04-18-19 Kombucha, the Root of All Starters

Homebrewer Doug Wawrzynski tells us how he's using kombucha to kick-start sour fermentations, such as sauerkraut, sourdough and kettle-soured beers.

04-11-19 Sparrow Malting

Brad Coker is starting up a new craft malthouse in northwest Arkansas. He shares his techniques of malting small batches of grain at home.

04-04-19 Catching Up with Fossil Cove

James samples beers with Ben Mills of Fossil Cove Brewing in Fayetteville, Arkansas, and learns about the brewery's recent expansion.

03-28-19 Hop Sampler – Motueka, Rakau, and Nelson Sauvin

James and Steve taste hops from New Zealand and ponder about the lack of foam on this batch of beers.

03-21-19 DC Homebrewers SMASH

Omar Al-Nidawi shares beers from the DC Homebrewers Club experiment brewing different styles with Pilsner malt and Sterling hops.

03-14-19 Scaling Up with Sapwood Cellars

Mad Fermentationist Michael Tonsmeire talks about the brewery he co-founded in Columbia, Maryland, and the challenges of scaling up from homebrew.

03-07-19 Lab Testing HSBUs

David Curtis of Bell's General Store in Kalamazoo talks about Select Centennial Hops and shares lab IBU tests of beers brewed for the Hop Sampler series.

02-28-19 Astarte Bronze-Age-Style Beer

Homebrewer AJ Hart took part in an experimental archeology project on bronze age brewing techniques in Cyprus and collaborated with her husband, Justin, to bring those ideas home.

02-21-19 Chiller Stirring Experiment

Engineer Alex Roberts joins James again to test the effects on stirring a wort while it's being chilled by an immersion chiller. They also reverse the chiller's water flow.

02-14-19 Golden Ale Yeast Experiment

Kyle Swallow of Twin Lakes Homebrew Club and Rapps Barren Brewing in Mountain Home, Arkansas, talks about an experiment fermenting one Golden Ale wort with 13 different yeasts.