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Brew Strong, with hosts Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, combines the two most prominent authors and figures in homebrewing today in a live beer radio format that allows listeners to pose beginning and advanced brewing questions to expert hosts and guests from the Craft Beer industry. Designed as a brewing geek's must-listen show, Brew Strong is your source for cutting edge beer and brewing information, answers to technical questions, as well as a guide to a greater appreciation of all things beer. Have questions or comments? Email us at brewstrong@thebrewingnetwork.com

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Brew Strong, with hosts Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, combines the two most prominent authors and figures in homebrewing today in a live beer radio format that allows listeners to pose beginning and advanced brewing questions to expert hosts and guests from the Craft Beer industry. Designed as a brewing geek's must-listen show, Brew Strong is your source for cutting edge beer and brewing information, answers to technical questions, as well as a guide to a greater appreciation of all things beer. Have questions or comments? Email us at brewstrong@thebrewingnetwork.com

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204 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
48
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6

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By Maynardkelly - Feb 14 2019
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This show is like getting crabs. Yes you had a lot of fun but now you have the itch.

Essential for beerdies.

By stoverpix - Jan 04 2018
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This is for the true geeks. Listen to the session to hear from beardy.
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The Brewing Network Presents | Brew Strong

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Brew Strong, with hosts Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer, combines the two most prominent authors and figures in homebrewing today in a live beer radio format that allows listeners to pose beginning and advanced brewing questions to expert hosts and guests from the Craft Beer industry. Designed as a brewing geek's must-listen show, Brew Strong is your source for cutting edge beer and brewing information, answers to technical questions, as well as a guide to a greater appreciation of all things beer. Have questions or comments? Email us at brewstrong@thebrewingnetwork.com

Rank #1: Brew Strong: Yeast Starters Revisited 12-18-17

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Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer revisit one of our favorite and most important topics; Yeast Starters. Tune in as our experts take listener questions on all things yeast starters to dispel some of the myths and misconceptions on the topic. If you've been a fan of the show for awhile, you know how important Jamil views yeast starters in homebrewing. Along with our other shows on the topic, this episode will help to dive deeper into some of the common questions surrounding producing yeast starters. Also, don't forget to check out the book that Jamil co-authored for a complete discussion on yeast, Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation.

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Dec 18 2017

1hr 2mins

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Rank #2: Brew Strong: Sparge Water Questions 10-25-17

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Homebrewing beer. Sparging and sparge water are two of the more important aspects of your brew day, and they are both really easy to mess up! We've all had those brew days where we under-sparge, and then the next time we over-sparge to make up for the last error. Today, Jamil and John talk about best practices for your sparge water and help you to make the best beer possible.

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Oct 25 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #3: Brew Strong: Yeast and Fermentation 12-19-16

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Homebrewing beer. Several interesting questions this week about combining ale and lager fermentations, off-flavors in an IPA and what happens to the yeast and the beer when you cold crash after fermentation. Malcolm Frazer joins us to provide unique insight into these questions.

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Dec 19 2016

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: Brew Strong | Top 10 Pieces of Brewing Equipment

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer tackle one of the toughest questions they've ever been asked: What are the top 10 pieces of brewing equipment that you just can't live without? Tune in and find out how two of the worlds top brewing minds in the world get through their brew days and the equipment that helps them do it.

For the full list, with link, head over to the full show on The Brewing Network HERE.

Check out Heretic Brewing Company HERE, and find John Palmer's ultimate guide to brewing, How To Brew, HERE.

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 23mins

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Rank #5: Brew Strong: Fruit Beer 07-20-15

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Homebrewing beer.In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions regarding all things fruit beer. Learn about the different ways to add fruit to your beer, how to get the most out of the additions, and what types of fruits Jamil and John like to use.

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Jul 20 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #6: Brew Strong: Parti-Gyle Brewing 04-27-15

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Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John welcome their old friend Neil Spake back to the show to teach us traditional Parti-Gyle brewing techniques. Neil has been all over the UK to learn from the greats like Fullers, on how Parti-Gyle brewing is done the old way. Tune in and learn the techniques for yourself, which will help you home and pro brewers get it done right!

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Apr 27 2015

1hr 2mins

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Rank #7: Brew Strong: Pro Advice 03-16-15

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Homebrewing beer. Jamil is joined once again by guest host Ken Anthony of Sacramento's Device Brewing Company on this episode of Brew Strong. Tune in as the guys discuss the etiquette of approaching professional brewers for advice, and learn how to best get the brewers you admire to answer your most pressing questions.

