment
    Homebrewer Aaron Winey shares his experiment brewing an American blonde ale using water from four different sources.
    - Apr 5, 2017 -
  • 03-30-17 Callister and Lightheart Brewing
    Homebrewer-turned-pro Nathaniel Senff of Lightheart Brewing talks about being a part of the collaborative Callister Brewing in Vancouver, British Columbia.
    - Mar 29, 2017 -
  • 03-23-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part Two
    In this second part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.
    - Mar 22, 2017 -
  • 03-16-17 Casey Goes Pro, Part One
    In this first part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.
    - Mar 15, 2017 -
  • 03-09-17 Kettle Fermentation
    Homebrewer Scott Koue shares his experience in fermenting beer in the same kettle that he used to boil the wort.
    - Mar 8, 2017 -
  • 03-02-17 Homebrew Stout Collaboration
    Homebrewers Ron Schmidt and Jamie Conway share their collaborative stout that was split to age on vanilla and a rye whiskey barrel.
    - Mar 1, 2017 -
  • 02-23-17 Frost Fest 2017
    James wanders around Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to sample beers and get some homebrewing tips from professional brewers.
    - Feb 22, 2017 -
  • 02-16-17 Hop Tweaking
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about hop substitution and ways to change up the hopping of your beers.
    - Feb 15, 2017 -
  • 02-09-17 Mead Best Practices
    Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies in Vermont talks about sharing his recipes online and shares his best meadmaking practices.
    - Feb 8, 2017 -
  • 02-02-17 African Palm Wine
    Homebrewer Ryan Deaver joins us to talk about spontaneously fermented palm wine he researched in the west African country of Benin.
    - Feb 1, 2017 -
  • 01-26-17 Recipe Formulation Tips
    Brad Ring and Betsy Parks from Brew Your Own magazine talk about their new Big Book of Homebrewing and share tips on coming up with your own homebrew recipes.
    - Jan 25, 2017 -
  • 01-19-17 AHA Update
    Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, updates us on the state of our hobby, upcoming National Homebrew Competition deadlines and new events at the Minneapolis HomebrewCon.
    - Jan 18, 2017 -
  • 01-12-17 Swiss Spruce Porter
    Homebrewer Will Schumacher talks about his experiments brewing with spruce that he foraged from his time in Switzerland.
    - Jan 11, 2017 -
  • 01-05-17 Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porter
    James and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.
    - Jan 4, 2017 -
  • 12-29-16 Disaster Show 2016
    James and Steve carry on the tradition of sharing stories from listeners of brew days gone bad.
    - Dec 28, 2016 -
  • 12-15-16 Brulosophy Boil Experiments
    Marshall Schott and Malcolm Frazer from Brulosophy.com share their experiments - the effect of keeping the lid on during the boil and not boiling a Berliner Weisse.
    - Dec 14, 2016 -
  • 12-08-16 Holiday Brewing Time Management
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, gives us tips on carving time out during the holidays for the important thing - brewing.
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • 12-01-16 Steve's Brew Shop
    Steve Wilkes is now the owner of a shiny new local homebrew shop in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He talks about the process of starting the shop and plans for the future.
    - Nov 30, 2016 -
  • 11-17-16 Hoppy Sour Beers
    Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire shares his techniques for brewing tart beers with lots of hop character, and he samples three interpretations from James.
    - Nov 16, 2016 -
  • 11-10-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part Two
    We continue the discussion with Gard Karlsnes, who runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway. This time, we sample a ginger beer and Christmas stout. Part two of two.
    - Nov 9, 2016 -
  • 11-03-16 Bryggerhuset Pilot Brewery Part One
    Gard Karlsnes runs the pilot brewery at Aass Brewery in Norway and is expanding its horizons beyond Reinheitsgebot roots. Part one of two.
    - Nov 2, 2016 -
  • 10-27-16 Hermit Thrush Brewing
    Chris Gagne of Hermit Thrush Brewing in Brattleboro, Vermont, talks about brewing beer with only wild yeast he's harvested from the environment.
    - Oct 26, 2016 -
  • 10-20-16 Competition Cream Ales
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, shares tips on how to make your cream ale stand out in a competition setting.
    - Oct 19, 2016 -
  • 10-13-16 Vegetable Saisons
    Homebrewer Jason Jackson shares four versions of his saison enhanced with vegetables from his garden. Steve Wilkes helps sample.
    - Oct 12, 2016 -
  • 10-06-16 New Province Brewing
    Our series on northwest Arkansas brewing continues with New Province Brewing in Rogers and a visit with owner-head brewer Derek McEnroe.
    - Oct 5, 2016 -
  • 09-29-16 Brewing Local - American Grown Beer
    Author Stan Hieronymus talks about his latest book that takes a look at how American brewers are using local ingredients to put their stamp on our favorite beverage.
    - Sep 28, 2016 -
  • 09-22-16 Bluejacket/The Arsenal
    Josh Chapman, head brewer of Bluejacket in Washington DC, shows us around what Mike Tonsmeire describes as the "Disney World of Brewpubs."
    - Sep 21, 2016 -
  • 09-15-16 Managing Tannins
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible, walks us through tannins: when they're good or bad and how to control them in our beer.
    - Sep 14, 2016 -
  • 09-08-16 Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies
    Ricky the Meadmaker returns to the program with his wife and business partner, Kelly Klein, to share some wonderful "beer-strength" meads and tips for our own meads.
    - Sep 7, 2016 -
  • 09-01-16 Brulosophy Starter and Mash Experiments
    Brulosophy team member Jake Huolihan shares two experiments comparing vitality vs viability starters and batch vs no sparging.
    - Aug 31, 2016 -
  • 08-25-16 Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing
    We join head brewer Nathan Zeender in 3-D at the production brewery of Right Proper in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C.
    - Aug 24, 2016 -
  • 08-18-16 Grisette and Saison
    Homebrewer and beer historian Dave Janssen talks about grisette, a tasty obscure Belgian style, and how it relates to saison.
    - Aug 17, 2016 -
  • 08-11-16 Tonsmeire Funky Honey Beer Experiment
    Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares an experiment around his dining room table splitting a funky beer batch and adding five different honey varieties.
    - Aug 10, 2016 -
  • 08-04-16 Fruit IPA
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about the latest thing in IPAs - fruit!
    - Aug 3, 2016 -
  • 07-28-16 Tonsmeire Taps
    We sample two delicious Mad Fermentationist beers from the source: a stout reinvigorated with specialty grain tea and a New England IPA.
    - Jul 27, 2016 -
  • 07-21-16 Brulosophy New England Pale Ale Experiment
    We take part in sampling an experiment testing the effect of gelatin on a tasty, cloudy, hoppy East Coast pale ale.
    - Jul 20, 2016 -

