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Brewing TV - Episode 23: Hoppy Halloween with Jamil Zainasheff


Original postdate: November 5, 2010

- Prairie Homebrewing Companions: two group brews, club yeast bank
- Hoppy Halloween Challenge
- Jamil Zainasheff
- Heretic Brewing Company
- Bromance

Chip makes a solo mission to Fargo, ND for a Hoppy Halloween weekend of brew sessions, homebrew judging, kicking it with the Prairie Homebrewing Companions and Jamil Zainasheff... who, by the way, make a very big announcement in this episode.

Related Links

- Jamil Zainasheff Online: Mr. MaltyBrewing Network
- BTV Book Club - written by Jamil Zainasheff:

 - Jamil's Evil Twin Beer Kit: 


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Reader Comments (34)

Nice episode, Chip.
How in demand are those first batches from Heretic gonna be? I can only imagine.

Also have to say, that, bottle bombs or not, those toxic waste beers should have at least won for appearance, lol, that was a great concept. Lemon/lime soda + beer, not so much.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJeff


November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNick Mattern

Nice video Chip! Very entertaining.

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

Susan the yeast goddess! And Jamil opening a brewhouse?! Whoa! Can You Brew It?

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJC

Great show to start our Friday night......Stan is wondering about Swedish beer....since he's part Swedish....fill us in....

November 5, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCHIP'S MOM

Another great episode. I love watching these. I'm brewing right now and dreaming about getting a toptier.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterRuffdeezy

Goof freakin show Chipper. All hail the Zainascheff!

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterandrew

Great show, Chip, one of the best. Big news! Hope I can try some Heretic some time.

November 6, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJohn S

Nice work man. Awesome scoop on Heretic brewing. Funny name, since it sounds like they would be doing any thing sort of anti-establishment to normal brewing. Since Jamil is such a style king, it seems like an odd name. But, it will be fun to see what they release. He kept saying "we" and I wonder if some of the Brewing Network guys are involved. Tasty McDole? Will be really fun to see how that shakes out. One thing you can know - he will not be releasing beers with off flavors!

Nice job on the the Hoppy Halloween contest. Looks like a fun time. The scary/Halloween beer contest is a cool addition. Watch out for that toxic stuff!


November 7, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDon

Great episode Chip! Thanks for coming up and hanging out with us for the weekend. You're welcome back anytime.

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

nice job!

November 8, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDAveALL

Great episode Chip!

You should bother the guys to let you appear in more episodes. You were fun to watch.


November 9, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter5kw3r1

Hey, thanks for coming up Chip, it was fun having you in town, and you are welcome back anytime! Although my garage floor is still a bit sticky!

November 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Well done, Chip. I'm totally jealous of your trip to Fargo. Seemed like an awesome adventure. What a way to spend a couple days!!

November 10, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

Chip (or Eric if you're following) any chance we could get some details on the business end of the electric immersion element featured in the hoppy Halloween segment? Looked like an interesting variant of a heat stick, a variant that I haven't seen before. Thanks for another informative episode.

November 14, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBret

@ Bret. Send me your e-mail to <chip@northernbrewer.com> and Eric says he's send you a link to a forum/blog post he wrote up on it once upon a time. Thanks for watching and your comment! CW

November 17, 2010 | Registered CommenterChip

Bret, here is more information: http://www.homebrewchatter.com/board/showthread.php?7575-New-idea-for-electric-boil-kettle&highlight=electric+kettle

November 17, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterEric

Chip thanks for following up with more info on the heat stick/stand, I appreciate it.

November 23, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBret

Great Contribution to blog. I
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