Monthly Archives: March 2013

Chop & Brew – Episode 04: Washing Yeast with Don O.

We’ve had a lot of requests for a how-to on washing yeast. Your wish is our command. In this episode, Chip and his buddy Don Osborn walk through the steps of washing yeast for the purpose of reusing it for brewing more beer at home. This easy process should yield healthy, clean yeast that’s ready to rip into your next batch of wort. It’s a great way to save a few bucks and, more importantly, keep a unique yeast strain around for a few generations. [Original postdate: March 30, 2013]

Related Links:

Don Osborn website including his awesome Homebrew Log

Don Osborn’s epic YouTube page

C&B Lagniappe: Portico Tasting Notes (mentioned in outro)

Portica Tasting Notes

Homebrewer Sandro Chiavaro sent us this bottle of bourbon barrel oak-aged porter from L.A. Thanks, Sandro!

Sandro’s YouTube page:

Sandro’s “Beer Circles” Facebook page:

Kettle and 311 Board

Chop & Brew – Episode 03: Brewing for 311 and Dre Day

In this episode, we’re making homebrew inspired by music. Come along as we brew a few beers in tribute of one of Chip’s favorite all-time bands — 311. And what Dre Day would be complete without some hand-crafted super-pilsener malt liquor to get the party started? We got that, too! There’s all kinds of awesomeness in store for you. [Original postdate: March 11, 2013 – 311 DAY!]

Downloadable version at Vimeo:

Related Links:
P-Nut on Twitter
Dr. Dre
311 Day Homebrew Recipes
Dre Day Malt Liquor Recipe
Drew Beechum Blog
Episode Music by Odile (Chip’s band from college days, very 311-y)
Will Byington Photography
Burlesque of North America
Dre Day co-brewer Karl Engebretson’s design & illustration portfolio including many beer/brewing-related projects.