Which part of the brewing process is flavor most affected by? — Ep. 148


Happy Weekend, Homebrewer

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and we welcome you to the Homebrew Happy Hour … the podcast where we answer YOUR homebrewing questions and discuss all things related to craft beer!

On Today’s Show:

Todd’s surgery was a success! He is already home and recovering well, which means that he could not join us today as we’d rather not have a drugged up Todd Burns on the show. Can you imagine his dancing at the beginning of the show being worse than it already is? The thought terrifies me.

With that being said, Handsome James Carlson joins me to take your home brewing related questions on today’s episode. Specifically, we talk about which part of the #brewday process is FLAVOR most affected and we also talk about hot breaks and head retention. It’s actually way more exciting than it probably sounds!

We also announced the winners from our August label contest AND we present our newly launched Patreon page which, as Todd so delicately put it to me over the phone, is a way to show you guys how broke we are and need your money. 🙂

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Let us know what you think and enjoy the show!



1:30 James brewing on a 10bbl system this weekend

5:52 Update on Todd, his surgery went well!

8:00 Info on the launch of our Patreon page! (https://www.patreon.com/HomebrewHappy…)

11:25 Label contest winners announced

17:15 First question, “When is flavor most affected during the brewing process”

29:50 Second question, “does removing hot break affect head retention?”


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