Episode 23 – The Great Hop Whirlpool of Bainbridge

Busy Episode this time! Crammed with like – additional feedback to last episode's Staling results. Seems like some of you have been using scary old grain! In the pub we stop and talk a while about Denny's Hop School experiences (more on those later), the law in California and the crushing “loss” of Bosteels Brewery to ABI. (Maybe they should be Boo-steels now?) and one brewery's response to the recent PR campaign to try and make everyone feel better about the buyouts.
We swing by the brewery to talk about Drew's recent Saison yeast tasting – which you can find online. In the library we visit a couple of papers on yeast genetics.
In the lab, we're happy to announce our next great experiment – brought to you by our sponsors, the American Homebrewer's Association and NikoBrew.com. We're going to get a whole squad of homebrewers making up some hoppy beers and having them analyzed and tasted! See the recipe and experiment writeup for details. We're super stoked for this!
Then Denny goes and talks to the folks out of Whirlpool's W Labs about their soon to launch all in one fermenter, fridge, kegerator – the Vessi. Then he heads off to the posh environs of Bainbridge Island WA to talk with Russell Everett of Bainbridge Brewing. Listen and find out what stout and noodles have to do with each other.
Then in Something Other Than Beer – we lament 2016's continuing losses – this time with Gene Wilder. Then Drew shares Sia's new video for “The Greatest” which is a bit of a gut punch. Lastly, to leave on a happy note – Drew also mentions Comixology for all your comic enjoyment.
Finally Denny drops a tip about how best to dry your hops. The key – a little bit of heat, but not too much if you want to preserve all the good oils!
Episode Links:
Staling Experiment – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/impact-crushed-malt-age-bee…
YCH Hop School – https://ychhops.com/connect/events/home-brewing/hop-and-brew-school
AB-2172 – http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201…
Bosteels buyout – http://www.brewbound.com/news/b-inbev-acquire-belgiums-brouwerij-bosteels
Modern Times Response to Selling Out – http://moderntimesbeer.com/blog/what-selling-out?cc
Drew's Saison Yeast Tasting – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/blogs/drew/saison-files-tasting-saison-…
Lar Blogs – Yeast Genetcs – http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/349.html
Cell – Domestication and Divergence of Saccharomyces cerevisiae Beer Yeasts – http://www.cell.com/cell/fulltext/S0092-8674(16)31071-6
The Great Hop Experiment – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/great-ibu-test
Vessi – https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vessi-beer-fermentor-and-dispenser–4
Bainbridge Island Brewing – http://www.bainbridgebeer.com/
Something Other Than Beer – Gene Wilder – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0tE1T2ys7qo
Something Other Than Beer – Sia – The Greatest – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKSRyLdjsPA
Something Other Than Beer – Comixology – https://www.comixology.com/
Patreon Remember even a buck is good for charity: http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing
Experimental Brew Store – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/store
Episode Contents:
00:00:00 Our Sponsors
00:04:13 Support Us
00:05:19 Listener Feedback
00:13:44 The Pub – Hop School, California Law, Sellouts
00:28:00 The Library – Yeast Genetics
00:42:00 The Lab – The Great IBU Experiment Announcement
00:52:48 The Lounge – W Labs – Vessi
01:12:24 The Lounge – Russel Everett – Bainbridge Island Brewing
01:54:01 Something Other Than Beer – Gene Wilder, Sia, Comixology
02:00:43 Quick Tip – Hop Drying
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