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: 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

September 23, 2021 - Tulsa Craft Beer Invitational

We travel to Tulsa to sample beers from the Oklahoma breweries gathered for the festival in High Gravity's parking lot.

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September 16, 2021 - Hop Oils with Scott Janish

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about his experiments adding hop oils to beer post-fermentation.

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September 9, 2021 - Dark Sugar Sampler

James and Steve brave the summertime hot porch to sample three Belgian-inspired beers brewed with offbeat dark sugars.

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September 2, 2021 - Eureka Springs Brewery

Father-son team Jeff and Matt Joseph are building on years of homebrewing experience in their brewery in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

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August 26, 2021 - Brewing with Cannabis

Dr. Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon and CERIA Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis, gives us tips on brewing non-alcoholic beers and adding THC.

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August 19, 2021 - Forms of Fruit

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing presents the pros and cons of a long list of different forms of fruit for use in brewing.

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August 12, 2021 - The Science of Kveik

Dr. Matt Winans, R & D Scientist at Imperial Organic Yeast, answers questions about traditional Norwegian farmhouse yeast.

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August 5, 2021 - Beer Yeast Meads

Steve shares three delicious meads he made this past year with different strains of yeast typically used for brewing beer.

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July 29, 2021 - Core Barrels, Seltzers, and Canned Cocktails

Steve and James pay a visit to Core Brewing in Springdale, Arkansas, to sample some big barrel-aged beers, refreshing hard seltzers, and ready-to-drink cocktails.

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July 22, 2021 - Creature Craft Soda

We talk to Kim Welch of Creature Craft Soda in Joplin, Missouri, about her innovative kombucha, water kefir and other delicious fermented products.

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July 15, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler - 100 Percent Wheat

James and Steve taste wheat beers with malty, bitter, and balanced water profiles. They also add a fourth with filtered tap water.

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July 8, 2021 - The "Perfect" NEIPA

Matt Giovanisci of the Brew Cabin YouTube channel talks about his three-year quest to brew his perfect example of a New England IPA.

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June 24, 2021 - Biotransformation and GM Yeast

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA and co-founder of Sapwood Cellars, talks about new genetically-engineered yeast strains designed to unlock more hop flavor and aroma in beers.

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June 17, 2021 - Five Honeys, Five Meads

Meadmaker Tim Leber takes James and Steve through a tasting of meads made with five honeys: sweet clover, coriander blossom, carrot blossom, quince blossom, and mustard blossom.

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June 10, 2021 - CERIA Non-Alcoholic and Cannabis-Infused Beers

Keith Villa, founder of Blue Moon Brewing and author of Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer, talks about his latest venture bringing cannabis products to brewing.

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June 3, 2021 - Partial Mash Promulgation

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, says partial mashing is still relevant in today's homebrewing world.

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May 27, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler - RO and Roasted Barley

James and Steve take another run at comparing malty, balanced and bitter water profiles. This time with reverse osmosis water and a bit of roasted barley.

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May 20, 2021 - Kegging with Dave

Dave Knott of High Gravity in Tulsa (highgravitybrew.com) answers listener questions about kegging equipment and techniques.

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May 13, 2021 - Hop Timing Experiment, Take Two

Homebrewer Brent Langdon shares his experiment comparing hops added at 30, 20, 10 and zero minutes in the boil.

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May 6, 2021 - Adam's Grab Bag

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa shares an Oyster Stout, a Brut IPA with Wine Must, a Hoppy Maibock, and a big Belgian-style Quad.

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April 29, 2021 - Pre-Prohibition Beers

Adam Ross of Twin Span Brewing in Iowa introduces us to two examples of beers that are inspired by brewing before prohibition.

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April 22, 2021 - Water Profile Sampler

Listener Dansey Nickel sent us three water profiles to try in the Malt Sampler recipe – malty, bitter and balanced. Can James and Steve taste the difference?

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April 15, 2021 - Wild Meads

Jake Gorton, brewhouse manager and packaging director of Groennfell and Havoc Meaderies, shares five techniques to use wild microbes to ferment honey.

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April 8, 2021 - Hairless Dog NA

Jeff Hollander, CEO of Hairless Dog Brewing Company, talks about brewing a beer with craft character and no alcohol.

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April 1, 2021 - Colby's Spring Brews

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer and The Homebrew Recipe Bible, talks about his favorite beers to brew as the weather warms up.

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March 25, 2021 - Brew in a Ziplock Bag

Homebrewer Johannes Fahrenkrug ads a twist (or maybe a zip) to brewing with sous vide by mashing inside Ziplock bags.

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March 18, 2021 - Brewing with Fruit Purees

Chris Hodge of Oregon Fruit Products answers listener questions about using fruit purees in beer and mead.

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March 11, 2021 - Apple Blossom Reborn

James sits down to sample a flight with Alton Huebner, brewer of the newly-reopened Apple Blossom Brewing Company.

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March 4, 2021 - Cider-Graf Malt and Yeast Experiment

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares his ambitious experiment brewing graf with apple juice along with four malt extracts and five yeast strains.

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February 25, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Sampler

James and Steve sample small batches brewed with specialty malts from Sugar Creek Malt Company – lavender smoke, crystal rye, and bourbon barrel aged chocolate malt.

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February 18, 2021 - Swedish Hop Sampler

James and Steve taste small batches with Swedish hops sent by listener Marcus: Svalof Mauritz, Korsta and Hulla Norrgard.

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February 11, 2021 - Sugar Creek Malt Company

Caleb Michalke and John Beal from Sugar Creek Malt Company in Indiana talk about using traditional techniques to create some innovative malts.

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February 4, 2021 - Wort Tests

Casey Helwig from Imperial Organic Yeast walks us through three standard procedures to test the quality of our wort.

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January 28, 2021 - Yeast Nutrition and Health

Chris Colby, author of How to Make Hard Seltzer, addresses some of the factors in keeping yeast happy and healthy in fermentations.

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January 21, 2021 - Man Made Mead Myths

Garrett from the Man Made Mead YouTube channel walks us through four experiments he's done challenging traditional wisdom in brewing meads.

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January 14, 2021 - Gezellig Brewing Company

James talks with Grant Heuer, Lucas Greta and Betsy Duffy from Gezellig Brewing in Newton, Iowa, about their recent extremely sucessful competition performance.

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January 7, 2021 - Hop Sampler - Amarillo, Hallertau Mittelfruh Blend

James and Steve taste individual examples and a blend of a traditional European hop and a relatively new American one.

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