Final Gravity

BeerSmith Blog

  • newPH Meters for Beer Brewing – Selection, Calibration and Use

    PH Meters for Beer Brewing – Selection, Calibration and Use

    The pH meter has become a critical piece of equipment for all grain beer brewers as well as for cider, wine and mead making. This week I take a look at selecting, calibrating, and using a pH meter to brew beer. Uses for a pH Meter In the last 10 year…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • Session Beers with Jennifer Talley – BeerSmith Podcast #155

    Session Beers with Jennifer Talley – BeerSmith Podcast #155

    Jennifer Talley joins me to discuss her new book “Session Beers: Brewing for Flavor and Balance”. Jennifer is a professional brewer with over 20 GABF and World Beer Cup awards. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Pl…
    - 15 days ago Sep 6, 2017 -
  • Harsh Zone Crystal and Colored Malts in Beer Brewing

    Harsh Zone Crystal and Colored Malts in Beer Brewing

    This week I take a look at “harsh zone” malts in the roughly 70-200L color range and how they can upset the balance of an otherwise perfect beer. A while back I did a review of Randy Mosher’s Mastering Homebrew book. The book, which I highly re…
    - 21 days ago Aug 31, 2017 -
  • Tasting Cider with Erin James – BeerSmith Podcast #154

    Tasting Cider with Erin James – BeerSmith Podcast #154

    Erin James joins me this week to discuss her new book “Tasting Cider”, the recent surge in craft cider making, styles of cider as well as cider cocktails and food pairings. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play D…
    - 42 days ago Aug 10, 2017 -
  • Strategies for Beer Recipe Design – Part 2

    Strategies for Beer Recipe Design – Part 2

    This week I take a look at the “building block” approach for designing beer recipes. This method, introduced by Gordon Strong, is a great design strategy for more experienced brewers. Last week in Part 1, I covered the decidedly technical (vs art…
    - 49 days ago Aug 3, 2017 -

