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Brulosophy was started in 2014 as a place to archive the brewing experiments Marshall was performing. Since then, over 120 of these exBEERiments have been been completed with results shared and discussed around the world. This podcast aims to make audible that which has formally only been available in print. Join us as we think beer!

Brulosophy was started in 2014 as a place to archive the brewing experiments Marshall was performing. Since then, over 120 of these exBEERiments have been been completed with results shared and discussed around the world. This podcast aims to make audible that which has formally only been available in print. Join us as we think beer!
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Brulosophy was started in 2014 as a place to archive the brewing experiments Marshall was performing. Since then, over 120 of these exBEERiments have been been completed with results shared and discussed around the world. This podcast aims to make audible that which has formally only been available in print. Join us as we think beer!

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Episodes

Episode 094 | Yeast Storage Temperature w/ Imperial Yeast

6/17/2019
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Brewers make wort and yeast makes beer. As such, it's important to treat the yeast we ferment with as good as possible, which includes storing it in an ideal environment. In this episode, Marshall sits down with Imperial Yeast's Casey Hellwig to discuss the importance of yeast storage temperature as well as the results of a collaborative xBmt they performed 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...

Duration:01:04:26

Episode 093 | exBEERience: Reducing Cold-Side Oxidation

6/10/2019
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Oxygen is the enemy of beer, leading to reduced hop character, cardboard flavors, and overall reduced enjoyability. In this first episode of our new exBEERience series, contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to chat about their thoughts and experiences with reducing cold-side oxidation. 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....

Duration:01:25:22

Episode 092 | Vienna And Munich Malts

6/3/2019
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Often mistaken for specialty grains, both Vienna and Munich malts are base malts capable of self-conversion, meaning can be used at up to 100% of the grist. In this episode, contributor Phil Rusher sits down with Marshall to chat about what makes these malts so unique as well as go over the results of an xBmt comparing the two. 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...

Duration:01:06:43

Episode 091 | Beer Off-Flavors: Acetaldehyde

5/20/2019
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Often described as having a green apple flavor and mispronounced by many, acetaldehyde is an off-flavor that is a normal part of any experienced beer evaluator's vernacular. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer sits down with Marshall for a deep dive into this curious characteristics as well as to discuss the results of a fascinating 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....

Duration:01:15:26

Episode 090 | Brü & A #9

5/13/2019
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We've made it to 90 episodes of The Brülosophy Podcast, which means it's time for another Brü & A! Contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to answer listener questions about a wide range of 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.

Duration:01:12:32

Episode 089 | Brewing With Coffee

5/6/2019
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In this day and age, it's common for brewers to make beers using non-traditional ingredients, a popular one of which is coffee. Whether used to emulate other ingredients or accentuate certain characteristics, there's no questioning that coffee adds a unique depth to beer. In this episode, contributor Phil Rusher joins Marshall to chat about the various methods brewers use to add coffee to beer. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most...

Duration:01:01:19

Episode 088 | Brewing With Reverse Osmosis Water

4/29/2019
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Water makes up the largest portion of beer, and yet it seems the ingredient that has gotten the least amount of attention by brewers over the years. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to discuss how brewers can use reverse osmosis (RO) water as a sort of blank slate onto which various mineral profiles can be built. 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...

Duration:01:07:20

Episode 087 | Kicking Kegs With Friends *LIVE*

4/22/2019
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Earmuff alert: this episode was recorded live during a night of drinking among adults; those who are sensitive to certain words, be advised. With all the beer we brew for science, it's not uncommon for us to end up with a bunch of half-empty kegs. When this not-so-annoying predicament arises, we often invite friends over to help free up space for new beers. This is exactly what Marshall did with friends Tim Meisch, Paul Amico, Justin Pretzer, and Craig Fry during a recent weekend the wives...

Duration:01:34:38

Episode 086 | The Spunding Effect

4/15/2019
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In the days before CO2 tanks and regulators, brewers wishing to carbonate their beer had to rely on more natural methods, one of which involved bunging the fermentor toward the end of fermentation to force the gas into solution. In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to talk about the method of spunding, going over how it's done as well as reviewing the results of an xBmt on the subject. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with...

