Master Brewers Podcast

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Each week, thousands of brewers download The Master Brewers Podcast to hear interviews with the industry's best & brightest in brewing science, technology, and operations. The show is known for featuring technical deep dives, a bit of brewing history, cutting edge research, hard lessons learned, important industry contributors, and no fluff. If you make beer for a living, this show is for you.

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  • Episode 247: Malt

    May 16th, 2022  |  57 mins 51 secs

    Our friend, Dr. Yin, returns to discuss his new Malt book and the 2021 barley crop

  • Episode 101: The Yeasts of Tomorrow

    May 9th, 2022  |  32 mins 12 secs

    Stijn Mertens and Jan Steensels talk about what's happening inside one of the world's most advanced yeast labs.

  • Episode 246: Putting the Stank in Dr. Dank

    May 2nd, 2022  |  49 mins 18 secs

    How Wicked Weed made a beer smell like cannabis, without using cannabis.

  • Episode 245: Romp of Otters

    April 25th, 2022  |  35 mins 43 secs

    A collaboration between OSU's Barley Project Lab, Admiral Maltings, and Seismic Brewing explores the possibilities for achieving Maris Otter flavor in newer barley varieties, bred for better agronomics & brewhouse performance.

  • Episode 244: Dialing in Haze

    April 18th, 2022  |  49 mins 29 secs

    To what extent does yeast strain selection & dry hop timing put the haze in your hazies?

  • Episode 052: Let Your Process Evaluate Your Malt - Part 2

    April 11th, 2022  |  28 mins 15 secs

    Joe Hertrich continues discussing how to establish your own criteria for malt performance on your specific recipe, process, and equipment rather than relying on theoretical "good" values on a malt COA. He explains how to track brewhouse yield, lauter performance, and attenuation vs. beta glucan.

  • Episode 051: Let Your Process Evaluate Your Malt - Part 1

    April 4th, 2022  |  29 mins 35 secs

    Fan favorite, Joe Hertrich, is back with an extremely practical approach to evaluating malt performance based on his experience at breweries of drastically different sizes over a 50-year period.

  • Episode 243: Terrified of Being Torrified

    March 28th, 2022  |  51 mins 49 secs

    BSG's adjunct professor & head comedian explain the difference between terms like rolled, flaked, toasted, micronized, and torrified; How it's all made, what's "mash ready," what's not, and why.

  • Episode 242: Brewing Purposefully with Wood

    March 21st, 2022  |  33 mins 27 secs

    How our guest uses wood in brewing, how Louis Pasteur ruined beer, and how maybe when the liquid in a barrel can't become a beer, it can get another purpose.

  • Episode 098: Dry Hop Creep

    March 14th, 2022  |  39 mins 31 secs

    Luke Chadwick (Bell's), Andy Farrell (Bell's), Tom Shellhammer (OSU), and Jason Perkins (Allagash) take a deep dive into the phenomenon known as Dry Hop Creep.

  • Episode 241: Mash Filters

    March 7th, 2022  |  34 mins 18 secs

    How & why to operate a mash filter

  • Episode 240: Understanding the Risk of Can Pressure Failures

    February 28th, 2022  |  38 mins 53 secs

    Have you ever wondered if you're pushing the limits of how much pressure your cans can handle? A Master Brewers Past President joins us to discuss a chart he designed to keep you out of trouble.

  • Episode 239: Yeast Propagation at Urban Chestnut

    February 21st, 2022  |  49 mins 53 secs

    How yeast propagation works (both in the lab & in the brewery) at Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.

  • Episode 084: Brewing Hoppy Beer with CRISPR Instead of Hops

    February 14th, 2022  |  48 mins 16 secs

    As reported in Nature Communications, Charles Denby used CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully engineer brewers yeast to produce linalool and geraniol. We interview both Charles and Bryan Donaldson (Lagunitas) who oversaw the sensory analysis for this groundbreaking study.

  • Episode 238: Winter Barley

    February 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 mins

    An exciting, new 2-row winter variety coming out of Virginia Tech, the advantages winter barley brings to growers, maltsters, and brewers, the challenges ahead, and how you can get involved.

  • Episode 237: Packaging with Speise

    January 31st, 2022  |  36 mins 32 secs

    How & why Resident Culture conditions with speise.