Yesterday Experimental Brewing released the latest episode of their podcast (Episode 59). In the podcast Drew interviews yours truly on some of the complexities of lager yeasts. We touch on topics ranging from their evolutionary history, to major differences within the lager yeast “family”, to just what scientific name they should have (Saccharomyces pastorianus, for the record). We also delve into what got me into homebrewing, fermenting with wild yeast, that odd-ball yeast Lachancia, and a few other topics.
I’d like to thank Drew for interviewing me, and for Denny’s stellar editing. Somehow, between the two of them, they turned an exhausted, sick and somewhat bumbling interviewee into a coherent and semi-intelligible guy!
I hope you find the interview interesting, and if you have any questions or want some clarifications, please leave a comment below and I’ll do my best to answer it for you.
Finally, keep an eye on my blog for an upcoming post where I’ll re- cover the lagering stuff discussed on the podcast and (hopefully) clarify a few points.