Basic Brewing Radio
Basic Brewing Radio
James Spencer
Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly chat about homebrewing - brewing the best beer and mead in the world in your own home.
01-21-21 - Man Made Mead Myths
Garrett from the Man Made Mead YouTube channel walks us through four experiments he's done challenging traditional wisdom in brewing meads.
Jan 19
45 min
01-14-21 - Gezellig Brewing Company
James talks with Grant Heuer, Lucas Greta and Betsy Duffy from Gezellig Brewing in Newton, Iowa, about their recent extremely sucessful competition performance.
Jan 12
52 min
01-07-21 - Hop Sampler - Amarillo, Hallertau Mittelfruh Blend
James and Steve taste individual examples and a blend of a traditional European hop and a relatively new American one.
Jan 5
46 min
12-31-20 2020 Brewing Disasters
James and Steve round out a disastrous year with two full hours of brewing disaster letters from listeners.
Dec 29, 2020
1 hr 59 min
12-17-20 Decocting Munich Dunkel
Glenn Cole, brewer at Hofbrauhaus in St. Louis, takes us through the elaborate decoction process he uses to brew Dunkel.
Dec 15, 2020
45 min
12-10-20 Dream Homebrewing Space
Homebrewer Matt Giovanisci talks about living the dream of turning a spare garage into a perfect spot to brew.
Dec 8, 2020
46 min
12-03-20 New Zealand Rye Wit
Longtime listener Greig McGill of Brewaucracy in Hamilton, New Zealand, collaborates with James on a deliciously hoppy low-gravity rye and wheat beer.
Dec 1, 2020
51 min
11-19-20 Malt Sampler - Midnight Wheat, Black Prinz, Black Patent
James and Steve sample three dark beers made with malts designed to contribute color over roastiness.
Nov 17, 2020
43 min
11-12-20 Tej Ethiopian Mead
Homebrewer Bruce Hanley shares his version of a traditional Ethiopian mead made of honey with gesho leaves and stems.
Nov 10, 2020
43 min
11-05-20 Malt Vinegar
Amahl Turczyn, author of A Year of Good Beer - a page-a-day calendar, joins us to talk about the process of turning beer in to vinegar.
Nov 3, 2020
35 min
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