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Brülosophy - where they who drink beer will think beer! We drop a new episode every week focused on a specific topic important to homebrewers and professionals alike. In addition to discussing the history of the topic at hand, we go over the results of exBEERiments we've performed to provide a slightly more objective spin on things. Join us as we think beer!

Episode Date
Episode 053 | Using Dry Yeast In Brewing
00:57:33
Back in the early days of organized homebrewing, dry yeast was often all brewers had available to ferment with, usually found in a small pack taped to the bottom of the extract can lid. Often older and lacking in viability, dry yeast developed a fairly negative reputation. Thanks to advancements in technology and knowledge, the dry yeast of today is much higher in quality and used by many to produce delicious beer. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to talk about dry yeast and some exBEERiments they've done on the topic. | Relevant Articles | Sprinkled vs. Rehydrated Dry Yeast xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2014/09/15/sprinkled-vs-rehydrated-dry-yeast-exbeeriment-results/ Starter vs. Rehydrated Dry Yeast xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/12/05/yeast-pitch-rate-pt-6-starter-vs-rehydration-with-dry-yeast-exbeeriment-results/
Aug 14, 2018
Episode 052 | Boil Vigor
01:05:11
Boiling wort is viewed as one of the more important parts of the brewing process, responsible for driving off DMS and ensuring the proper OG is hit. In this episode, contributor Ray Found joins Marshall to discuss all that happens during the boil as well as some interesting exBEERiments they've performed on the topic.
Aug 07, 2018
Episode 051 | Jersey & Tim Do Portland *LIVE*
01:10:03
Live from the floor of Homebrew Con 2018 in Portland, OR, it's Jersey & Tim! The boys took over the mics for a couple hours to reviews beers made by some super rad homebrewers who, in addition to being very gracious, were equally as brave. Here's the list of beers Jersey & Tim reviewed in the order presented in the episode: 1. Warm Fermented Pilsner by Chris Harper 2. Strawberry Milkshake IPA by Sean Osborne 3. New England IPA by Kevin Callais 4. Sour Cherry Blonde Ale by Andy Carter 5. Lambic-style Ale by Brian Hall 6. Kölsch by Kevin Callais 7. Spiced Doppelbock by Cameron Piltz 8. Grodziskie by Jake Freshour 9. American Pale Ale by Jeremy Jalabert 10. Imperial Stout by Steven Ouzts & Zach Zanassi 11. Maibock by Patrick Smith 12. New England IPA by Thomas Hespeler 13. Chocolate Cherry Porter by Chris Harper 14. Oat Pale Ale by Kevin Callais
Jul 31, 2018
Episode 050 | Brü & A #5
01:11:59
It's episode 50, which means it's time for us to answer listener submitted questions. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to respond to questions about tangy off-flavors, going pro, shipping beer, and more!
Jul 24, 2018
Episode 049 | Short & Shoddy: Hoppy Pilsner
01:08:32
A relatively new spin on a classic styles, hoppy versions of Pilsner seems to gaining in popularity lately. In this episode, the first in our new style-focused series, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss Hoppy Pilsner in depth, going over traditional methods one might utilize to make such a beer then finishing off with some talk about our experience brewing one up using the significantly abbreviated approach we call Short & Shoddy. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ Short & Shoddy Hoppy Pilsner, aka Homebrew Conned: http://brulosophy.com/2016/06/23/short-shoddy-pt-3-homebrew-conned/
Jul 17, 2018
Episode 048 | Homebrew Con 2018 With Brülosophy & Friends
01:03:52
Homebrew Con 2018 is a wrap and it couldn't have been a more unique and fun time for Brülosophy. In this episode, Marshall and Malcolm sit down with booth partners Yakima Valley Hops, Mecca Grade Estate Malt, and Imperial Yeast to talk about the role each of them and the ingredients they sell play in brewing. Of course, it wouldn't be Homebrew Con if a couple surprise guests didn't pop in to have a word as well. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Links | YakimaValleyHops.com ImperialYeast.com MeccaGrade.com
Jul 10, 2018
Episode 047 | Mash Length
01:06:00
The conventional wisdom says to mash for a minimum of 60 minutes, though many extend this saccharification rest by up to double under the belief it has an impact on the finished character of their beer. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to discuss ideas behind where this "rule" came from as well as the results of some fascinating exBEERiments on the topics. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | 30 Minute vs. 60 Minute Mash Lenght xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2014/09/01/does-mash-length-matter-exbeeriment-results/ Overnight vs. 60 Minute Mash Length xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2018/01/08/mash-length-overnight-vs-60-minutes-exbeeriment-results/ 20 Minute vs. 60 Minute Mash Length xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2018/06/21/mash-length-60-minutes-vs-20-minutes-the-bru-club-xbmt-series/
Jul 02, 2018
Episode 046 | Maintaining Hop Freshness
01:00:08
Hops are made up of various compounds that serve to impart bitterness, aroma, and flavor to beer. With the growing popularity of IPA, hops have become a major focus of brewers, to the point it seems they get more attention than any other ingredient. In this episode, contributor Jason Cipriani joins Marshall to talk about this wonderful plant, specifically how certain conditions can affect the way they present themselves in beer. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Impact Of Age On Hops - Willamette: http://brulosophy.com/2015/09/28/the-impact-of-age-hops-exbeeriment-results/ Impact Of Age On Hops - Simcoe: http://brulosophy.com/2016/07/25/the-impact-of-age-on-hops-pt-2-simcoe-exbeeriment-results/ Hop Storage - Vacuum Sealed vs. Non-Purged Baggie: http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/17/hop-storage-vacuum-sealed-vs-non-purged-baggie-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 26, 2018
Episode 045 | Base Malts
01:01:32
Base malts make up the bulk of a beer's grist, creating a canvas upon which other flavors are painted. From Pilsner to Maris Otter, brewers have available to them various types of base malts that are said to impact unique characteristics. In this episode, Marshall sits down with contributor Matt Del Fiacco to discuss the history of malting, what makes different base malts unique, and of course the results of some fascinating exBEERiments. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Pale 2-Row vs. Pilsner Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2017/08/28/grain-comparison-pale-malt-2-row-vs-pilsner-malt-exbeeriment-results/ Maris Otter vs. Domestic Pale 2-Row Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/06/06/grain-comparison-pt-2-maris-otter-vs-domestic-us-2-row-exbeeriment-results/ Pale 2-Row vs. Pale 6-Row Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2018/04/09/grain-comparison-2-row-pale-malt-vs-6-row-pale-malt-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 19, 2018