Brewing TV

Brew Share Enjoy Starter Kit - Unboxed! #1 Selling Beer Brewing Kit

- May 1, 2017 -
EverBru Kombucha™ Starter Kit - Make Kombucha at Home EASY

- Apr 6, 2017 -
Big Mouth Bubbler® Depth Charge™ Fermentation Infusion Device

- Apr 6, 2017 -
Foamless Finish™: Last Straw® Counterpressure Filler

- Apr 5, 2017 -
The Sentinel Boil Over Minder for Home Brewing - Keep It Clean!

- Sep 30, 2016 -
Herculometer Shatterproof Hydrometer

- Sep 8, 2016 -

Home Brew Finds

  • newAmarillo and Citra – $19.99 per lb at Great Fermentations!

    Amarillo and Citra – $19.99 per lb at Great Fermentations!

    As of this posting, Great Fermentations has discounted both Amarillo and Citra to $19.99 per lb.  Also eligible for flat rate $8.99 shipping.  Limited quantity  available.  Check site for current price and availability. 1 lb Amarillo – An Amer…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newReader Tip: Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on Woot

    Reader Tip: Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on Woot

    Thanks to HBF Reader Nathan for this tip!  [8 Ways to Connect with HBF] Today 9/21/17 only, Woot has a selection of Twisted Root Design Cryo Coolers on sale.  Price start at $169.99.  Multiple sizes and colors are available.. At this size and pr…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newWyeast Now Available at Keg Connection + Free Shipping for HBF Readers

    Wyeast Now Available at Keg Connection + Free Shipping for HBF Readers

    Pictured Denny’s Favorite 50 – one of my favorite Wyeast strains Keg Connection has up a good number of Wyeast Strains. These are selling for $6.95.  That’s a pretty standard price.  The cool thing is they bundle with free shipping for HBF Re…
    - 9 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – $8.99

    2 Micron Stainless Steel Diffusion Stone – $8.99

    Stainless steel 2 micron diffusion stone with 1/4in barb 316 stainless steel ,better resistance to high temperature and corrosion resistance. Oxygenate wort thoroughly to insure a healthy fermentation,carbonate draft beer quickly Used with compressed…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newEnter to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer!

    Enter to Win a Thermapen Mk4 Thermometer!

    ThermoWorks Thermapen Mk4 (Mark 4) [Review] is a stellar brewing and cooking thermometer.  It boasts a number of great improvements and features including – auto rotating display, auto off with intelligent sleep and wake modes, intelligent backlig…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newChefAlarm Timer and Thermometer – $40 via Open Box Sale + Hands on Review

    ChefAlarm Timer and Thermometer – $40 via Open Box Sale + Hands on Review

    The ChefAlarm from ThermoWorks (the folks behind the nearly universally lauded Thermapen) is a great Thermometer and Timer Combo for homebrewing.  It tracks both highs and lows, has both high and low alarms and has a built in timer.  It has an easy…
    - 10 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new4 Way CO2 Manifold [Serve Multiple Kegs] – $35.99 + Free Shipping

    4 Way CO2 Manifold [Serve Multiple Kegs] – $35.99 + Free Shipping

    4 Way CO2 Manifold.  1/4″ Barbs.  Each trunk has a ball valve with check valves.  Check valves stop beer or other liquids from back feeding into other lines or your regulator. Use to pressurize multiple kegs off one co2 regulator. 9/21/17 8 AM C…
    - 11 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newPET Carboy Sale at MoreBeer – from $17.99

    PET Carboy Sale at MoreBeer – from $17.99

    As of this posting, MoreBeer has discounted two sizes of PET carboys, both the 3 gallon and 6 gallon sizes.  The 3 gallon is selling for $17.99 and the 6 gallon is selling for $22.49.  Shipping to most US addresses is also free with a $59 order.  …
    - 12 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new5 Universal Poppets + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup – $6.54 + Free Shipping

    5 Universal Poppets + Tip & Keg Parts Roundup – $6.54 + Free Shipping

    5 universal keg poppets.  Stainless steel construction, replaceable o-rings.  Universal-style poppets typically fit most soda kegs. Related: Keg Repair Parts and O-Rings Roundup I use universal poppets exclusively when rebuilding kegs.  Tip: Un…
    - 13 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newHands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery

