Master Brewers Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 117: AromaSmart

    January 14th, 2019  |  53 mins 59 secs

    Val Peacock talks about the biggest problem in hop quality - hop drying. You'll also hear from Bill Arendt, the Wisconsin hop grower who built a better mousetrap.

  • Episode 116: Be Kind to Your Grind

    January 7th, 2019  |  30 mins 56 secs

    Kevin Sibbet discusses a lauter tun upgrade at Yuengling, the process of optimizing brewhouse efficiency, troubleshooting malt handling, and understanding mill gaps and grist composition.

  • Episode 085: Lactic Acid Bacteria Case Study

    December 31st, 2018  |  25 mins 29 secs

    Tim Lozen of Bells Brewery was awarded best poster (People's Choice) at the 2017 Master Brewers Conference for: A comparison of selected lactic acid bacteria for use in the production of sour wort and beer.

  • Episode 071: German Sour Beers of the Late 19th Century

    December 24th, 2018  |  33 mins 10 secs

    Ron Pattinson joins us to talk about his latest publication in the MBAA Technical Quarterly.

  • Episode 115: Today's Challenges in Beer Quality

    December 17th, 2018  |  47 mins 49 secs

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

  • Episode 114: Brewery Hose

    December 10th, 2018  |  38 mins 4 secs

    Michael Caviness joins us to talk all things brewery hose: longevity, selection, storage, cleaning, and more.

  • Episode 113: Reducing Error in Cell Counts

    December 3rd, 2018  |  35 mins 42 secs

    It doesn't matter how good you are at counting cells if the sample wasn't prepared and handled properly. Bill Maca takes us on a deep dive into the most important part of yeast cell counts that nobody talks about: best practices during sampling...

  • Episode 112: Gluten-free barley: Lab to supermarket

    November 26th, 2018  |  28 mins 14 secs

    Barley breeder & research scientist Crispin Howitt tells the story of how Kebari, the world's first gluten-free barley variety was born and how Radeberger used the variety to develop the world's first Reinheitsgebot approved gluten-free beer.

  • Episode 111: Burst Bottle Detection & Mitigation

    November 19th, 2018  |  37 mins 13 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...

  • Episode 031: Maintaining Good Yeast Health

    November 12th, 2018  |  29 mins 58 secs

    Industry veteran Mark Sammartino talks about his past experiences keeping yeast happy to achieve consistent fermentations.

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

    November 5th, 2018  |  23 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 better understand the...

  • Episode 109: Timing is Everything

    October 29th, 2018  |  37 mins 41 secs

    Maria Moutsoglou and Will Cayler discuss an impressive dry hopping study at Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. This episode was sponsored by:    Links:  2018 Brewing Summit Proceedings Abstract: Impact of dry hopping at different stages of...

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

    October 22nd, 2018  |  54 mins 51 secs

    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...

  • Episode 107: Troubleshooting Acetaldehyde

    October 15th, 2018  |  22 mins 41 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...

  • Episode 036: Torulaspora delbrueckii

    October 8th, 2018  |  23 mins 19 secs

    Max Michel (Weihenstephan) describes how he used RSM to optimize a non-Saccharomyces strain for beer.

  • Episode 106: Electrical Safety in the Brewery

    October 1st, 2018  |  20 mins 35 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.