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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.




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


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

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

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

Episode 213: Great Scotch! Adventures in the Island of Jura

On the season finale of Fuhmentaboudit!, Mary, Chris, and Rachel are joined in the studio by Jason Moore, a single malt specialist for Whyte & Mackay Americas, makers of Jura single malt whiskys. Tune in to hear them discuss the "extremely ungetatable" Isle of Jura, the process of making Scotch whisky, and the launch of the new Jura 10 variety!

Duration: 00:45:29

Episode 212: 2017 NY Craft & Imports Festival w Brewstoria, Pilsner Urquell & Reyes Brewing

Brewstoria, Queens' local homebrew club, paired up with Pilsner Urqell and Reyes Brewing Company to host a diverse and delicious fundraiser for the Queens Council On The Arts' "High School to Art School (HS2AS) Program. Inspired and tasty homebrews were shared alongside unfiltered Pilsner Urquell, beers from Reyes Brewing Company, ICONYC, Big Alice, Clemson Bros., KCBC, Keg and Lantern and more. Chris grabs precious fun and loquacious moments with its participants, pros and joes. Hear here...

Duration: 00:46:52

Episode 211: Brewing at the CIA with Hutch Kugeman & John Fischer

Invited by the Culinary Institute of America, a gaggle of HRN hosts journeyed North to visit the Hyde Park NY campus and interview the people that make them awesome. In this episode, Chris speaks with Hutch Kugeman and John Fischer about the ins and outs of their hands on brewing program. Hutch brews and teaches inside a fully functional active brewery in the center of campus.

Duration: 00:38:53

Episode 210: Sigurdur Snorrason

The Fuhmentaboudit gang is joined by Sigurdur Snorrason, Co-founder & President of RVK (Reykjavik) Brewing Company. Join us as we delve into Iceland home brewing and beer culture, the country’s tumultuous relationship with alcohol and Siggi’s personal journey to opening a brewery.

Duration: 00:49:46

Episode 209: Getting Grafty with Kyle Sherrer + David Hall of Graft Cider

Traditional cider is getting pretty big in New York State and around the country, but although Kyle Sherrer's cider is rooted in tradition, this cider is anything but. Chris and Mary join Kyle Sherrer and David Hall at Graft's popup in Newburgh to talk about the cidery's start, its trajectory, and its focus on flavors and technique to get complex and unique flavors out of simple fruits and yeasts. Hear of Kyle’s history with Millstone, beer influences, and how it has all driven him to...

Duration: 00:46:01

Episode 205: The Spell of Charm City with Meaghan & Shane Carpenter of Hex Ferments

Miso kimchi? Black radishes? Purple Kombucha? In this episode, Rachel navigates the Baltimore fermentation scene with founders and fermenters at Hex Ferments, Maryland-based food alchemists, dedicated to sourcing from local and organic farmers. They talk about their journey as artists into the world of krauts, kimchi, and kombucha, and their innovative take on classic fermented foods to help introduce new customers to the world of fermentation and gut health. To find out more about Hex...

Duration: 00:55:41

Episode 156: The Story of The Comic Book Story of Beer

This week’s episode ofFuhmentaboudit!is all about beer! At the top of the show, Mary, Chris, and Rachelcheck in withAndrew Luberto,...

Duration: 00:43:54

Episode 155: Tis the Saison

On this week’s episode ofFuhmentaboudit!, Mary and Rachel get out ofthe studio to observe some fermentation right at the source....

Duration: 00:35:12

Episode 154: Jump-Starting Sourdough Starters with Tony Limuaco

On this week’s episode ofFuhmentaboudit!, Mary, and Rachel chat withTony Limuaco about starters and sourdough bread. Tony is also the...

Duration: 00:39:09

Episode 153: The Yeast Whisperer with Shea Comfort

On this week’s edition ofFuhmentaboudit!, our hosts welcomeShea Comfort (aka “The Yeast Whisperer”),head winemaker for Olin Wines and prolific home...

Duration: 00:48:51

Episode 152: Beer Is People with Strong Rope Brewery

This week onFuhmentaboudit!, Jason Sahler joins Chris and guest host Rachel Jacobs in the studio to chat about Strong Rope...

Duration: 00:42:14

Episode 151: Winter Ferments with Cheryl Paswater

On today’s episode of Fuhmentaboudit!, guest Cheryl Paswater talks about some cozy winter ferments that are perfect for the season....

Duration: 00:42:25

Episode 150: Beer Distilled, Essentially with Arcane Distillery

Fuhmentaboudit! is celebrating its 150th episode with none other than Dave Kyrejko, talking his newest project: Arcane Distilling. Arcane is...

Duration: 00:40:56

Episode 149: Stats What I’m Talkin’ About! With Beer Economist Bart Watson

Tune in to a brand new episode of Fuhmentaboudit! as hosts Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme are on the line...

Duration: 00:32:08

Episode 148: A Japan Meander with Nancy Singleton Hachisu

Tune in for a brand new episode of Fuhmentaboudit! as Mary Izett and guest co-host Rachel Jacobs talk to Nancy...

Duration: 00:50:04

Episode 147: PicoBrew! We See You, Annie Johnson

Fuhmentaboudit! is on the line with Annie Johnson, Master Brewer at PicoBrew talking all things automatic beer brewing appliances. The...

Duration: 00:41:35

Episode 146: The Episode of Drinking Adventurously with Jeff Cioletti

You want a little adventure in your life. And why not? With thousands of breweries and distilleries in the United...

Duration: 00:45:39

Episode 144: AcetoBacter The Future: Vinegar with Harry Rosenblum

Fuhmentaboudit! is back for the 2016 season! Hosts Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett sit down with fellow Heritage Radio Network...

Duration: 00:45:29

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