Basic Brewing Radio™ 2013

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December 19, 2013 - Homebrew Disasters '13
James and Steve read listener disaster letters and taste some bottles of homebrew past from James' cellar.

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December 12, 2013 - Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 2
Toxicologist Paul joins us again to follow up on your questions about possible toxic materials in homebrew.

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December 5, 2013 - Fruit Saisons
Homebrewer Bryan Gold shares tips on brewing his award-winning saison and saisons with fruit.

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November 21, 2013 - Blending Braggots
James and Steve blend finished beers and honey beverages before bottling to find a tasty braggot.

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November 14, 2013 - Homebrew Toxicology
Paul, a homebrewer and toxicologist, answers your concerns about materials and chemicals we use in our favorite hobby.

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November 7, 2013 - IPA Experiment Results
Chris Colby and Denny Conn join James to go over the results of adding increasing amounts of gypsum to an American IPA.

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October 31, 2013 - Split Batch and Burnt Meads
Home meadmaker Matt Weide shares meads that have been made from a split batch and bochet - a mead from burnt honey.

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October 24, 2013 - Starting a Homebrew Store
Desiree Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa talks about lessons learned in starting and running a successful LHBS.

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October 17, 2013 - Homebrew Graf
Homebrewers Brook Baber and David Bauter share fruit beers inspired by Stephen King, brewed with apple and pineapple juice.

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October 10, 2013 - Sour Solera Project
Homebrewer Ethan Tripp shares the result of his barrel project where he harvests sour beer every six months and replaces it with fresh beer.

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October 3, 2013 - Ozark Beer Company
James heads to formerly dry Benton County, Arkansas, with Andy Sparks to visit with Andy Coates of Ozark Beer Company and sample some homebrews.

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September 26, 2013 - German Wheat Beers
Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gives us details on brewing tasty German wheat beers and kicks off an experiment on brewing hoppy beers.

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September 19, 2013 - Starting a Brewery
Dick Cantwell, author of The Brewers Association's Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery, talks about going pro.

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September 12, 2013 - Notch Brewing: American Session Beer
Chris Lohring, brewer at Notch Brewing in Massachusetts, shares tips on brewing satisfying lower gravity beers.

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September 5, 2013 - The Flip Side
James and Steve have a serious conversation with a very good friend who wants to share a cautionary tale.

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August 29, 2013 - Hoppy Pale Ales
Chris Colby from Beer and Wine Journal talks about his extensive series on brewing our favorites - hoppy American pale ales, IPAs, and double IPAs.

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August 22, 2013 - Fossil Cove Sour
James sits down with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to discuss the details of his sour mash beer. They also taste a mystery homebrew from James.

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August 15, 2013 - 2013 Beehive Brewoff
James and Steve head to Salt Lake City to help judge the Beehive Brewoff and celebrate five years of legal brewing in Utah.

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August 8, 2013 - Earth - Bread + Brewery
Our audio tour of Philadelphia breweries concludes with a visit to Earth - Bread + Brewery in the Mount Airy neighborhood.

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August 1, 2013 - Fruit Juicer Experiment
Homebrewer Jameson Parker shares his experiment exploring whether it makes a difference to run fruit through a juicer before adding to beer.

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July 25, 2013 - Forest and Main Brewery
Our tour of the Philadelphia area continues with a visit to Ambler, Pennsylvania, and Forest and Main brewery.

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July 18, 2013 - No Chill Aging Experiment
Bob Stempski returns with another no-chill experiment. This time, how does storing unpitched no-chill wort for four months affect the final product?

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July 11, 2013 - Chris LaPierre of Iron Hill
Our tour of the Philadelphia area begins with tasty beers at the Maple Shade, New Jersey, location of Iron Hill and brewer Chris LaPierre.

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July 4, 2013 - NHC Aeration Experiment
Members of the Barley Legal homebrew club from Maple Shade, New Jersey, share their experiment comparing different aeration techniques.

