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Chop & Brew – Episode 37: Influence of Mashing on Sour Beer Production

Full-length presentation from NHC 2014 “Influence of the Mash on Sour Beer Production” by Michael Tonsmeire. Tonsmeire is popular for his Mad Fermentationist blog about his homebrewed adventures with sour beers and is the author of the book American Sour Beers. In this presentation, he discusses the importance of the mash as it relates to sour beer production, and also includes advice on fermentation as well as yeast/bacteria strains. [Original postdate: May 27, 2015]

Related Links:
The Mad Fermentationist – Tonsmeire’s amazing homebrew blog with a focus on sour beer
Chop & Brew Book Club: American Sour Beers by Michael Tonsmeire
AHA Archive of NHC Presentations
National Homebrewers Conference 2015
Chop & Brew Merchandise

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Chop & Brew – Episode 36: Big Brew Day at Summit Brewing Company

Chop & Brew celebrates National Homebrew Day with a Big Brew Day at Summit Brewing Company. Hang out with homebrewers as they brew extract, brew-in-a-bag and all-grain batches of beer in Summit’s parking lot. [Original postdate: May 19, 2015]

Related Links:
Big Brew Day 2015 Homebrew Recipes
Big Brew for National Homebrew Day (American Homebrewers Association website)
Chop & Brew Merchandise
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Big Brew Day 2015 Homebrew Recipes

Recipes for some of the homebrews seen brewed in Chop & Brew – Episode 36: Big Brew Day at Summit Brewing Company. Thanks to all the homebrewers for sharing their recipes. And thanks to Brew Your Own Magazine for including Summit head brewer Damian McConn in their article “Learning Lessons from Pilot Brewing Systems: How the Pros Perfect Their Recipes” (October 2014 issue) and publishing Damo’s Foreign Extra Stout recipe.

British Bitter – Brew In A Bag – Ryan Schenian
English Toffee Coffee Milk Stout – All-Grain – Dave Kneeland
Foreign Extra Stout – All-Grain – Summit head brewer Damian McConn, adjusted for five gallons (from Brew Your Own magazine)