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Title: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: duncan on July 19, 2013, 05:56:21 PM
Hey everyone,

All seminars from the 2013 National Homebrewers Conference are now available exclusively to AHA members for download! Presentations include audio recording of the seminar as well as any visual aids the speakers used. More info here: http://bit.ly/HBC13sem (http://bit.ly/HBC13sem)

If you haven't already, check out the 2012 seminars as well. Between this year and last, there is a lot of great information for brewers of all kinds (cider and mead makers, too!).

Non-members--you can check out a free preview of Mitch Steele's talk from 2012. The link above will point you there!

Cheers,
Duncan
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: erockrph on July 19, 2013, 06:07:30 PM
Sweet! This will keep me going on my commute for the next month or two :)

I see that several of the talks were given on multiple days. For those that were there - are there any of them that are worth downloading both days' talks? Otherwise I'll probably just get day 2 of each.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: wactuary on July 19, 2013, 06:49:03 PM


I see that several of the talks were given on multiple days. For those that were there - are there any of them that are worth downloading both days' talks? Otherwise I'll probably just get day 2 of each.

They repeated all the Thursday seminars so the people who were judging had a chance to catch what they missed. They were supposed to be the same content. I'd just pick one.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: theDarkSide on July 19, 2013, 07:08:20 PM
Most likely the on significant difference would be the questions asked at the end.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: thebigbaker on July 19, 2013, 07:09:27 PM
Always look forward to these and one day I look forward to seeing them in person!
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: HoosierBrew on July 19, 2013, 07:13:15 PM
Always look forward to these and one day I look forward to seeing them in person!
+1
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: duncan on July 19, 2013, 08:04:26 PM
Most likely the on significant difference would be the questions asked at the end.

For the most part, the Q&A would be the main difference
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: dbeechum on July 19, 2013, 09:55:56 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: duncan on July 19, 2013, 10:52:14 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.

Good point Drew. If it were me, I'd listen to the second one and then go back and fast forward to the Q&A of the first one.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: breslinp on July 20, 2013, 01:40:16 AM
I think the Wood talk and the Historical Water talk were my favorites.

The cheese and beer one as well, but that's meaningless without the beer and cheese in front of you.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: majorvices on July 22, 2013, 08:19:24 PM
Already went back and listened to a couple I missed. Love to be able to do this. Thanks AHA!
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on July 22, 2013, 08:52:21 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.

+1

My Saturday presentation features (at least) 5% less stammering.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: theDarkSide on July 22, 2013, 08:55:10 PM
Let's just hope Grand Rapids doesn't have some silly law saying you can't serve beer before 11am.  ;)
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: duncan on July 22, 2013, 09:15:24 PM
I think the Wood talk and the Historical Water talk were my favorites.

We should have the Wood talk slides available by the end of the week. Same goes for the Gluten-free brewing talk.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: erockrph on July 22, 2013, 09:52:25 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.

+1

My Saturday presentation features (at least) 5% less stammering.

Don't be so hard on yourself. I listened to Saturday's talk and it was excellent. Very timely for me as well. I'm currently "waking up" 2 of the 3 bottle dregs that I'm building my first sour starter from.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: guido on July 22, 2013, 10:46:46 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.

+1

My Saturday presentation features (at least) 5% less stammering.

The Saturday show was good.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: natebriscoe on July 24, 2013, 01:22:04 PM
Has anyone had trouble downloading any of these? Seems like the end gets cut off of everyone of them. 
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: rainmaker on July 24, 2013, 01:46:35 PM
Has anyone had trouble downloading any of these? Seems like the end gets cut off of everyone of them.

Same thing when I tried to listen. The wild yeast talk cuts off about 15 minutes in on each of them
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: ynotbrusum on July 25, 2013, 11:42:53 AM
Can't wait to download and watch some of these...I hope they all aren't cut off!  2012's were great to watch during an extended mash or boil this past year.  Thanks AHA for this tremendous resource!
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: erockrph on July 31, 2013, 05:30:34 PM
One thing that has been annoying as I listen to the seminars is that a lot of the presenters have given temperatures in degrees Celsius without providing the corresponding temperature in Farenheit. Since this is the American Homebrewers Association, I think the majority of us use *F in our day-to-day processes. I know that I've missed some useful information listening to these talks simply because when a speaker mentions something like 70C for a mash temp I can't really relate it to anything. Providing the appropriate conversions would definitely help engage the audience a bit better.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: BrewArk on July 31, 2013, 05:33:47 PM
Has anyone had trouble downloading any of these? Seems like the end gets cut off of everyone of them.
Had the same problem on the malting talk. :-\
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: roffenburger on August 01, 2013, 02:36:54 PM
I'm having trouble logging on. First says "oops. You tried to access members only content." When I click login in, the next screen give me another error "we could not create your new user account." When I click log in at the top of the screen it takes me to the home page with no fields to input username/password.

Any ideas?
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: roffenburger on August 01, 2013, 02:42:01 PM
I would also expect that the second presentation would be a little smoother due to practice for some of the speakers.

+1

My Saturday presentation features (at least) 5% less stammering.

The Saturday show was good.


One thing that has been annoying as I listen to the seminars is that a lot of the presenters have given temperatures in degrees Celsius without providing the corresponding temperature in Farenheit. Since this is the American Homebrewers Association, I think the majority of us use *F in our day-to-day processes. I know that I've missed some useful information listening to these talks simply because when a speaker mentions something like 70C for a mash temp I can't really relate it to anything. Providing the appropriate conversions would definitely help engage the audience a bit better.

In science and industry/manufacturing,  everything is done in metric values...typically.

C=1.8(f)+32
This is, of course no help while you listen though. Print a conversion chart.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: hopfenundmalz on August 01, 2013, 02:44:17 PM
One thing that has been annoying as I listen to the seminars is that a lot of the presenters have given temperatures in degrees Celsius without providing the corresponding temperature in Farenheit. Since this is the American Homebrewers Association, I think the majority of us use *F in our day-to-day processes. I know that I've missed some useful information listening to these talks simply because when a speaker mentions something like 70C for a mash temp I can't really relate it to anything. Providing the appropriate conversions would definitely help engage the audience a bit better.
Here is quick mental procedure to go C to F. Will use 70C.

Double the degrees C. So 140
Subtract 10%, so 126.
Add 32, so 158F = 70C.


Learned that from Pat Babcock on the HBD.
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: bluesman on August 01, 2013, 04:47:05 PM
This is great. Thanks Duncan!
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: BrewArk on August 05, 2013, 04:21:51 PM
Has anyone had trouble downloading any of these? Seems like the end gets cut off of everyone of them.
Had the same problem on the malting talk. :-\

Worked just fine when I used a fast connection at work.  Maybe time to upgrade from my phone company DSL!
Title: Re: 2013 Homebrewers Conference Seminars Now Available!
Post by: gsandel on August 05, 2013, 04:36:07 PM
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I think the majority of us use *F in our day-to-day processes
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I know I use the *F word in my day-to-day processes....no need for translation.  ;)

But the conversion chart for standard brewing ranges (mash temps, ale ferm and lager ferm) is a great idea to help with learning and memorizing.