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The Master Brewers Podcast brings you interviews with the industry's best and brightest every Monday. For additional content visit

Jan 9, 2017

Steve Huffman discusses steam valves, why steam pipe drops should never come off the bottom of your header, and more.

Jan 2, 2017

Industry veteran Joe Hertrich is back to wrap up the discussion of what really matters on your malt analysis.

Dec 26, 2016

Industry veteran Joe Hertrich continues our 4-part series aimed at helping you focus on what really matters in your malt COAs. Part 3 focuses on friability, varietal differences in modification, and S/T.

Dec 19, 2016

Industry veteran Joe Hertrich continues our 4-part series aimed at helping you focus on what really matters in your malt COAs. Part 2 focuses on obsolete analyses, the importance of beta glucan, and keys to malt functionality.

Dec 12, 2016

Industry veteran Joe Hertrich kicks off a 4-part series aimed at helping you focus on what really matters in your malt COAs.

Nov 28, 2016

Industry veteran David Kapral explains the importance of thermostatic air vents and vacuum breakers. Did your brewhouse manufacturer install these properly (or at all)?

Nov 7, 2016

One of the core initiatives of MBAA is providing scholarship opportunities to brewers. Jim Mellum (The Bruery), Justin Ang (Half Acre), Jeremy King (Castle Danger), Stephen Bernard (Hermitage), and Mike Perine (Real Ale) explain just how easy it is to get free education from the industry's leading knowledge authority in brewing science, technology, and operations.

Oct 31, 2016

Nick Mader surveyed 16 breweries, including Firestone, Allagash, Boulevard, Stone, and Russian River to determine the keys to success when producing wild beers and conventional beers in the same brewery.

Oct 24, 2016

Dave Baughman (Allied Boiler & Supply) talks about boiler safety, mistakes many brewers make when purchasing steam boilers, and the pros and cons of atmospheric vs forced draft boilers.

Oct 17, 2016

Leo Chan discusses methods for automated yeast cell counting, measuring viability, and other physiological properties. Recent work includes collaboration at Harpoon Brewery to count cells in products with high residuals, and collaboration at University of Maine to improve methods for counting Brettanomyces.

Oct 10, 2016

Is your local community college handing out Brewmaster certificates? Is that curriculum aligned with the demands of the industry? Susan Welch (Skagit Valley Malting & VP of MBAA) and Katy Orr (Sierra Nevada Brewing Company) discuss a joint effort between leading organizations to assist academic institutions in building programs to train tomorrow's brewers.

Oct 3, 2016

Alastair Pringle discusses his presentation at the WBC: Brewing Innovation - Why you need it and how you can get it.

Sep 26, 2016

John Paul Maye of S.S. Steiner explains the unintended consequences of dry hopping and why the standard IBU test doesn't work for dry hopped beer.

Sep 21, 2016

Joe Spearot of Dogfish Head Craft Brewery discusses the influence of beer color on the perception of hop bitterness and his latest publication, "How Dark It Is": Comparing Methods for Darkening Beer Without Flavor Change.

Sep 21, 2016

Author John Palmer and Ballast Point's Aaron Justus discuss achieving better beer quality via water chemistry.

Sep 21, 2016

Dan Vollmer and Tom Shellhammer discuss their latest research from The World Brewing Congress, as well as their most recent publication, Dry Hopping on a Small Scale: Considerations for Achieving Reproducibility.

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