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Mar 16 2015

1hr 4mins

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Rank #8: Brew Strong: Listener Q and A 10-20-15

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Homebrewing beer. Jamil and John Palmer are back this week with an all new episode of Brew Strong. This time the guys take on listener questions about all things craft beer and homebrewing. Tune in and learn about various aspects of the brewing process from two of the best in the industry.

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Oct 20 2015

1hr 1min

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Rank #9: Brew Strong: Brewing Water Questions 04-24-17

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Homebrewing beer. Brew Strong is back this week with one of their most popular topics of all time; water. In this episode Jamil and John Palmer dig through listener emails to answer questions about all things water. Tune in and learn from the best on this important homebrewing and craft beer topic.

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Apr 24 2017

1hr 4mins

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Rank #10: Brew Strong: PH and Extraction 12-08-14

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Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong, John and Jamil discuss John's recent experimentation with PH and extraction. How does temperature and PH affect flavor? Tune in and find out.

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Dec 08 2014

1hr 13mins

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Rank #11: Brew Strong: Mash and Sparging 08-04-14

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Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John go in-depth on mashing and sparging. From protein rests to step mashes, tune in as the guys answer listener questions that will help you further develop your fundamentals and techniques.

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Aug 04 2014

1hr 12mins

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Rank #12: Brew Strong: Fermentation and Temp 05-22-17

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Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John Palmer answer listener questions on raw wheat, when to add salts and when to raise fermentation temperature for a proper diacetyl rest. Then a discussion of the precedence of fermentation temperature control or pitching rate - which is more important for beer quality?

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May 22 2017

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Rank #13: Brew Strong: Yeast Esters 10-10-16

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Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong, our heroes take a show suggestion from a listener and delve into the origins and control of esters in beer. Esters are a metabolic byproduct that are formed by the yeast during growth when they need to eliminate excess waste created from the synthesis of long chain fatty acids, sterols and other lipids. If they are grown under stressful conditions, they will produce more. The factors for controlling ester production during fermentation are discussed.

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Oct 10 2016

1hr 4mins

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Rank #14: Brew Strong: Hop Oils 09-12-16

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Homebrewing beer. In this episode of Brew Strong Jamil and John discuss some of the latest information on Hop Oils, Hop Bitterness, and Dry Hopping. Bitterness is now known to be composed of not just isomerized alpha acid, but also oxidized alpha and beta acids, and polyphenols. Hop oils continue to be heavily researched topic but the latest information indicates that dry hop aroma intensity is not correlated to total hop oil content (weight) in the hops. Learn more by listening to this episode!

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Sep 12 2016

1hr 14mins

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Rank #15: Brew Strong: Yeast and Starters 08-18-14

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Homebrewing beer. Is Jamil's famous yeast calculator flawed? Chris White apparently thinks so. Tune in and hear Jamil and John respond as they talk yeast on this episode of Brew Strong. Learn how to achieve consistency of flavor with your fermentations, proper pitching rates, and much more.

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Aug 18 2014

1hr 3mins

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Rank #16: Brew Strong: Finings 11-14-11

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Homebrewing beer. On this episode of Brew Strong Jamil Zainasheff and John Palmer discuss the use of finings and fining agents to clarify beer. Learn about the different finings and techniques available to homebrewers and craft brewers and how you can better clarify your beer at home.

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Nov 14 2011

1hr 15mins

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Rank #17: Brew Strong: Q and A Mash Efficiency 12-22-14

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Homebrewing beer. This week on Brew Strong, Jamil and John tackle listener questions on mash efficiency.

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Dec 22 2014

1hr 4mins

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Rank #18: Brew Strong | Brewing Measurements Part 1

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins Jamil and John Palmer to talk about brewing measurements. Everything from accurate temperature measurement to being able to measure your gravity correctly, and everything in between. The team tackles important topics like calibration, volume measurements, co2 readings and more!

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Feb 22 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: Brew Strong: Pro Equipment 10-03-11

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Homebrewing beer. Continuing with their going pro series, this episode of Brew Strong talks about all things equipment when opening up a new brewery. Having recently opened his new brewery, Heretic, Jamil shares his experience in acquiring and installing professional brewer equipment. Special guest Steve Kinsey (Sven) also joins the discussion to share his experience as he is in the middle of building Kinetic Brewing Co. in Lancaster CA. If you're thinking of making the jump to pro brewing, don't miss this episode!

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Oct 03 2011

1hr 18mins

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Rank #20: Brew Strong | Beer Recipe Formulation

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer talk about beer recipe formulation. John, who authored the legendary "How To Brew" homebrewing guide, outlines his method of designing beer recipes so you can learn from one of the best.

