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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September 18th, 2023 | 37 mins 10 secs
Catch up with Pat Hayes before he delivers the keynote address during the Master Brewers Conference in Seattle Oct 6. We discuss some exciting new releases coming just before Pat’s retirement, the OSU barley project, how Pat ended up becoming a barley breeder in the first place, and more.
September 11th, 2023 | 58 mins 1 sec
Has your brewery put off building a sensory program because it seems overwhelming? Lindsay Barr is here with the tips and baby steps you need to make immediate progress. We also take a peek under the hood of the ASBC Sensory Subcommittee and hear about some of the awesome new tools they've produced. Whether your brewery needs to start from scratch or already has a functional sensory program, this interview with Lindsay is sure to help you take things to the next level.
September 4th, 2023 | 45 mins 36 secs
The identification of the gene that determines whether or not a yeast strain is haze-positive.
August 28th, 2023 | 40 mins 9 secs
A discussion of flavors found in mixed fermentations.
August 21st, 2023 | 28 mins 8 secs
John Paul Maye discusses results from the analysis of haze in a dozen New England IPAs and how the haze traps non-polar hop compounds to create the unique flavors of this beer style. This work was recently presented at the 2018 Brewing Summit, where Dr. Maye was awarded best presentation.
August 14th, 2023 | 1 hr 3 mins
How things work in a dedicated, certified gluten-free brewery
August 7th, 2023 | 59 mins 34 secs
Various principles in fluid dynamics with practical applications in the brewery (and a few puns).
July 31st, 2023 | 25 mins 41 secs
Marcus Cox talks ingredients, process, best practices, and authenticity.
July 24th, 2023 | 30 mins 14 secs
Shelf-life, performance, and consistency of Active Dry Yeast (ADY) vs Freshly Propagated Yeast (FPY). We also explore the application of ADY for bottle conditioning and more.
July 17th, 2023 | 47 mins 7 secs
New insights into the question of whether bottles or cans will keep your beer fresh longer.
July 10th, 2023 | 36 mins 27 secs
During the 2016 World Brewing Congress, MBP host John Bryce met a couple of beer-brewing monks from Italy. Fr. Martin and Br. Augustine join us to talk about monastic brewing, their brewery, and their beers.
July 3rd, 2023 | 28 mins 41 secs
Hop Quality Group audits & things to look for during your next farm visit
June 26th, 2023 | 45 mins 57 secs
Kerry Caldwell suffered severe injuries from an accident in the brewhouse. She was airlifted and overcame the 34% chance of survival calculated by the hospital.
June 19th, 2023 | 42 mins 55 secs
An incident at Goose Island that we can all learn from.
June 12th, 2023 | 47 mins 29 secs
Brewers who’ve used the most recent public hop variety released by the USDA share their experiences.
June 5th, 2023 | 48 mins 23 secs
A compilation of 5 years of mid fermentation dry hopping studies at New Belgium.