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Welcome to The Brü Lab where Brülosophy's Cade Jobe takes you into the lab with brewing scientists to discuss research they've completed on our favorite beverage!

The Brü Lab Brülosophy

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    • 4.7 • 77 Ratings

Welcome to The Brü Lab where Brülosophy's Cade Jobe takes you into the lab with brewing scientists to discuss research they've completed on our favorite beverage!

    Episode 073 | Genetics Of Hop Creep w/ Dr. Matt Cottrell

    Episode 073 | Genetics Of Hop Creep w/ Dr. Matt Cottrell

    This week, Cade welcomes Dr. Matt Cottrell, microbiologist and Quality Manager at Heavy Seas Beer, to the lab to discuss his work that led to the discovery of 15 genes in hops that could be responsible for hop creep.
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
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    A Search for Diastatic Enzymes Endogenous to Humulus lupulus and Produced by Microbes Associated with Pellet Hops Driving “Hop Creep” of Dry Hopped Beer

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 072 | Discovery Of New Hop Bittering Acids w/ Dr. John Paul Maye

    Episode 072 | Discovery Of New Hop Bittering Acids w/ Dr. John Paul Maye

    Dr. John Paul Maye, Technical Director at Hopsteiner, joins Cade in the lab to talk about the work he's done that led to the discovery of a new hop bittering acid.
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
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    Discovery of Acetohumulone and Acetolupulone a New Hop Alpha Acid and Beta Acid

    • 1 hr
    Episode 071 | Challenging Pasteurization Assumptions w/ Dr. Grzegorz Rachon

    Episode 071 | Challenging Pasteurization Assumptions w/ Dr. Grzegorz Rachon

    This week, Dr. Grzegorz Rachon joins Cade in the lab to talk about the he has done on beer pasteurization, which challenges come assumptions. 
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
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    Challenging the assumptions around the pasteurisation requirements of beer spoilage bacteria

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 070 | Applying The Science: Malted Barley w/ Jordan Folks

    Episode 070 | Applying The Science: Malted Barley w/ Jordan Folks

    This week, award winning brewing, Jordan Folks, joins Cade in the lab to discuss information gleaned from past episodes on malted barley.
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Episode 069 | Breeding Hops For A Warmer and Drier World w/ Dr. Renee Eriksen

    Episode 069 | Breeding Hops For A Warmer and Drier World w/ Dr. Renee Eriksen

    Dr. Renee Eriksen, Crop Improvement and Protection Research Physiologist at the USDA, joins Cade to talk about her work looking at how hops respond to extreme temperatures and lower water availability. 
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.
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    Hop Cultivars for a Warmer and Drier World

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Episode 068 | Developing A Sensory Lexicon For Hops w/ Jeff Dailey

    Episode 068 | Developing A Sensory Lexicon For Hops w/ Jeff Dailey

    Jeff Dailey, Associate Sensory Scientist at John I. Haas, joins Cade in the lab this week to chat about the words we use to describe hop character. 
    The Brü Lab is brought to you by Imperial Yeast who provide brewers with the most viable and fresh yeast on the market. Learn more about what Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com today.

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

jeff clause ,

Great addition to brulosophy

This is a great podcast to listen to in addition to the brulosophy podcast. While brulosophy strikes a great balance between education and entertainment, the bru lab really allows you to learn the science behind brewing. Some episodes can be pretty dense with information for someone without a background in science, but keep listening and this podcast will help you understand the science (rather than just memorizing steps) behind brewing that you can apply to make better beer.

wakeele ,

Disappointed I Didn’t Find This Sooner!

Being a nerdy pro brewer with a science background, this is the kind of brewing podcast I’ve needed for years—just sad I’m just now finding out about this one.

I had listened to the original Brülosphy podcast, but found some of the info discussed and the results to be a bit misleading or totally incorrect from a professional brewing perspective. Maybe they have gotten better, but it’s been a a number of years and dumped it once the MBAA started doing their podcast. There are only so many podcasts one can practically listen each week. But this one they have redeemed themselves, and will be a weekly listen for me for sure!

CaBlueHornet ,

Going Deep

If you like the deep science of brewing, this is the one for you

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