1. Welcome to your front row seat for a lesson on cooking with beer from the one-and-only Sean Z. Paxton a.k.a. The Homebrew Chef. Paxton is a frequent contributor to Beer Advocate, Zymurgy and The Brewing Network. He is not only one of the world’s most well-known beer cuisine experts, but also an avid homebrewer. Chop & Brew is proud to bring you this presentation Paxton delivered at a recent class of the Better Beer Society University. Grab a notepad, a beer, and something to nosh on because some epic science is about to be dropped. [Original postdate: June 23, 2013]

    Related Links

    Sean Z. Paxton's Homebrew Chef website:
    homebrewchef.com/

    The Brewing Network's "The Home Brewed Chef" podcast:
    thebrewingnetwork.com/shows/The-Home-Brewed-Chef

    Better Beer Society / Better Beer Society University website:
    betterbeersociety.com/

    Sean's Full Presentation "How to Cook with Beer":
    betterbeersociety.com/media/BBSHomeBrewChef_HowToCookWithBeer.pptx

    The Republic:
    republicmn.com

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  2. Crawfish. Crayfish. Mudbugs. Whatever you call them there is nothing like a crawfish boil! Chef Tim Glover from Cajun 2 Geaux shows us how to prepare a crawfish boil for a crowd of 10 or a crowd of 100. This is a family tradition that Louisiana native Chef Tim is proud to bring the Great North. [Original postdate: August 2, 2013]

    Related Links:

    Cajun 2 Geaux
    cajun2geaux.com/

    Summit Brewing Company
    summitbrewing.com/

    Episode Music by McNasty Brass Band
    mcnastybrassband.com/

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  3. It's summer in the city and we're in need of a low-alcohol, yet high-flavor beer. Enter Wyeast Brand Manager Michael Dawson with the cure: Boat Bitter. Dawson has some great advice for crafting a superb session-strength British Bitter utilizing a limited edition yeast strain, Wyeast 1026 British Cask Ale. And if you know Dawson, you know you'll want to grab a beer and a notepad for this episode. Brew Small! [Original postdate: August 8, 2013]

    Related Links:
    Lagniappe Video: Boat Bitter Bonus Footage
    chopandbrew.com/2013/08/08/boat-bitter-bonus-footage/
    Recipe: Boat Bitter
    chopandbrew.com/2013/08/08/boat-bitter-homebrew-recipe/
    Recipe: Imperial Black Rye IPA
    chopandbrew.com/2013/08/08/imperial-black-rye-ipa-homebrew-recipe/
    Wyeast Laboratories
    wyeast.com
    Wyeast 1026 British Cask Ale
    wyeastlab.com/hb_yeaststrain_detail.cfm?ID=3

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  4. You asked for a home hop progress report, Chop & Brew has one for you. With only a few weeks left in the hop-growing season – Chip, Dawson and Ted have late-summer updates on their home hop-growing efforts. (Well, Dawson and Ted do anyway.) We talk a bit about how to know when your hops are ready to pick, the easy way to dry the cones, and how to store them. Coming soon: a fresh-hop brew day episode. [Original postdate: August 23, 2013]

    Related Links:
    Chop & Brew – Episode 6: Growing Hops at Home (Part 1)
    chopandbrew.com/2013/05/19/chop-brew-episode-06-growing-hops-at-home-part-1/

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  5. Chop & Brew is joined once again by Wyeast brand manager Michael Dawson for a backyard brew session. The goal: a high-gravity Belgian Dark Strong Ale. We discuss what it takes to create a successful “big beer” while sampling a high-octane brew from Dawson’s homebrew cellar. Brewers, we’d love to hear your tips and techniques to high-gravity brewing. Leave a comment below this video. [Original postdate: September 4, 2013]

    RELATED LINKS

    Dawson’s Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2013 [What we’re brewing.]
    chopandbrew.com/2013/09/04/dawsons-belgian-dark-strong-ale-2013-homebrew-recipe

    Dawson’s Belgian Dark Strong Ale 2011 [What we’re drinking.]
    chopandbrew.com/2013/09/04/dawsons-belgian-dark-strong-ale-2011-homebrew-recipe

    Wyeast Private Collection (changes quarterly)
    wyeastlab.com/vssprogram.cfm?website=3

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