Basic Brewing Video™ 2008

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December 17, 2008 - Small Batch Holiday Barleywines
James and Steve sip the barleywine from a year ago and break in a new one for 2008 . . . and beyond.

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December 4, 2008 - Pumpkin Ale and Maple Barleywine
James and Steve brew up a Pumpkin Ale while enjoying a delicious Barleywine with Maple sent in by a viewer.

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November 25, 2008 - Playing with Mash Thickness

James and Steve enjoy a low-gravity session beer and theorize on the effect of thin mashes on efficiency.

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November 15, 2008 - Barley Patch Brunettes
James and Steve are out standing in their field! Actually, they're sitting in a patch of barley, drinking Belgian Brunettes.

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October 30, 2008 - GABF Wrapup
James and Andy sit on the deck and think back on their fun time at the Great American Beer Festival.

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October 12, 2008 - GABF Cross Country Tour

James challenges Rick Sellers of Pacific Brew News and Draft Magazine to take us on a tour of some of the best beer in the country.

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September 30, 2008 - Beer Mixed Drinks
Erin Von Feldt from Bordinos restaurant in Fayetteville, Arkansas mixes it up with Steve Wilkes as they make beer cocktails.

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September 12, 2008 - Roasting Coffee
James and Steve roast their own coffee on the patio with a hot air popcorn popper from a bygone era.

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August 22, 2008 - Homebrew Sake and Asian Pizza

Steve whips up a unique smoked duck Asian pizza recipe to pair with home brewed Sake from viewer Bob Taylor.

- Steve's Asian-Inspired Smoked Duck Pizza recipe (pdf)
- Bob Taylor's homebrew sake site

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August 8, 2008 - Base Malt Experiment III

It's the final installment of the Base Malt Experiment as we use liquid yeast to ferment beers made with and without  hops.
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July 21, 2008 - Brewery Tour: Mt. Carmel Brewing Co.

Steve Wilkes joins brewer Mike Dewey on a tour of Mt. Carmel Brewing Co. in Cincinnati - a commercial home brewery.
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July 1, 2008 - NHC Club Night

Homebrew clubs strut their stuff in Cincinnati at the National Homebrewers Conference. James and Steve sample their wares.
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June 26, 2008 - NHC Pro Night
James and Steve work the crowd at the National Homebrewers Conference Pro Night in Cincinnati.
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May 28, 2008 - Base Malt Experiment II
Our Base Malt Experiment continues as we compare beer with and wtihout hops.
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May 15, 2008 - Base Malt Experiment

We get unexpected results when we compare unhopped beers made with three different base malts.
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April 29, 2008 - Low-Tech Hop Trellis
James and Steve risk their lives building a new trellis, and James gives a tour of his hopyard.
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April 14, 2008 - Brewery Tour: Choc Beer
Field trip! James and Steve head to Krebs, Oklahoma to tour the home of Choc Beer.
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March 31, 2008 - Homegrown Hop Trellis
James joins Andy Sparks in his yard as Andy shows off his fancy homegrown hop trrellis.

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March 17, 2008 - Ancho Lamb and Partigyle Brews

Steve pairs Ancho Chili Country-Style Braised Lamb Ribs with a pair of beers from a recent partigyle brewday.

- Download the recipes as a pdf.

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February 28, 2008 - CPR for Yeast
Got old yeast? Try making starters to bring it back to a full and fruitful life.

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January 28, 2008 - Specialty Grains
James and Steve steep up some specialty grains to compare how they look and taste.

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