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Chop & Brew – Episode 40: Gold Medal Basement Flight Throwdown

Chip visits Don Osborn’s basement for a tasting notes session on three gold medal homebrews – one from the U.S. and two from Ireland. Nerdery ensues. [Original Postdate: September 19, 2015]

Related Links:
Gold Medal Basement Flight Throwdown Homebrew Recipes (includes all three homebrews)
Chop & Brew – Episode 25: Meet the Brewer – Keith Ciani
C&B Lagniappe: Tasting Notes on Keith Ciani’s ANGLOZILLA
Irish Craft Beer Show
Don Osborn’s YouTube Page If you like C&B, you should be watching DonO, too!
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Chop & Brew – Episode 39: Minnesota State Fair 2015

It’s Chop & Brew on a stick! Chip, Elsa & Mommers head out to the Minnesota State Fair for all things food-on-a-stick, a few MN brews, seed art and more! [Original postdate: September 6, 2015]

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Minnesota State Fair
Chop & Brew Online Superstore

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Chop & Brew – Episode 38: Homebrewing with Tea

Homebrewing with tea adds new and complex flavors to your homemade beer. In this episode of Chop & Brew, Chip and tea-minded homebrewer Jessica Hanley look at different methods for using tea in beer while tasting several examples from Jessica’s homebrewery and a commercial example from Summit Brewing Company. [Original postdate: August 11, 2015]

Related Links:
More Wisdom on Homebrewing with Tea Chop & Brew Lagniappe blog post with more tea homebrew wisdom from Jessica Hanley and other recommended reading regarding cold vs hot steeped tea and caffeine in beer.
TeaSource – amazing Twin Cities-based tea purveyor and resource for tea; ships tea anywhere!
Blog/Video: Summit Brewing Company – Unchained 19: Make It So
Chop & Brew Online Superstore
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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]

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Big Brew Day 2015 Homebrew Recipes
Big Brew for National Homebrew Day (American Homebrewers Association website)
Chop & Brew Merchandise
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Gold Medal Basement Flight Throwdown Homebrew Recipes

Here are the recipes for the three beers that Chip and Don Osborn were lucky enough to drink in Chop & Brew – Episode 40: Gold Medal Basement Flight Throwdown. We’d like to thank Keith, Nigel and Richard for being so kind as to share them with us (and you!). Props to Brian Condron of the Irish Craft Beer Show for coordinating the shipping and delivery of Nigel and Richard’s beers safely to Minnesota.
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