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Brewing New England IPAs with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #166

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss brewing New England India Pale Ale styles along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD.

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Brewing Considerations for Very High Gravity Beers

Brewing high gravity beers like barley wines, tripels, and imperial stouts present some challenges unique to high gravity brewing. This week I provide a few tips and considerations that come into play when brewing high gravity beers.

Big Beer Challenges

High gravity beers which start at around 1.080 original gravity and can go as high as 1.120 present serious challenges that may surprise the average homebrewer.… Read More

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Testing for Keg System Leaks for Home Brewing Beer

This week I take a look at the pesky problem of beer keg system leaks in a typical homebrew system including how to find and correct them. A keg system leak can lead to an empty CO2 tank, flat beer and even a catastrophic beer leak pouring 5 gallons (19 liters) or more of beer under pressure into your refrigerator.… Read More

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Lake Anne Brew House with Jason Romano – BeerSmith Podcast #158

Jason Romano joins me from Lake Anne Brew House in Reston, VA to discuss his experience in opening and running a small nano-brewery and tap-house.

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When and How to Measure and Adjust Mash pH for Beer Brewing

At a recent homebrew club meeting, one of the members asked me a brilliant question – when and how should you adjust your mash pH when all grain beer brewing? This is a devilishly complex question as you want to adjust your mash pH quickly if brewing with modern malts.… Read More

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Kettle Souring Beer – Brewing Techniques

This week I take a look at “Kettle Souring” beer which is a technique for making sour beer that offers faster fermentation times and better control over the souring levels.

The Kettle Souring Method

The traditional method for making sour beer is to brew some wort and then pitch both traditional brewing yeast along with some form of live bacteria to slowly sour the beer.… Read More

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Brewing Topics with Gordon Strong – BeerSmith Podcast #156

Gordon Strong, Grandmaster beer judge, joins me this week to discuss brewing in New Zealand Pilsner, Brazil and his new Blichmann home brewing equipment setup.

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Ancient Brews with Dr Patrick McGovern – BeerSmith Podcast #153

Dr Patrick McGovern, Director of Biomolecular Archeology at the University of Pennsylvania Museum joins me this week to discuss research into ancient fermented beverages.

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Beer Brewing Pumps Part 2 – The Blichmann RipTide Pump

RipTide Pump

This week in Part 2 of my series on beer pumps, I review the new Blichmann RipTide Pump. Last week in Part 1 I covered general brewing pump features as well as the popular March and Chugger pumps.

The Blichmann RipTide Pump Review

While the March and Chugger pumps covered in Part 1 have been the workhorses of homebrewers for many years now, Blichmann Engineering recently launched a new beer pump called the Riptide specifically designed to address home brewer’s needs.… Read More

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