Home Beer Brewing: Beverage Science

Home Beer Brewing: Beverage Science

Why everyone from curious chemistry students to high-end pastry chefs to the First Family is exploring the science behind home beer brewing.

It's a hobby that leverages complex culinary science to produce an infinite array of unique tastes: home beer brewing. A new-found availability of equipment and ingredients has opened the door for apartment dwellers and home owners alike to concoct beverages from scratch. We explore the science behind the brews, and why the process appeals to everyone from pastry chefs to chemistry geeks.

Guests

Tiffany MacIsaac

Home Beer Brewer; Pastry Chef, Birch and Barley (Washington, D.C.)

Andrew Passell

Home Beer Brewer; Roaster, Qualia Coffee (Washington, D.C.)

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