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 268: Free Thiol Release

    December 5th, 2022  |  33 mins 19 secs

    Cécile Chenot discusses observations from thiol research at Université Catholique de Louvain

  • Episode 267: Effect of pasteurization on bright and hazy IPAs

    November 28th, 2022  |  30 mins 12 secs

    A thorough test of an age-old debate, conducted on modern beer styles

  • Episode 111: Burst Bottle Detection & Mitigation

    November 21st, 2022  |  39 mins 12 secs

    From a consumer safety standpoint, glass shards from broken bottles present one of the most serious risks that a brewery may encounter. In order to mitigate the considerable risk to consumers, any brewery that runs a glass bottle filler should develop and implement a formal burst bottle mitigation procedure for their packaging department.

  • Episode 266: NA Production for the Craft Brewer

    November 14th, 2022  |  37 mins 45 secs

    Mitch Steele has advice for craft brewers who want to produce non-alcoholic products.

  • Episode 265: Measuring Sessionability

    November 7th, 2022  |  29 mins 20 secs

    Boston Beer determines how to accurately measure sessionability before releasing a new brand.

  • Episode 264: Nuts!

    October 31st, 2022  |  35 mins 8 secs

    What happens when an allergen is grown on the farm next door?

  • Episode 109: Timing is Everything

    October 24th, 2022  |  40 mins 9 secs

    Sierra Nevada studies the impact of dry hopping at different stages of fermentation.

  • Episode 263: Gene Editing for Brewers

    October 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week on the show, Gene editing for brewers... and where things might be headed for barley & hops.

  • Episode 262: T90 Shelf Life Study

    October 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 15 secs

    What's the actual shelf life of the hops in your cooler, and what happens if you keep them there for a few more years?

  • Episode 261: Optimizing Lab Props at New Belgium

    October 3rd, 2022  |  34 mins 38 secs

    Is your brewery just doing things the way they've always been done, or is someone like Paige optimizing processes to uncover new efficiencies and tremendous savings?

  • Episode 172: What’s The Buzz? Non-alcoholic Beer Production

    September 26th, 2022  |  53 mins 8 secs

    There are lots of different approaches to producing NA beer. Justin McKellar walks us through the tradeoffs of each method.

  • Episode 260: Beer & Health

    September 19th, 2022  |  51 mins 36 secs

    You and I both know that beer has a lot of nutritional value, but are we prepared to speak intelligently about that? How do we get consumers to look past beer's stereotypes and click-bait headlines?

  • Episode 259: Cannabaceae Creep

    September 12th, 2022  |  41 mins 21 secs

    The quest to determine the origin of hop creep takes an interesting twist.

  • Episode 258: Sustainability of the American Hop Industry

    September 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins

    The popularity of heavily-hopped beer styles has put USA hops front and center, but threats are looming; wildfire, climate change, water availability, the loss of hop farming families, and the ongoing shift from public to private hops. Hop growers Darren Gamache (VGF) and John Segal (Segal Ranch), master brewer Karl Ockert, and hop consultant Eric Sannerud joined John Bryce on stage during the 2022 Brewing Summit to discuss these topics and more.

  • Episode 107: Troubleshooting Acetaldehyde

    August 29th, 2022  |  24 mins 34 secs

    When Madtree Brewing Co. expanded from a 15 bbl brewhouse to a 100 bbl brewhouse, they experienced intermittent acetaldehyde spikes in one of their brands. Becca Ransohof & Trent Leslie walk us through the troubleshooting process that resolved the issue.

  • Episode 257: ISTT

    August 22nd, 2022  |  27 mins 22 secs

    What is ISTT water and what can it do for us?