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  • newAgeing a saison on grapes
    Recently brewed a 5 gallon saison and plan to split a couple of gallons onto fruit. One pineapple and the other onto grapes. I plan on leaving the beer on the grapes for 6 months+ to let the yeast/bacteria on the skins do their thing. Any recommendat…
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  • newDaily Q & A! - December 13, 2017
    Welcome to the daily Q & A! Have we been using some weird terms? Is there a technique you want to discuss? Just have a general question? Read the side bar and still confused? Pretty sure you've infected your first batch? Did you boil the hops for 17.…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newBest Kegerator for 5 gallon brews?
    I usually brew 5 gallons of beer at a time and I'm finally looking to get a kegerator. Single tap is all I need, but the 5 gallon volume is my main concern. I could also go slightly under 5 gallons and simply bottle some of the brew. What would you g…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newPipeworks Wolpertinger
    Long shot, but anyone have any ideas what German hop variety Pipeworks Brewing uses for their Wolpertinger Belgo DIPA? It’s hard to describe the flavor besides it’s fruity and “juicy” without being overly citrusy. submitted by /u/Entry…
    - 9 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newRye/Saison Parfait
    I made a Rye Saison and used the Saison parfait from Bootleg Biology that I received as part of the reddit yeast swap. I have to say this yeast is delicious. It has a very mellow silky Saison flavor that I have not had from other Saison yeasts. Or it…
    - 9 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newYet another kegerator foam issue...
    I know that it's asked a million times, but I have a foam issue I cannot solve. All my wheat beers (Hefeweizens and Belgian wits) have lots of foam (80% of the glass is foam). My beer line for those beers is around 14 feet, and they are carbonated t…
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  • newApothic white wine clone recipe anyone?
    Looking for a recipe to clone my wife's favorite wine. Anyone out there able to help me out? submitted by /u/DoverHawk [link] [comments]
    - 10 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newLost home brew equipment in Hurricane Harvey: Update
    For those of you who commented on my previous post, I am back at it! I decided after the hellacious last few months I earned it. I jumped on More beers 12 day sale and bought everything I needed, with a 12% discount on the entire order. I even splurg…
    - 10 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newPossible to cold crash and force carb in five days?
    I'm getting my keg king kegerator in on Thursday. It will be ready to use Friday. I'm traveling for Christmas on Thursday 12/21. I'm bottling my first cider batch and it needs be bottled by Wednesday night. My first ever home brew batch started off…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newBuilt a DIY all electric BIAB setup and control panel pics in text
    I designed and built a DIY BIAB control panel and kettle with pump and plate and frame chiller. I have included some pictures of the build if people are interested in a more detailed build description ill upload more info. I used the high gravity BIA…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newChromecasting a taplist, lazy yet effective.

    Chromecasting a taplist, lazy yet effective.

    submitted by /u/philthebrewer [link] [comments]
    - 12 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newThe brewer's version of when a piece of art gets looked at and the artist told "I don't get it"
    I'm situating my beer gifts for people around the office, they're few and far between, which works out 'cause i normally brew 2 gallon batches of high ABV, aged beers that i put a lot of thought and effort into (i'm sure you can all relate) and i mes…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newJust "sampled" my first ever home brew (cider). I'm…
    …hammered. Had a pint with lunch. It was awesome. Way better than expected. Tastes like 'Dry Blackthorn', but with more kick (mine is about ABV 9.0%). Poured another about an hour later. Still awesome. A while later, knew I had to slow down, so a h…
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  • newMy keezer build so far
    Finally built my keezer with the 99 dollar Best Buy freezer. Still some work to do, like insulate inside of the collar, but it should work out much nicer than the d mini fridge with single tap tower. My first attempt with the collar was 2x6’s. They…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newNothing like home (brewing) for the holidays

    Nothing like home (brewing) for the holidays

    submitted by /u/Gringo-Bandito [link] [comments]
    - 19 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newPSA: patience in brewing is never over rated.
    Last weekend I was racking a berry cider into a keg to carbonate. I had 2lbs of pressure in the carboy. I decided to move the melomel out of the way to put the beer I just brewed into the fermenting chamber. I was trying to save time. I barely bumped…
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  • newOhio AG joins investigation of SysTech

    Ohio AG joins investigation of SysTech

    submitted by /u/TheRealFender [link] [comments]
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBack to brewing after several years. Thanks for the inspiration.
    I just wanted to say a quick thanks to everyone who posts so much useful information on here. I just got back into brewing after almost 2 years, and looking through posts to remind myself of what I'm doing was really helpful. I roast my own coffee an…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newShow off your LABELS: Megathread
    I want to see all your creative labels! I want to see your pride and joy! submitted by /u/OrderInTheWort [link] [comments]
    - 23 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • What's your favorite grain bill for an NEIPA?
    I've been playing around with NEIPA recipes, and while I feel like the hop aroma and flavor has been getting better and better, I'm still not sure I've nailed the grain bill for me. What is your favorite grain bill for an NEIPA? submitted by /u…
    - 1 day ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Cherry Flanders Red: Wine yeast and staggered fruit additions (dried and homegrown)
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  • New Brewer FAQ
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BeerSmith Forums

  • newRe: Need Some Help!
    Quote from: Ck27 on Today at 02:51:59 AMI brewed it and suprisingly the water they use is actually close to the bottled I used. The beer is fermenting right now slowly but it is fermenting. I went with what I was recommen...
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  • newRe: My new system Equipment profile etc
    If you are using the total volume of water in the mash with no sparge step, then it is exactly like BIAB.  If you do a sparge, then you probably want to use a standard infusion profile.  Both of these refer to the mash profile.  It will be even mo…
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  • newRe: Need Some Help!
    Quote from: GigaFemto on Yesterday at 10:32:37 PMGood advice from Bob. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have been a fan of Anchor Steam since sometime around 1980. When I first brewed a California Common I tried to mak...
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  • newRe: Need Some Help!
    Good advice from Bob. I am in the San Francisco Bay Area, and have been a fan of Anchor Steam since sometime around 1980. When I first brewed a California Common I tried to make it like Anchor Steam, and it was OK but not great. Then I gave up on try…
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  • newRe: Hi From Dade City, FL
    Welcome Ernster!Did you make that nice looking control panel?
    - 10 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -

Homebrewer's Assoc. Forum

  • newRe: cloudy starsan
    Quote from: flars on Today at 07:00:58 AMThe solution becoming cloudy is a reaction with the minerals in the water.  The pH is not changed neither is the effectiveness for sanitizing.  The solution is effective for the short contact times given whe…
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  • newRe: cloudy starsan
    The solution becoming cloudy is a reaction with the minerals in the water.  The pH is not changed neither is the effectiveness for sanitizing.  The solution is effective for the short contact times given when the pH is not over 3.0.
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  • newRe: cloudy starsan
    Always make up StarSan with deionized (distilled or RO ) water.   It will last indefinitely in a covered bucket.
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  • newRe: Switching careers to brew?
    Yeah, sounds like it'd be too much to handle. It was nice being asked, but in this case the negatives outweigh the positives. I don't have kids yet but I do like my free time and my job is secure. Also, I'd be just as happy to keep brewing as a hobby…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newRe: Weyermann Barke Munich?
    Quote from: coolman26 on Today at 05:42:17 AMQuote from: HoosierBrew on December 12, 2017, 08:05:40 AMQuote from: coolman26 on December 12, 2017, 08:00:06 AMQuote from: HoosierBrew on December 12, 2017, 06:02:21 AMQuote from: Robert  on December 11,…
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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…
    - Apr 20, 2016 -
  • 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…
    - Apr 18, 2016 -
  • 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…
    - Apr 15, 2016 -
  • 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!
    - Dec 5, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Mar 13, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Feb 27, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Nov 10, 2014 -
  • 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…
    - Sep 2, 2014 -
  • 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…
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  • 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…
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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

  • 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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  • newWeird gray sludge
    Posted by EvanFriendSo the other day, I racked a tripel I'd brewed about a month ago into a secondary fermenter. The primary I'd used was a 6.5 gallon plastic bucket. Around the rim of the bucket, where you'd expect the kr?usen line to be, was this g…
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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 heat to hi…
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  • newSpontaneous Fermentation
    Posted by EvanFriendAnybody tried a wild/spontaneous fermentation? It's something I'd like to do but haven't had the balls to try yet.(5 replies) Read more of this discussion at RateBeer
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  • 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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  • newNorwegian farmhouse ales/kveik
    Posted by EvanFriendSo earlier this year, I brewed what was an attempt at a Norwegian farmhouse ale. Came out with something real smoky, in the 8% range. At the time, I hadn't heard of kveik, Norwegian farmhouse yeast (I used a Hefeweizen yeast from…
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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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  • 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 15…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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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  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newSour Red
    Posted by fleetwoodfbaI've been struggling to keep my four taps full over the months, but I want to get back to making some sour beers. I want to brew a red, I'm thinking something with lacto and brett that will hopefully take 5-6 months. I just want…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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:…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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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  • 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
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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.)…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -

BA Homebrewing

  • newmaltodextrine, mouthfeel, and fruit additions
    A couple years ago I brewed a raspberry beer, and one of my complaints was that after all of the fruit additions the beer was thin bodied. I am rebrewing the beer and am looking at adding maltodextrine to boost mouthfeel. I have never used it before…
    - 1 hour ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newBrett Yeast Cake
    Hey All, So I know I should probably just relax and have a home brew, but I was wondering what others experience was on reusing brett yeast cakes. This past Saturday I re-brewed my 100% brett "saison" recipe and pitched it on top of the yeast cak…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newBarleywine recipe help/suggestions
    Looking to do a barleywine as my next project. Looking through recipes, the style seems to be all over the place with fermentables. Would prefer to keep it on the sweeter, caramel forward side.I've done a few successful imperial stouts using a gra…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newHop burn NE style
    hey guys, well after kegging my NE style IPA, I have hp burn from 1lb of hops in a 5 gallon batch. It has ruined an otherwise good beer. I just tried cold crashing it at 33 degrees for a day and pouring a few pints off and it's still there. I dry hop…
    - 2 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newFloral Hop
    What is the most pungent floral hop you all recommend?I’m looking at putting a recipe together for a Pale Ale in the Sierra Nevada Celebration realm. Thinking some caramel malts to lend a light amberish red color with sudsy floral and pine hops.…
    - 4 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newCavitation and brewing

