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  • newLoral Hops...
    Trying a beer made with Loral Hops ...Very ( Black ) Peppery with some slight lemon so if you are looking for a peppery hop...this is it . submitted by /u/corvus_wulf [link] [comments]
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newLord Nigel Porter is finally ready!
    I recently posted about a porter I brewed in the honor of my kitty Lord Nigel. It's finally done brewing and bottle conditioning. Creamy, slightly sweet and rich. submitted by /u/adapt2 [link] [comments]
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newFruit Loops in Blonde Ale
    Sup yall. I'm making a beer based on a survey I did at work and stupidly decided to put some innocuous questions that determined big things about the final beer, namely mashing with fruit loops as 2.5% of the grain bill. I'm thinking of adding only t…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newCan I turn this into a kegerator?
    Hello! I have an old GE freezer just sitting in my garage and I want to turn it into a kegerator. When I looked at it tonight, I noticed that the cooling elements are in the shelves. Has anyone converted one of these before? If so, any advice on whe…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newI bought a refractometer from Amazon, highly rated. Readings are never consistent. I'll do it three times from the same sample and get numbers all over the place. What am I doing wrong?
    It's frustrating. I took a sample, let it come to room temp, and put a few drops on the refractometer, and got a number. Then I cleaned it, did it again, and it was like 50% more than the first reading. Try again, and it was 25% less than the first r…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newHelp us come up with a beer/hops related name for our new pup!
    Got this new girl today from the shelter. Trying to come with a name for her and would like it to be beer/hops related to match our other pup named Dunkel. Figured this was the best place to ask! Thanks for any help you can provide! Pictures in comme…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newSoil pH meter for mash: Need a quick answer
    Would a soil pH meter work to measure mash? It’s digital with .1 measurements on a scale of 3.5 to 9.0. Anyone got a suggestion? It’s brand new. My lhbs is out of test strips and Ace Hardware has this thing for $16... worth a shot? Brand is Rapi…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newConsistent fault in brews
    I've now brewed three extract batches. All three have had the same, overwhelming alcohol taste. It's not exactly what I'd call hot, but definitely alcoholic and definitely unbearably unpleasant. All three used Saison yeast. The first two I fermented…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newKeezer in a 3.5 cu.ft. chest freezer?
    Found a good price on a used Master Chef 3.5 cu.ft chest freezer. https://m.canadiantire.ca/products/productFeatures/0430292P Wondering if anybody knows if this could hold 2 corny kegs and a 5 lb co2 tank (plus related hardware)? I'm willing to build…
    - 6 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newHow does this work for a prospective Kolsch/Blonde?
    I was thinking about brewing a Kolsch/Blonde Ale for the summer. I haven’t ran the numbers into Beersmith but I was proposing 90% Pilsner malt/5% Munich/5% wheat malt for the mash. As for hops, I want citrusy and floral, so I was thinking Loral for…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newRobobrew Vs Heating Element
    Hello all! I am a relatively new brewer- I have brewed a few batches with a "mentor" friend of mine and 2 on my own so far. All of the ones I have done with my friend have been all grain and I have had the intention of moving up to AG once I get a fe…
    - 8 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newOpened my first bottle from my first 3 gallon APA batch tonight
    Looks pretty decent if I do say so myself, although a wee bit darker than I thought it would be I think that is down to the Crystal malt though. submitted by /u/StunnedMoose [link] [comments]
    - 8 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newStrange issue with keg carbonation
    Been kegging a couple years and I've never seen this before. English pale ale 5.8 abv. Nothing different in the carbonation method as any others I've done. Out of the fermenter into the keg I hit it with 30 psi for 48 hours, purge and set to serving…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newWhat's with the HUGE range in times for primary and secondary fermentation?
    I'm looking at brewing my first beer - the Chinook IPA from Northern Brewer. The range for primary fermentation time is 1-2 weeks, then the range for secondary is 2-4 weeks. There isn't a secondary fermenter or carbouy provided with the kit so basica…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newCheck Out Come and Brew It Radio
    Hey everyone. I am fairly new to the Reddit boards, but I have been answering some posts, and it seems like a cool community. I am a host on a weekly podcast called Come and Brew It Radio, and we do live broadcasts of our recordings on Friday nights…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newFoam in only one bottle, infection?
    I bottled my beer about a week ago, and recently brought them into a slightly warmer room, up to ~70F from 65F. This morning i noticed a solid finger of foam on one of the 32oz plastic bottles, along with aggressive bubbling, while none of the other…
    - 10 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newSo I got a wild hair. Tell me about beets...
    TLDR: what kind of gravity can I expect from beets? Roast vs Not, Mash vs Late Primary/Secondary. Walked into LHBS with zero intentions. Luckily I had my 4yo with me that loves scooping the grain and reading the scale. I offered up a few styles and…
    - 10 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newCarbonic Drops?
    I'm sitting here at work, sick, miserable, tired, and possibly delusional, and a flash of brilliance hit me while I was adding Alka-Seltzer cold and flu to my water: Why couldn't we carbonate beer with these things? I mean, obviously, you'd have to g…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newNew England in Alaska! Homebrewed another NEIPA this time using Sacch Trois yeast WPL644.
    Hello! The below link is another blog showing my most recent brew here in the interior of Alaska. My NEIPA using Sacch Trois yeast turned out great. I'd love to hear any feedback or suggestions that you might have on how to make this style of beer at…
    - 11 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newTilt Bluetooth Hydrometer Review

    Tilt Bluetooth Hydrometer Review

    submitted by /u/homebrewfinds [link] [comments]
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newQuestion about "Solera Style" Beers at Home
    After having a ton of great commercial wild/foeder aged beers I've been wondering how I can brew a similar style at home which would transfer over cultures from one batch to the next. My idea was that I would brew a basic saison recipe and pitch a fe…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newDenver shops
    Anyone know of a good homebrew shop in northern Denver around Northglenn or Thornton? I will be making a trip up there and in an attempt to avoid my in-laws I was looking for a couplebto visit and pick up supplies from submitted by /u/socosteve…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newErlenmeyer flask okay on a gas burner?
    Sorry if this is a dumb question, it seems to be the only kind I ask. I want to begin using yeast starters when brewing. Ideally, I want to boil the starter wort in an Erlenmeyer flask for ease and simplicity - but I have gas burners on my stove, and…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newAll Brett Everything: NEIPA

    All Brett Everything: NEIPA

    submitted by /u/MDBrews [link] [comments]
    - 15 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newKegerator Upgrades
    I wanted to share my homebrew keg serving system. This project has taken a few years to get to this point but is now nearly complete and ready to quick carb, serve or transfer easily. Cheers and enjoy! https://imgur.com/gallery/ULYYM submitted by…
    - 15 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newDaily Q & A! - February 23, 2018
    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.…
    - 22 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • AMA w/ AHA Governing Committee Candidates Upcoming on February 26 (Your Help Needed - See Inside)
    As we discussed when AHA Governing Committee nominations were announced, the sub thought it would be a good idea to do an AMA with any nominees that would participate. There are five open seats and 14 nominees. Here is the page with links to the cand…
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BeerSmith Forums

  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Quote from: NewBrewer on Today at 07:48:16 PMHey Ck27,Thanks for your reply.  When you say "full all grain" are you just referring to the traditional equipment?  From my understanding the PicoBrew Z was a all grain syste...
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Hey Ck27,Thanks for your reply.  When you say "full all grain" are you just referring to the traditional equipment?  From my understanding the PicoBrew Z was a all grain system, is it not?  Do you have user experience with the Zymatic?  I'm assum…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Quote from: NewBrewer on Today at 06:39:41 PMHey All!I'm brand new here and very new to brewing in general.  I have a lot of interest, but not a ton of time.  I was looking at the different machines from PicoBrew and the...
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newPicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Hey All!I'm brand new here and very new to brewing in general.  I have a lot of interest, but not a ton of time.  I was looking at the different machines from PicoBrew and the newly announced PicoBrew Z caught my attention.  Can anyone share their…
    - 4 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newAromatic Hop Oils in Beer Brewing - Part 1
    Aromatic Hop Oils in Beer Brewing - Part 1    http://beersmith.com/blog/2018/02/23/aromatic-hop-oils-in-beer-brewing-part-1/Cheers,Brad
    - 7 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -

