This week on Fuhmentaboudit!, Mary Izett conducts an interview with Dr. Fritz Briem, the Director of Technology at Boonrawd Brewery in Thailand, and brewer of several historical beers distributed by B. United International Inc. Dr. Fritz Briem also receieved his degree from the TU Munich-Weihenstephan, and was the former Director of Education at the Siebel Institute in Chicago. This episode is a homebrewer’s dream! Tune in for a step-by-step description from Dr. Fritz Briem himself about how he made his 1809 Berliner Weisse. Hear about the importance of wild flora in the beer’s brewing process. Later, Dr. Fritz Briem talks about his Grodziskie, and the role of the smoked wheat in the brew. Learn why the Grodziskie needs to mature, and then ferment further in the bottle to get its delicious flavor. Why does Dr. Fritz Briem smoke his own malt? The doctor also talks about some of his upcoming brewing ideas that will involve honey and molasses! This episode has been brought to you by The Heritage Meat Shop.

“What can you do with the equipment and the ingredients and equipment you have now while thinking about the limitations of the past?” [5:00]

“I always compare yeast and bacteria to human beings. If you treat them well, and you choose the right people for the right job, then it works.” [14:10]

Dr. Fritz Briem on Fuhmentaboudit!