    Cavitation and brewing

    NPR had an interesting article on the use of cavitation in the food, and beverage industries including brewing.. Pretty cool.https://www.npr.org/sections/thesal...ses-cavitation-the-oceans-most-powerful-punchAnyone want to take a crack at a diy home…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newIs dextrin/carapils gluten free
    I searched the web and found different answers. Thought I’d check here.Thanks.
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newLeft a lager on the yeast cake, and here's what I can report
    I finally cracked open a bottle of my latest Bohemian Pilsner, and it is as delicious as I could have wished. But there are a few twists. I broke a few rules in that: 1) I did not separate any trub or pellet hops residue from the wort post boil a…
    - 15 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newChasing the elusive breadiness of Wernesgrüner Pilsner
    Call me crazy, but lately I've become a big fan of Wernesgrüner Pilsner due to a pronounced flavor characteristic it possesses which I can only describe as breadiness.What are some sure-fire ways to capture this particular flavor characteristic in…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newWhat Homebrew Are You Drinking? December Edition

    What Homebrew Are You Drinking? December Edition

    Watching Blended, drinking a blend of Milk Stout and Oyster Stout (same mashes and boil).
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • new2017 Leftover ale-recipe help
    Hello all,I just did some inventory over the weekend and I have some extract and a lot of hops leftover from my 5 or so brews from the year. My goal is to brew a beer over the xmas/new years/my birthday break at the end of the month. It's sort of…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newDo I have to sanitize my barrel?
    I know, sanitizing is paramount. But I just got a used barrel that had whiskey, then maple syrup. They say it's freshly dumped and I believe it. Took the bung out and it smells delicious. Looks wet and shiny with some syrup remnants still there.…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newLooking for some bottling tips please
    I normally keg, but I have 3-6 gallon batches of beer that I want to bottle up for the holiday season to share with friends and family. So I am looking for input on peoples methods, tricks, tips, or anything that could help this 180 plus bottling day…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newIs there a temp correction for brix?
    Or is it just for hydrometer? If there is, is there a chart or online calculator? I need 9 brix at 195 degree F.
    - 23 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • 2 run mash
    I'm not sure what the proper name is, but I want to take the first runnings and do an imperial and take the second runnings and make a small beer. Is there a calculator that I could use to estimate the sg of each? I was thinking of draining the tun…
    - 1 day ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Milkshake IPA Help
    Yes, I saw the previous threads over the last year. Just figured it was time to get another thread going since we have more collective experience now. Some quick thoughts:1318Citra and Simcoe lateLactose - half lb or a full lb?OatsMangoCoconu…
    - 1 day ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • What’s Brewing December Edition
    I’m planning an oat IPA this week. Around 10% flaked and 10 golden naked. Hopped with mostly Ekuanot (cryo) and a little Columbus. Next week I’m doing a dark saison with special B and ginger. I may or may not add some Brett B.
    - 1 day ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Steep then brew...maybe
    I bought a Brew Demon kit and started the brewing process 6 days ago; signature kit with the lager extract. To give my beer a little Christmas spirit I steeped half of the water with roasted hazelnuts, roasted barley, coffee barley and mesquite smoke…
    - 2 days ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Belgian candy sugar/syrup
    So quick question while I try to figure this out. I brought a Belgian Dark Strong ale recipe to the LHBS and went about gathering the other items that didn't require the own weighing out. He didn't have any D-180 candy syruo, so he dug out some hard…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Help with using Pilsen as a base malt.
    Hi all, I only have about a year of brewing under my belt and I’m hoping someone could help me with some guidelines to brewing a simple clean IPA, possibly a session level ABV of around the low to mid 5%. Sadly, the only base malt I have is a Belgi…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 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 Dec 11, 2017 -
  • kegging with sankey kegs
    hey every one cheers from aurora colorado this will be my first time using sankey kegs i am acually removing the shafts to fill the kegs directly from the fermenter and than plan to reinsert the shafts and reinstall the sealing ring and than force ca…
    - 3 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Force carbonating multiple kegs
    I’m looking to force carbonate 2 kegs at the same time but I’m not really sure if I have to make any adjustments to the PSI due to being hooked up to multiple kegs. I have 1 regulator that will be hooked to a 3 way distributor. Do I have to incre…
    - 3 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Cryohops Consensus
    I just bought 5 oz of assorted cryohops, mostly because I felt silly placing an order for just a few bucks worth of dry yeast. How are you using them? I'm assuming primarily or exclusively as a dry hop or keg hop. Do you use 1 oz of cryos in place o…
    - 3 days ago Dec 10, 2017 -
  • Altbier recipe
    It's been too long since I've brewed, and the bug bit me. I spontaneously got a couple ag kits because: sale, and time saving. Problem is that one of the kits OG, and brew ciphers OG do not match. Their predicted og is 1.052 Brew Cipher says 1.047…
    - 4 days ago Dec 10, 2017 -
  • Pb2 in mash?
    I'm gonna brew a porter this week, I was thinking about putting some pb2 in it. It's just when do I put it in that's the question. I've read of adding to the boil, secondary, and making a tincture but haven't seen anything on the mash. I've had som…
    - 4 days ago Dec 10, 2017 -
  • Hop Head Farms
    I thought I'd share some info about these guys. I'm in no way affiliated with them other than they are one of the 2 hop suppliers that I use and they are the only supplier I use that supplies homebrewers. Throughout the last couple years I have devel…
    - 4 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -
  • Fermentation temperature
    Hey guys, I am new to the art of brewing infact it's my first time ever. I have a batch of Mr Beer's northwest pale ale brewing and it's into it's 8th day of fermentation. Since i live in India the temperature is quite warm and I'm worried about the…
    - 4 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -
  • Medusa and Strata hops
    I just got a half pound of each of these hops and I have never used them. If anyone has used them could you provide me some feed back on them? I plan on making a pale this weekend and thought about using both of them together. Will one hop over powe…
    - 4 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -
  • Best Water for Homebrewing
    In your guys' opinion, what's the best water for homebrewing. Do you just use tap? Or do you have a special process?
    - 5 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -

ProBrewer

  • Milk tank kettle gas/oil direct fire
    Im in the process of making some alterations to my kettle. It's a 1400 Litre rectangular milk tank. I currently have two propane burners underneath but am looking for a safer/more efficient method that also meets my local council regulations. My i…
    - 4 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -
  • Co2 loop hose recommendation
    We run a single wall bright about 80 feet from our cellar. I want to be able to run a Co2 loop between my donor tank and the bright during transfer. Does anyone know of a good flexible hose that we could use? I have used 1" soft tubing before at o…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate stock solution
    Picked up 250mg of Zinc Sulfate Heptahydrate (ZnSO₄ x 7H₂O) from BSG. We run a brewlength of between 22 and 33 barrels. Can anyone help me with the best way to make up a working solution and its dosing rates. I used to know the math, at a larg…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Clogged Carb Stone
    I am currently dealing with a super clogged O2 stone. This is a stone that never get handled or moved so I don't think it's from clogged pores from skin oils. I have the stone set up in a sight glass hooked to my HX. After brewday I run a backwards…
    - 14 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • diacetyl reduction in kettle sours
    We've been having some issues with diacetyl reduction in recent kettle sours. We have been CIPing our kettle thoroughly, purging with an obscene amount of CO2 while cooling the wort, and we get very clean-tasting sour wort at knock out ot the ferment…
    - 16 days ago Nov 28, 2017 -
  • Banana beer
    Hey everyone! I hope the title itself represents the challenge. I have a client who is interested in manufacturing banana beer like Well's or Mongozo (Africa) since he has acres of plantation and wishes to use overripe and ripe bananas. Now after…
    - 16 days ago Nov 27, 2017 -
  • Cask gravity dispense tap clogged?
    I have vented my first pin for dispense and even after letting it sit on stillage for a few hours, when I open the tap, I get a quick burst of CO2, a tiny bit of beer, and then it slows to a dribble. Immediately after I vented/tapped it, it seemed to…
    - 19 days ago Nov 24, 2017 -
  • Dissolved oxygen meter
    Wondering if someone can give me a quick primer on how to use a dissolved oxygen meter. I’m head brewer at a Brewpub and my business partner purchased a DO meter because our score sheets from GABF said our beers were oxidized. So my business part…
    - 19 days ago Nov 24, 2017 -
  • Delay in boiling post collection
    Hey ! So this is happening as the brew is going on. Brewing a hefeweizen. I collected most of the wort in the boiling kettle. At this point the temperature of the wort is around 68c(158F). The boiler conked! So we are now fixing it and its been ove…
    - 25 days ago Nov 18, 2017 -
  • CO2 does not go into solution after chilling
    I noticed a phenomenon which I cannot really explain. We are naturally carbonating our beers. We cap the fv at about day 3, the pressure rises to 1.8 bar and once fg is reached we set the tank on chill. Now I would expect the head pressure to go down…
    - 27 days ago Nov 16, 2017 -
  • Sweet Potato beer/Rice Hulls
    Hey all, wondering if anyone has experience with pureed sweet potato in the mash? Before you tell me I'm mad, I already know... About to to a 1bbl test batch that looks like it is going to be pretty sticky... Grist is to be 50% Rye malt/50% Munich…
    - 29 days ago Nov 14, 2017 -

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Homebrewer's Assoc. Blog

  • newThe Homebrewer’s Table: Spent Grain Latkes & Avocado Cream Paired With English-style Bitter

    The Homebrewer’s Table: Spent Grain Latkes & Avocado Cream Paired With English-style Bitter

    Follow this recipe to make your own potato latkes, and pair it with the perfect English-style bitter beer (homebrew recipe included)!Read MoreThe post The Homebrewer’s Table: Spent Grain Latkes & Avocado Cream Paired With English-style Bitter app…
    - 23 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Is the Lupulin Threshold Shift Fact or Fiction?

    Is the Lupulin Threshold Shift Fact or Fiction?

    Do beer drinkers build up a resistance to hops? It’s a question that’s surrounded by controversy and uncertainty, with experts from all over giving their input on the matter. In 2005, Vinnie Cilurzo at Russian River Brewing coined the phrase “l…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Special Holiday Offer: AHA Membership Gift Card + Free Gift

    Special Holiday Offer: AHA Membership Gift Card + Free Gift

    Are you looking for the perfect holiday gift for the discerning beer lover and/or devoted beer geek? Are you searching for a present that will win praise, gratitude and high-fives—this season and for months and years hence? Look no further, thoug…
    - 5 days ago Dec 8, 2017 -
  • American Homebrewers Association and Zymurgy Magazine Celebrate 39 Years!

    American Homebrewers Association and Zymurgy Magazine Celebrate 39 Years!

