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20 Podcast Episodes

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American Sour Beer Update with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #209

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Video Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss some of the things he’s learned about Sour Beers in the years since his American Sour Beers book was published. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.

49mins

28 Feb 2020

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American Sour Beer Update with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #209

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss some of the things he’s learned about Sour Beers in the years since his American Sour Beers book was published. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.

49mins

28 Feb 2020

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Episode 3 – The Mad Fermentationist – Michael Tonsmeire

See What You Can Brew

In this episode John & Doug sit down with Michael Tonsmeire, AKA The Mad Fermentationist. Michael has been dispensing solid advice about brewing techniques for a few years now (he wrote a hit book!), and recently opened a brewery, Sapwood Cellars. John & Doug also cover some basics on sour beers (and quick sours in particular) and why brewers like to brew them. Remember to support your local homebrew shop lest a dark future ensnare us all. We also mention the Fermentus Dry yeast re-hydration experiments. Link to the presentation can be found here.

42mins

9 Aug 2019

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Launching Sapwood Cellars Brewery with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #191

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Video Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me to discuss his experience starting a new brewery called Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Maryland. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.

51mins

29 Apr 2019

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Launching Sapwood Cellars Brewery with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #191

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me to discuss his experience starting a new brewery called Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Maryland. You can view show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.

51mins

29 Apr 2019

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The Art of Home Brewing Beer -- Michael Tonsmeire (The Mad Fermentationist)

Food Flow

The craft beer movement has been gaining steady momentum, and with it, more and more people are drinking unique and flavorful beers. This episode discusses the beautiful and delicious simplicity of brewing beer in your own home. Michael Tonsmeire has been home brewing most of his life, and currently runs one of the most popular home brew beer blogs on the internet (TheMadFermentationist.com), along with providing consulting, tasting, and recipe development services to breweries around the country. 

25mins

27 Apr 2018

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Brewing New England IPAs with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #166

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Video Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss the New England India Pale Ale style along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.

46mins

26 Feb 2018

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Brewing New England IPAs with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #166

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire joins me this week to discuss the New England India Pale Ale style along with a few new projects including his brewery “Sapwood Cellars” opening in Columbia, MD. You can find show notes and additional episodes on my blog here.

47mins

26 Feb 2018

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EP-144 Michael Tonsmeire and Scott Janish of Sapwood Cellars

Good Beer Hunting

Today is a special kind of geekery, so pull out your lab coats, pocket protectors and hydrometers, because things are about to get nerdy. Especially when it comes to New England IPAs. One of the amazing things I’ve found covering the beer industry is the number of brilliant people who fill up the ranks of bartenders, brewers, biologists and more. It makes perfect sense within a profession that blends aspects of science and art, and when I find myself in the midst of a particularly engaging conversation that goes well beyond talking beer styles, ratings or trends du jour, it’s something I really value. Lucky for me, this podcast provides the opportunity to make such occurrences happen.  While I was recently passing through Washington DC, I met up with Michael Tonsmeire and Scott Janish, two highly-accomplished homebrewers who will soon go pro together with the launch of Sapwood Cellars. From my perspective, these are two of the smartest guys in the business, not just because they’ve made great homebrew, or in Michael’s case help launch barrel programs for commercial breweries, but because I know it - they’re two of the most public brewers who share recipes, research and in-depth insight through Michael’s Mad Fermentationist blog and at ScottJanish.com, where Scott puts in heavy lifting sorting through white papers and academic analysis related to beer. They’ve also literally written the book on their areas of expertise, with Michael behind the book, American Sour Beers, and Scott just recently announcing he’s writing one about the modern IPA. Whether you love or hate New England IPAs, I think the first half of our conversation will help you think about them differently, as Michael, Scott and I do a deep dive into recipes, chemistry and psychology of the trendy style. We’ll also hit on the challenges of opening a brewery in today’s market and what the DC and Maryland area can expect when Sapwood eventually opens. Grab a notebook or simply sit back and let the mentions of polyphenols wash over you.

1hr 8mins

21 Oct 2017

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Barrel Aging Beers and Sours with Michael Tonsmeire – BeerSmith Podcast #149

BeerSmith Home and Beer Brewing Video Podcast

Michael Tonsmeire the author of “American Sour Beers” joins me this week to discuss aging beer in barrels as well as how to barrel age sour beers. You can find additional episodes and show notes on my blog here.

50mins

30 May 2017

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