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October 1, 2019
John Palmer and Stan Hieronymus join me this week for a special episode #200 beer brewing question and answer session. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
September 27, 2019
John Blichmann joins me this week to discuss the business aspects of starting a small craft brewery. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
August 28, 2019
Robert Keifer joins us from Divine Sciences Brewing this week to discuss gluten free beer brewing recipe design. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog at http://beersmith.com/blog
August 13, 2019
Michael Fairbrother and Berniece Van Der Berg from Moonlight Meadery join me this week to discuss mead. You can find additional episodes and show note on my blog here.
July 31, 2019
Tomme Arthur from The Lost Abbey joins me to discuss experiences the last 13 years building and running his craft brewery. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
July 24, 2019
This week Denny Conn and Drew Beechum join me to discuss their new book Simple Homebrewing. The book is focused on making home brewing simple and fun again. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
June 15, 2019
This week Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and brewmaster at New Realm Brewing joins me to discuss new India Pale Ale beer styles. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
May 29, 2019
This week Gary Glass, Director of the American Homebrewers Association, joins me to discuss HomebrewCon and the state of home brewing. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
May 22, 2019
Mika Laitinen joins me this week to discuss his new book Viking Age Brew about ancient farmhouse brewing techniques including Sahti beer. You can view additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
April 29, 2019
Michael Tonsmeire joins me to discuss his experience starting a new brewery called Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Maryland. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
April 22, 2019
This week Dr Chris White from White labs joins me to discuss the yeast life cycle and fermentation in beer. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog at http://beersmith.com/blog
March 16, 2019
Stan Hieronymus joins me to discuss cutting edge hop research, hop creep, New England IPAs and unique farmhouse ales. You can find shoe notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
February 24, 2019
John Palmer, the author of the book How to Brew joins me this week to discuss beer recipe design. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
February 17, 2019
Rick Theiner, maker of the Eco-Logic series of cleaners joins me this week to discuss cleaning and sanitation for beer brewing. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
January 25, 2019
Dr Jamie Sherman and Jen Blair join me to discuss the Craft Malster’s Guild, their upcoming conference and the craft malt industry in general. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
January 7, 2019
Kyle and Greg Stelzer join me from 24 Hour Hops where they are growing hops year-round in greenhouses in Arizona and providing wet hops to home brewers! You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
December 21, 2018
Dr Charles Bamforth joins me to discuss ensuring quality in beer and how it applies to both professional and home brewing. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
December 15, 2018
This week John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins me to discuss gas burners and electric heating elements for beer brewing. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
November 29, 2018
This week Randy Mosher joins me to discuss cutting edge research into beer sensory perception and how our brain uniquely perceives and distorts the flavor, aroma and taste of beer. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
November 9, 2018
This week John Holl joins me to discuss the Craft Beer revolution and also his new book “Drink Beer, Think Beer”. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
October 30, 2018
This week Conner Trebour joins me to discuss making pumpkin beer for the Fall as well as holiday ale for the upcoming winter holidays. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
October 12, 2018
This week Jake Keeler joins me to discuss the state of the US homebrewing industry and this year’s industry survey as well as how to make homebrewing fun again! You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
September 28, 2018
This week Gordon Strong joins me to discuss the new provisional BJCP beer styles including New England IPA, Burton Ale and Catharina Sours along with his travels in South America. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
September 14, 2018
This week Chris Graham from MoreBeer joins me to discuss the wide variety of new fermenter options available to home brewers including everything from a simple bucket to a temperature controlled stainless conical. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
August 30, 2018
This week Ron Pattinson joins me to discuss his new book called “Austerity!” about British brewing in the post World War II period from roughly 1945 through the 1960’s. Ron shares with us how breweries copied with many shortages in the post-war period. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
August 8, 2018
This week Steve Piatz joins me to discuss how to make a low gravity session mead including mead nutrients, backsweetening and how to spice or accent your mead.  Using modern techniques, you can make a great session mead in as little as a few weeks. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
July 22, 2018
Mirella Amato joins me this week to discuss the BJCP beer judge program as well as developing skills as a beer judge to improve your homebrewing. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
June 26, 2018
Sean Paxton joins me this week to talk about beer and food pairings including hot sauce, BBQ and beer flavors in food. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
June 21, 2018
Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss cutting edge research into the role hop thiols play in creating fruity, tropical IPA flavors in beer. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
May 31, 2018
Robert Keifer joins me to discuss brewing using gluten free grains including rice, mullet, sorghum, quinoa, and buckwheat.  Gluten free brewing has expanded greatly the last few years to aid those who may be sensitive to gluten in beer. You can find additional podcasts and show notes for this episode here on my blog.