    The AHA celebrates its 39th anniversary by sharing the original issue of Zymurgy magazine.Read MoreThe post American Homebrewers Association and Zymurgy Magazine Celebrate 39 Years! appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Bell’s Brewery Expedition Stout Clone

    Bell’s Brewery Expedition Stout Clone

    Few beers can be called "meaty" in both the figurative and literal senses of the word. Expedition Stout, from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo, Mich., is one. Based on the strong, well hopped ales that England once shipped to the czar's court, Expedition…
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • Brew & Bites: Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce and California Common

    Brew & Bites: Lamb Meatballs with Mint Yogurt Sauce and California Common

    Lamb and mint are a classic pairing, and despite my best efforts, I haven’t been able to find a historic reason for why these two are irresistible side by side. Either way, this fresh herb and full-flavored meat have been known to be served togethe…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • 2 Ways to Make Ginger Extract for Brewing

    2 Ways to Make Ginger Extract for Brewing

    Written By Kyle McQuillen and Craig Reavill, R&D Chemists at Treatt There are a number of ways to extract flavors from natural ingredients; the most practical for homebrewers are: Boiling: simmering with sugar to make a sugar syrup extract Hot water…
    - 10 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • AHA to Host Second Annual Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition

    AHA to Host Second Annual Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition

    On December 3, 2017, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) and the Brewers Association (BA) will hold the second annual Capitol Hill Staff Homebrew Competition, bringing together Republicans, Democrats, and other staffers in a friendly competi…
    - 12 days ago Dec 1, 2017 -
  • Quarterly Homebrew Supply Shops Survey

    Quarterly Homebrew Supply Shops Survey

    AHA Director Gary Glass weighs in on the results of a recent homebrew supply shop survey. Read MoreThe post Quarterly Homebrew Supply Shops Survey appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 12 days ago Dec 1, 2017 -
  • Julio/Agosto Zymurgy

    Julio/Agosto Zymurgy

    Los siguientes artículos los pueden encontrar en la edición julio/agosto de la revista Zymurgy. Para ganar acceso como un miembro, asociate con el American Homebrewers Association. Exclusivos [Gratis] Las mejores cervezas en los Estados Unidos P…
    - 12 days ago Dec 1, 2017 -
  • 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels Winners

    2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels Winners

    Sixty-three entries were submitted to the 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels, with 15 advancing to the final round where 1,000 people cast votes for their favorite designs. Read MoreThe post 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels Winners appeared first on…
    - 13 days ago Nov 30, 2017 -
  • Pirate of the Baltic Porter

    Pirate of the Baltic Porter

    The beer styles that we are familiar with today have, of course, evolved for many years. A few years ago, Alastair Kocho-Williams wrote a piece in Zymurgy magazine about how Soviet beer styles evolved from four standardized Soviet beer groups in…
    - 14 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • Save the Date: 2018 National Homebrew Competition

    Save the Date: 2018 National Homebrew Competition

    It’s fall—that means it’s time to start thinking about the 2018 National Homebrew Competition (NHC)! You can find all the current 2018 information, including important deadlines, on the NHC main page. Please make sure to read the updated Rule…
    - 16 days ago Nov 27, 2017 -
  • Brew & Bites: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes & Beer Pairings

    Brew & Bites: 5 Thanksgiving Recipes & Beer Pairings

    The Thanksgiving table is a complex place filled with diverse flavors that make it the immense feast that it is. It can be overwhelming to come up with a perfect pairing that melds together all the dynamic flavors of a meal, but according to Julia H…
    - 22 days ago Nov 21, 2017 -
  • The Balancing Act: How to Make Hoppy Cider

    The Balancing Act: How to Make Hoppy Cider

    We’d be fools to think hop madness wouldn’t come full circle into other areas of home beverage making. Hop wine, anyone? Eh, maybe not. But, dry-hopped cider is all the rage, and cidermakers far and wide are trying to find that delicate balance b…
    - 23 days ago Nov 20, 2017 -
  • An Overview of Revenue and Expenses for Homebrew Clubs

    An Overview of Revenue and Expenses for Homebrew Clubs

    By Chris P. Frey,  Ann Arbor Brewers Guild & AHA Governing Committee member Club funds allow homebrew clubs to support a variety of activities. A club’s priorities depend on whether the club is just starting or long-established. One of the most en…
    - 24 days ago Nov 19, 2017 -
  • Thanks-giveaway: Enter to Win Prizes

    Thanks-giveaway: Enter to Win Prizes

    For the second year, we’re giving thanks by giving away a wild-n-crazy assortment of prizes, and one of them might have YOUR NAME on it. Check out the prizes and enter this spectacularly spectacular giveaway when you join or renew your membership!…
    - 27 days ago Nov 16, 2017 -
  • Cherry Dubbel

    Cherry Dubbel

    A well-made Belgian-style beer does not have a solventy, hot alcohol flavor, which is why fermentation temperature of this classic style is key to ensuring your dubbel doesn't end up with a harsh alcohol taste. This recipe has a complex, malty, rich…
    - 28 days ago Nov 15, 2017 -
  • Brew & Bites: Homemade Beer BBQ Sauce

    Brew & Bites: Homemade Beer BBQ Sauce

    Ditch the shopping list and head to your local market! There’s no better way to discover ingredients that could lead you down an unexpected path to a far out beer recipe, a delicious dish, or the perfect pairing. Well, I guess the old saying is rig…
    - 29 days ago Nov 14, 2017 -
  • 1.1 Million Americans Homebrew Their Own Beer

    1.1 Million Americans Homebrew Their Own Beer

    [This press release was originally published on BrewersAssociation.org] According to newly released demographics data from the American Homebrewers Association (AHA)—the leading organization dedicated to advancing and educating people on the hob…
    - 30 days ago Nov 13, 2017 -
  • What to Age in Your Beer Cellar

    What to Age in Your Beer Cellar

    Cellaring is the process of allowing a beer to mature under specific conditions to achieve nuances, particularly in its flavor and aroma, that often can only be achieved with aging. What you’re left with after aging beer successfully is what is cal…
    - 30 days ago Nov 13, 2017 -
  • Corn Tripel

    Corn Tripel

    In an article in 2005,  Bill Schneller wrote about the tricks of the trade when it comes to brewing Belgian-style beers. Schneller mentions that Belgian styles are a great place to experiment with adjuncts like corn, wheat, or rye. Corn, that all-A…
    - 35 days ago Nov 8, 2017 -
  • 2018 National Homebrew Competition Styles

    2018 National Homebrew Competition Styles

    The National Homebrew Competition (NHC) styles are determined by the AHA Competition Subcommittee using the Beer Judge Certification Program’s 2015 Style Guidelines and previous years’ data. The following is a list of BJCP subcategories reorgani…
    - 37 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • Q&A with the 2017 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Winners

    Q&A with the 2017 Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Winners

    Want to know the best-kept secret at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF)? Hint: it’s not the badge-only restroom. It’s the Pro-Am Competition booth! While many festival-goers scramble about and queue up to taste rarities from their favorite…
    - 37 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • Double Black Imperial Black IPA

    Double Black Imperial Black IPA

    Brewers Association board member Tony Simmons, of Pagosa Brewing in Colorado, was up for a challenge in 2012 when he was invited to Big Beers, Belgians, and Barleywines in Vail, Colo. They dared him to create a big beer that had not yet been produce…
    - 41 days ago Nov 2, 2017 -
  • Cast Your Vote: 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels

    Cast Your Vote: 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels

    Cast your vote for the best homebrew bottle label to help crown the 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels champion.Read MoreThe post Cast Your Vote: 2017 Battle of the Bottle Labels appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 42 days ago Nov 1, 2017 -
  • Tuesday Beer Trivia: German-Style Wheat Beers

    Tuesday Beer Trivia: German-Style Wheat Beers

    Test yourself on German-style wheat beers in this week's Tuesday Beer Trivia.Read MoreThe post Tuesday Beer Trivia: German-Style Wheat Beers appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 43 days ago Oct 31, 2017 -
  • AHA Adds 300 New Member Deals (And Counting!)

    AHA Adds 300 New Member Deals (And Counting!)

    In 2017, we've already added 300 new AHA Member Deals and we're always on the look out for more.Read MoreThe post AHA Adds 300 New Member Deals (And Counting!) appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 48 days ago Oct 26, 2017 -
  • Submit Your 2018 Homebrew Con Seminar Proposals

    Submit Your 2018 Homebrew Con Seminar Proposals

    Homebrew Con 2018 is June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. Read MoreThe post Submit Your 2018 Homebrew Con Seminar Proposals appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 48 days ago Oct 26, 2017 -
  • Sparrow Hawk Porter

    Sparrow Hawk Porter

    Treat yourself to this gloriously bittersweet black porter, and your heart will "soar like a hawk" at first taste. Served cold, the bitterness is enhanced; served at temperatures above 50°F (10°C), its sweet character will take the forefront. Its…
    - 49 days ago Oct 25, 2017 -

Charlie Papazian

  • newBest funk and soul albums of 2017

    Best funk and soul albums of 2017

    When you go through the radio dial in your car, you probably don't come across a lot of funk and soul. It's unfortunate that funk and soul don't get more mainstream attention because both kinds of music have a way of getting listeners in a go…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newConcerts and parties in Palm Springs for New Year's Eve 2017

    Concerts and parties in Palm Springs for New Year's Eve 2017

    Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a c…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newConcerts and parties in Salt Lake City for New Year's Eve 2017

    Concerts and parties in Salt Lake City for New Year's Eve 2017

    Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a c…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newWatch Lexi Jayde and Emery Kelly cover 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' in new video

    Watch Lexi Jayde and Emery Kelly cover 'Baby, It's Cold Outside' in new video

    Add Lexi Jayde to the list of artists who have released new Christmas music. The up and coming pop singer has teamed with Forever In Your Mind's Emery Kelly to cover the holiday classic "Baby, It's Cold Outside." You can watch their music vid…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newConcerts and parties in Houston for New Year's Eve 2017

    Concerts and parties in Houston for New Year's Eve 2017

    Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a c…
    - 8 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newThe Voice season 13, episode 25 recap and performances

    The Voice season 13, episode 25 recap and performances

    "The Voice" season 13 finale has been set. Tuesday's episode of the NBC singing competition revealed which four contestants are moving on to next week's finals, while also showcasing several guest performances. Here's what music fans need to…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newWatch The Voice stars reunite for 'The Voice: Neon Dreams' live show

    Watch The Voice stars reunite for 'The Voice: Neon Dreams' live show

    NBC reunited five stars from "The Voice" on Tuesday night to promote the upcoming "The Voice: Neon Dreams" live show, which will allow music fans to watch some of their favorite artists from the singing competition live in Las Vegas. Play the…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newKacey Musgraves reveals details on forthcoming album 'Golden Hour'