Homebrewer's Assoc. Forum

  • newRe: is it worth packaging?
    Quote from: alestateyall on Today at 03:23:26 AMQuote from: kramerog on February 23, 2018, 05:08:45 PMI would let age for 3 months in the carboy.  Raising the fermentation temp to 80F can create boozy, hot flavors, but these flavors do mellow.  Not…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Quote from: alestateyall on Today at 03:29:51 AMQuote from: NewBrewer on Today at 03:23:49 AMI wonder, if you brew two identical batches back to back in the 2.5 gallon version, can you add both to the same 5 gallon keg to ferment  once your done? …
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Would you use a Carboy as your larger fermenting vessel? Or what would you recommend?
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newPicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    Quote from: NewBrewer on Today at 03:23:49 AMI wonder, if you brew two identical batches back to back in the 2.5 gallon version, can you add both to the same 5 gallon keg to ferment  once your done?  How would that work?  Thanks again for your inp…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newRe: PicoBrew Z - Any thoughts for a new brewer?
    I wonder, if you brew two identical batches back to back in the 2.5 gallon version, can you add both to the same 5 gallon keg to ferment  once your done?  How would that work?  Thanks again for your input!
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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…
    - Apr 12, 2016 -
  • 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…
    - Apr 11, 2016 -
  • 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…
    - Apr 1, 2016 -

Brewboard

  • Nitro Coffee on tap?
    It's been many years since I've been on the board but alas, beer has brought me back. Here's my question:I'm taking my time building "The Electric Brewery" and an important component for me will be the serving method. I'm putting together a chest f…
    - 31 days ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - Sep 30, 2016 -
  • 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.
    - Jan 4, 2016 -
  • 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.
    - Sep 13, 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.
    - 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…
    - Feb 23, 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…
    - Feb 23, 2015 -
  • 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 -
  • Pale Ale Recipe Critique
    I was trying to do my own recipe formulation for an APA using a partial mash and was hoping some of you might have a few minutes to double check my recipe and let me know of any trouble you see in the amounts and ingredients. Thanks in advance for a…
    - Feb 13, 2014 -
  • Celebration/Winter Ale Ingredients
    I’m not one to follow receipts and like jumping out there and doing stuff outside the norm (maybe it's my lack of experience, but hey it's fun), however I'd like to get this one right the first time. I have a question about some ingredients I have…
    - Sep 27, 2011 -
  • Help with an IPA
    I'm getting really bored of the kits and have read a decent amount that I think I'm ready to take the plunge into expirimenting and designing my own beers. I'm going to focus on IPA's for a couple of batches. I have taken a look at quite a few IPA re…
    - Jan 12, 2009 -
  • how to make a Polish mead?
    I have made a few meads [12], and I just finished teaching a mead class to get people interested in meads. We had a great turn out and got to try about 25 meads in the two classes. We got at least 6 meads made and 2 bottled. It was a real eye open…
    - Jul 22, 2007 -
  • Brew PROBLEM! need help!

    Brew PROBLEM! need help!

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

Tasty Brew

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

  • 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.)…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newAnyone have a good cream ale recipe?
    Posted by italaricanJust looking to make a light, dry beer with subtle corn sweetness that?ll be easily accessible and easy to crush in the summer. I?ve never gone this light and don?t know what recipes I can trust.(8 replies) Read more of this discu…
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  • newFavorite 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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  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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:…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newFavorite Dry-Hop
    Posted by radarsockWhat has been your favorite hop to use as a dry-hop? Mosaic, Citra, Ahtanum, Columbus, and Amarillo for me. Any dry-hop combinations that users have noted for its incredible ability to create cohesiveness and a rounder flavor…
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  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 5 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -

BA Homebrewing

  • newQuestion about yeast generations.
    So my friend and I were having a discussion today about generations of yeast and what not. Since I harvest, rinse, and reuse my yeast most of the time we got into talking about being able to use a generation over and over again once I have found a ge…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newLow-Carbohydrate Additions to Stout in the Secondary Fermentation
    Hi, I've enjoyed this forum a lot.I'm now fermenting a fairly basic 5 gallon stout (actually 5.2).8 lbs Ultralight Malt Extract4 oz Maltodextrin3 cups Light DMESteeped for 30 mins to 170 F:1 lb Black Roasted grain8 oz Munich8 oz Carapils1.5…
    - 1 hour ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newPicoBrew Z - Thoughts? - I'm super excited!
    Hey All!I'm brand new here and pretty new to brewing in general. I'm super excited about the PicoBrew Z. Before it was announced I was heavily looking into the Zymatic. I'm wondering what more experienced brewers are thinking about the Z and if t…
    - 2 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newExcessive hops, help!
    Hey everyone. I've got a fair amount of hops that I'm not super familiar with using in combination, and that I want to utilize in our house Pale and some new IPA's. Malt base is real simple: Pale, some Munich and touch of C-45. I was wondering if an…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newWhat's Brewing? (February Edition)
    Planning to brew up another version of my session wheat ale this weekend. Typically have added fruits to it to make it really pop but no fruit this time and instead trying out Wyeast 3068 instead of 1010 per a recommendation from @minderbender . Brew…
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newWhat homebrew are you drinking? Feb 2018

    What homebrew are you drinking? Feb 2018

    Hefeweizen
    - 3 hours ago Feb 24, 2018 -
  • newPastry stouts brewing advice
    Trying to nail down, what I guess has commonly become known as the pastry stout. Thick, super sweet, dessert stouts. J Wakefield stuff is my target.Have brewed a couple of batches using a mix of 80% 2 row and the rest a blend of chocolate, roasted…
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  • newNew equipment 2018

    New equipment 2018

    Hey guys,Thought it would be cool to have an ongoing thread for this year for people to post new equipment that they got. I personally love seeing people's equipment and interesting new toys that are on the market. So please show us your fermenters,…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newChocolate, Peanut Butter, Banana?
    I have a passion for brewing chocolate stouts or peanut butter brown ales. Pb2 and coaco powder are common ingredients in my recipes. I've done cross breeds with both chocolate and peanut butter flavor and enjoyed it thouroughly. In addition I annua…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newPseudo Vienna Lager Yeast Suggestions.
    There is already some information out there on making pseudo lagers (meaning: using a very clean ale yeast & not fermenting as cold). I'm specifically looking for some input on deciding between using Kolsch yeast or California Common yeast for my pse…
    - 12 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newMalt Bill for a "Dubbelbock"
    I discovered a fascinating beer the other day. Its a collaboration of Ommegang and Urban Chestnut strangely enough titled "Collaboration 2016". Basically its the grain bill and hops of Urban Chestnut's Oxnbrau Doppelbock made with the house Belgian…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newLocal malts
    Anyone have experience working with small malting companies that are local to your area? Are the malts in general better or worse than the big boys? Thinking about buying a sack of Rabbit Hill malt( not sure what type I would get but prolly pale ale…
    - 16 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newAzacca Hops Experience?
    I am ready to brew my next IPA and I have 8 oz of Azacca. I am considering a single hop but just want to throw it out there to see if anyone has any combo suggestions. Are you experienced?
    - 16 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newCBC yeast for restarting stuck ferment.
    So,, My mole beer is stuck at 1.047. Started at 1.097. I had no 05 on hand so dumped in a packet of CBC. After dumping I read it is a "killer" yeast. I figure it will kill off the notty/Windsor yeast mix but will it change the taste a lot?
    - 18 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • Sour Brett-fermented beer
    It's been a few months since my last brew day, but I think I'll have some time this weekend to whip something up. Since my opportunities to brew have been few and far between, I want to do something I haven't done before, so I'm thinking a 100% Brett…
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Recipe Review, strong dubbel, weak quad
    Hello - Looking to get a recipe review here. My goal is too make a strong dubbel, perhaps pushing quad territory. Grain Bill (AG) 10 Gallons (typically a 70% efficiency):70% Belgian Pils10% Biscuit2.5% Flaked Wheat2.5% Belgian Special B15% D90…
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Coconut....how long does it last?
    Going to brew a big stout soon to put away for the late fall and had wanted it to be a coconut rum stout. Until I just heard that coconut fades. If it won't last, I will adjust my plans.How long has coconut flavor/aroma lasted for you??
    - 3 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Braggot Yeast Question
    Hey folks, I've decided to give my first braggot a try in the near future, maybe after the holidays. My wife and I really like Flying Fish's Blueberry Braggot which according to their website, has a Belgian base beer (Golden Strong/Tripel, I assume).…
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Topping whiskey barrel off with finished beer?
    I will be filling a Whiskey barrel next week with a 1.113 OG imperial stout I just brewed. The problem is, even ~5.5 gallons into the 7-gallon brewtech bucket, it clearly wasn’t enough headspace and I probably have lost approximately ½ to a full g…
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Inadvertent Water Experiment
    Just put a Lager/Pilsner to bed Saturday...had a nice day before an approaching storm and wind. Everything went as planned considering I did not even think about brewing until 10 am that day...fast forward...I just realized I forgot my usual CaCl an…
    - 4 days ago Feb 19, 2018 -
  • Question About Flameout Hop Addition
    Hey all,I'm a fairly new home brewer and I'm looking into doing a recipe for a dark IPA to roll in the warmer weather, and I was puzzled by something.The hop schedule reads: Columbus 28g 60 mins boilingCascade 28g 20 mins boiling Amarillo 28…
    - 4 days ago Feb 19, 2018 -
  • Loral Hops
    Does anyone have any experience using the for mentioned Loral hop? I picked up a half pound and I’m going to brew up a Rye IPA with it. Figured a 80% 2-row, 20% rye grain bill with the attributes of the hops would give a interesting spicy floral IP…
    - 5 days ago Feb 19, 2018 -
  • Mash pH
    GuysSimple question... how / when to measure mash pH?I was under the impression that we should measure the pH of the wort pre-boil after mash out and sparging I did a quick google search and I seem to be wrong. Mash pH seams to be measured direct…
    - 5 days ago Feb 19, 2018 -
  • 5.2 ph causing low efficiency?
    I have not had my water tested, but when I started brewing I didn't do anything with my water. My water is from a well and has been softened, it's so iron rich it will stain your car with 1 washing so I have to use soft water. But then I started usi…
    - 5 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -
  • Vermont style yeast recommendations

