Master Brewers Podcast

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Each week, thousands of brewers download The Master Brewers Podcast to hear interviews with the industry's best & brightest in brewing science, technology, and operations. The show is known for featuring technical deep dives, a bit of brewing history, cutting edge research, hard lessons learned, important industry contributors, and no fluff. If you make beer for a living, this show is for you.

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  • Episode 290: Pat Hayes

    September 18th, 2023  |  37 mins 10 secs

    Catch up with Pat Hayes before he delivers the keynote address during the Master Brewers Conference in Seattle Oct 6. We discuss some exciting new releases coming just before Pat’s retirement, the OSU barley project, how Pat ended up becoming a barley breeder in the first place, and more.

  • Episode 108: Sensory Programs - Finding Value From Day 1

    September 11th, 2023  |  58 mins 1 sec

    Has your brewery put off building a sensory program because it seems overwhelming? Lindsay Barr is here with the tips and baby steps you need to make immediate progress. We also take a peek under the hood of the ASBC Sensory Subcommittee and hear about some of the awesome new tools they've produced. Whether your brewery needs to start from scratch or already has a functional sensory program, this interview with Lindsay is sure to help you take things to the next level.

  • Episode 289: HZY1

    September 4th, 2023  |  45 mins 36 secs

    The identification of the gene that determines whether or not a yeast strain is haze-positive.

  • Episode 288: Sensory for Mixed Fermentations

    August 28th, 2023  |  40 mins 9 secs

    A discussion of flavors found in mixed fermentations.

  • Episode 104: The Hidden Secrets of New England IPA

    August 21st, 2023  |  28 mins 8 secs

    John Paul Maye discusses results from the analysis of haze in a dozen New England IPAs and how the haze traps non-polar hop compounds to create the unique flavors of this beer style. This work was recently presented at the 2018 Brewing Summit, where Dr. Maye was awarded best presentation.

  • Episode 287: 100% Adjunct, Gluten-Free Brewing

    August 14th, 2023  |  1 hr 3 mins

    How things work in a dedicated, certified gluten-free brewery

  • Episode 286: Fluid for Thought

    August 7th, 2023  |  59 mins 34 secs

    Various principles in fluid dynamics with practical applications in the brewery (and a few puns).

  • Episode 099: Cask Beer

    July 31st, 2023  |  25 mins 41 secs

    Marcus Cox talks ingredients, process, best practices, and authenticity.

  • Episode 093: Active Dry Yeast

    July 24th, 2023  |  30 mins 14 secs

    Shelf-life, performance, and consistency of Active Dry Yeast (ADY) vs Freshly Propagated Yeast (FPY). We also explore the application of ADY for bottle conditioning and more.

  • Episode 285: Bottles vs Cans

    July 17th, 2023  |  47 mins 7 secs

    New insights into the question of whether bottles or cans will keep your beer fresh longer.

  • Episode 136: Birra Nursia

    July 10th, 2023  |  36 mins 27 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.

  • Episode 284: Hop Grower and Pellet Mill Audits

    July 3rd, 2023  |  28 mins 41 secs

    Hop Quality Group audits & things to look for during your next farm visit

  • Episode 049: Breathe, Breathe, Breathe, Scream

    June 26th, 2023  |  45 mins 57 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.

  • Episode 251: Boil-Over Safety at Goose Island

    June 19th, 2023  |  42 mins 55 secs

    An incident at Goose Island that we can all learn from.

  • Episode 283: Brewing with Vista

    June 12th, 2023  |  47 mins 29 secs

    Brewers who’ve used the most recent public hop variety released by the USDA share their experiences.

  • Episode 282: Mid Fermentation Dry Hopping at New Belgium

    June 5th, 2023  |  48 mins 23 secs

    A compilation of 5 years of mid fermentation dry hopping studies at New Belgium.