Master Brewers Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 045: Spoiler Alert

    April 6th, 2020  |  36 mins 12 secs

    Eric Jorgenson joins us to talk about his approach to microbiology and his quick reference guide of significant bacteria found in the brewery environment.

  • Episode 165: Bypassing the Malting Process with Koji

    March 30th, 2020  |  28 mins 8 secs

    This week on the show, our friends from Appalachian State University join us in Calgary to talk about their work evaluating koji as an alternative to traditional malting.

  • Episode 164: When Draught Dries Up

    March 23rd, 2020  |  23 mins 57 secs

    This week, we take a break from technical brewing to talk about the new realities of selling beer during a pandemic.

  • Episode 163: Kiln Temperature & Hop Quality

    March 16th, 2020  |  32 mins 59 secs

    New information from OSU regarding how hop kiln temperature impacts hop quality.

  • Episode 013: Uneven Heating? Damaged Jackets?

    March 9th, 2020  |  17 mins 42 secs

    David Kapral joins us to talk about why it's critical to have thermostatic air vents and vacuum breakers on your steam jackets, and what happens when you don't.

  • Episode 162: LAB Propagation & Process Control

    March 2nd, 2020  |  20 mins 36 secs

    Jordan Kelly joins us in Calgary to talk about Odell Brewing Company's low-cost lactic acid bacteria propagation system, as well as how they dialed-in and scaled their process.

  • Episode 161: New Malting Barley Varieties in Canada

    February 24th, 2020  |  18 mins 21 secs

    Peter Watts joins us in Calgary to talk about a bunch of new malting barley varieties coming out of Canada.

  • Episode 160: Quantifying and Probing the Inefficiency of Dry-hopping

    February 17th, 2020  |  24 mins 53 secs

    Tom Shellhammer joins us from the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary to shed some light on the inefficiencies of dry hopping.

  • Episode 035: Brewhouse Water & Mash Chemistry

    February 10th, 2020  |  24 mins 55 secs

    Joe Walts joins us to talk about his TQ paper and experiences managing water chemistry in the brewhouse.

  • Episode 159: How Much Does it Take?

    February 3rd, 2020  |  27 mins 5 secs

    Kim Syring from Surly Brewing joins us in Calgary to talk about her outside the box controlled spoilage studies to determine micro tolerance limits.

  • Episode 158: Hemp Flavor Development in Beer

    January 27th, 2020  |  24 mins 38 secs

    Ross Koenigs from New Belgium sits down with us in Calgary to talk about his poster and quest to better understand hemp flavor in beer.

  • Episode 157: Hop Oils & Haze Stabilization

    January 20th, 2020  |  23 mins 51 secs

    Two presenters from the hops technical session during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary discuss the use of beta acid products in haze stabilization, as well as some practical aspects of using hop oils in the brewery.

  • Episode 044: Improving Brewhouse Efficiency by Adjusting Mash Thickness and Lauter and Sparge Volumes

    January 13th, 2020  |  27 mins 51 secs

    Our friends from Saint Arnold Brewing Company in Houston describe how they reduced lauter times, decreased their grain bills by 5%, and increased average brewhouse efficiency from 89.3% to 95.5%.

  • Episode 156: How Low Can You Go?

    January 6th, 2020  |  24 mins 55 secs

    Our friends from Escarpment Labs (EP102) discuss the impact of inoculation rate on Norwegian kveik yeast fermentation.

  • Episode 155: Continuum of Malt Opportunities

    December 30th, 2019  |  42 mins 27 secs

    Our friends from a "large" craft maltster and a "large" craft brewer get together to talk about craft malt, winter barley, AMBA's guidelines for all-malt brewers, and more.

  • Episode 154: Juicy Dry Hopping

    December 23rd, 2019  |  24 mins 24 secs

    This week on the show, presenters from the Juicy Dry Hopping workshop in Calgary join us to talk about their quest to maximize flavor, aroma, and efficiency in heavily dry hopped beers.