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Sit down with Denny Conn and Drew Beechum, authors of Experimental Homebrewing and Homebrewing All-Stars as they explore the world of beer and homebrew. Every episode tackles the science of brewing and the art of brewing. Listen and learn how to make and appreciate better beer and how to create even the craziest idea you have. We can't promise that you'll save the world, but we can promise mad science in the pursuit of great beer!
 
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If you can't tell by the number of hop conversations going on - things are wild and changing in the hop world. We're sitting down with Mike Brennan of BSG to get his take on what's changing and what you need to know! (And we suspect we'll be talking even more with him!Episode Links:Fermentis DA-16 - https://fermentis.com/en/fermentation-solutions/y…
 
The Brew is Out There! Kiley's back and talking about using herbs and spices in her beers! We're specifically focusing on her Mecca Grade "Brewing Man" Best of Show Winning "Grewit" Gruit her "Deep Roots" Porter. Want to make a beer with eomse other flavors - look no further!Links:Grew-it Gruit - https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/oregon-brew…
 
Our homebrewing friends, Jeff and Susan Rankert have nursed a life long love of Germany and German beers and it shows when you talk to them about their brewery trips. A few months back, we sent them some Mecca Grade malt to try and they sent us break a pils inspired by one of their favorite German brewers. Grab a cold one - it's drinking time!Episo…
 
The Brew is Out There! e're back with Scott Janish, co founder of Sapwood Cellars and the author of the New IPA. Last time we talked the basics of hop chemistry. Now in this part, we're talking all about survivables, why cold dry hopping works and giving you Scott's keys to make a fruit forward IPA, before we delve into questions from the crowd. Li…
 
We're back! And this time, it's tasting time as Denny drops one of the oddest beers he's known for on Drew's palate - the infamous Wee Shroomy, a Chantrelle infused Wee Heavy. It's rich and fruity and surprising. Drew also tries Denny's pink hued Crabapple cider. All that and the news!Episode Links:Yakima Virtual Hop & Brew School - https://hopandb…
 
The Brew is Out There! In this first part of America's favorite topic, Drew talks with Scott Janish about his fascination with the leafy green beer herb and the newly emerging (and sometimes forgotten) science of hops. (and where to find more information for yourself!)Links:Scott Janish - http://scottjanish.com/The New IPA - https://www.amazon.com/…
 
We're back! And as is always the case for the 12th show of a cycle, we make like Carnac the Magnificent by way of the Tappet Brothers. We've got a whole field of q's to run through, so let's get to it! (And don't forget you can always give us more info and ask us more questions at podcast@expreimentalbrew.com!)Episode Links:Patreon Remember even a …
 
The Brew is Out There! Many of the lessons that we learn as brewers, particularly as homebrewers, are of the "eh, this is the way it's been done historically". And it feels like that's truer nowhere else but in mixed culture brewing. The gang at Milk the Funk are trying to bring the science to sour beer and you can witness the awe inspiring efforts…
 
As we prep for the online version of HomeBrewCon, it's time for Denny and Drew to sit down and talk the results of their various brewing projects and new brewing toys and things for you to watch/listen to! Any fails? Any great successes? You'll just have to listen!And don't forget to join us online for HomeBrewCon!Episode Links:HomeBrewCon Online -…
 
The Brew is Out There! Julian Shrago has made a name for himself as he transitioned from award winning homebrewer to award winning brewer at Beachwood Brewing. A big portion of that reputation has been built on a broad swath of well crafted beers, particularly his IPA's. What makes Julian's IPAs his? Sit back and listen!Links:Beachwood Brewing Comp…
 
While everything else is in turmoil - the AHA membership elected 5 new members to the Governing Committee. Drew sits down and talks with Amy, Annie, Cassie, Chris and Gail about what makes them tick as homebrewers. We also talk with Gary Glass, who might need to be promoted to co-host, about the online version of HomebrewCon now that we know Nashvi…
 
The Brew is Out There! Peter just can't stop writing about beer! Inspired by a Proustian recollection of his Cornish youth, his third book - Guile Brews - explores the endlessly fascinating process of Guile (or Gyle) Brewing. It's not nearly as simple as we're usually taught! Listen to hear some of the tricks and the reasons for doing Guile brewing…
 
