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Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly show about craft beverages and brewing them in your own home. We take the mystery and fear out of brewing the best beer in the world. Look for our podcast in the iTunes Music Store - it's free!

Basic Brewing Radio James Spencer

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 505 Ratings

Basic Brewing Radio is a weekly show about craft beverages and brewing them in your own home. We take the mystery and fear out of brewing the best beer in the world. Look for our podcast in the iTunes Music Store - it's free!

    07-25-24 - Inland Empire Brewers Mash Your Luck

    07-25-24 - Inland Empire Brewers Mash Your Luck

    Jason Dunn and Doug Walker from the Inland Empire Brewers homebrew club in California let fate choose the parameters for an upcoming competition.

    • 44 min
    07-18-24 - Recipe Development, Honey IPA

    07-18-24 - Recipe Development, Honey IPA

    Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing Company join James to taste his Double IPA and formulate another hoppy kveik beer.

    • 47 min
    07-11-24 - Mash Your Luck Malt Liquor

    07-11-24 - Mash Your Luck Malt Liquor

    Chris Colby joins James to taste the Fruit Stout pasteurization experiment and to formulate a big American Malt Liquor.

    • 48 min
    06-27-24 - Mash Your Luck Partigyle Stouts

    06-27-24 - Mash Your Luck Partigyle Stouts

    Scott Housel shares two beers - one big and one small - based on the Mash Your Luck challenge of Steve Wilkes.

    • 54 min
    06-20-24 - White IPA Roundup

    06-20-24 - White IPA Roundup

    James is joined by Matt Giovanisci of Brew Cabin and Swim University and Josh Secaur of Gambit Brewing in St. Paul, Minnesota, as they compare their White IPAs.

    • 55 min
    06-13-24 - Recipe Development, Pasteurized Fruit Stout

    06-13-24 - Recipe Development, Pasteurized Fruit Stout

    Chris Colby and Steve Wilkes join James to taste Steve's Kölsch and to formulate an experimental beer using pasteurization to preserve fruit flavor.

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
505 Ratings

505 Ratings

Dking3 ,

Great Podcast!

James and Steve do a great job. They’re always so informative, fun, and entertaining. Thanks so much for the great shows!

specialedelmatter ,

Great, only one issue

Love everything about the show, but Chris Colby is hard to listen to. He's knowledgeable but my god he doesn't help carry the conversation. Hate to be harsh, but podcasts are a conversation medium. In the Kolsch episode you can hear James stryggling to keep the flow going. Still love the show but will skip episodes with Chris.

Cyclman ,

A must for homebrewers and craft beer lovers

I was shocked when I saw that I have never rated the show. James, and when he is on, Steve, are incredible hosts, with such a profound knowledge of homebrewing and the industry.James is a consummate professional, asks amazing questions of guests, and the font of knowledge, such an incredible asset to the brewing community. I have listened and watched them for so many years that I feel they are a part of my life. The humanity, sense of humor, and passion with which this podcast is presented make it a must listen for any serious brew lover.

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