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Basic Brewing Radio

Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly chat about homebrewing - brewing the best beer and mead in the world in your own home.

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02-01-18 John Palmer on NEIPA

John Palmer, author of How to Brew, shares brewing tips for one of the most controversial styles today - New England IPA.


31 Jan 2018

Rank #1

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04-05-18 Brewing Darker Beers

Chris Colby, author of The Homebrew Recipe Bible and Methods of Modern Homebrewing gives us rants and tips for brewing beers with dark grains.


4 Apr 2018

Rank #2

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08-30-12 Late Hops, Different Yeast

Home brewer Tyrone Harris shares his experiment adding a bunch of hops to a wort after the boil, then splitting it and fermenting with six different yeasts.


29 Aug 2012

Rank #3

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05-17-18 Brut IPA

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal and author of The Home Brew Recipe Bible and The Methods of Modern Homebrewing, introduces us to a new dry, sparkling version of our favorite style.


16 May 2018

Rank #4

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08-02-12 Chilling Experiment

James, Andy Davison of the Australian National Homebrew Conference, and Chris Colby, editor of Brew Your Own magazine launch a collaborative experiment to test the effects of different wort chilling methods.


1 Aug 2012

Rank #5

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09-04-14 Clarity Ferm Gluten Reduction Experiment

Dr. Chris Hamilton of Hillsdale College talks about his experiment attempting to make practically gluten free beers using Clarity Ferm from White Labs.


3 Sep 2014

Rank #6

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09-13-18 Fal Allen on Brewing Gose

Anderson Valley Brewing Company brewmaster Fal Allen talks about his new book, Gose: Brewing a Classic German Beer for the Modern Era.


12 Sep 2018

Rank #7

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08-07-14 Lose Weight, Not Beer

Chris Colby, editor of Beer and Wine Journal, shares his successful weight loss plan that allows him to keep his favorite beverage, while losing pounds.


6 Aug 2014

Rank #8

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10-08-15 Fall Ciders

Homebrewer Nick Johnson shares four ciders brewed with ingredients inspired by the season of fall.


7 Oct 2015

Rank #9

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02-18-16 Quality Management

Mary Pelletieri, author of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, joins us to talk about how to bring quality management practices into our home breweries.


17 Feb 2016

Rank #10

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12-20-18 Annual Disaster Show

Steve and James read a ton of letters about homebrewing disasters from listeners across the globe.

1hr 37mins

19 Dec 2018

Rank #11

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04-20-17 Step Mashing

Chris Colby of Beer and Wine Journal gets into the details about step mashing and how we can use it to control the character of our beers.


19 Apr 2017

Rank #12

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02-21-19 Chiller Stirring Experiment

Engineer Alex Roberts joins James again to test the effects on stirring a wort while it's being chilled by an immersion chiller. They also reverse the chiller's water flow.


20 Feb 2019

Rank #13

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11-07-19 Hot Side Hopping for Hazy IPAs

Scott Janish, author of The New IPA - A Scientific Guide to Hop Aroma and Flavor, talks about hopping on the hot side for hazy, juicy beers.


6 Nov 2019

Rank #14

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11-15-18 Hop Sampler - Centennial, Citra, Galaxy

In our fifth show of the series, we taste some higher alpha hops and get a surprise result.


14 Nov 2018

Rank #15

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09-24-15 Black Apple Crossing Cidery

James sits down with Trey Holt from Black Apple Crossing Cidery to sample ciders and get homebrewing tips.


23 Sep 2015

Rank #16

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08-08-19 Mike Tonsmeire Meetup

James and Steve sit down with the Mad Fermentationist to talk hoppy beers, sour beers and Sapwood Cellars.


7 Aug 2019

Rank #17

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10-10-19 Ambitious Brew - A History of American Beer

Author and historian Maureen Ogle talks about the revision of her book documenting the history of the American beer culture and industry.


9 Oct 2019

Rank #18

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07-11-19 RIBS NEIPA Yeast Experiment

Members of the Rhode Island Brewing Society share their experiment comparing six different yeast strains in New England IPAs.


10 Jul 2019

Rank #19

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07-24-14 Open Fermentation at Arcadia Brewing

Vaughn Stewart, brewing manager of Arcadia Brewing in Kalamazoo, Michigan, talks about open fermentation and repitching yeast for many generations.


23 Jul 2014

Rank #20