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Podcast Episode 73: Lazy Magnolia’s Leslie Henderson: Brewing the Flavor of the South

Cofounder and brewer Leslie Henderson talks about changing perspectives, brewing with nuts, and how harnessing rain water might be one of the next big advancements in beer.

BY: John Holl

Creating the Right Water Profile for Your German-style Beers (Video Tip)

With a little research and the right tools you can create a water profile that will give you a true to classic style beer. In this video tip, Zac Harris shares his expertise.

Ask the Experts: What is a Triple-decoction Mash?

Homebrew expert Brad Smith, author of the Beersmith homebrewing software and the voice behind the Beersmith podcast, answers an important question about triple-decoction mash.

Sour Beers in Barrels (Video Tip)

Curious about aging sour beers in barrels? Andy Parker is here to answer some questions.

Brewing Technique: A Second Chance for Barrels

If you have a barrel program, at some point, you’re going to have leaky barrels. At Revolution Brewing in Chicago, Marty Scott, who oversees the barrel program, gathered more than two dozen leaky barrels and found a way to give the beer a second chance.

Von Ebert Brewing's VEB Pilsner Recipe

Here’s a crisp, German-style Pilsner from Von Ebert Brewing in Portland, Oregon.

Podcast Episode 72: Cerebral Brewing’s Sean Buchan: Building a Traditional Foundation for Constant Progression

Cerebral Brewing’s Sean Buchan knows what he likes to brew, and isn’t afraid to say it.

The James Beard Award Recognizes Beer

The 2019 list of James Beard Award semifinalists includes five brewing-industry professionals, highlighting the important role the beverage plays in dining today

BY: John Holl

What Is the Value of Mashing in at Low Temperatures? (Video Tip)

Zac Harris of Eurisko Beer Co. talks about how to best employ a mash rest while homebrewing and how similar results are achieved on a commercial brewing scale.

Working with and Repairing Old Wood for Barrel Aged Beers

Time takes its toll on everything, and barrels are no exceptions. Brewers can take a few precautionary steps to make sure that once a barrel is filled, it doesn’t leak. Brandon Jones of Embrace the Funk website and Yazoo Brewing Company offers these tips.