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Ferment About It! (Fuhmentaboudit) aims to demystify the art of home fermentation with a primary focus on home brewing beer. Chris and Mary will take listeners on a journey through fermentation, sharing history, practical methods, recipes and anecdotes from personal experience as well as from those of guest fermenters both amateur and pro. A Q&A section will be a feature of each show.

Ferment About It! (Fuhmentaboudit) aims to demystify the art of home fermentation with a primary focus on home brewing beer. Chris and Mary will take listeners on a journey through fermentation, sharing history, practical methods, recipes and anecdotes from personal experience as well as from those of guest fermenters both amateur and pro. A Q&A section will be a feature of each show.
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Brooklyn, NY

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Ferment About It! (Fuhmentaboudit) aims to demystify the art of home fermentation with a primary focus on home brewing beer. Chris and Mary will take listeners on a journey through fermentation, sharing history, practical methods, recipes and anecdotes from personal experience as well as from those of guest fermenters both amateur and pro. A Q&A section will be a feature of each show.

Language:

English

Contact:

BOX 198 402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211 (718) 497-2128


Episodes

Episode 233: Highland Yeast with Jason Sahler

9/13/2018
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Mary and Rachel are joined by the dynamic Jason Salher of Strongrope and Jeff Lyons of Keg and Lantern to have a lively debate about the limits of the NY State Farm brewers license and talk shop about Scottish Ale Yeast.

Duration:00:54:26

Episode 232: Turn the Mic Around: Love to Hear Fifth Hammer

9/11/2018
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WHAAAAAT? After a season sabbatical from hosting the show, Mary and Chris return to Fuhmentaboudit with the tables turned! Guest host, Heather McReynolds, joins co-host Rachel Jacobs to interview them about all things Fifth Hammer Brewing Company and its first year. Mary and Chris speak to the neighborhood of Long Island City, what it’s like to open a brewery in NYC, the journey from then to now, and of course the types of beers they love brewing. Elated to be back to Heritage Network,...

Duration:00:59:44

Episode 231: Beers With(out) Beards: Women in Beer NYC

8/6/2018
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Mary sits down with a group of women working in the the beer industry in NYC. We discuss NYC's first weeklong celebration of women in beer, Beers With(out) Beards and different roles in the world of beer.

Duration:00:54:45

Episode 230: Praising the Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Festival

5/7/2018
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Homebrew festival season is in full swing, and in this episode we're bringing all the strange characters, interesting brews, and lively people straight to the radio waves from the Pride of Brooklyn Homebrew Competition at Littlefield in Gowanus. Rachel is joined by special guest host John LaPolla of Bitter & Esters Homebrew Shop, and roadie Saul Glass-Siegel as they make their way through 30 homespun, weird, and wonderful creations that are the best Brooklyn has to offer.

Duration:01:12:10

Episode 229: Beer Trends with Beer Friends! Panel from NYC Beer Week, Part 1

3/27/2018
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Mary moderates a panel of NYC Brewers from Other Half, Interboro, Hudson Valley Brewing, Fifth Hammer, and LIC Beer Project as they chat about beer trends in canning and the time long long ago – four years ago – when tap rooms were but a dream.

Duration:00:49:27

Episode 228: Food and Fun at the NY Ferm Fest

3/13/2018
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Highlights from the second-ever New York Fermentation Festival on February 24 at the Brooklyn Expo Center! We interview fermenters from all walks and corners, from local breweries to start-up krauts, kombuchas big and small. Meet the largest collection of meaderies in one place in New York, and go on a taste journey as we sample natto!

Duration:01:00:09

Episode 227: Foraging Fruit for Fantastic Ferments with Sara Bir

2/26/2018
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Fruits are fun! Chris and Rachel are joined by chefy cook and librarian enthusiast Sara Bir and her new book The Fruit Foragers Companion. We talk about paw paws, aka hipster bananas, fun with fresh apples, and fruits with jackets.

Duration:00:50:37

Episode 226: High Five! It's Five Boroughs Brewing!

2/5/2018
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Did you know that nine breweries opened this year in New York City alone? Chris and Rachel talk with the newly minted Five Boroughs Brewing Co, whose goal is to unite all New Yorkers by beer. Even Staten Island! Chris and the crew get real nerdy about methods, high ceilings, and Belgian Candy Sugar. Fuhmentaboudit!

Duration:00:41:50

Episode 225: Kitchens and Catchup

1/15/2018
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We come back for the season with some important announcements. Then we take a trip to the pacific northwest to talk to Julia O'Brien of Firefly Kitchens, about carrot krauts, kimchi for all, and the importance of salt. Plus, fermentation adventures at home!

