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Come talk beer and beer science with some of homebrewing's favorite mad scientists. They'll explore the science of beer making and the art of fermenting the wildest and craziest things. It's like Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Click and Clack of Car Talk all met down at the local pub for a couple of pints! It's all about the homebrew with the authors of Experimental Homebrewing - Denny Conn and Drew Beechum

Come talk beer and beer science with some of homebrewing's favorite mad scientists. They'll explore the science of beer making and the art of fermenting the wildest and craziest things. It's like Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Click and Clack of Car Talk all met down at the local pub for a couple of pints! It's all about the homebrew with the authors of Experimental Homebrewing - Denny Conn and Drew Beechum
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Come talk beer and beer science with some of homebrewing's favorite mad scientists. They'll explore the science of beer making and the art of fermenting the wildest and craziest things. It's like Mr. Wizard, Bill Nye the Science Guy and Click and Clack of Car Talk all met down at the local pub for a couple of pints! It's all about the homebrew with the authors of Experimental Homebrewing - Denny Conn and Drew Beechum

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Episodes

Brew Files - Episode 51 - Real Time Recipe Challenge

12/10/2018
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The Brew is Out There! We asked our listeners to challenge us - give us a beer idea you want us to design and prepare to make. Out of the pile of suggestions we each chose one recipe to challenge the other with. In this inaugural challenge, we only find out what recipe we're supposed to formulate right then. Listen to us walk you through how we'd tackle these challenges. And congrats to Aaron Kennison and Eric Pierce who'll be receiving a half pound of Yakima Chief Hops' Veteran's Blend!...

Duration:00:33:39

Episode 81 - Uncommon Common With Ten Mile

12/5/2018
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After our adventures down in Australia, it's time to get local again with Ten Mile Brewing in Signal Hill, California. Drew sits down with Dan Sundstrom to talk how the brewer got started and why they have a focus on tradition including their attempts to bring the Kentucky Common to California. But first we've got to cover the bad beer news and some brewing for a good cause news before we borrow a quick tip from Chino and a quick tip of a book series that Drew now has to wait to be finished....

Duration:01:17:50

Brew Files - Episode 50 - A Year Of Beer

11/28/2018
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The Brew is Out There! Time makes fools of us all and lays bare the emptiness of our plans, but it doesn't have to! Denny and Drew sit down and talk about seasonality - both historical and taste and help plan out a general timeline you can use to brew beers for a specific date! Links Homebrewing.com's Sample Brew Calendar: http://www.homebrewing.com/images/home-brewing-calendar-l.pdf This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply...

Duration:00:37:04

Episode 80 - An Extra Special Batch of Beer

11/21/2018
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Last call in Australia! On our final night in Sydney, we did a presentation at Batch Brewing Company. After 1100 kilometers of driving and not killing each other - Denny and Drew enjoyed meeting a healthy gathering of local homebrewers. After the talk, Drew sat down with Chris Sidwa of Batch Brewing Company. Together they talk how a Jersey kid ended up surviving a company crash overseas and turned it into his dream of owning a brewery and the steps he takes to ensure he's doing good for the...

Duration:01:42:28

Brew Files - Episode 49 - Starting Off Right

11/14/2018
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The Brew is Out There! We know that we need good yeast to make great beer and we need to treat them right. Somehow we've managed to go through 48 episodes of this show without talking methods of treating your yeast right. On this show, we'll walk through how we used to do things and why we changed and Denny will even challenge Drew to get uncomfortable! Links Omega's Propper Starter - https://propperstarter.com/ MB Raine's Yeast Principles Guide -...

Duration:00:40:54

Episode 79 - Live from Down Under

11/7/2018
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We'd be planning it for two years, but we finally made it to Australia! We spoke at the Australian National Homebrewers Conference (link below) and recorded this live session of the podcast! In this episode we talk to the organizers of the conference Andy and John. We talk to Peter Symons and the winner of the Australian Amateur Brewing Championship Barry Cranston. We chat with Dr. Evan Evans about why beer glasses matter and finally we close up with a beer experiment with Helen Hewson and...

