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First Aired - 04/10/2012 05:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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Toaday's Beer Sessions Radio is all about yeast. Our host Jimmy Carbone is joined in the studio by Garrett Oliver (Brooklyn Brewery), Tony Forder (Ale Street News), Jason Rodriguez (Columbia University), B. R. Rolya (The Shelton Brothers), and Charlie Bamforth (UC Davis) joins us over the phone. Tune in to hear about wild yeast, and yeast's importance in adding to flavor and head retention. This episode was brought to you by

"There's a lot of different ways to find a yeast that works for you, but the best way is pure serendipity."

"The more bitterness in the beer, the more stable the beer will be." -- Charlie Bamforth on Beer Sessions Radio

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First Aired - 02/10/2014 07:00PM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett share some recordings with the team at HK Brewcraft, a homebrewing supply store in Hong Kong. Tune in to learn about the growing craft beer culture in Hong Kong, and why homebrewing is so difficult in Hong Kong. How is HK Brewcraft promoting good beer through multiple avenues? What is Hong Kong's brewing identity? Hear about some of the interesting fermentations coming out of HK Brewcraft, including lemon tea beer and banana wine! Find out how the melting pot of Hong Kong leads to a certain open-mindedness regarding different beer styles. Thanks to our sponsor, Fairway Market.

"It used to be that the only way to drink beer in Hong Kong was to make your own." [4:50]

"I see Hong Kong water as a blank slate. You can always add minerals to the water, but taking them out is another issue." [22:20]

-- HK Brewcraft on Fuhmentaboudit!

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First Aired - 01/28/2014 11:00AM Download MP3 (Full Episode)
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In the name of sustainability, Chefs Chad Pagano & Jessie Riley are taking on a different topic for this week's edition of Wild Game Domain - fermentation. Joining Chad and Jessie is Mike Schwartz, founder of Bad Ass Organics (also known as BAO Beverage). Tune in to hear how Mike started his business after taking inspiration from teaching nutrition at the Institute of Culinary Education. Hear Mike explain how to make kombucha, its historical origins, and all of the different bugs that brew the delicious beverage. Later, Chad tastes some of Mike's other fermented products on-air! Learn about lacto-fermentation and salt on this episode of the Wild Game Domain! Thanks to our sponsor, Hearst Ranch. Music by Pamela Royal.

"After years of rambling on and on about nutrition at the Institute of Culinary Education, I decided to make a food product that was healthy." [4:25]

"When you pick up a vegetable in the grocery store, it's covered in bacteria." [22:50]

-- Mike Schwartz on Wild Game Domain

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