May 18, 2018
Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting and Lindsay Barr from New Belgium join me to discuss recent advances in malt sensory analysis for beer brewing. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
April 24, 2018
Randy Mosher, author of several top beer brewing books joins me to talk about hop biotransformations that occur during active fermentation as well as New England IPAs. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
March 31, 2018
John Palmer, author of “How to Brew” joins me to discuss the beer maturation process and the critical role that yeast play in beer maturation.  We also discuss methods to speed up the maturation process. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
March 9, 2018
Mitch Steele joins me to discuss the best use of a wide variety of hop products including whole hops, pellet hops, wet hops, hop extracts, hop oils and more. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
February 26, 2018
Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss the New England India Pale Ale style along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
February 13, 2018
Michael Dawson joins me to discuss his new book “Mashmaker” as well as the emergence of some unique craft beer malts. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
January 26, 2018
Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss how brewing yeast and yeast health affects flavors in beer. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
January 17, 2018
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
December 27, 2017
Curt Stock joins me this week to discuss brewing the perfect Cream Ale and a little bit about fruit meads. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
December 10, 2017
Owen Lingley and Jess Caudill from Imperial Yeast join me this week to discuss brewing yeast, yeast starters, pitch rates, and caring for your beer yeast. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
November 21, 2017
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
November 9, 2017
Marshall Schott from Brulosophy joins me to discuss his ongoing brewing experiments, the Hop Chronicles, Short and Shoddy and his new podcast. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
October 24, 2017
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
October 12, 2017
Sean Johnson joins me from the Brewing Science Lab at the University of Northern Colorado to discuss brewing the perfect Porter or Stout. You can find show notes and additional episodes here on the BeerSmith blog.
September 27, 2017
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. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
September 6, 2017
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
August 10, 2017
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
August 1, 2017
Dr Patrick McGovern, Director of Biomolecular Archeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum joins me this week to discuss research into ancient fermented beverages. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
July 10, 2017
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. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
June 26, 2017
John Blichmann, founder of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss setting up an indoor electric brewery at home. We discuss electrical, ventilation and water requirements. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
June 8, 2017
Steve Piatz, the author of “The Complete Guide to Making Mead” and 2008 mead maker of the year joins me this week to discuss making the perfect mead, melomel, pyment or cyser. You can find show notes and additional episodes on the BeerSmith blog here.
May 30, 2017
Michael Tonsmeire the author of “American Sour Beers” joins me this week to discuss aging beer in barrels as well as how to barrel age sour beers. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.
May 15, 2017
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. You can find additional show notes and episodes on my blog here.
April 21, 2017
Mitch Steele, author of the IPA book and former brewmaster at Stone Brewing joins me this week to discuss recent trends in India Pale Ale and the craft IPA revolution. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
April 13, 2017
This week Randy Mosher joins me to discuss the second edition of his book “Tasting Beer” as well as sensory evaluation of beer, aroma, judging beer and more. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
March 28, 2017
Sean Paxton, aka “The Homebrew Chef” joins me this week to discuss the pairing of beer and food and how he plans entire multi-course meals around various beers. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
March 10, 2017
Jesse Kaiss and Danny Buswell from Dark Cloud Malt House join me this week to discuss their experiences starting up a small local malt house.  Jesse and Danny are malting their own barley and selling it locally in central Maryland. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
February 22, 2017
This week Ken Schramm from Schramm’s Meadery joins me to discuss big sweet fruity meads and melomels.  Ken is a founder of the Mazer Cup, author of the book The Compleat Meadmaker, nationally award winning mead maker, and founder of Schramm’s Meadery near Detroit. You can find show notes and additional episodes on the blog here.
February 9, 2017
Dr Charlie Bamforth joins me this week to discuss clarity and haze in beer as well as steps you can take to improve clarity through finings, conditioning and brewing techniques. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
January 27, 2017
Rory Lawton joins me from Berlin, Germany to discuss the tradition of the German Purity Law or “Reinheitsgebot” and some very controversial efforts to challenge it.  Along the way we discuss the history of the law, how it has evolved and how it affects brewing in Germany. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
January 6, 2017
Chris Graham, President at MoreBeer joins me to talk about large all grain beer brewing equipment for home brewers. Chris and I discuss RIMS and HERMS systems, pumps, chillers and more. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
December 22, 2016
Matt Brynildson, the Brewmaster for Firestone Walker and five time GABF brewer of the year joins me this week to discuss hops and brewing Firestone Walker’s beers. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.
