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By The Mash Tun is a podcast hosted by a couple of nerds where we brew some beer, drink some beer and have a chat about beer. Each episode we brew a particular style of beer and during the “mashing in” (when the grains steep in warm water to extract their sugars and delicious flavours in something called a “Mash Tun”) we talk about that beer, how we’ve built our own recipe and drink other commercial examples of the style. All this, recorded whilst we sit By The Mash Tun.

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By The Mash Tun is a podcast hosted by a couple of nerds where we brew some beer, drink some beer and have a chat about beer. Each episode we brew a particular style of beer and during the “mashing in” (when the grains steep in warm water to extract their sugars and delicious flavours in something called a “Mash Tun”) we talk about that beer, how we’ve built our own recipe and drink other commercial examples of the style. All this, recorded whilst we sit By The Mash Tun.

    Back To Basics Episode 4 - Kit Brews

    Back To Basics Episode 4 - Kit Brews

    After taking a short break during the ongoing situation, Mike and Cal are back, this time recording remotely!
    And in this time, after kicking one of his kegs Mike decided to take a punt going "Back To Basics" by trying out his first ever Kit Brew. Many homebrewers begin their journey with Kit Brews, so we decided to talk about why they're such a great place to start!
    We also talk a little about the current beer climate as well as trying something super rare these days, some Cask Beer from Almasty and Pamona Island.
    You can find the Kit Brew that Mike brews in the episode here https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/juicy-session-ipa/ as well as the basic bits of kit you'll need here https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/product/mangrove-jacks-starter-brewery-kit/

    • 44 min
    45 - Sabro Homebrew Competition

    45 - Sabro Homebrew Competition

    In this episode Mike and Cal were invited to judge for the Reading Amateur Brewers homebrew competition that had one interesting brief, brewing a beer that accentuates Sabro hops. We recorded live on the judging night, chatting to the organisers of the event, the people who won third, second and third place about the beers they brewed as well as the other two judges about how they found the experience.


    If you're interested and are local to Reading, please check out Reading Amateur Brewers http://readingamateurbrewers.co.uk/ who have built a fantastic community in a relatively short space of time, and that we are particularly pleased to be a part of.


    Please note this was recorded a few weeks ago before the current lockdown was in place. For those who are bored self isolating or working from home, The Malt Miller (https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/) are a fantastic resource for homebrew ingredients and equipment and are currently stocking Sabor hops, so get involved!

    • 34 min
    44 - IPL

    44 - IPL

    Are you a big fan of hops, but love the refreshing ease of a lager? Why not have both? An India Pale Lager (or IPL) takes the subtle complexity of a lager and boosts those fruity hop notes with liberal additions of delicious hops.


    As usual we brew one ourselves, talk about the recipe before trying these commercial examples:


    Lost & Grounded - Running With Sceptres - http://lostandgrounded.co.uk/
    Siren Craft Brew - Santo - https://www.sirencraftbrew.com/
    Weird Beard - Kill Pils - http://www.weirdbeardbrewco.com/
    Camden - Show Off - https://www.camdentownbrewery.com/


    If you're interested in brewing this beer for yourself, you can find the recipe at https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/

    • 48 min
    43 - Table Beer

    43 - Table Beer

    Table Beer is a fantastically versatile beer. It’s the perfect beer to enjoy at the table with a meal, to have all day if you’re settling in for a long session, or maybe if you’re just warming up and want something to whet your whistle before taking the plunge in the deep end. Lower in abv, this style stays pale, crisp and refreshing whilst keeping a notable hop hit.


    We brew one ourselves and talk about our recipe before trying these other examples:


    Double-Barrelled - Elbow https://doublebarrelled.co.uk/


    Cloudwater - Light Lager https://cloudwaterbrew.co/


    FINAL GRAVITY
    We also try the Green Hop Pale Ale from episode 32 and the New Zealand Pilsner from episode 35. Find out what went right, what went wrong and what we learned by brewing.


    If you're interested in brewing the beer from this episode, you can buy the recipe kit from https://www.themaltmiller.co.uk/

    • 38 min
    42 - Fermentation Variation - Traditional Mead with Simon Claybourn

    42 - Fermentation Variation - Traditional Mead with Simon Claybourn

    If you have a hankering for something big, sweet and strong but subtle enough to give delicate floral flavours, then you might have the need for mead. In the second of our "Fermentation Variation" specials, Mike visits mead brewer Simon Claybourn who has not only brewed lots of mead in his time but also knows a lot about bees!


    We brew a mead, as well as trying one of Simon's older batches. We then also try:


    Highland Wineries - Moniack Mead http://www.highlandwineries.co.uk/


    Lime Bay Winery - Traditional Mead https://www.lymebaywinery.co.uk/

    • 35 min
    41 - London Porter

    41 - London Porter

    A tradition in that there London for hundreds of years Porter was designed to be dark, rich, and yet easy going. A good version will let you know you're drinking it without slowing you down.


    We brew one ourselves and talk about our recipe before trying these other examples:


    Mike's Old Homebrew - Smoked Porter
    Meantime - London Porter - https://www.meantimebrewing.com/
    Fuller's - London Porter - https://www.fullers.co.uk/


    FINAL GRAVITY
    We also try a bottle of the Kveik Helles brewed in episode 30. Find out what went right, what went wrong and what we learned by brewing.


    If you're interested in brewing this beer, yourself you can find the recipe for this beer at www.themaltmiller.co.uk




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