This is the fourth episode of Alcohol by Volume: a new podcast dedicated to the homebrew community. In this episode, Josh Carr and Dennis Niedfeldt continue our “Beer Basics” series as they discuss the pros and cons of bottling versus kegging your homebrew. It’s a continuation of our beginner’s guide to homebrewing. This is also our last “Beer Basics” episode! We’ll be moving onto new topics after this. Most importantly, our coverage of GABF.
If you’re going to GABF as a vendor or attendee, try to find us. Josh is the fat guy with a beard… oh wait…
This picture above is of Dennis (center) with the founder (right) of Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales.
If these concepts end up being a little too basic for you, our forthcoming episodes will get into more complicated conversations. This series is really meant for people who are new to the homebrew community. This “Beer Basics” series is a great way to familiarize yourself with the art of homebrewing.
Our hosts, Josh and Dennis, are avid homebrewers that wanted to take their interests to the podcast format. Dennis has been brewing for a few years already. Josh is really just getting started. Together, they make a great team: a rookie and a veteran with questions and answers that will have you listening each week.
As we move forward with the podcast, we’ll step into recipes, interviews, Q&A from our listeners, etc. We want your feedback. Sure, we’re doing this show because we love it, but we’re also doing it for you. If we mess up, we expect you to tell us. If you want us to answer a question, ask it. Feel free to leave a comment, and we’ll get back to you.
Episode 4 – Bottling versus Kegging Show Notes
All of our podcasts include show notes. If we reference something in the show that you need to know, we’ll put a link here. The notes may include stories we reference, definitions we think you should know, companies we like, or other cool stuff.
KegConnection – A great place for kegging supplies if you don’t have a local homebrew store.
Cornelius Keg – A great explanation of the pin lock or ball lock soda kegs.
Keezer – Northern Brewer’s How-to on building a Keezer.
Jockey Box – A portable keg cooling option.
Wynkoop Brewing Company – A local, Colorado brewing company. Home of the Rocky Mountain Oyster Stout.
Beer House – A group of friends plumbed a guy’s house with beer. This is that video.