Master Brewers Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 089: The Six-rowification of North American Two-row (Part 3: What you can do about it)

    May 21st, 2018  |  50 mins 53 secs

    The previous episode explained how and why North American 2-row barley evolved to take on 6-row traits. This week Joe Hertrich explains why that's problematic for all-malt brewers and what can be done about it.

  • The Six-rowification of North American Two-row (Part 1: Concept & history)

    May 14th, 2018  |  24 mins 25 secs

    Since 1972 North American 2-row barley has slowly but steadily evolved into something that has more in common with 6-row than traditional European 2-row barley. Find out why this is great news for adjunct brewers and problematic for all-malt brewers....

  • The Six-rowification of North American Two-row (Part 2: How & why)

    May 14th, 2018  |  33 mins 58 secs

    Since 1972 North American 2-row barley has slowly but steadily evolved into something that has more in common with 6-row than traditional European 2-row barley. Find out why this is great news for adjunct brewers and problematic for all-malt brewers....

  • Episode 087: Bottle Conditioning

    May 7th, 2018  |  28 mins 26 secs

    Eric Warner has been bottle conditioning beer since before some of you were born. Eric discusses different methods and his experiences.

  • Episode 086: How to Assure Quality in Hops from Small-Scale Growers

    April 30th, 2018  |  22 mins 27 secs

    How can you assure quality from small-scale hop growers? Who better to answer this question than a small-scale hop grower like Josh Mayich.

  • Episode 084: Brewing Hoppy Beer with CRISPR Instead of Hops

    April 16th, 2018  |  45 mins 13 secs

    As recently reported in Nature Communications, Charles Denby used CRISPR-Cas9 to successfully engineer brewers yeast to produce linalool and geraniol. We interview both Charles and Bryan Donaldson (Lagunitas) who oversaw the sensory analysis for this...

  • Episode 083: The Red Queen Hypothesis

    April 9th, 2018  |  40 mins 22 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. This...

  • Episode 082: Insane in the (Hollow Fiber) Membrane

    April 2nd, 2018  |  14 mins 38 secs

    Hollow Fiber Membranes can be used for carbonation or nitrogenation of beer, production of deaerated water, and for oxygenating wort in breweries of any size. Mimi Cartee and Todd Rausch join us to explain the technology. View the poster at MBAA.com...

  • Episode 081: Irish Moss

    March 26th, 2018  |  29 mins 59 secs

    Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about Carrageenan and its Brewing Application, Andrew Fratianni & Mark Sammartino join us to get super nerdy about seaweed and help you make better beer.

  • Episode 078: Quality Systems - Part 2

    March 5th, 2018  |  29 mins 13 secs

    No brewery is too small to take a systematic approach to quality. Gary Nicholas has some great advice for aligning your breweries priorities, data collection, and decision-making process. This week's content was curated based on a listener request.

  • Episode 077: Quality Systems - Part 1

    February 26th, 2018  |  20 mins 29 secs

    No brewery is too small to take a systematic approach to quality. Gary Nicholas has some great advice for aligning your breweries priorities, data collection, and decision-making process. This week's content was curated based on a listener request.

  • Episode 076: Revolutionary Dry-Hopping Techniques for Larger Beer Volumes

    February 19th, 2018  |  22 mins 14 secs

    Inefficient extraction. Beer loss. These are problems that have to be solved, even when centrifuging dry-hopped beer. Alyce Hartvigsen is looking for dry-hoppers to trial Alfa Laval's prototype Iso-Mix External Drive Rotary Jet Mixer. 

  • Episode 075: How Isinglass Works

    February 12th, 2018  |  22 mins 35 secs

    Andrew Fratianni explains how isinglass works, how to optimize results, when and why to use auxiliary finings (such as silica solutions), and more.

  • Episode 074: Potential Causes for Loss of Extract in a Brewery

    February 5th, 2018  |  22 mins 26 secs

    During the MBAA Brewing & Malting Science Course, students are put into groups to work through hypothetical scenarios. The winning case study is then published in the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly. Simon Nielsen joins us to...

  • Episode 073: Dry Hopping's Correlation with Diacetyl

    January 29th, 2018  |  19 mins 59 secs

    Have you ever noticed that diacetyl seems to rear its head more often in hoppy beers? Is dry hopping to blame? Kara Taylor & Devin Tani from White Labs join us to discuss a presentation given during the 2017 Master Brewers Conference.

  • Episode 072: Yeast Propagation

    January 22nd, 2018  |  37 mins 1 sec

    Understanding the basics of yeast propagation is critical for commercial brewers of all sizes. With 50 years of experience researching yeast, Graham Stewart joins us to talk about the basic principles of brewer's yeast propagation.