When most brewers think of an experimental beer, odd creations come to mind. This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, hosts Mary Izett and Chris Cuzme are delving into the topic with Drew Beechum and Denny Conn, authors of the book "Experimental Homebrewing: Mad Science in the Pursuit of Great Beer." Denny and Drew explain that experimental homebrewing is about making good beer--the best beer, in fact. It's about the tweaking process, designing solid recipes, and blind evaluations. After the break, Drew shares a great story about his guacamole saison and how he and Denny have learned from some crazy mistakes. Tune in for a great show and before you realize it, you'll be donning a white lab coat and sharing your own thirst quenching results! This program was brought to you by GreatBrewers.com.
"The fun part [of brewing] is the crazy wacky flavor thing. I used to cook all the time and I find that this act allows me to express that same kind of poetical sense you get when you're cooking." [10:20]
"We set it up in the book that even if you do fail you're learning something from it." [22:15]
--Drew Beechum on Fuhmentaboudit!