Master Brewers Podcast

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About the show

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 091: How a Chiller System Works

    December 6th, 2021  |  35 mins 42 secs

    How brewery chillers work, troubleshooting tips, common mistakes, and easy preventative maintenance to keep it running for years to come.

  • Episode 232: 074

    November 29th, 2021  |  47 mins 8 secs

    The hotly anticipated release of the USDA public hop breeding program's 1st tropical aroma bomb. What it took to finally get here, what the future looks like, and more.

  • Episode 231: The Black Box of Biotransformation

    November 22nd, 2021  |  44 mins 44 secs

    Why does dry-hopping during active fermentation change sensory profiles? Is the black box of biotransformation really what drives those changes or is it something else entirely?

  • Episode 230: Under Pressure

    November 15th, 2021  |  44 mins 58 secs

    Using the dissolved CO2 content of active fermentations to control your process.

  • Episode 083: The Red Queen Hypothesis

    November 8th, 2021  |  42 mins 29 secs

    The disease has moved out of Africa, it's now in the Middle East. It's only a matter of time before it arrives. It's a numbers game. Pat Hayes joins us to talk about barley breeding, the race against disease, genetic tools, and more.

  • Episode 229: Is Hop Creep Caused by Microorganisms?

    November 1st, 2021  |  33 mins 48 secs

    Are we one step closer to understanding the origin of Hop Creep?

  • Episode 228: The Challenging 2021 Barley Outlook

    October 25th, 2021  |  54 mins 50 secs

    Are you prepared to face the most challenging barley crop most of us have ever seen?

  • Episode 227: IRC7 + CRISPR = Cosmic Punch

    October 18th, 2021  |  54 mins 41 secs

    "Thiolized" CRISPR yeast, the world's 1st convincing argument for mash hopping, and more.

  • Episode 063: Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Improve Quality & Maximize Capacity at Deschutes Brewery

    October 11th, 2021  |  32 mins 13 secs

    Brian Faivre explains how one of the largest craft brewers is using data and tools (accessible to breweries of any size) to improve their process.

  • Episode 226: Stainless Steel

    October 4th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Understanding stainless steel alloys, corrosion, vacuum failures, and more.

  • Episode 225: Cold IPA

    September 27th, 2021  |  59 mins 34 secs

    What it means, where it came from, and how it's made.

  • Episode 224: Can Liner Quality & Testing

    September 20th, 2021  |  39 mins 8 secs

    This week on the show, something that most brewers new to canning never consider but can make or break a brewery.

  • Episode 061: Glycol Systems for Breweries

    September 13th, 2021  |  38 mins 26 secs

    Dan Stromberg discusses industry best practices for glycol system piping. You'll learn how to balance your system, how to size headers for correct flow rates & velocity, which pipe materials to consider, why the ubiquitous solenoid valve is a bad choice, and more.

  • Episode 223: Brewing with Honey

    September 6th, 2021  |  37 mins 58 secs

    Tips & inspiration for using honey in your beer.

  • Episode 222: The Top 10

    August 30th, 2021  |  49 mins 29 secs

    This week on the show we count down the greatest hits that breweries take when OSHA shows up.

  • Episode 221: The Best of Both Worlds

    August 23rd, 2021  |  33 mins 16 secs

    How to get away with a mid-fermentation dry-hop AND harvest healthy yeast for repitching.