    Kacey Musgraves reveals details on forthcoming album 'Golden Hour'

    While there won’t be another Christmas album from country songsmith Kacey Musgraves, the singer-songwriter is going to do one better. Musgraves has announced a new album, Golden Hour, due out early 2018. Musgraves revealed some of the de…
    - 11 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newMost devastating NFL injuries of the 2017 season

    Most devastating NFL injuries of the 2017 season

    Injuries happen every year in the NFL. However, this year, there seems to be more high impact and devastating injuries than in normal years.Sunday, the season came to end, and potentially the beginning of next year, for MVP candidate Carson…
    - 12 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newThe Cure announce 40th anniversary show

    The Cure announce 40th anniversary show

    Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Cure will be headlining their 40th Anniversary show at BST Hyde Park in London on July 7, 2018. The alt-rock band has been providing us with classic favorites such as "Pictures of You" and "Loveso…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newJoe Russo's Almost Dead returning to Red Rocks in 2018

    Joe Russo's Almost Dead returning to Red Rocks in 2018

    After a long journey fraught with blustery blizzards and a relocated show, the country’s premier Grateful Dead tribute band, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, made their debut at the legendary Red Rocks Amphitheatre late last summer (see photos an…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newYanni announces tour to celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Live at the Acropolis' concert

    Yanni announces tour to celebrate 25th anniversary of 'Live at the Acropolis' concert

    World-renowned composer and keyboardist Yanni has announced a world tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his iconic “Live at the Acropolis” concert and album. On the 2018 tour, Yanni and his orchestra will perform the concert live in…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newKamelot, Delain, and Battle Beast bring the metal to City National Grove in May

    Kamelot, Delain, and Battle Beast bring the metal to City National Grove in May

    Power metal is a genre of music that finds its heaviest representation coming from Europe. But one American band that has rocketed to the top of the power metal scene is Florida's Kamelot. On the heels of their most successful album to date,…
    - 13 hours ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newZeds Dead announce two-night Red Rocks stand with hilarious video

    Zeds Dead announce two-night Red Rocks stand with hilarious video

    Over the past four years, Canadian electronic duo Zeds Dead have become a staple of the Red Rocks concert season, with their DeadRocks shows selling out each year. In 2018, DeadRocks will return bigger and better than ever.On Tuesday, Zeds D…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newChicago Bulls find rhythm with Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis

    Chicago Bulls find rhythm with Nikola Mirotic, Bobby Portis

    The Chicago Bulls were without two of their better players for the start of the season due to a preseason altercation, but Nikola Mirotic and Bobby Portis are both back in the fold–and playing well for the suddenly surging Bulls.Common thi…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newWhere to see Christmas lights in Tampa 2017

    Where to see Christmas lights in Tampa 2017

    The entire family will the cheerful sight of colorful, sparkling lights during the Christmas season in Tampa, Fla. Take the family for a ride or a stroll and enjoy the bright lights, Santa Claus, boat parades and more during the festive holi…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newJohn Wall coming back to Washington Wizards

    John Wall coming back to Washington Wizards

    Superstar point guard John Wall had been shut down due to knee soreness and inflammation, but all indications point to him returning for the Washington Wizards on Dec. 13 against the Memphis Grizzlies.According to NBA.com’s David Aldridge,…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBrett Dennen announces 2018 Let's...Tour

    Brett Dennen announces 2018 Let's...Tour

    Acclaimed folk-pop singer-songwriter Brett Dennen has announced a North America tour named “Let's... Tour” for early 2018 with support from special guest Dean Lewis.The 24-date U.S. trek, which is in support of Dennen’s forthcoming sev…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newFamily holiday and Christmas events in Tampa Bay Area 2017

    Family holiday and Christmas events in Tampa Bay Area 2017

    The holiday season is a great time to get out and enjoy family-friendly events and activities in Tampa, Fla. The entire family will enjoy the many colorful, sparkling lights, Santa Claus, boat parades and more during the festive season in 20…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newReview: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' the Resistance is not futile

    Review: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' the Resistance is not futile

    When a character in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" utters the sentence, "This is not going to go the way you think," they might as well have been speaking directly to the audience. The highly-anticipated "Episode VIII" is an emotional, powerful a…
    - 16 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newWith 'Jumanji' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', The Force is strong with 4DX in December

    With 'Jumanji' and 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi', The Force is strong with 4DX in December

    This December, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" will put the Force in 4DX.The most anticipated movie of the year is almost here, as the long-awaited middle chapter of the new "Star Wars" trilogy finally arrives in theaters with special Thursday ni…
    - 17 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newPhoebe Bridgers plots 2018 North American tour dates

    Phoebe Bridgers plots 2018 North American tour dates

    Emerging folk artist Phoebe Bridgers is taking her show on the road next year. The singer-songwriter has announced her first batch of tour dates in 2018, which will see her performing across North America between February and March. 19 dates…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newLA Clippers continue to navigate injuries in 2017-18

    LA Clippers continue to navigate injuries in 2017-18

    On the same night that Milos Teodosic returned from a 22-game absence due to a plantar fascia injury, Danilo Gallinari went back to the sideline with his left glute strain. For head coach Doc Rivers, this is nothing new.The LA Clippers have…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newMilos Teodosic provides lift to LA Clippers

    Milos Teodosic provides lift to LA Clippers

    After spending much of the 2017-18 season without international point guard Milos Teodosic, the LA Clippers saw the heralded player return to their lineup Monday night.The timing could not have been better. Teodosic hit a decisive three-poin…
    - 18 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newWatch: MGMT get psychedelic with 'Girls' actor Alex Karpovsky in new 'When You Die' music video

    Watch: MGMT get psychedelic with 'Girls' actor Alex Karpovsky in new 'When You Die' music video

    In a magic act to die for, indie rockers MGMT have dropped their latest music video for their new single "When You Die." The trippy music video sees "Girls" star Alex Karpovsky engaging in a stand-up magic show before a stage light takes him…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newJack White teases new album 'Boarding House Reach' with psychedelic sound collage video (watch)

    Jack White teases new album 'Boarding House Reach' with psychedelic sound collage video (watch)

    While Jack White’s follow up to 2014’s Lazaretto has remained something of a mystery, a new video dubbed “Servings and Portions of My Boarding House Reach” has only--in true Jack White fashion--served to deepen the mystery. We do kno…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newWatch Tyler, The Creator perform on NPR's first nighttime 'Tiny Desk Concert'

    Watch Tyler, The Creator perform on NPR's first nighttime 'Tiny Desk Concert'

    Tyler, The Creator knocked out some firsts when he stopped by Bob Boilen’s desk for NPR’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series. For one, it was the LA rapper’s first time at the NPR studios and it was the first ever Tiny Desk nighttime perfor…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newJeezy and Tee Grizzley announce 2018 Cold Summer tour

    Jeezy and Tee Grizzley announce 2018 Cold Summer tour

    Atlanta rapper Jeezy will put a bow on 2017 with the release of his new album Pressure on Dec. 15, but the "Soul Survivor" creator is already setting his sights on a monumental 2018. The rapper has announced initial dates on the Cold Summer t…
    - 19 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newInterview: Mr. Flannery & His Feelings talks about his debut album, production and music

    Interview: Mr. Flannery & His Feelings talks about his debut album, production and music

    Quirky musician and producer, Mr. Flannery and His Feelings has been creating and writing music for many years. With his new project, he decided to get in front of the mic and explore his interest in performing music. He does just that on his…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newGordon Lightfoot announces 2018 tour dates

    Gordon Lightfoot announces 2018 tour dates

    Longtime folk artist Gordon Lightfoot is taking his patented sound across North America next year. The singer, who has been referred to as Canada's greatest songwriter, will hit the road in February for a string of dates in the Southern U.S.…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newSinger-songwriter Colter Wall coming to Denver's Gothic Theatre

    Singer-songwriter Colter Wall coming to Denver's Gothic Theatre

    Singer-songwriter Colter Wall has announced a 2018 headlining tour that will include a stop in Denver. Wall is touring around his critically acclaimed self-titled debut which Rolling Stone called “A blend of Woody Guthrie folk, Bob Dylan st…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newTickets are now on sale for 2018 NBA All-Star Events in Los Angeles

    Tickets are now on sale for 2018 NBA All-Star Events in Los Angeles

    Next year, the NBA All-Star Game will be returning to the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles for the first time since 2011. Basketball fans can now get tickets to many of the events taking place as part of All-Star Weekend.Tickets for the NBA All…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • new'The Hollywood Christmas Parade': Co-Hosts Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie preview this year’s CW special

    'The Hollywood Christmas Parade': Co-Hosts Erik Estrada and Laura McKenzie preview this year’s CW special

    The annual Hollywood Christmas Parade will air on the CW on Friday, December 15 as well as a few other select dates and times right up to Christmas day. The event will also be broadcast to more than one million American service men and women…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newFamily holiday and Christmas events in Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne 2017

    Family holiday and Christmas events in Orlando, Daytona Beach and Melbourne 2017

     The holiday season is a great time to enjoy family-friendly seasonal events in Orlando, Daytona Beach, and Melbourne, Fla. Take the family to enjoy the sparkling lights and festive decorations, to visit with Santa, and to play in Central F…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newInterview: Skating Polly continue their music evolution in 2018 with new album and tour

    Interview: Skating Polly continue their music evolution in 2018 with new album and tour

    Skating Polly might be a young band, but their musical roots and rock-n-roll historic knowledge run deep. Influences from the Beatles to L.A. punk legends X to the femme fatal groundbreaking artist Liz Phair to the wall of sound that was Nirv…
    - 21 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newTaylor Swift NOW launches new 'Making of a Song' episode and Los Angeles 'reputation' pop up

    Taylor Swift NOW launches new 'Making of a Song' episode and Los Angeles 'reputation' pop up

    Taylor Swift goes behind-the-scenes of the songwriting process for “Don’t Blame Me,” as the latest installment for her “Making of a Song” series via the Taylor Swift NOW platform, which launched today, Dec. 12. The episode is availa…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • new10 best electronic albums of 2017

    10 best electronic albums of 2017

    In only a couple of weeks people will say goodbye to 2017, but before that happens there is still some time to look at the great tunes that have captivated music lovers this year. Electronic music fans had an earful when it came to music that…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newConcerts and parties in Seattle for New Year's Eve 2017

    Concerts and parties in Seattle for New Year's Eve 2017

    Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a c…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBarry Manilow adds early 2018 tour dates

