Brew Files - Episode 51 - Real Time Recipe Challenge

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The Brew is Out There!  

We asked our listeners to challenge us - give us a beer idea you want us to design and prepare to make. Out of the pile of suggestions we each chose one recipe to challenge the other with. In this inaugural challenge, we only find out what recipe we're supposed to formulate right then. Listen to us walk you through how we'd tackle these challenges.

And congrats to Aaron Kennison and Eric Pierce who'll be receiving a half pound of Yakima Chief Hops' Veteran's Blend! 


Beet Saison -

Rye Lager -

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American Homebrewers Association

Brewers Publications

Atlantic Brew Supply (Discount Code: BrewFiles)

Brewing America

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Brew Files 51: Touche, Well Done

Really enjoyed this episode. Very creative format. As a 25 year homebrew veteran I appreciated your takes on recipe formulation. Really helped me to see new options. I made a smoked pumpkin saison this fall - may substitute the pumpkin with smoked beets next year. I also think the episode will resonate with newbies. Those with an emerging interest in recipe design can see how you can paint outside the lines of available recipes. Don't hesitate to do this again!

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How did you smoke the

How did you smoke the pumpkins and what character did you get from them? Interesting idea! And thank you for the feedback!