Wyeast 2017 Q3 Winner - Drie Drie Trois

Pale, spicy, dry and strong, this Belgian Tripel packs a sneaky punch. Featuring complex, yeast-derived aromatics, citrus and honey, this liquid gold fills your tulip with a bouquet of spicy, peppery phenolics and citrusy-orange esters. A soft alcohol profile combines with a light honey-like maltiness and an effervescent finish. Enjoy a glass or two and you’ll be transported to summer in Belgium

Brew Files - Episode 16 - Finding Zen with Randy

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The Brew Is Out There!

STYLE SHOW

On this week's episode of the Brew Files, we sit down with one of the giants of homebrewing - Randy Mosher - about how he got started, why the library is super important and just how he plays with all the crazy ingredients he finds to bring in the brewhouse. (And why story is super important)

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Brew Files - Episode 15 - On the Vine With Dave Part 2

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The Brew Is Out There!

STYLE SHOW

On this week's episode of the Brew Files, it's the second part of our exploration of Wine making with Dave Lustig of Old Oak Cellars. In this episode, Dave picks up at the fermentation side of the wine making process and gets our wine tasting great and in the bottle for our enjoyment! Remember it's almost wine time so get exploring!

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Pocket Randall Instructions - or How to Build Your Own Randall F*cker

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Drew, Marshall and Josh talk about the Randall F*cker

The Setup (aka Drew Talks)

If you listened to Episode 42 of the podcast, you know that Marhsall Schott (Brülosophy) and I wandered around the Southern California Homebrewers Festival interviewing various silly people and enjoying ourselves. We conducted our interview with Kevin Baranowski behind the Maltose Falcons' booth. We wandered out of the booth after the interview and were immediately confronted with a strange sight - a man funnelling beers into a metal gadget, closing valves, squeezing triggers and opening more valves to pour the beer.

Episode 44 - Pocket Pitching Seals - Updated

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UPDATE: Sorry, we had a bad render on our Bob interview. If you download again, you should be able to hear Bob now!

We start, as always, with your feedback and recap our successful charity effort, before we head to the Pub, where we reminisce about HomeBrewCon and what we did and enjoyed. We talk about a new seal (no not that one - that's later) and about Russian River's success and planned sale. 

Does Underpitching Make More "Flavorful" Beer

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In the never ending quest to find new ways to tinker with our beers and produce better flavors, it's been promoted that to produce more ester and phenol characters in a brew, one should pitch less yeast. 

The theory is pretty simple - esters and phenols can be by product of poor yeast health or a stressful fermentation. This gets pounded into your head during BJCP training and is one of the reasons brewers have been recommended to make starters to ensure they have plenty of healthy yeast at the ready to tackle the job.

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Does intentionally underpitching a beer cause a change in perceived esters/phenols?

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Jun-August 2017 

Win a Wyeast and Experimental Brewing Swag Bag!

For Q3, Denny and Drew have chosen a bunch of yeast strains to take advantage of the summer heat to make some damn fine beer! Here are the Q3 strains (releasing to homebrew shop in July 2017!)

Brew Files - Episode 12 - Wonderful Beer Lies

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The Brew Is Out There!

INFO SHOW

On this week's episode of the Brew Files, we're breaking down some of our favorite beer myths. You know all of those colorful tales told best when you have a pint in front of you and your seat in a stool. Come with us as we explore some myths about color, storage, cellaring, lifestyle and history!

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What to See At HomeBrew Con - The Experimental Brewing Edition

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Come Join Us at the Party of the Year!

By this time next week, we'll be deep, deep in the midst of the AHA's annual homebrew party - HomebrewCon. This year's edition is a return to the Minneapolis/St. Paul area for four (ok, three official, but c'mon!) days and nights of beery goodness. Here's our quick guide about what we're doing - what we want to check out and more!

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