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April 7, 2020
Brewing isn't the cheapest hobby, and one way brewers can save some money is by harvesting yeast that was previously used to ferment one beer and pitching it into a new batch of wort. When doing this, it's often recommended not to harvest from a high OG beer. In this episode, contributor Andy Carter joins Marshall to discuss reusing yeast, the purported concerns with harvesting from a high OG beer, and the result of an xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Reusing Yeast From High OG Ale xBmt
March 31, 2020
Over the last few years, the numbers of homebrewers opting to use electricity as their energy source has rapidly grown. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to discuss their experiences with electric brewing. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | BräuSupply 120v Unibräu V3 Review Clawhammer Supply 120v eBIAB Review Ss Brewtech 1V Review Grainfather Review Brew Hardware HotRod Heat Stick Review
March 24, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the beer and brewing industry. In this brief message, Marshall talks about some things we can all do to help during these trying times. Sponsor Brülosophy by becoming a Patron today! Use our affiliate links to do your online shopping. Show some love to all of our current sponsors: Imperial YeastYakima Valley Hops The Brew Bag Atlantic Brew Supply JaDeD Brewing Spike Brewing Exchilerator Grainfather Music: We're All In This Together | Old Crow Medicine Show
March 17, 2020
The easiest and presumably most common method for adding spices to beer involves tossing them directly in at some point in the process, usually during the boil and/or fermentation. However, this method is believed by some to be a bit haphazard, leaving little room for controlling the pungency of the spice character, which has led to the use of alternative approaches. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe joins Marshall to talk about the use of tinctures in brewing and discuss the results of an xBmt on the subject. | Relevant Article | Spice Tincture xBmt The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
March 10, 2020
We made it to our 130th episode, which means it's time for another Brü & A! Contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to respond to a bunch of listener submitted questions on various topics. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
March 3, 2020
In this Brü's Views episode, contributor Cade Jobe joins Marshall to chat unabashedly about their opinions on beer evaluation and judging. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
February 25, 2020
In December 2019, Patrons of Brülosophy spent over an hour with Chip Walton of Chop & Brew, during which Chip talked about his experience in Norway, answered questions about various brewing topics, and told the story of his first time meeting Marshall, among other things. While these livecasts are typically only available to Brülosophy Patrons, Chip agreed to let me share his session with all of our listeners. To learn how you can be a part of future Q&A livecasts as well as receive other cool rewards for your support, check out the Brülosophy Patreon page now!  The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
February 18, 2020
Cold crashing is a relatively simple method brewers use to clarify beer prior to packaging. Yeast being the living organism it is, it's often recommended the temperature of beer be gently reduced over the course of a few days when cold crashing. In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to talk about the impact of crashing speed and the results of an interesting xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Cold Crashing Speed xBmt
February 11, 2020
As a relatively new style, British Golden Ale was inspired by the rise in popularity of fizzy yellow lager, though due to the heavier handed hopping rates it often gets compared to American Pale Ale. Crisp, refreshing, and endlessly crushable, contributor Matt Del Fiacco is a huge fan of this style and recently brewed one up using a number of corner-cutting methods. In this episode, Matt joins Marshall to talk about British Golden Ale as well as the results of his Short & Shoddy batch. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Short & Shoddy British Golden Ale
February 4, 2020
Being a living organism, yeast requires nutrients in order to ferment healthily. While many nutrients are naturally present in wort, others are deficient, which is why some brewers choose to add some themselves. In this episode, Marshall sits down with contributor Cade Jobe to discuss the various types of yeast nutrients, how they're purported to impact beer, and the results of an xBmt on the subject.  The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Impact Of Yeast Nutrient In Beer xBmt
January 28, 2020
Traditionally, lager beers are fermented cool then stored for a fairly long amount of time, which is believed to be an important component to creating the proper characteristics. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe joins Marshall to discuss their experiences using various lager fermentation methods, from traditional to the most blasphemous.  *Audio fixed* The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Quick Lager Method
