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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December 5th, 2022 | 33 mins 19 secs
Cécile Chenot discusses observations from thiol research at Université Catholique de Louvain
November 28th, 2022 | 30 mins 12 secs
A thorough test of an age-old debate, conducted on modern beer styles
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.
November 14th, 2022 | 37 mins 45 secs
Mitch Steele has advice for craft brewers who want to produce non-alcoholic products.
November 7th, 2022 | 29 mins 20 secs
Boston Beer determines how to accurately measure sessionability before releasing a new brand.
October 31st, 2022 | 35 mins 8 secs
What happens when an allergen is grown on the farm next door?
October 24th, 2022 | 40 mins 9 secs
Sierra Nevada studies the impact of dry hopping at different stages of fermentation.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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?
September 12th, 2022 | 41 mins 21 secs
The quest to determine the origin of hop creep takes an interesting twist.
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.
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.
August 22nd, 2022 | 27 mins 22 secs
What is ISTT water and what can it do for us?