Basic Brewing Video™ 2012

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December 21, 2012 - Nutella Porter and Pancake
James brews an experimental six-pack porter with Nutella, and Steve whips up a Nutella German apple pancake.

- Nutella Porter and Pancake recipes

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November 30, 2012 - Ginger Metheglin
Steve walks us through the simple process to create a mead with fresh ginger, almond extract, and vanilla extract.

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November 16, 2012 - Gorst Valley Hops
We visit Gorst Valley Hops in Wisconsin - a company that is reintroducing commercial hop growing to the upper Midwest.

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October 31, 2012 - Sour Mash Berliner Weisse
James and Steve are "Brewing Bad" as they use a sour mash to brew a tart beer.

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October 19, 2012 - GABF Roundup
James and Andy talk about their trip to the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, Colorado. They also visit Prost Brewing, Vine Street Brewery, Crooked Stave Artisan Beer Project, and the Sam Adams Longshot brunch, where homebrewers are honored and New Albion Pale Ale is unveiled.

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September 28, 2012 - Baby Ale and Pecan Pie
James brews a session beer based on Baby Ale from Hadubim Brewery while Steve bakes a pecan pie to pair.

- Baby Ale and Pecan Pie Recipes

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September 14, 2012 - Joe's Electric Garage
In this episode recorded while we were in Seattle for the National Homebrewers Conference, we get a tour of Joe Rovito's awesome electric homebrew system.

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August 23, 2012 - Great Taste of the Midwest
James joins Bob Stempski in Madison, Wisconsin for one of the best beer events in the county.

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August 9, 2012 - Rye Wit and Tacos
James and Steve brew up a hoppy low gravity session beer and pair it with tasty pork tacos.

- Beer and Taco recipes (pdf)

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July 27, 2012 - Seattle Beer Tour
Zot O'Connor gives the guys a tour of Seattle, including stops at Pike Brewing Company, Two Beers Brewing, and Brouwer's Cafe.

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July 13, 2012 - NHC Club Night 2012
Homebrew clubs show off their beers, creativity, and craziness at the National Homebrewers Conference in Seattle, Washington.

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June 29, 2012 - NHC Pro Night 2012
James, Steve, and Andy check out the offerings from the pros at the National Homebrewers Conference in Seattle, Washington.

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June 16, 2012 - Maui Brewing Company
James heads to Hawaii to visit with Garrett Marrero of Maui Brewing Company and tour his brewery and pub.

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May 28, 2012 - Reuben, Deconstructed
James and Steve deconstruct a traditional sandwich made with homemade ingredients and paired with a 100% rye beer. We also have a visit from the past.

- Remoulade recipe (pdf)

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May 12, 2012 - French Pressing
James and Steve use a French press coffee maker to experiment with fresh flavors in two beer styles.

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April 17, 2012 - Barrel Stand
Andy Sparks shows off his new bourbon barrel and a cool stand he made for it out of scrap lumber.

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March 30, 2012 - Herr Marzen
James and Steve sample an experiment comparing a "stepped up" Mr. Beer kit against the original recipe.

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March 17, 2012 - Corned Beef and Smoked Chili Porter
Steve celebrates St. Patrick's Day by cooking up some corned beef and cabbage to pair with his smoked chili porter.

- Steve's Recipes (pdf)

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February 29, 2012 - Stocking Up
James and Steve talk about what brewers need to have on hand to brew on a moment's notice. And Steve is mauled by a vicious dog.

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February 13, 2012 - Dessert on Demand
Steve prepares a special creme brulee Valentine's Day treat selected by our Facebook followers to pair with James' Belgian Amber.

- Beer and Dessert Recipes (pdf)

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January 30, 2012 - First Brew
James and Steve assist new home brewer Tim Hudson with his first batch and sample their doctored Mr. Beer American wheat.

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January 7, 2012 - Doctoring Mr. Beer
James and Steve take a Mr. Beer kit and use grain and hops to pump up the recipe.

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