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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Episodes

  • Episode 083: The Red Queen Hypothesis

    April 9th, 2018  |  40 mins 22 secs

    The disease has moved out of Africa, it's now in the Middle East. It's only a matter of time before it arrives. It's a numbers game. Pat Hayes joins us to talk about barley breeding, the race against disease, genetic tools, and more. This...

  • Episode 082: Insane in the (Hollow Fiber) Membrane

    April 2nd, 2018  |  14 mins 38 secs

    Hollow Fiber Membranes can be used for carbonation or nitrogenation of beer, production of deaerated water, and for oxygenating wort in breweries of any size. Mimi Cartee and Todd Rausch join us to explain the technology. View the poster at MBAA.com...

  • Episode 081: Irish Moss

    March 26th, 2018  |  29 mins 59 secs

    Just when you thought you knew everything you needed to know about Carrageenan and its Brewing Application, Andrew Fratianni & Mark Sammartino join us to get super nerdy about seaweed and help you make better beer.

  • Episode 080: Brewing Hoppy Beers - Targeting Flavor, Not Varietal

    March 19th, 2018  |  32 mins 23 secs

    Ben Edmunds describes his unique & effective approach to brewing hoppy beer. Check out the full-length webinar with Q&A at MBAA.com

  • Episode 079: Brewhouse Efficiency for the Small Brewer

    March 12th, 2018  |  38 mins 2 secs

    A simple case study conducted at 35 breweries nearly 10 years ago can inform your process to increase brewhouse efficiency and make better beer. Spreadsheet & full presentation available via this link.

  • Episode 078: Quality Systems - Part 2

    March 5th, 2018  |  29 mins 13 secs

    No brewery is too small to take a systematic approach to quality. Gary Nicholas has some great advice for aligning your breweries priorities, data collection, and decision-making process. This week's content was curated based on a listener request.

  • Episode 077: Quality Systems - Part 1

    February 26th, 2018  |  20 mins 29 secs

    No brewery is too small to take a systematic approach to quality. Gary Nicholas has some great advice for aligning your breweries priorities, data collection, and decision-making process. This week's content was curated based on a listener request.

  • Episode 076: Revolutionary Dry-Hopping Techniques for Larger Beer Volumes

    February 19th, 2018  |  22 mins 14 secs

    Inefficient extraction. Beer loss. These are problems that have to be solved, even when centrifuging dry-hopped beer. Alyce Hartvigsen is looking for dry-hoppers to trial Alfa Laval's prototype Iso-Mix External Drive Rotary Jet Mixer. 

  • Episode 075: How Isinglass Works

    February 12th, 2018  |  22 mins 35 secs

    Andrew Fratianni explains how isinglass works, how to optimize results, when and why to use auxiliary finings (such as silica solutions), and more.

  • Episode 074: Potential Causes for Loss of Extract in a Brewery

    February 5th, 2018  |  22 mins 26 secs

    During the MBAA Brewing & Malting Science Course, students are put into groups to work through hypothetical scenarios. The winning case study is then published in the Master Brewers Technical Quarterly. Simon Nielsen joins us to...

  • Episode 073: Dry Hopping's Correlation with Diacetyl

    January 29th, 2018  |  19 mins 59 secs

    Have you ever noticed that diacetyl seems to rear its head more often in hoppy beers? Is dry hopping to blame? Kara Taylor & Devin Tani from White Labs join us to discuss a presentation given during the 2017 Master Brewers Conference.

  • Episode 072: Yeast Propagation

    January 22nd, 2018  |  37 mins 1 sec

    Understanding the basics of yeast propagation is critical for commercial brewers of all sizes. With 50 years of experience researching yeast, Graham Stewart joins us to talk about the basic principles of brewer's yeast propagation.

  • Episode 070: Malting & Brewing Naked...Oats

    January 8th, 2018  |  20 mins 27 secs

    Jordon Geurts joins us from Briess Malt & Ingredients to give us a behind-the-scenes look at product development for malted, naked oats, which can be used to enhance mouthfeel or to produce gluten free beers.

  • Episode 069: Diastaticus - Part 2

    January 1st, 2018  |  33 mins 26 secs

    Over-carbonation. Exploding bottles. Lawsuits. Super-attenuation caused by diastaticus contamination is a hot topic in the brewing industry. We bring you interviews with brewers, yeast suppliers, and independent microbiologists to talk about...

  • Episode 068: Diastaticus - Part 1

    December 25th, 2017  |  26 mins 21 secs

    Over-carbonation. Exploding bottles. Lawsuits. Super-attenuation caused by diastaticus contamination is a hot topic in the brewing industry. We bring you interviews with brewers, yeast suppliers, and independent microbiologists to talk about...

  • Episode 067: In the Blink of an Eye

    December 18th, 2017  |  34 mins 54 secs

    When Keith Miller got blasted in the face with caustic, he was blinded instantly. This could happen to any brewer. Imagine yourself crawling on the brewery floor, completely blind, in desperate search of a safety shower. What happens in the...