John Bryce is a brewer, entrepreneur, and lover of all things technical brewing. He built his first brewery (Blacksburg Brewing Co.) on a shoestring budget in 2002 and his career continued at several Virginia breweries, including Capitol City, Old Dominion, and Starr Hill. John Bryce graduated from Versuchs- und Lehranstalt für Brauerei (VLB) in 2008.
In addition to producing The Master Brewers Podcast, John Bryce also serves as President & CEO of The Lupulin Exchange and brewmaster at Mount Ida Reserve.
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%.
January 6th, 2020 | 24 mins 55 secs
Our friends from Escarpment Labs (EP102) discuss the impact of inoculation rate on Norwegian kveik yeast fermentation.
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.
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.
December 16th, 2019 | 20 mins 20 secs
This week on the show, a topic that we should all be considering: sustainability. Amy (Johnson) Dragon describes how she went about reducing the solid waste that Genesee Brewing Company sends to the landfill.
December 9th, 2019 | 35 mins 16 secs
This week on the show, we get a glimpse at life inside a brewer's yeast supply lab. You'll hear about tips for ordering yeast, how to better align expectations with reality, and of course, when to blame the maltster.
December 2nd, 2019 | 26 mins 19 secs
Matt Linske joins us live from the 2019 Master Brewers Conference to discuss his evaluation of Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium (FPDM) for the enrichment and detection of diastaticus, and provides tips for effective use of FPDM in the brewery.
November 25th, 2019 | 24 mins 22 secs
Doug needed an affordable solution for growing up yeast in the brewpub environment, so he got crafty.
November 18th, 2019 | 17 mins 57 secs
An effort supported by a professional perfumer to establish a universal sensory language for hops.
November 11th, 2019 | 21 mins 28 secs
Our friends at Goose Island talk about their journey reducing TPO on small scale canning lines. This episode was recorded live during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference.
November 4th, 2019 | 29 mins 41 secs
The Lallemand Brewing team joins us to talk about their new bioengineered, lactic acid-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ADY).
October 28th, 2019 | 48 mins 55 secs
If OSHA shows up at your brewery tomorrow, are you ready?
October 21st, 2019 | 27 mins 34 secs
An elite group of brewers working behind the scenes to improve hop quality in the US.
October 14th, 2019 | 34 mins 27 secs
Dry hop geyser survivors talk about their experiences and how you can avoid repeating their dangerous mistakes.
October 7th, 2019 | 41 mins 14 secs
What if you could postpone buying new fermentors by reducing variability during fermentation? This week on the show, you'll hear about how this was accomplished at New Belgium while eliminating inaccurate measurements like yeast cell counts & viability.
September 30th, 2019 | 46 mins 4 secs
We dig into a couple of peer-reviewed papers from the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly that help us navigate the complexities of hop aroma and make better beer.