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May 30, 2013 - Cantillon's Jean van Roy
Phillip Lamb interviews Jean van Roy, owner and brewmaster of historic lambic brewery Cantillon.

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May 23, 2013 - Nebraska Brewing
Paul Kavulak of Nebraska Brewing Company talks about barrel aging as we sample four of his tasty beers.

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May 16, 2013 - Alabama Legal
Brant Warren of Alabama's Right to Brew gives us a behind-the-scenes look at his state's new homebrew law and how it passed.

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May 9, 2013 - Gordon Strong on Competitions
Gordon Strong, president of the Beer Judge Certification Program and author of Brewing Better Beer, joins us to talk about entering and judging competitions.

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May 2, 2013 - Andy Barrel Update
James talks to Andy Sparks about what he's been doing with his eight-gallon whiskey barrel since we talked to him last about it.

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April 25, 2013 - Homebrewer's Garden
Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher, authors of The Homebrewer's Garden, join us to answer your questions from Facebook and Twitter.

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April 18, 2013 - David Conz Tribute
A conversation with the late David Conz, Arizona State University professor and friend to homebrewers and good beer. Introduction by Rob Fullmer, president of the Arizona Society of Homebrewers.

- Dave's Slate article
- Rob's blog post

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April 11, 2013 - Perceived Bitterness Experiment
Homebrewer Kevin Ellis shares an experiment comparing a beer with zero calculated IBUs against a more traditionally hopped beer. Brad Sturgeon supplies lab results.

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April 4, 2013 - Alabama House Debate
The Alabama homebrew bill is one step closer to becoming law after passing the state House of Representatives. We listen in on the debate.

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March 28, 2013 - Colorado Malting Company
Jason Cody, president of the Colorado Malting Company, talks about how his family farm went from being a grain supplier to becoming a maltster of craft malt.

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March 21, 2013 - The New Mr. Beer
Shawn Halstead of Mr. Beer talks about changes in his company and product line, and Craig Hendry from Raise Your Pints celebrates legal homebrew in Mississippi.

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March 14, 2013 - West Mountain Brewing
Andy Coates, brewer of West Mountain Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, talks about his current position and plans for launching a new brewery.

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March 7, 2013 - Zot's Specialty Grain Experiment
Zot O'Connor joins us to talk about his experiment in adding specialty grains to a finished beer to taste the effects.

- Zot's blog post

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February 28, 2013 - Peoples Brewery
Homebrewer Lamel Moore tells the story of Peoples Brewery - the first African American-owned brewery. Lamel also shares recipes designed to mimic the original Peoples brews.

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February 21, 2013 - Core Brewing Revisit
Jesse Core of Core Brewing and Distilling in Springdale, Arkansas, gives us a grand tour of the expansion that has happened since we first visited a year ago.

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February 14, 2013 - Water Chemistry Calculator
Kai Troester talks about his Mash Chemistry and Brewing water Calculator and walks us through using it to improve our water for brewing.

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February 7, 2013 - Gary Glass Update
Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, talks about the National Homebrewers Conference, homebrew legislation in Mississippi and Alabama, and changes to the National Homebrew Competition.

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January 31, 2013 - Dark Lagers
Homebrewers Nathan Zeender and Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, bring us up to date on their pro brewing careers and talk about brewing lagers from the dark side.

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January 24, 2013 - Milling Grain
Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine, explains the basics of getting the best crush of your grain for all grain brewing.

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January 17, 2013 - Specialty Grain Experiment
Homebrewer Darnell Brawner shares his experiment looking at how Carastan, crystal 40, and crystal 60 affect the same recipe.

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January 10, 2013 - For the Love of Hops
Author Stan Hieronymus joins us to talk about his latest book, For the Love of Hops: The Practical Guide to Aroma, Bitterness and the Culture of Hops.

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January 3, 2013 - Bronze Age Brewing
Archaeologist Ian Hill describes an ancient brewing site in Cyprus and talks about his own homebrew experiment attempting to brew bronze age beer.

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