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Take 2 Episode 6: Festbier

WOW so much has happened over the last month since our last drop, but we did get a new episode recorded for you wonderful listeners. We must warn you, we did try to do a livestream (unsuccessfully) that may have strained the audio a little, sorry. Also Daan and his infinite clumsiness spilled an entire […]


Take 2 Episode 5: Malt, Malting, Maltsters – Epiphany Craft Malt

In this episode we are chatting with Sebastian of Epiphany Craft Malt out of Durham, NC about malt and process involved to take raw barley to the end product… Malt Post recording, Epiphany Malt was used in 2 gold metal beers at this years GABF. Wooden Robot out of Charlotte, NC for a Fruited Wood/Barrel Aged […]


Vinnie Cilurzo – Russian River Brewing Company :: DIPA, American Sours, Hop Creep.

Welcome to this special episode of Fermentation Nation with a gentlemen who has been a major inspiration of the American Craft Beer industry and has been credited with brewing the first Double IPA in the USA, possibly the world, as well as the first brewer to brew with brettanomyces in America. He is none other […]


Take 2 – Episode 3: Lagers with Parleaux Beer Lab

Welcome back to our 3rd episode drop, this time with Eric and Chuck from Parleaux Beer Labs here in New Orleans. Sit back and enjoy this information packed episode focused on 3 beer styles, well 1 that is more a hybrid to the style. Tmavé Pivo (Czech Dark Lager), Vienna Lager, Biere de Garde. For more […]


Take 2 Episode 2: Water, H20, Dihydrogen Monoxide

Welcome back! You made it through episode 1! We apologize for the roughness of that audio. However, your ears are in a treat for this next episode as we think we have solved our audio issues, which includes being able to run our A/C while we record. Trust me that is a massive improvement. H2O, […]


Take 2 Episode 1: NEIPA – Welcome Back

WE ARE BACK! For those of you that have been wondering what happened to us, well short answer, a lot! In April 2017 near the brink of Daan’s move to New Orleans, Joe and Shawn, decided that it was time to focus on their family and building the FN Brew Club and hang up their […]


Episode #47 Sourfest 2016 LIve!

This episode is a bit of a throwback that never got released, we found it and decided to share! Sit back and listen as we interview several of the brewers live at the 2016 Sour Fest that just happened this past November. This episode catches us talking to the brewers from; Casa Agria, Zebulon Brewing, […]


Episode #46: Lenny Boy Brewing/Booch 2.0!

This episode catches the guys talking to Townes Mozer, Owner/Founder of Lenny Boy Brewing Company, and also the man responsible for us having new studio space! Hang out with us in the Lenny Boy Studios as we catch up with Townes regarding all the changes that have occurred since we first had them on about […]


Episode #45 Barrel Care & Aging

After a bit of a Hiatus, we are back with our first Episode of 2017 from our new Lenny Boy Brewing Co. Studios! Sit in and catch up with what we’ve been up to over the holidays as well as some things we have planned for the future. Listen to the “Professor” drop some […]


Episode #44 Yakima Valley Hops

Episode #44 Catches the guys discussing hops with Kaleb at Yakima Valley Hops We discuss the modern hop growing and packaging process and talk about some of the varietals that are specific to Yakima Valley Hops. Kaleb also talks about the 2016 Hop Yields and what is on the horizon for Yakima Valley. How To Find […]


Episode #43 Low Oxygen Brewing with Bryan Rabe

This week we are chatting with homebrewer Bryan Rabe about Low Oxygen Brewing. Bryan is one of the authors of the On Brewing Bavarian Helles: Adapting to Low Oxygen Brewing paper that has sent ripples throughout the homebrew community, even reaching into the American craft beer industry. Received with mixed feelings among the people there’s […]


Episode #42 Operation Liberate Homebrew

Episode #42 has us discussing an important and hot homebrew topic especially in NC, sharing of homebrew at public events. The last few years has seen both ALE and ABC cracking down on events with homebrew because our state NC laws do not specifically say that it is allowed. Charles Willet, one of the individuals […]


Episode #41 Brewing ESB’s, Foothills Brewing Gambrinus Winner & Charlotte Ren-Fest

Episode #41 has the 2016 Foothills Brewing Gambrinus Cup winner in studio, Mr. Lee Hill! Lee won an opportunity to brew his winning ESB at Foothills Brewing which will be served at the 2016 Carolina Renaissance Festival. Sit back, relax and open a cold one as Lee joins us in studio to discuss the ESB […]


Episode #40 High Gravity Brewing

Episode 40 has the guys breaking out the 40oz’ers as we talk about Shawn’s favorite subject; High Gravity Brewing! We cover several topics about brewing High Gravity beers including; mash tun size, efficiency considerations, hop utilization differences, yeast pitching recommendations and fermentation timelines. Josh Veronee also joins us in studio to discuss his NHC Gold […]


Episode #39 Road trip to BierKeller!

This weekend we travel down to Columbia SC on a scorching hot Saturday to enjoy some cool mugs of Kellerbier. We’re sitting down with Columbia native and well traveled German expert Scott Burgess, and talking about his new venture BierKeller Columbia. Scott is looking to bring the beers he enjoyed while studying Abroad in Franconia […]


Episode #38 New England IPA’s

This episode we are joined by Todd Ford, Chad Henderson and David Gonzales of NoDa Brewing Company. They let us crash one of their conference rooms to record and joined us to discuss the new trend of New England or North Eastern IPA’s. We discuss what differentiates this style of IPA from others and we […]


Episode #37 Ernie Rector of LaMotte Water talking about the Brewlab Kit/NHC 2016

After a bit of a break, and fresh off our trip to Baltimore for the National Homebrew Conference, we are back!. Join us from our new temporary studio in the Daan’s office, where we are getting down and nerdy with water testing. This week we will also cover our NHC 2016 experience, where we actually […]


Episode #36 Small Batch Brewing w/ Jennifer Indicott

Episode #36 Finds us talking to Jennifer Indicott who will be presenting on One Gallon Brewing at this years HomeBrew Con in Baltimore. She joins us to discuss the benefits and setup involved with small batch brewing, particularly 1 gallon batches. Jennifer explains to us that: “One gallon batches are perfect for those with limited […]


Roadshow #2: Visiting Carolina Bauernhaus and SouthYeast Labs

Road Show #2 is under our belt and boy did we have a good time! This episode has us visiting Carolina Bauernhaus Ales and SouthYeast Labs. We sit down with Head Brewer/Co-Owner Keston to discuss the wonderful beers they are brewing, all with locally sourced yeast. We also discuss some of their brewing and blending practices. […]


Fermentation Nation Visits Sierra Nevada in Asheville, NC

This week Fermentation Nation went on a small road trip to Sierra Nevada to speak with Ken and Brian Grossman about the Past, Present, and Future of Sierra Nevada. We are very appreciative to sit down with both of them for almost 90 minutes to cover a vast variety of information, recipes, yeast modifications, engineering […]