    Hands on Review: Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil Electric Brewery

    This review is by Homebrew Find Contributor Brad Probert.  Brad is an engineer, expert homebrewer and experienced reviewer.  Grab a link to Brad’s website at the end of this review. Brewer’s Edge Mash & Boil I reviewed a number of electric all-…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new20 lb Propane Tank + Propane Tank Tips – $27.98 + Free Shipping & Propane Tank Tips

    20 lb Propane Tank + Propane Tank Tips – $27.98 + Free Shipping & Propane Tank Tips

    Flame King Propane Tank with Type 1 Overflow Protection Device by Flame King High grade steel welded propane cylinder Premium OPD valve assembly X-ray and hydrostatic tested Powder coated for long lasting exterior protection 9/21/17 10 AM Central: Th…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newEva Dry E-333 Dehumidifier [Kegerator Condensation] – $14.97

    Eva Dry E-333 Dehumidifier [Kegerator Condensation] – $14.97

    Eva Dry-E333 Dehumidifier.  The Eva Dry E-333 contains a desiccant material that absorbs moisture.  As this material absorbs moisture it also changes color.  Dark blue means it’s dry and pink means it’s becoming saturated.  The great thing ab…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • new64 Ounce Rubbermaid Commercial Scoop [Grain Scoop] – $2.33 [SEE NOTE]

    64 Ounce Rubbermaid Commercial Scoop [Grain Scoop] – $2.33 [SEE NOTE]

    64 Oz Scoop by Rubbermaid Commercial Durable polycarbonate construction.  Designed for commercial, medical and industrial use.  Dishwasher safe.  Made in the USA. You could use this as a grain scoop to portion your grist out on brew day and to sco…
    - 19 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • newBeer Gun Bottle Filler – $42 + $4.99 Shipping

    Beer Gun Bottle Filler – $42 + $4.99 Shipping

    Beer Gun for bottling beer.  The description says it’s for bottling off of a keg, but I would venture a guess that this would work for bottling off a bottling bucket with the right connections.  It looks like this has the ability to purge with CO…
    - 23 hours ago Sep 21, 2017 -
  • Ready Made Spunding Valve – $36.99 via Brew Hardware

    Ready Made Spunding Valve – $36.99 via Brew Hardware

    Ready made Spunding Valve from Brew Hardware A Spunding Valve has lots of applications…   If you’ve been eyeing our Spunding Valve Build, but don’t want to put it together yourself, here’s your chance.  As of this posting, Brewer Hardware h…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Eva Dry 500 [Kegerator & Fermentation Condensation] + Hands on Review

    Eva Dry 500 [Kegerator & Fermentation Condensation] + Hands on Review

    Like many of you, I use a chest freezer for chilling and serving kegs.  The big downside I’ve experienced is with that is… condensation.  Not just beads of water on the sides, I had pooling water in the bottom.  Not a good thing.  This varies…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Intertap Faucets Now Available at Keg Connection + Free Shipping for HBF Readers

    Intertap Faucets Now Available at Keg Connection + Free Shipping for HBF Readers

    Keg Connection has picked up Intertap Faucets.  As of this posting, two models are available and prices start out at just $18.99.  Check site for current availability and pricing. Intertap at Keg Connection Stacks with free shipping (most US addres…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Keg Carbonation Lid and Stone – $28.55 + Free Shipping

    Keg Carbonation Lid and Stone – $28.55 + Free Shipping

    Keg Carbonation Lid.  Keg Lid with Ball Lock Post and Silicone O-ring.  Includes .5 micron carbonation stone.  Use to assist in force carbonating your homebrew. 9/20/17 12:30 PM Central: This is down to $28.55.  That’s just 6 cents shy of the b…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Ported 7 Gallon FerMonster Wide Mouth Fermenter – $27.99

    Ported 7 Gallon FerMonster Wide Mouth Fermenter – $27.99

    Ported 7 gallon wide mouth Fermonster Fermenter from MoreBeer   Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount. FerMonster 7 Gallon Carboy FE257 – $33.99 $27.99 + Free Shipping with a $59 order Availability: Th…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • 1 lb Citra Pellets, 2016 Crop – $16.99 + Free Shirt Offer

