Chop & Brew – Episode 34: Bad Ass Saison with Nathan Smith

We’re heading into the Bad Ass Brewery with a bad ass guest host and co-brewer – Nathan Smith! Nathan is an award-winning Bay Area homebrewer, a member of DOZE and Brewing Network homebrew clubs, and most importantly he’s a Minnesota native. During a recent trip home, we invited Nathan to take the helm of the

Chop & Brew – Episode 33: Belgian Dark Strong Ales Part 2

Chip, Dawson and Don O. meet up for basement tasting notes on four different variations on the theme of Belgian Dark Strong Ale – 10 gallons split four ways and experimented upon during secondary fermentation. Among topics and techniques discussed are fermentation, fruit-based candi syrups, black tea infusion, buggy oak sticks, and the unique (and

Chop & Brew – Episode 32: Brewing with New Hop Varieties

Full-length “Brewing with New Hop Varieties” presentation by Nathan Smith (DOZE, Brewing Network) from the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids, MI. Nathan introduces us to some of his favorite new hop varieties, discusses his split-batch process for test-brewing with new hops, and shares some of the tasty results. [Original postdate: November 6, 2014]