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: 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

May 31, 2018 - Eclectic IPA with Dick Cantwell

Brewer and author Dick Cantwell talks about his book, Eclectic IPA: Pushing the Boundaries of India Pale Ale, which includes IPA recipes with fruit, vegetables, spices, and other tasty ingredients.


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May 24, 2018 - Hop Sampler: Apollo, Calypso and Experimental 07270

James and Steve go round two into comparing small batches brewed with single hops. This week increases the alpha acids with Apollo, Calypso, and Experimental 07270.


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May 17, 2018 - Brut IPA

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Home Brew Recipe Bible and The Methods of Modern Homebrewing, introduces us to a new dry, sparkling version of our favorite style.


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May 10, 2018 - Jesse Gagnon at West Mountain

The former head brewer at Ozark Beer Company talks about why he shifted his career path toward a smaller place and shares beers and tips.


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May 3, 2018 - Hop Sampler - Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood

James and Steve break in a new feature to the podcast by sampling small batches brewed with Cascade, Cluster and Mount Hood hops.


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April 26, 2018 - Steve Mead Update

Steve Wilkes of Steve's Brew Shop shares his latest round of meads, which include blueberry and cherry - one of them oaked. We also revisit a cyser to see how it's aging.


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April 19, 2018 - JoCo Brown Ale and Gose Experiments

Homebrewer Joe Covey joins us again to share his split batch experiments comparing two yeasts in a brown ale and the effect of adding cherries to a gose.


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April 12, 2018 - Crisis Brewing

Brewer Sean Slape has used his engineering background and elbow grease to build a small-scale electric brewery just opening in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and already has plans to expand.


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April 5, 2018 - Brewing Darker Beers

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives us rants and tips for brewing beers with dark grains.


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March 29, 2018 - Prestonrose Farm and Brewery

James travels to Paris . . . Arkansas, to visit with Liz Preston and her husband, Preston, about the brewery in their front yard and their efforts to bring good beer and organic farming to their region.


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March 22, 2018 - Beer Craft with Jon Finch

Jon Finch, author of Beer Craft - The No-Nonsense Guide to Making and Enjoying Damn Good Craft Beer at Home, talks about brewing in the UK, beer cocktails and using beer in food.


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March 15, 2018 - RIS Collaboration

James and Steve sample a big bourbon-barrel-aged Russian Imperial Stout that they contributed to and talk to barrel owner and project coordinator Reece Morrison.


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March 8, 2018 - DC Homebrewers Adjunct Experiment

Omar Al-Nidawi, education co-chair of the DC Homebrewers Club, talks about an experiment comparing a dozen different brewing adjuncts. James and Steve are joined by Reece Morrison to sample.


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March 1, 2018 - Hop Stand Temperature Experiment

James and Steve sample and evaluate a small batch experiment comparing three beers brewed with hop stands set at different temperatures.


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February 22, 2018 - SQZBX Brewery and Pizza Joint

Brewer Zac Smith likes his beer like he likes his pizza and radio: local. James talks to Zac about his Reinheitsgebot-inspired approach to brewing quaffable session beers.


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February 15, 2018 - A Year of Red IPA

Homebrewer Chris McKenzie wanted to perfect a recipe for Red IPA, so he brewed nothing but that style for a whole year. Then, he sent his beer to a competition to see what the judges thought.

- Chris' Brewing Blog

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February 8, 2018 - American Solera

We visit American Solera in Tulsa, which was named Best New Brewery in the U.S. in 2016 by RateBeer, and talk to founder Chase Healey about hoppy, fruity, and funky beers.


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February 1, 2018 - John Palmer on NEIPA

John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today: New England IPA.


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January 25, 2018 - AHA Update with Gary Glass

AHA Director Gary Glass updates us on the National Homebrew Competition, HomebrewCon, and who homebrews nowadays.


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January 18, 2018 - Milk Stout, Autumn Seasonal, and Saison Experiments

James talks about the results of a trio of split batch experiments using different strains of yeast with homebrewer Joe Covey.


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January 11, 2018 - Non-Alcoholic Homebrew?

Homebrewer Brock Masters shares his experiment attempting to remove alcohol from a hoppy homebrew while preserving the freshness of the flavor and aroma.


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January 4, 2018 - Six O'clock Brews

Author Peter Symons shares his second book, "6 O'clock Brews: Home Brewing More Old Australian Beers," which includes recipes for historic Australian beers and some of the British imports that influenced them.

- Find Peter's books here

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