Episode 12 - Going Stale

Experimental Brewing show

Summary: It's Episode 12 and we're announcing our next experiment amongst other things! We start with listener feedback - everyone was intrigued by and puzzled by the results of our First Wort Hop experiment. So were we! At the pub, we talk about how the results of the GC election with lots of teasing that's not meant to be taken seriously! We announce that we have "plans" for Homebrew Con in Baltimore in June. Denny gets to rant and rave at the moon with his latest pet peeve and Drew shares an awesome example of how sometimes the customer isn't right at all. We make a quick stop in the brewery to talk about getting your beer can on Then to the lab where we dig into every homebrewer's experience. You go to the homebrew shop full of good intentions, buy some grain and mill it. Then you can't brew for a month or two - is your grain still good? Oh bother - guess we'll find out, won't we? We go to the Pacific Northwest Homebrewers Conference where Denny interviews Annie Johnson - one of our favorite brewers. Not only has she won two amazing brewing achievements - AHA Homebrewer of the Year and Pilsner Urquell's Masterhomebrewer, but she manages to keep a playful side to her brewing. Listen and learn! (Including her secret obsession) After Annie, we hit the books for a couple of questions, including one that really made us do some research to avoid our knee jerk "are you kidding us?" reaction. That was awesome! Denny drops his quick tip about being a yeast abuser. And then Denny talks about his soon to be assembled chicken coop and the artisans behind it. Drew then drops two things - Billy Dee is back as Colt 45's spokesman and Sweden has a phone number. Yup, Sweden. It's awesome. Episode Links: Patreon - Remember even a buck is good for the dogs! - http://www.patreon.com/experimentalbrewing Freedom Service Dogs - https://freedomservicedogs.org/ Governing Committee Results - http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/2016-aha-governing-committee-... Homebrew Con - Register Now! - http://www.homebrewcon.org/ Black Acre Brewing - http://blackacrebrewing.com/ Black Acre Brewing's Social Media Rant - https://www.facebook.com/jordan.gleason.1/posts/10106173966458658 Beer Monks Canning - http://beermonks-socal.com/ Cross Roads Ca nning - http://www.crossroadscanning.com/ Saison Figolla Recipe - https://www.maltosefalcons.com/recipes/saison-figolla Stale Malt Experiment - http://www.experimentalbrew.com/experiments/impact-crushed-malt-age-beer... Denny's Old Stoner Recipe - http://www.experimentalbrew.com/recipes/dennys-old-stoner-barleywine The Diastatic Activity Of Hops, Together With A Note On Maltase In Hops - http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/j.2050-0416.1941.tb06070.x/ab... Malta - http://www.delicioussparklingtemperancedrinks.net/MaltaGoya.html Denny's Chicken Coop Artisan - http://soliddesignwoodworking.timbl.net/ Billy Dee! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAKcia7WwVA NPR Calls Sweden - http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/04/07/473438101/call-a-random-swede-we-tried-it-out NOTE: In the Q&A segment, when we answer a question abpout hop degradation, I mention that YCH Hops now prints the HSI (Hop Storage Index) on the bags of hops homebrewers buy. Here's how you can use that....HSI shows you the alpha acid loss in the hops over 6 months at a 68F storage temperature. As an example of how it works, let's say you have some hops that start at 10% AA and have an HSI of .250. That means that in 6 months of storage at 68F, the AA% will drop to 7.5%. But since we all know that degradation of hops also depends on temperature, if those hops are stored at 28F, the AA is 9.0%. In effect, each 10F drop in strage temp equates to about .5% AA increase. There's more to it than this, though, and in the future we hope to have someone from YCH on to talk about HSI. Episode Contents: 00:00:00 Our Sponsors 00:03:04 Theme, Intro and Feedback 00:10:24 Beer Life from the Experimental Brewing Pub 00:24:36 The Brewery - Mobile Canning 00:33:36 Casa Verde Labs - Going Stale 00:43:37 The Lounge - Annie Johnson 01:07:37 Q&A wth Denny & Drew 01:39:27 Quick Tip - Yeast Abuse 01:46:14 Something Other Than Beer - Coops, Billy Dee, Sweden 01:51:35 Question of the Week, Wrap up and Coming Attractions This episode is brought to you: American Homebrewers Association BrewCraft USA Craftmeister NikoBrew PicoBrew Wyeast Labs If you have questions you'd like answered in our Q&A segment, send an email to questions@experimentalbrew.com! Don't forget you can support the podcast on Patreon by going to http://patreon.com/experimentalbrewing This episode can be downloaded directly at http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/www.experimentalbrew.com/sites/d... Podcast RSS Url: http://www.experimentalbrew.com/podcast.rss