Episode 044 | New England IPA: Water Chemistry
01:04:59
Whereas traditional IPA is known for being clear, crisp, and relatively sharply bitter, NEIPA is expected to be soft and creamy with low bitterness. There are a number unique process variables that go into crafting such a hazy juice-bomb, one of which is adjusting the brewing water to have a higher proportion of chloride to sulfate, opposite of what's common for clearer versions of IPA. In this episode, contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to chat about the impact water chemistry has on NEIPA and they discuss some fascinating exBEERiment results. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Sulfate to Chloride Ratio xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/10/03/water-chemistry-pt-6-sulfate-to-chloride-ratio-exbeeriment-results/ Messing With Minerals: http://brulosophy.com/2015/05/18/water-chemistry-pt-2-messing-with-minerals-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 12, 2018
Episode 043 | Beer Off-Flavors: Astringency
01:19:08
A commonly cited off-flavor in beer evaluation known for causing a puckering or even fuzzy sensation in the mouth is astringency. In this episode, contributor Ray Found sits down with Marshall to discuss posited causes of astringency in beer, methods brewers use to avoid this undesirable off-flavor, and the results of some exBEERiments on the subject. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Boiling Spent Grain xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/03/28/the-vorlauf-effect-pt-2-testing-the-extreme-exbeeriment-results/ Impact Of High Mash pH: http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/24/water-chemistry-pt-9-evaluating-the-impact-of-high-mash-ph-exbeeriment-results/ Astringency Off-Flavor xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2017/12/21/off-flavor-series-astringent-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 05, 2018
Episode 042 | State Of The Homebrew Industry with Love2brew's Ron Rivers
01:15:43
Not terribly long ago, thirsty folks looking to craft their own tasty beer at home were limited to the supplies they could find at the grocery store or perhaps pick up from a local brewery, if they were lucky enough to live near one. Nowadays, there are homebrew shops in nearly every town offering brewers fresh ingredients, the latest in brewing gear, and a rad place to commune with like-minded others. In this episode, Marshall sits down with Love2brew co-founder, Ron Rivers, to discuss a side of homebrewing that often goes unnoticed. We touch on Ron's experience building and running a successful shop, his thoughts on Big Beer's creep into homebrewing, and some ideas for brewers looking to ensure the hobby stays healthy. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | The Industry Speaks: http://brulosophy.com/2016/10/20/the-industry-speaks-a-homebrew-shop-owners-thoughts-on-the-acquisition-of-northern-brewer-by-ab-inbev/ Love2brew.com
May 29, 2018
Episode 041 | The Use Of Sugar In Brewing
01:03:39
The mash process involves steeping grains in hot water wherein the enzymatic conversion of starches to sugar occurs. The sugar produced during this process is called maltose and makes up the large proportion of fermentables in most beer. However, it's not the only sugar that can be used in brewing, in fact there certain styles that all but require different types of sugar. In this episode, Marshall is joined by contributor Matt Del Fiacco to discuss these alternative sugars, the way in which they're used, and of course the results of some exBEERiments. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Adding Sugar In A Single Dose vs. Staggered Doses During Fermentation: http://brulosophy.com/2016/01/25/sugar-during-fermentation-single-dose-vs-staggered-additions-exbeeriment-results/ Adding Sugar During The Boil vs. High Kräusen: http://brulosophy.com/2017/12/25/sugar-additions-boil-vs-high-krausen-exbeeriment-results/
May 22, 2018
Episode 040 | Brü & A #4
01:05:43
It's the 40th episode of The Brülosophy Podcast, which means it's time to field some listener questions. In this show, co-host Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to discuss everything from becoming a BJCP judge to methods for using wood in beer. If you have any questions you'd like us to address, email them to feedback@brulosophy.com and we'll add it to the list! This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha
May 15, 2018
Episode 039 | Wort Boil Length
01:00:54
Whether brewing with extract or all grain, one thing all brewers are told is that the wort must be boiled for a minimum of 60 minutes, during which hops impart bitterness while certain off-flavor causing compounds are driven off. In this episode, contributor Jason Cipriani joins Marshall to chat about the various reasons we boil and discuss the results of some exBEERiments that call convention into question. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Boil Length xBmt Pt. 1 - Pale Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2015/03/11/the-impact-of-boil-length-ale-exbeeriment-results/ Boil Length xBmt Pt. 2 - Pilsner Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2015/09/14/boil-length-pt-2-pilsner-malt-exbeeriment-results/ Boil Length xBmt Pt. 3 - 60 Minutes vs. 180 Minutes: http://brulosophy.com/2017/11/13/boil-length-pt-3-60-minutes-vs-180-minutes-exbeeriment-results/ Lab Data - DMS In 30 Minute Boil Beer: http://brulosophy.com/2015/10/08/update-lab-data-on-pils-malt-boil-length-exbeeriment/
May 08, 2018
Episode 038 | Dry Hopping New England IPA
01:06:35
When it comes to packing as much hop character into a New England IPA as possible, brewers have developed unique methods that are also believed to contribute to this style's characteristic hazy appearance. In this episode, Brülosophy's NEIPA guru, Brian Hall, joins Marshall to discuss these techniques, how they differ from conventional dry hopping methods, what they're purported to do, as well as some interesting exBEERiment results. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Biotransformation vs. Standard Dry Hop: http://brulosophy.com/2017/01/23/biotransformation-vs-standard-dry-hop-exbeeriment-results/ Dry Hop At Yeast Pitch vs. Standard Dry Hop: http://brulosophy.com/2017/06/12/dry-hop-at-yeast-pitch-vs-standard-dry-hop-in-neipa-exbeeriment-results/
May 01, 2018
Episode 037 | Quick Sour Beers w/ House Of Pendragon Brewing Co.