Duration:00:43:46

Episode 224: Project Extreme Brewing with Sam, Jason and Todd, plus: BCTC with Justin Forsythe

11/27/2017
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Mary and Chris join Beer Advocate's Jason and Todd Alstrom alongside Dogfish Head's Sam Calagione to talk all things Project Extreme Brewing, their latest book collaboration. They speak to the history and inspiration of brewing outside the box (kettle?), how it brought the three together with Beer Advocate's Extreme Beer Festival, and their current book tour. Many fun words were had and a delicious time ensued! Then in the second half of tonight's show, we go back to Belgium Comes To...

Duration:00:38:12

Episode 223: Absolutely Absinthe! with Kevin Herson

11/20/2017
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Let's explore the mysterious world of absinthe in this episode where Mary and Rachel are joined by the only absinthe distiller in NYC, Doc Herson's. We answer all the pressing absinthe questions. Why is it green? Do you really need all that fancy equipment? Does wormwood make you hallucinate? Tune in for these answers and more!

Duration:00:37:33

Episode 222: How Sweet It Is! (feat. the National Honey Board)

11/13/2017
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Chris & Rachel are joined by Keith Seiz and Jonathan Galbraith, representing the National Honey Board. They speak to using honey to produce beer, spirits, cereal, baked goods and more, as well as the importance of bees in pollenating plants in the United States. How can you help save the bees? Drink beers/spirits/everything made with honey! Eat honey! Plant flowers! Hear here on episode 222! #fuhmentaboudit!

Duration:00:41:05

Episode 221: Bundle Up for ChiliBrew

11/6/2017
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For the past eleven years, Baltimore has hosted a homebrew and chilli competition known as ChiliBrew. Hosted at the peak of chilli and bear season in October, the Maryland homebrewers bring their best and their weirdest to this competition. The guests serve as the judges and pick the winners, as we talk to some of the competitiors and some of the attendees about what they're making and what brewing trends are going on in Baltimore and up the East Coast.

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 220: You don’t just make cheese. You make Cheeeeeeeeese.

10/30/2017
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It's all in the family with cheesemaker Andy Marcelli of Marcelli Formaggi farms, importer of raw milk sheep cheeses from a town with 300 people and 1500 sheep. Join us for an on-air tasting and pairing of some of Marcelli Formaggi’s famous cheeses that look earthly but taste out of this world.

Duration:00:48:49

Episode 219: Wilin' w Island to Island (Brewery!)

10/23/2017
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Danii Oliver and Kevin Braithwaite of Island To Island Brewery (Brooklyn, NY) join Chris, Mary and Rachel to talk of how they started the brewery and what kind of inspiring and inspired ferments they are up to. Their name, Island To Island Brewery, represents their roots in the island of Trinidad, to their current life within the island of New York. From Sorrell ferments, flavored Jun Kombuchas, and fermented juices, their small brewery is pushing flavor exploration while staying true to...

Duration:00:38:10

Episode 218: Miracle of Miracles, Pete Brown's Miracle Brew

10/16/2017
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Author Pete Brown joins Mary & Chris in the studio to talk about his newest book, Miracle Brew: Hops, Barley, Water, Yeast and the Nature of Beer. Learn why Pete recently gave up cask ale, hear about highlights of his trip around the world researching the book and learn what he's looking forward to drinking on his United States book tour. Follow Pete's adventures on https://www.petebrown.net/

Duration:00:33:57

Episode 217: The Tempting Flavors of Barry's Tempeh

10/9/2017
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Following an incredible weekend opening Fifth Hammer Brewing Company... Chris, Mary and Rachel welcome back Barry Schwarz of Barry's Tempeh (also on episode 42) to the show. Join us as we talk about making and cooking with tempeh, portable pizza ovens and a fascinating ferment to control kitty litter odor and increase compost breakdown.

Duration:00:44:06

Episode 216: Oh Beans! to Bar Chocolate with Megan Giller

10/2/2017
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Chris, Mary & Rachel are joined in the studio by food writer, editor and chocolate enthusiast Megan Giller. We learn about chocolate judging (and the role of room temperature soupy polenta), the rise of small-batch bean to bar chocolate makers and the magic of dark chocolate with porcini. Megan writes regular on her blog, Chocolate Noise, and her book, Bean to Bar Chocolate, is out now.

Duration:00:48:09

Episode 215: Goodness Gracious Great Balls of Fiery Ferments w/ Kirsten Shockney

9/18/2017
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These ferments are on fire! Chris and Rachel are joined by the fiery Kirsten and Christopher Shockney to talk about their new book, Fiery Ferments, which explores a world of hot sauce and hot pepper recipes. Hear conversations on the best kind of peppers, where to find old recipes, what an achar is, and more tales of "when foodies have too much land."

Duration:00:36:56

Episode 214: Pickle in the Middle with Master Food Preserver Christina Ward

9/11/2017
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Join Mary and Rachel for the season premiere of Fuhmentaboudit, where we meet Christina Ward, Master Food Preserver, and author of Preservation: The Art and Science of Canning, Fermentation and Dehydration. We delve into different pickling approaches, chat about lacto poop, and learn what a kraut hammer is.

Duration:00:41:34