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.
November 27th, 2017 | 27 mins 1 sec
John Giarratano talks yeast pitch rates, how to manipulate esters and higher alcohols, and other fundamentals for the craft brewer.
Episode 063: Utilizing Predictive Analytics to Improve Quality & Maximize Capacity at Deschutes Brewery
November 21st, 2017 | 29 mins 27 secs
Brian Faivre explains how one of the largest craft brewers is using data and tools (accessible to breweries of any size) to improve their process.
Episode 062: Co-fermentation Trials with S. cerevisiae & B. bruxellensis and the Organoleptic Benefits of Mixed Culture Fermentations
November 13th, 2017 | 20 mins 34 secs
Nick Mader is on a mission to eliminate "black box syndrome" in regards to mixed culture fermentations. Learn how inoculation rate impacts esters and phenols.
November 6th, 2017 | 36 mins 14 secs
Dan Stromberg discusses industry best practices for glycol system piping. You'll learn how to balance your system, how to size headers for correct flow rates & velocity, which pipe materials to consider, why the ubiquitous solenoid valve is a bad...
October 30th, 2017 | 28 mins 54 secs
Matt Huddleston and Kevin Campbell of synTerra collaborated with Holy City Brewing Co. and the College of Charleston on a brewery effluent treatability study using a microcosm-scale constructed wetland system.
October 23rd, 2017 | 35 mins 28 secs
Mark Sammartino discusses some important tools every brewer should have within reach, as we all struggle to deal with increasing competition, costs, variability in raw materials, and strive to operate more sustainable breweries.
October 16th, 2017 | 32 mins 13 secs
Tom Eplett joins us to talk about some anecdotal fermentation problems, lessons learned, and his go-to papers, books, etc. for troubleshooting and learning about brewing. If you still think the best yeast is in the middle of the cone, you should...
October 9th, 2017 | 24 mins 38 secs
Many hop farms in Yakima operate 24/7 during much of September. Now that the bales are off the farms and hop selection is over, we catch up with Roy Johnson to get some perspective from one of the world's largest hop merchants.
October 2nd, 2017 | 39 mins 19 secs
In 2010, Christian & Andrea Stanley built one of the first craft malthouses in the US. Today, they produce 8 tons per week at Valley Malt. In this episode we catch up with the husband & wife team to hear about their challenges, successes, and...
September 18th, 2017 | 34 mins 25 secs
Steve Bradt from Micro Matic joins us to talk about keg valve design, function, maintenance, safety, and...hamburgers. If you work with kegs, this episode is for you, regardless of your experience level.
September 11th, 2017 | 26 mins 45 secs
In today's competitive craft beer market, if you're standing still, you're dead. Continual improvement is a required survival skill. This episode tells the story of how Dogfish Head Craft Brewery went about reducing perceived mercaptan via fermentor...
September 4th, 2017 | 19 mins 16 secs
John Paul Maye of S.S. Steiner explains the unintended consequences of dry hopping and why the standard IBU test doesn't work for dry hopped beer.
August 28th, 2017 | 26 mins 18 secs
Joe Hertrich continues discussing how to establish your own criteria for malt performance on your specific recipe, process, and equipment rather than relying on theoretical "good" values on a malt COA. Joe explains how to track brewhouse yield, lauter...
August 21st, 2017 | 26 mins 47 secs
Fan favorite, Joe Hertrich, is back with an extremely practical approach to evaluating malt performance based on his experience at breweries of drastically different sizes over a 50-year period.
August 14th, 2017 | 24 mins 19 secs
Author & MBAA Publications Director, John Palmer, revisits a fundamentals topic that most brewers have learned but may not think about during daily operations. Explore this topic with us for a renewed understanding so you can better plan...