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Milk the Funk “The Podcast”

Milk the Funk “The Podcast” talks about mixed and alternative fermentation for beer, wine, mead, and cider. “The Podcast” is an extension of the Milk the Funk Facebook group and wiki, where you will find the most up to date discussion on the science and techniques of mixed fermentation. The goal of Milk the Funk “The Podcast” is to cover the science we talk about in Milk the Funk, and to give some airtime to members who are involved in our group, including scientists, professional brewers, homebrewers, and beer historians. Our focus will be on specific topics discussed on the group page and bringing guests who we see our experts or innovators in that topic.

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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.


2 Apr 2018

Rank #1

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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.

1hr 13mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #2

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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.


30 Jan 2018

Rank #3

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Episode #008 - Mixed Fermentation 101 with Devin Bell of Cash Crop Brewery and Brandon Jones of Yazoo Brewing Co.

Devin and Brandon join us to discuss mixed fermentation on an introductory level for both the home and professional brewer.

1hr 30mins

22 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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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.

1hr 29mins

20 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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Kveik World Order #001 - Intro

***NEW SHOW***Kveik World Order brings together host DeWayne Schaaf, Justin Amaral, and Svein Arild Skjæveland. Episode one of KWO brings us introductions of our host, gives a general overview of what Kveik/Landrace yeast are, as well as the origins of these cultures.Kveik World Order Facebook

1hr 1min

30 Jul 2019

Rank #6

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Episode #009 - Diastaticus with Kristoffer Krogerus of beer.suregork.com and Richard Preiss of Escarpment Labs.

Kristoffer Krogerus discusses his discovery of why some diastaticus yeasts ferment more slowly than others, and Richard discusses with us the practical concerns, mitigation, and lab techniques for dealing with diastaticus yeast in the brewery.

1hr 17mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #7

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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.

1hr 26mins

28 Jun 2018

Rank #8

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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.


28 Jul 2018

Rank #9

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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.


8 Oct 2018

Rank #10