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

Craft & Design Food & Beverage

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.

Subscribe to the MAKE Podcast in iTunes, download Make: Live episode 08 in its entirety (m4v or Vimeo), or watch clips on YouTube. Also check out the chat room transcript!

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.

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:

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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Friday May 20th, 9pm ET/6pm PT
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6 thoughts on “Make: Live 5/11/11 — Brewing Beer and Coffee (video)

  1. pfirsch says:

    Thanks for this post! Unfortunately, when I tried to use the MAKELIVE2 code for the coffee PDF, it told me that the code is not valid. Is there a trick I need to know? I even copied the code and pasted it to make sure I hadn’t accidentally misspelled it.

  2. Becky Stern says:

    Did you make sure to add the coffee PDF to your cart?

  3. pfirsch says:

    I have tried to get the coffee PDF on three separate occasions on two different computers. I made sure the PDF was in the cart each time. Still get the same response–MAKELIVE2 not valid.

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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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