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See What You Can Brew

See What You Can Brew E5 – Chris Cuzme & Mary Izett – Fifth Hammer Brewing

John LaPolla Breweries Brewery Chriz Cuzme Fifth Hammer Long Island City Mary Izett NYC

See What You Can Brew E5 – Chris Cuzme & Mary Izett – Fifth Hammer Brewing

In our fifth episode we speak with our good friends Chris Cuzme and Mary Izett about their long and fascinating path to brewery ownership. From saxophones and basement breweries to fast fermentation and Foeders, they've done it all. Visit their brewery in Long island City Queens. Also on this episode we'd like to introduce our special guest host, Penelope Amport. She helps us cut through the chatter and keep on track during our conversation. Subscribe on Google or iTunes Send brewing questions to questions@bitterandesters.com See What You Can Brew is a community oriented homebrewing podcast that will give you insights...

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See What You Can Brew - E4 - Carrie Soom - Brewing in the Marvel Universe

John LaPolla Brewminaries Clubs Homebrew Magic Mike Marvel

See What You Can Brew - E4 - Carrie Soom - Brewing in the Marvel Universe

On this week's episode we talk with Carrie Soom. Carrie is the current Dictator of Brooklyn NY's largest homebrewing club The Brewminaries, and a talented, prolific brewer. In this episode we talk with her about her series of Marvel character themed beers, her involvement with the Brewminaries and her passion (obsession?) with the movie Magic Mike XXL! We'd also like to remind folks that they can rent a jockey box from us so that they don't have to serve their beer from a pumpkin like some sort of plebeian. Subscribe on Google or iTunes Send brewing questions to questions@bitterandesters.com See What...

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See What You Can Brew - E3 - The Mad Fermentationist

John LaPolla Hazy IPA IPA Kettle Sours Sapwood Cellars Sour Beers The Mad Fermentationist

See What You Can Brew - E3 - The Mad Fermentationist

John & Doug sit down with Michael Tonsmiere, AKA The Mad Fermentationist. Michael has been dispensing solid advice about brewing techniques for a few years now (he wrote a hit book!), and recently opened a brewery, Sapwood Cellars. John & Doug also cover some basics on sour beers (and quick sours in particular) and why brewers like them. Subscribe on Google or iTunes Send brewing questions to questions@bitterandesters.com “See What You Can Brew” is a community oriented homebrewing podcast that will give you insights into the awesome things happening in the world of New York City Homebrewing! We’ll talk about...

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See What You Can Brew - E2 - It’s getting hot in here, so brew with Kveik.

John LaPolla Kveik Lance Shaner Omega Yeast Yeast

See What You Can Brew - E2 - It’s getting hot in here, so brew with Kveik.

The sun is out and summer is in full swing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t brew.  During this show John and Douglas speak with Lance Shaner about fermenting “hot” with the new Kveik Strains from Omega Yeast that are capable of fermenting IPA’s and Pale ales well into the 80 to 90˚F range.   They’ll also discuss Brewers Choice, The Bitter & Esters Beer Swap, and other cool stuff in the NYC beer scene. John LaPolla & Lance Shaner from Omega Yeast Subscribe on Google or iTunes Send brewing questions to questions@bitterandesters.com The competitions we discuss: Mobcraft Weirdest Homebrew...

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See What You Can Brew - E1 - Le Podcast Beginnith

John LaPolla

See What You Can Brew - E1 - Le Podcast Beginnith

  Bitter & Esters is excited to announce the release of our brand new podcast, See What You Can Brew. This community oriented homebrewing podcast will give you insights into the awesome things happening in the world of New York City Homebrewing! We'll talk about what homebrewers are up to, different beer styles, brewing tips and troubleshooting, interviews with professional and amateur brewers, answers to listeners questions and witty banter from your favorite homebrew shop owners. Check out episode one, Le Podcast Beginnith. In this episode, Douglas & John ramble on for about twenty five minutes trying to get to...

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