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Hop Biotransformation and NE IPA with Randy Mosher- BeerSmith Podcast #169

Randy Mosher, author of several top beer brewing books joins me to talk about hop biotransformations that occur during active fermentation as well as New England IPAs.

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  • Today my guest is Randy Mosher.
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Pressure Fermentation with Chris White, John Blichmann- BeerSmith Podcast #163

Chris White and John Blichmann join me to discuss their experiments in pressurized fermentation of beer in a quest to produce lager-like beers at room temperature.

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Brulosophy Brewing Experiments with Marshall Schott – BeerSmith Podcast #159

Marshall Schott from Brulosophy joins me to discuss his ongoing brewing experiments, the Hop Chronicles, Short and Shoddy and his new podcast.

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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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Using the new Session Tab Feature in BeerSmith 2.3

SessionThis week we take a quick look at the new session logging features in BeerSmith 2.3. BeerSmith now gives you a single place to record your data for beer brewing including detailed fermentation data.

The BeerSmith Session Tab

One of the many new features in BeerSmith 2.3 is the recipe session tab.… Read More

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Acetaldehyde in Home Brewed Beer – The Green Apple Off-Flavor

appleAcetaldehyde is a “Green Apple” off flavor that is common in some beers. It is one of the sixteen listed off flavors on the BJCP beer judge score sheet, and can ruin an otherwise enjoyable beer. It can also sometimes have an aroma and flavor like fresh cut pumpkins or dry cider but is distinct from the pear flavors more common in beers with excessive esters.… Read More

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Using an Ice Bath or Fermentation Chiller for Brewing Lager Beers

beer backgroundThis week we look at ice baths and fermentation chilers for brewing lager beer. Brewing a lager can be a frustrating experience for many home brewers who lack a separate fermentation refrigerator. However these methods, including the “Son of a Fermentation Chiller”, give you the ability to brew a lager at home without a separate fridge.… Read More

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Beer Fermentation with Chris Graham – BeerSmith Podcast #91

iTunesAudio200Chris Graham, the President of MoreBeer, joins me this week to discuss beer fermentation, fermenters, temperature control and how to get the most out of your fermentation. Chris provides some great advice on the equipment to use, methods, and control of your home brewed fermentation.… Read More

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