Duration:01:18:11

Brew Files - Episode 48 - The Ice House

10/31/2018
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The Brew is Out There! As the weather turns colder and the nights are spookier, our thoughts turn to stronger beers and what better way to get a stronger beer than to take advantage of the cold. So let's get cold and freeze our beer to make the smoothest strong beer you can. It's time to get really frosty. Links This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles) Don't forget to subscribe via your favorite...

Duration:00:39:08

Episode 78 - Bread and Beer with Levi

10/24/2018
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Episode Links: Australian National Homebrewers Conference (10/25-10/27) - https://www.anhc.com.au Sydney Meetup at Batch Brewing (Tues 10/30) - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/sydney BYO Boot Camp with Denny & Marshall - http://byobootcamp.com/ Russian River Opening - https://russianriverbrewing.com/windsor-location/ Toolbox Brewing - https://www.instagram.com/p/Bo19i59ANBu/ Craft Beer's Economic Impact in San Diego -...

Duration:01:41:00

Brew Files - Episode 47 - The Bays of Portland

10/17/2018
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The Brew is Out There! One of our favorite yeast people is back and he's got big news! Nick Impelitteri is going full time and moving to Beervana - aka Portland - aka the new "Bay" City? In addition we talk about new toys he's bringing to bear including a nectar loving critter that might change how you experience hops. Links The Yeast Bay: https://www.theyeastbay.com/ Lithuanian Farmhouse Strain: https://www.theyeastbay.com/beta-release-cultures/simonaitis-lithuanian-... Metschnikowia...

Duration:00:38:59

Episode 77 - Liberation from Rock and Roll

10/10/2018
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Who knew that leading a Rock & Roll life, could be the path to a thorough beer education? That's what happened with Dan Regan who left touring with Reel Big Fish to open a brewery with brewing partners, Eric McLaughlin and Michael Clements. Drew sits down with Dan and Eric and to talk their newly opened Liberation Brewing Company in Long Beach. Before that we dig into the news, competition tips and changes Denny's going to have to make because his hip is going cyborg. Episode Links:...

Duration:01:58:49

Brew Files - Episode 46 - The Little Beer That Could

10/3/2018
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The Brew is Out There! RECIPE SHOW Just how many curveballs can you throw at a brew and still make an award winning beer? Today we find out as we talk with IGOR Eric Pierce and explore all the craziness around his 2018 Sam Adams Longshot winning Grisette. Sit back and learn how a beer can come together! Links Eric's Long Shot Entry Video: https://youtu.be/15gNa7QlqCE Recipe: The Little Grisette That Could: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/little-grisette-could This episode is brought...

Duration:00:43:30

Episode 76 - Having an Old Night Cap

9/26/2018
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We should call this a follow up episode because we've got a bunch of follow up to previous shows, including your feedback on the Brew Files water show and a chance to taste listener Ralph Rice's Altbier that he sent in thanks to our Alt show. One of our own just won a big award! We also announce our next experiment before diving into the beer world, both new and old, including a cool new blend of hops from sponsor Yakima Chief Hops that we're going to give away to the two challenge recipes...

Duration:01:25:24

Brew Files - Episode 45 - Water, Water Everywhere

9/19/2018
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The Brew is Out There! TECHNIQUE SHOW Water is an important chemical - without it we wouldn't have beer! And for something that comprises so much of our beer, the chemistry we need to know to brew our best beer is Daunting - with a capital D. Drew sits down with Martin Brungard, creator of Bru'n Water, to demystify water chemistry and realize the functionality of Martin's mathmagical spreadsheet. Links Bru'n Water: https://sites.google.com/site/brunwater/ Ward Lab: http://www.wardlab.com/...

