Matt Brynildson of Firestone Walker, one of the most respected brewmasters on the globe, answers your brewing questions about collaborations, hops, lager mashing, product development, and more.
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In this “Direct Fire” episode of the podcast, listeners pepper Firestone Walker’s Matt Brynildson with questions across the brewing spectrum, including:
- The process behind blending recipes for collaborations
- Brewing into the “sweet spot” of most styles
- Choosing and implementing a lager mashing regimen
- How Firestone Walker employs low-oxygen methods in the brewhouse
- Key takeaways from Matt’s time spent brewing in Belgium
- Strategies for selecting and optimizing hops
- Managing dry hop timing in hoppy beers
- “Neurotically” dry hopping only at night to avoid lightstruck character
- The impact of climate change on hop selection and usage
- Exciting new hops on the Firestone Walker radar
- Using lager yeast to make IPA
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