Master Brewers Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

275 episodes of Master Brewers Podcast since the first episode, which aired on August 14th, 2017.

  • Episode 142: What's In Your Can?

    December 4th, 2023  |  29 mins 45 secs

    To rinse or not to rinse - what's in your can? Our friends at Community Beer take us on a journey to eliminate microbes @ can filling.

  • Episode 295: "Ghost Dimpling"

    November 27th, 2023  |  24 mins 35 secs

    Real-world can seamer troubleshooting courtesy of Master Brewer's award-winning technical brewing forum.

  • Episode 137: How a Beer Comes to Life

    November 20th, 2023  |  48 mins 38 secs

    Jason Perkins talks about beer development at Allagash Brewing Co.

  • Episode 294: Benchmarking and Reducing CO2 Consumption

    November 13th, 2023  |  42 mins 50 secs

    Frequent MBAA course lecturer, Gabriel Dominguez, offers tips to reduce your brewery's CO2 consumption.

  • Episode 293: RO Sustainability at Firestone Walker

    November 6th, 2023  |  42 mins 46 secs

    A simple engineering solution with complex implementation.

  • Episode 130: Yeast Genome Changes During Serial Repitching

    October 30th, 2023  |  40 mins 16 secs

    Maitreya Dunham and Tom Schmidlin talk about an exciting study that aims to better understand yeast mutations during serial repitching.

  • Episode 115: Today's Challenges in Beer Quality

    October 23rd, 2023  |  50 mins 53 secs

    Author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries and founder of Top Note Tonic, Mary Pellettieri, discusses how innovation challenges quality systems.

  • Episode 292: Authenticity vs Technology

    October 16th, 2023  |  50 mins 37 secs

    Charlie Bamforth discusses authenticity vs technology in lager beer production.

  • Episode 110: The Microbiological Impact of Dry Hopping Beers with Pelletized and Whole Cone Cascade Hops

    October 9th, 2023  |  26 mins 42 secs

    Does dry hopping inoculate your beer with beer spoiling bacteria? Do the anti-microbial properties of hops offer enough protection? Can dry hopping fix a dirty beer? This week on the show, our friends from Shiner set out to better understand the microbiological impact of dry hopping.

  • Episode 291: The Master Brewers Innovation Fund

    October 2nd, 2023  |  45 mins 55 secs

    Master Brewers wants to fund your next innovation. Hear how the program works, as well as an overview of several projects that have already been funded.

  • Episode 106: Electrical Safety in the Brewery

    September 25th, 2023  |  22 mins 59 secs

    The MBAA Brewery Safety Committee brings you the story of a real-life electrical accident in a brewery, as well as tips and other resources for keeping brewers safe.

  • Episode 290: Pat Hayes

    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.

  • Episode 108: Sensory Programs - Finding Value From Day 1

    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.

  • Episode 289: HZY1

    September 4th, 2023  |  45 mins 36 secs

    The identification of the gene that determines whether or not a yeast strain is haze-positive.

  • Episode 288: Sensory for Mixed Fermentations

    August 28th, 2023  |  40 mins 9 secs

    A discussion of flavors found in mixed fermentations.

  • Episode 104: The Hidden Secrets of New England IPA

    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.