January 21, 2020
Yeast pitch rate is believed by many to be one of the most important aspects of making good beer, and for the most part, this requires propagation in a starter. However, when fermenting with Kveik, some have claimed underpitching leads to the production of more desirable characteristics. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to talk about pitch rate when using Kveik and the results of an xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Yeast Pitch Rate: Impact Of Underpitching Kveik xBmt
January 14, 2020
Hazy IPA has taken the beer and brewing world by storm, and along with it has come a bunch of strongly held opinions. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall sits down with Marshall to discuss the history of New England and share their unabashed opinions about this novel style. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
January 7, 2020
Aroma is one of the first things noticed when enjoying a beer. Brewers of hoppy beers have long sought to pack as much flavor and aroma into their product, which they try to protect by whatever means necessary. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall joins discuss the method of purging a keg's headspace after packaging and the results of an interesting xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Impact Of Purging Keg Headspace with CO2 xBmt
December 23, 2019
We made it to episode 120, which means it's time for another Brü & A! Contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to respond to host of listener submitted questions on various topics, from brewing methods to how much we actually drink. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
December 17, 2019
Similar in many ways to the cans that line American liquor store shelves, International Pale Lager is a style many view as difficult to brew because it leaves so little to hide behind. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to talk about this easy drinking style as well as a batch brewed Short & Shoddy style. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Short & Shoddy International Pale Lager: http://brulosophy.com/2019/08/22/short-shoddy-international-pale-lager
December 10, 2019
Using gelatin to aid the clarification of beer has become quite common, as it's simple and generally quite effective. One issue when it comes to fining with gelatin is that the process of adding it can expose the fermented beer to oxidation. In this episode, we discuss the recommendation to add gelatin to chilled beer and the results of an xBmt on adding gelatin at yeast pitch. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Adding Gelatin At Cold Crash vs. Yeast Pitch xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2019/08/19/the-gelatin-effect-adding-gelatin-at-cold-crash-vs-yeast-pitch-exbeeriment-results/
December 3, 2019
Of the many process concerns voiced by all-grain brewers, one of the most common has to do with either low or inconsistent efficiency. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe sits down with Marshall to talk about their experiences dealing with efficiency issues and discussing things they've done to make things better. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | 6 Tips For Dealing With Efficiency Issues: http://brulosophy.com/2015/09/10/6-tips-for-dealing-with-efficiency-problems/
November 26, 2019
Uncommonly used in the production of craft beer, rice has been used in brewing for a long time, most recognizably as an adjunct in macro American lager. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to chat about the use of rice in the brewing process as well as the results of an interesting xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Flaked Rice xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2019/07/01/the-flaked-rice-effect-exbeeriment-results/
November 19, 2019
A couple weeks ago, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco spent about an hour taking questions from Patrons. These private Q&A sessions occur on a monthly basis and past guests have included folks like Russian River's Vinnie Cilurzo, Dr. Charlie Bamforth, John Palmer, The Alchemist's John Kimmich, and Gordon Strong, to name a few. To learn how to get involved as well as about all the other rewards you can receive for helping us bring you this show, visit PATREON.COM/BRULOSOPHY now! The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
November 12, 2019
Brülosophy started in early 2014 and fairly quickly grew from a small blog with infrequent posts to a website with multiple articles published per week as well as a weekly podcast. Over the years, we've received our fair share of criticism about various things people think we're doing wrong. In this Brü's Views episode, long-time contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to address some of the more common criticisms in an unabashed and honest way. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
November 5, 2019
