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Each week, thousands of brewers download The Master Brewers Podcast to hear interviews with the industry's best & brightest in brewing science, technology, and operations. The show is known for featuring technical deep dives, a bit of brewing history, cutting edge research, hard lessons learned, important industry contributors, and no fluff. If you make beer for a living, this show is for you.



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Each week, thousands of brewers download The Master Brewers Podcast to hear interviews with the industry's best & brightest in brewing science, technology, and operations. The show is known for featuring technical deep dives, a bit of brewing history, cutting edge research, hard lessons learned, important industry contributors, and no fluff. If you make beer for a living, this show is for you.



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    Episode 079: Brewhouse Efficiency for the Small Brewer

    Episode 079: Brewhouse Efficiency for the Small Brewer

    How a simple case study conducted at 35 Rock Bottom breweries more than 10 years ago can inform your process to increase brewhouse efficiency and make better beer.
    Special Guest: Van Havig.
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    Improving Brewhouse Efficiency for Small Brewers — 2016 District Northern California PresentationVan's spreadsheet — The MashUpcoming Events - Master Brewers Calendar2021 Master Brewers Conference — Oct 28-30 | Hilton ClevelandJoin Master Brewers — Use promo code BEER2021 to save 20% on dues

    • 42 min
    Episode 202: The Omission Story + New Gluten-Free/Reduced Regs

    Episode 202: The Omission Story + New Gluten-Free/Reduced Regs

    The father of the gluten-removed beer category joins us to discuss recently updated federal regulations that may affect your gluten-free or gluten-reduced claims. That's the first part of today's show. After the break, stay tuned to hear the story of how the first commercial gluten-removed barley brew came to life.
    Special Guest: Joe Casey.
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    Recent FDA and TTB Rulings Governing the Gluten Label Claims of Fermented Beverages — 2020 District Northwest PresentationUpcoming Events - Master Brewers Calendar2021 Master Brewers Conference — Oct 28-30 | Hilton ClevelandJoin Master Brewers — Use promo code BEER2021 to save 20% on dues

    • 49 min
    Episode 201: Wort Separation

    Episode 201: Wort Separation

    Perhaps the most practical guide to wort separation on planet earth.
    Special Guest: Travis Audet.
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    Influence of precipitation of malt proteins in lautering. — MBAA TQ 1985Lautering - back to basics. — MBAA TQ 1993Factors and New Approaches for Optimizing Lautering Operations — District Eastern Canada presentationImproving Brewhouse Efficiency by Adjusting Mash Thickness and Lauter and Sparge Volumes — Master Brewers Podcast Episode 044Upcoming Events - Master Brewers Calendar2021 Master Brewers Conference — Oct 28-30 | Hilton ClevelandJoin Master Brewers — Use promo code BEER2021 to save 20% on dues

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 200: Reconsidering the Congress Mash

    Episode 200: Reconsidering the Congress Mash

    Should the numbers on your malt COA be produced from a mash that's more similar to your brewery mashes? Did you know that's already happening when you buy UK malt? Listen up, then join the conversation.
    Special Guests: Glen Fox and Mary-Jane Maurice.
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    • 49 min
    Episode 053: Improved Flavor via Trub Removal at Dogfish

    Episode 053: Improved Flavor via Trub Removal at Dogfish

    In today's competitive craft beer market, if you're standing still, you're dead. Continual improvement is a required survival skill. This episode tells the story of how Dogfish Head Craft Brewery went about reducing perceived mercaptan via fermentor trub removal. Read more at MBAA.com
    Special Guest: Joe Spearot.
    Sponsored By:
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    • 29 min
    Episode 199: The Yeast Hunter

    Episode 199: The Yeast Hunter

    Remember learning about Kveik back on episode 102? This time, we catch up with the man who tracked down these yeasts and reinvigorated a traditional farmhouse brewing culture that nearly died out. You'll also hear about a time when it was illegal NOT to brew Christmas beer.
    Special Guest: Lars Marius Garshol.
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    The F​armhouse Yeast Registry — 2020 MBAA TQKveik — Master Brewers Podcast Episode 102Historical Brewing Techniques - The Forgotten Art of Farmhouse Brewing — by Lars Marius Garshol (Save 15% until Jan 31st 2021 by using the promo code mentioned in this episode)LarsblogUpcoming Events - Master Brewers Calendar2021 Master Brewers Conference — Oct 28-30 | Hilton ClevelandJoin Master Brewers — Use promo code BEER2021 to save 20% on dues

    • 39 min

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212 Ratings

212 Ratings

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The best beer education out there

I love attending CBC and watching BA, ASBC and MB webcast seminars, but IMHO, this is the most educational 30 - 40 minute investment a pro brewer can make. Episode after episode is packed with valuable information.

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