It's time to get our Big Brew on - separately, naturally. We're talking with Gary Glass from the AHA about this year's brewing holiday and how we can all celebrate our hobby! And of course we're talking brewing and news, so sit down and grab a beer!Episode Links:BA's Craft Beer Numbers - https://www.brewersassociation.org/brewing-industry-updates/c…
 
The Brew is Out There! We're going back to basics with a Drew & Denny's primer on all things water. Why and what you need to worry about and what you shouldn't worry about! Water doesn't need to be complicated to get results!This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers AssociationBrewers PublicationsAtlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: B…
 
As our time apart grows, our chance to explore and brew comes alive. We explore not only the brews and news, but the new as White Labs has unleashed a Non-STA1 Saison blend on the world. Drew talks with Kara Taylor, Head of Laboratory Innovation about STA-1, what has people concerned and how best to play with this new yeast blend!Episode Links:Athl…
 
The Brew is Out There! It's the 200th episode! And we need a good reason to celebrate! Today we talk about what we've made in the past to celebrate and what we'd do in the future. Does a celebration beer always needs to be big? What's the story you're trying to tell?This episode is brought to you by: American Homebrewers AssociationBrewers Publicat…
 
We hear all the time that local is best and in these weird times, maybe that's true. We sit down with Gary Glass to talk about how to support your local homebrew supplier and brewery and then we talk to Patrick Chavanelle, Allagash Brewing's R&D Brewery about Crosspath, the brewery's first organic and local ale. Is it hype? Nope!Episode Links:Gover…
 
The Brew is Out There! Right now, everyone is scared of something invisible that can cause us great harm, but what if beer was in that same group? Drew sits down with "Gluten Free Beer Brian" Newscomb to talk about just ho to tackle the tast of making beer with no barley, wheat, oats or rye. It gets tricky, but the results are tasty! LinksPodcast: …
 
Beer tasting on the high seas. (Ok, on the Puget Sound) Denny, Drew and Tony O are joined by Annie (on a ferry) to taste the results of the beer we brewed back in Episode 106 - the world famous, game changing PilPalSon! We taste them side by side and talk what we liked about each of them. We also talk shutdowns, memorials and what Drew is planning …
 
The Brew is Out There! Drew joined Steve Lembrée and John Sather of Brewer's Anonymous at Orlando Homebrew Supplies as they brewed a Saison on Steve's Brewzilla. They talk about the beer, the club and how this brand new group won the Floriida Homebrew Club of the Year Award for 2019.Linkshttps://brewersanonymous.org/This episode is brought to you b…
 
Homebrew clubs are awesome and we can prove it! Entering it's 6th year, the American Homebrewer's Association's Radegast Club of the Year Award seeks to recognize the crazy amazing things they do. We talk with the AHA's Matt Bollng about the award and how your club can win! And we dig into a bunch of Saison info as well as the beer news and brewing…
 
The Brew is Out There! Every year the Maltose Falcons help the Los Angeles County Fair with their homemade beer competition. This year's winner Mike Hale of the High Desert Home Brewers Anonymous won for his beer called Crue's Crumbs, a Pecan Coffee Cake Imperial Stout. We sit down and try his beer, break down the recipe and break down the hype tra…
 
Denny Was In Hawaii - So we're replaying one of our favorite episodes! All new content next week!To start the show, we hit the feedback slush pile, including a voicemail feedback about the Walmart lawsuit.In the pub, it's a little different today as we sit down with Nick Arzner of Block 15 to drink one of Denny's favorite beers - Sticky Hands IPA. …
 
The Brew is Out There! Every year the Maltose Falcons help the Los Angeles County Fair with their homemade beer competition. This year's winner Mike Hale of the High Desert Home Brewers Anonymous won for his beer called Crue's Crumbs, a Pecan Coffee Cake Imperial Stout. We sit down and try his beer, break down the recipe and break down the hype tra…
 
For years Orlando was known for a great attractions, but great beer wasn't one of them! Times change and this week Drew sits down with Jeremy Pittman of Rockpit Brewing and Orlando Homebrew Supplies about what it means to run a homebrew shop and a brewery together in the same space and how they feed each other. Plus we tackle the worst idea Drew's …
 
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