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.
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.
September 23rd, 2019 | 30 mins 21 secs
A diverse group of commercial brewers work together to chase down the source of extract loss in a hypothetical brewhouse.
September 16th, 2019 | 45 mins 22 secs
Dr. Michael Lewis has trained thousands of brewers since launching the UC Davis Brewing Science program in 1962. We talk about his journey, his love affair with stout, "extreme beer," why you're using the wrong beer glass, and the responsibilities we all have as brewers.
September 9th, 2019 | 30 mins 32 secs
Tips for improving your process steam system from a longtime Master Brewers district officer, contributor, and course lecturer, Steve Huffman.
September 2nd, 2019 | 28 mins 36 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.
August 26th, 2019 | 20 mins 3 secs
It's no secret that yeast needs zinc for healthy fermentation, but how much and where/when should you add it? What happens when you add too much zinc? Microbiologist Joe Kinney of FX Matt Brewing Co. joins us to help you get the right amount of zinc into your fermentations.
August 19th, 2019 | 29 mins 1 sec
What if you had a brewery bot that monitored for things like out of spec fermentations, glycol reservoir temp & level, or CIP temps & times, and sent your team alerts by text message? This week on the show, Sam McElwee explains how to leverage big data in small breweries.
August 12th, 2019 | 41 mins 36 secs
Ann Spevacek & Eric Ritchson from Pizza Port Brewing discuss water usage and their journey to wastewater compliance.
August 5th, 2019 | 24 mins 49 secs
Joe Williams, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Endowed Brewer at UC Davis, talks about HSA.
July 29th, 2019 | 44 mins 26 secs
Kerry Caldwell suffered severe injuries from an accident in the brewhouse. She was airlifted and overcame the 34% chance of survival calculated by the hospital.
July 22nd, 2019 | 43 mins 29 secs
Tyler Schoales of Country Malt Group takes us on a deep dive into the most important step in malting.
July 15th, 2019 | 47 mins 37 secs
Jason Perkins talks about beer development at Allagash Brewing Co.
July 8th, 2019 | 34 mins 52 secs
During the 2016 World Brewing Congress, MBP host John Bryce met a couple of beer-brewing monks from Italy. Fr. Martin and Br. Augustine join us to talk about monastic brewing, their brewery, and their beers.
July 1st, 2019 | 26 mins 2 secs
Alex Gertsman talks about brewing the traditional Russian beverage known as Kvass.