01:35:56
Sour beers have risen in popularity over the last few years with drinkers thirsting for their complex presentation of funky tartness. While making sour beer traditionally required upwards of a couple years, many brewers these days are relying on methods to hasten the souring process. In this episode, Marshall is joined by contributor Malcolm Frazer as well as the first in-studio guest, Sean Wood, to discuss techniques brewers can use to produce delicious sour beer quickly. Sean has been homebrewing for years, served as president of the local homebrew club for 2 years, and currently helps manage the sour and barrel program at House Of Prendragon Brewing Company. His beers are as great as his knowledge is deep! This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | The Impact of Open Fermentation On Kettle Sour Beer: http://brulosophy.com/2018/04/16/the-impact-of-open-fermentation-on-kettle-sour-beer-exbeeriment-results/ Boil Vs. No Boil Berliner Weisse: http://brulosophy.com/2016/11/14/boil-vs-no-boil-berliner-weisse-exbeeriment-results/ Berliner Weisse Soured With Grain: http://brulosophy.com/2015/08/13/berliner-weisse-soured-with-grain-it-finally-worked/ Oh, Baby, It's A Wild Wort: http://brulosophy.com/2014/07/10/oh-baby-its-a-wild-wort/
Apr 24, 2018
Episode 036 | Beer Carbonation Methods
01:12:34
While individual preferences vary when it comes to carbonation level, there's little argument that the sparkle and fizz in beer is important to producing a desirable product. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss the ins and outs of carbon dioxide including some conjecture on its history in beer, methods of carbonation, and the results of exBEERiments on the subject. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Force Carbonation vs. Keg Conditioning: http://brulosophy.com/2016/09/12/carbonation-methods-pt-1-force-carbonation-vs-keg-conditioning-exbeeriment-results/ Force Carbonation vs. Bottle Conditioning: http://brulosophy.com/2016/09/26/carbonation-methods-pt-2-force-carbonation-vs-bottle-conditioning-exbeeriment-results/ Force Carbonation vs. Spunding: http://brulosophy.com/2018/02/26/carbonation-methods-pt-3-force-carbonation-vs-spunding-exbeeriment-results/
Apr 17, 2018
Episode 035 | Gelatin Fining And Its Impact On Beer
01:18:30
Brewers seeking to produce the clearest beer possible have a number of options including both mechanical filtration and chemical fining agents. In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to discuss the popular method of fining with gelatin including its history of use in the brewing industry as well as exBEERiments looking into the impact it has on appearance, flavor, aroma, and mouthfeel. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Impact of Gelatin on Dry Hopped Pale Ale (aka The Gelatin Effect): http://brulosophy.com/2015/01/05/the-gelatin-effect-exbeeriment-results/ Impact of Gelatin on NEIPA: http://brulosophy.com/2016/06/20/the-gelatin-effect-pt-6-gelatin-vs-nothing-in-a-ne-style-pale-ale-exbeeriment-results/ Hydrated vs. Dry Gelatin: http://brulosophy.com/2015/12/28/the-gelatin-effect-pt-3-dry-vs-hydrated-exbeeriment-results/ Impact of High Amount of Gelatin: http://brulosophy.com/2016/04/25/the-gelatin-effect-pt-4-standard-vs-a-lot-exbeeriment-results/
Apr 10, 2018
Episode 034 | Kettle Finings In Brewing
01:01:03
Brewers have been seeking ways to produce the clearest beer possible for ages, coming up with some pretty odd methods along the way such as relying on dried fish bladder known as isinglass. Despite so many technological advancements, modern brewers continue to rely on arguably rudimentary finings including Irish moss, an algae, and it's more powerful cousin Whirlfloc. In this episode, contributor Jason Cipriani joins Marshall to discuss the history of kettle finings in brewing, how they work, and some exBEERiment results. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | The Irish Moss Effect xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2015/03/16/the-irish-moss-effect-exbeeriment-results/ The Whirlfloc Effect xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2017/03/27/the-whirlfloc-effect-exbeeriment-results/
Apr 03, 2018
Episode 033 | Brewing With Roasted Grains
01:09:08
Necessary for styles such as Brown Ale, Porter, and Stout, roasted grains impart flavors of coffee, chocolate, ash, and nuts. They can also be used to impart a brilliant red color styles like Irish Red Ale. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to give this arguably neglected ingredient the attention it deserves, discussing the various types of roasted grains as well as some exBEERiments they’ve done. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Full Mash vs. Capped At Vorlauf: http://brulosophy.com/2015/11/30/roasted-grains-full-mash-vs-capped-at-vorlauf-exbeeriment-results-2/ Cold Steeping vs. Full Mash: http://brulosophy.com/2017/12/04/roasted-grains-pt-4-cold-steeping-vs-full-mash-exbeeriment-results/ Roasted Barley vs. Black (Patent) Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/05/30/roasted-grains-pt-2-roasted-barley-vs-black-patent-malt-exbeeriment-results/ Carafa Special II vs. Chocolate Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2017/08/07/roasted-grains-pt-3-carafa-special-ii-vs-chocolate-malt-exbeeriment-results/
