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February 19, 2020
Steve and James sample another round of single-hopped small batches, adding some time in the boil to the recipe.
February 12, 2020
Homebrewers Adam Amdor and Roy Ventullo share their experiment comparing milk stouts with and without Count Chocula cereal and one beer with cereal added into the fermenter post fermentation.
February 5, 2020
In the second part of a chat with brewer Chris Nogy, James samples beers from Whistling Springs in southern Missouri.
January 29, 2020
James and Steve test the results of an experiment comparing different hop stand lengths in the Hop Sampler recipe.
January 22, 2020
Chris Nogy of Dark Hills Brewery talks about brewing gluten free beers on a farm in southern Missouri.
January 15, 2020
Scott Janish of Sapwood Cellars and author of The New IPA – A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor gives us tips on dry hopping delicious hazy beers.
January 8, 2020
Jim Laughren, author of A Beer Drinker's Guide to Knowing and Enjoying Fine Wine, gives us beer folks some tips on demystifying the wine side.
January 1, 2020
Brook Baber and Dave Bauter share their nine-part experiment using three different flavors of granola bar to brew beer.
December 18, 2019
James and Steve get together to read 20 letters of brewing woe submitted by listeners.
December 11, 2019
Theresa McCulla from the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian describes collecting stories and objects of American craft beer and homebrewing.
December 4, 2019
Casey Letellier from Ivory Bill Brewing talks about his strategy to move away from plain two-row to more interesting base malts.
November 20, 2019
James and Steve taste Hop Sampler 14 with accidental oxidation on one of the batches.
November 13, 2019
James talks to Mark Smith, alumnus of the Basic Brewing podcasts, and Head Brewer Will Sonneman about Natural State Beer Company, which opens soon.
November 6, 2019
Scott Janish, author of The New IPA - A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor, talks about hopping on the hot side for hazy, juicy beers.
October 30, 2019
James and Steve celebrate Halloween by tasting Hop Sampler number thirteen.
October 23, 2019
James samples offbeat and delicious beers in Little Rock with Rebel Kettle founder John Lee.
October 16, 2019
James visits with Grant Chandler, quality manager of Lost Forty Brewing, and samples beer from Arkansas' largest brewery.
October 9, 2019
Author and historian Maureen Ogle talks about the revision of her book documenting the history of the American beer culture and industry.
October 2, 2019
Homebrewer Ryan Deaver tells us about Tchoukoutou, a fresh, sour sorghum beer he discovered while living in Benin.
September 25, 2019
Aaron Mayer of Pine Bluffs Distilling talks about the process of brewing beer for spirits with local malt from Wyoming Malting Company.
September 18, 2019
James and Steve taste the twelfth in their series of comparing a set of three hops brewed in small batches.
September 11, 2019
Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, takes us through the process of creating new hop varieties and putting them through the paces.
September 4, 2019
Matt Thompson tells us how he and his business partner went from novice homebrewers to professional brewers and brewery owners in a very short time.
August 28, 2019
Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew - The Craft of Brewing Sahti Farmhouse Ale, gives us tips on brewing this ancient Finnish beer.
August 21, 2019
Omar Al-Nidawi shares his club's English Bitter experiment comparing Caramunich 1, Dingemans Cara 45, Carastan and Opal 44. Also, there's a 100 percent Red X beer.
August 14, 2019
Scott Janish of Sapwood Cellars and author of The New IPA: A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor gives us tips on preserving hazy hoppy goodness.
August 7, 2019
James and Steve sit down with the Mad Fermentationist to talk hoppy beers, sour beers and Sapwood Cellars.
July 31, 2019
James and Steve sample some tasty beers at the Social Club of Providence Homebrew Con and talk to the brewers who made them.
July 24, 2019
James' son, Drew, joins the panel as they taste three beers made with low alpha acid European hops.
July 17, 2019
Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast leads James and Steve through two split-wort experiments at Homebrew Con that compare six different yeasts.
July 10, 2019
Members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society share their experiment comparing six different yeast strains in New England IPAs.
July 3, 2019
James and Steve explore Homebrew Con's incredible night of delicious brews and creative brewers.
May 29, 2019
James and Steve add a bonus round to the hop sampler as they taste three hops that you'd think would be easy to pick out.
May 22, 2019
Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal explores our favorite dark beers and gives us recipe tips. Also, Gary Glass of the AHA shares a homebrew legislation update.
May 15, 2019
We travel to the parking lot of High Gravity (Pippin's Taproom) to sample from commercial breweries and homebrewers across Oklahoma.
May 8, 2019
Homebrewer Steve Frank submits our first guest Hop Sampler ever, featuring African Queen, Southern Aroma, Southern Passion and Sabro.
