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Make: Live 5/11/11 — Brewing Beer and Coffee (video)

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Make: Live ep08 is all about brewing beer and coffee. Thanks to our guests Diane Gilleland, John Park, Douglas Amport, and John LaPolla. Catch up on video and notes from the show here.

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Beer Brewing – Douglas Amport and John LaPolla of City Brewshop

Brewing experts Douglas Amport and John LaPolla from City Brewshop demonstrate home beer brewing from start to finish with their own recipe for a heavily-hopped India pale ale, filmed at hackerspace NYC Resistor. They took viewer questions in-studio and even brought us some tasty homebrew to sip.

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Siphon Brewing Apparatus – John Park

Make: television host and espresso maven John Edgar Park checks in to give us a tour of his labware siphon brew apparatus from MAKE v17.

Show notes:

Bonus! Maker Mailbag:

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Beer brewers Jay Maslar and Brett Martin show off HERMES 2.0, their custom built brew controller for their nano-scale Black Heart Brewery. Want to show us your project? Upload a video or photos and send a link to

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4 thoughts on “Make: Live 5/11/11 — Brewing Beer and Coffee (video)

  1. Bosco P. Soultrane says:

    was a great show, can’t wait to brew my own beer!

  2. AMalePoet says:

    Good to hear that we have makers in Binghamton! Will look forward to the brand launch in the comming years. The vac brewer was so cool also. Way to go Mr. Parks.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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