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.
March 30th, 2020 | 28 mins 8 secs
This week on the show, our friends from Appalachian State University join us in Calgary to talk about their work evaluating koji as an alternative to traditional malting.
March 23rd, 2020 | 23 mins 57 secs
This week, we take a break from technical brewing to talk about the new realities of selling beer during a pandemic.
March 16th, 2020 | 32 mins 59 secs
New information from OSU regarding how hop kiln temperature impacts hop quality.
March 9th, 2020 | 17 mins 42 secs
David Kapral joins us to talk about why it's critical to have thermostatic air vents and vacuum breakers on your steam jackets, and what happens when you don't.
March 2nd, 2020 | 20 mins 36 secs
Jordan Kelly joins us in Calgary to talk about Odell Brewing Company's low-cost lactic acid bacteria propagation system, as well as how they dialed-in and scaled their process.
February 24th, 2020 | 18 mins 21 secs
Peter Watts joins us in Calgary to talk about a bunch of new malting barley varieties coming out of Canada.
February 17th, 2020 | 24 mins 53 secs
Tom Shellhammer joins us from the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary to shed some light on the inefficiencies of dry hopping.
February 10th, 2020 | 24 mins 55 secs
Joe Walts joins us to talk about his TQ paper and experiences managing water chemistry in the brewhouse.
February 3rd, 2020 | 27 mins 5 secs
Kim Syring from Surly Brewing joins us in Calgary to talk about her outside the box controlled spoilage studies to determine micro tolerance limits.
January 27th, 2020 | 24 mins 38 secs
Ross Koenigs from New Belgium sits down with us in Calgary to talk about his poster and quest to better understand hemp flavor in beer.
January 20th, 2020 | 23 mins 51 secs
Two presenters from the hops technical session during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary discuss the use of beta acid products in haze stabilization, as well as some practical aspects of using hop oils in the brewery.
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.