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 263: Gene Editing for Brewers

    October 17th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week on the show, Gene editing for brewers... and where things might be headed for barley & hops.

  • Episode 262: T90 Shelf Life Study

    October 10th, 2022  |  41 mins 15 secs

    What's the actual shelf life of the hops in your cooler, and what happens if you keep them there for a few more years?

  • Episode 261: Optimizing Lab Props at New Belgium

    October 3rd, 2022  |  34 mins 38 secs

    Is your brewery just doing things the way they've always been done, or is someone like Paige optimizing processes to uncover new efficiencies and tremendous savings?

  • Episode 172: What’s The Buzz? Non-alcoholic Beer Production

    September 26th, 2022  |  53 mins 8 secs

    There are lots of different approaches to producing NA beer. Justin McKellar walks us through the tradeoffs of each method.

  • Episode 260: Beer & Health

    September 19th, 2022  |  51 mins 36 secs

    You and I both know that beer has a lot of nutritional value, but are we prepared to speak intelligently about that? How do we get consumers to look past beer's stereotypes and click-bait headlines?

  • Episode 259: Cannabaceae Creep

    September 12th, 2022  |  41 mins 21 secs

    The quest to determine the origin of hop creep takes an interesting twist.

  • Episode 258: Sustainability of the American Hop Industry

    September 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 23 mins

    The popularity of heavily-hopped beer styles has put USA hops front and center, but threats are looming; wildfire, climate change, water availability, the loss of hop farming families, and the ongoing shift from public to private hops. Hop growers Darren Gamache (VGF) and John Segal (Segal Ranch), master brewer Karl Ockert, and hop consultant Eric Sannerud joined John Bryce on stage during the 2022 Brewing Summit to discuss these topics and more.

  • Episode 107: Troubleshooting Acetaldehyde

    August 29th, 2022  |  24 mins 34 secs

    When Madtree Brewing Co. expanded from a 15 bbl brewhouse to a 100 bbl brewhouse, they experienced intermittent acetaldehyde spikes in one of their brands. Becca Ransohof & Trent Leslie walk us through the troubleshooting process that resolved the issue.

  • Episode 257: ISTT

    August 22nd, 2022  |  27 mins 22 secs

    What is ISTT water and what can it do for us?

  • Episode 256: Eureka!

    August 15th, 2022  |  27 mins 20 secs

    The discovery of new alpha and beta acids.

  • Episode 255: Yeast Stress

    August 8th, 2022  |  25 mins 17 secs

    Graham Stewart discusses the mechanics of yeast stress during the 2019 Master Brewers Conference in Calgary.

  • Episode 254: Sustainability of Hops

    July 25th, 2022  |  53 mins 12 secs

    OSU probes the sustainability of hops, from kiln cycles to double dry hopping.

  • Episode 253: CIP Fundamentals

    July 18th, 2022  |  52 mins 47 secs

    Oliver Meinhold takes us back to the basics of cleaning & sanitation in the brewery.

  • Episode 252: Wastewater at Mother Road & pFriem

    July 11th, 2022  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Like it or not, you're in the wastewater business.

  • Episode 105: Wort Aeration

    July 4th, 2022  |  30 mins 54 secs

    Do you know how much DO is in your wort? What percentage of injected oxygen is solubilized? Derek Dawson set out to answer these questions at Modern Times Beer.

  • Episode 250: Is Hop Terroir a Marketing Construct and/or a Biophysical Reality?

    June 20th, 2022  |  43 mins 45 secs

    A recent Master Brewers Technical Quarterly paper explores the answer.