Rank #1: Episode #004 - Kettle souring with Adi Hastings from Omega Yeast Labs
We go in depth on the kettle souring process with Adi, including microbes, techniques, and tips on avoiding off-flavors. We also discuss the possibilities of using this method for making beer styles other than Berliner Weisse and gose, as well as industry issues surrounding this process.
Apr 02 2018
Rank #2: Episode #003 - Matt Bochman of Wild Pitch Yeast and Justin Amaral of Mainiacal Yeast
We speak with Matt and Justin about a new development in alternative fermentation, lactic acid yeast. We go in depth on the biology of these lactic acid producing yeast, their fermentation profile, and tips on how best to use them in the brewery.
Mar 06 2018
Rank #3: Episode #002 - Lars Marius Garshol of Larsblog on beer - Part 2
In part 2 with Lars Marius Garshol, we finalize our interview by diving more into the brewing methods used by European farmhouse brewers, and the regional and stylistic differences between farmhouse brewers today and through history. We also discuss the state of near extinction of farmhouse brewing today, and the efforts to save it from disappearing.
Jan 30 2018
Rank #4: Episode #006 - The history and resurrection of traditional German Berliner Weisse with Benedikt Koch of wilder-wald.com.
In this episode we chat with amateur beer historian and German homebrewer Benedikt Koch about the history of Berliner Weisse, and discuss the importance of Brettanomyces in the traditional version of the style.
Aug 20 2018
Rank #5: Episode #005 - Bio-prospecting with David Thornton and Keston Helfrich of Southyeast Labs and Carolina Bauernhaus
This episode we chat with David Thornton and Keston Helfrich of Southyeast Labs and Carolina Bauernhaus. We discuss bio-prospecting, yeast boot camp and the application of the science to the beer Carolina Bauernhaus crafts.
Jun 28 2018
Rank #6: Wiki Kwiki #001 - Ben Evans of Hellbender Brewing Company
Ben Evans is the co-owner and head brewer at Hellbender Brewing Company in Washington DC. We sit down to discuss his experience with the lactic acid producing yeast Wickerhamomyces and Brettanomyces claussenii in commercial production batches.
Apr 28 2018
Rank #7: Episode #007 - Lactobacillus microbiology with Dr. Bryan Heit of Sui Generis Brewing blog
Dr. Heit of Sui Generis Brewing blog joins us to talk about the microbiology of Lactobacillus. We cover various subjects like hop tolerance, foam degradation, optimum fermentation temperatures, flavor compounds, brewing tips, and many other advanced subjects when using this bacteria for making sour beer.
Nov 26 2018
Rank #8: Wiki Kwiki #002 - DeWayne Schaaf of Ebb and Flow Fermentations
Long time member of MTF discusses how his homebrewing has been influenced by MTF and wine making processes. We also discuss his involvment in the initial trading of kveik yeast in the US, his experience with kveik and farmhouse brewing, and his up and coming brewery, Ebb and Flow Fermentations.
Jul 28 2018
Rank #9: Wiki Kwiki #003 - Eccentric Beekeeper
Dan Pixley sits down to discuss open barrel fermentation with Eccentric Beekeeper, as well as his use of honey in sour brewing and his sanke fermenter and bulldog contributions to the MTF wiki. Follow Eccentric Beekeeper on Instagram.
Oct 08 2018
Rank #10: Wiki Kwiki #005 - Lance Shaner of Omega Yeast Labs
Join us as we talk to Lance about how science can show that what we thought we knew about Brettanomyces, Lactobacillus, and Sacch Trois, wasn't actually true. We do a few deep dives into the paradigm shifts that Lance has helped to spear head in Milk The Funk's past.
Dec 06 2019