There is so much to listen to or watch. Some of the past shows have visuals during the talk and content keeps getting added. To listen to any of these shows go to the podcast page. If you want to watch the recorded version, head over to our Facebook page or YouTube channel.
The show that kicked it off for us. A travel back in history before prohibition to learn about the old Saint Louis Lemp Brewery and the tragic tale of the family. Troy Taylor guides us through the beginnings to the end of the Lemp Brewery. If you want to hear more from Troy Taylor from his own podcast (six part series on just the Lemp Family on season 2) or pick up any of his writings, go to his website American Hauntings.
Bill McFarland from Omega Yeast joined us to talk about Omega's Propper Seltzer yeast nutrient for making hard seltzer. Plus practices to harvest and handle yeast as well as discussions on some of the newer yeast strains released from Omega.
For more information on Omega yeast head over to their website.
Editor in chief for Zymurgy Dave Carpenter joined us from the American Homebrewers Association to fill us in on the new changes to the National Homebrew Competition and Big Brew Day 2021. We also went over roasting your own coffee at home and making beer with it.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a member or the American Homebrewers Association and have access to thousands of beer recipes and much more including a subscription to Zymurgy magazine,v isit the AHA website.
Celebrating all things Irish and Scottish ales with Ronald Pattinson. Author and creator of the blog "Shut Up About Barclay Perkins" joined us to take us on a trip to explore the history of Irish Stouts and Porters as well as Scottish Ales. Check out his website to learn even more about European beers including recipes for days past from breweries.
YouTuber and Podcaster, as well as avid homebrewer Sarah Flora joined us as we dived into, well homebrewing of course as well as small space brewing at home and some tricks to help your brew day. She also took us through her Orange Spice Amber Ale and talked about here podcast "Brewing After Hours" which you should check it.
From East Coast to West Coast, Liz and Nina from Imperial Yeast joined up with us to talk about those wonderful little organisms that make beer. We go into the lab and learn how the yeast goes from the lab to packaging for us to use. We also discussed over-pitching vs. under-pitching yeast as well as yeast starters.
For more information on Imperial Yeast head over to their website. They even have yeast pitch calculator on their website to help.
Saint Louis very own Schlafly Brewery visited with us. Stephen Hale and Jared Williamson joined us to talk about some untold stories behind the brewery and the beers that started it all for them. The English Pale Ale and Kolsch. As an extra bonus we got to hear in on the cider project they are doing. Visit Schlafly when your in town or if you live in Saint Louis stop by and say howdy.
The author of the book was our speaker of the evening. J. Thomas Hetrick takes us back to the late 1800's and walks us through how the original Saint Louis Browns Baseball club came about and then renamed as the Saint Louis Cardinals. From grocery store to saloon to baseball.
We also had on Jon Shine from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company walk us through their #6 American Lager named for Stan Musial and how that beer came to be.
If you want to purchase the book for the complete story and more from this author, head on over from the link below.
Ronald Pattinson makes a return visit with us for this episode to take us back in time to the period after World War I and before World War 2 to explore European Lagers. It is all about the lager beer for this one.
Want to know more about European beer history and some old recipes, head over to Ron's blog and get all the information you can handle.
Return visit from Troy Taylor to take us under the streets and into the depths of the caves under Saint Louis that were once used for beer production from the breweries in the city. The history of the caves and how they became useful in the production of beer in Saint Louis. We were also in for a treat this evening as Stuart Keating from Earthbound Brewery visits us and takes on a modern tour from the cave under Earthbound brewery on how they use them today and walks us through their Pilz beer.
Chris Rahn from Stubborn German Brewery joined us from Waterloo, IL to talk about German Beers and a little about history from an old brewery in Columbia, IL that he is recreating some beers from. We go glass full on some Altbier and much more. If you get the chance, get over to Waterloo, IL and get some of Stubborn German beer. They even have Oktoberfest all year round, because why not have it year round.
An all-star line up for SMaSH beers as we get a visit crazy duo of Denny Conn and Drew Beechum from Experimental Brewing and Brew Files, as well as the books on brewing beer, we also have Charlie Cole from Hairy Cow Brewery and Giovanni Piva of the Saint Louis Brewhogs homebrew club on with us. This is all about one grain and one hop usage to make beer. Giovanni takes us through the annual SMaSH beer competition and then we get into the grain of the material. To hear more from Denny and Drew head over to experimental brewing for their podcast and Charlie Cole on What's Tappining.
All about mead making and how to make your best mead. Ricky Klein from Groenfell Meadery and Scott Kurtz of Bluewood Brewery joined as we dived into the hive to explore mead making. From honey selection to additions. If your in the Saint Louis area, stop by Bluewood Brewing for Scott's meads. You can find Ricky's meads on their website.
Matt Musial joined us from Proximity Malts to talk about making the malts that go into making beer. From sourcing the grain to process to packaging. We also had 4 homebrewers brew up beers for our tasting enjoyment using Proximity malts. If you wanted to see how malt is produced for the suds in our glass, this is the one for you.
Vinnie Cilurzo from Russian River Brewing Company (creator of Pliny the Elder) and Craig Shapland of the Maltose Falcons joined to dive into the world of hops, hop extract and hop utilization. We discussed how to make your best IPA, DIPA and Tripel. Stay tuned for a future follow up show with a beer tasting made by homebrewers using Craig's Tripel recipe and an IPA recipe supplied by Vinnie.
Richard Preiss from Escarpment Labs joined us to talk about all things Kveik yeast. From a brief history to pitch rate to fermentation temperature, yeast cycle and more. We even touch a little bit on how to use them in meads and cider.
Ruthie Dixon from Yakima Valley Hops to go back in history and look at the role women had in brewing, how it changed and their impact in present day. We will also have Abbey Spencer from Third Wheel Brewing joining us to talk about the featured beer of the evening. In addition, we had some surprise guests show up to talk to us about women in the brewing industry from CEO to yeast.
Ricky Klien and Scott Kurtz return with Michael Fairbrother from Moonlight Meadery for the second part of Mead making. We will start with a quick overview of the basics and move into talking about the different varieties of mead and how to make your best.
We are visited by Lance from Omega yeast to walk us through the science of biotransformation as well as the new yeast strain Cosmic Punch. Don't want to miss this one as Lance brings out the data.
"The Unique Character of the Classic Trappist & Strong Belgian Ales".
Our longest show to date. Three full hours of exploring Belgian ales. Ron Smith joined us to walk us German malts, various sugars, spicy phenols, fruity esters, etc. that make these beers unique . In addition, Ron takes us on a journey of tasting and sensory discussion of the styles. Your going to want to get some classic Belgian Ale's for this episode. Leffe Blond, Westmalle Tripel, Chimay Red, and Rochefort 10 was the lineup.
Vinnie Cilurzo returns for the second installment of hop usage. This one is on Hop Creep. Vinnie walks us through the science and data of hop usage in dry hopping. Vinnie brought out the graphs even in his presentation.