    Vermont style yeast recommendations

    Hi guys!First post here, so hi to everyone I'm fairly new to home brewing - I have done about 4 - so I'm still trying to get the ropes.I've begun to venture out past recommendations online and, in my search for new ideas, I noticed that a lot of m…
    - 5 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -
  • Help please: Slight tang in my Red Ale

    Help please: Slight tang in my Red Ale

    Here's what I made. Pretty sure my process was good (sanitation, fermentation temperature, etc.). The beer just has a slight tang on the finish. It actually goes away the more sips I take. Is there anything you see in the recipe that would do that? M…
    - 5 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -
  • Burned out on Brewing
    I love brewing beer. Fucking love it. Lately, however, I seem to be lacking motivation. When I first started brewing, I brewed twice a month and had a backlog of ideas that I couldn't wait to brew. Four or five years in saw me cutting back to brewing…
    - 6 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -
  • Water

    Water

    Hey I haven't ever treated my beer with anything besides Camden or I used bottled spring water. I finally decided to jump into water treatment and this is my base water report put into bru n water. How is the basic or should I not bother and use dist…
    - 6 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -
  • Astringent after bottling :(

    Astringent after bottling :(

    I used a polished stone to weigh down my hop sock and when I removed the stone from the hop sock, it was no longer polished. The warm un-carbed beer tasted and smelled great after removing said hop sock with the unpolished stone on bottling day. I ac…
    - 6 days ago Feb 18, 2018 -

ProBrewer

  • Tank purging with an orifice plate?
    Are you doing it? Care to share your SOP? I was reading this (https://www.mbaa.com/brewresources/TechTips/Pages/Purging-Bright-Tanks.aspx) MBAA TechTip where the author suggests that running CO2 though a 0.2" orifice plate with a 5 psi differen…
    - 1 day ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • Last Runnings Constantly >5P
    I've been really starting to work on improving efficiency on our 30bbl system (M/L, Kettle, WP). Been using sieves to work on the crush, which has definitely helped. The one problem I can't seem to solve is leaving sugars behind in the mash, our la…
    - 6 days ago Feb 17, 2018 -
  • RMS mill feedback experience?
    We are running a 9X6 RMS roller mill and have had very touchy lauters. We have our gap anywhere between .063-.068 to get adequate results. The problem is, even at 0.068 the crush samples are a mix of very course grist and extremely shredded husk.…
    - 10 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • sanitary carbstone check valve
    Anyone have a good sanitary check valve for our carb stones? Currently we are just using ball valves because I didnt want to worry about cleaning them. We are using our FVs as true unitanks and autoclave the stones and ball valves each use. Want e…
    - 10 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Sparge Water PH
    Been wrapping my head around balancing my water profile and stuck on sparge water. We use an on demand hot water tank and the city water has a higher PH than wanted. I have read prob more than I can retain and cant seem to find a solution to balance…
    - 17 days ago Feb 6, 2018 -
  • Infusion on a Nano scale
    We a starting a nano brewery and I am trying to figure out techniques for infusing brew. I have been able to simply add coffee, raspberries, and hops to the keg to make some really interesting beer in my 10g pilot system. It seems that adding the i…
    - 18 days ago Feb 6, 2018 -
  • First barrel aged MIXED FERMENT Saison, HELP!!!
    Hello My fellow bug wranglers! I'm looking for a little direction for a mixed ferment Brett+lacto Saison. What's the best way to brew such beer? My current train of thought is to brew (75%pils,5%Munich,10%Rye,10%Wheat malt) mashed at ~150 = 1.…
    - 19 days ago Feb 5, 2018 -
  • Hopback IBUs
    Did a quick search but couldn't come up with much of use. Has anyone had any lab tests done on beers that get a hopback addition and gotten any useful data that could suggest what kind of utilization your are getting from the hopback? I would g…
    - 21 days ago Feb 2, 2018 -
  • Cannot get particle free lauter tun run off
    Hi, We have a three vessel brew house, mcv, lt and kettle wp. Bedloading with dry grist is about 170 - 190 kg/m2. We vorlauf for 5 min and after the wort starts clearing we start collecting. During the first few hundred litres the wort gets crysta…
    - 21 days ago Feb 2, 2018 -
  • Not set up for decoction mash - any suggestions?
    Hey folks! We're scaling up our pilsner recipe but we're not set up for a decoction mash. I was wondering if anyone had any experience using a really hot sparge (like 190-195F) near the end of runoff to extract some tannins, instead of getting tan…
    - 22 days ago Feb 2, 2018 -
  • Post Dry-hop Squashy Aroma
    I've had a intermittent issue with an off putting squashy aroma that only seems to surface after we have dry-hopped a beer. It reminds me of sticking your nose in a freshly carved pumpkin. These beers come down to terminal gravity and desired pH leve…
    - 22 days ago Feb 1, 2018 -
  • Unique sparge situation
    Hey all, Buddy of mine has a 10bbl brewery with a unique situation. There is no HLT but there is a larger-than-normal-but-still-not-big-enough commercial hot water tank (70 gallons) that gets set to 190*. Mash water is heated in the kettle. Pump…
    - 24 days ago Jan 31, 2018 -
  • Kettle Souring with Lactic Acid
    Does anyone have any practical guidelines to dosing for kettle soured beer with Lactic Acid? Or do I dose until pH is where I want it? For a 10bbl batch with VERY alkaline water, 229 Total Alkalinity ppm. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tap…
    - 24 days ago Jan 30, 2018 -
  • Specific Mechanical Digital Mash Thermometer
    Hi All, I used to have a Specific Mechanical system that came with a sweet digital thermometer with a long probe. I would like to purchase the same thermometer for my new brewhouse that isn't from Specific. Can someone help refresh my memory as…
    - 27 days ago Jan 27, 2018 -

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Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
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Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
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Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
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Prosody (Mosaic) — clearer than expected
Prosody (Mosaic) — clearer than expected
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Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
Tilde Galaxy (Mk. II) • brew day
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harvest #5 of the house 1332 strain
harvest #5 of the house 1332 strain
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Homebrewer's Assoc. Blog