December 7, 2016
Michael Fairbrother, the founder of Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss how to make Braggot which is a combination of beer and mead made from both honey and barley grain. You can find show notes and additional episodes on the BeerSmith blog here.
November 18, 2016
Stan Hieronymus joins me this week to discuss his new book “Brewing Local – American Grown Beer” which includes a history of brewing distinctly American beers and local ingredients. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
November 1, 2016
Drew Beechum joins me to talk about experimental homebrewing, his new book Homebrew All Stars, the launch of his podcast, saisons and more in this week’s podcast. You can find show notes and additional episodes here on the BeerSmith blog.
October 19, 2016
John Mallet, Director of Operations at Bell’s Brewery and Andrea Stanley from Valley Malting join me to have a discussion about craft malt houses, malt and how small malt and hop houses are changing the face of craft beer. You can find show notes and additional episodes here.
October 1, 2016
Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewers Association joins me this week to discuss the Great American Beer Festival, Brew Guru, Pro-Am Beer Competition, homebrew laws, new hop products and more. You can find additional show notes and episodes here.
September 14, 2016
Ron Pattinson joins me this week to discuss the surprisingly complex history of Scottish beer brewing.  We learn that Scotland had a rich and complex history brewing a wide variety of beers both for internal consumption and export. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
August 25, 2016
Marshall Schott, author of the Brulosophy blog joins me this week to discuss some of the innovative experiments he and others are doing comparing home brewing techniques and ingredients.  This is one episode you don’t want to miss! You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
August 13, 2016
Dr Chris White, the President of White labs joins me this week to discuss an ongoing collaboration to unlock the genetic code of yeast.  Chris has been working with scientists around the world to categorize various types of yeast and tie their genetic codes to yeast traits. You can view the full episode with show notes here.
July 27, 2016
Gordon Strong, President of the Beer Judge Certification Program, joins me this week to discuss Modern Homebrew Recipes and his philosophy for designing beer recipes.  Gordon provides a unique perspective on how he creates award winning beer recipes. You can find show notes for this episode here.
July 7, 2016
William Brennand and Stefan Occhi from the University of Nottingham in the UK join me this week to discuss their Master’s level brewing project called “zerogravity”.  They are part of a team brewing at a commercial level as a capstone project for their degrees. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
June 26, 2016
John Palmer joins me this week to discuss beer brewing yeast, the yeast life cycle and his upcoming new edition of “How to Brew” in a show recorded from the Homebrew Con 2016 show floor in Baltimore. You can find additional episodes and show notes here.
June 7, 2016
This week it is an honor to host Peter Bouckaert, the brewmaster at New Belgium Brewing to discuss his new book Wood and Beer.  Peter has been at New Belgium for over 20 years, and has just finished his book on wood and barrel aged beers with co-author Dick Cantwell. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
May 23, 2016
This week I visit Jay’s Brewing shop in Manassas Virginia and interview Thomas Boman on what its like to own and operate a small local homebrew shop. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
May 2, 2016
Stan Hieronymus, the author of “For the Love of Hops” joins me this week to discuss recent trends in hop varieties, hop techniques and brewing better beer with hops. You can find the show notes and additional episodes here.
April 15, 2016
Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, joins me this week to talk about embracing homebrewing and shares many of the advantages that home brewers enjoy versus professional beer brewers. You can find additional episodes and the show notes here.
April 4, 2016
Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) joins me to discuss trends in homebrewing, the AHA, and this year’s HomebrewCon 2016 conference.  Gary is Director of the 40,000+ member AHA organization representing American home brewers. You can find the full episode show notes here.
March 15, 2016
Jake Keeler and Michael Dawson join me from Brewer Supply Group to discuss some of the new trends in beer brewing ingredients.  Jake and Michael are both active in the home brewing industry as well as brewing supply industry. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
March 1, 2016
Dr Charles Bamforth, Professor of Malting and Brewing Science at the University of California at Davis joins me this week to discuss boiling your beer and some of the chemical processes involved in the boil. You can find the episode show notes here.
February 5, 2016
Mary Pellettieri, the author of “Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries” joins me this week to discuss how to ensure quality in beer including planning, measurement, consistency and quality control. You can find the full episode blog entry and show notes here.
January 20, 2016
Michael Fairbrother, award winning mead maker and CEO of Moonlight Meadery joins me this week to discuss making fruit meads and melomels.  Michael uses fruit in many of his top selling meads and has a unique perspective on what fruits to use and how to get the best mead from fruit and honey! You can find the full episode with show notes here.
