Master Brewers Podcast

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About the show

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 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.

  • Episode 124: Fritz Maytag

    March 18th, 2019  |  1 hr 14 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 123: Tracking IBU Through the Brewing Process: The Quest for Consistency

    March 11th, 2019  |  33 mins 17 secs

    Aaron Justus is back to lead us on an awesome journey tracking IBUs throughout the brewing process. This episode is full of surprises, and I guarantee you're going to learn something.

  • Episode 122: The Pursuit of Freshness

    March 4th, 2019  |  38 mins 8 secs

    David Oldenburg & Krystina Engebos talk about the commitments and resources required to leverage freshness as a competitive advantage.

  • Episode 042: Kilned vs. Roasted: A Differentiation of Caramelized Specialty Malts

    February 25th, 2019  |  24 mins 3 secs

    Cassie Liscomb and Bob Hansen of Briess Malt & Ingredients Co. explain the various methods of production of caramel malts, as well as some fast/easy/affordable sensory methods for evaluating caramel malts in the brewery for QA and...

  • Episode 121: Hot Side Hop Usage - Optimization with Extract

    February 18th, 2019  |  33 mins 41 secs

    Founders is known for using a lot of CO2 extract in the brewhouse. Alec Mull talks about how Founders uses hop extract to yield more bbl of higher quality beer.

  • Episode 120: Hop Contracting 101

    February 11th, 2019  |  48 mins 17 secs

    Industry veteran Karl Ockert talks about the economics of hop growing, contracting tips, things to look for during hop selection, contributing factors of recent hop market swings, and more.

  • Episode 119: Biotransformation

    February 4th, 2019  |  26 mins 24 secs

    Eric Abbott talks about the biotransformation of hops - How it works, how to maximize it, and more.

  • Episode 055: TPO

    January 28th, 2019  |  30 mins 32 secs

    Total Packaged Oxygen is the industry standard for determination of beer shelf life. If your brewery is going to survive an increasingly competitive market, you must calculate and strive for the lowest possible TPO. Measuring the DO of your packaged...

  • Episode 118: Sensory Lab on a Shelf

    January 21st, 2019  |  40 mins 22 secs

    Liz Pratt talks about starting a sensory program from scratch with limited resources.