Basic Brewing Radio™ 2021

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December 30, 2021 - Annual Disaster Show

It's the longest one ever! James and Steve sit on the porch and read a stack of stories about brewing gone wrong sent in by listeners from around the world.

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December 9, 2021 - Juleøl

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about traditional Christmas beers from Norway.

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December 2, 2021 - Beer Yeast Sampler

James and Steve compare beers made with Active Dry and Rapid Rise bread yeast against one made with US-05.

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November 18, 2021 - U. S. Open Beer Championship

Dow Scoggins and Michael Conger from the U. S. Open Beer Championship talk about their competition and give a bit of advice for competing and judging.

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November 11, 2021 - Expanding Crisis

Sean Slape of Crisis Brewing Company catches us up on his work to expand his once tiny brewery into a successful small brewery through brewing delicious beers.

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November 4, 2021 - Mountain Fork Brewery

Johann the Brewer from Mountain Fork Brewery talks about brewing traditionally-inspired beers with river water in southeastern Oklahoma.

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October 28, 2021 - Space Yeast Mead

Dan Schreffler of Space Time Mead and Cider Works shares a mead made with yeast sent to the edge of space along with three other delicious meads.

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October 21, 2021 - Building a "Perfect" Keezer

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel walks us through how he built a keezer that is ideal for his home brewery.

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October 14, 2021 - Partigyle Techniques

Peter Symons, author of Guile Brews, talks about the process of using brewing software to design partigyle beers.

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October 7, 2021 - Hatch Wit and Steve's Shop

Steve shares a Belgian Wit chili pepper experiment and sums up his time as owner of Steve's Brew Shop.

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September 30, 2021 - Natural State Beer Gold

We catch up with Mark and Ryan Smith at Natural State Beer following their taking GABF gold for their maibock.

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September 23, 2021 - Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

We travel to Tulsa to sample beers from the Oklahoma breweries gathered for the festival in High Gravity's parking lot.

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September 16, 2021 - Hop Oils with Scott Janish

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about his experiments adding hop oils to beer post-fermentation.

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September 9, 2021 - Dark Sugar Sampler

James and Steve brave the summertime hot porch to sample three Belgian-inspired beers brewed with offbeat dark sugars.

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September 2, 2021 - Eureka Springs Brewery

Father-son team Jeff and Matt Joseph are building on years of homebrewing experience in their brewery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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August 26, 2021 - Brewing with Cannabis

Dr. Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon and CERIA Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis, gives us tips on brewing non-alcoholic beers and adding THC.

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August 19, 2021 - Forms of Fruit

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing presents the pros and cons of a long list of different forms of fruit for use in brewing.

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August 12, 2021 - The Science of Kveik

Dr. Matt Winans, R & D Scientist at Imperial Organic Yeast, answers questions about traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast.

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August 5, 2021 - Beer Yeast Meads

Steve shares three delicious meads he made this past year with different strains of yeast typically used for brewing beer.

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July 29, 2021 - Core Barrels, Seltzers, and Canned Cocktails

Steve and James pay a visit to Core Brewing in Springdale, Arkansas, to sample some big barrel-aged beers, refreshing hard seltzers, and ready-to-drink cocktails.

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July 22, 2021 - Creature Craft Soda

We talk to Kim Welch of Creature Craft Soda in Joplin, Missouri, about her innovative kombucha, water kefir and other delicious fermented products.

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July 15, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler - 100 Percent Wheat

James and Steve taste wheat beers with malty, bitter, and balanced water profiles. They also add a fourth with filtered tap water.

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July 8, 2021 - The "Perfect" NEIPA

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel talks about his three-year quest to brew his perfect example of a New England IPA.

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June 24, 2021 - Biotransformation and GM Yeast

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about new genetically-engineered yeast strains designed to unlock more hop flavor and aroma in beers.