May 1, 2019
Homebrewer and alumnus of Basic Brewing Radio, Jamie Conway, joins the team at Core Brewing, where they're refocusing their company's priorities.
April 24, 2019
It's Hop Sampler number nine, pitting three nicely fruity hop varieties against each other.
April 17, 2019
Homebrewer Doug Wawrzynski tells us how he's using kombucha to kick-start sour fermentations, such as sauerkraut, sourdough and kettle-soured beers.
April 10, 2019
Brad Coker is starting up a new craft malthouse in northwest Arkansas. He shares his techniques of malting small batches of grain at home.
April 3, 2019
James samples beers with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and learns about the brewery's recent expansion.
March 27, 2019
James and Steve taste hops from New Zealand, and James faces a possible equipment contamination.
March 20, 2019
Omar Al-Nidawi shares beers from the DC Homebrewers Club experiment brewing different styles with Pilsner malt and Sterling hops.
March 13, 2019
Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire talks about the brewery he co-founded in Columbia, Maryland, and the challenges of scaling up from homebrew.
March 6, 2019
David Curtis of Bell's General Store in Kalamazoo talks about Select Centennial Hops and shares lab IBU tests of beers brewed for the Hop Sampler series.
February 27, 2019
Homebrewer AJ Hart took part in an experimental archeology project on bronze age brewing techniques in Cyprus and collaborated with her husband, Justin, to bring those ideas home.
February 20, 2019
Engineer Alex Roberts joins James again to test the effects on stirring a wort while it's being chilled by an immersion chiller. They also reverse the chiller's water flow.
February 13, 2019
Kyle Swallow of Twin Lakes Homebrew Club and Rapps Barren Brewing in Mountain Home, Arkansas, talks about an experiment fermenting one Golden Ale wort with 13 different yeasts.
February 6, 2019
Homebrewer Chris McKenzie shares his experience collaborating with five other homebrewers in a year-long experiment to design the perfect stout.
January 30, 2019
James talks to Bradley Riggs of Hawk Moth Brewing in Rogers, Arkansas - a brewery focused on small batch, old-world-style, wood-aged beers.
January 23, 2019
James and Steve sample an old American standby against a relative newcomer and a hop blend.
January 16, 2019
We sample a batch of five monster cereal beers brewed from Frankenberry, Boo Berry and Count Chocula.
January 9, 2019
Steve splits a batch of mead and pitches three different dry beer yeasts to test the effects of each.
January 2, 2019
We visit Ivory Bill Brewing in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where long-time friend of the podcast, Casey Letellier, and his partner, Dorothy Hall, are serving up delicious open-fermented, gluten-reduced, English-inspired beers.
December 19, 2018
Steve and James read a ton of letters about homebrewing disasters from listeners across the globe.
December 12, 2018
Steve and James taste a batch of hops chosen by Steve's son, Chase, and introduce the concept of Hop Stand Bittering Units (HSBUs).
December 5, 2018
Casey Helwig and Jess Caudill from Imperial Organic Yeast help James and Steve evaluate an experiment fermenting a kveik strain at two different temperatures.
November 28, 2018
American Homebrew Association Director Gary Glass joins us to talk about four decades of the AHA, ongoing homebrew legislation issues, and the upcoming Homebrew Con and National Homebrew Competition.
November 14, 2018
In our fifth show of the series, we taste some higher alpha hops and get a surprise result.
November 7, 2018
Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares his strategies to take home more hardware from homebrew competitions.
October 31, 2018
Dr. Chris Hamilton of Hillsdale College in Michigan shares results of his experiments testing the effects of increased wort gravity and different hop stand temperatures on IBU measurements. He also updates us on his research with Clarity Ferm on gluten in beer.
October 24, 2018
Engineer Alex Roberts helps James conduct an experiment looking at the effect of varying the flow rate of water through an immersion chiller when chilling wort.
October 17, 2018
Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell Meadery in Vermont talks about an article detailing his techniques that was deeemed "too controversial" to print.
October 10, 2018
Homebrewer Tommy Caillouet introduces us to an easy-to-brew alcoholic rice beverage that has its roots in ancient Korea.
October 3, 2018
Homebrewer Brook Baber drew upon his background as a baker to brew beers using wheat and rye flour in the mash.
September 26, 2018
Homebrewer Caleb Buck of archaicpursuit.com shares some delicious sour beers and startling early results of his sour IBU experiment.
September 19, 2018
James and Steve taste the fourth in the series featuring single hops brewed into three small batches.
September 12, 2018
Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewmaster Fal Allen talks about his new book, Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era.
September 5, 2018
Steve shares an experiment fermenting a split batch of mead with three dry wine yeasts.
