Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Episode 26 - Grainfather Brewday

After the birth of my daughter I thought my brewing days were over, no way could I spend all day Saturday on an all grain batch. Then I discovered the Grainfather, an all in one electric brew in the bag system, and the promise of the four hour brewday! Join me as I take you through batch #3 with the grainfather as I brew an Irish Stout to have on tap for St. Patrick's Day.

As this episode was quite visual I decided to not release an audio version of this episode.

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Early Morning Stout Recipe:
3 kg Pale Ale Malt
0.5 kg Flaked Barley
0.5 kg Roasted Barley
0.1 kg Black Malt
40g Northern Brewer @ 60'
1 Whirlfloc tablet @ 10'
1 sachet Nottingham yeast

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Monday, February 27, 2017

Minisode - 8 Degrees at Alltech 2017

At the Alltech Craft Brews and Food Fair 2017, John "The Beer Nut" Duffy caught up with Scott Baigent of Eight Degrees Brewing.

Stay tuned for more from Alltech '17 coming soon.

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Minisode - 8 Degrees at Alltech

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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Episode 25 - Beer tasting with Chip

John and Craddock and Nigel Comerford present some of their latest homebrews to Chip Walton, visiting from Minnesota.

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Episode 25

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Don't forget Chip's show Chop and Brew, check it out here:

Recipes for all beer used in the episode will be added soon.

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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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.

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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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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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