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 133: IPA

    May 29th, 2023  |  52 mins 30 secs

    Mitch Steele talks about the evolution of IPA. We go all the way from IPA's early history to modern times, as well as hear about some of Mitch's strategies for brewing IPA at New Realm.

  • Episode 281: Progress in Prosser

    May 22nd, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins

    There’s a new hop breeder in town and she’s been busy innovating to release public hop varieties faster. We discuss her impressive progress thus far, 2 exciting new lines to look out for, the balance of public & private breeding, how your brewery can make a difference, and more.

  • Episode 081: Irish Moss

    May 15th, 2023  |  34 mins 28 secs

    Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about carrageenan and its brewing application, Andrew Fratianni & Mark Sammartino join us to get super nerdy about seaweed and help you make better beer.

  • Episode 280: Hard Seltzer Fermentation Analysis & Optimization

    May 8th, 2023  |  42 mins 28 secs

    An analysis of hard seltzer fermentations to optimize ingredients and performance.

  • Episode 139: Hot Side Aeration (HSA)

    May 1st, 2023  |  23 mins 14 secs

    Joe Williams, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Endowed Brewer at UC Davis, talks about HSA.

  • Episode 279: CO2 Recapture Station #1

    April 24th, 2023  |  50 mins 19 secs

    How a brewery that punches above its weight in the sustainability department recaptures CO2 at a former top secret military listening post.

  • Episode 135: Musings on a Malt COA

    April 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    Mary-Jane Maurice (the only American with a diploma from the Maltsters' Association of Great Britain) arms us with more knowledge about malting and malt COAs so we can all make better beer.

  • Episode 278: The Heart of Barley

    April 10th, 2023  |  49 mins 41 secs

    Advances in hulless malting barley (and why you should care)

  • Episode 131: Brewing Berliner Weisse at the August Schell Brewing Co.

    April 3rd, 2023  |  46 mins 15 secs

    Jace Marti talks about Berliner Weisse production at his 159-year-old family-run brewery.

  • Episode 277: Survival of the Fittest

    March 27th, 2023  |  29 mins 6 secs

    What's Krispier Than KRISPY?

  • Episode 126: Passivation of Stainless Steel

    March 20th, 2023  |  49 mins 16 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.

  • Episode 276: FAN, YAN, and Dry Hop Creep

    March 13th, 2023  |  31 mins 52 secs

    Does FAN (from hops?!?) put the creep in dry hop creep?

  • Episode 125: Spent Grains

    March 6th, 2023  |  41 mins 18 secs

    Everything you've always wanted to know about spent grains.

  • Episode 275: A Look at Biases in Density Measurements

    February 27th, 2023  |  45 mins 58 secs

    Is the ubiquitous hydrometer the right tool for the job? How can you improve the accuracy & precision of your measurements?

  • Episode 124: Fritz Maytag

    February 20th, 2023  |  1 hr 17 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.

  • Episode 274: Professor Moose's Magical Corn

    February 13th, 2023  |  56 mins 13 secs

    A plant breeding experiment that’s been running continuously since 1896 produces some unexpected results.