Duration:01:07:03

Episode 085 | Skipping The Boil

4/8/2019
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When making a batch of beer, boiling the wort is completed by most as a matter of course and serves various purposes. However, some newer brewing systems do things a bit different by holding the wort at just under a boil. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco sits down with Marshall to discuss what the boil is all about, what we might expect from skipping the boil, and the results of his exBEERiment on the subject. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide...

Duration:01:08:36

Episode 084 | Malt Spotlight: Maris Otter

4/1/2019
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Brewers have myriad varieties of base malt available to use in their beer, varying in color and flavor contribution. One popular option is Maris Otter, a base malt originating in the United Kingdom that has gained many fans due to the unique characteristics in imparts. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer sits down with Marshall to discuss this tasty malt as well the fascinating results of an xBmt comparing Maris Otter to domestic pale malt. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by...

Duration:01:14:04

Episode 083 | Wood Aging Beer

3/18/2019
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Aging beer on wood is one way brewers are able to impart a wide range of unique characteristics you can't get from malt, hops, yeast, and water. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to discuss various aspects of wood aging as well as the results of a fascinating exBEERiment 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...

Duration:01:06:30

Episode 082 | Decanting Yeast Starters

3/11/2019
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Propagating yeast in a starter has become a common way brewers ensure they're pitching viable yeast, which has the benefit of quick starts and healthy fermentations. Certain styles require larger starters to propagate the recommended cell count, and in these situations, the brewer is left to decide whether to decant the bulk of the starter beer or pitch the whole shebang. In this episode, Marshall and contributor Brian Hall talk about the pros and cons of decanting yeast starters as well as...

Duration:01:04:37

Episode 081 | Open Fermentation

3/4/2019
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Fermenting beer in an open vessel, one that is completely unsealed, is believed by many to have a beneficial impact, particularly in regards to specific styles. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco chats with Marshall about this age-old technique and the results of his exBEERiment 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...

Duration:01:09:48

Episode 080 | Brü & A #8

2/25/2019
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It's the 80th episode of The Brülosophy Podcast, which means it's time for another Brü & A! Contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to answer listener questions about a wide range of 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.

Duration:01:14:47

Episode 079 | Staggered Pitching In Mixed Fermentation Beers

2/18/2019
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When it comes to making sour beer, there are many opinions as to what method of adding yeast and bacteria yields the best results. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazers sits down with Marshall to chat about staggered pitching compared to co-pitching and discuss 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...

Duration:01:04:37

Episode 078 | Using Rye Malt In Beer

2/11/2019
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While barley is the most common base malt in beer, there are a plethora of other grains that can be malted and used in the brewing process as well. Rye malt has a long history of use in traditional styles like Roggenbier, though it's gained popularity as a complimentary grain used by modern brewers to add unique characteristics to styles like IPA and Porter. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to discuss rye malt and the results of an exBEERiment on the topic. The...

Duration:01:04:48

Episode 077 | Cryo Hops

2/4/2019
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Released by Yakima Chief Hops (YCH) in 2016 with the promise to impart beer with oodles of hoppy goodness using less actual hop material, Cryo Hops piqued the interest of many brewers. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to chat about this new hop product and go over the results of an exBEERiment comparing it to standard T-90 pellet hops. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn...

Duration:01:03:56

Episode 076 | Mash Temp Rising

1/28/2019
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When making beer, the mash step is responsible for converting starch into fermentable sugar, and most brewers employ methods to keep their mash temperature as consistent as possible. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to chat about a rather unique approach to mashing that involves adding the grains to cool water and gradually raising the temperature, as well as the results of an exBEERiment on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who...

Duration:01:07:45

Episode 075 | Mechanical Filtration Of Beer

1/21/2019
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Filtration is viewed by many as a step that strips beer of desirable aroma and flavor compounds. In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to talk about different types of mechanical filters, their purported impact on beer, and the results of an exBEERiment they performed 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...

Duration:01:11:33