January 6, 2016
Christian Krzykwa from Industrial Test Systems joins me to discuss how to measure your beer brewing water, understanding a water report and also managing your mash pH.  With the introduction of test kits and pH meters you can use at home you can get more control than ever over your brewing water and the beer brewing process. You can find the full episode show notes here.
December 14, 2015
John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss brewing “big” high gravity beers.  John covers some of the special challenges including reduced mash efficiency, split mashing, balancing your big beer and fermentation and aging. You can find the full episode show notes here.
November 30, 2015
Author John Palmer joins me this week to discuss German Wheat Beer styles and beer brewing.  John just returned from a trip to Germany and he shares some of his tips for brewing the perfect Weizen or Weisse. You can find the show notes for this episode here.
November 15, 2015
Randy Mosher tells us why almost everything we’ve been told about the history of beer is wrong.  In a wide ranging interview, Randy shares why many of our beer stories are actually myths, and shares a history of beer that is much more varied and dynamic than previously thought. You can find podcast show notes here.
October 29, 2015
Dr Pat Hayes, Professor of Barley Breeding at Oregon State University, is my guest this week to discuss advances in barley breeding, genetics and what beer brewers can look forward to from future barley varieties. The show notes for this episode can be found here.
October 15, 2015
Chris Lohring, the founder of Notch Brewing joins me this week to discuss brewing Czech Lagers.  Chris has been brewing Czech Lagers as session beers since 2010 and has some interesting insights on Czech lagers and their variants. You can view the full episode show notes here.
September 29, 2015
CJ Shamas joins me this week to discuss his barrel aged sour beer program.  CJ has come up with a method to schedule his beers to maximize the flavor and utilization of oak barrels for making great beer. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
September 18, 2015
Mary Izett, author of the new book “Speed Brewing” joins me this week to discuss rapid brewing of all grain beer as well as mead, cider, Buch and Kefir.  She provides some great tips on how to create a variety of fermented beverages on a short time scale. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
August 31, 2015
John Blichmann, President of Blichmann Engineering joins me this week to discuss starting a nano-brewery including equipment options as well as many of the business considerations that come into play with starting a beer brewery on a shoestring. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
August 13, 2015
Adam Shake joins me this week to discuss making beer with electric brewing systems, and we cover a wide variety of equipment topics including heating elements, pumps and different types of controllers to automate your brewing system. You can see the full episode with show notes here.
July 24, 2015
Michael Dawson, former host of Brewing TV joins me this week to discuss brewing the perfect sour beer.  Michael shares some amazing tips for quickly brewing a Berliner Weisse as well as Lambic in this special episode recorded at the National Homebrew Conference in San Diego. You can find the full episode and show notes here.
July 10, 2015
Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer joins me this week to discuss methods for rapidly chilling your wort when home brewing beer.  Chris discusses immersion chillers, counter-flow chillers and plate chillers and how rapidly cooling your wort can make better beer. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
June 26, 2015
Stan Hieronymus, brewing author and most recent winner of the AHA Governing Committee award, joins me this week to discuss hops and emerging beer styles.  Stan is the author of “For the Love of Hops”, “Brew Like a Monk” and also “Brewing with Wheat”. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
June 9, 2015
Dr Charlie Bamforth, Distinguished Professor of Brewing Science from the University of California at Davis joins me this week to discuss malted barley, its alternatives and the huge impact malt has on beer. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
May 29, 2015
BJCP President Gordon Strong joins me to discuss the 2015 BJCP Beer Style Guide update that was just released by the Beer Judge Certification Program. The new, expanded style guide is used worldwide by home and professional brewers for competition and brewing great beer. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
May 15, 2015
Brewing author Drew Beechum is my guest this week to discuss how you can transform one beer into another with a few simple changes to your recipe.  Drew’s approach to recipe design is unique – so join me for another great episode! You can find the full episode with show notes here.
April 27, 2015
Denny Conn joins me this week to discuss a number of experiments he has made on evaluating and improving your beer.  Specifically he addresses decoction mashing, first wort hopping and biases in evaluating your beer. You can find the full episode with show notes here.
April 10, 2015
Gary Glass, the Director of the American Homebrewer’s Association (AHA) joins me this week to discuss the AHA and also what is in store for the 2015 National Homebrew Conference which is scheduled for June 11-13 in San Diego.  Gary also tells us about the AHA and Brewer’s Association. You can see the full episode with show notes here.
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