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Thunderhead Brewing & Adjuncts

Thunderhead Brewing Co. joins The Session to talk about brewing w/ corn

Broadcast Date: 2010-03-28 17:00:00

Running time: 04:01:28

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Brewing w/ Adjuncts

This week on The Session we are joined by Thunderhead Brewing Co. from Kearney, NE. Brewmaster Trevor Schaben will talk to us about using corn and various adjuncts in craft beer. Learn about how they use locally grown and malted corn in their beer, as well as how other adjuncts can play an important and unique role in your homebrewing. John Palmer also joins the discussion to help us understand sugar adjuncts.

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Kava by gchild, April 22, 2010
Just finished listing to this show. Thought I'd let you know your DOTW caller was incorrect about Kava. Kava is not from the Taro plant, which is a starchy root vegetable. Kava is root plant that is not normally used for food consumption. Kava is not fermented and does not produce alcohol. The roots of the Kava plant are ground up and dried, then steeped in water producing a brown, cloudy almost mud like water. You drink the cloudy water. It basically taste like you think it would, earthy, dirty, rooty. I wouldn't say it produces an intoxicating effect on you. It's has more of a relaxing, calming effect. It also numbs the lips, mouth and gums.

I'm really curious to know the connection Drew says there is between Kava and American Cereal mashes. It might be the earthy, woody taste. It basically taste like your drinking out of a puddle of mud if you have it in it's traditional form. It is an awesome relaxer....maybe Justin should try some for his back. I grew up in Hawaii and surfed a lot around the Pacific and drank a lot of the stuff.

Hope this helps and if you get a chance to get more clarification from Drew that would be awesome.

Tim Golden
Los Angeles
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