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June 17, 2021 - Five Honeys, Five Meads

Meadmaker Tim Leber takes James and Steve through a tasting of meads made with five honeys: sweet clover, coriander blossom, carrot blossom, quince blossom, and mustard blossom.

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June 10, 2021 - CERIA Non-Alcoholic and Cannabis-Infused Beers

Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer, talks about his latest venture bringing cannabis products to brewing.

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June 3, 2021 - Partial Mash Promulgation

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, says partial mashing is still relevant in today's homebrewing world.

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May 27, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler - RO and Roasted Barley

James and Steve take another run at comparing malty, balanced and bitter water profiles. This time with reverse osmosis water and a bit of roasted barley.

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May 20, 2021 - Kegging with Dave

Dave Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa (highgravitybrew.com) answers listener questions about kegging equipment and techniques.

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May 13, 2021 - Hop Timing Experiment, Take Two

Homebrewer Brent Langdon shares his experiment comparing hops added at 30, 20, 10 and zero minutes in the boil.

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May 6, 2021 - Adam's Grab Bag

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa shares an Oyster Stout, a Brut IPA with Wine Must, a Hoppy Maibock, and a big Belgian-style Quad.

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April 29, 2021 - Pre-Prohibition Beers

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa introduces us to two examples of beers that are inspired by brewing before prohibition.

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April 22, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler

Listener Dansey Nickel sent us three water profiles to try in the Malt Sampler recipe – malty, bitter and balanced. Can James and Steve taste the difference?

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April 15, 2021 - Wild Meads

Jake Gorton, brewhouse manager and packaging director of Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies, shares five techniques to use wild microbes to ferment honey.

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April 8, 2021 - Hairless Dog NA

Jeff Hollander, CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing Company, talks about brewing a beer with craft character and no alcohol.

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April 1, 2021 - Colby's Spring Brews

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and The Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about his favorite beers to brew as the weather warms up.

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March 25, 2021 - Brew in a Ziplock Bag

Homebrewer Johannes Fahrenkrug ads a twist (or maybe a zip) to brewing with sous vide by mashing inside Ziplock bags.

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March 18, 2021 - Brewing with Fruit Purees

Chris Hodge of Oregon Fruit Products answers listener questions about using fruit purees in beer and mead.

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March 11, 2021 - Apple Blossom Reborn

James sits down to sample a flight with Alton Huebner, brewer of the newly-reopened Apple Blossom Brewing Company.

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March 4, 2021 - Cider-Graf Malt and Yeast Experiment

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares his ambitious experiment brewing graf with apple juice along with four malt extracts and five yeast strains.

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February 25, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Sampler

James and Steve sample small batches brewed with specialty malts from Sugar Creek Malt Company – lavender smoke, crystal rye, and bourbon barrel aged chocolate malt.

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February 18, 2021 - Swedish Hop Sampler

James and Steve taste small batches with Swedish hops sent by listener Marcus: Svalof Mauritz, Korsta and Hulla Norrgard.

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February 11, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Company

Caleb Michalke and John Beal from Sugar Creek Malt Company in Indiana talk about using traditional techniques to create some innovative malts.

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February 4, 2021 - Wort Tests

Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast walks us through three standard procedures to test the quality of our wort.

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January 28, 2021 - Yeast Nutrition and Health

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, addresses some of the factors in keeping yeast happy and healthy in fermentations.

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January 21, 2021 - Man Made Mead Myths

Garrett from the Man Made Mead YouTube channel walks us through four experiments he's done challenging traditional wisdom in brewing meads.

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January 14, 2021 - Gezellig Brewing Company

James talks with Grant Heuer, Lucas Greta and Betsy Duffy from Gezellig Brewing in Newton, Iowa, about their recent extremely sucessful competition performance.

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January 7, 2021 - Hop Sampler - Amarillo, Hallertau Mittelfruh Blend

James and Steve taste individual examples and a blend of a traditional European hop and a relatively new American one.

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