Basic Brewing Radio™ 2011
December 22, 2011 - Homebrew Disasters
James and Steve read letters from listeners about batches of brew that didn't go the way they had been planned.
December 15, 2011 - Homebrew Invasion
Brewers Kasey Loman and Jen Royer invade the home of non-brewers and brew up a batch of beer.
December 8, 2011 - Andy's Brewery
Andy Sparks shows off his home brewery in progress: a remote-controlled, high-tech electric dream machine.
December 1, 2011 - Fermenter Experiment Results
James and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, go over the data from the experiment comparing different fermenter types.
November 17, 2011 - Brewing Software II
James and Steve read listener recommendations about software designed to better your brew.
November 10, 2011 - Brewing As a Monk
Sadhaka Rajanatha of Kauai's Hindu Monastery shares some 17-year-old mead and his experiences as brewer for his fellow monks.
November 3, 2011 - No Sparge Brewing
Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, fills us in on the technique of mashing with all your brewing water and not rinsing.
October 27, 2011 - Melon Blood
A behind-the-scenes look at the Basic Brewing Video episode, where James and Steve brew a watermelon wheat beer using only watermelon juice as the brewing water.
October 20, 2011 - Spontaneous Homebrew
Home brewer Ken Valley shares beer that he allowed Mother Nature to innoculate instead of pitching yeast.
- Ken's blog: "Thoughts on Beer"
October 13, 2011 - Outlaw Homebrew
James heads to Hattiesburg, Mississipi to cover the second annual Outlaw Homebrew Competition at the Keg and Barrel brewpub.
October 6, 2011 - Brewing French
James and Andy enjoy good conversation, weather, and beer with Phillip Lamb, who shares information on French brewing.
September 29, 2011 - Fermenter Experiment
Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, helps us launch the next collaborative experiment comparing the performance of different fermenters. Also, the roots of lager yeasts.
September 22, 2011 - Wheat Wednesdays
Adam Draeger of the Yak and Yeti brewpub in Arvada, Colorado, joins us to talk about his journey going pro and his techniques of adding fruit to wheat beers in a weekly feature at his pub.
September 15, 2011 - Canning Wort
James sits down with Andy Sparks and Dave Johnson to talk about canning wort for starters as the pressure cooker steams in the background.
September 8, 2011 - Email and Chickenuts
James and Steve catch up on email and find a missing gem from Club Night at NHC: Chickenuts.
September 1, 2011 - Brewing Saison
Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, and Nathan Zeender join James and Andy to sample homebrew Saison and talk about how to brew it.
August 25, 2011 - IBU Ceiling Follow-Up
Brad Sturgeon is back to answer questions about his experiment to find the IBU ceiling and to unveil further results.
- Brad's follow-up data (pdf)
August 18, 2011 - BYO Belgian Tour
Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, shares his experiences touring breweries and beer places in Belgium.
- Chris' photos (pdf)
- Vapeur Steam brewery video (mov)
August 11, 2011 - IBU Ceiling Experiment
Dr. Brad Sturgeon of Monmouth College shares an experiment to try to find the top limit of how many IBUs can fit into a beer.
- Brad's Experiment Report (pdf)
August 4, 2011 - English and Belgian Yeast Experiment
James, Steve, and Andy are joined by Danny Seeton and Matt Anderson, who have brought a yeast experiment to San Diego from north of the border.
July 28, 2011 - BYO-BBR Yeast Rehydration Experiment
- Jacques Bertens experiment results (pdf)
- Vinnie Sempronio's time lapse video (wmv)
July 21, 2011 - Cider Priming Sugar Experiment
- Zot's Exbeeriments site
July 14, 2011 - HAZE Hop Experiment
July 7, 2011 - Vinnie Cilurzo NHC Keynote
May 26, 2011 - BYO-BBR Glassware Experiment
May 19, 2011 - Cyser and Mead Experiments
May 12, 2011 - Brett-Only Beers
- Don's Recipes
May 5, 2011 - Gluten Free Brewing
- Desiree's Gluten Free Recipes (pdf)
- Michael J. Lewis paper on Celiac Disease and beer (pdf)
- Charlie Papazian's article on gluten free beer
April 28, 2011 - Refractometer Results and High Altitudes
- Sean's Refractometer FG Results
April 21, 2011 - Jan Halvor Fjeld
- Video of the Speidels Braumeister System (YouTube)
- Video of the Nøgne Ø Brewday (YouTube)
April 14, 2011 - New Experiments and Scandinavian Brewing
April 7, 2011 - Colonial Brewing
- Video of Brewing at Colonial Williamsburg
- George Washington's small beer recipe
March 31, 2011 - Single Malt Experiment
March 24, 2011 - Kai Troester on pH Part Two
- Mash pH Control
- Water pH Spreadsheet (xls document)
March 17, 2011 - Kai Troester on pH Part One
- An Overview of pH
- How pH Affects Brewing
March 10, 2011 - Berliner Weisse
March 3, 2011 - BYO-BBR Conversion Experiment
- Data overview spreadsheet
- Brandon Dufala's videos: Playlist
February 24, 2011 - Lagering Alternatives
February 17, 2011 - Homebrew Legislation Update
February 10, 2011 - Mash Time Experiment
- Kai's starch test page
February 3, 2011 - BYO-BBR Conversion Experiment Intro
January 27, 2011 - Grain Preheating Experiment
January 20, 2011 - BYO-BBR Mashing Experiment
- Listener Data
January 13, 2011 - Blueberry Wheat Experiment
- Adam's recipe
January 6, 2011 - Weyermann Malts