Brew Files – 153 – Barrels and Alternatives

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You can’t walk into a brewery without tripping over a barrel aged stout, but barrels aren’t the most practical choice for homebrewers. (Not that that ever stopped anyone!) Drew sits down with Desi Hall of The Barrel Mill to discuss barrels and oak spirals and what they can bring to your beer in a hurry!

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Brew Files – Episode 152 – REPLAY – Zen and the Art of Recipe Design

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Last Replay now that Drew’s recovered from whatever that was!On this week’s episode of the Brew Files, Drew and Denny tackle a question dropped on Facebook by listener Dan Tomkins. Dan asked just how do we tackle a new recipe – something we’ve never brewed before? Well, sit back and we’ll walk you through just how we do the voodoo that is recipe creation.
Episode Links:
Greg Noonan’s Seven Barrel Brewers Handbook (Drew lied – it’s on Amazon!) – http://amzn.to/2mGJ1lO
Greg Noonan’s New Lager – http://amzn.to/2mLbho5
Oxford Beer Companion – http://amzn.to/2mGPyNi
100 Years of Brewing (Western Brewer) – http://amzn.to/2n5Br7L
Michael Jackson’s Beer Companion – http://amzn.to/2n5vI1J
Brewing Classic Styles – http://amzn.to/2n5nqXz
Scott Janish’s Blog – http://scottjanish.com/
BJCP Guidelines – http://bjcp.org/stylecenter.php
Wood Chipper Red Ale – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/wood-chipper-red-ale

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American Homebrewers Association

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Brew Files – Episode 150 – REPLAY – The Bad Apple

A Cider Tote
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On this week’s episode of the Brew Files, we get ready for the fall with a quick lesson in making America’s founding beverage – cider. We come at it from two different points of view (surprise!) since Denny has actual apple trees and Drew has a giant city surrounding him (but apple orchards a short drive away!) But together, we’ll get you to the right answer about to make great cider from some bad apples!

Links
The Everything Hard Cider Book – http://amzn.to/2xPZb6h
Drew’s Cider Cheat Sheet: https://www.maltosefalcons.com/tech/cider-brewing-cheatsheet
Correll Cider Presses: http://correllciderpresses.com/ (Denny has a Medium Plus)
This episode is brought to you by:


American Homebrewers Association

Brewing America

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Brew Files – 150 – REPLAY – Masa’s Guavaaahhh!

Drew’s sick this week – so in celebration of Masa pouring Guavaaahhh at the Great American Beer Festival – a replay! (Note for GABF, he and Arts District Brewing used Oregon Fruit Puree for the guava)

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The annual Doug King Memorial Competition celebrating Doug’s craziness has a new winner – Masa Kitano of the Socal Cerveceros with his Guavaaahhh Gose. Drew talks with Masa about how he got into homebrewing, what inspired this fruit filled Gose and his experiments with Wet Hop IPAs for good measure!

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Brew Files – 149 – Steaming with Brewyard

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Every since the announcement that Anchor was shutting down, we’ve had Steam California Common beer on the mind. Drew sat down with Sherwin and Kirk of Brewyard Beer Company, possible America’s largest brewer of California Common beer these days. Find out why they use Cal Common yeast for 75% of their beer!

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Episode 182 – Smokin With Jeff

 

As fall creeps into view, it’s time to talk about that most controversial of beer add-ons – smoke. We sit down with multiple award winning homebrewer Jeff Gladish to discuss his love of smoked beers and just how easy it is to make your own custom cold smoked malts at home with a Weber grill and 20 feet of ducting
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