Episode 137 - Pop Goes the IPA

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As hop aroma science has evolved, it figures the wizards at Yakima Chief would attempt to split the aroma atom. They've unleashed a blend of hop components that target specific compounds to "pop" fruit forward aromas. YCH's Spencer Tielkemeyer and Joe Wells of Fair State Brewing help us understand how to maximize your Pop.

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Episode Contents:

00:00:00 Opening & Our Sponsors

00:02:48 Announcements & Feedback

00:08:49 The Pub

00:25:10 The Brewery

00:41:54 The Lounge - YCH/Fair State

01:22:44 Quick Tip & Something Other

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American Homebrewers Association

Brewing America

Country Malt Group

JaDeD BrewingJaded Brewing

Mecca Grade MaltMecca Grade Estate Malt

Wyeast Labs

YCH Hops


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Ball Leakproof lids

I have been using the dark gray Ball Leakproof plastic lids for about a year. Unfortunately, many times I have grumbled that they should be named Sealproof. Maybe if you really crank on them they'll seal. They're fine for many uses, but at least in my experience, they are far from leakproof.

The Brew Bag for Countertop Systems

Two months after Episode 137 was posted, I finally got around to listening while vacuuming today, and I have a comment about The Brew Bag that I use in my Brewer's Edge Mash & Boil with Pump. During my first two brews with the M&B I found that I had trouble using the pump for continuous circulation during the mash because quite a bit of grain escaped from the malt pipe. The Brew Bag people make a bag that fits perfectly in the unit. I've had no problems with circulation since I began using The Brew Bag, and I recommend it to anyone using this kind of unit, no matter the brand.