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Ingredients / Brewtan B
« on: May 11, 2016, 05:43:32 PM »
Because so many people are interested, I scanned the lit I have... . I hope it's legal to post this, but they were distributing it CBC so I assume they won't mind.  Also, if anyone would be interested, I can ask Joe if he has time to join us to answer questions.

Episode 14 of our podcast is now up! On this episode we discuss HomebrewCon plans, a German birthday and the ongoing trademark wars. We stop in the library to discuss a new article on dry hopping and bitterness and then head to the lab to launch a new experiment based on Drew’s Saison Techniques - does open fermentation prevent the dreaded “stall”? Then in the lounge we launch a new segment “Unknown All-Stars” with one of Drew’s brewing mentors - Bruce Brode. Then we do our best with your questions and share our thoughts on this year and a great Youtube find.

Events / CBC
« on: May 02, 2016, 02:12:30 PM »
Anybody here going to CBC in Philly this week?  If so, let's get together!  I'll mainly be hanging out at the Picobrew booth.

General Homebrew Discussion / Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 13
« on: April 27, 2016, 09:52:16 AM »
Episode 13 is up!

Another episode and this time we're here with Olive Oil "aeration"results!

In the pub, we talk our "plans" for Homebrew Con in Baltimore in June - a live Q&A, a Troubleshooters Corner, Book Signings and more! We talk some gluten free barley, a new name for an old country and why some trademark fights make us sad.

A new room is added to the house as we sit down in the library to discuss the imminent release of Homebrew All-Stars!

Then to the lab where Marshall joins the guys as they discuss the IGOR's results of their Olive Oil vs. No Aeration efforts. Can you use Olive Oil to cheaply replace aeration?

We go to Dallas where Drew talks with Barrett Tillman of both Black Man Yeast and Deep Ellum Brewing Company about his experiences as a brewer, his love of all things sour and funky and why he decided to start a mini-yeast company.

After that, we're off to the books as we try and answer more listener questions.

Drew adds a quick tip about immersion circulators and brewing

Lastly, the guys hit the kitchen as Denny offers some sourdough advice and Drew deals with a bunch of nut sacks.

General Homebrew Discussion / Experimental Brewing podcast Episode 12
« on: April 13, 2016, 09:28:23 AM »

It's Episode 12 and we're announcing our next experiment amongst other things! We start with listener feedback - everyone was intrigued by and puzzled by the results of our First Wort Hop experiment. So were we! Also, apparently y'all didn't mind Drew getting weighty on you for a moment.

At the pub, we talk about how the results of the GC election with lots of teasing that's not meant to be taken seriously! We announce that we have "plans" for Homebrew Con in Baltimore in June. (Ever wanted to ask us a question live and see if we know the answer? Now's your chance!) Denny gets to rant and rave at the moon with his latest pet peeve and Drew shares an awesome example of how sometimes the customer isn't right at all.

We make a quick stop in the brewery to talk about getting your beer can on and how Drew's club just canned a judge gift beer and Denny talks about his local canner's efforts with homebrew.

Then to the lab where we dig into every homebrewer's experience. You go to the homebrew shop full of good intentions, buy some grain and mill it. Then you can't brew for a month or two - is your grain still good? Oh bother - guess we'll find out, won't we? We also talk a little about our experiences with the whole issue.

We go to the Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference where Denny interviews Annie Johnson - one of our favorite brewers. Not only has she won two amazing brewing achievements - AHA Homebrewer of the Year and Pilsner Urquell's Masterhomebrewer, but she manages to keep a playful side to her brewing. Listen and learn! (Including her secret obsession)

After Annie, we hit the books for a couple of questions, including one that really made us do some research to avoid our knee jerk "are you kidding us?" reaction. That was awesome!

Denny drops his quick tip about being a yeast abuser.

And then Denny talks about his soon to be assembled chicken coop and the artisans behind it. Drew then drops two things - Billy Dee is back as Colt 45's spokesman and Sweden has a phone number. Yup, Sweden. It's awesome.

This episode can be downloaded directly at

Podcast RSS Url:

General Homebrew Discussion / My latest peeve....
« on: April 03, 2016, 12:00:31 PM »
"Juicy" the hell did this descriptor come about?  What does it mean?  I hear about a "juicy" aroma, which just seems like a total oxymoron.  I hear a beer described as "juicy"...what, it tastes like say, orange juice?  I think I know what people who use the term are getting at, but it seems so incredibly wrong.  Why is juicy used?  WTF does it mean?

General Homebrew Discussion / Experimental Brewing Ep. 11
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:37:56 AM »
It's Episode 11 and experimental results are back! We start with listener feedback - namely, y'all really loved the Session Beer Recipe collection and the Q&A episode. Looks like we're going to have to keep answering questions!

At the pub, we talk about how hops are being explored as actual medicine and why sadly this doesn't mean your Quadruple IPA is about to become "healthy", how our sponsor PicoBrew went to 11 for Denny and discuss why we feel that bars and breweries should offer samplers (and why the money crunchers back us up on this assertion).

Then to the lab where we comb through the results of Denny's favorite experiment - First Wort Hopping vs. 60 minute bittering. First though we start with listener Tim Hagan's fairly clear explanation of the meaning of P-Value. We also talk about why some folks are encouraging a move away from P-Value as the end all be all of science. And then we dig into the experiment! What new and interesting twists did our IGORs find this time? Is there an actual impact here or are we living in a land of make believe?

We go to the Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference where Denny interviews Rodney Kibzey, multiple award winning brewer - no seriously, the man won the Sam Adams Longshot Competition twice. Rodney talks up his "secrets" for winning. So you might want to listen to the man.

Denny drops another quick tip from our AHA Forum friends - Don't Get Caught Up With The Shiny Gear!

Drew then leaves us with two something other than beers - Falcons nesting at Briess and then, because you, the listeners, asked Drew talks about how he lost 112 lbs in 13 months and still drank beer.

Episode Links:

    Freedom Service Dogs -
    Hops as Medicine -
    The Value of Fractional Pours -
    Rethinking P-value -
    Am Stats of P-value -
    Briess Falcon Nest Cam -
    Images of Drew's Weightloss -

Episode Contents:

00:00:00 Our Sponsors

00:03:28 Theme and Intro

00:05:20 Feedback

00:08:41 Beer Life from the Experimental Brewing Pub - Hops as Medicine, Pico Goes to 11, The Boon of Sampler Flights

00:20:59 Casa Verde Labs - Exploring P-Value and Experimental Results - FWH vs Bittering

00:42:05 The Uke

00:42:36 Medal Secrets with Rodney Kibzey

01:05:37 Q&A wth Denny & Drew

01:25:38 Quick Tip - Don't Get Caught Up

01:27:42 Something Other Than Beer - Briess's Falcon's Nest & Drew's Weight Loss

01:40:04 Question of the Week, Wrap up and Coming Attractions

Ingredients / Time to brew some Belgian beers....
« on: March 18, 2016, 12:16:50 PM »

General Homebrew Discussion / PNWHC16 seminars posted
« on: March 14, 2016, 11:06:39 AM »

All Grain Brewing / My mash in and batch sparge process
« on: March 07, 2016, 03:09:47 PM »
I get a lot of questions about how I do these, so I made a short video.

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