Podcast Episode 265: Direct Fire! Firestone Walker Brewmaster Matt Brynildson Takes Listener Brewing Questions

Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker, one of the most respected brewmasters on the globe, answers your brewing questions about collaborations, hops, lager mashing, product development, and more.

Jamie Bogner Oct 11, 2022 - 4 min read

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In this “Direct Fire” episode of the podcast, listeners pepper Firestone Walker's Matt Brynildson with questions across the brewing spectrum, including:

  • the process behind blending recipes for collaborations
  • brewing into the "sweet spot" of most styles
  • choosing and implementing a lager mashing regimen
  • how Firestone Walker employs low-oxygen methods in the brewhouse
  • key takeaways from Matt’s time spent brewing in Belgium
  • strategies for selecting and optimizing hops
  • managing dry hop timing in hoppy beers
  • “neurotically” dry hopping only at night to avoid lightstruck character
  • the impact of climate change on hop selection and usage
  • exciting new hops on Firestone Walker’s radar
  • using lager yeast to make IPA

And more.

Who would you like to hear on the next Direct Fire episode? Email [email protected] and let us know!

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