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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August 26th, 2019 | 20 mins 3 secs
It's no secret that yeast needs zinc for healthy fermentation, but how much and where/when should you add it? What happens when you add too much zinc? Microbiologist Joe Kinney of FX Matt Brewing Co. joins us to help you get the right amount of zinc into your fermentations.
August 19th, 2019 | 29 mins 1 sec
What if you had a brewery bot that monitored for things like out of spec fermentations, glycol reservoir temp & level, or CIP temps & times, and sent your team alerts by text message? This week on the show, Sam McElwee explains how to leverage big data in small breweries.
August 12th, 2019 | 41 mins 36 secs
Ann Spevacek & Eric Ritchson from Pizza Port Brewing discuss water usage and their journey to wastewater compliance.
August 5th, 2019 | 24 mins 49 secs
Joe Williams, the Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Endowed Brewer at UC Davis, talks about HSA.
July 29th, 2019 | 44 mins 26 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.
July 22nd, 2019 | 43 mins 29 secs
Tyler Schoales of Country Malt Group takes us on a deep dive into the most important step in malting.
July 15th, 2019 | 47 mins 37 secs
Jason Perkins talks about beer development at Allagash Brewing Co.
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.
July 1st, 2019 | 26 mins 2 secs
Alex Gertsman talks about brewing the traditional Russian beverage known as Kvass.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
May 20th, 2019 | 44 mins 21 secs
Jace Marti talks about Berliner Weisse production at his 159-year-old family-run brewery.
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.