Category Archives: Podcasts

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E07 Radical Brewing w/Cory Ellis, Pig Minds, 3 Floyds

Podcast features “outside-the-box” approach to brewing, the craziest beer ingredients ever, Pig Minds and Three Floyds tastings … and a listen to Name the Moon Cory Ellis (Forest City Brewers) takes center stage as Brent, Mike and Kent explore the mind of a forward thinking home brewer, while sampling Cory’s well-aged Olive Ale and his all-Oats brew. Tasty stuff, indeed! The show spins around the book

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E06 National HomeBrew Day – Big Brew 2017

Big Brew 2017 – Forest City Brewers gather to brew some big beers HomeBrewRockStars hits the road for a May Brewers Guild at Steve Anthony’s  with the Forest City Brewers for National Home Brew Day…aka #BIGBREW2017. This podcast episode follows Steve on his awesome all grain system, Jerry Machula brewing a 5 gallon brew-in-a-bag (w/high-tech setup) and Mike Coisman

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E05 Honey Sucklin w/Mike Gifford, Beekeeping and Belgian Ales

An #EarthDay podcasts featuring Honey Bees, Pig Minds, Ommegang Game of Thrones, Rochefort 10 … and 5 Yard Load meets The Last Vegas Listen in on Brent, Mike and Kent as they spend some time with Mike Gifford (Forest City Brewers) talking beekeeping, brewing (and tasting) Belgian style ales and discussing why there’s so many varieties of honey (even marijuana honey).

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E04 HOP’N with BLAKE APER – New England IPA Tasting

New England IPA, Maplewood, Heist, Pig Minds, Billy Gibbons and more w/guest brewer Blake Aper Follow Brent and Mike during an exclusive “get-toknow” with BLAKE APER (Forest City Brewers) to explore his #homebrew process on the PICOBrew Zymatic system (also used by Denny Conn and many other home-brew rock stars), as well as other insights from Blake as we prod his

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E03 SMaSH’n with Joe Mongan – PseudoSue Tasting

SMaSH Beer, Toppling Goliath, Two Brothers Coffee, Black Country Communion…and more! Join Brent and Mike for a fun chat with JOE MONGAN (Forest City Brewers) about his #homebrew process and other thoughts, like adding Two Brothers Coffee to a soured barrel-aged brown…tasty!!!! Along with guest Kent Runte and a tasting of the Toppling Goliath single hop SMaSH beer called PseudoSue (generous helping of

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E01 Eric Johnson, Barrel Aged Beer Debate

Home Brewer Eric Johnson and a Debate on Barrel-Aged Brewing Candid chat with Eric Johnson (Forest City Brewers) about his #homebrew process and other serious life challenges, Beer News: Real or Fake?, Drunk Debates: Barrel Aged Beers…too much/not enuff, and a rare tasting of Wisconsin Brewing Co. “Bourbonified Depth Charge”  featuring a unique story about a special

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Big Brew Podcast 2015

PODCAST – Series 1/Episode 1 Big Brew Podcast 2015 at Pappasito’s in Rockford, IL with Forest City Brewers:   Celebrate National Homebrew Day May 2, 2015 and prepare for the most homebrew to made in one day…ever. National Homebrew Day was announced before Congress May 7, 1988. American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event

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