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Jan 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Brew Strong | Practical Aspects of Barrel Aging Part 3

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer continue their discussion on barrel aging beer, this time covering types of wood barrels. The guys walk us through the differences in wood types, including their permeability to liquid and air, flavors imparted, reusability and more. Tune in and gain a well rounded education on what you can expect from various types and ages of wood. They also cover how to clean and maintain your barrels so you can get the most out of them.

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Jan 15 2020

1hr 1min

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Brew Strong | Practical Aspects of Barrel Aging Part 2

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In part two of this Brew Strong series on barrel aging beer, Jamil and John Palmer discuss oxidation prevention, maximizing desirable flavors, barrel storage, and more.

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 16mins

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Brew Strong | Practical Aspects of Barrel Aging Part 1

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In part one of this Brew Strong series on barrel aging beer, Jamil and John Palmer discuss the practical aspects of barrel aging beer. Topics include deciding what you want to get out of your barrel program, barrel selection, types of beers to age, temperature control, and more. Homebrewers and Craft Brewers alike will gain in in-depth knowledge of barrel aging throughout this series.

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Dec 05 2019

1hr 4mins

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Brew Strong | Common Off Flavors in Beer

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Palmer and special guest, Master BJCP Judge Brian Schar, discuss common off flavors found in beer. Many of these flavors are still found in beer submitted to homebrew or craft beer competitions. John and Brian are here to lend a helping hand with tips to avoid these pesky off flavors.

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Oct 16 2019

1hr 6mins

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Brew Strong | Brewing With Oats, Wheat, Rye & Rice

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Palmer invites his friend Kip Barnes, Brewmaster at Los Angeles Ale Works in Hawthorne, California to talk about his use of adjuncts in brewing. Kip is a master at using ingredients like oats and rye malt in his craft beer, but really stands out when it comes to using rice. That's because Kip has been using some experimental rice grains (like red rice and black rice) to add flavor and color to his lighter beers. Tune in and listen to some great tips and tricks from this talented craft brewer.

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Sep 26 2019

54mins

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Brew Strong | Top 10 Pieces of Brewing Equipment

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer tackle one of the toughest questions they've ever been asked: What are the top 10 pieces of brewing equipment that you just can't live without? Tune in and find out how two of the worlds top brewing minds in the world get through their brew days and the equipment that helps them do it.

For the full list, with link, head over to the full show on The Brewing Network HERE.

Check out Heretic Brewing Company HERE, and find John Palmer's ultimate guide to brewing, How To Brew, HERE.

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Sep 18 2019

1hr 23mins

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Brew Strong | Late Hopping Vs. Dry Hopping

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil makes his triumphant return to talk about the differences between late hopping your beer, and dry hopping your beer. John Palmer walks us through exactly what each technique is, and describes what happens during each process. These include IBU extraction, biotransformation, what happens with Humulinones, and more.

Be sure to check out John Palmer's latest addition of How to Brew for more information, and visit Jamil's Heretic Brewing Company to find out where you can taste world class examples of well hopped craft beer!

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Aug 21 2019

59mins

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Brew Strong | So You Want To Be A Pro Brewer?

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Master Brewer Michael Ferguson, now with Aalberts Dispense Technologies, has been in the craft beer business for 30 years and he's seen it all. In this episode of Brew Strong, live from HomebrewCon 2019, Michael speaks with John Palmer and Justin Crossley about the ins and outs of going pro. Tune in to learn all the reasons you shouldn’t, all the reasons you should, and, most of all, what you need to do to be successful with such a crazy idea. With more than 7,000 breweries in the United States and as many as 3,000 in planning, are we reaching a saturation point? In some places we probably have, which means location and concept should be major deciding factors. Whether you imagine a brewpub, nano, micro, or packaging brewery, you’ll need to carefully consider many factors if your brewery is to remain open and successfully grow.

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Jul 31 2019

1hr 8mins

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Brew Strong | All In One Brew Systems

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Brew Strong hits the road to HomebrewCon 2019 in Providence, Rhode Island! Justin Crossley (still filling in for Jamil Zainasheff) and John Palmer invade the biggest homebrew event on the planet and broadcast live from the Homebrew Expo. In this episode, they invite Chris Graham from MoreBeer!, and John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering, to discuss all-in-one homebrew systems. There are many on the market to choose from nowadays, including the veteran Braumeister system, and the all new, super affordable, Anvil line that just hit the market. Convenience is key to this type of homebrewing and Chris and John walk you through the in's and out's of how you should choose the system that's right for you.

