Home Brewing (with Emma Christensen)

I did the entire book in an 800 sq. ft apartment. There was beer everywhere! There were cases of beer stacked behind the front door, open any cupboard there was beer in there.

Ahhhh beer, how I love thee.  Is there anything more refreshing than a Mexican beer with a lime on a hot day?  Is there anything more satisfying than a dunkelweizen in the fall?  Anything more perfect than a complex IPA or red ale?  The answer to all of these questions is of course, no.  Beer is such a wonderful beverage with so much depth to explore.  Most of us undertake this exploration by heading down to our local market or bar, getting something that sounds interesting, and then imbibing.  This exploration can be taken a step further however by inserting ourselves into the process earlier, and making the beer ourselves.  Today’s guest, Emma Christensen (author of Brew Better Beer and True Brews) gives us a lesson on home brewing and explains how making beer can deepen our appreciation for this wonderful beverage.

Yeah it sounds like pirate talk, like “Sparge the wort! Yarrrr!”
If you’re wondering, then it’s probably okay. But if you open it up and you’re just like, this is making my stomach turn, I don’t want to put this anywhere near my mouth, then it’s probably bad.

Interview Contents

2:40 - The minimum equipment and cost to get started,
12:25 - Fancy, expensive equipment.
16:20 - The ingredients in the beer.
23:35 - The brewing process.
40:50 - The problems that come up when home brewing.
45:20 - How good will our first batch be?
46:00 - How home brewing has changed Emma’s experience of beer
51:45 - Advice

Links

Emma's website

Brew Better Beer book

True Brews book

THIS EPISODE WAS MADE WITH THE SUPPORT OF

Roxanna

Michelle & Jim Wortner

Janelle Swanson

Jimmy Seymour

SUPPORT EPISODES LIKE THIS BEING MADE

Blake Fletcher

San Francisco, CA

Livin it up!