Experimental Brewing
Experimental Brewing
Denny Conn, Drew Beechum
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Sit down with Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Experimental Homebrewing and Homebrewing All-Stars as they explore the world of beer and homebrew. Every episode tackles the science of brewing and the art of brewing. Listen and learn how to make and appreciate better beer and how to create even the craziest idea you have. We can't promise that you'll save the world, but we can promise mad science in the pursuit of great beer!
Brew Files - Episode 91 - Scott's Hops, Part 2
The Brew is Out There! e're back with Scott Janish, co founder of Sapwood Cellars and the author of the New IPA. Last time we talked the basics of hop chemistry. Now in this part, we're talking all about survivables, why cold dry hopping works and giving you Scott's keys to make a fruit forward IPA, before we delve into questions from the crowd. Links: Scott Janish - http://scottjanish.com/ The New IPA - https://www.amazon.com/New-IPA-Scientific-Guide-Flavor/dp/0578477866/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+new+IPA&qid=1597216214&sr=8-1 This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalBrew), Twitter (@ExpBrewing) or Instagram (ExperimentalBrewing). Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rs
Oct 1
59 min
Episode 121 - A Wee Cider
We're back! And this time, it's tasting time as Denny drops one of the oddest beers he's known for on Drew's palate - the infamous Wee Shroomy, a Chantrelle infused Wee Heavy. It's rich and fruity and surprising. Drew also tries Denny's pink hued Crabapple cider. All that and the news! Episode Links: Yakima Virtual Hop & Brew School - https://hopandbrewschool.com/ Nature Journal - Alternative Careers - https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02404-3 Aluminium Shortage - https://www.westword.com/restaurants/ska-and-oskar-blues-breweries-find-... Genessee Dry Hop - https://amp.whec.com/articles/genesee-releasing-hoppy-version-of-cream-a... Brett Harder to Kill - http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Quality_Assurance#Viable_But_Nonculturable The Pilspalson Returns - https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/900620/pilpalsion Freya's Gold - https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1019582/freya-s-gold Grainfather G70 - https://grainfather.com/grainfather-g70/ Wee Shroomy Recipe - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/denny/return-wee-shroomy Gotham Central - https://www.comixology.com/Gotham-Central/comics-series/3035?ref=c2VhcmN... Lazarus - https://www.comixology.com/Lazarus/comics-series/10378?ref=c2VhcmNoL2luZ... Floor is Lava - https://www.netflix.com/watch/81189744 Old Guard - https://www.netflix.com/watch/81038963 Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:02:33 Announcements & Feedback 00:14:14 The Pub 00:29:46 The Library 00:39:58 The Brewery 00:57:49 The Lounge - Wee Shroomy & Crapapple Cider 01:30:35 Q&A 01:43:25 Quick Tip & Something Other Than Beer This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Brewing America Craftmeister Jaded Brewing Mecca Grade Estate Malt Wyeast Labs YCH Hops Interested in helping Denny and Drew with the IGOR program (aka help us run experiments!) - contact them at igor@experimentalbrew.com. We want more Citizen Science! In the meanwhile, subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalHomebrewing) or Twitter (@ExpBrewing). If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimntalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
Sep 15
1 hr 49 min
Brew Files - Episode 90 - Scott's Hops, Part 1
The Brew is Out There! In this first part of America's favorite topic, Drew talks with Scott Janish about his fascination with the leafy green beer herb and the newly emerging (and sometimes forgotten) science of hops. (and where to find more information for yourself!) Links: Scott Janish - http://scottjanish.com/ The New IPA - https://www.amazon.com/New-IPA-Scientific-Guide-Flavor/dp/0578477866/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+new+IPA&qid=1597216214&sr=8-1 American Society of Brewing Chemists - https://www.asbcnet.org/ Brewing Science Institute - https://www.brewingscience.com/ Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.com/ This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalBrew), Twitter (@ExpBrewing) or Instagram (ExperimentalBrewing). Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rs
Aug 12
40 min
Episode 120 - The Answer is Brewing in the Wind