  • newHow to Make Homemade Cider

    How to Make Homemade Cider

    This tutorial covers the easiest way to make cider at home.Read MoreThe post How to Make Homemade Cider appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 14 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • Beyond Great Beer, Good People

    Beyond Great Beer, Good People

    The San Diego Reader recently featured an article on the philanthropic efforts that San Diego breweries are making in their community. A major highlight of the article was on the efforts that the Quality Ale and Fermentation Fraternity (QUAFF) member…
    - 1 day ago Feb 22, 2018 -
  • Watch “Project Extreme Brewing” with Charlie Papazian & Sam Calagione

    Watch “Project Extreme Brewing” with Charlie Papazian & Sam Calagione

    Watch Sam Calagione and Charlie Papazian brew the legendary Goat Scrotum porter recipe.Read MoreThe post Watch “Project Extreme Brewing” with Charlie Papazian & Sam Calagione appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 1 day ago Feb 22, 2018 -
  • Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting

    Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting

    As homebrewers and beer lovers, Zymurgy readers have the most educated and adventurous palates on the planet. So we’re asking you, “Who brews the best beers in America?”Read MoreThe post Zymurgy’s Best Beers in America Voting appeared first…
    - 3 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Nostalgia: Exploring 19th Century British Ales

    Nostalgia: Exploring 19th Century British Ales

    Explore the IPAs and Porters of 19th century Britain. Read MoreThe post Nostalgia: Exploring 19th Century British Ales appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Sour Cherry Cider

    Sour Cherry Cider

    France has produced hard cider (as distinguished from unfermented juice, or sweet cider) for hundreds of years, though for much of that time the drink was reserved for the wealthy. Around the 16th, century producers began adding water to their "appl…
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Southern Highlander Wee Heavy

    Southern Highlander Wee Heavy

    In 2009, Drew Beechum, along with some of his fellow members of the Maltose Falcons, got together to compete amongst themselves to create "something wild" in memory of a friend who experimented with home-smoked malts. Thirty Falcons took Beanie's m…
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Smokey the Beer II (Partial-Mash)

    Smokey the Beer II (Partial-Mash)

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Smokey the Beer II (All-Grain)

    Smokey the Beer II (All-Grain)

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Monroe Weiss

    Monroe Weiss

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Exulansis Raspberry Sour

    Exulansis Raspberry Sour

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Lichtenhainer

    Lichtenhainer

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Just Another Pretty Face

    Just Another Pretty Face

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more membe…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • American-Style Cascadian India Dark Double Black IPA (ASCIDDBIPA)

    American-Style Cascadian India Dark Double Black IPA (ASCIDDBIPA)

    This recipe is featured in the March/April 2018 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Six issues of Zymurgy magazine are published annually and are included in American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Join the AHA to enjoy Zymurgy and many more member…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Vote Now: 2018 AHA Governing Committee Election

    Vote Now: 2018 AHA Governing Committee Election

    Help shape the future of the AHA Governing Committee by voting in the 2018 election.Read MoreThe post Vote Now: 2018 AHA Governing Committee Election appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Party Time: Homebrew Club Bars

    Party Time: Homebrew Club Bars

    Drew Beechum is a past president of the Maltose Falcons and a frequent contributor to Zymurgy. This article appeared in the Mar/Apr 2008 issue of Zymurgy magazine. Ah, that satisfied smirk creeps across your face when pulling the very first pint of b…
    - 8 days ago Feb 15, 2018 -
  • Bru’n Dry Stout

    Bru’n Dry Stout

    It's about that time when we start preparing for St. Patrick's Day, so a dry stout is in order. Brewing dry stout is easy when you have the right water. Low-alkalinity water, such as distilled or reverse osmosis water, is well-suited for brewing a d…
    - 9 days ago Feb 15, 2018 -
  • Homebrew Shop of the Year Award

    Homebrew Shop of the Year Award

    The Homebrew Shop of the Year Award aims to recognize the integral role that homebrew shops play in any homebrewing community.Read MoreThe post Homebrew Shop of the Year Award appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Brewing Beer with Aphrodisiacs

    Brewing Beer with Aphrodisiacs

    Explore four homebrew recipes that utilize aphrodisiacs as a beer ingredient. Read MoreThe post Brewing Beer with Aphrodisiacs appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Beer, Mead, and Wine: A Fermentation Love Triangle

    Beer, Mead, and Wine: A Fermentation Love Triangle

    Throughout history, beer, mead, and wine have come together to create a number of hybrid beverages that you can make at home.Read MoreThe post Beer, Mead, and Wine: A Fermentation Love Triangle appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 11 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -
  • Egg over Mead-ium: Measuring Gravity With an Egg

    Egg over Mead-ium: Measuring Gravity With an Egg

    Did you know an egg used to be a common tool to measure the gravity of mead? Read MoreThe post Egg over Mead-ium: Measuring Gravity With an Egg appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 12 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -
  • The Boil Experiment: Lid On vs Lid Off

    The Boil Experiment: Lid On vs Lid Off

    The Brulosopher set out to see if there are actually any noticeable differences when boiling beer with the lid on compared with the lid off.Read MoreThe post The Boil Experiment: Lid On vs Lid Off appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 15 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -
  • First of Its Kind: Zero Tolerance Gluten Free Homebrew Club

    First of Its Kind: Zero Tolerance Gluten Free Homebrew Club

    Zero Tolerance Homebrew Club kicked off what is believed to the first-of-its-kind gluten-free homebrew club on Sunday, January 28th in Portland, OR.  The meeting was held at Ground Breaker Brewing, who has graciously agreed to host the club on an…
    - 15 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -
  • Triple Down Belgian Tripel

    Triple Down Belgian Tripel

    Rice is sometimes considered a cheap filler ingredient only suitable for American adjunct macro beers and the Japanese lagers found at your neighborhood sushi haunt. But historical precedent, at home and abroad, and modern recipes crafted with rice…
    - 17 days ago Feb 7, 2018 -
  • A Live Interview with Charlie Papazian

    A Live Interview with Charlie Papazian

    Tune in to the Chop & Brew video to watch Papazian take a stroll down memory lane as he highlights stories from his career in homebrewing and craft beer.Read MoreThe post A Live Interview with Charlie Papazian appeared first on American Homebrewers…
    - 18 days ago Feb 6, 2018 -
  • How to Build a Temperature Controller

    How to Build a Temperature Controller

    How to build a dual-stage temperature controller at home.Read MoreThe post How to Build a Temperature Controller appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 18 days ago Feb 6, 2018 -
  • Esters vs. Phenols in Beer

    Esters vs. Phenols in Beer

    When perceiving certain aromas of beer, you may hear people refer to “esters” and “phenols.” These terms are often times used incorrectly or interchangeably. The fact of the matter is, esters and phenols are quite different, though they can b…
    - 19 days ago Feb 5, 2018 -
  • Homebrewer’s Table: Beer-Infused Finger Food for the Big Game

    Homebrewer’s Table: Beer-Infused Finger Food for the Big Game

    Make these 4 dishes for the big game! Each recipe is made with a beer component.Read MoreThe post Homebrewer’s Table: Beer-Infused Finger Food for the Big Game appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 22 days ago Feb 1, 2018 -
  • The Long Journey to Homebrew Legalization

    The Long Journey to Homebrew Legalization

    Homebrewing became federally legal on February 1, 1979, but the fight to make beer at home didn’t stop there.Read MoreThe post The Long Journey to Homebrew Legalization appeared first on American Homebrewers Association.
    - 23 days ago Feb 1, 2018 -
  • Scoresheets for 2018 National Homebrew Competition

    Scoresheets for 2018 National Homebrew Competition

    In 2017, the American Homebrewers Association’s Governing Committee Competition Subcommitee reviewed and revised the checklist scoresheet used in previous competitions for beer and reorganized the scoresheets for mead and cider. The 2018 National…
    - 23 days ago Jan 31, 2018 -