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Jul 10 2019

52mins

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Brew Strong | Enzymes With John Palmer

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Palmer and Justin Crossley (filling in for Jamil) discuss the enzymatic process in your brewing. John walks us through what enzymes are involved in the brewing process, beginning with the growing of barley, and all the way through to the kettle (such as in kettle sours). You'll learn the difference between modern, highly-modified malt, and the malts of old, and why different mash rests may no longer be needed. And John dives deep into each of the different types of enzymes involved in every step, including beta glucanases, proteases, amylases, and more. Find out if your mashing too long, taking steps you don't need, or if there is a method to madness of the old ways of brewing. If you want to dive deeper into brewing enzymes, be sure to check out How to Brew, by John Palmer. 

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Jun 26 2019

1hr 13mins

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Brew Strong | Burners With Blichmann

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Palmer and Justin Crossley (filling in for Jamil) speak with John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering about the different types of burners available to homebrewers. John covers everything from stove-top gas and electric burners, to full size electric immersion burners, and everything in between. Learn about the different efficiencies of each type, and what might be best for your homebrew.

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Jun 20 2019

1hr 12mins

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Brew Strong | Listener Questions With John Palmer

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On this episode of Brew Strong, while Jamil Zainasheff is out sick, Justin Crossley fills in for a question and answer show with John Palmer. The author of How To Brew tackles listener questions on water additions, steeping grains, hop creep, and more.

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May 22 2019

56mins

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Brew Strong | Tracking IBU

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Justin Crossley fills in for Jamil Zainasheff to cover a new topic with John Palmer. They welcome Aaron Justus, Director of R&D and Specialty Brewing, at Ballast Point Brewing, to talk about his recent paper, Tracking IBU Through the Brewing Process: The Quest for Consistency. Published by the Master Brewers Association of the Americas, Aaron's research tackles the difficult question of why there are often large discrepancies between calculated IBU (bitterness), and resulting IBU in finished beer. After more than two years researching and collecting data, Aaron and his team made several surprising discoveries and formulated a method to calculate for the changes in bitterness they were observing. Listen in to learn about this fascinating study and learn how you can gain better control over calculating IBU in your craft beer and homebrewing endeavors. 

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May 22 2019

1hr 17mins

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Brew Strong | Brewing Measurements Part 4

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In the fourth part of the Brew Strong measurements series, the team discuss measuring dissolved oxygen, specific gravity, pressure and length. Your craft beer and homebrew just won't hit the marks you desire if you can't accurately measure all aspects of brewing, and Brew Strong is here to help!

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Apr 05 2019

1hr 1min

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Brew Strong | Brewing Measurements Part 3

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Continuing with their brewing measurements series, the Brew Strong team covers weight and pH and how to accurately measure each of them.

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Apr 05 2019

1hr 16mins

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Brew Strong | Brewing Measurements Part 2

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Jamil, John Palmer, and John Blichmann, from Blichmann Engineering continue their discussion on brewing measurements. This time they dive deeper into volume measurements and how crucial they are to the brewing process. Tune in and learn more about the many important measurements you need to get right to make the best beer possible.

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Mar 05 2019

1hr 5mins

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Brew Strong | Brewing Measurements Part 1

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In this episode of Brew Strong, John Blichmann from Blichmann Engineering joins Jamil and John Palmer to talk about brewing measurements. Everything from accurate temperature measurement to being able to measure your gravity correctly, and everything in between. The team tackles important topics like calibration, volume measurements, co2 readings and more!

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Feb 22 2019

1hr 17mins

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Brew Strong | Brew Kettle Questions

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Jamil and John Palmer take on listener questions about brewing kettle's in this episode of Brew Strong. Tune in and hear questions from listeners just like you about all the things that can happen in your brew kettle and how to deal with them

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Feb 22 2019

1hr 8mins

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Brew Strong | Beer Recipe Formulation

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer talk about beer recipe formulation. John, who authored the legendary "How To Brew" homebrewing guide, outlines his method of designing beer recipes so you can learn from one of the best.

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Jan 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Brew Strong – Temperature Control

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In this episode of Brew Strong, Jamil and John Palmer take listener questions about temperature control. Since the early days of The Brewing Network, Jamil has always advocated that fermentation temperature control is key to making the best beer possible. Today they cover the process, reasons and equipment necessary to control your fermentation temperature for optimal results.

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Jan 10 2019

1hr 3mins

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iTunes Ratings

204 Ratings
Average Ratings
132
48
9
9
6

Read this title

By Maynardkelly - Feb 14 2019
Read more
This show is like getting crabs. Yes you had a lot of fun but now you have the itch.

Essential for beerdies.

By stoverpix - Jan 04 2018
Read more
This is for the true geeks. Listen to the session to hear from beardy.