Marcus Baskerville

Video Tip: Barrel-Aging Big, Beautiful Imperial Stouts at Home

Marcus Baskerville, head brewer and cofounder of Weathered Souls in San Antonio, shares practical advice on selecting and preparing spirits barrels—including inspecting, rehydrating, purging, and filling them full of big, chewy stouts.

Video Tip: How to Steep Adjuncts—Cacao, Coconut, Coffee, Fruit, & Vanilla—in Beautiful Imperial Stouts

In this clip from his video course, Weathered Souls head brewer and cofounder Marcus Baskerville digs into adjunct techniques for Black Is Beautiful and other rich imperial stouts—including contact times for various ingredients.

Video Tip: Flavoring Stouts with Adjuncts After Fermentation

Your stout may be fermented, but the fun isn’t done. Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls in San Antonio breaks down some favorite adjuncts for flavoring, including coffee, cacao, and coconut in various forms—along with tips on how much and for how long.

Video Tip: Planning the Grist for a Big Imperial Stout

Marcus Baskerville of Weathered Souls in San Antonio walks us through the many layers of malt in Black Is Beautiful, explaining what each adds to the finished beer—from base flavors and caramel depth to roasty edges and deeply dark color.

Full Video: Brewing Black Is Beautiful Imperial Stout with Weathered Souls

Marcus Baskerville, cofounder and head brewer of Weathered Souls in San Antonio, lays out his top-to-bottom approach to brewing big but balanced imperial stouts—including the history-making Black Is Beautiful.

Recipe: Marcus Baskerville’s Homebrewed Imperial Stout

The head brewer, cofounder, and “mad scientist” of Weathered Souls in San Antonio, Texas, shares this homebrew recipe that was an award-winner for him before he went pro.