Mar 26, 2018
Episode 032 | Brew In A Bag
01:03:50
Not too long ago, homebrewers interested in all grain brewing were often advised to build a cumbersome setup consisting of 3 separate vessels, all serving a very specific purpose. Making the jump to all grain essentially meant dedicating a good portion of one's garage to a brewery, which was a barrier for many. Then along came some clever Australians with an idea that made all grain brewing nearly as easy as brewing with extract-- Brew In A Bag! In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to chat about this simple approach to making beer that has become one of the most popular methods since its inception. We'll also be going over some interesting results from exBEERiments we've performed. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | The Impact Squeezing Has On Beer Character: http://brulosophy.com/2017/05/22/brew-in-a-bag-the-impact-squeezing-the-bag-has-on-beer-character-exbeeriment-results/ Brew In A Bag vs. No Sparge In A MLT: http://brulosophy.com/2018/03/05/mash-methods-brew-in-a-bag-biab-vs-no-sparge-exbeeriment-results/
Mar 19, 2018
Episode 031 | Impact Of Wort Aeration
00:56:21
It's often said that yeast require oxygen for the purposes of propagation, which serves to increase cell counts such that fermentation is strong and healthy. In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to discuss both the thinking behind wort aeration as well as some results from exBEERiments they've performed on the subject. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Shaken vs. Nothing: http://brulosophy.com/2015/05/25/wort-aeration-pt-1-shaken-vs-nothing-exbeeriment-results/ Shaken vs. Pure Oxygen: http://brulosophy.com/2015/07/13/wort-aeration-pt-2-shaken-vs-pure-oxygen-exbeeriment-results/ Nothing vs. Pure Oxygen: http://brulosophy.com/2015/10/19/wort-aeration-pt-3-nothing-vs-pure-oxygen-exbeeriment-results/
Mar 12, 2018
Episode 030 | Brülosophy Yeast Blend With Bootleg Biology
01:28:17
As much as we here at Brülosophy love the funkier side of beer, most of what we brew demands cleaner styles so that the impact of whatever variable we're testing shines through. Thankfully, some of the best beers out there tend toward a cleaner flavor profile, from German Pilsner to Hazy IPA. With so many yeast strains out there, it can sometimes be difficult to choose one, and we thought it'd be cool to have a single option that works great in a variety of styles. On this episode, the dudes from Bootleg Biology join Marshall to discuss the new Brülosophy Blend yeast recently released as well as a bunch of data from blind taster evaluations of various beer styles made with the blend. Order your pack of the Brülosophy Blend before March 11, 2018 here: http://bootlegbiology.com/product/brulosophy-blend/ This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha
Mar 06, 2018
Episode 029 | Brü & A #3
01:04:59
And we're back with our third Brü & A episode! Brülosophy contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to answer a bunch of questions submitted by listeners on a variety of topics. If you have a question you'd like answered on a future Brü & A episode, email them to FEEDBACK@BRULOSOPHY.COM This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha
Feb 27, 2018
Episode 028 | Brewing With Extract
01:05:59
The most common way homebrewers get their start is by using extract, which comes in various forms. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to talk about this oft neglected ingredient including how both liquid and dry versions are produced, alternative uses for malt extract, and of course the results of some exBEERiments they've performed on the subject. This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at brulosophy.com/aha | Relevant Articles | Extract vs. All Grain - Pt. 1: Maris Otter: http://brulosophy.com/2014/07/21/extract-vs-all-grain-exbeeriment-results/ Extract vs. All Grain - Pt. 2: Comparing Recipe Kits: http://brulosophy.com/2016/01/04/extract-vs-all-grain-pt-2-comparing-recipe-kits-exbeeriment-results/ The Impact of Age on Liquid Malt Extract: http://brulosophy.com/2017/11/27/the-impact-of-age-on-liquid-malt-extract-exbeeriment-results/
Feb 20, 2018
Episode 027 | All About Yeast With Imperial Yeast
01:06:09
It's often said that brewers make wort and yeast make beer. The microorganism responsible for converting the sugars in wort into alcohol and carbon dioxide, as well as contributing a multitude of aromatic and flavor compounds, yeast is perhaps the most important ingredient in brewing. In this episode, Marshall sits down with Owen Lingley and Jess Claudill from Imperial Yeast to discuss this incredible bugger as well as their thoughts on xBmts covering certain yeast related variables. Check out everything Imperial Yeast has to offer at ImperialYeast.com This and every episode of The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly brought to you by The American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today at http://brulosophy.com/aha
Feb 13, 2018
Episode 026 | Brewing With Crystal Malt
00:57:35
