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 136: Birra Nursia

    July 8th, 2019  |  34 mins 52 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 020: Kvass

    July 1st, 2019  |  26 mins 2 secs

    Alex Gertsman talks about brewing the traditional Russian beverage known as Kvass.

  • Episode 135: Musings on a Malt COA

    June 24th, 2019  |  59 mins 41 secs

    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 134: Is PCR Right for your Brewery?

    June 17th, 2019  |  27 mins 1 sec

    Kevin McCabe talks about how PCR works, how he uses it at Full Sail, the different types of instruments available, their cost, and more.

  • Episode 133: IPA

    June 10th, 2019  |  50 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 024: Malt Flavor Development

    June 3rd, 2019  |  56 mins 11 secs

    Industry veteran, Joe Hertrich, talks about malt flavor development, why lower color expectations are the enemy of malt flavor, and why the standard base malt used by lots of US craft brewers isn't the best choice for all-malt beers.

  • Episode 132: Yeast at Founders Brewing Co.

    May 27th, 2019  |  45 mins 10 secs

    Back in January, Wade Begrow gave a great presentation during the annual conference District Michigan puts on together with the Michigan Brewers Guild. Master Brewers members can download Wade's Yeast 101 presentation (both slides & audio) or any...

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

    May 20th, 2019  |  44 mins 21 secs

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

  • Episode 130: Yeast Genome Changes During Serial Repitching

    May 13th, 2019  |  37 mins 55 secs

    Maitreya Dunham and Tom Schmidlin talk about an exciting study that aims to better understand yeast mutations during serial repitching.

  • Episode 008: Steam Boilers in the Craft Brewing Industry

    May 6th, 2019  |  21 mins 50 secs

    Dave Baughman talks about boiler safety, mistakes many brewers make when purchasing steam boilers, the pros and cons of atmospheric vs forced draft boilers, and more.

  • Episode 129: Beer Flavor Stability (Live Episode)

    April 29th, 2019  |  37 mins 29 secs

    Pattie Aron and Xiang Yin join us (live from CBC19) to talk about beer staling mechanisms and preventative measures that are important in malting and brewing.

  • Episode 128: United We Brew (Live Episode)

    April 22nd, 2019  |  29 mins 40 secs

    This week on the show, we take a break from technical brewing to chat with current Master Brewers president, Toby Eppard, live from the CBC in Denver. Toby talks about recent changes at MB, where the organization is headed, and the importance of...

  • Episode 127: Dry Hop Creep Continued - Does Variety Matter? (Live Episode)

    April 15th, 2019  |  28 mins 11 secs

    Tom Shellhammer is back (This time, live from CBC in Denver) to talk about the latest findings regarding varietal differences in hop creep. Jeff Clawson also joins us to talk about the new brewery at OSU.

  • Episode 126: Passivation of Stainless Steel

    April 8th, 2019  |  46 mins 29 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 125: Spent Grains

    April 1st, 2019  |  38 mins 21 secs

    Bill Cromie joins us to talk about everything you've always wanted to know about spent grains.

  • Episode 015: Simplifying the Understanding of Malt COAs

    March 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Industry veteran Joe Hertrich talks about what matters most on your malt Certificates of Analysis.