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Brewing TV - Episode 35: High Voltage 1800



Original Postdate: April 22, 2011

Guest host Kent "Sixpack" Olsen brews a batch of Town Hall 1800 English IPA (he later dubbed his version "Dirty Deeds English IPA"). Sixpack won the Brewing TV brew session and beer kit at an auction benefit for Emma German earlier this year. The brew session takes place on his birthday surrounded by friends from his Jack of All Brews homebrew club and plenty of great beer. Join us for one hop-tastic brew day filled with interesting tips, a tour of Sixpack's basement bar and some High Voltage fun.

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Jack of All Brews homebrew club

Town Hall English IPA recipe kit

Emma's Brown Ale recipe kit

Learn more about Emma German HERE



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Reader Comments (47)

What's all this Rut Byeer aboat, eh?

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPJ

Well that was a waste of time...

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB

Congrats to Kent, and thanks for sharing your process!

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJG

worst episode ever... I love BTV but this one was baaadddd

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermike

I heart brewingtv, but I must say, this was lackluster. Given the sheer amount of quality filled episodes prior to this one, this just felt weaker in nature. No matter, it won't stop me from watching! Keep up the good work.

April 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterduckmanco

I usually don't do this when facing critical response, but I I like this episode (and found it worth presenting) for several reasons:
1. It's the first time we've seen batch sparging on BTV - a technique we thought some people would like to see
2. it shows what some people may have to deal with when using a large amount of pellet hops in a brew day
3. it's brewing beer for a good cause
I personally had a great time with the Jack of All Brews club members.
And that's what I think homebrewing is all about.
Chip / BTV

April 22, 2011 | Registered CommenterChip

I know that this Beer was for charity, but sharing wasn't necessary. I'm sure Shaun Hill or Sean Lawson would dedicate a batch to charity, and it would be a lot more interesting to watch. This guy is a chooch, and his process, along with his beer, mostly suck.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDevin

I have no connection to this at all, but I can't believe people are being critical. Did you not see the little girl this is helping? At the risk of sounding cliche, sometimes "all for brew" is about more than just beer. Good work.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJM

I gotta say this was a sketchy episode all around. Love BTV but this guy's regiment didn't impress me at all. For Christ sake clean that mash tun man, that stuff WILL scrub off. I'm really hoping he used his spoon to fish that hop bag out of the kettle and not his hand, and why did he throw it like that? This just reinforces my personal rule of not drinking til the boil is over, too many problems could pop up at the end to deal with buzzed. But at least some money was raised for that girl, so it wasn't a total wash.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJerrell

lots of fuggles 7 oz wow!

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergary

Nice job . Is everything premo no but what is

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrick

Jeez guys... This might not have been the best episode, but it was still OK. I think Chip has a couple of good points. Is everyone just bummed out that they didn't get their Dawson fix? Why the hate?

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The episode was fine. I'm sensing brew geek elitism in some of the above posts. Thanks to Olsen and the other Jack dudes for hosting BTV - I enjoyed watching another approach/perspective to home brewing.

Keep em' coming BTV.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnyB

I thought it was a great episode, Kent's basement bar was pretty sweet and it was all for a great cause. I really enjoyed it.

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKirk

Nice job as guest host Kent. Wish I had your tap set up....

April 23, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

Nice Job. I would have been a little camera shy, guest hosting and all. Your keg set up was awesome. Its nice to see a fellow brewer with a coleman cooler like I use. Dawson was starting to make me feel bad with all his high tech brewing equipment. Just kidding. Good job.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBrock

Good job "Sixpack" Olsen guest hosting BTV, thought you were entertaining. I love homebrewing but I do find there are a fair amount of stuck up douchbags out there that look down on people if they don't know everything about brewing, and if you don't have a $3000 system. I'd bet the vast majority of brewers out there have a system closer to Sixpack's and it's always nice to see someone else's system and process.

Thanks and good job BTV!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterOochi

I also thought it was a good episode and fit the usual format with a couple cast-of-characters and a load of shenanigans. Their neighbors must find good entertainment watching the brew session. Also, it is good to see a wide variety of brewing techniques in each BTV episode. They could have lengthened this episode by having tasting notes on one their past brew sessions.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

I haven't posted yet because all the comments on other episodes stated what I also thought. But the negative post here are unwarranted. Sixpack shows that its possible to brew beer in a way that is his own.I also batch sparge and was waiting for the BrewingTV guys to show it. Thanks Chip for that. Great show please keep up the great work!

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterTim

I haven't seen that many goatees, bowling shirts, and wrap-around sunglasses since...

Eh, I got nothin'.

April 24, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterBob

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