In this episode, we talk about a few ways you might be able to salvage a beer that’s going wrong or just doesn’t live up to what you wanted it to be. We’ve kind of discussed it in the past, but wanted to hit it again because It can happen to the best of us and it probably WILL happen to you at some point. Just because of chance. More of us have problems with a batch that didn’t come out the way we wanted and we’ll focus mostly on that, but there are definitely those times when a batch gets infected or stuck that you might be able to save it if you get to it in time or just want to experiment.
We want to warn you that we had some technical issues during the recording of this episode. Jimmy's mic didn't make it through on the usual recording, but you can also check out our Facebook Live version for what we caught of him there. Plus, we had some memory error stops and the audio version is more concise, since we got a little loose at the end. :)
In this episode, we give our friend Keith Kilker, founder and brewer at Guadalupe Brewing Co., a phone call to talk about what they have going on down in New Braunfels and about what has been going on in the craft beer industry lately with Big Beer buying out breweries. Keith has strong feelings about his independence and has worked hard to fulfill his passion, brewing great beer for a local crowd. (Recorded mid-Dec 2016)
In this episode, we discuss BJCP style 32 Smoked Beers while we sample some commercial examples from Schlenkerla that were bought locally, against those recently brought back from Schlenkerla’s home town, Bamberg, Germany. The category has two subcategories, including 32A Classic Style Smoked Beers and 32B Specialty Smoked Beers. However, both categories have the same basic description to start: A smoke-enhanced beer showing good balance between the smoke and beer character, while remaining pleasant to drink.