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.
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.
January 7th, 2019 | 30 mins 56 secs
Kevin Sibbet discusses a lauter tun upgrade at Yuengling, the process of optimizing brewhouse efficiency, troubleshooting malt handling, and understanding mill gaps and grist composition.
December 31st, 2018 | 25 mins 29 secs
Tim Lozen of Bells Brewery was awarded best poster (People's Choice) at the 2017 Master Brewers Conference for: A comparison of selected lactic acid bacteria for use in the production of sour wort and beer.
December 24th, 2018 | 33 mins 10 secs
Ron Pattinson joins us to talk about his latest publication in the MBAA Technical Quarterly.
December 17th, 2018 | 47 mins 49 secs
Author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries and founder of Top Note Tonic, Mary Pellettieri, discusses how innovation challenges quality systems.
December 10th, 2018 | 38 mins 4 secs
Michael Caviness joins us to talk all things brewery hose: longevity, selection, storage, cleaning, and more.
December 3rd, 2018 | 35 mins 42 secs
It doesn't matter how good you are at counting cells if the sample wasn't prepared and handled properly. Bill Maca takes us on a deep dive into the most important part of yeast cell counts that nobody talks about: best practices during sampling...
November 26th, 2018 | 28 mins 14 secs
Barley breeder & research scientist Crispin Howitt tells the story of how Kebari, the world's first gluten-free barley variety was born and how Radeberger used the variety to develop the world's first Reinheitsgebot approved gluten-free beer.