Charlie Papazian

The Mad Fermentationist

  • American Oat Ale: Brew-Day Dry Hop Experiment

    American Oat Ale: Brew-Day Dry Hop Experiment

    When we open sometime this summer, Sapwood Cellars' clean beer program will be focused on hops... but don't mistake that to mean we'll have eight IPAs on tap at all times! One recipe-concept I'm working on is a hoppy beer for people who don't like I…
    - 31 days ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 43 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • Fresh Juniper Saison with El Dorado

    Fresh Juniper Saison with El Dorado

    I really enjoy beers brewed with local ingredients, but local grains and hops have never been at the top of that list. In both cases local usually doesn't mean fresher, higher quality, or more variety. Often the opposite is true, and for double the p…
    - 43 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • 10 Year Old Courage RIS Clone

    10 Year Old Courage RIS Clone

    A torch passing of sorts. With the bottles of my 2007 batch of Courage Russian Imperial Stout clone running out I rebrewed the recipe (with a few tweaks) in 2015. I’ve labeled the caps from 2017 to 2050, so this marks the extension of my now decade…
    - 43 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • 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…
    - 74 days ago Dec 12, 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…
    - 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…
    - Oct 26, 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -
  • 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

Paint It Black Tripel

- 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
Live Interview with Charlie Papazian

- 31 days ago Jan 24, 2018 -
Hoppy New Year 2018 Video Contest Announcement

- 43 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
Chop & Brew | Homebrew Worldwide

- 48 days ago Jan 6, 2018 -
#MaltyChristmas 2017: giveaway for free malt and Dawson's book!

- 67 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
Whey Stout Three Ways

- 72 days ago Dec 13, 2017 -

Appellation Beer

  • newSession #133 announced: Hometown glories

    Session #133 announced: Hometown glories

    Host Gareth Pettman has announced the topic for The Session #133 is Hometown Glories. Which means? He suggests several staring points: – Describing the types of bars/pubs you have in your hometown, how popular are they? Has craft beer culture made…
    - 9 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • A hop blast from the past, and UK champion

    A hop blast from the past, and UK champion

    I originally intended to include a few paragraphs about this in the next volume of Hop Queries but it grew a bit longer. The free newsletter will mail Friday. “Too bitter, rank and slightly unpleasant” in 1935. The winner in judging for the Briti…
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Monday links: Balance, in commerce & community, as well as beer

    Monday links: Balance, in commerce & community, as well as beer

    BEER AND WINE LINKS 02.19.18 The Craft of Balance. This feels like a Noah’s Ark issue of beer links, with many related stories, mostly in pairs. But before getting to those, in my favorite of the week Pete Brown writes about balance. My wife Liz ha…
    - 5 days ago Feb 19, 2018 -
  • Different Days

    Different Days

    We saw Jason Isbell (and The 400 Unit, with James McMurtry opening; pretty good deal) in concert last week. The playlist included his song, “Different Days,” and although the lyrics have next to nothing to do with what follows I heard his voice s…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Monday links: Real pubs, Southern Beer & under the influence

    Monday links: Real pubs, Southern Beer & under the influence

    BEER AND WINE LINKS 02.12.18 Roger Baylor is returning to the publican game. And he is bringing his opinions. To be honest, I don’t care how much a customer thinks he or she knows following a quick electronic glance at the empty mental calories on…
    - 12 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -

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

  • newHow Do You Take Your Beer? Rogue Introduces Cold Brew 2.0

    How Do You Take Your Beer? Rogue Introduces Cold Brew 2.0

    Rogue infuses its blonde ale with Stumptown Cold Brew Coffee to create Cold Brew 2.0—a combination of coffee and beer where both shine through.The post How Do You Take Your Beer? Rogue Introduces Cold Brew 2.0 appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 7 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newCoronado Brewing Collaborates with Local Artist on Beer Can Art Series

    Coronado Brewing Collaborates with Local Artist on Beer Can Art Series

    Coronado Brewing is announcing a new collaboration, partnering with local artist Kelcey “KFiSH” Fisher on a series of four new beers in 2018. This partnership will kick off the Coronado Art Series, an annual collection of beers featuring custom a…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newEastie Boys NEIPA Can Release Saturday, February 24, 2018

    Eastie Boys NEIPA Can Release Saturday, February 24, 2018

    You waited patiently. This Saturday, your wait is over. Eastie Boys New England Style India Pale Ale. Hazy, with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Double dry hopped with Citra and Mosaic. Juicy tropical aroma and big juicy flavor with restrained hop bit…
    - 13 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • newHops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam

    Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam

    Back for its sixth year, Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam, returns March 24th & 25th to Longmont, Colorado with the support of Winter Park Resort.The post Hops + Handrails Beer Fest & Rail Jam appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 13 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • New Mexico’s Red River Brewing Company is a Family Affair

    New Mexico’s Red River Brewing Company is a Family Affair

    New Mexico's Red River Brewing Company was a dream the Calhoun family hatched over a few beers. And now, in the spring of 2018, it's become a reality.The post New Mexico’s Red River Brewing Company is a Family Affair appeared first on CraftBeer.co…
    - 2 days ago Feb 22, 2018 -
  • The Partner Ships Series 2018: Heavy Seas & Right Proper

    The Partner Ships Series 2018: Heavy Seas & Right Proper

    The Partner Ships Series by Heavy Seas Beer will soon welcome its first collaboration in 2018, a Cafe au Lait Stout brewed with Right Proper Brewing Company of Washington, DC. This very limited, draft only release will be available in late March/earl…
    - 2 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Ludacris’ New Atlanta Restaurant Focuses on Independent Beer

    Ludacris’ New Atlanta Restaurant Focuses on Independent Beer

    Chicken + Beer, a new restaurant at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson Airport co-owned by Ludacris, puts extra emphasis on serving independent craft beer.The post Ludacris’ New Atlanta Restaurant Focuses on Independent Beer appeared first on CraftBeer.…
    - 3 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • Beale’s Brewery Expanding Distribution to Richmond

    Beale’s Brewery Expanding Distribution to Richmond

    Since opening in Bedford, Virginia last June, the brewery has seen the surrounding areas of southwest Virginia embrace both the brand and the approachable, low-ABV beers that Beale’s Brewery offers, including its flagship lager Beale’s Gold.The…
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Marshall Brewing Releases Dunkel Lager in Six Packs

    Marshall Brewing Releases Dunkel Lager in Six Packs

    Tulsa’s first production brewery, Marshall Brewing Company, has released a new year round package, Dunkel Lager. The traditional Munich-style Dunkel Lager has been making its way through distribution across Oklahoma and is expected to become widely…
    - 3 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • De Garde, Jester King, Sante Adairius Elements of Composition

    De Garde, Jester King, Sante Adairius Elements of Composition

    Jester King is thrilled to announce that this Friday, February 23rd at 4pm the brewery will be releasing Elements of Composition Blend 1! Elements of Composition is our collaboration with De Garde Brewing in Tillamook, Oregon and Sante Adairius Rusti…
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • 9 Themed Beer Festivals Worthy of a Beercation

    9 Themed Beer Festivals Worthy of a Beercation

    As small and independent brewing matures so are beer festivals. Organizers are finding creative themes to make their events standout. Check out these themed beer festivals.The post 9 Themed Beer Festivals Worthy of a Beercation appeared first on Cra…
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Houston’s ‘Daisy Chain’ Yeast Experiment Produces Dozens of New Beers

    Houston’s ‘Daisy Chain’ Yeast Experiment Produces Dozens of New Beers

    The Daisy Chain Experiment was an idea born from Hurricane Harvey's impacts on Houston. Southern Star Brewing Co. wanted to do something special to bring the brewing community together.The post Houston’s ‘Daisy Chain’ Yeast Experiment Produces…
    - 4 days ago Feb 20, 2018 -
  • Scofflaw Brewing Sets Goal of $10,000 for F*** Cancer! Event

    Scofflaw Brewing Sets Goal of $10,000 for F*** Cancer! Event

    Scofflaw Brewing Company has brewed a special release of its popular Basement IPA to raise money for cancer research. The one-off, triple-hopped version of Basement IPA featuring Galaxy hops will be on tap and sold in specially labeled F*** Cancer! s…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Independent Breweries & Brewery Leaders Named 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalists

    Independent Breweries & Brewery Leaders Named 2018 James Beard Award Semifinalists

