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

March 26, 2015 - To Dump or Not? And NHC Contest

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how to assess suspicious beers, and Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, helps us introduce a contest to give away two free registrations to this year's National Homebrewers Conference.

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March 19, 2015 - Brewing with Maple

Homebrewer Ryan Leamy from Vermont talks about making maple wine and maple beers and gives us some background on where maple syrup comes from.

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March 12, 2015 - Brülosopher Experiments

Marshall Schott of the blog Brülosophy shares two experiments: testing the effects of a 30-minute boil and the addition of Irish moss.

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March 5, 2015 - Superior Bathhouse Brewing

Brewery owner Rose Schweikhart gets advice from John Palmer on brewing with hot spring water from Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas.

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February 26, 2015 - Blonde Ale Experiment

Homebrewer Dan Kuczmarski joins us again to share his experiment fermenting a blonde ale with four different yeast strains.

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February 19, 2015 - High Gravity Mash Inefficiency

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about why mashes for higher gravity beers can be more inefficient and what to do about it.

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February 12, 2015 - Brewing Software Update

Douglas Wawrzynzki helps sort through listener feedback on what brewing software they're using around the brewpot today.

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February 5, 2015 - Partial Mashing Revisited

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, brings us up to date on a favorite technique - a hybrid of extract and all grain brewing.

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January 29, 2015 - Bike Rack Brewing Company

Joe Zucca, head brewer at Bike Rack Brewing Company in Bentonville, Arkansas, talks about brewing with the Speidel Braumeister system. Also, Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, previews the National Homebrew Competition.

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January 22, 2015 - Kriek: 3 Step Fermentation

Matt Miller, AKA Dr. Lambic, explains his approach to fermenting lambics - with a fermentation step each for Lactobacillus, Saccharomyces, and Brettanomyces.

- Matt's blog post on brewing krieks

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January 15, 2015 - Brewing Maibock

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, give us some tips on brewing Maibock to enjoy in warmer times. Also, Chris answers a couple of carbonation-related mailbag questions.

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January 8, 2015 - BrewTubers and the SJPorr Challenge

SJPorr from YouTube joins us to talk about the YouTube brewing community and the ambitious competition that bears his name.

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January 1, 2015 - Homebrew Disasters

James and Steve read listener letters detailing homebrewing disasters from the past year.

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