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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April 17, 2014 - Non-Barley Brewing Grains
We go back to the basics with Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, who talks about adjunct grains.
April 10, 2014 - Sprague Farm and Brew Works
Brian Sprague talks about his farm and brewery in Venango, Pennsylvania, where hops and barley are grown and turned into beer.
April 3, 2014 - Hoppy Brett and Pasta Sour
Sour homebrewer Gail Williams shares two experiments: testing whether Brettanomyces preserves hop character and whether pasta makes a contribution to a sour beer in the fermenter.
March 27, 2014 - Prairie Artisan Ales
Chase Healey of Prairie Artisan Ales in Tulsa, Oklahoma, talks about his quickly up-and-coming funky brewery and some of his tasty beers.
March 20, 2014 - Brewing and Blending Gueuze
Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares his multi-year strategy of brewing tasty sour beers at home.
March 13, 2014 - Apple Blossom Brewing Company
In the final stop of introducing the new breweries of northwest Arkansas, we interview owners Evan McDonald and Sammy Stephenson along with brewer Nathan Traw.
March 6, 2014 - Stout Experiment
Homebrewer Tyson Schindler shares his experiment splitting a stout into smaller batches and flavoring them differently.
February 27, 2014 - Homebrew Toxicology Pt. 3
Toxicologist Paul joins us for the third part of our exploration of whether our ingredients, processes, or equipment are hazardous.
February 20, 2014 - High Tech Brew in a Bag
Icelandic homebrewers Eyvindur Karlsson and Sigurdur Gudbrandsson talk about the brewing culture in their country and their method of stepping up BIAB.
- Watch a YouTube video of Eyvi and Siggi's setup
February 13, 2014 - Sourdough Beer Experiment
Homebrewer Karl Kornfeld talks about his experiment brewing a beer using only sourdough starter for yeast. He also shares a Star Trek inspired beer.
February 6, 2014 - Scaling Homebrew Batches
Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares tips on scaling up and scaling down homebrew batches and recipes.
January 30, 2014 - Two-Year Sour Experiment
Homebrewer Dan Pixley takes us through an ongoing experiment brewing sour beers from commercial dregs. Also, Dr. Martin O'Neill talks about the new brewing program at Auburn University.
January 23, 2014 - Beer Cheese
Homebrewer Matthew Jannette shares his experiment combining two of our favorite things: beer and cheese.
January 16, 2014 - NHC Registration
Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, explains the new registration procedure for the National Homebrew Competition and looks forward to the National Homebrewers Conference in June.
January 9, 2014 - Ken Schramm on Mead
Ken Schramm, author of The Compleat Meadmaker and owner of Schramm's Mead joins us to talk about his new commercial venture and answer your mead making questions.
January 2, 2014 - Brewing Barleywines
Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal shares tips on brewing high gravity barleywines.