    Barry Manilow adds early 2018 tour dates

    Iconic singer Barry Manilow is ditching the nightclub for a string of theater performances early next year. The "Copacabana" singer has announced a short run of tour dates through the U.S. beginning in January. View the complete list of tour…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBest bars in San Francisco and The Bay Area to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    Best bars in San Francisco and The Bay Area to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    The San Francisco Bay Area will party until the break of New Year dawn.Not only will there be major events that will celebrate the ending of 2017 and the beginning of 2018 all across the Bay Area, but the bars, both swanky and divey, will be…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBest bars in Seattle to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    Best bars in Seattle to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    Welcome to Seattle, where revelers will party like the end of 2017.While there will be plenty of events both big and small that will allow everyone, from kids to adults, to ring in 2018 on a great note, for the adults looking to party with t…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newConcerts and parties in San Francisco and The Bay Area for New Year's Eve 2017

    Concerts and parties in San Francisco and The Bay Area for New Year's Eve 2017

    Another year has come and gone--just as quickly as it came, 2017 is on its way out, and 2018 and whatever it may bring is looming ever closer. But we still have some time left to take in some live music before the year officially comes to a c…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBest bars in Minneapolis and St. Paul to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    Best bars in Minneapolis and St. Paul to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will be one big party zone for New Year’s Eve.Not only will there be events big and small that will allow people of all ages to ring in 2018 on the best note possible, but for the adult crowd, ba…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newBest bars in New York to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    Best bars in New York to celebrate New Year's Eve 2017

    While the major New Year’s Eve events will occur in Times Square, that won’t be the only spots in the Big Apple that will be ramping up the fun to say goodbye to 2017.Many of the city’s bars will also be packed with revelers looking to…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newCharli XCX releases 'Out of My Head' mini-video with Pikachu and Sailor Moon

    Charli XCX releases 'Out of My Head' mini-video with Pikachu and Sailor Moon

    U.K. singer-songwriter Charli XCX released a mini-video for "Out of My Head" on Dec. 10. Animated icons like Sailor Moon, Pikachu and Alice from "Alice in Wonderland" cry in the new clip."Out of My Head" is the lead single from Ms. XCX's upc…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newLA Kings sign goaltender Cole Kehler

    LA Kings sign goaltender Cole Kehler

    The Los Angeles Kings have signed unrestricted free agent Cole Kehler to an entry level contract on Friday. The length of the contract is for three years, but no financial terms were disclosed. Kehler has played the last two seasons with t…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newUtada Hikaru sings her heart out in 'Anata' music video

    Utada Hikaru sings her heart out in 'Anata' music video

    J-Pop superstar Utada Hikaru premiered the music video for "Anata" on Dec. 8. She hits the recording studio in the new clip."Anata" is the latest single by Hikaru and her first since releasing "Forevermore" back in July. The song also double…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newRadiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood snags first Golden Globe nomination

    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood snags first Golden Globe nomination

    Radiohead guitarist Jonny Greenwood recently picked up his first Golden Globe nomination. Greenwood snagged the nod for Best Original Score for his work on Paul Thoman Anderson’s film "Phantom Thread." The Golden Globe newcomer is up agai…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newOntario Reign to have teddy bear toss Dec. 16 vs. Tucson

    Ontario Reign to have teddy bear toss Dec. 16 vs. Tucson

    The Ontario Reign are having a special teddy bear toss on Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Citizens Business Bank Arena when they host the Tucson Roadrunners. Fans are asked to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal to the game and toss the stuf…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newLas Vegas introduces newest pro sports team: WNBA's Las Vegas Aces

    Las Vegas introduces newest pro sports team: WNBA's Las Vegas Aces

    While the NHL and the NFL have made noise in the last year with their respective organizational moves to the Las Vegas metropolitan area, it's now the WNBA's turn to join them in Sin City: The Las Vegas Aces have officially have arrived!The…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newAtlanta Gladiators offer holiday plans

    Atlanta Gladiators offer holiday plans

    The Atlanta Gladiators are offering holiday plans during the month of December. Fans can buy a Holiday Cap Plan for $99 or a Holiday Puck Plan for $120. In the Holiday Cap Plan, Gladiators fans can buy four premium Gladiators tickets to t…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newThe Voice season 13, episode 24 recap and performances

    The Voice season 13, episode 24 recap and performances

    Music fans have reached "The Voice" semifinals, as Monday was the last time that "The Voice" season 13 contestants performed before finding out who will reach the finals of the NBC singing competition. Adam Levine, Blake Shelton, Jennifer Hud…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newNightwish brings their career spanning Decades tour to City National Grove

    Nightwish brings their career spanning Decades tour to City National Grove

    After spending much of 2017 off the road due to vocalist Floor Jansen's maternity leave, Finnish symphonic metal act Nightwish is preparing for an extensive tour in March and April that will take them across North America, including a show at…
    - 22 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • 2018 Grammy Predictions: Kesha's 'Rainbow' to win Best Pop Vocal Album

    2018 Grammy Predictions: Kesha's 'Rainbow' to win Best Pop Vocal Album

    Kesha proved so many of her detractors wrong. Rainbow, a collection of raw, intimate songs surrounding her personal journey the past several years, is 2017's biggest statement piece. She not only details her struggles of self-doubt, loathing…
    - 2 days ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Mercury Insurance Music Minute: Nicky Sixx, Asking Alexandria and more

    Mercury Insurance Music Minute: Nicky Sixx, Asking Alexandria and more

    On the brand new episode of AXS TV's Mercury Insurance Music Minute, we're celebrating the birthdays of MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx and former Blink-182 guitarist Tom Delong, learning about this weekend's Day for Night Music Festival and g…
    - 2 days ago Dec 12, 2017 -

The Mad Fermentationist

  • Cherry Wine: Flanders Red Recipe

    Cherry Wine: Flanders Red Recipe

    When it comes to adding fruit to sour beer I've long advocated waiting, both on the blog (and in American Sour Beers). This serves two purposes. First, it delays the decision point, allowing the brewer to taste the unaugmented beer and decide the opt…
    - 2 days ago Dec 12, 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…
    - 5 days ago Dec 9, 2017 -
  • New England Pale Ale: Brewing Video

    New England Pale Ale: Brewing Video

    NEIPA has a well-deserved reputation for short shelf-stability. I've heard homebrewers refer to it as intentionally poorly brewed... but that's like saying a souffle is poorly baked because it sinks minutes after you remove it from the oven. If there…
    - 15 days ago Nov 28, 2017 -
  • Stonefruit Vanilla Nitro Sour!

    Stonefruit Vanilla Nitro Sour!

    Vanilla and fruit are an undeniable combination in desserts. As far as beer goes, it’s gained new popularity in Milkshake IPAs. But it isn't a new combination for sour beer, going back at least the original Cantillon Rosé de Gambrinus (and more re…
    - 28 days ago Nov 15, 2017 -
  • Nelson Thyme Honey Saison

    Nelson Thyme Honey Saison

    Honey is remarkable. The 12 oz/375 g in this saison contained the sugar paid-out by hundreds of thousands of flowers that coevolved with honeybees, incentivizing them to transport their genetic material. Those bees flew a combined distance in the ten…
    - 48 days ago Oct 26, 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…
    - 57 days ago Oct 17, 2017 -
  • Amber Special Bitter Recipe

    Amber Special Bitter Recipe

    Audrey invited her coworkers over for a mini-Oktoberfest in our backyard. In preperation, she brewed a batch that most of them would enjoy, a low-ABV ESB-ish malty ale that looks a bit like an Oktoberfest. As you can tell from the drop in post-freque…
    - 63 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 88 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - Jun 28, 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
  • 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 -

Chop And Brew

New C&B Merch Pre-Order and Dawson's First Book!

- 16 days ago Nov 27, 2017 -
Courage Russian Imperial Stout

- 17 days ago Nov 26, 2017 -
Chief Hopper's Coffee Dark Mild

- 25 days ago Nov 18, 2017 -
Barke® Vienna Homebrew Roundtable

- 33 days ago Nov 10, 2017 -
The Upside Down (Cake)

- 49 days ago Oct 26, 2017 -
Surly Darkness

- 54 days ago Oct 20, 2017 -

Appellation Beer

  • Monday beer links: Sexism, pastry stouts and pickle beers

    Monday beer links: Sexism, pastry stouts and pickle beers

    MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 12.11.17 Adminstrative note: Monday links will be on hiatus until Jan. 8. Get your weekly links fix from Boak & Bailey, consider the not-quite-every-week suggestions from Timely Tipple or Alan McLeod, or wander further afiel…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Book report: ‘Beer is for Everyone’

    Book report: ‘Beer is for Everyone’

    Once you’ve condensed what might be an entire post to a blurb that fits on the back of a book it may not rehydrate easily, not even with a healthy dose of beer. So this is what I wrote about Beer is for Everyone!: “The value of a fresh pair of ey…
    - 5 days ago Dec 8, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: Monks, Dixie, and flutes

    Monday beer links: Monks, Dixie, and flutes

    MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 12.04.17 – “I guess we have to talk about Dilly Dilly.” No, actually, we do not. To his credit, Jeff Alworth, points out that we live in little silos. Dilly Dilly has not made its way into mine. This does not bother me…
    - 9 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • Session #130: Ron Pattinson’s dream festival is good enough for me

    Session #130: Ron Pattinson’s dream festival is good enough for me

    Your dream beer festival? Free admission? Nothing but 100-point rarities you’ve never tasted before? Only local beers? Only brewers pouring? Only eight-ounce servings (or 1 or 4 or 16)? No lines? Host Brian Yaeger has asked us to write about design…
    - 12 days ago Dec 1, 2017 -
  • Monday beer links: In search of the new(s)

    Monday beer links: In search of the new(s)

    MONDAY BEER & WINE LINKS, 11.27.17 Rather than finishing with something from Twitter this week start with this (click on the date to see the full exchange). The idea that a beer writer known for complaining is somehow important, but a producer of tho…
    - 16 days ago Nov 27, 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

  • newThe Worthwhile Trials and Triumphs of Resident Brewing

    The Worthwhile Trials and Triumphs of Resident Brewing

    San Diego’s Resident Brewing finds its footing with head brewer Robert Masterson who turned a weekend hobby into an award-winning craft brewery.The post The Worthwhile Trials and Triumphs of Resident Brewing appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 29 mins ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • newDue South Brewing to Host 4th Ann. Trench Day

    Due South Brewing to Host 4th Ann. Trench Day

    For the fourth year, Due South Brewing Company will be hosting its annual Trench Day event on Saturday, January 20th, 2018. This celebration of the release of the brewery’s award-winning Mariana Trench® Imperial Stout is tied into an intimate thre…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newNinkasi Brewing Launching Two New Beers

