Ferment About It! (Fuhmentaboudit!), aims to demystify the art of home fermentation with a primary focus on home brewing beer. Chris and Mary take listeners on a journey through fermentation, sharing history, practical methods, recipes and anecdotes from personal experience as well as from those of guest fermenters both amateur and pro.
Biscuits & Beer
Chris and Mary are joined remotely by the inimitable Christopher Gandsy of DaleView Biscuits and Beer. They discuss baking gluten free, the birth and operation of his Chris' Brooklyn business, basement brewing, now and future plans, and a brand new scholarship/internship aimed at diversifying the industry planned in collaboration with the NYC Brewers Guild.
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Joe Kirchhoff, The Baker and the Dad
This week in Episode "Halfway to 500", Mary and Chris bring on long time friend and fellow fermenter/Brooklynite Joe Kirchhoff to talk all things bread and home baking. From sourdough starters, injera, boules and bagels...this episode celebrates patience and rise. Cheers to Joe's friends and homebrew clubs The Brooklyn Brewsers and The Brewdies!
Image courtesy of Joe Kirchhoff
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Contraband Ferments in Panemia
This week Mary and Chris catch up with friend and occasional co-host Cheryl Paswater to talk fermented nut cheeses and food preservation in a pandemic world. Put on your “Depression Era Grandma Helmet” and preserve those vegetables!
The Return of Fuhmentaboudit
Oh how we’ve missed you! …but boy have we been busy.” Chris & Mary catch us up while warming up for a new season of fermentation fun and inspiration in 2020. They discuss a few ferments they’ve been doing at home during social distancing, an indoor herb garden, and how they’ve pivoted their business taproom to a full on “To-Go” room at Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. Have topics you’d like to see covered? Email email@example.com or DM them on Instagram @fuhmentaboudit.
Introducing Hard Core - A Cider Series from Heritage Radio Network
Chris and Mary are hard at work running Fifth Hammer Brewing in Long Island City. So while we don't have a new Fuhmentaboudit! episode for you, we have something else to share: Hard Core is a new series from Heritage Radio Network taking a close look at the rebirth of American cider! Over the course of six episodes we’ll break through folksy stereotypes to gain a deeper understanding of where the cider industry began and where it’s headed. Hear from orchardists, cider makers, policy experts and academics to learn about everything from the science of fermentation, to the magic of terroir, and the challenges of breaking into the beverage market.
This episode is all about history. Cider has been a part of American history since the first colonists hit our shores. But while apples took root on this newly claimed continent, so did the slave trade. We’ll break down common narratives about the founding fathers’ disposition for cider and talk about some of the ways cider makers today are engaging with the past. Plus, we’ll talk prohibition and explore the emergence of a new generation of cider drinkers. Click here to listen and subscribe to the rest of the series.
Episode 247: Foolish Ferments with the NYC Ferments Meetup
What are the NYC Fermenters up to in April? April fooling around! From more crazy cookies to many delicious creme fraiche mistakes, Fuhmentaboudit talks to the local makers about things they made in their own homes -things you can make, too!
Keep em coming!
Here in Portland we have an abundance of micro-brewery's and home brewing supplies at our disposal. I am just diving into the home brewing world and you guys are just what I needed!
...but always have to skip the first 5min. So many adverts & announcements for stuff happening miles away from me.
House now full of mason jars
After starting to explore the world of fermentation, now I'm just fermenting everything! I've learned how to make kimchee, kombucha, cider, vinegar - and some stuff I never even heard of before. Chris and Mary are the best!