Basic Brewing Radio™ 2010

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December 30, 2010 - Holiday Barleywines

James and Steve enjoy a vertical tasting of end-of-the-year holiday barleywines, starting with the present and ending with 2007.

- Barleywine recipe pdf

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December 16, 2010 - Barrel Aging Update

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender continue their visit with an update on their barrel aged beers.

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December 9, 2010 - Kvass: Beer with Bread

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender join us to talk about Kvass, a traditional beer brewed with bread.

- Nathan's Blog

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December 2, 2010 - BYO-BBR Bottle Aging Experiment

The guys endure severe weather to evaluate the Brew Your Own - Basic Brewing Radio experiment aging beer in different temperatures.

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November 18, 2010 - E-mail with Steve

James and Steve celebrate the release of their new Extract Brewing and Partial Mashing DVD with a couple homebrews and listener e-mail.

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November 11, 2010 - Stein Brewing in Oklahoma

James heads to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to observe members of the Fellowship of Oklahoma Ale Makers as they brew with hot rocks. He also samples an awesome Berliner Weiss homebrew.

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November 4, 2010 - Mashing Experiment and Winter Brews

James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, announce the new collaborative mashing experiment and talk about winter beers.

- An example of a BIAB nylon bag

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October 28, 2010 - Alternate Priming Sugars

Home brewer Drew Filkins shares his technique of using alternative ingredients to put the bubbles in his brew.

- Hydrometer readings and sugar content charts on home-winemaking.com

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October 21, 2010 - Kegging Revisited

Andy and James talk about the basics of kegging from Andy's article in the November Brew Your Own magazine.

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October 14, 2010 - Brewtroller Automation

Jeremiah Dillingham and Matt Reba from Open Source Control Systems talk about automating your brewday and their Brewtroller project.

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October 7, 2010 - New Albanian Gruits

Jesse Williams, brewer for New Albanian Brewery in Indiana, talks about adventurous beers he's brewed without using hops.

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September 30, 2010 - Sam Adams Longshot

We bring you interviews with all of the finalists in the Sam Adams homebrew competition and the announcement of the winners in Denver.

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September 23, 2010 - GABF Wrap-up

This week, a revisit of James and Andy's trip to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival.

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September 16, 2010 - Thermal Mass and Slaking Heat

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains parameters surrounding the initial temperatures of all grain brewing.

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September 9, 2010 - Nano Brewing in Mississippi

James talks with John Neal and Sam Sorrells from the Keg and Barrel in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. They're carving a foothold for good beer on a small scale.

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September 2, 2010 - Refractometers and Hydrometers

James has a pint or two with home brewer Sean Terrill as they discuss measuring specific gravity and ask for your help.

- Sean Terrill's site

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August 26, 2010 - Beehive Brew-Off

James Heads to Salt Lake City to take part in the second annual Beehive Brew-Off homebrew competition, celebrating legal homebrew in Utah.

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August 19, 2010 - NHC Banquet with the Homebrew Chef

Steve Wilkes spends a few minutes behind the scenes of the National Homebrewers Conference banquet with Homebrew Chef Sean Paxton.

Homebrew labeling sites:
- Coopers
- Beer Labelizer
- SheetLabels

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August 12, 2010 - NHC Going Pro Panel Part Two

Five professional brewers answer questions from the crowd at the "Going Pro" panel at the National Homebrewers Conference.

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August 5, 2010 - NHC Going Pro Panel Part One

Four professional brewers share their perspectives and tactics on starting a commercial brewery from scratch.

- National Homebrewers Association presentations page

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July 1, 2010 - Mark Stutrud, NHC Keynote

Mark Stutrud of Summit Brewing in St. Paul addresses the 2010 National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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June 24, 2010 - Club Spotlight: Prairie Homebrewing Companions

James and Steve profile the Prairie Homebrewing Companions of Fargo, North Dakota in front of a live audience at the National Homebrewers Conference.

- Prairie Homebrewing Companions' site
- PHC's Award of Brewing Program

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June 10, 2010 - BYO-BBR Irish Moss Experiment

James, Steve, and Blake Lyon evaluate the experiment that attempts to determine whether Irish Moss or other fining agents make a difference in homebrew.

