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.
03-04-21 - Cider-Graf Malt and Yeast Experiment
Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares his ambitious experiment brewing graf with apple juice along with four malt extracts and five yeast strains.
Mar 2
46 min
02-25-21 - Sugar Creek Malt Sampler
James and Steve sample small batches brewed with specialty malts from Sugar Creek Malt Company – lavender smoke, crystal rye, and bourbon barrel aged chocolate malt.
Feb 23
47 min
02-18-21 - Swedish Hop Sampler
James and Steve taste small batches with Swedish hops sent by listener Marcus: Svalof Mauritz, Korsta and Hulla Norrgard.
Feb 16
58 min
02-11-21 - Sugar Creek Malt Company
Caleb Michalke and John Beal from Sugar Creek Malt Company in Indiana talk about using traditional techniques to create some innovative malts.
Feb 9
48 min
02-04-21 - Wort Tests
Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast walks us through three standard procedures to test the quality of our wort.
Feb 2
47 min
01-28-21 - Yeast Nutrition and Health
Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, addresses some of the factors in keeping yeast happy and healthy in fermentations.
Jan 26
54 min
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
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