    Ninkasi Brewing Launching Two New Beers

    In the latest evolution from Ninkasi Brewing—an independent craft brewery based in Eugene, Ore.—craft beer lovers will have three fresh reasons to cheer with the release of two new beers joining Pacific Rain Northwest Pale in a series of lighter,…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newGreat Divide Limited Release: Lemongrass Colette

    Great Divide Limited Release: Lemongrass Colette

    Great Divide Brewing will be releasing their newest limited release, Lemongrass Colette, this Saturday December 16th at both taprooms. The addition of spelt adds a layer of spicy complexity to the malt component which provides a nice backdrop for the…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • newNew Year’s Eve Prom Party at Triple Rock Brewing

    New Year’s Eve Prom Party at Triple Rock Brewing

    Get your groove on for a 90s New Year’s Prom at Triple Rock Brewing! We’re turning our Richter Room into a swanky school gym to say goodbye to 2017 with all the nostalgic throwback goodness you could hope for. Buy your date a corsage or get your…
    - 20 hours ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Big Boston News: Sam Adams and Boston Red Sox Announce New Partnership

    Big Boston News: Sam Adams and Boston Red Sox Announce New Partnership

    Sam Adams and the Boston Red Sox, two iconic Boston organizations, have announced Sam Adams will be the baseball team's official beer in 2018.The post Big Boston News: Sam Adams and Boston Red Sox Announce New Partnership appeared first on CraftBeer…
    - 1 day ago Dec 12, 2017 -
  • Urban South Brewery Releases Craft Lager

    Urban South Brewery Releases Craft Lager

    New Orleans-based Urban South Brewery is launching a beer for drinkers who don’t take themselves too seriously. Louisiana’s fastest growing brewery will release Paradise Park Lager in January 2018, available in six-pack, 15-pack cans, and draugh…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Seasonal Bottle Release at Bog Brewing Company

    Seasonal Bottle Release at Bog Brewing Company

    Craft beer and bourbon lovers should mark their calendars for Saturday, Dec. 16. Bog Brewing Company will offer its second bottle release of the year, Light in the Dark. Light in the Dark is a Belgian triple aged in St. Augustine Distillery bourbon b…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Hasseman Brewing’s New Video Series: Brewing a Business

    Hasseman Brewing’s New Video Series: Brewing a Business

    At Hasseman Brewing, we are extremely excited to be a new and small part of this amazing Craft Brewing Industry.  Everyone we have met and talked to has been incredibly helpful.  So we want to give back! How, you ask? We are introducing the “Brew…
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Bed & Brew: 20+ U.S. Breweries with Beer Hotels

    Bed & Brew: 20+ U.S. Breweries with Beer Hotels

    Beercations are a cinch when you don’t have to hunt for a place to stay. These U.S. breweries have their own beer hotels, hostels and more.The post Bed & Brew: 20+ U.S. Breweries with Beer Hotels appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 2 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • Plan Ahead: Check Out These Winter Beer Festivals

    Plan Ahead: Check Out These Winter Beer Festivals

    It might be cold outdoors, but these U.S. winter beer festivals will warm you up this season.The post Plan Ahead: Check Out These Winter Beer Festivals appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 5 days ago Dec 8, 2017 -
  • Scofflaw Announces Partnership with BrewDog USA

    Scofflaw Announces Partnership with BrewDog USA

    BrewDog and Scofflaw Brewing announce a new partnership that'll allow the popular Georgia craft brewery new avenues of growth.The post Scofflaw Announces Partnership with BrewDog USA appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Saint Arnold’s Chocolate Brew Inspired by Iconic Restaurateur

    Saint Arnold’s Chocolate Brew Inspired by Iconic Restaurateur

    HOUSTON, December 5, 2017 – The inspiration for the latest beer from Saint Arnold Brewing Company (www.saintarnold.com), fresh from their 2017 Mid-Size Brewing Company of the Year award at the Great American Beer Festival, came from Hugo Ortega, re…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Announcing the 2nd Annual Biere de Femme Festival

    Announcing the 2nd Annual Biere de Femme Festival

    Biere de Femme Festival Honors Women in North Carolina’s Craft Beer Industry. The Pink Boots Society of North Carolina is proud to present  the 2nd annual Biere de Femme Festival to showcase the talented women behind North Carolina’s Craft Beer…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Playalinda Brewing’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Playalinda Brewing’s Holiday Gift Guide

    Playalinda Brewing has the perfect gifts for the craft beer lover in your life. We know holiday shopping can be hard and sometimes you struggle to find the perfect gift. We’ve decided to take some of the guess work out of things for you and put tog…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Vista Brewing Brings Award-Winning Brewmaster to 21-Acre Destination Near Austin

    Vista Brewing Brings Award-Winning Brewmaster to 21-Acre Destination Near Austin

    Vista Brewing, the destination brewery set to open just outside of Austin in spring 2018, announced award-winning brewer Josh Watterson has joined the team.The post Vista Brewing Brings Award-Winning Brewmaster to 21-Acre Destination Near Austin app…
    - 6 days ago Dec 7, 2017 -
  • Pelican Brewing Company Releases Chocolate Stout Inspired by Mexican Hot Cocoa

    Pelican Brewing Company Releases Chocolate Stout Inspired by Mexican Hot Cocoa

    Just in time for a comforting winter refreshment, Pelican Brewing Company releases another in its Lone Pelican Small Batch Series: introducing Abuela’s Casita, Mexican Chocolate Stout with cinnamon and cocoa. The full-bodied, creamy stout was creat…
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • Epic Brewing Buys Telegraph Brewing Company

    Epic Brewing Buys Telegraph Brewing Company

    Epic Brewing announces its purchased Telegraph Brewing Company, one of Santa Barbara's original breweries. See details on the deal.The post Epic Brewing Buys Telegraph Brewing Company appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • Epic Brewing Completes Purchase of Telegraph Brewing Company

    Epic Brewing Completes Purchase of Telegraph Brewing Company

    Epic Brewing has purchased Telegraph Brewing Company, and has announced investment plans to expand Telegraph and broaden the brewery’s reach.The post Epic Brewing Completes Purchase of Telegraph Brewing Company appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • 3 Things You Should Never Say to a Craft Brewer

    3 Things You Should Never Say to a Craft Brewer

    Craft brewers love to chat about everything that goes into beer, but here are three sayings that really get on their nerves. The post 3 Things You Should Never Say to a Craft Brewer appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • 11 Craft Beer Gifts from U.S. Beer Cities

    11 Craft Beer Gifts from U.S. Beer Cities

    If you’re looking for craft beer gifts, you’re sure to find unique ideas in these U.S. cities known for beer. Here are presents for people who like beer.The post 11 Craft Beer Gifts from U.S. Beer Cities appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • Coronado Brewing Adds Tasting Room Kitchen

    Coronado Brewing Adds Tasting Room Kitchen

    San Diego, CA – December 5, 2017 – Coronado Brewing Company is continuing the expansion of its Bay Park Brewery and Tasting Room with the addition of a quick-service kitchen. The new kitchen gives Coronado customers a reliable food option to e…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • MadTree Launches New Can: Luna Lux White IPA

    MadTree Launches New Can: Luna Lux White IPA

    MadTree Brewing Company is launching a new seasonal canned beer, Luna Lux white IPA, next week to complement Thundersnow and other traditional dark winter beers. While the brewery loves their spiced winter ales, they wanted to make something that cou…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • Creature Comforts Koko Buni to Return This Winter

    Creature Comforts Koko Buni to Return This Winter

    Creature Comforts Brewing Company will bring back Koko Buni, its winter seasonal milk porter with toasted coconut, cocoa nibs, and coffee, this December. Koko Buni will be available on draft and in 6-packs of 12-ounce cans onsite at the brewery as we…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • North Coast Brewing Awarded North Bay CEO & CFO of the Year

    North Coast Brewing Awarded North Bay CEO & CFO of the Year

    Fort Bragg, CA | In the year approaching its 30th Anniversary, North Coast Brewing Company has been showered with accolades for everything from their approach to brewing to their approach to business. President Mark Ruedrich has received the “Large…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • Figueroa Mountain Brewing Announces 2018 Growth Plans

    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Announces 2018 Growth Plans

    Buellton, CA | Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. has big plans in motion and in sight for the new year. Nearly every major facet of the company is evolving, with growth phases taking place throughout 2018. Staffing enhancements began in January 2017, whe…
    - 8 days ago Dec 5, 2017 -
  • Vote: Secret Hopper’s 2017 People’s Choice Award for Customer Experience

    Vote: Secret Hopper’s 2017 People’s Choice Award for Customer Experience

    Secret Hopper has had the pleasure to work with countless great craft beer businesses this year. In doing so, we are proud to have helped these businesses increase their bottom lines, fine tune their businesses and make their operations even more wor…
    - 9 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • Outer Light Brewing Announces Australian Summer Beer Series

    Outer Light Brewing Announces Australian Summer Beer Series

    If you’re anything like us here at Outer Light Brewing, you’re already longing for the return of summer. An endless run of sunny and warm…sounds pretty good, right? Despite co-founder Tom’s degree in meteorology, we can’t control the weathe…
    - 9 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • Gingerbread & Craft Beer Pairing

    Gingerbread & Craft Beer Pairing

    Join Playalinda Brewing Company for a unique Gingerbread & Craft Beer Pairing (because who needs milk?!) Playalinda will be offering a flight of gingerbread cookies with special icings paired with a flight of some of your favorite Playalinda beers! P…
    - 9 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • Dilly, Dilly: Cease and Desist to Craft Brewer Goes Viral

    Dilly, Dilly: Cease and Desist to Craft Brewer Goes Viral

    A beer giant's cease and desist letter to Modist Brewing Company over the term "Dilly, Dilly" has become quite the viral sensation.The post Dilly, Dilly: Cease and Desist to Craft Brewer Goes Viral appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 9 days ago Dec 4, 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

  • Making An Orange Mead and Evaluating The Early Progress

    Making An Orange Mead and Evaluating The Early Progress

    Mike made an Orange Mead, all unbeknownst to me. It was a few weeks old and he wanted me to taste it at this point to see if I thought it was on the right track or not. As homebrewers, we get really confident in our ability to rate the quality of our…
    - 5 days ago Dec 8, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #22

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #22

    Number 22 on the old beer exchange board gives us 2 beers to try. Adam from Madison, WI (USA) sent us a Czech Pilsner and an Octoberfest and we were excited to try them. Watch this video to see what we thought of Adam’s beer. The Twenty Second Home…
    - 10 days ago Dec 3, 2017 -
  • PicoBrew Plinius Maximus Tasting