- James and Steve's fermenter photos

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June 3, 2010 - A Failed, But Fun, Trifecta

James joins Steve for an attempt to brew a mead, a wine, and a beer in the same day on a holiday weekend.

Gene Ullery-Smith's Beer Label Templates
- Retro Number One
- Traditional Number One

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May 27, 2010 - Kai's Take on Decoction

Kai Troester joins us to give us his thoughts and techniques about the time-honored process of decoction mashing.

- Kai's Decoction Mashing page
- Kai's Decoction YouTube videos

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May 20, 2010 - Rare Beer and Email

James enlists the help of Steve Wilkes, Andy Sparks, and Alex Roberts to answer items from the mailbag as the four sip rare beers.

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May 13, 2010 - Stir Plates and Triangle Tests

Home Brewer Sean Terrill joins us again to follow up on his yeast starter aeration experiment. Also, Sean shares the results of his pitching rate experiment, recruiting dozens of home brewers to help evaluate.

- Sean's Yeast Pitching Rate Results
- Sean's Stirplate Design

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May 6, 2010 - Gorst Valley Hops

James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops joins us to tell us how his company is bringing commercial hops back to Wisconsin. Also, James answers your questions about growing hops at home.

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April 29, 2010 - Electric Brewing

Home brewer Jeff Karpinski gives us tips on going electric in our home breweries and how to build a heat stick.

- Jeff's article in BYO magazine
- Jeff's instructions on building a heat stick

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April 22, 2010 - Irish Moss and Aging Beers

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins James to talk about Collaborative Experiments number four and five.

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April 15, 2010 - Legislation Update

Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, brings us up to date on legislation affecting home brewers across the country.

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April 8, 2010 - Breakfast Beers

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, tells us about a series of articles dedicated to breakfast foods we can use to brew.

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April 1, 2010 - Brewing As Art

Home brewer Mark Zap has been awarded a grant to create a work of art: a brewing sculpture.

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March 18, 2010 - Brewing with Wheat and Stan Hieronymus

Author Stan Hieronymus joins us to talk about his book, Brewing with Wheat - The "Wit" and "Weizen" of World Wheat Styles.

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March 11, 2010 - Starter Aeration Experiment

Home brewer Sean Terrill shares the results of his experiment testing how aeration affects the amount of yeast cells generated in starters.

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March 4, 2010 - BYO-BBR Experiment III

We bring in a panel of experts and data from home brewers to test the effects of a partial boil and adding extract late to the brewpot.

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February 25, 2010 - Mmmm Belgian Sugar Experiment

Mike Nealy, president and founder of Malt Munching Mash Monsters, shares the results of his club's experiment comparing nine sugars in Belgian beer.

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February 18, 2010 - The Home Brewer's Recipe Database

Les Howarth, author of The Home Brewer's Recipe Database, joins us to talk about his book that lists the ingredients of nearly 3,000 beers.

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February 11, 2010 - Pale Ale Yeast Experiment

Home brewer Scott Mathis shares his experiment splitting a pale ale wort and fermenting it with six different yeasts.

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February 4, 2010 - Malt Conditioning and Listener Questions

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, talks about conditioning malt for better milling and answers listener e-mails.

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January 28, 2010 - Homebrew Club Sites and Legislation Update

Ryan Thompson-Jewell walks us through some tips on creating or improving homebrew club Web sites. Also, Gary Glass, director of the AHA, brings us up-to-date on homebrew legislation.

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January 21, 2010 - Odonata Beer Company

Peter Hoey of Odonata Beer Company in Sacramento joins us to talk about launching a new brewery and gives tips for brewing Saisons, Chocolate Stouts and hoppy beers.

- Twitter links: Peter (@Krausen), Rick (@PacificBrewNews), Odonata (@OdonataBeer)

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January 14, 2010 - GBS Iron Brewer Competition

Jeff Britton, president of the Garage Brewers Society of O'Fallon, Missouri, explains his club's current contest centering around mystery ingredients.

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January 7, 2010 - Beer Foam

Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, joins us to talk about factors affecting foam on beer. Also, we catch up on the BYO-BBR Collaborative Experiment.

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