Used to add both character and color, crystal malt is a staple for numerous beer styles, contributing a range of flavors from light and sweet to rich and fruity. In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco sits down with Marshall to discuss this tasty brewing ingredient including a couple exBEERiments they've done on the topic! The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | UK Crystal vs. US Caramel Malt: http://brulosophy.com/2017/01/16/grain-comparison-uk-crystal-vs-us-caramel-malt-exbeeriment-results/ Crystal 60L vs. Crystal 100L/20L Blend: http://brulosophy.com/2017/09/18/grain-comparison-crystal-60-vs-crystal-10020-blend-to-achieve-the-same-srm-exbeeriment-results/
Feb 06, 2018
Episode 025 | Yeast Starters & Pitch Rate
01:07:53
Ask any brewer what process change was responsible for the biggest improvement in their beer and making yeast starters will likely top the list. In this episode, contributor Jake Huolihan chats with Marshall about yeast starters, the purported importance of pitch rate, and the results of some exBEERiments on the subject. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Direct Pitch vs. Yeast Starter In A Moderate OG Ale: http://brulosophy.com/2015/04/20/yeast-pitch-rate-single-vial-vs-yeast-starter-exbeeriment-results/ Underpitch vs. Overpitch In A Lager: http://brulosophy.com/2016/11/07/yeast-pitch-rate-pt-5-underpitch-vs-overpitch-in-a-lager-exbeeriment-results/ Direct Pitch vs. Yeast Starter In A High OG Ale: http://brulosophy.com/2017/10/16/yeast-pitch-rate-pt-7-straight-pitch-vs-yeast-starter-in-high-og-wort-exbeeriment-results/
Jan 30, 2018
Episode 024 | The Impact of Post-Fermentation Oxidation
01:04:57
Purported as being responsible for beer staling and reduced shelf-life, oxidation that occurs once fermentation is complete, typically during packaging, can be difficult to avoid and is the bane of many a brewer's existence. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss post-fermentation oxidation, ways it can be avoided, and some exBEERiments they've performed on this oft discussed brewing variable. The Brülosophy Podcast is proud to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Normal vs. High Oxidation At Kegging: http://brulosophy.com/2016/12/19/post-fermentation-oxidation-pt-1-normal-vs-high-oxidation-exbeeriment-results/ Normal vs. High Oxidation At Kegging - Impact of Age & Storage Temp: http://brulosophy.com/2017/06/19/post-fermentation-oxidation-pt-2-evaluating-the-impact-of-age-and-storage-temperature-exbeeriment-results/ Flushing With CO2 vs. Direct Filling When Bottling From Kegs: http://brulosophy.com/2017/06/05/flushing-with-co2-vs-direct-filling-when-bottling-beer-from-kegs-exbeeriment-results/
Jan 23, 2018
Episode 023 | New England IPA: Grains
01:09:49
New England IPA is a style known as much for its fruity, juicy aromas and flavors as it is for its characteristic haze. There exist a number of factors brewers believe contribute to this hazy appearance, one of which is the typically higher percentage of non-barley grain in the grist. In this episode, long-time NEIPA brewer and Brülosophy contributor Brian Hall joins Marshall to discuss the grains used in this popular style of beer as well as some exBEERiments they've performed on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | The Impact of Flaked Oats on NEIPA: http://brulosophy.com/2016/11/21/the-impact-of-flaked-oats-on-new-england-ipa-exbeeriment-results/ Flaked Oats vs. Wheat Malt in NEIPA: http://brulosophy.com/2017/10/30/flaked-oats-vs-wheat-malt-in-a-new-england-ipa-exbeeriment-results/ Flaked Oats vs. Oat Milk in NEIPA: http://brulosophy.com/2017/10/09/flaked-oats-vs-oat-milk-in-new-england-ipa-exbeeriment-results/
Jan 16, 2018
Episode 022 | The Impact of Bagging Hops
00:51:18
Whether or not to bag hops during the boil and dry hop steps is an issue every brewer considers and is often based on their particular approach. In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Jason Cipriani sits down with Marshall to go over the purported pros and cons of bagging hops as well as discuss the results of some interesting exBEERiments on the topic. The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: http://brulosophy.com/aha/ | Relevant Articles | Loose vs. Bagged Kettle Hops: http://brulosophy.com/2016/03/21/kettle-hops-loose-vs-bagged-exbeeriment-results/ Loose vs. Bagged Dry Hops: http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/03/loose-vs-bagged-dry-hops-exbeeriment-results/
Jan 09, 2018
Episode 021 | Looking Back & Looking Forward
01:12:10
Happy New Year! In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to reminisce about all that went down in 2017 as well as talk about some of the rad stuff coming up for 2018 including weekly podcast episodes. Thanks to all or our listeners, readers, and sponsors for all of the support over the last year, we look forward to everything that's to come in the future! The Brülosophy Podcast is proudly to be partnered with the American Homebrewers Association. Become a member today: http://brulosophy.com/aha/
Jan 02, 2018
Episode 020 | Brü & A #2
01:14:29
For our 20th episode and the last one in 2017, Malcolm joins Marshall to answer a bunch of listener questions covering a wide spectrum of topics, from volume prediction issues to vegetarian approaches to cleaning beer quickly. Don't forget to send your Brü & A questions to feedback@brulosophy.com and we'll be sure to answer it in a future show!
