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In this first-ever “Direct Fire” episode of the podcast, listeners from around the globe heat things up with spicy brewing questions for Weldwerks founder Neil Fisher. From IPA to hefeweizen, pastry sour, and stout, every style is fair game as you ask and Neil answers questions around:
- ideal pH in hoppy beers for aroma and flavor expression
- achieving pie-crust flavor in kettle sours
- using vanilla in bean and extract form
- building mouthfeel in stout with oats, wheat, and even flaked corn
- yeast choice and fermentation concerns with hefeweizen
- controlling ester production in hefeweizen through temperature and pitch rate
- optimizing chocolate flavors in barrel-aged stout
- orienting the brewery around community service
- employing hazy IPA techniques in West Coast-style IPA
Got a question for the next Direct Fire episode, featuring Firestone Walker brewmaster Matt Brynildson? Record your question and send it to us at [email protected], and we’ll do our best to include it.
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