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 156: How Low Can You Go?

    January 6th, 2020  |  24 mins 55 secs

    Our friends from Escarpment Labs (EP102) discuss the impact of inoculation rate on Norwegian kveik yeast fermentation.

  • Episode 155: Continuum of Malt Opportunities

    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.

  • Episode 154: Juicy Dry Hopping

    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.

  • Episode 012: Reducing Solid Waste in the Brewery

    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.

  • Episode 153: Plan Your Pitch

    December 9th, 2019  |  35 mins 16 secs

    This week on the show, we get a glimpse at life inside a brewer's yeast supply lab. You'll hear about tips for ordering yeast, how to better align expectations with reality, and of course, when to blame the maltster.

  • Episode 152: Evaluation of FPDM for STA1 Positive (Diastaticus) Yeast in the Brewery

    December 2nd, 2019  |  26 mins 19 secs

    Matt Linske joins us live from the 2019 Master Brewers Conference to discuss his evaluation of Farber Pham Diastaticus Medium (FPDM) for the enrichment and detection of diastaticus, and provides tips for effective use of FPDM in the brewery.

  • Episode 151: Our $700 Hillbilly Yeast Propagator

    November 25th, 2019  |  24 mins 22 secs

    Doug needed an affordable solution for growing up yeast in the brewpub environment, so he got crafty.

  • Episode 039: The Language of Hops

    November 18th, 2019  |  17 mins 57 secs

    An effort supported by a professional perfumer to establish a universal sensory language for hops.

  • Episode 150: TPO Gone Wild? Managing Oxygen Ingress on Smaller Scale Canning Lines

    November 11th, 2019  |  21 mins 28 secs

    Our friends at Goose Island talk about their journey reducing TPO on small scale canning lines. This episode was recorded live during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference.

  • Episode 149: Sourvisiae

    November 4th, 2019  |  29 mins 41 secs

    The Lallemand Brewing team joins us to talk about their new bioengineered, lactic acid-producing Saccharomyces cerevisiae (ADY).

  • Episode 148: OSHA in Your Brewery

    October 28th, 2019  |  48 mins 55 secs

    If OSHA shows up at your brewery tomorrow, are you ready?

  • Episode 043: The Hop Quality Group

    October 21st, 2019  |  27 mins 34 secs

    An elite group of brewers working behind the scenes to improve hop quality in the US.

  • Episode 147: Dry Hop Geyser Survivors

    October 14th, 2019  |  34 mins 27 secs

    Dry hop geyser survivors talk about their experiences and how you can avoid repeating their dangerous mistakes.

  • Episode 146: Fermentation Consistency

    October 7th, 2019  |  41 mins 14 secs

    What if you could postpone buying new fermentors by reducing variability during fermentation? This week on the show, you'll hear about how this was accomplished at New Belgium while eliminating inaccurate measurements like yeast cell counts & viability.

  • Episode 145: Investigating the Factors Impacting Aroma, Flavor, and Stability in Dry-Hopped Beers

    September 30th, 2019  |  46 mins 4 secs

    We dig into a couple of peer-reviewed papers from the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly that help us navigate the complexities of hop aroma and make better beer.

  • Episode 032: It Malt Not Be Extractly What You Think

    September 23rd, 2019  |  30 mins 21 secs

    A diverse group of commercial brewers work together to chase down the source of extract loss in a hypothetical brewhouse.