We're back! And as is always the case for the 12th show of a cycle, we make like Carnac the Magnificent by way of the Tappet Brothers. We've got a whole field of q's to run through, so let's get to it! (And don't forget you can always give us more info and ask us more questions at podcast@expreimentalbrew.com!) Episode Links: Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:02:19 Announcements & Feedback 00:11:28 Hops Questions 00:21:27 Ingredients Questions 00:41:54 Mash Questions 00:53:42 Process Questions 01:23:25 Yeast Questions 01:46:50 Miscellaneous This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Brewing America Craftmeister Jaded Brewing Mecca Grade Estate Malt Wyeast Labs YCH Hops Interested in helping Denny and Drew with the IGOR program (aka help us run experiments!) - contact them at igor@experimentalbrew.com. We want more Citizen Science! In the meanwhile, subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalHomebrewing) or Twitter (@ExpBrewing). If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimntalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
Aug 5
2 hr 1 min
Brew Files - Episode 89 - Milk The Funk
The Brew is Out There! Many of the lessons that we learn as brewers, particularly as homebrewers, are of the "eh, this is the way it's been done historically". And it feels like that's truer nowhere else but in mixed culture brewing. The gang at Milk the Funk are trying to bring the science to sour beer and you can witness the awe inspiring efforts behind their wiki. We're talking to Dan Pixley, the primary maintainer of the Wiki, about things he's learned and been surprised about over the years! Links: Milk the Funk: http://www.milkthefunk.com/ This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalBrew), Twitter (@ExpBrewing) or Instagram (ExperimentalBrewing). Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
Jul 23
52 min
Episode 119 - A Whole Bunch of Brewing
As we prep for the online version of HomeBrewCon, it's time for Denny and Drew to sit down and talk the results of their various brewing projects and new brewing toys and things for you to watch/listen to! Any fails? Any great successes? You'll just have to listen! And don't forget to join us online for HomeBrewCon! Episode Links: HomeBrewCon Online - https://www.homebrewcon.org/ TTB Circular Changes Due to COVID - https://www.ttb.gov/industry-circulars/ttb-industry-circular-2020-3 Portland Brewers Market - https://www.newschoolbeer.com/2020/05/drive-thru-brewers-market-to-kicko... Jester King COVID Changes - https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/01/business/jester-king-brewery-coronavirus-... Counterfeit Cantillon - https://punchdrink.com/articles/covet-counterfeit-brasserie-cantillon-la... Charlie P in the Smithsonian - https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/charlie-papazian-sparked-ame... Escarpment Labs YouTube Series - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEyCSmOUfkp_QPH1PClAxVQ Beer And Brewing Rethinking Farmhouse Ales - https://beerandbrewing.com/amp/more-roads-rethinking-farmhouse-ales/ Becker Invert Syrups - https://www.homebrewing.org/Beckers-Inverted-Brewing-Sugars--3-lbs--Invert-1_p_10334.html Lallemand Philly Sour - https://www.lallemandbrewing.com/en/australia/product-details/wildbrew-philly-sour/ Time Team - https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/B07QB9HVRP/ref=atv_dp_share_cu_r This Old House Streaming - https://www.thisoldhouse.com/pages/streaming-app Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:02:46 Announcements & Feedback 00:13:57 The Pub 00:34:19 The Library 00:42:36 The Brewery 01:00:13 Quick Tip & Something Other Than Beer This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Brewing America Craftmeister Jaded Brewing Mecca Grade Estate Malt Wyeast Labs YCH Hops Interested in helping Denny and Drew with the IGOR program (aka help us run experiments!) - contact them at igor@experimentalbrew.com. We want more Citizen Science! In the meanwhile, subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalHomebrewing) or Twitter (@ExpBrewing). If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimntalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
Jun 17
1 hr 7 min
Brew Files - Episode 88 -  Julian's IPAs
The Brew is Out There! Julian Shrago has made a name for himself as he transitioned from award winning homebrewer to award winning brewer at Beachwood Brewing. A big portion of that reputation has been built on a broad swath of well crafted beers, particularly his IPA's. What makes Julian's IPAs his? Sit back and listen! Links: Beachwood Brewing Company (now shipping in CA!): http://beachwoodbrewing.com/ This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalBrew), Twitter (@ExpBrewing) or Instagram (ExperimentalBrewing). Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
