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Episode 38 with Matt Curtis
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Matt Curtis is an author, blogger, and beer lover who is the author of Modern British Beer and Pellicle Magazine. He joins us for a jaunt through the world of Modern British Beer. We talk about where it came from, and where its going. Its also probably the quietist you’ll ever hear the 4 of us. Great talking to Matt, he’s welcome back when his next book is written, that is for sure.

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Episode 37 - Plans for the year!
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In episode 37, due to dry january and covid Owen and Chris discuss their plans for the year, and have a few beers. A non-scripted meander through many topics and beers we’re gonna brew and Owen declares his need for a brewing calendar and almost gets kicked off the podcast…

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Episode 27 - Kveik
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We delve into the world of Kveik as we understand it, Tricky has strong views on Lagers, and Marvin Gaye gets it on…

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Episode 17 - Porters & Stouts
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A slightly shambolic (due to over consumption of Impy Stouts) discussion of Porters and Stouts, what are they, where did they come from and how can you brew them. Plus the triumphant return of el’duderino himself Tricky!

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Episode 10 - Packaging Beer
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I guess podcasts are like buses sometimes, you wait an age for one and two arrive close together 😉 this episode wraps up the all grain series by looking at packaging options bottles, barrels, kegs and everything in between. We talk about the pros and cons of each and the different options they provide process wise.

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Episode 8 - The Boil
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The next stage in our all grain process series takes us to the boil, we cover all the aspects related to sterilising, hop utilisation, hot and cold break, off flavours and more but you will probably remember this one more for the ‘Hedgehog incident!’………

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Episode 7 - All Grain Process Series - Mashing
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I slightly meandering journey through the process of mashing, we were both quite well oiled for this one so a few naughty words might have slipped out and the occasional rant but hopefully you will still enjoy it! In this episode we cover different types of mashing process, factors affecting mash performance and what we think is important to consider.

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Episode 6 - Methods for homebrewing beer
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A run through of the different ways you can brew beer at home from kits through to the different types of all grain brewing. A good one for beginners but some general info and discussion for more experienced brewers too. Cheers

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Episode 5 - Water Chemistry
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Strap in folks this is a long one! This episode we try and break down water chemistry to its key elements. We also review our first beermail from a listener and take another commercial break! P.s we have given up on trying to censor the pods as it basically takes to much time in editing, so please be aware the odd expletive might be present.

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Episode 4.5 - Wash Your F*cking Hands
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If you are feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the information on Covid 19 in the news then maybe don’t listen to this one but we felt we had to have a chat about whats going on as its such a crazy and unprecedented event that is affecting all of us worldwide. Some of it is homebrewing related, a lot of it isn’t but we did this off the cuff and thats what we ended up with, please bear in mind we recorded this on the 17th of March and a lot of things have already changed drastically from that point. Most importantly look after yourselves and take the hint from the title!

p.s I did not edit out swearing in this episode, so not suitable for listening with children around.