Dec 19, 2017
Episode 019 | Water Chemistry: Minerals
01:06:10
Viewed by some as a complicated step that yields marginal results, manipulating the mineral composition of brewing water is believed by others to be the only way to dial in the exact character one desires. In this episode, contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss the various minerals (or salts) used by brewers, their purported impact on beer, the results of multiple exBEERiments, and their thoughts on the subject. | Relevant Articles | Mash Manipulation: http://brulosophy.com/2015/04/06/water-chemistry-pt-1-mash-manipulation-exbeeriment-results/ Messing With Minerals: http://brulosophy.com/2015/05/18/water-chemistry-pt-2-messing-with-minerals-exbeeriment-results/ Post-Fermentation Mineral Adjustment: http://brulosophy.com/2015/12/14/water-chemistry-pt-3-post-fermentation-mineral-adjustments-exbeeriment-results/ Sulfate to Chloride Ratio: http://brulosophy.com/2016/10/03/water-chemistry-pt-6-sulfate-to-chloride-ratio-exbeeriment-results/ The Impact of Mineral Load: http://brulosophy.com/2017/05/01/water-chemistry-pt-8-the-impact-of-mineral-load-when-ratio-is-the-same-exbeeriment-results/
Dec 05, 2017
Episode 018 | No Chill Method
00:52:00
Popularized by clever Australian homebrewers seeking a way to make beer while conserving water, the no chill method relies simply on time and ambient temperatures to chill wort after the boil. In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to talk about the history of the no chill method as well as their experiences and exBEERiment results! | Relevant Articles | A Year Of No Chill: http://brulosophy.com/2015/02/09/a-year-of-no-chill-lessons-from-a-secret-xbmt/ No Chill vs. Quick Chill exBEERiment: http://brulosophy.com/2015/11/09/cooling-the-wort-pt-1-no-chill-vs-quick-chill-exbeeriment-results/
Nov 21, 2017
Episode 017 | The Carapils Effect
00:56:10
Carapils is said to improve head retention, body, and mouthfeel of beer by adding non-fermentable dextrines to the wort. In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Ray Found joins Marshall to discuss how this interesting and widely use malt works, their experiences using it, and of course the results of an exBEERiment comparing beers made with and without Carapils. | Relevant Articles | The Impact of Carapils on Various Beer Characteristics: http://brulosophy.com/2016/11/28/dextrine-malt-pt-1-the-impact-of-carapils-on-various-beer-characteristics-exbeeriment-results/
Nov 07, 2017
Episode 016 | The First Wort Hop Effect
00:50:38
First wort hopping is a method many claim imparts a smoother bitterness and allows unique aromatic characteristics to come through in the finished beer. In this episode, contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to talk about the history of first wort hopping as well as past research and results from a couple Brülosophy exBEERiments on the topic. | Relevant Articles | The First Wort Hop Effect Pt.1: http://brulosophy.com/2015/07/06/the-first-wort-hop-effect-exbeeriment-results/ The First Wort Hop Effect Pt. 2: http://brulosophy.com/2017/09/25/the-first-wort-hop-effect-pt-2-first-wort-hop-vs-60-minute-addition-exbeeriment-results/
Oct 24, 2017
Episode 015 | Lager Fermentation Temperature
00:57:02
It’s well known that proper lagers require cooler fermentation temperatures than ales in order to produce the clean and crisp characteristics they’re known for. Of course, this knowledge is rooted in a long history of brewing, which got us wondering—what really happens if a lager is fermented at ale temperatures? In this episode, Brülosophy contributor Matt Del Fiacco joins Marshall to chat about the history of lager beer brewing, common beliefs about the importance of fermentation temperature, and of course, results from various xBmts on the topic! | Relevant Articles | Ferm Temp xBmt - WLP800 Pilsner Lager Yeast: http://brulosophy.com/2015/06/22/fermentation-temperature-pt-3-lager-yeast-exbeeriment-results/ Ferm Temp xBmt - Saflager W-34/70: http://brulosophy.com/2016/02/08/fermentation-temperature-pt-4-lager-yeast-saflager-3470-exbeeriment-results/ Ferm Temp xBmt - Saflager W-34/70 (extreme): http://brulosophy.com/2016/04/18/fermentation-temperature-pt-5-lager-yeast-saflager-3470-exbeeriment-results/ Ferm Temp xBmt - Wyeast 2124 Bohemian Lager Yeast: http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/10/fermentation-temperature-pt-8-lager-yeast-wyeast-2124-bohemian-lager/ Ferm Temp xBmt - WLP940 Mexican Lager Yeast: http://brulosophy.com/2017/09/04/fermentation-temperature-pt-10-wlp940-mexican-lager-yeast-exbeeriment-results/
Oct 10, 2017
Episode 014 | Pumpkin Beer!