May 28
54 min
Episode 118 - The New Squad
While everything else is in turmoil - the AHA membership elected 5 new members to the Governing Committee. Drew sits down and talks with Amy, Annie, Cassie, Chris and Gail about what makes them tick as homebrewers. We also talk with Gary Glass, who might need to be promoted to co-host, about the online version of HomebrewCon now that we know Nashville can't happen (yet!) Episode Links: Monday Night's Re-Opening Survey - https://mondaynightbrewing.com/survey-results-what-do-taproom-visitors-e... Is Mild Coming Back - https://vinepair.com/articles/britains-dark-mild-beer-style-is-making-a-... South Africa's Warning About "Home Brewing" (boy did they mess this up) - https://www.iol.co.za/lifestyle/food-drink/drink/brewing-your-own-beer-b... HomeBrewCon Online - https://www.homebrewcon.org/ Margaret Glaspy "Stay With Me" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asz293P84R4 "Gideon the Ninth" by Tamsyn Muir - https://www.amazon.com/Gideon-Ninth-Tamsyn-Muir-ebook/dp/B07J6HWLPR/ Not One More Vet - http://www.nomv.org/ Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:02:52 Announcements & Feedback 00:09:39 The Pub 00:37:07 The Brewery 00:50:27 The Lounge - The New Squad 01:25:35 Q&A 01:38:15 Quick Tip & Something Other Than Beer This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Brewing America Craftmeister Jaded Brewing Mecca Grade Estate Malt Wyeast Labs YCH Hops Interested in helping Denny and Drew with the IGOR program (aka help us run experiments!) - contact them at igor@experimentalbrew.com. We want more Citizen Science! In the meanwhile, subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalHomebrewing) or Twitter (@ExpBrewing). If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimntalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
May 15
1 hr 45 min
Brew Files - Episode 87 - Crafty Guile Brewing
The Brew is Out There! Peter just can't stop writing about beer! Inspired by a Proustian recollection of his Cornish youth, his third book - Guile Brews - explores the endlessly fascinating process of Guile (or Gyle) Brewing. It's not nearly as simple as we're usually taught! Listen to hear some of the tricks and the reasons for doing Guile brewing and pick up Peter's book! Links: Peter's Lulu Books: https://www.lulu.com/search?contributor=Peter+Symons Unholy Mess Invert Method: http://www.unholymess.com/blog/beer-brewing-info/making-brewers-invert This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalBrew), Twitter (@ExpBrewing) or Instagram (ExperimentalBrewing). Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
May 7
50 min
Episode 117 - Virtually Brewing Big
It's time to get our Big Brew on - separately, naturally. We're talking with Gary Glass from the AHA about this year's brewing holiday and how we can all celebrate our hobby! And of course we're talking brewing and news, so sit down and grab a beer! Episode Links: BA's Craft Beer Numbers - https://www.brewersassociation.org/brewing-industry-updates/coronavirus-... Other Half's "All Together" IPA Project - https://alltogether.beer/ 10 "Lost" Apple Varieties Discovered - https://time.com/5821187/extinct-pioneer-apples-found-orchards/ AHA Big Brew Day - https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/aha-events/national-homebrew-day/ Some Good News - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOe_y6KKvS3PdIfb9q9pGug Not One More Vet - http://www.nomv.org/ Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:02:37 Announcements & Feedback 00:11:28 The Pub 00:25:23 The Brewery - A New Dry Hop Technique 00:41:39 The Lounge - STA1-Saison - Kara Taylor 01:07:42 Q&A 01:18:44 Quick Tip & Something Other Than Beer This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Brewing America Craftmeister Jaded Brewing Mecca Grade Estate Malt Wyeast Labs YCH Hops Interested in helping Denny and Drew with the IGOR program (aka help us run experiments!) - contact them at igor@experimentalbrew.com. We want more Citizen Science! In the meanwhile, subscribe via your favorite podcasting service (iTunes, etc). Like our podcast, review it - talk it up! If you have comments, feedbacks, harassments, etc, feel free to drop us a line at podcast@experimentalbrew.com. Follow us on Facebook (ExperimentalHomebrewing) or Twitter (@ExpBrewing). If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimntalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss
Apr 27
1 hr 25 min
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