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.
April 29th, 2019 | 37 mins 29 secs
Pattie Aron and Xiang Yin join us (live from CBC19) to talk about beer staling mechanisms and preventative measures that are important in malting and brewing.
April 22nd, 2019 | 29 mins 40 secs
This week on the show, we take a break from technical brewing to chat with current Master Brewers president, Toby Eppard, live from the CBC in Denver. Toby talks about recent changes at MB, where the organization is headed, and the importance of...
April 15th, 2019 | 28 mins 11 secs
Tom Shellhammer is back (This time, live from CBC in Denver) to talk about the latest findings regarding varietal differences in hop creep. Jeff Clawson also joins us to talk about the new brewery at OSU.
April 8th, 2019 | 46 mins 29 secs
John Palmer & Ashton Lewis help us demystify the passivation of stainless steel, separate fact from fiction, and pick up some pointers for keeping your stainless steel healthy.
April 1st, 2019 | 38 mins 21 secs
Bill Cromie joins us to talk about everything you've always wanted to know about spent grains.
March 25th, 2019 | 1 hr 11 mins
Industry veteran Joe Hertrich talks about what matters most on your malt Certificates of Analysis.
March 18th, 2019 | 1 hr 14 mins
This is the story of how Fritz Maytag, father of the American beer revolution, transformed "the last medieval brewery in the world" into one of the most modern breweries on the planet.
March 11th, 2019 | 33 mins 17 secs
Aaron Justus is back to lead us on an awesome journey tracking IBUs throughout the brewing process. This episode is full of surprises, and I guarantee you're going to learn something.
March 4th, 2019 | 38 mins 8 secs
David Oldenburg & Krystina Engebos talk about the commitments and resources required to leverage freshness as a competitive advantage.
February 25th, 2019 | 24 mins 3 secs
Cassie Liscomb and Bob Hansen of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. explain the various methods of production of caramel malts, as well as some fast/easy/affordable sensory methods for evaluating caramel malts in the brewery for QA and...
February 18th, 2019 | 33 mins 41 secs
Founders is known for using a lot of CO2 extract in the brewhouse. Alec Mull talks about how Founders uses hop extract to yield more bbl of higher quality beer.
February 11th, 2019 | 48 mins 17 secs
Industry veteran Karl Ockert talks about the economics of hop growing, contracting tips, things to look for during hop selection, contributing factors of recent hop market swings, and more.
February 4th, 2019 | 26 mins 24 secs
Eric Abbott talks about the biotransformation of hops - How it works, how to maximize it, and more.
January 28th, 2019 | 30 mins 32 secs
Total Packaged Oxygen is the industry standard for determination of beer shelf life. If your brewery is going to survive an increasingly competitive market, you must calculate and strive for the lowest possible TPO. Measuring the DO of your packaged...
January 21st, 2019 | 40 mins 22 secs
Liz Pratt talks about starting a sensory program from scratch with limited resources.
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.