September 14, 2007 - Skunking Beer
January 6, 2017 - Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porters
James splits a batch of porter to add coconut and chocolate flavors along with ancho and cinnamon.
December 5, 2016 - Steve's Brew Shop
Steve Wilkes gives us a personal tour of his brand new LHBS, Steve's Brew Shop.
October 31, 2016 - Fruity Tart 100% Rye Session Ales
James and Steve taste tart low-gravity beers soured with probiotics and flavored with tart cherries, mango, and peaches.
September 30, 2016 - How to Bottle Small Batches
James and Steve show their technique for ditching the bottling bucket when packaging small batches of beer.
September 5, 2016 - Blackberry "Pilsner" and Sous Vide Fruit
James and Steve poach fruit in a blackberry beer, hoppy cyser and molasses mead using the sous vide technique.
August 11, 2016 - Sous Vide Steak and Hoppy Cyser
Steve uses his High Gravity electric brewing system to cook up a delicious sous vide steak and pairs it with a very tasty hopped cyser.
July 25, 2016 - 100% Rye Tart Hoppy Ale
James and Steve sample a kettle-soured beer made of malted rye and brewed to show off the flavor and aroma of Simcoe hops.
July 4, 2016 - Session Rye ESB and Porter
Steve helps James sample two English-inspired session beers brewed with malted rye to maintain mouthfeel while reducing alcohol.
May 2, 2016 - NZ Rye Wit and ESB
James brews up another incarnation of his Rye Wit – this time with Nelson Sauvin hops. Steve puts his new High Gravity electric BIAB system to use for a tasty ESB.
April 1, 2016 - New Zealand Hop Production
James heads to New Zealand to check out the hop fields and production facilities in the Nelson region.
March 7, 2016 - Homemade Crystal Malt
James uses his oven and some patience to turn Vienna malt into a homebrew version of crystal malt. Steve helps sample a beer made from it.
February 22, 2016 - Meadhattan
Steve answers James' challenge to make a cocktail out of a sweet mead by creating a tasty Manhattan.
February 8, 2016 - Homebrew Vermouth
Steve makes vermouth from his homemade wine and uses it to serve up a very tasty vodka martini.
- Steve's Vermouth Recipe (pdf)