    The annual James Beard Awards seek to recognize leaders in America’s food culture, and several leaders from independent U.S. breweries have been named among this year’s semifinalists. The post Independent Breweries & Brewery Leaders Named 2018 J…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • RiverWalk Brewing Expands Distribution to Maine

    RiverWalk Brewing Expands Distribution to Maine

    RiverWalk Brewing Co. launched distribution in Maine via a new partnership with Mariner Beverages in Portland, ME. They began shipping cans and draft into Maine on February 12.The post RiverWalk Brewing Expands Distribution to Maine appeared first o…
    - 9 days ago Feb 15, 2018 -
  • Pliny the Younger Tapping at Parry’s Pizza

    Pliny the Younger Tapping at Parry’s Pizza

    The famed Pliny the Younger will be tapping at Parry’s Pizzeria & Bar’s Highlands Ranch location (9567 S University Blvd., Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126) on Saturday March 3rd. The post Pliny the Younger Tapping at Parry’s Pizza appeared fir…
    - 9 days ago Feb 15, 2018 -
  • Pairing Great Beer and an Iconic Blues Man During the Cold Weather Months

    Pairing Great Beer and an Iconic Blues Man During the Cold Weather Months

    The late fall and winter months are my favorite times of the year. Cold weather months call for fireplaces, football, cozy craft beers and blues to warm your insides.The post Pairing Great Beer and an Iconic Blues Man During the Cold Weather Months…
    - 9 days ago Feb 15, 2018 -
  • Brewery Finance Launches “Better Beer Now” Initiative

    Brewery Finance Launches “Better Beer Now” Initiative

    Brewery Finance – the nation’s first craft beer-focused equipment lender — is launching a quality improvement program to help America’s brewers quickly and affordably obtain vital testing and quality control equipment. For just $99/month for…
    - 9 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Craft Beer Cellar Announces Rebrand

    Craft Beer Cellar Announces Rebrand

    Craft Beer Cellar, one of the leading Craft Beer retailers in America, has unveiled a new brand identity across all of their physical locations, online platforms, and social media channels.The post Craft Beer Cellar Announces Rebrand appeared first…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Outer Light Brewing Completes Facility Upgrade

    Outer Light Brewing Completes Facility Upgrade

    Outer Light Brewing Company (OLBC) proudly announces the completion of a facility upgrade at its Southeastern Connecticut location. A new canning line has been installed in conjunction with a capacity upgrade that allows for statewide distribution in…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Tampa Mayor Grants Proclamation for Third Annual Florida Craft Beer Day

    Tampa Mayor Grants Proclamation for Third Annual Florida Craft Beer Day

    By proclamation of Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn, breweries from across the state are recognizing Thursday, Feb. 15 2018, as the third annual Florida Craft Beer Day.The post Tampa Mayor Grants Proclamation for Third Annual Florida Craft Beer Day appeared…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Pelican Showcases Pacific NW Fruit as Part of Lone Pelican Small Batch Series

    Pelican Showcases Pacific NW Fruit as Part of Lone Pelican Small Batch Series

    When Pelican Brewing launched the Lone Pelican Small Batch Series its intention was to introduce beers that explore new techniques, ingredients and under-represented styles. As part of that small batch series, Pelican turns its award-winning talents…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Couples Share Advice on Running a Brewery and a Business

    Couples Share Advice on Running a Brewery and a Business

    Being married can be a lot like running a craft brewery— it’s a passionate labor of love that requires time and strong communication. A few brewery couples tell us how they make it work. The post Couples Share Advice on Running a Brewery and a B…
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • Siebel Institute of Technology Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

    Siebel Institute of Technology Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer

    The Chicago-based Siebel Institute of Technology announces the appointment of Christian von der Heide to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer.The post Siebel Institute of Technology Announces New President and Chief Executive Office…
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Maxline Brewing to Expand Taproom and Brewhouse

    Maxline Brewing to Expand Taproom and Brewhouse

    Maxline Brewing is excited to announce that they will be expanding their brewery and tasting room space in the late spring. The family-owned brewery quickly received a warm welcome from the Fort Collins community, and experienced tremendous growth si…
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Cape May Brewing Company Celebrates Eagles’ Win and Settles the Bet

    Cape May Brewing Company Celebrates Eagles’ Win and Settles the Bet

    Cape May Brewing Company is celebrating the Eagles’ recent big win with a celebration in their Tasting Room at 1288 Hornet Road in the Cape May Airport. In the weeks before the big game, the brewery entered into a friendly wager with Massachusetts-…
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Stone Brewing Files Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Over Keystone

    Stone Brewing Files Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Over Keystone

    Stone Brewing Company, an independent brewery out of California, is announcing a lawsuit against MillerCoors for its Keystone Light branding.The post Stone Brewing Files Lawsuit Against MillerCoors Over Keystone appeared first on CraftBeer.com.
    - 11 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -
  • Small Brewers Recreate Beer Recipes Lost to Time

    Small Brewers Recreate Beer Recipes Lost to Time

    Small brewers are restoring lost beer recipes by teaming up with historians, archaeologists, microbiologists and museums to bring styles from another era back to life.The post Small Brewers Recreate Beer Recipes Lost to Time appeared first on CraftB…
    - 12 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -
  • Brewer and Distiller Collaborate to Introduce New Beer Whisky Series

    Brewer and Distiller Collaborate to Introduce New Beer Whisky Series

    Virginia Distillery Company plans to release the first batch of its Brewers Batch Virginia-Highland Whisky this week. Batch #1 was done in collaboration with Three Notch’d Brewing Company, a Central Virginia brewery. The post Brewer and Distiller…
    - 14 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -
  • Creature Comforts to Can Reclaimed Rye Year-Round

    Creature Comforts to Can Reclaimed Rye Year-Round

    Creature Comforts Brewing Company will package its year-round rye amber ale aged on French oak, Reclaimed Rye, in cans for the first time this February. Reclaimed Rye will join Tropicália (IPA), Athena (Berliner Weisse), and Bibo (Pilsner) as the fo…
    - 14 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -

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

  • Working With Percentages – Homebrew Beer Recipes

    Working With Percentages – Homebrew Beer Recipes

    Homebrewing is a great community and one way we share ideas is through recipes. For this post, we thought it would be good to discuss expressing recipes in a way that helps another brewer translate your formulation as closely as possible to what you…
    - 8 days ago Feb 16, 2018 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #25

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #25

    Hey – we got some beer mail filled with homebrewed beer. We get homebrew from time to time, been doing this for a while since this is our homebrew exchange number 25! Let’s see what we have on the menu for this go around. Dessert Porter Tasting N…
    - 14 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -
  • Reiterated Mash Experiment – Russian Imperial Stout

    Reiterated Mash Experiment – Russian Imperial Stout

    Last year, I tried to make a couple of high gravity beers and I wasn’t able to hit my targeted original gravity. You can see some of trials in these previous posts. In an attempt to fix this issue, we tried a reiterated mash experiment with a Russi…
    - 21 days ago Feb 2, 2018 -
  • Comparing Homebrewing Mash Tuns – Plastic Vs. Stainless

    Comparing Homebrewing Mash Tuns – Plastic Vs. Stainless

    I was out of town so Mike took on the challenge of doing a solo post. We are a homebrewing blog so it makes sense every once in a while to profile the equipment we use. When you go from brewing extract kits to all grain recipes, you need a mash tun.…
    - 29 days ago Jan 26, 2018 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #24

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #24

    The most wonderful homebrewing swap club on the internet has another entry, number 24. This time, we get a Red Ale from Kyle from Florida. He brewed a small batch of beer and sent us a bottle to try it out. Take a look below to learn more about how h…
    - 36 days ago Jan 19, 2018 -
  • Comet Hops Profile and Analysis – SMaSH Brew

    Comet Hops Profile and Analysis – SMaSH Brew

    In case you saw Comet hops on the shelf in your local homebrew store or if you saw them on a product page in your favorite homebrew supply website and you didn’t think the descriptors helped you out enough, well, you’re in the right place now. We…
    - 43 days ago Jan 12, 2018 -
  • Starting Off 2018 Right And Setting Some Goals

    Starting Off 2018 Right And Setting Some Goals

    The calendar flipped over from 2017 to 2018 and we recall all the things we did in the past year to set a course for the new one. We talk about all the achievements and the failures and figure out what we would like to do for the next twelve months o…
    - 49 days ago Jan 5, 2018 -
  • Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #23

    Brew Dudes Homebrew Swap – Exchange #23

    We put out a call to other homebrewers to send their beers to us for evaluation and review. Since then, we have had many different beers sent our way. This one is number twenty three of the ongoing series of homebrew swaps. We tasted this Russian Imp…
    - 57 days ago Dec 29, 2017 -
  • Tasting An Aged Braggot – Did It Improve?

