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 hosting & producing The Master Brewers Podcast, John Bryce also serves as President & CEO of The Lupulin Exchange, brewmaster at Mount Ida Reserve, and producer of Plantopia.
December 25th, 2017 | 26 mins 21 secs
Over-carbonation. Exploding bottles. Lawsuits. Super-attenuation caused by diastaticus contamination is a hot topic in the brewing industry. We bring you interviews with brewers, yeast suppliers, and independent microbiologists to talk about...
November 27th, 2017 | 27 mins 1 sec
John Giarratano talks yeast pitch rates, how to manipulate esters and higher alcohols, and other fundamentals for the craft brewer.
Episode 063: Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Improve Quality & Maximize Capacity at Deschutes Brewery
November 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 27 secs
Brian Faivre explains how one of the largest craft brewers is using data and tools (accessible to breweries of any size) to improve their process.
Episode 062: Co-fermentation Trials with S. cerevisiae & B. bruxellensis and the Organoleptic Benefits of Mixed Culture Fermentations
November 13th, 2017 | 20 mins 34 secs
Nick Mader is on a mission to eliminate "black box syndrome" in regards to mixed culture fermentations. Learn how inoculation rate impacts esters and phenols.
October 30th, 2017 | 28 mins 54 secs
Matt Huddleston and Kevin Campbell of synTerra collaborated with Holy City Brewing Co. and the College of Charleston on a brewery effluent treatability study using a microcosm-scale constructed wetland system.
October 9th, 2017 | 24 mins 38 secs
Many hop farms in Yakima operate 24/7 during much of September. Now that the bales are off the farms and hop selection is over, we catch up with Roy Johnson to get some perspective from one of the world's largest hop merchants.
October 2nd, 2017 | 39 mins 19 secs
In 2010, Christian & Andrea Stanley built one of the first craft malthouses in the US. Today, they produce 8 tons per week at Valley Malt. In this episode we catch up with the husband & wife team to hear about their challenges, successes, and...
September 18th, 2017 | 34 mins 25 secs
Steve Bradt from Micro Matic joins us to talk about keg valve design, function, maintenance, safety, and...hamburgers. If you work with kegs, this episode is for you, regardless of your experience level.
September 4th, 2017 | 19 mins 16 secs
John Paul Maye of S.S. Steiner explains the unintended consequences of dry hopping and why the standard IBU test doesn't work for dry hopped beer.
August 28th, 2017 | 26 mins 18 secs
Joe Hertrich continues discussing how to establish your own criteria for malt performance on your specific recipe, process, and equipment rather than relying on theoretical "good" values on a malt COA. Joe explains how to track brewhouse yield, lauter...
August 21st, 2017 | 26 mins 47 secs
Fan favorite, Joe Hertrich, is back with an extremely practical approach to evaluating malt performance based on his experience at breweries of drastically different sizes over a 50-year period.
August 14th, 2017 | 24 mins 19 secs
Author & MBAA Publications Director, John Palmer, revisits a fundamentals topic that most brewers have learned but may not think about during daily operations. Explore this topic with us for a renewed understanding so you can better plan...