August 29, 2018
Home meadmaker Tim Leber shares his experiment using sous vide to pasteurize mead after bottling.
August 22, 2018
Homebrewers Joe Morris, Ed Golden and Bob Keifer join us to share their techniques and recipes for brewing delicious beers without gluten.
August 15, 2018
We visit Occidental Brewing in Portland, Oregon, to talk to brewer Sam Carroll about brewing delicious German-style beers.
August 8, 2018
Homebrewer Kevin McEvoy shares his experiment combining sake and beer fermentations into a single beverage with components of each.
August 1, 2018
Dr. Maitreya Dunham of the University of Washington joins us to talk about a new yeast hybrid her lab has isolated from an open fermentation beer. Tim Leber and Norm Kwasinski share mead and beer brewed with the yeast.
July 25, 2018
We join Imperial Organic Yeast and Everybody's Brewing to sample two split-wort experiments.
July 18, 2018
James and Steve taste the third in the Hop Sampler series, featuring hops from the UK and Germany.
July 11, 2018
We sample delicious sour beers at Cascade Brewing in Portland, Oregon, with Head Brewer Mike Mathis and Lead Blender Kevin Martin.
July 4, 2018
We roam the floor of Homebrew Con Club Night to sample delicious, and sometimes odd, beers and visit with their talented, sometimes odd, brewers.
May 30, 2018
Brewer and author Dick Cantwell talks about his book, Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale, which includes IPA recipes with fruit, vegetables, spices, and other tasty ingredients.
May 23, 2018
James and Steve go round two into comparing small batches brewed with single hops. This week increases the alpha acids with Apollo, Calypso, and Experimental 07270.
May 16, 2018
Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Home Brew Recipe Bible and The Methods of Modern Homebrewing, introduces us to a new dry, sparkling version of our favorite style.
May 9, 2018
The former head brewer at Ozark Beer Company talks about why he shifted his career path toward a smaller place and shares beers and tips.
May 2, 2018
James and Steve break in a new feature to the podcast by sampling small batches brewed with Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood hops.
April 25, 2018
Steve Wilkes of Steve's Brew Shop shares his latest round of meads, which include blueberry and cherry - one of them oaked. We also revisit a cyser to see how it's aging.
April 18, 2018
Homebrewer Joe Covey joins us again to share his split batch experiments comparing two yeasts in a brown ale and the effect of adding cherries to a gose.
April 11, 2018
Brewer Sean Slape has used his engineering background and elbow grease to build a small-scale electric brewery just opening in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and already has plans to expand.
April 4, 2018
Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives us rants and tips for brewing beers with dark grains.
March 28, 2018
James travels to Paris . . . Arkansas, to visit with Liz Preston and her husband, Preston, about the brewery in their front yard and their efforts to bring good beer and organic farming to their region.
March 21, 2018
Jon Finch, author of Beer Craft - The No-Nonsense Guide to Making and Enjoying Damn Good Craft Beer at Home, talks about brewing in the UK, beer cocktails and using beer in food.
March 14, 2018
James and Steve sample a big bourbon-barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout that they contributed to and talk to barrel owner and project coordinator Reece Morrison.
March 7, 2018
Omar Al-Nidawi, education co-chair of the DC Homebrewers Club, talks about an experiment comparing a dozen different brewing adjuncts. James and Steve are joined by Reece Morrison to sample.
February 28, 2018
James and Steve sample and evaluate a small batch experiment comparing three beers brewed with hop stands set at different temperatures.
February 21, 2018
Brewer Zac Smith likes his beer like he likes his pizza and radio: local. James talks to Zac about his Reinheitsgebot-inspired approach to brewing quaffable session beers.
February 14, 2018
Homebrewer Chris McKenzie wanted to perfect a recipe for Red IPA, so he brewed nothing but that style for a whole year. Then, he sent his beer to a competition to see what the judges thought.
February 7, 2018
We visit American Solera in Tulsa, which was named Best New Brewery in the U.S. in 2016 by RateBeer, and talk to founder Chase Healey about hoppy, fruity, and funky beers.
January 31, 2018
John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today - New England IPA.
January 24, 2018
AHA Director Gary Glass updates us on the National Homebrew Competition, HomebrewCon, and who homebrews nowadays.
January 17, 2018
James talks about the results of a trio of split batch experiments using different strains of yeast with homebrewer Joe Covey.
January 10, 2018
Homebrewer Brock Masters shares his experiment attempting to remove alcohol from a hoppy homebrew while preserving the freshness of the flavor and aroma.
January 3, 2018
Author Peter Symons shares his second book, "6 O'CLOCK Brews: Home Brewing More Old Australian Beers," which includes recipes for historic Australian beers and some of the British imports that influenced them.
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