Marshall Schott of Brülosophy and His Fascinating ExBeeriments

by Karl S Updated on May 9, 2017

Marshall Schott and his team at Brülosophy tackle the questions all homebrewers wonder about but few are brave enough to answer.

Questions like:

  • Does transferring the trub into the fermenter really matter?
  • Can you tell the difference between a lager fermented at 55°F and one at 70°F;?
  • How important are yeast starters?

In my first time ever speaking with Marshall (something I’ve been wanting to do for a while) I ask him the questions I’ve been dying to ask since I first discovered his awesome site.

Here’s what we cover:

  • Why Marshall made the shift from homebrewing to homebrewing experiments.
  • What Marshall thought (and even hoped) might happen when he started experimenting, and what happened instead that surprised him
  • The controversy that often surrounds his experiments and the place on the internet where it gets the most heated
  • The biggest misconception about Brülosophy
  • Behind the scenes of a Brülosophy ExBeeriment, from start to finish
  • What “Gear Shaming” is and why Billy and Marshall both think it’s bad for the hobby
  • One of Marshall’s all-time favorite beers (you won’t guess this one)
  • Marshall’s current thoughts on Low Oxygen Brewing after posting the results of their long-awaited LODO Experiment
  • A couple ways homebrewers can start experimenting in an easy, low-risk way while getting meaningful results
  • One of Marshall’s all-time favorite beers (you won’t guess this one)

My hat goes off to Marshall and his team of Ray Found, Greg Foster, Malcolm Frazer, Jake Houlihan, and Matt Del Fiacco.

These dudes are rolling up their sleeves and doing the hard work that benefits all homebrewers. Thanks, crew! And thanks Marshall for a fun interview. I doubt it will be the last.