00:53:33
An entire episode dedicated to the beer everyone loves to hate-- Pumpkin Beer! Contributor Malcolm Frazer shares the interesting history of this pariah of styles before he and Marshall discuss the results of an interesting exBEERiment comparing a beer made with actual pumpkin to one made with only spices. | Relevant Links | Pumpkin Beer xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2015/10/05/its-the-great-pumpkin-xbmt-pt-1-does-pumpkin-make-a-difference-exbeeriment-results/
Sep 26, 2017
Episode 013 | The Impact of Grain Crush
00:59:38
In this episode, Marshall and Jake take the seemingly boring topic of grain crush and do their best to talk about it in a way that makes it interesting. Personal experiences, conventional perspectives, and results from a couple exBEERiments are all addressed. | Relevant Articles | Grain Crush xBmt Pt. 1: http://brulosophy.com/2015/11/23/mind-the-gap-course-vs-fine-crush-exbeeriment-results/ Grain Crush xBmt Pt. 2: http://brulosophy.com/2017/01/09/mind-the-gap-pt-2-the-impact-of-grain-crush-size-on-a-moderate-og-ale-exbeeriment-results/
Sep 12, 2017
Episode 012 | Harvesting Hops With Hopsteiner
01:06:51
The 2017 hop harvest is quickly approaching so Marshall sits down with Doug Wilson from Hopsteiner to chat about all that’s involved in developing, growing, and harvesting hops! | Relevant Links | http://hopsteiner.com
Aug 29, 2017
Episode 011 | The Impact of Mash pH
00:51:50
Mash pH is said to have an impact on conversion of starch to sugar as well as character of the finished beer. In this episode, Malcolm and Marshall go over the conventional thinking about mash pH then chat about the exBEERiments they've performed to test it out. | Relevant Articles | Impact of Low Mash pH: http://brulosophy.com/2017/01/30/water-chemistry-pt-7-evaluating-the-impact-of-low-mash-ph-exbeeriment-results/ Impact of High Mash pH: http://brulosophy.com/2017/07/24/water-chemistry-pt-9-evaluating-the-impact-of-high-mash-ph-exbeeriment-results/ Boil pH xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/08/08/water-chemistry-pt-5-boil-ph-in-an-ipa-exbeeriment-results/
Aug 15, 2017
Episode 010 | Dry Hop Quantity exBEERiment
00:58:02
Join Marshall and Ray as they chat about how the amount of hops used during the dry hop impacts beer! In addition to sharing their personal experiences, they'll discuss the exBEERiment results and how they influenced their current approaches to dry hopping. Get a 1 Year subscription to Brew Your Own magazine for only $14.99 by using the link on this page: http://brulosophy.com/BYO | Relevant Articles | http://brulosophy.com/2015/09/21/dry-hop-quantity-a-little-vs-a-lot-exbeeriment-results/
Aug 01, 2017
Episode 009 | Brü & A #1
01:07:23
In this episode, Marshall and Ray answer your questions! From how we feel about certain exBEERiments to what our thoughts are on all-in-one brewing systems, no question goes unanswered. If you have questions you'd like us to answer for future Brü & A episodes, don't hesitate to email Marshall directly (marshall@brulosophy.com) or ask it in any of the forums we regularly frequent. | Relevant Links | http://facebook.com/brulosophy http://instagram.com/brulosophy http://twitter.com/brulosopher
Jul 18, 2017
Episode 008 | Hop Timing Experiment with Basic Brewing Radio
01:02:48
The tables get turned when the Brülosophy crew gets experimented on by the guys from Basic Brewing Radio at Homebrew Con 2017! James and Steve present 3 beers hopped at different times to the crew then ask them to try to guess which beer was hopped at what time. In addition to this fascinating experiment, the idiots from JaDeD Brewing share some history of their business and the folks behind a new hop farm in the Midwest join us to talk about what they're up to! | Relevant Links | http://basicbrewing.com http://growlerfarms.com
Jul 04, 2017
Episode 007 | Packaging & Carbonation
00:54:27
The final step in brewing beer involves getting it into either a bottle or keg then dialing in the proper amount of carbonation. In this episode, Jake and Marshall go over the various methods for packaging and carbonating beer, discussing data from exBEERiments they've performed and sharing tips they've learned along the way! | Relevant Articles | Sparkle & Fizz: Carbonation Methods -http://brulosophy.com/2016/05/12/sparkle-fizz-methods-for-carbonation/ Force Carbonation vs. Keg Conditioning xBmt - http://brulosophy.com/2016/09/12/carbonation-methods-pt-1-force-carbonation-vs-keg-conditioning-exbeeriment-results/ Force Carbonation vs. Bottle Conditioning xBmt - http://brulosophy.com/2016/09/26/carbonation-methods-pt-2-force-carbonation-vs-bottle-conditioning-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 20, 2017
Episode 006 | Secondary Fermentor exBEERiment
00:50:21
Transferring fermented beer from a primary fermentor to a secondary vessel was at one time deemed necessary by homebrewers for clarification and to reduce the risk of off-flavors. In this episode, Jake and Marshall discuss this seemingly waning method as well as an exBEERiment with interesting results! | Relevant articles | Primary-only vs. Transfer to Secondary: http://brulosophy.com/2014/08/12/primary-only-vs-transfer-to-secondary-exbeeriment-results/
Jun 06, 2017
Podcast Update, Online Store, New Merch, & Prefunk Developments
00:10:41
The purpose of this episode is simple-- we thank everyone who has helped to make the podcast possible, announce the opening of the Brülosophy online store, and discuss some of the new developments regarding the upcoming Chop & Brü Prefunk Party happening the night before Homebrew Con 2017! Brülosophy Store: http://brulosophy.com/store Chop & Brü Prefunk Info: http://brulosophy.com/prefunk2017
May 23, 2017
Episode 005 | Does Mash Temperature Matter?