    Tasting An Aged Braggot – Did It Improve?

    It is true that some beer does get better with age. When I brewed this braggot three years ago, I thought I had a winner but the end result was a little strange and deemed “yucky”. In this video, we harken back to a time where beer and mead hybri…
    - 64 days ago Dec 22, 2017 -
  • Classic American Cream Ale – An Old Favorite

    Classic American Cream Ale – An Old Favorite

    Brew Dude Mike has brewed a cream ale many times over the past (almost) 20 years. He goes back to his standard recipe and plays around with the water chemistry to make a crisp, refreshing beer. If you have never heard of this style and want to brew a…
    - 71 days ago Dec 15, 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

Instant Pot Sour Ale - Basic Brewing Video - February 19, 2018

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15-Minute All Grain Pale Ale - Basic Brewing Video - January 29, 2018

- 26 days ago Jan 29, 2018 -
At Home with Charlie Papazian - Basic Brewing Video - October 18, 2006

- 30 days ago Jan 24, 2018 -
Lemondrop Golden Ale - Basic Brewing Video - January 15, 2018

- 40 days ago Jan 15, 2018 -
Dry Saison Yeast Experiment - Basic Brewing Video - December 15, 2017

- 71 days ago Dec 15, 2017 -
15-Minute Extract Saison - Basic Brewing Video - November 20, 2017

- 96 days ago Nov 20, 2017 -

BN: Sunday Session

  • The Session: Modern Times Beer
    This week on The Session we welcome Modern Times Beer to the studio! We are joined by Barrel Program Specialist, Alex Williams, and Head of Special Projects, Andrew Schwartz, to talk to us about their employee owned brewery and craft beer. We dive i…
    - 12 days ago Feb 12, 2018 -
  • The Session: Philipsburg Brewing Company
    This week on The Session, we welcome Philipsburg Brewing Company from Philipsburg, MT to the studio! We are joined by Ben Johnson, Head Taproom Brewer, who brought us a TON of beer to taste. We learn about the many different styles they create, as…
    - 15 days ago Feb 9, 2018 -
  • The Session: Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we are very proud to welcome the legendary Sierra Nevada Brewing Company into the studio with us! We are joined by Beer Content Manager Terrence Sullivan and Head Innovative Brewer James Conery. Terrence has a hand in just ab…
    - 26 days ago Jan 29, 2018 -
  • The Session: CSU Fermentation Science
    This week on The Session, Justin travels back to Fort Collins for another live webcast from The Hop Grenade Taproom. Jeffrey Callaway from the Colorado State University Fermentation Science and Technology program joins the show to talk about their pr…
    - 33 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
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    - 33 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
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    - 33 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
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    - 33 days ago Jan 21, 2018 -
  • The Session: Seismic Brewing
    This week on The Session we feature Seismic Brewing Company. Brewmaster Andy Hooper joins us on the show to talk about classic styles of beer and sustainability practices that will lead the future of Craft Beer. Tune in and find out about Seismic\'s…
    - 35 days ago Jan 20, 2018 -
  • The Session 12-18-17 Bissell Brothers Brewing
    Hazy beers are a touchy subject on The Session as of late. Love 'em or hate 'em, someone on this show has an opinion on this crazy movement, and we strive to get to the bottom of it all with Noah Bissell of Bissell Brothers brewing! Noah got his star…
    - 68 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • The Session 12-11-17 Alameda Island Brewing
    Matt Fox, the head brewer and co-owner of Alameda Island Brewing came by the studio for this episode of The Session. A local favorite, Matt is making a name for himself in the Bay Area with well-balanced beers across many styles, which is something o…
    - 75 days ago Dec 11, 2017 -
  • The Session 12-04-17 Purpose Brewing
    The Session is back in Fort Collins this week at The Hop Grenade Taproom! This time we welcome Peter Bouckaert from New Belgium and the all new Purpose Brewing and Cellars. Peter is a legend in the industry and shares his very unique take on beer mak…
    - 82 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 89 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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.…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 12-09-16 21st Amendment Brewery
    The great Shaun "Sully" O'Sullivan from the 21st Amendment Brewery returns to The Session to let us know what's happening in the world of 21A. The Brewcasters get reacquainted with Sully as he describes his latest creations; El Sully, Blah Blah Blah…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 12-12-16 Wildcard Brewing Company
    Jeff Hansen, COO and Co-Founder of Wildcard Brewing Company, and Head Brewery Andy Crocker, join us on The Session this week. Located in Redding, CA. Wildcard is one of Northern California's newest breweries. Jeff and Andy tell us about their brewing…
    - Dec 12, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-21-16 Brulosophy Triangle Test
    Marshal Schott from Brulosophy is back again with another blind triangle test for The Brewcasters. This time Marshall has been very secretive with us so we are not influenced in our blind tasting with too much information. Listen in and see how we do…
    - Nov 21, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-14-16 Flat Tail Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we welcome Dave Marliave from Flat Tail Brewing Company back to the studio to talk about his latest crazy project. Dave and his friends decided to to take a motorcycle ride for six days on the Oregon Back Country Discovery Ro…
    - Nov 14, 2016 -
  • The Session 11-07-16 Akasha Brewing Co.
    This week on The Session we are joined by co-founder and brewmaster Dave Padden from Akasha Brewing Company in Sydney, Australia. Dave made the trek over to the states to be in studio and bring us some fresh beer from Oz. Listen in as we talk hops, b…
    - Nov 7, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-17-16 Altamont Beer Works
    The Session is back this week with Altamont Beer Works from Livermore, CA. Owner and brewer Steve Satori and his Lead Brewer Chris Norberg, along with their new brewer Anna, all join the show to talk about their passion for simple and clean, hop forw…
    - Oct 17, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-10-16 Almanac Brewing
    We welcome local brewery Almanac to The Session, finally! These guys have been turning out some great beers since 2010, and they show no signs of stopping. Jesse Friedman, who is one of the co-founders, and Phil The Barrel Guy made the journey - al…
    - Oct 10, 2016 -
  • The Session 10-03-16 Le Castor
    Daniel Addey-Jibb, co-owner and brewer at Le Castor joins us for The Session on this episode. Located about 40 minutes outside of Montreal, Quebec, Dan and his team brew some really amazing farmhouse beers for those lucky enough to find them. Many…
    - Oct 3, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-26-16 Breakwater and Pohjala Brewing
    It's a weird show today, folks! A great, weird, wonderful show - our longtime friend Phil Lowry came all the way out from England to chat with us about what's going on in the beer scene across the world. Phil has been in the industry for around 20…
    - Sep 26, 2016 -
  • The Session 09-12-16 Shady Oak Barrel House
    Long-time listener and ultimate winner of our long-lamented television show B.Y.O.B. TV, Steve Doty, is our guest for this episode of The Session. In 2014, Steve opened Shady Oak Barrel House in Santa Rosa, and has been producing some of the most sou…
    - Sep 12, 2016 -

BN: Brew Strong

  • Brew Strong – Multiple Brews To Fill A Fermenter
    In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the issues surrounding brewers having to brew multiple batches to fill a single fermenter. Ideally, a brewer would simply have a kettle capacity that matched the fermenter being used. But…
    - 22 days ago Feb 2, 2018 -
  • Brew Strong: Yeast Starters Revisited 12-18-17
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer revisit one of our favorite and most important topics; Yeast Starters. Tune in as our experts take listener questions on all things yeast starters to dispel some of the myths and misco…
    - 68 days ago Dec 18, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Barley Varieties 12-04-17
    Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer discuss barley varieties and their contributions to beer flavor. Our experts take a look at where beer malt flavor comes from, focusing on both the barley itself and the malting proces…
    - 82 days ago Dec 4, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: Craft Beer Q and A 11-20-17
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer are back to answer your questions on all things beer and brewing. Tune in and hear our experts take listener questions and discuss the topics that matter to homebrewers and craft…
    - Nov 6, 2017 -
  • Brew Strong: 10 Things Pro Brewers Should Do 11-06-17
    Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer discuss 10 things every pro brewer should be doing for their beer production. While many of these things cross over into the homebrew world as well, some of them require measurin…
    - Nov 6, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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: 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…
    - 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: 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 01-21-16
    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: 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 -