Freshness of ingredients if often touted as being key to producing quality beer, and when it comes to malt, it's widely believed it should be used as soon after it's crushed as possible. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe joins Marshall to discuss the impact milling has on malt as well as the results of a fascinating xBmt where a beer was made with malt milled 6 months prior to being used. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Impact Of Age On Crushed Malt xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2018/10/29/the-impact-of-age-on-crushed-malt-exbeeriment-results/
October 29, 2019
California Common is known to be one of the first truly American styles of beer that was purportedly consumed in large quantities by hopeful folks during the California Gold Rush. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss this great style as well as how a version brewed using Short & Shoddy methods turned out. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Short & Shoddy California Common: http://brulosophy.com/2019/03/07/short-shoddy-california-common/
October 22, 2019
Malt extracts are used for various reasons, primarily as a way for new brewers to make beer with having to perform the mash step. When it comes to malt extract, there exist liquid and dry versions, and some hold strong opinions about which is best. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe digs into malt extracts with Marshall before chatting about the results of an xBmt comparing liquid and dry versions. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Liquid Malt Extract vs. Dry Malt Extract xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2019/05/27/liquid-malt-extract-lme-vs-dry-malt-extract-dme-exbeeriment-results/
October 15, 2019
We made it to episode 110, which means it's time for another Brü & A! While visiting Yakima, WA for hop harvest, Marshall, Brian, and Jake sat down with some friends to answer listener questions while doing a little imbibing. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
October 8, 2019
Dry hopping is a method brewers use to impart hoppy beers like IPA with heaps of hop aroma. While this is commonly done in a single dose, some claim that by making two separate dry hop durations, they get even more desirable hop character in their beer. In this episode, Marshall is joined by Brülosophy contributors Brian Hall and Jake Huolihan as well as professional brewer, Nate Cooper, of Yakima's Wandering Hop Brewery to discuss the double dry hop method and results from an xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Double Dry Hop xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2015/05/04/single-vs-double-dry-hop-exbeeriment-results/
October 1, 2019
Making beer with “wet” hops fresh from the field prior to being dried is an annual tradition for brewers in hop growing regions, as well as many green-thumb homebrewers. Recorded live from Yakima Valley Hops during hop harvest 2020, Marshall, Brian, and Jake sit down with professional Yakima brewer, Nate Cooper, from Wandering Hop Brewery and The Late Addition podcast’s Kaleb Schwecke to chat about brewing wet hop beers. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Brü It Yourself Wet Hop Ale: http://brulosophy.com/2018/12/06/bru-it-yourself-wet-hop-ipa/
September 17, 2019
As brewers of hoppy IPA are well aware, adding hops to fermented beer, aka dry hopping, is known to be the best way to impart heaps of delectable hop character. While it's commonly believed that "more is better," researchers from Oregon State University performed a study that called this idea into question. In this episode, Marshall sits down with contributor Cade Jobe to talk about Dr. Tom Shellhammer's findings suggesting there is a point of diminishing returns when it comes to dry hopping, as well as the results of a Brülosophy xBmt on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Articles | Dry Hop Saturation Point xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2019/06/24/investigating-the-dry-hop-saturation-point-exbeeriment-results/ Surprising Science Of Dry Hopping by Pat Woodward: http://brulosophy.com/2019/02/21/the-surprising-science-of-dry-hopping-lessons-from-tom-shellhammer/
September 10, 2019
In the worlds of craft beer and homebrewing, it's common to view "Big Beer," those massive corporations known for making the most popular backyard BBQ quaffers on the planet, as the epitome of evil. In this episode, Marshall is joined by contributor Matt Del Fiacco as well as his brother-in-law, Joe Schmidt, to share their opinions on Big Beer in general. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
September 3, 2019
It’s commonly believed that kettle trub, the protein-rich gunk that falls to the bottom of the kettle post-boil. should be separated from the wort. In this episode, contributor Cade Jobe joins Marshall to discuss the impact fermenting a pale lager with high amounts of kettle trub has. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today. | Relevant Article | Impact Of Kettle Trub On Pale Lager xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2018/03/26/kettle-trub-pt-3-the-impact-of-age-in-a-cool-fermented-lager-exbeeriment-results/
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