    PicoBrew Plinius Maximus Tasting

    We looked over the equipment, we loaded the Pak, we pushed the button, and a few weeks later, we had beer. We bring the first brew session on the Pico Pro system to a close with the tasting of the Pliny the Elder clone recipe, Plinius Maximus. Watch…
    - 21 days ago Nov 23, 2017 -
  • Split Batch Sour Ale Tasting and Commentary

    Split Batch Sour Ale Tasting and Commentary

    Mike brewed his second batch of sour beer earlier this year and he split it into 2 separate vessels to try different things. Roll the video to learn more about our split batch sour ale tasting. With batch number 2, Mike took the same recipe he used b…
    - 26 days ago Nov 17, 2017 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #21

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #21

    Hey there – this week, we continue our homebrew swap series. We are now into the 20s; that’s a great a thing. We taste a homebrewed English Porter from a guy named Rich who brewed in South Dakota but calls Rhode Island home. Check out our video r…
    - 33 days ago Nov 10, 2017 -
  • 2017 Harvest Ale Tasting and Review

    2017 Harvest Ale Tasting and Review

    Since I have been growing hops in my backyard, I have been brewing Harvest ales. Every year, a unique beer is made with the hops of that season. 2017 was a great year for hop growing so I went for it and added as much of the hops as I could to the br…
    - 40 days ago Nov 3, 2017 -
  • PicoBrew First Brew Session – Countertop Brewing

    PicoBrew First Brew Session – Countertop Brewing

    This week, Mike and I kick off the first brew session of our PicoBrew Pro. Since it was generously sent to us for review purposes, we were very excited to give it a try. After unboxing it, reading the instructions as best we could, and taking the mac…
    - 47 days ago Oct 27, 2017 -
  • PicoBrew Unboxing and Equipment Review

    PicoBrew Unboxing and Equipment Review

    The PicoBrew company sent these Brew Dudes a Pico Pro brewing machine to evaluate so we took some time to unbox the equipment and review all the different pieces in this video. This post will be one of three since there is a lot to absorb here. We th…
    - 54 days ago Oct 20, 2017 -
  • Lemondrop Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    Lemondrop Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    When a hop variety is named with such a blatant descriptor, the question we ask, “Does the aroma and the flavor live up to its name?” We try to figure that out by brewing a Lemondrop Hops SMaSH beer and tasting to see if it indeed has that flavor…
    - 84 days ago Sep 20, 2017 -
  • Vic Secret Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    Vic Secret Hops SMaSH Beer Tasting

    We love brewing SMaSH beers to get to know a particular hops’ aroma and flavor. This post showcases our review of a Vic Secret Hops SMaSH beer. Watch this video to get our thoughts and learn more about this variety. SMaSH Process For This Beer The…
    - 91 days ago Sep 13, 2017 -

Brew Geeks

  • Our Most Popular Guides

    Our Most Popular Guides

    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…
    - Feb 9, 2016 -
  • 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:…
    - Nov 29, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Nov 29, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Sep 25, 2015 -
  • 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.…
    - Aug 24, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Jul 9, 2015 -
  • We spun a cocoon and emerged a brewterfly!

    We spun a cocoon and emerged a brewterfly!

    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…
    - Jun 30, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Jun 14, 2015 -
  • 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…
    - Jun 10, 2015 -
  • Welcome to BrewGeeks!

    Welcome to BrewGeeks!

    Okay, so it's been quite a while since I've posted anything so that means...you guessed it, we're lame! There will come a time when I'll find more kickass homebrew projects to showcase but in the meantime, have a look around! [...]
    - Oct 29, 2013 -

Basic Brewing Video

15-Minute Extract Saison - Basic Brewing Video - November 20, 2017

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Room Temp Pilsners - Basic Brewing Video - November 10, 2017

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Count Chocula Milk Stout - Basic Brewing Video

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Starting a Melomel - Basic Brewing Video - October 13, 2017

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Hop Stand Cascade Pale Ale - Basic Brewing Video - September 22, 2017

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SCOBY Soured Rye Session Ale - Basic Brewing Radio - August 28, 2017

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BN: Sunday Session

  • The Session 11-27-17 Streetside Brewing
    This week on The Session we speak to Luke Shropshire and Garrett Hickey of Streetside Brewery in Cincinnati, Ohio. Streetside has made a name for themselves with great sours and kettle sours, as well as fresh New England IPA's. Tune in and hear about…
    - 17 days ago Nov 27, 2017 -
  • The Session 11-13-17 Oregon Specialty Fruits
    This week on The Session we welcome Chris Hodge from Oregon Specialty Fruit to talk to us about using fruit in beer. Oregon Specialty Fruit is the premier provider of aseptic fruit purees to brewers and Chris walks us through what makes their purees…
    - 31 days ago Nov 13, 2017 -
  • The Session 11-06-17 Asian Beer Buys American
    The Session welcomes Ry Beville, publisher of the Japan Beer Times, back to the show. This time we are discussing the continuing trend of acquisitions of craft breweries in America, now by large Asian breweries. We are also joined by Robin Ottaway, p…
    - 38 days ago Nov 6, 2017 -
  • The Session 10-30-17 Mother Earth Brew Co
    This week on The Session we welcome Mother Earth Brew Co to the show. Joined by Vice President Kevin Hopkins, we explore the stellar and balanced beers of Mother Earth including a ginger infused blonde ale, a bourbon barrel blended Russian Imperial S…
    - 45 days ago Oct 30, 2017 -
  • The Session 10-16-17 Basic Systems vs. Baller Systems
    We've done Brewing on the Cheap a few times now, but not in a long time. On this episode of The Session, we invite Chris Graham from MoreBeer! back into the studio to catch us up on all the new ways we can build a basic homebrew system on the cheap.…
    - 59 days ago Oct 16, 2017 -
  • The Session 10-09-17 Joyride Brewing
    On our first live Session from The Hop Grenade in Fort Collins, Justin, Beevo and Beardy welcome Joyride Brewing to the show. Hailing from Edgewater, Colorado, Joyride makes some stellar brews and shares their story with us. We get to taste several o…
    - 66 days ago Oct 9, 2017 -
  • The Session 09-25-17 Gowan's Heirloom Ciders
    Tonight on The Session we welcome Gowan's Heirloom Ciders to the show to talk about their California ciders. Established in 1876, Gowan's has been producing quality cider from their orchards in California's Anderson Valley for well over a century. We…
    - 80 days ago Sep 25, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 87 days ago Sep 18, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 94 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - Jul 24, 2017 -
  • The Session 07-17-17 August Schell Brewing

    - Jul 17, 2017 -
  • 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,…
    - 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…
    - 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 12-12-16 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 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 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 -

BN: Brew Strong

  • Brew Strong: Sparge Water Questions 10-25-17
    Homebrewing beer. Sparging and sparge water are two of the more important aspects of your brew day, and they are both really easy to mess up! We've all had those brew days where we under-sparge, and then the next time we over-sparge to make up for th…
    - 50 days ago Oct 25, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Session Beers with Jen Talley 10-05-17
    Homebrewing beer. Today we talk about Session beers! We love them, and think there should be more low ABV beers on the market. To that end, we speak with Jennifer Talley who literally wrote the book on Session beer. We discuss her new book, Session B…
    - 70 days ago Oct 5, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Session Beers with Jen Talley 10-05-17
    Homebrewing beer. Today we talk about Session beers! We love them, and think there should be more low ABV beers on the market. To that end, we speak with Jennifer Talley who literally wrote the book on Session beer. We discuss her new book, Session B…
    - 70 days ago Oct 5, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Questions With Fuller's 2 09-26-17
    Homebrewing beer. The great Fuller's Brewery has been making beer since 1845, cranking out classic English styles for beer fans around the world. Today, Jamil and John continue their conversation with Henry Kirk from Fuller's, and learn more about ho…
    - 79 days ago Sep 26, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Questions With Fuller's 1 09-05-17
    Homebrewing beer. Today Jamil and John talk about a subject that is near and dear to beer-lovers the world over - Fuller's. Not only are the guys discussing the great beers this brewery produces, but they have Henry Kirk, a production brewer at Fulle…
    - 100 days ago Sep 5, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2017 Part 2 08-14-17
    Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John are back at Homebrew Con and the National Homebrewers Conference for another live session of Brew Strong! In front of a live crowd, the fellas answer some listener questions about topics such as lagering, oxygen pick-…
    - Aug 14, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: NHC 2017 Part 1 08-05-17
    Homebrewing beer. The National Homebrewers Conference is back, and that means another live episode of Brew Strong! Jamil and John, in front of a live crowd of fellow homebrewers, discuss the current trend in craft beer - selling out. What does it mea…
    - Aug 5, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Sulfites 07-26-17
    Homebrewing beer. In a more detailed water chemistry topic, Jamil and John discuss sulfites in water as it relates to brewing. Sulfites can affect the flavor and outcome of your hop profile, and even tweak how the malt presents itself in the finished…
    - Jul 26, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Hazy Beer and Del Cielo Brewing 07-05-17
    Homebrewing beer. It's no secret that hazy beers are the new hotness in the craft scene, and they are not without their complications. Love 'em or hate 'em, they are here to stay so Jamil and John jump into the hazy beer fad to talk about what makes…
    - Jul 5, 2017 -
  • 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 -

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

  • 12-07-17 Unusual Ingredients
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of Methods of Modern Homebrewing, gives us advice on when and where to use interesting ingredients to bring some unique flavor to our beer.
    - 8 days ago Dec 6, 2017 -
  • 11-30-17 Lost 40 Barrel Beers
    Grant Chandler from Lost 40 Brewing in Little Rock shares some delicious beers aged in barrels and brewed with fun ingredients, such as honeysuckle, strawberries, and locally harvested yeast.
    - 15 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • 11-16-17 Against All Hops
    Butch Heilshorn, author of "Against All Hops: Techniques and Philosophy for Creating Extraordinary Botanical Beers," tells us how he brews new beers with roots to the past.
    - 29 days ago Nov 15, 2017 -
  • 11-09-17 JJ's Brewing Company
    We visit JJ's Brewing Company in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to talk to Jennifer "Muck" Muckerman and Andrew Porter about brewing American Lagers and other beers to convert customers to local brews.
    - 36 days ago Nov 8, 2017 -
  • 11-02-17 Saison Yeast Experiment
    Homebrewer Joe Covey shares his Saison experiment comparing a split wort fermented with Safbrew T-58 and Danstar Belle Saison yeasts.
    - 43 days ago Nov 1, 2017 -
  • 10-26-17 Blood Beer
    Homebrewer James Sandford talks about how he and his wife, Lucy, rose to the challenge to brew a beer with powdered pig's blood.
    - 50 days ago Oct 25, 2017 -
  • 10-19-17 Steve's Porch Meads
    James and Steve take a break after shooting videos to share some of Steve's meads and talk mead making tips.
    - 57 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • 10-12-17 Ancient Sumerian Happy Juice
    Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, tells us about the wine, honey, bread and beer beverage he brews based on the Hymn to Ninkasi.
    - 64 days ago Oct 11, 2017 -
  • 10-05-17 Pippin's Taproom Session Beers
    We visit the taproom at High Gravity in Tulsa where Dave Knott, Amanda Schley and Tim Schley give us tips on brewing delicious beers under 4% ABV.
    - 71 days ago Oct 4, 2017 -
  • 09-28-17 Arkansas Beer
    Brian Sorensen, author of Arkansas Beer: An Intoxicating History, joins James on the porch for a couple of beers and a chat on the history of beer in The Natural State.
    - 78 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • 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.
    - 85 days ago Sep 20, 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.
    - 92 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.
    - 99 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - Aug 16, 2017 -
  • 08-10-17 Ryan Richardson Mead
    Ryan Richardson of The Mead House podcast shares half a dozen fun and delicious meads.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