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

  • 02-22-18 SQZBX Brewery and Pizza Joint
    Brewer Zac Smith likes his beer like he likes his pizza and radio: local. James talks to Zac about his Reinheitsgebot-inspired approach to brewing quaffable session beers.
    - 3 days ago Feb 21, 2018 -
  • 02-15-18 A Year of Red IPA
    Homebrewer Chris McKenzie wanted to perfect a recipe for Red IPA, so he brewed nothing but that style for a whole year. Then, he sent his beer to a competition to see what the judges thought.
    - 10 days ago Feb 14, 2018 -
  • 02-08-18 American Solera
    We visit American Solera in Tulsa, which was named Best New Brewery in the U.S. in 2016 by RateBeer, and talk to founder Chase Healey about hoppy, fruity, and funky beers.
    - 17 days ago Feb 7, 2018 -
  • 02-01-18 John Palmer on NEIPA
    John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today - New England IPA.
    - 24 days ago Jan 31, 2018 -
  • 01-25-18 AHA Update with Gary Glass
    AHA Director Gary Glass updates us on the National Homebrew Competition, HomebrewCon, and who homebrews nowadays.
    - 31 days ago Jan 24, 2018 -
  • 01-18-18 Milk Stout, Autumn Seasonal, and Saison Experiments
    James talks about the results of a trio of split batch experiments using different strains of yeast with homebrewer Joe Covey.
    - 38 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -
  • 01-11-18 Non-Alcoholic Homebrew?
    Homebrewer Brock Masters shares his experiment attempting to remove alcohol from a hoppy homebrew while preserving the freshness of the flavor and aroma.
    - 45 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • 01-04-18 6 O'CLOCK Brews
    Author Peter Symons shares his second book, "6 O'CLOCK Brews: Home Brewing More Old Australian Beers," which includes recipes for historic Australian beers and some of the British imports that influenced them.
    - 52 days ago Jan 3, 2018 -
  • 12-21-17 Brewing Disasters
    James and Steve read stories of woe from listeners as they share brewing disasters from the past year.
    - 66 days ago Dec 20, 2017 -
  • 12-14-17 Tasting Superior Bathhouse Brewery
    We sip beers with Rose Schweikhart of Superior Bathhouse Brewery in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas, and get some tips on brewing some tasty beers.
    - 73 days ago Dec 13, 2017 -
  • 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.
    - 80 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.
    - 87 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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.
    - 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 -

Final Gravity

BeerSmith Blog

  • newAromatic Hop Oils in Beer Brewing – Part 1

    Aromatic Hop Oils in Beer Brewing – Part 1

    This week I take a look at a few of the most significant aromatic hop oils and the role they play in beer. I also found a great link to an interactive chart where you can explore the oil content of many hop varieties. Aromatic Hop Oils Hop oils conta…
    - 7 hours ago Feb 23, 2018 -
  • Mashmaker and Craft Malts with Michael Dawson – BeerSmith Podcast #165

    Mashmaker and Craft Malts with Michael Dawson – BeerSmith Podcast #165

    Michael Dawson joins me to discuss his new book “Mashmaker” as well as the emergence of some unique craft beer malts. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Click and Save As to dow…
    - 11 days ago Feb 13, 2018 -
  • Beer Blending Strategies for Home Brewers

    Beer Blending Strategies for Home Brewers

    This week I take a look at the often overlooked topic of blending two beers either to correct a flawed beer or make a more complex finished beer. Why Blend Your Beers The vast majority of beers are made in a straightforward way – you brew a recipe,…
    - 24 days ago Jan 31, 2018 -
  • Yeast and Beer Flavors with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #164

    Yeast and Beer Flavors with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #164

    Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss how brewing yeast and yeast health affects flavors in beer. 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 m…
    - 29 days ago Jan 26, 2018 -
  • Pressure Fermentation with Chris White, John Blichmann- BeerSmith Podcast #163

    Pressure Fermentation with Chris White, John Blichmann- BeerSmith Podcast #163

    Chris White and John Blichmann join me to discuss their experiments in pressurized fermentation of beer in a quest to produce lager-like beers at room temperature. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the M…
    - 37 days ago Jan 17, 2018 -
  • RIMS and HERMS Brewing with BeerSmith Software

    RIMS and HERMS Brewing with BeerSmith Software

    Today I take a look at how to handle RIMS and HERMS brewing systems in BeerSmith brewing software. I’ve had quite a few people ask me how to incorporate these systems into BeerSmith, so below is a quick overview. What Makes RIMS and HERMS Systems D…
    - 39 days ago Jan 15, 2018 -
  • Brewing Considerations for Very High Gravity Beers

    Brewing Considerations for Very High Gravity Beers

    Brewing high gravity beers like barley wines, tripels, and imperial stouts present some challenges unique to high gravity brewing. This week I provide a few tips and considerations that come into play when brewing high gravity beers. Big Beer Challen…
    - 44 days ago Jan 10, 2018 -
  • The Right Way to Hydrate Dry Yeast for Beer Brewing

    The Right Way to Hydrate Dry Yeast for Beer Brewing

    This week I take a look at the proper method for hydrating dry yeast for beer brewing to maximize your viability and produce a healthy fermentation. Dry Yeast for Home Brewing While dry yeast does not offer quite the selection of liquid yeast, it doe…
    - 51 days ago Jan 4, 2018 -
  • Cream Ale with Curt Stock- BeerSmith Podcast #162

    Cream Ale with Curt Stock- BeerSmith Podcast #162

    Curt Stock joins me this week to discuss brewing the perfect Cream Ale and a little bit about fruit meads. 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 mp3…
    - 58 days ago Dec 27, 2017 -
  • Imperial Yeast and Starters with Owen Lingley, Jess Caudill – BeerSmith Podcast #161

    Imperial Yeast and Starters with Owen Lingley, Jess Caudill – BeerSmith Podcast #161


    - 75 days ago Dec 10, 2017 -
  • Digital Thermometer Options for Beer Brewing

    Digital Thermometer Options for Beer Brewing

    This week I take a look at digital thermometer options to use with your beer brewing system. Digital thermometers currently on the market have a wide temperature range, are inexpensive, very accurate and easy to use. Types of Brewing Thermometers In…
    - 86 days ago Nov 29, 2017 -
  • Belgian Styles with Tomme Arthur from The Lost Abbey – BeerSmith Podcast #160

    Belgian Styles with Tomme Arthur from The Lost Abbey – BeerSmith Podcast #160

    Tomme Arthur, the Director of Operations at The Lost Abbey, joins me this week to discuss Belgian beer styles, producing high end craft beers, sours, barrel aging and more. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Downl…
    - 95 days ago Nov 21, 2017 -
  • Anvil Kettle Strainer Review – Separating Hops and Trub

    Anvil Kettle Strainer Review – Separating Hops and Trub

    This week I take a look at the Anvil Kettle Strainer, which is actually a pretty efficient way to separate your hops and trub from the wort after the boil when beer brewing. The Anvil Kettle Strainer As I covered in an earlier article, I upgraded to…
    - Nov 15, 2017 -
  • Brulosophy Brewing Experiments with Marshall Schott – BeerSmith Podcast #159

    Brulosophy Brewing Experiments with Marshall Schott – BeerSmith Podcast #159

    Marshall Schott from Brulosophy joins me to discuss his ongoing brewing experiments, the Hop Chronicles, Short and Shoddy and his new podcast. Subscribe on iTunes to Audio version or Video version or on Google Play Download the MP3 File – Right Cli…
    - Nov 9, 2017 -
  • 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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…
    - 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 -

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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…
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