Basic Brewing Radio™

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At Basic Brewing Radio, we're all about home brewing. Each week, we hope to bring to you interesting interviews with people who can shed light on the hobby, share an interesting story, or give expert advice to help us all become better home brewers.

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May 30, 2024 - Keg Fill Priming Experiment

James and Steve evaluate an experiment adding priming sugar to beers bottled from a keg.

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May 23, 2024 - Sapwood Cellars Hoppy Sours

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, shares three hoppy sours and tips on working with hops, barrels, and blending.

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May 16, 2024 - Rice Malting Experiment

Scott Lafontaine, flavor chemist and assistant professor in food science at the University of Arkansas, shares ground-breaking research in malting rice for brewing.

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May 9, 2024 - Saison - Pale Ale Split Batch

Homebrewer Scott Housell shares his experiment that split a wort into a Saison and a hoppy Pale Ale. Adam Ross of Twin Span also talks about CBC in Vegas.

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May 2, 2024 - Recipe Development, White IPA

James gets together with Matt from Brew Cabin and Josh from Gambit Brewing to formulate a 100% Wheat Raw White IPA.

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April 25, 2024 - Recipe Development, Bochet Braggot

Steve Wilkes joins James to formulate a recipe for a big, black, bitter British Braggot.

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April 18, 2024 - Recipe Development, Kölsch

Chris Colby, author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, joins James to taste the Hoppy Raw Ale and to formulate a Kölsch for Steve Wilkes.

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April 11, 2024 - Recipe Development, Hoppy Raw Ale

Chris Colby joins James to taste their Belgian Single and to formulate a Hoppy Raw Ale.

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April 4, 2024 - Whirlpool Hopping Experiment

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin shares a whirlpool hopping experiment in his quest to brew the perfect hazy IPA.

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March 28, 2024 - Mead Hop Sampler

Garrett Freeman from Man Made Mead shares a mead hop sampler with James and Steve that shows off five tasty hops.

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March 21, 2024 - Mash Your Luck and Food Safety

Scott Housel shares his Mash Your Luck beer with Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing and James, and they talk about food safety with low- and non-alcohol beers.

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March 14, 2024 - Recipe Development, Saison

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing join James to taste the Fresca Shandler and formulate a saison recipe.

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March 7, 2024 - American Craft Sake Festival

Ben Bell of Origami Sake gives James a tour of the tasting tent at the annual gathering of the North American sake industry.

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February 29, 2024 - Tasting Brü Club Mash Your Luck

Haven Schultz joins James and Steve as they taste the beers of Brü Club members that met the Mash Your Luck challenge.

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February 22, 2024 - Hoppy Raw Ale

From Finland, Mika Laitinen, author of Viking Age Brew, tells us how to skip the boil to brew a delicious hoppy beer using historic techniques.

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February 15, 2024 - Canning Homebrew

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and James get metal as they talk about canning your homebrew.

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February 8, 2024 - Recipe Development, Belgian Single

Chris Colby joins James to formulate the recipe for a delicious Belgian-inspired beer and to taste James' Oat Malt Stout.

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February 1, 2024 - Recipe Development, Grapefruit Soda Shandler

Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing join James to formulate a refreshing hybrid brew and to sample Matt's Gingerbread Wit.

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January 25, 2024 - Mash Your Luck, Anglo Imperial Lager

Homebrewer Scott Housel helps James evaluate the Mash Your Luck beer from Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing - a UK-inspired high gravity lager.

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January 18, 2024 - Pink Dry Hopping Experiment

James and Steve taste an experiment comparing dry hops floating on top of and sunk into a pale ale.

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January 11, 2024 - Formal Brewing Education

James talks to Andrew Burns of Dakota County Technical College in Minnesota about his course to bring homebrewers to the professional level.

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January 4, 2024 - Moist January

James and Steve sit down with Desiree and Dave from High Gravity in Tulsa to sip delicious beers and talk homebrew past, present, and future.

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