Basic Brewing Video

Basic Brewing Video

United States

Basic Brewing Video is about brewing great beers and meads at home and cooking up wonderful things to go with them.


December 18, 2015 - Molasses Challenge  

James and Steve square off in a challenge to brew with northwest Arkansas molasses.

November 23, 2015 - 15-Minute Cascade Pale Ale  

James brews up the latest version of his tasty pale ale with the short brew day and takes us through the process. Steve samples.

October 23, 2015 - Oktober-Fast  

James brews up an Oktoberfest to meet a tight deadline and accidentally brews a tasty session version of the style.

August 17, 2015 - Farmington Farmhouse Ale  

Steve shares a saison brewed with spices and Cointreau that is the small beer from a partigyle brew.

July 6, 2015 - Brown Sugar Belgian Ale  

James and Steve taste a Belgian style ale brewed with brown sugar, and Steve offers a challenge based on Ozark molasses.

June 26, 2015 - All Grain 30-Minute Boil Experiment  

James and Steve sample two all grain pale ales that have only been boiled for thirty minutes. How will the shorter boil time affect the brews?

May 25, 2015 - Brewing Maibock  

James and Steve taste a Maibock that has been fermenting and lagering for about three months. They also pair it with carrot cake.

April 17, 2015 - Cream Ale Experiment  

James and Steve taste the results of a split batch experiment comparing US 05 vs Nottingham yeast.

March 13, 2015 - Small Partigyle Beer  

James and Steve sample the second beer from their partigyle brew - a brown beer aged on ancho peppers and cherries.

February 16, 2015 - English Barleywine and Brew Day Chicken  

We sample the first-runnings beer from our partigyle brewing session, along with a quick and delicious chicken dish that you can cook while brewing.

January 26, 2015 - Gooseberry Saison  

James brews up a tasty tart beer with canned gooseberries.

December 19, 2014 - Partigyle Brewing Part Two  

We continue our series as Steve brews up a smaller second beer from a single mash.

December 12, 2014 - Partigyle Brewing Part One  

Steve brews up two beers from one mash. In the first installment, he addresses the first runnings.

November 21, 2014 - Sour Wort Berliner Weisse  

James brews a tart session ale using a sour wort process, and Steve cooks up a blueberry and lavender syrup to add to the beer as a balance.

October 31, 2014 - Pomegranate Pale Ale  

James and Steve don the least imaginative Halloween costumes to sample a pale ale brewed with pomegranate juice. They also revisit a 100% rye saison from a previous show.

September 19, 2014 - Habanero Hot Sauce and Scotch Ale  

James brews up a malty Scotch Ale, and Steve heads to the kitchen with special guest, Ed Nicholson, to cook up an amazing habenero hot sauce to pair with it.

September 2, 2014 - Hardware Store Jug Pale Ale  

James and Steve sample a pale ale fermented in a three-gallon plastic spring water jug.

August 8, 2014 - Cream Ale and Fish Tacos  

James and Steve go camping with a Cream Ale bottled in aluminum bottles and fish tacos smoked on a grill.

July 21, 2014 - Pilot Malt House  

Craft malting is on the rise. We visit a new craft maltster near Grand Rapids, Michigan, that uses very low-tech methods as a way to get into the business.

July 7, 2014 - Club Night Grand Rapids  

We explore Club Night at the National Homebrewers Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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