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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

Episode 104 - Trademark Your Bru

10/23/2019
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You heard Drew's brew day at Trademark in a previous Brew Files episode, but now you can hear the story of Trademark straight from Sterling. How he got started and what sort of amazing job they're doing in Long Beach after a short time! And of course we get you the news and Drew and Denny talk about Brümalt from Great Western and how they inadvertently used it the exact same way! Episode Links: Micro Homebrew - https://www.microhomebrew.com Cairn Brewing - https://www.cairnbrewing.com Sierra...

Duration:01:46:13

Brew Files - Episode 73 - Pinch Pennies Wisely

10/16/2019
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The Brew is Out There! Common wisdom dictates that trying to save money by brewing beer is a fool's errand like buying a boat to save on fish, but we're here to tell you that there are a few ways you can maximize your savings while still enjoying high quality beer. We're not about minmaxing here - just reminding you as your beer needs increase around the holidays, it's perfectly easy to pinch some pennies and enjoy a beer! This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association...

Duration:00:51:05

Episode 103 - Over 60 and the Next Pint Project

10/9/2019
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On this episode we delve a bit into history as Denny talks about the results of our "Beer & Brewing Over 60" survey. Then we're flying into the future as we listen to OSU's Sarah Windes talk about the project to develop and select a new malt hybrid for both Mecca Grade and the public. Pollen flies on this episode along with all of our usual beery goodness! Episode Links: Micro Homebrew - https://www.microhomebrew.com Cairn Brewing - https://www.cairnbrewing.com Sierra Nevada - 40 Years of...

Duration:01:45:34

Brew Files - Episode 72 - Trademark a Collaboration

10/2/2019
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The Brew is Out There! How does one make a locally global IPA that's a little bit West Coast, a little bit New England, a little bit Idaho, a little bit Norwegian and a little bit South African? Well, you call out the squad and you collaborate! In this episode, Drew talks with Trademark Brewing, John Feerless, White Labs and the Maltose Falcons about bringing together a bunch of different ideas and ingredients into one very interesting beer! Links Trademark Brewing:...

Duration:00:29:49

Episode 102 - Hood River Beers

9/25/2019
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We're not done with Hop & Brew School just yet because as Denny headed home from Yakima, he stopped in the beer rich river city of Hood River. While there he sat down with Brian Perkey of Lallemand to talk about his long history in the brewing world - how he almost didn't get his first brewing job and what he's done across the world of craft beer. And of course, we cover the beer news, feedback, questions and craft malt! Episode Links: Golden Prarie Relaunch -...

Duration:02:00:50

Brew Files - Episode 71 - Meading In The Moonlight

9/18/2019
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The Brew is Out There! Did you know that August was Mead Month and that September is Honey Month? In this episode, Drew sits down the Berniece Van Der Berg and Michael Fairbrother of Moonlight Meadery to talk about bees, the state of mead and how to brew your best mead at home! Links Moonlight Mead: https://www.moonlightmeadery.com/ Mead Made Right: https://www.meadmaderight.com This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers Publications Atlantic Brew Supply...

Duration:00:48:01

Episode 101 Live At Hop And Brew School

9/11/2019
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Another year has passed and Denny's visited one of his happy places! On this very special episode, Denny and Drew sit down and discuss what's to be seen, heard and learned in the town that hops built. In the second half of the show, we go live to the lunch and learn podcast conducted in a soon to be filled hop warehouse. Learn more about the industry from some of the key players at Yakima Chief Hops, learn more about hops from John Palmer and hear from our drawing winner, Cassie Salinas...

Duration:01:15:14

Brew Files - Episode 70 - Going Big Replay

9/4/2019
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The Brew is Out There! While Denny and Drew wrap up their time with Yakima Chief Hops - it's time to go back and rehear our talk about brewing big. What have been our experiences, our tips, tricks and our favorites! Next week we're back with a live episode of the show! Links Old Stoner Barleywine Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/old-stoner-barleywine-10 FalconsClaws Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/falconsclaws-2016 This episode is brought to you by: American...

Duration:00:41:30

Episode 100 - Malt of the Century

8/28/2019
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We've been talking for just shy of 13,000 minutes now and it only took us 100 episode (plus 69 of the Brew Files) to get there! In this episode we visit a new room at Casa Verde to revisit what we've all learned (Maybe the real beer was always the one in our hands). And since the world of beer never stops - we're covering the news and talking with Seth Klann of Mecca Grade Estate Malt about his plans to bring even more craft malt to the world! Oh and a party! Episode Links: Hop & Brew School...

Duration:01:50:23

Brew Files - Episode 69 - Double Down In Rhode Island

8/21/2019
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The Brew is Out There! Last episode we covered beer that isn't beer - this week we prep for winter's return by talking the members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society about their epic GOAT Ribs Doppelbock, winner of the Ocean State Homebrew Competition that was brewed at the Guild in time for our HomeBrewCon party! Listen to hear their story and how an 8% Doppelbock is the small version! Links Rhode Island Brewing Society: https://ribrewingsociety.com This episode is brought to you by:...

