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.

We plan to make each show short and to the point, because we know how precious your time (and bandwidth) can be.

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Archived Episodes: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

April 8, 2021 - Hairless Dog NA

Jeff Hollander, CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing Company, talks about brewing a beer with craft character and no alcohol.

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April 1, 2021 - Colby's Spring Brews

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and The Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about his favorite beers to brew as the weather warms up.

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March 25, 2021 - Brew in a Ziplock Bag

Homebrewer Johannes Fahrenkrug ads a twist (or maybe a zip) to brewing with sous vide by mashing inside Ziplock bags.

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March 18, 2021 - Brewing with Fruit Purees

Chris Hodge of Oregon Fruit Products answers listener questions about using fruit purees in beer and mead.

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March 11, 2021 - Apple Blossom Reborn

James sits down to sample a flight with Alton Huebner, brewer of the newly-reopened Apple Blossom Brewing Company.

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March 4, 2021 - Cider-Graf Malt and Yeast Experiment

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares his ambitious experiment brewing graf with apple juice along with four malt extracts and five yeast strains.

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February 25, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Sampler

James and Steve sample small batches brewed with specialty malts from Sugar Creek Malt Company – lavender smoke, crystal rye, and bourbon barrel aged chocolate malt.

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February 18, 2021 - Swedish Hop Sampler

James and Steve taste small batches with Swedish hops sent by listener Marcus: Svalof Mauritz, Korsta and Hulla Norrgard.

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February 11, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Company

Caleb Michalke and John Beal from Sugar Creek Malt Company in Indiana talk about using traditional techniques to create some innovative malts.

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February 4, 2021 - Wort Tests

Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast walks us through three standard procedures to test the quality of our wort.

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January 28, 2021 - Yeast Nutrition and Health

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, addresses some of the factors in keeping yeast happy and healthy in fermentations.

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January 21, 2021 - Man Made Mead Myths

Garrett from the Man Made Mead YouTube channel walks us through four experiments he's done challenging traditional wisdom in brewing meads.

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January 14, 2021 - Gezellig Brewing Company

James talks with Grant Heuer, Lucas Greta and Betsy Duffy from Gezellig Brewing in Newton, Iowa, about their recent extremely sucessful competition performance.

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January 7, 2021 - Hop Sampler - Amarillo, Hallertau Mittelfruh Blend

James and Steve taste individual examples and a blend of a traditional European hop and a relatively new American one.

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Archived Episodes: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005