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Hops and IPAs with Stan Hieronymus – BeerSmith Podcast #189

Stan Hieronymus joins me to discuss cutting edge hop research, hop creep, New England IPAs and unique farmhouse ales.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (51:39)

  • Brad had a slight cold today – I apologize if my voice sounds a bit scratchy.
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Using the Cloud Folder Features in BeerSmith 3 Brewing Software

This week I present a short video tutorial on how to use the new cloud folder and move/copy features in BeerSmith 3 software for beer brewing, mead, wine and cider making.

 

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Cleaning and Sanitation with Rick Theiner – BeerSmith Podcast #187

Rick Theiner, maker of the Eco-Logic series of cleaners joins me this week to discuss cleaning and sanitation for beer brewing.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:41)

  • Today my guest is Rick Theiner.
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Cleaning and Sanitation with Rick Theiner – BeerSmith Podcast #187

Rick Theiner, maker of the Eco-Logic series of cleaners joins me this week to discuss cleaning and sanitation for beer brewing.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (47:41)

  • Today my guest is Rick Theiner.
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Off Flavors in Homebrewed Beer – Troubleshooting Off Flavors

This week I take a look at the 17 off flavors in home brewed beer found on the BJCP beer judging score sheet.  These are the major off flavors you will encounter when home brewing beer, and I’ve also provided links to my more detailed summaries of the causes and correcting each flavor.… Read More

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Growing Wet Hops Year-Round with Kyle and Greg Stelzer – BeerSmith Podcast #185

Kyle and Greg Stelzer join me from 24 Hour Hops where they are growing hops year-round in greenhouses in Arizona and providing wet hops to home brewers!

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (43:19)

  • Today my guests are Kyle and Greg Stelzer from 24 Hour Hops.
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Quality in Beer with Dr Charlie Bamforth – BeerSmith Podcast #184

Dr Charles Bamforth joins me to discuss ensuring quality in beer and how it applies to both professional and home brewing. We also explore aspects of quality in beer.

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Topics in This Week’s Episode (49:52)

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Alcohol Tolerance in Beer Yeast and BeerSmith 3

Some brewers don’t realize that beer yeast, like all yeast has a limited alcohol tolerance.  In fact many some beer yeasts reach their limit below 8% ABV which can be a real problem for high gravity beers.

Yeast Alcohol Tolerance

Yeast is a one cell living creature.  As such it can only reproduce and grow within certain conditions.  One of those conditions includes the presence of alcohol.  Each yeast strain has a limit, called the yeast’s “alcohol tolerance” that indicates the level at which yeast cells start to go dormant and stop fermenting.  By convention, the alcohol tolerance is expressed as a percent Alcohol by Volume (%ABV).  Most major yeast suppliers do provide alcohol tolerance numbers for their yeast strains, though you may have to dive deep into the spec sheet to find it.… Read More

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