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Basic Brewing Video

Basic Brewing Video is about brewing great beers and meads at home and cooking up wonderful things to go with them.

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June 21, 2019 - No-chill Festbier

James brews up a no-chill, room temp. "lager" that's perfect for quenching summer thirsts.


21 Jun 2019

Rank #1

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January 6, 2017 - Plain, Coconut, and Mole Porters

James splits a batch of porter to add coconut and chocolate flavors along with ancho and cinnamon.


6 Jan 2017

Rank #2

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January 15, 2018 - Lemondrop Golden Ale

James shares a Belgian-inspired Golden Ale that he flavored with Lemondrop hops using a hop stand after the boil.


15 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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September 19, 2014 - Habanero Hot Sauce and Scotch Ale

James brews up a malty Scotch Ale, and Steve heads to the kitchen with special guest, Ed Nicholson, to cook up an amazing habenero hot sauce to pair with it.


19 Sep 2014

Rank #4

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November 22, 2019 - Belgian Dark Strong Ale

James brews up a big, dark Belgian-inspired beer for the holiday season and pairs it with a special sweet surprise from the oven for Steve.


22 Nov 2019

Rank #5

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12-31-09 Holiday Barleywine and Ice Cream - Basic Brewing Video

James shows off the most extreme small-batch holiday barleywine yet, and Steve makes ice cream with it.


31 Dec 2009

Rank #6

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09-28-11 Oktoberfest Trifecta - Basic Brewing Video

It's an extravaganza! Home brewed beer along with homemade pretzels and mustard made with beer.


27 Sep 2011

Rank #7

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April 21, 2017 - Sparkling and Peach Meads

James and Steve sample two meads made from one small batch. One is plain and sparkling, while the other has natural peach flavoring added.


21 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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April 19, 2019 - No-Chill Room Temp Helles

James brews up a very simple, but very tasty, style that's usually lagered. It's made even more easy by not chilling the wort after the boil.


19 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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October 31, 2014 - Pomegranate Pale Ale

James and Steve don the least imaginative Halloween costumes to sample a pale ale brewed with pomegranate juice. They also revisit a 100% rye saison from a previous show.


31 Oct 2014

Rank #10

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09-12-06 Basic Brewing Video - Brewing Beer with Honey

It's a sweet episode. James and Steve check in on the mead experiment. Steve also talks about brewing beer with honey, and the guys sample a couple of examples.


12 Sep 2006

Rank #11

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July 7, 2014 - Club Night Grand Rapids

We explore Club Night at the National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


7 Jul 2014

Rank #12

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March 23, 2018 - 30-Minute NEIPA

James and Steve sample a Hazy IPA that was only boiled for thirty minutes and double-hopped with Simcoe and Denali during a 30-minute hop stand.


23 Mar 2018

Rank #13

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September 22, 2017 - Hop Stand Cascade Pale Ale

James and Steve sample a homebrew pale ale with hops added at a slightly chilled temperature post-boil. Plus, they try a bonus 100% wheat beer.


22 Sep 2017

Rank #14

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02-02-06 Basic Brewing Video - Bottling the 6-pack IPA

James and Steve bottle their six-pack IPA experiment and decide a bet from the guys at Big Foamy Head.


2 Feb 2006

Rank #15

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11-15-06 Basic Brewing Video - Group Brew and Home Brewery Tour

We're invited to a group brew celebrating Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day, and we're treated to a tour of a cool homebrew system by Mark Smith, the event's host.


15 Nov 2006

Rank #16

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April 18, 2014 - Easy Peasy Pilsner

James brews up a very simple and tasty lager, and Steve pairs it with homemade sauerkraut and other German fare.


18 Apr 2014

Rank #17

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01-26-06 Basic Brewing Video - Dry Hopping the IPA

James Spencer flies solo in this first stand-alone Basic Brewing Video episode. James dry hops the six-pack IPA.


26 Jan 2006

Rank #18

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06-02-06 Basic Brewing Video - Flavoring the Mead

The Great Mead Experiment continues as James and Steve split the mead into smaller batches and flavor each with wonderous things.


2 Jun 2006

Rank #19

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11-26-09 Sweet Potato Pie and Beer - Basic Brewing Video

Steve's back in the kitchen, cooking up two Thanksgiving holiday treats: Sweet Potato Pie and Sweet Potato Beer.


26 Nov 2009

Rank #20