    1 lb Citra Pellets, 2016 Crop – $16.99 + Free Shirt Offer

    About: “Citra (Brand YCR 394 cv.). Citra Hops are a product of crossbreeding of Hallertauer Mittlefruh, US Tettnang, Brewer’s Gold and East Kent Golding. Developed by the Hop Breeding Company and released in 2007. They are very popular hop for us…
    - 1 day ago Sep 20, 2017 -

More Beer Deal

Beer Mapping Project

  • Tap-House Munich

    Tap-House Munich

    Beer BarDate and time reviewed: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:35:33 ESTOverall Score: 88.3Selection: 5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: rtupperTap-House Munich would be at home in downtown Washington DC, or London or Worchester, Mass. Doz…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Unions-Bräu Haidhausen

    Unions-Bräu Haidhausen

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:24:54 ESTOverall Score: 56.7Selection: 2 | Service: 3 | Atmosphere: 3.5 | Food: N/AReviewer: rtupperUnions-Braeu closed some time ago. Other reviews are correct in that it seemed an afterthought from…
    - Dec 7, 2016 -
  • Lowes Foods - Little River

    Lowes Foods - Little River

    Beer StoreDate and time reviewed: Sun, 04 Dec 2016 12:07:15 ESTOverall Score: 91.7Selection: 4.75 | Service: 4.75 | Atmosphere: 4.25 | Food: N/AReviewer: BahHumBrewWe first visited about 5 years ago and felt they had a decent craft beer selection at…
    - Dec 4, 2016 -
  • Wicked Weed Brewing

    Wicked Weed Brewing

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:21:22 ESTOverall Score: 90.0Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: Curmudgeon"Hops are a wicked and pernicious weed" - so said King Henry VIII.Henry believed hops would…
    - Dec 2, 2016 -
  • Full Moon Brewery

    Full Moon Brewery

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:22:27 ESTOverall Score: 90.0Selection: 4.5 | Service: 4.5 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: N/AReviewer: CurmudgeonFull Moon Brewery.....Well, no.It's actually the Lost Colony Brewing...butted up against t…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Front Street Brewery - NC

    Front Street Brewery - NC

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 20:06:05 ESTOverall Score: 80.0Selection: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: CurmudgeonWhen in North Carolina (for beer geeks), THE place to go is Ashville, in the Western part of t…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Palmetto Brewing Company

    Palmetto Brewing Company

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:43:31 ESTOverall Score: 76.7Selection: 3.5 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 4 | Food: 2.0Reviewer: CurmudgeonSouth Carolina is the Palmetto State...so it is logical that someone would create a Palmetto Bre…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Moon River Brewing Company

    Moon River Brewing Company

    BrewpubDate and time reviewed: Sun, 20 Nov 2016 19:11:27 ESTOverall Score: 66.7Selection: 2.25 | Service: 3.25 | Atmosphere: 4.5 | Food: 4.0Reviewer: Curmudgeon"Moon River...your beer is not too badBut it makes sad, to sayOne Pale Ale...One Brown A…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • Jailbreak Brewing Company

    Jailbreak Brewing Company

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:30:11 ESTOverall Score: 80.0Selection: 4.25 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: BradThis is a big place in an industrial area. The brewery and tap room are 16,000 sq. ft. The taproo…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -
  • Manor Hill Brewing Co.

    Manor Hill Brewing Co.

    BreweryDate and time reviewed: Thu, 17 Nov 2016 12:28:31 ESTOverall Score: 76.7Selection: 3.75 | Service: 4 | Atmosphere: 3.75 | Food: N/AReviewer: BradManor Hill was a bit of a surprise for me. The beer is good, but I will get back to that. They a…
    - Nov 17, 2016 -

Northern Brewer TV

Creamery in a Box® - Fresh Chevre Recipe Kit Instructions

- Jun 13, 2017 -
NEW Goose Island Homebrew Starter Kit with Porter Recipe

- May 25, 2017 -
NEW Brew. Share. Enjoy. Brewery Edition Recipe Kit: Goose Island Milk Porter

- Mar 1, 2017 -
Northern Brewer Small Batch Starter Kit Instructional Video

- Oct 18, 2016 -
Creamery In A Box

- Oct 17, 2016 -
The Catalyst Fermentation System

- Oct 14, 2016 -