PODCAST: How to avoid common problems with malt, with Carl Heron

PODCAST: How to avoid common problems with malt with Carl Heron

For this episode, Daniel Neilson discusses with master brewer Carl Heron common problems and how to get over them – this includes attenuation, flavour and clarity. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode, I travelled to north Norfolk to speak to Carl Heron, he’s a sales manager and a master brewer at Crisp Malt. In it he discusses common problems and how to get over them – this includes attenuation, flavour and clarity. He knows what he’s talking about. An essential listen!

And this episode is sponsored by Simply Hops. Simply Hops supplies the best possible quality hops and hop products to Craft Brewers across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. They love to be at the heart of craft brewing, and work alongside the best brewers to help them produce some of the best beer in the world. As part of the Barth-Haas group they have access to unique hop varieties from the breeding programmes around the world in the US, Australia and Europe, as well as world leading, processing, logistics and storage infrastructure.


PODCAST: How to brew the best beers with fruit by Alex Wilson of Black Iris Brewery

PODCAST: How to brew the best beers with fruit by Alex Wilson of Black Iris Brewery

For this episode, Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to Alex Wilson of Black Iris Brewery about how to brew the best beers you can with fruit. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to Alex Wilson of Nottingham’s Black Iris Brewery. Here we’re talking about brewing with fruit. They are masters at this type of brewing – so a listen to their learnings will save you some time and experimentation!

And this episode is sponsored by Simply Hops. Simply Hops supplies the best possible quality hops and hop products to Craft Brewers across the UK, Europe and Scandinavia. They love to be at the heart of craft brewing, and work alongside the best brewers to help them produce some of the best beer in the world. As part of the Barth-Haas group they have access to unique hop varieties from the breeding programmes around the world in the US, Australia and Europe, as well as world leading, processing, logistics and storage infrastructure.


Read issue 2 of I Am A Brewer for free

READ I AM A BREWER ISSUE 2

Below is a digital version of the second issue of I Am A Brewer, from the makers of Original Gravity. It is full of advice from the best, inspirational reads and genuinely useful tips for all people who work in the beer industry. 

Welcome to the second print edition of I Am A Brewer

I Am A Brewer is a community that is rooted in the generous and sharing spirit of beer. It’s about friends in the industry imparting their learnings, sharing their experiences, inspiring each other, and all for free.

I Am A Brewer is for everyone who is linked with the beer industry, whether it’s managing social media accounts, working in packaging, sales or marketing, owning breweries or managing the late shift on the brewery floor.

It’s more than just a print publication however, we also have a weekly newsletter, the ‘7 essential things you need to know about brewing this week’ (sign up at iamabrewer.com) and a weekly podcast called the 10-Minute Masterclass, an inspirational and informative short burst from a world-class expert, whether that is lager making or barrel-ageing, taproom design or keg dispensing. Find it on iTunes and Spotify.

In this issue, we’re travelling around the world to discover what we can learn from abroad. We’ve dispatches from Canada and Japan, America and Belgium. We learn how British brewers are taking souring techniques and making a beer inspired in the countryside, we hear about the challenges, and great opportunities, for brewers selling into Canada and we learn how to manage social media without it managing you. But really, it’s all about one thing: people.

Daniel Neilson

 

 


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Phil Lowry of Simply Hops

PODCAST: PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Phil Lowry of Simply Hops

For this episode, Daniel Neilson speaks to Phil Lowry of Simply Hops about how to make sure you’ve always got enough hops, what to substitute in when you do need more and how to design beers around your hops. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode I travelled to Simply Hops in Kent to talk to the hugely knowledgable Phil Lowry who I’m sure many of you know. He’s a brewer and sales manager at Simply Hops about how to substitute and extend tight hops. In it he offers advice about how to make sure you’ve always got enough hops, what to substitute in when you do need more and how to design beers around your hops.    

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with John Bryan of Oakham Ales

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with John Bryan of Oakham Ales

For this episode, beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to John Bryan of Oakham Ales about, yep, his love of Citra. He describes how to squeeze the most of it and the feeling of first finding this hop. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. For this episode, beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to John Bryan of Oakham Ales about, yep, his love of Citra. He describes how to squeeze the most of it and the feeling of first finding this hop.

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.

Next week, we’re staying with hops and talking to Phil Lowry about how to make the most of a limited hop supply.


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Quiònia Pujol of La Vilot

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Quiònia Pujol of La Vilot Brewery

For this episode, Stephen Beaumont went to Catalonia to visit La Vilot brewery where they produce everything they need for beer themselves. Stephen Beaumont talks to brewer Quiònia Pujol about this remarkable project. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. For this episode beer writer Stephen Beaumont travels to Catalonia to hear about an amazing project where the Lo Vilot brewery has its own hops, malt and, now, yeast. It’s called the Full Circle Project. Here’s brewer Quiònia Pujol.

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.

Next week? We’re getting HOPPY!


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Dr David Griggs of Crisp Malt

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Dr David Griggs of Crisp Malt

For this episode, we headed to Norfolk to talk about heritage malts, and how they can make your beer taste amazing, with Crisp Malt’s Technical Director Dr David Griggs. 

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode, we headed up to Norfolk to speak to Dr David Griggs, the technical director of Crisp Malt. In it, we spoke about how to improve your beer by using heritage malts.

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.

Next week, we’re heading to Catalonia to hear a remarkable story from Quiònia Pujol who is a brewer at Lo Vilot that grows its own malt, hops and yeast, completing the whole process.


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Evin O'Riordain of The Kernel

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Evin O’Riordain of The Kernel

Beer writer Adrian Tierney-Jones speaks to The Kernel’s Evin ‘Riordain about mixed fermentation beers.Photo by beershots.co.uk

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode beer writer Adrian Tierney Jones talks to The Kernel’s Evin O’Riordain about how he approaches mixed fermentation beers – it’s utterly fascinating as you’d expect.

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.

Next week, we’ll be talking to Dr David Griggs – about how to make the most from heritage malts.

 


PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass with Steve Kurowski of the Colorado Brewers Guild

Recorded in Denver, we speak to Steve Kurowski, the outgoing lead of the Colorado Brewers Guild. We cover what makes the state’s breweries so innovative and why they put the community at the heart.

In this episode, I Am A Brewer headed over to CBC in Denver and spoke to Steve Kurowski from the Colorado Brewers Guild to learn why the state has such an incredible scene and why Colorado brewers put their local community at the heart of their business.

 


Carl Heron at Crisp Malt

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass on malting with Crisp's Carl Heron

PODCAST: 10-Minute Masterclass on malting with Crisp’s Carl Heron

Carl Heron is a brewmaster and Craft Brewing Sales Manager. Here he talks about malting process and how to harness it for your best ever beer.

Hello, and welcome to the 10-Minute Masterclass from I Am A Brewer. I’m Daniel Neilson and for this episode I headed to Crisp Malt in North Norfolk to talk to Carl Heron, Master Brewer and Craft Brewing Sales Manager about the malting process and the tips to make the very most of the malt for your beer.

This episode of the 10 Minute Masterclass is brought to you by Crisp Malt which has lived and breathed malting since 1870. They combine traditional and modern techniques to create an impressive range of malted and non-malted products, including several unique and exclusive barley malts.

Next week we’re live-ish, from the Craft Beer Conference in Denver!