Duration:00:51:22

Episode 75 - What's Hoppening

9/12/2018
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å It's no secret that craft brewers and homebrewers alike love their hops. On this weeks episode, Denny sits down with our friends at Yakima Chief Hops and talks what's coming for us to play with! And then we get the whole run down of Hop & Brew School and why you should get to Yakima next year! Oh and plans for Australia! (Listen to the show!) Episode Links: Australian National Homebrewers Conference (10/25-10/27) : https://www.anhc.com.au Sydney Meetup at Batch Brewing (Tues 10/30):...

Duration:01:38:45

Brew Files - Episode 44 - A Crumby Stout

9/6/2018
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The Brew is Out There! Every year the Maltose Falcons help the Los Angeles County Fair with their homemade beer competition. This year's winner Mike Hale of the High Desert Home Brewers Anonymous won for his beer called Crue's Crumbs, a Pecan Coffee Cake Imperial Stout. We sit down and try his beer, break down the recipe and break down the hype train that is the Pastry Stout. Links Crues Crumb Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/crue-crumbs The Stuffed Sandwich:...

Duration:00:37:21

Episode 74 - The Season for Review

8/29/2018
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It's Hop & Brew School time in Yakima! Naturally this means Denny's on the road, so it's time for a brief review of some our previous lab segments. First we start with feedback before digging into Drew's favorite - Saison Under Pressure and then into an appropriate revist to Glenn Tinseth, Dana Garves and "The IBU is a Lie" Episode Links: BYO Subscribe! https://subscribe.pcspublink.com/sub/subscribe.aspx?guid=cc79fade-90d7-4... Habitat for Humanity - https://www.habitat.org/ Nowzad -...

Duration:01:52:24

Brew Files - Episode 43 - An Old Secret

8/22/2018
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The Brew is Out There! On this week's episode, while last week we explored the new, this week we're taking a look at one of Denny's favorite "old" styles - Altbier. Come join as we try and explain exactly what makes an alt, an alt and how you can brew what we think is one of the best beers for the pending fall even if sometimes it's a secret. Links Sticke Warriors: http://www.stickewarriors.com/ Schumacher Alt Video: https://www.schumacher-alt.de/1838#video Double Secret Prohibition Sticke...

Duration:00:39:37

Episode 73 - Click, Clack and Klickitat

8/15/2018
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As summer wends it's way to it's end - ometime around the fifth of never here in Los Angeles - we start thinking about bigger, better beers for those cold winter days. Friend of the podcast, Jim Leininger, joins us (after our usual shenanigans) to talk about making his very amazing Imperial Stout with reiterated mashing. But first, the news... Episode Links: BrewSwag.com - Use Code "Experimental" and save 7.5% and give 7.5% to our charity fund! GABF IPA Dethroned:...

Duration:01:29:51

Brew Files - Episode 42 -The Sour Cat

8/8/2018
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The Brew is Out There! On this week's episode, we're exploring the Catharina Sour with Ronaldo Ferreira of Cervejaria Bruxa in Florianopolis Brazil about how this style evolved from an educational tool to a style brewed around South America and how to brew one of your own, for your own city.. Links Catharina Sour - BJCP - http://dev.bjcp.org/beer-styles/x4-catharina-sour/ Cervejaria Bruxa - https://www.facebook.com/CervejariaBruxa/ Ronaldo's Guava Sour -...

Duration:00:44:35

Episode 72 - Questing for Answers

8/1/2018
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ALL Q&A! It's time for us to answer a bunch of questions to the best of our ability (and our ability to research). Sit back and relax we've got 32 questions and about 63 answers! We'll cover your Fermentation, Ingredient, Packaging, Recipe and Technique questions. (Don't forget you can always drop us a line and get questions answered in a regular episode) Episode Links: BrewSwag.com - Use Code "Experimental" and save 7.5% and give 7.5% to our charity fund! BYO Subscribe!...

Duration:01:37:25