Brew Files – Episode 166 – Optimal Wit

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In another look at semi forgotten styles, Drew sits down with Bill Butcher of Alexandria’s Port City Brewing to discuss their World Beer Cup Gold Medal winning beer – Optimal Wit and what makes a good wit sing!

Links

Port City Brewing: https://www.portcitybrewing.com/

Optimal Wit Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/2024/06/08/port-city-brewing-optimal-wit/

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Brew Files – Episode 165 – REPLAY – Extract with Jay

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Given all the recent talk about extract and brewing – its time to revisit a 2017 conversation!

Drew and Denny hit the phones with Jay Ankeney, a long time homebrewer in Los Angeles who’s been brewing longer than most of us. And interestingly – Jay still brews with extract and grains. Why does he still brew with extract? What are some of his tips and tricks and what does he do that either agrees or disagrees with prevailing wisdom. Well, you’re going to have to listen!

Links

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Brew Files – Episode 164 – Matt’s French 75

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You’ve heard us speak about the pleasures of Alesong’s French 75 cocktail inspired barrel aged Saison. Now we’ve brought Matt Van Wyk back to discuss how their process works behind the French 75 and their other cocktail inspired beers.

Links

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Alesong Brewing & Blending: https://www.alesongbrewing.com/

French 75 Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/2024/04/23/alesongs-french-75/

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Brew Files – Episode 163 – Tom’s Not a NZ Pilsner

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Competition beer styles are a funny thing – sometimes a beer finds a home where it wasn’t intended, but the beer wins out regardless. Such is the case with Tom Fontes’ NZ Pils that isn’t really. Hear about the recipe and brewing it at Lawless Brewing!

Links

Tom’s Not a NZ Pilsner: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/2024/03/31/toms-not-a-nz-pilsner/

Lawless Brewing: https://lawlessbeer.com/

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Brew Files – Episode 162 – Forgotten American Gold

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In our hyper hop focused world, we continue to lose track of once ubiquitous styles of beer. In this episode, we’re look at the once absolutely required style of American Wheat Beer – just in time for Summer brewing!

Links
Classic American Wheat Beer Recipe – https://www.experimentalbrew.com/2024/03/18/classic-american-wheat/

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Grainfather and The Air Still Pro

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Brew Files – Episode 161 – REPLAY – Winning Feats of Strength

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On this week’s replay episode of the Brew Files, we sit down in the pre-GABF mayhem to talk Pro-Am Competitions with Oleg Shpyrko, winner of the 2017 Romancing the Beer Competition, and Shaun Smith of Camarillo’s Institution Ale Company about why Pro-Am’s are a thing and what it takes to transform a potent homebrew (a 9.3% abv Imperial Stout with Cocoa, Peppers and Vanilla) into a commercial brew.
Links
Festivus Feats of Strength Recipe: https://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/festivus-feats-strength
T’Oaked’s Romancing the Beer Competition: http://romancingthebeer.com/
Institution Ales: http://www.institutionales.com/

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Brewing America

Brewing America

Grainfather

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Brew Files – 159 – The Old Foggy Parrot

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Craig Shapland (of Triple IPA fame) and John Jackson of the Wild Parrot are back on the show while brewing Craig’s massive “Old Foggy” Russian Imperial Stout. What challenges and changes did the recipe undergo? Find out!
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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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Brewing America

Brewing America

Grainfather

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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)
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Brewing America

Brewing America

Grainfather

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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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Brew Files – 148 – Loafing Around with Jeff

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Bread and beer have been intertwined across human history and so in the spirit of home fermentation, we talked with Jeff Renner, an experienced homebrewer and even more experienced baker to talk the ancient art of baking and why you don’t need to overthink it, even your sourdough starter

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Brew Files – 147 – Homemade Fire

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Nothing goes better with an ice cold beer than a fiery salsa or hot sauce and there’s no reason that you can’t make your own sauce at home! In honor of National Home Fermentation Day, Brian Trout walks you through sauces from fresh to fermented with a stop at salsa macha to kick us off.

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