01:00:35
Mash temperature is said to play a big role in the character of beer, determining not only how dry or sweet it ends up, but the amount of alcohol it contains. In this episode, contributor Ray Found and Marshall chat about mash temperature, the exBEERiments they’ve done on the variable, and how those results have shaped their current perspectives. Mash Temperature xBmt #1: http://brulosophy.com/2015/10/12/the-mash-high-vs-low-temperature-exbeeriment-results/ Mash Temperature xBmt #2: http://brulosophy.com/2016/08/22/the-mash-pt-2-testing-a-less-extreme-temperature-variance-exbeeriment-results/
May 16, 2017
Episode 004 | Does Fermentation Vessel Matter?
00:53:11
In this episode, Marshall and Jake chat about one of the more surprising exBEERiment variables they've tested-- the type of vessel beer is fermented in. From standard plastic buckets to glass carboys and stainless fermentors, brewers these days have many options to choose from, most presuming it doesn't have a noticeable impact on the quality of the beer. Does it? Listen to find out! Relevant links: PET Carboy vs. Plastic Bucket: http://brulosophy.com/2014/10/14/the-impact-of-fermentation-vessel-exbeeriment-results/ PET vs. Glass Carboy: http://brulosophy.com/2016/05/16/fermentor-type-pt-2-plastic-pet-vs-glass-carboy-exbeeriment-results/ Glass Carboy vs. Stainless Steel: http://brulosophy.com/2016/07/11/fermentation-vessel-pt-3-stainless-steel-vs-glass-carboy-exbeeriment-results/ Corny Keg vs. Glass Carboy: http://brulosophy.com/2017/02/13/fermentation-vessel-pt-4-corny-keg-vs-glass-carboy-exbeeriment-results/
May 03, 2017
Announcement: Chop & Brü Prefunk Party 2017
00:09:43
Brülosophy is teaming up with Chop & Brew to bring you the raddest party around for those who show up to Homebrew Con a day early-- the Chop & Brü Prefunk Party! Listen up for more details about this event that's going to include a raffle for incredible prizes, a special beer available only at the party, karaoke, and of course a great time! Read more about the Chop & Brü Prefunk here: http://brulosophy.com/prefunk2017 Buy your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/chop-bru-prefunk-party-at-insight-brewing-tickets-33972711294
Apr 25, 2017
Episode 003 | Brewing With Kiwis (Not The Fruit)
01:12:18
In this episode, Marshall interviews some New Zealand based companies doing great things for brewing and especially homebrewers. A couple guys from Grainfather chat about recent updates to their all-in-one brewing system as well as innovative new products they plan to release soon. Gabi Michael, co-owner of New Zealand's family-owned Gladfield Malt, discusses the great things they're doing with our favorite grains. Finally, the guys responsible for organizing the New Zealand Homebrewers Conference tell us about the logistics of organizing such an event in addition to the unique competition and judging format they developed called BrewMania. Relevant links: Grainfather.com GladfieldMalt.co.nz NZHC.nz
Apr 20, 2017
Episode 002 | No Sparge Brewing
00:56:16
Contributor Jake Huolihan joins Marshall to chat about a method that allows brewers to cut both time and complexity out of their brew day by skipping the sparge step. Commonly referred to as no sparge brewing, this method involves mashing with the full volume of brewing liquor, meaning a much higher liquor-to-grist ratio, which some believe can produce wort with varying differences in quality compared to traditionally sparged beers. We address these concerns and discuss an exBEERiment Jake performed on no sparge brewing as well as our experiences using the method ourselves. No Sparge vs. Batch Sparge xBmt: http://brulosophy.com/2016/08/29/mash-methods-pt-2-batch-sparge-vs-no-sparge-exbeeriment-results/ No Sparge Brewing How-To & BeerSmith Tutorial: http://brulosophy.com/2014/08/27/no-sparge-brewing-with-a-beersmith-tutorial/
Apr 06, 2017
Episode 001 | Kettle Trub
00:49:34
For the first episode of The Brülosophy Podcast, we focus on the topic that started it all— the impact a high amount of kettle trub in the fermentor has on beer! Brülosophy contributor Malcolm Frazer joins Marshall to discuss two exBEERiments investigating kettle trub and how the results have impacted their own brewing methods. Kettle Trub xBmt #1: http://brulosophy.com/2014/06/02/the-great-trub-exbeeriment-results-are-in/ Kettle Trub xBmt #2: http://brulosophy.com/2015/03/22/the-impact-of-kettle-trub-part-2-exbeeriment-results/ Gajamagic: https://soundcloud.com/gajamagic
Mar 16, 2017
Episode 000 | The Brülosophy Podcast Is Coming!
00:03:35
We're excited to announce The Brülosophy Podcast! In this very brief episode, we go over our plans for the podcast and what you might expect to hear in the future.
Feb 19, 2017