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.

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

July 20, 2017 - Matt Weide Mead Experiments

Former meadmaker of the year Matt Weide joins us at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to share meads made with walnuts, peanuts and ginger. He also shares a couple of bochet (burnt) meads.

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July 13, 2017 - Boom Island Brewing

Kevin Welch of Boom Island Brewing in Minneapolis has turned passion for music and Belgian beers into a commercial operation designed to carry on a long tradition.

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July 6, 2017 - Hop Chronicles and Club Night

We meet up with the Brülosophy crew at HomebrewCon in Minneapolis to evaluate two varieties of hops, and we chat with brewers and brewing experts on the Club Night floor.

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May 25, 2017 - Hop Timing Experiment

Steve Wilkes and Casey Letellier help James evaluate an experiment comparing three beers with single hop additions at 60 minutes, 30 minutes and flameout.

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May 18, 2017 - Earthbound Beer

Stuart Keating gives us brewing tips and explains why his brewery brews beers described as the "smallest and weirdest" in St. Louis.

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May 11, 2017 - Brewing Kombucha

Phil Nigash of the podcast My Life As a Foodie joins us to talk about restarting his show and getting into brewing kombucha at home.

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May 4, 2017 - Sean Terrill Attenuation Study

Sean Terrill of Two Mile Brewing in Leadville, Colorado, talks about his study and article examining the effect of mash temperature on attenuation rates of three yeast strains.

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April 27, 2017 - Fruit Flavor Additions

Homebrewer Jamie Conway joins James and Steve as they taste beers and meads with different approaches to integrating fruit character.

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April 20, 2017 - Step Mashing

Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gets into the details about step mashing and how we can use it to control the character of our beers.

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April 13, 2017 - Recipe Formulation: Playing with Gravity

James and Steve sit down during a brew day to talk about how to calculate and predict starting and finishing gravity levels of beers.

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April 6, 2017 - Indiana Water Experiment

Homebrewer Aaron Winey shares his experiment brewing an American blonde ale using water from four different sources.

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March 30, 2017 - Callister and Lightheart Brewing

Homebrewer-turned-pro Nathaniel Senff of Lightheart Brewing talks about being a part of the collaborative Callister Brewing in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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March 23, 2017 - Casey Goes Pro, Part Two

In this second part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.

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March 16, 2017 - Casey Goes Pro, Part One

In this first part of a two-parter, Casey Letellier, currently brewing at West Mountain Brewing Company, talks about his plans to open his own – Ivory Bill Brewing.

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March 9, 2017 - Kettle Fermentation

Homebrewer Scott Koué shares his experience in fermenting beer in the same kettle that he used to boil the wort.

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March 2, 2017 - Homebrew Stout Collaboration

Homebrewers Ron Schmidt and Jamie Conway share their collaborative stout that was split to age on vanilla and a rye whiskey barrel.

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February 23, 2017 - Frost Fest 2017

James wanders around Frost Fest in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to sample beers and get some homebrewing tips from professional brewers.

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February 16, 2017 - Hop Tweaking

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of the Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about hop substitution and ways to change up the hopping of your beers.

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February 9, 2017 - Mead Best Practices

Ricky the Meadmaker from Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies in Vermont talks about sharing his recipes online and shares his best meadmaking practices.

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February 2, 2017 - African Palm Wine

Homebrewer Ryan Deaver joins us to talk about spontaneously fermented palm wine he researched in the west African country of Benin.

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January 26, 2017 - Recipe Formulation Tips

Brad Ring and Betsy Parks from Brew Your Own magazine talk about their new Big Book of Homebrewing and share tips on coming up with your own homebrew recipes.

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January 19, 2017 - AHA Update

Gary Glass, director of the American Homebrewers Association, updates us on the state of our hobby, upcoming National Homebrew Competition deadlines and new events at the Minneapolis HomebrewCon.

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January 12, 2017 - Swiss Spruce Porter

Homebrewer Will Schumacher talks about his experiments brewing with spruce that he foraged from his time in Switzerland.

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January 5, 2017 - Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porter

James and Steve take advantage of a beautiful day to sample three porters on the porch, all from the same batch.

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