Duration:00:41:20

Episode 99 - Buttoning Up Good Beer

8/14/2019
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What do you get when you take a dedicated homebrewer, an old mill building and a couple of crazy dogs? One very interesting brewery designed straight up with Drew's tastebuds in mind - IPAs and Saisons and odd things. Drew sits down with Morgan Snyder, owner/brewery/dogdad of Cranston RI's Buttonwoods Brewery. Episode Links: Hop & Brew School - https://www.yakimachief.com/events/ Episode 100 Feedback - http://experimentalbrew.com/episode100 BYO Nano-Con Registration (code nano-experimental...

Duration:01:41:40

Brew Files - Episode 68 - Hard Times in Seltzer Town

8/7/2019
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The Brew is Out There! There are no laws when drinking - hard seltzer? Yes, it's the latest evolution of the malternative/alcopop/notbeerbeer. So, let's say you want to make your own malternative at home - how do you do it? Drew walks you through the reasons for these things and how to make your own hard lemonade, hard seltzer and even better the quick way to make an alternative draft beverage as a homebrewer! Links This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers Association Brewers...

Duration:00:26:11

Episode 98 - Bitterly Successful in NYC

7/31/2019
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One of the greatest joys of HomeBrewCon is getting a chance to talk to interesting people and then get to see them recognized for what their doing. In this episode Drew sits down in conversation with Douglas Amport and John LaPolla - founders of New York City's only homebrew shop - Bitter & Esters. We talk about the challenges and joys of podcasting and running a homebrew shop. A day later, they won as the AHA's Homebrew Shop of the Year! Episode Links: Hop & Brew School -...

Duration:01:36:29

Brew Files - Episode 67 - Quaking in Long Beach

7/24/2019
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The Brew is Out There! Drew's siting down with Levi from Long Beach Beer Lab again to explore how Levi is using the old school, new hotness of Kveik in nearly half of his beers. What has Levi discovered to make some pretty amazing beer? He's got a few tricks up his sleeve! Links Kveik - Milk The Funk - http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Kveik Levi uses Skare and Sykkylven. Omega's Voss Kveik (from Atlantic Brew Supply - codeword BrewFiles) -...

Duration:00:41:29

Episode 97 - The Legend of Answers

7/17/2019
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It's time! Time for a whole bunch of questions and answers. In this go around it seems many of you have hops on the brain - so it's only fitting we also announce a chance to win 2 tickets to Yakima Chief Hops Hop and Brew School®. Enter by 7/26 at https://www.experimentalbrew.com/hopandbrew! On with the questions! Episode Links: Hop & Brew School - https://www.yakimachief.com/events/ Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental...

Duration:01:39:11

Brew Files - Episode 66 - Middling Beer

7/10/2019
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The Brew is Out There! We've been talking a lot about lower alcohol beers recently - part of a trend - but a real problem for these beers is fewer ingredients means fewer chances to inject flavor. Drew sits down with Phil Jensen and talks about using a by-product of the flour milling industry to boost beer flavor. They may be called "middlings", but their impact is anything but. Sit back - it's time to taste some beer! Links Middlings - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wheat_middlings Phil's...

Duration:00:27:56

Episode 96 - Dancing The Con Con

7/6/2019
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Episode Links: Hop & Brew School - https://www.yakimachief.com/events/ Wings of Rescue - https://wingsofrescue.org/ Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Experimental Brew Store - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors 00:03:45 Gary Glass - The AHA 00:13:44 Alex - Yakima Chief Hops 00:30:16 Graciany & Fred - Kilt Lifter Wee Heavy 00:47:19 Jonathan - Craftmeister 00:53:23 Jared - Country...

Duration:02:03:21

Brew Files - Episode 65 - American Nothingness

6/26/2019
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The Brew is Out There! American Light Lager is by far and away, the most popular style of beer in America. No matter how much we gnash our teeth about it, it's the truth. It's also the truth that this little bit of "nothing" can be the hardest technical challenge a brewer can face. Are you up to it? Links Jeff Renner's Your Father's Mustache: https://beerandbrewing.com/your-father-s-mustache-pre-prohibition-lager-recipe/ Dougweiser, the Beer of Kings:...

Duration:00:55:11

Episode 95 - One Percent Ales and Other Tales with Mike

6/19/2019
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Over the last decade, Asheville has become a mecca of breweries, but perhaps none of them have the dedication to history and brewing as a passion as the improbably tiny Zebulon Artisan Ales helmed by long time brewer, former homebrew shop owner and man of odd business hours, Mike Karnowski. Drew sat down with Mike and covered the beer (including a really satisfying 1% Mild on handpump and other treats), the business and the meaning of beer in a world suddenly awash in breweries. Episode...

Duration:01:46:00

Brew Files - Episode 64 - Tasting IPA

6/12/2019
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The Brew is Out There! One problem with us sitting here and giving our brewing advice - you never get to taste our beer! While we can't ship everyone a beer, you can finally hear Denny's feedback about Drew's canned IPAs. We're tasting Drew's 45th Birthday IPA and Cape Point New South African Hazy IPA Links Drew's 45th Birthday IPA https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/drews-45th-ipa Cape Point New South African IPA https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/cape-point-new-south-african-ipa...

Duration:00:41:19