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

August 25, 2016 - Nathan Zeender of Right Proper Brewing

We join head brewer Nathan Zeender in 3-D at the production brewery of Right Proper in the Brookland neighborhood of Washington D.C.

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August 18, 2016 - Grisette and Saison

Homebrewer and beer historian Dave Janssen talks about grisette, a tasty obscure Belgian style, and how it relates to saison.

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August 11, 2016 - Tonsmeire Funky Honey Beer Experiment

Mike Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares an experiment around his dining room table splitting a funky beer batch and adding five different honey varieties.

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August 4, 2016 - Fruit IPA

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks abaout the latest thing in IPAs – fruit!

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July 28, 2016 - Tonsmeire Taps

We sample two delicious Mad Fermentationist beers from the source: a stout reinvigorated with specialty grain tea and a New England IPA.

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July 21, 2016 - Brulosophy New England Pale Ale Experiment

We take part in sampling an experiment testing the effect of gelatin on a tasty, cloudy, hoppy East Coast pale ale.

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July 14, 2016 - Collaborative Flemish Red

Christian Layke, brewer at Gordon Biersch's Rockville Maryland location, and Mad Fermentationist Mike Tonsmeire work together on a tasty barrel-aged sour.

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July 7, 2016 - Baltimore Homebrew Con Club Night

We roam the floor of Club Night at Baltimore Homebrew Con to find interesting brewers who brew delicious beers and get brewing tips.

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June 2, 2016 - NZ Kelly Ryan of Fork and Brewer

Roving reporter Will Gallaspy picks the brain of Kelly Ryan, brewer at Fork and Brewer in Wellington, New Zealand.

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May 26, 2016 - NZ Brewing Pioneer Ben Middlemiss

Roving reporter Will Gallaspy catches pioneering New Zealand craft brewer Ben Middlemiss and talks to him about how good beer came to the Kiwis.

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May 19, 2016 - Homebrew All Stars

Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Homebrew All Stars, divine which category of brewer Steve and James fit into.

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May 12, 2016 - Chris Colby NZ Keynote

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Jounal, dives into the details on foam – how it's created and the positive and negative factors affecting it.

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May 5, 2016 - John Palmer NZ Keynote

John Palmer, homebrew guru, shares his top five brewing priorities in his keynote presentation at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.

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April 28, 2016 - Chris White NZ Keynote

White Labs Yeast founder, Dr. Chris White, shares some yeast science and practical homebrewing advice at the New Zealand Homebrew Conference.

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April 21, 2016 - NZ Sour Panel

In this panel from the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference, pro and  home brewers share advice and experience in brewing delicious sour beers.

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April 14, 2016 - How Enzymes Work

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, dives deeply into science as he describes how enzymes work on a microscopic level and how that applies to your mash tun.

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April 7, 2016 - Brülosophy Vorlauf and Cold Sparge

Ray Found from Brülosophy.com shares two experiments: one on the effects of spent grains in the boil and another on sparging with room temperature water.

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March 31, 2016 - Common Sense Brewing

James moderates a panel from NZHC with Tasty McDole, Will Gallaspy and Nick Wiseman on brewing with common sense.

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March 24, 2016 - Nelson Marchfest Brew-Off

We head to New Zealand for the first homebrew conference in Nelson and take part in a brewing demonstration.

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March 17, 2016 - Episode 500

While James, Andy and Chris head to New Zealand, we celebrate our first 500 episodes with this look back.

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March 10, 2016 - More Sour Hybrids

Homebrewer James Sites shares another round of his tasty sour beer and wine hybrids fermented with his own house sour culture.

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March 3, 2016 - Springtime Hop Care

James Altwies of Gorst Valley Hops give us some excellent advice on making sure our homegrown hops get a good start on the season.

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February 25, 2016 - Fading Alpha Acids

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, talks about how time affects the levels of alpha acids in hops and how to slow their fading.

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February 18, 2016 - Quality Management

Mary Pelletieri, author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, joins us to talk about how to bring quality management practices into our home breweries.

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February 11, 2016 - Bentonville Brewing Company

We continue our introductions to northwest Arkansas breweries as we visit with Katie and Beau Boykin of Bentonville Brewing.

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February 4, 2016 - Bronzed Brews

Peter Symons joins us from Sydney to talk about Bronzed Brews, his new book exploring the history of Australian brewing.

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January 28, 2016 - Sugar Staggering Experiment

Malcolm Frazer of Brülosophy.com shares his experiment comparing the results of adding sugar to the fermenter all at once vs staggered over time.

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January 21, 2016 - Hitting Original Gravity

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares tips on hitting original gravity if things go awry during the brew day.

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January 14, 2016 - Homemade Crystal Malt

Homebrewer Phillip McDaniel shares samples of crystal malt he made and his technique for making it.

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January 7, 2016 - Tonsmeire Recipe Tips

Michael Tonsmeire, the Mad Fermentationist, shares his ten tips of what to consider when coming up with a beer recipe.

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