Basic Brewing Video™ 2006

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December 27, 2006 - Mead Update and Small Batches
We check in one last time with the great 2006 mead experiment and talk a bit about small batches. We also sample an all grain small batch IPA.

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December 13, 2006 - Brewery Tour: Dry Dock Brewing
Kevin DeLange of Dry Dock Brewing Company gives us a tour of his award-winning brewery in Aurora, Colorado.

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November 29, 2006 - Six-pack Porter and Brewing Gadgets
Steve and James brew up a six-pack's worth of Robust Porter and talk about ten useful gadgets for home Brewing.

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November 15, 2006 - Group Brew and Home Brewery Tour
We're invited to a group brew celebrating Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day, and we're treated to a tour of a cool homebrew system by Mark Smith, the event's host.

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November 1, 2006 - A Homebrew Holiday

Roast ChickenSteve spends a day in the kitchen using five homebrews as ingredients in a traditional holiday meal. James and Steve pair the wonderful dishes with an oyster stout brewed by a viewer and a spiced ale brewed by James.

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October 18, 2006 - At Home with Charlie Papazian
Homebrewing guru Charlie Papazian shows us around his home brewery. Then, we sit down to sip a couple of homebrews and chat about homebrewing and beer in general.

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GABF 2006October 4, 2006 - Great American Beer Festival
We travel to Denver to sample the goodness of the 25th Great American Beer Festival. Almost 400 brewers, more than 1,600 beers, and three happy podcasters.

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September 12, 2006 - Brewing Beer with Honey
It's a sweet episode. James and Steve check in on the mead experiment. Steve also talks about Brewing beer with honey, and the guys sample a couple of examples.

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Fresh HopsAugust 31, 2006 - Homegrown Hops and Harvest Ale
James and Steve sample a Harvest Ale made from Cascade hops grown in James' yard, and the guys talk about Brewing with fresh hops right off the bine.

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August 7, 2006 - Beer for Dessert!
Beer's not just for breakfast anymore. Following Randy Mosher's advice, James and Steve pair up four beers with the sweet stuff, and Steve shows us his take on a New Orleans favorite.

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July 18, 2006 - Club Night at NHC 2006
Home brewers take center stage in Orlando at the National Homebrewers Conference Club Night. Follow James and Steve as they sample great homebrews and meet the wonderful folks who brewed them.

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July 11, 2006 - Pro Brewers Night at NHC 2006
nhcstill.jpgIt's the first installment from our two-part report from the National Homebrewers Conference in Orlando, Florida. In this episode, James and Steve talk to homebrewers as they sample the work of professional brewers.

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June 20, 2006 - Playing with Hops
James and Steve ignore maternal advice and play with their hops! The guys conduct an experiment in late hopping a very small batch to see how the bitterness, flavor and aroma are affected. They also briefly pop the top on the ancho chili mead to see how it's coming along.

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June 2, 2006 - Flavoring the Mead
The great Mead Experiment continues as James and Steve split their mead into smaller batches and use ancho chilis, blood oranges, black cherry, allspice, apricots, and saffron to add great flavor and color. They also sample a bit of the plain mead. *BONUS* Check out the outtakes from the Stepping into All Grain DVD.

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May 16, 2006 - American Brown Ale and Gumbo Ya-Ya!
Gumbo Ya-YaJames brews up an American Brown Ale, using a recipe from Jeff Bearer of Craft Beer Radio. Steve cooks up a rich, New Orleans-inspired gumbo to pair with the brew, using some of the brown ale as an ingredient.

 

Jeff's Brown Ale recipe
Steve's Gumbo Ya-Ya recipe (1MB pdf)

 

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April 2006 - Making a Mead

The great Mead Experiment begins! James and Steve break away from beer in this episode to start exploring mead. This ancient honey wine is great in a simple form or when flavored with fruits, grains, or other wonderful things.

 

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March 9, 2006 - Drinking the Six-Pack IPA and Cooking

James pops the top on the six-pack IPA, and Steve prepares a shrimp and scallop dish to go along with it.
 

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February 2, 2006 - Bottling the Six-Pack IPA

James and Steve bottle their six-pack IPA experiment and decide a bet from the guys at Big Foamy Head.
 

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January 26, 2006 - Dry Hopping the IPA

James Spencer flies solo in this first stand-alone Basic Brewing Video episode. James dry hops the six-pack IPA.
 

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January 12, 2006 - A Six-Pack of IPA

Steve Wilkes joins James Spencer as they brew a little beer - literally. The guys brew up three quarts of IPA as a fun experiment.
 

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