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BeerSmith Blog

  • Testing for Keg System Leaks for Home Brewing Beer

    Testing for Keg System Leaks for Home Brewing Beer

    This week I take a look at the pesky problem of beer keg system leaks in a typical homebrew system including how to find and correct them. A keg system leak can lead to an empty CO2 tank, flat beer and even a catastrophic beer leak pouring 5 gallons…
    - 43 days ago Oct 31, 2017 -
  • Lake Anne Brew House with Jason Romano – BeerSmith Podcast #158

    Lake Anne Brew House with Jason Romano – BeerSmith Podcast #158

    Jason Romano joins me from Lake Anne Brew House in Reston, VA to discuss his experience in opening and running a small nano-brewery and tap-house. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right…
    - 50 days ago Oct 24, 2017 -
  • When and How to Measure and Adjust Mash pH for Beer Brewing

    When and How to Measure and Adjust Mash pH for Beer Brewing

    At a recent homebrew club meeting, one of the members asked me a brilliant question – when and how should you adjust your mash pH when all grain beer brewing? This is a devilishly complex question as you want to adjust your mash pH quickly if brewi…
    - 56 days ago Oct 18, 2017 -
  • Porters and Stouts with Sean Johnson – BeerSmith Podcast #157

    Porters and Stouts with Sean Johnson – BeerSmith Podcast #157

    Sean Johnson joins me from the Brewing Science Lab at the University of Northern Colorado to discuss brewing the perfect Porter or Stout. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click an…
    - 62 days ago Oct 12, 2017 -
  • Kettle Souring Beer – Brewing Techniques

    Kettle Souring Beer – Brewing Techniques

    This week I take a look at “Kettle Souring” beer which is a technique for making sour beer that offers faster fermentation times and better control over the souring levels. The Kettle Souring Method The traditional method for making sour beer is…
    - 66 days ago Oct 8, 2017 -
  • Brewing Topics with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #156

    Brewing Topics with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #156

    Gordon Strong, Grandmaster beer judge, joins me this week to discuss brewing in New Zealand Pilsner, Brazil and his new Blichmann home brewing equipment setup. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 F…
    - 77 days ago Sep 27, 2017 -
  • PH 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…
    - 83 days 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…
    - 98 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - Aug 3, 2017 -
  • Ancient Brews with Dr Patrick McGovern – BeerSmith Podcast #153

    Ancient Brews with Dr Patrick McGovern – BeerSmith Podcast #153

    Dr Patrick McGovern, Director of Biomolecular Archeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum joins me this week to discuss research into ancient fermented beverages. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Downloa…
    - Aug 1, 2017 -
  • Strategies for Beer Recipe Design – Part 1

    Strategies for Beer Recipe Design – Part 1

    This week I take a look at different approaches to designing your own beer recipes. Though beer recipe design is an artistic and very personal journey, few of us really consider that there are different strategies that one can use to create new and u…
    - Jul 20, 2017 -
  • Hop Oils in Beer Brewing with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #152

    Hop Oils in Beer Brewing with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #152

    Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss cutting edge research in the use of certain hop oils in beer brewing. Stan has some interesting results regarding which oils provide key flavors in IPAs and pale ales. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version…
    - Jul 10, 2017 -
  • Building an Electric Brewery with John Blichmann – BeerSmith Podcast #151

    Building an Electric Brewery with John Blichmann – BeerSmith Podcast #151

    John Blichmann, founder of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss setting up an indoor electric brewery at home. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to…
    - Jun 26, 2017 -
  • Sensory Evaluation of Grains for Brewing – The New ASBC Method

    Sensory Evaluation of Grains for Brewing – The New ASBC Method

    This week I take a look at the new ASBC method for doing sensory and flavor evaluation of malts for brewing beer. This new “hot steep” technique published last fall by the American Society of Brewing Chemists provides a standardized method to do…
    - Jun 23, 2017 -
  • Mead Making with Steve Piatz – BeerSmith Podcast #150

    Mead Making with Steve Piatz – BeerSmith Podcast #150


    - Jun 8, 2017 -
  • Beer Brewing Pumps Part 2 – The Blichmann RipTide Pump

    Beer Brewing Pumps Part 2 – The Blichmann RipTide Pump

    This week in Part 2 of my series on beer pumps, I review the new Blichmann RipTide Pump. Last week in Part 1 I covered general brewing pump features as well as the popular March and Chugger pumps. The Blichmann RipTide Pump Review While the March and…
    - Jun 5, 2017 -
  • Barrel Aging Beers and Sours with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #149

    Barrel Aging Beers and Sours with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #149

    Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss aging beer in barrels as well as how to barrel age sour beers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to download this…
    - May 30, 2017 -
  • Beer Brewing Pumps – Part 1 – March and Chugger Pumps

    Beer Brewing Pumps – Part 1 – March and Chugger Pumps

    This week I take a look at the most popular models of home brewing pumps: the March Pump and the Chugger Pump. Next week in part 2 I will cover the new Blichmann RipTide pump which has some significant advantages over the traditional brewing pump. Ho…
    - May 25, 2017 -
  • Planning an Indoor Electric Brewery – Part 2 – Ventilation and Airflow

    Planning an Indoor Electric Brewery – Part 2 – Ventilation and Airflow

    In part 1 of this series I covered some of the general considerations in planning an electric brewery including size of the system, availability of water and in particular the electrical needs of the system and electrical safety considerations. This…
    - May 20, 2017 -
  • How to Brew Fourth Edition with John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #148

    How to Brew Fourth Edition with John Palmer – BeerSmith Podcast #148

    John Palmer joins me to discuss the release of the fourth edition of his best selling homebrew book “How to Brew” as well as recent trends in beer brewing. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 F…
    - May 15, 2017 -
  • Planning an Indoor Electric Brewery – Part 1 – Electrical Considerations

    Planning an Indoor Electric Brewery – Part 1 – Electrical Considerations

    This week I’ll take a look at some of the considerations that come into play with planning and building out an electric brewery. There are huge advantages to brewing indoors in that you can brew in any weather year round, but properly installing an…
    - May 11, 2017 -
  • My Love-Hate Relationship with Home Brew Beer Siphoning

    My Love-Hate Relationship with Home Brew Beer Siphoning

    Siphoning is one of the necessary evils for homebrewers. Unless you are fortunate enough to have a large RIMS/HERMS brewing system with wort pumps and conical fermenters, and pumps for transferring between fermenters, you have probably had to siphon…
    - May 2, 2017 -
  • India Pale Ale (IPA) Trends with Mitch Steele – BeerSmith Podcast #147

    India Pale Ale (IPA) Trends with Mitch Steele – BeerSmith Podcast #147

    Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and former brewmaster at Stone Brewing joins me this week to discuss recent trends in India Pale Ale and the craft IPA revolution. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download t…
    - Apr 21, 2017 -
  • Sensory Evaluation of Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #146

    Sensory Evaluation of Beer with Randy Mosher – BeerSmith Podcast #146

    This week Randy Mosher joins me to discuss the second edition of his book “Tasting Beer” as well as sensory evaluation of beer, aroma, judging beer and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3…
    - Apr 13, 2017 -
  • Camlock vs Tri-clover vs Blichmann vs Quick Connect NPT Fittings for Home Brewing

    Camlock vs Tri-clover vs Blichmann vs Quick Connect NPT Fittings for Home Brewing

    This week we take a look at the most common connectors used for home brewing systems on pumps, kettles, and fermenters. I compare Tri-clover, Camlock, Blichmann NPT and Quick Connect options for your brewing systems. We look at the advantages and dis…
    - Apr 7, 2017 -
  • Pairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

    Pairing Beer and Food with Sean Paxton – BeerSmith Podcast #145

    Sean Paxton, aka “The Homebrew Chef” joins me this week to discuss the pairing of beer and food and how he plans entire multi-course meals around various beers. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the…
    - Mar 28, 2017 -
  • Skunky Beer – Light-Struck Off Flavors in Home Brewing

    Skunky Beer – Light-Struck Off Flavors in Home Brewing

    A common off flavor in both commercial and home brewed beers is a skunky “light-struck” flavor and aroma. It can give your beer a strong skunky aroma and make it most unpleasant to drink. The Cause of Skunky Beer Skunky beer occurs when beer is e…
    - Mar 21, 2017 -
  • Aeration Wands (Pure Oxygen) for Beer Brewing

    Aeration Wands (Pure Oxygen) for Beer Brewing

    This week I take a look at the Anvil Oxygenation Kit (aka Aeration wand) which lets you aerate your wort using pure oxygen without spending a ton of money. The oxygen wand is actually my favorite new brewing toy and I’ve used it on beer, meads, win…
    - Mar 14, 2017 -
  • Starting a Small Malt House with Dark Cloud Malting – BeerSmith Podcast #144

    Starting a Small Malt House with Dark Cloud Malting – BeerSmith Podcast #144

    Jesse Kaiss and Danny Buswell from Dark Cloud Malt House join me this week to discuss their experiences starting up a small local malt house. Jesse and Danny are malting their own barley and selling it locally in central Maryland. Subscribe on iTunes…
    - Mar 10, 2017 -
  • How to Backsweeten Beer, Cider and Mead

    How to Backsweeten Beer, Cider and Mead

    This week we take a look at backsweetening – a technique commonly used in mead and cider making but not well known by beer brewers. In certain cases, backsweetening can enhance the flavor of many beers, ciders and meads. Why Backsweeten? Backsweete…
    - Mar 8, 2017 -

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  • 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 -

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