Friday, November 18, 2016

Episode 24 - Rye Stout + Espresso

Brian is joined by Nigel Comerford of North County Brewers and Chip Walton of Chop and Brew to discuss the first transatlantic homebrew beercast collaboration.

No chillies were hurt in the filming of this episode!

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Episode 24

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For the Rye Stout + Espresso recipe and Chip's original version of the beer check out: http://chopandbrew.com/episodes/chop-brew-episode-46-rye-stout-espresso/

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Episode 23 - Temperature Control

Watch Brian turn an stc1000 into a proper fermentation temperature controller, and how does storage of beer affect the flavour. It's Episode 23 of the icbshow!

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Episode 23

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I got my stc1000 on ebay, always seems to be plenty on there in or around €10.
http://www.ebay.ie/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2050601.m570.l1313.TR4.TRC0.A0.H0.Xstc1000.TRS0&_nkw=stc1000&_sacat=0


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Saturday, September 10, 2016

Episode 22 - 30 Beers at the RDS 2015

30 beers in the RDS.

At the 2015 Irish Craft Beer Festival I stuck a camera in the face of unsuspecting craft beer fans to talk about what they were drinking. Here are 30 short beer reviews.

Irish Craft Beer Festival 2016 will be on 8th - 10th September in the Industries Hall at the RDS.

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Episode 22

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http://www.irishcraftbeerfestival.ie/

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Friday, April 15, 2016

Episode 21 - American Beers

Reuben Gray joins Brian to brew an American Pale Ale, and to sample some craft beers from across the pond.

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Episode 21 - American Beers

The beers we enjoyed were the following:

Contact High Hoppy Wheat Ale - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Cast Iron Oatmeal Brown - 4 Hands Brewing Co.

Rookery Rye IPA - Atlas Brewing Co.

Two Hearted Ale - Bells Brewery

Mojo IPA - Boulder Beer Co.

Hop Crisis - 21st Amendment Brewery

And of course the old favourite:
Metalman Pale Ale - Metalman Brewing

The recipe for the beer we brewed, Long Hot Summer APA

20l batch
5kg Minch Pale Ale Malt
0.4kg Munich Malt
0.25kg Crystal 120 EBC
0.2kg Wheat Malt

(All hops in pellet form)
25g Magnum 60mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 15mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 5mins
20g Amarillo/20g Citra 0mins

Whirlfloc added at 15mins
Yeast Cal Ale WLP001

NOTE: After 48 hours the fermentation hadn't kicked off so I added a sachet of US-05. Everything went smoothly after that. Beer tasting will be in a future episode.

Check out Reuben's blog, The Tale of Ale

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Sunday, February 28, 2016

Episode 20 - Alltech 2016 Part 2

John "The Beer Nut" Duffy joins Brian for part 2 of our coverage of the Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fair 2016, at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Join us as we chat with some of the newer Irish brewers exhibiting at the festival, while also checking out the Dublin Beer Cup.

We also catch up with Sarah Finney of the 5 Minutes of Finney show, who was exhibiting her first commercial beer.

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Episode 20 - Alltech 2016 Part 2

5 Minutes of Finney:
http://www.5minfinney.com/

St. Mel's Brewing Company
http://www.stmelsbrewing.com/

Wild Bat Beer
http://www.wildbatbeer.com/

Galway Hooker
http://www.galwayhooker.ie/

Five Lamps Brewing
http://the5lampsbrewery.com/ 

Rye River
http://www.ryeriverbrewingco.com/

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Episode 19 - Alltech 2016 Part 1

John "The Beer Nut" Duffy joins Brian on the floor of the Alltech Craft Brew and Food Fair 2016, at The Convention Centre in Dublin. Join us as we chat with some of the newer Irish brewers exhibiting at the festival.

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Episode 19 - Alltech 2016 Part 1

For more information, check out the following links.

Alltech Craft Brews and Food Festival:
http://eu.alltechbrewsandfood.com/

Independent Brewing:
http://independentbrewing.ie/

Wood Key Brewing:
http://woodkeybrewing.ie/

Rascals Brewing Co:
http://rascalsbrewing.com/

Soulwater Creative Beer Project:
http://soulwaterbeer.com/

Boyne Brewhouse:
http://www.boynebrewhouse.ie/

Wild Bat Beer:
http://www.wildbatbeer.com/

N17 Brewery:
http://www.n17.com/

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Thursday, December 17, 2015

Episode 18 - Down on the cider farm

The Irish Craft Beer Show hits the rails to visit the Boyne Valley Fruit Farm, home of Dan Kelly's cider.

Join Olan McNeece as he brings us on a tour of his family orchard, and lets us sample some cider. 

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Episode 18 Audio

For more info please visit: http://www.dankellyscider.com/

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