Master Brewers Podcast

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About the show

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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Episodes

  • Episode 070: Malting & Brewing Naked...Oats

    January 8th, 2018  |  20 mins 27 secs

    Jordon Geurts joins us from Briess Malt & Ingredients to give us a behind-the-scenes look at product development for malted, naked oats, which can be used to enhance mouthfeel or to produce gluten free beers.

  • Episode 069: Diastaticus - Part 2

    January 1st, 2018  |  33 mins 26 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...

  • Episode 068: Diastaticus - Part 1

    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...

  • Episode 064: Yeast Fundamentals

    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.

  • Episode 060: WW Pilot Study at Holy City Brewing Co.

    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.

  • Episode 057: The 2017 Hop Harvest

    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.

  • Episode 056: The Craft Malt Revolution

    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...

  • Episode 054: Stuff You Should Know About Keg Valves

    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.

  • Episode 004: Dry Hopping & Its Effects on Bitterness and the IBU Test

    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.

  • Episode 052: Let Your Process Evaluate Your Malt - Part 2

    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...

  • Episode 051: Let Your Process Evaluate Your Malt - Part 1

    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.

  • Episode 050: The Relationship Between Wort Gravity and Water-to-Grist Ratio

    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...