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Pimp My System / DIY CarbCap: Has anyone made one?
« on: February 25, 2016, 11:10:13 AM »
I was wondering if any AHA Forum users have made their own carbonation caps? I've seen a few innovations online where people get creative with bike tire-tube fittings and things like that. If anyone has made their own (or knows someone who has), I'd be interested in potentially sharing it on HomebrewersAssociation.org as a featured Pimp My System story.

Let me know!

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Check out this video of Miami Heat's Chris Bosh and Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione touring LA while homebrewing a stout in the back of their stretch limo.

Video: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/sam-calagione-chris-bosh-homebrew-in-a-stretch-hummer/

It got me thinking... what other athletes or "celebrities" out there are also homebrewers? Here are a few I know off the top of my head:
  • Jared Veldheer (Arizona Cardinals)
  • Wil Wheaton (Stand By Me, Start Trek)
  • Aisha Tyler (voice of 'Lana' from the animated show Archer)

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The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Governing Committee is soliciting nominations for two opening seats in 2016. Governing Committee positions are held for three-year terms.

If you, or someone you know, would be a good fit in helping shape the American Homebrewers Association, please let us know by following the link below. Nominations are due by November 30, 2015.

Full details: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/aha-governing-committee-election-nominations/

Cheers,
Duncan

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / 2015 Battle of the Bottle Labels
« on: September 29, 2015, 01:28:13 PM »
We are holding another homebrew bottle label competition this year! We are teamed up with GrogTag and they have some awesome prize packages for the winners. All you gotta do is submit a bottle label you made!

Here are the full details: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/battle-of-the-bottle-labels-2015/


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Hey all,

We've got a bulk of the 2015 National Homebrewers Conference seminars (audio and visual) online for AHA members to access. There is TONS of great material on all things beer, mead and cider. Be sure to snoop through past years, too.

You will notice a few seminars that currently don't have the slides available. We are working on tracking those down, and will get them available as soon as we possibly can. So hang tight!

Find the seminars here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/how-to-brew/resources/conference-seminars/

Cheers,
Duncan

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We just wrapped up the 2015 National Homebrew Competition awards ceremony here in San Diego at the National Homebrewers Conference. You can find the results of the Final Round (and all the First Round results) here.

Congratulations to all the winners, and big thanks to all who entered and/or volunteered!

Cheers,
Duncan

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Greetings homebrewers,

The 2015 AHA National Homebrewers Conference in San Diego is right around the corner, and we’re looking for clubs to pour at the famous “Club Night” celebration. Club Night is an opportunity for homebrew clubs across the country to put together a booth, dress up in costume (if you want!) and pour some of your club’s finest brews. It is quite the spectacle, and personally is one of the events I most look forward to during the conference.

The preliminary deadline for clubs to sign up is this Sunday, so act fast! For more information on the event, how your club can be involved and to register, visit this link.


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Hey everyone,

Just wanted to let everyone know that the AHA's Research & Education Fund program is now back open and accepting project proposals!

If you aren't aware of the program, check out this article for more information.

Check out completed REF-funded projects here.

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, check out the REF page on HomebrewersAssociation.org.

Cheers!
Duncan

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General Homebrew Discussion / Beer in a Minute
« on: April 01, 2015, 08:16:28 AM »
Video: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/videos/how-to-brew-beer-in-a-minute/

The AHA has developed a groundbreaking technique that drastically reduces the time it takes to brew beer and get it in your glass! Check out the video above for a tutorial.

Cheers,
Duncan

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What's up Forum-folk?

I think it's pretty cool when commercial breweries post clone recipes of their brews for homebrewers to try making at home. For example Avery Brewing Co posts quite a few of their recipes that can be accessed, no questions asked.

I was wondering if you guys knew of any other breweries that do something similar? Ideally, I want to write a post for HomebrewersAssociation.org that compiles some of these instances so they are all in one convenient place.

I'd appreciate any leads!

Cheers,
Duncan

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Hey AHA Forumites,

We just launched a really cool contest called Battle of the Bottle Labels! All the contest details are highlighted here, but in short we are accepting entries of self-designed homebrew labels. We'll put togethor a selection to display on the web and allow the public to vote for the winning design. The winner and runner-up will get some awesome prizes from GrogTag!

Spread the word and enter your designs!

Cheers,
Duncan

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Zymurgy / Zymurgy Mobile App Issues
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:19:22 AM »
Hi AHA forum users,

I wanted to let everyone know we are aware of and working on fixing the current issues with the Zymurgy mobile iOS app. We are waiting on Apple's approval of the new version which will then allow the app to be available for download.

I'm very sorry for the inconvenience this poses to our members.

Cheers,
Duncan

edit: Also, if you are experiencing issues and have the time to provide the specs of your mobile device and describe the issues you are experiencing, posting that info here will help us in the future. Thanks so much!

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Ingredients / Flavored Candi Sugars
« on: August 07, 2014, 01:12:42 PM »
Hey forum folk,

So someone posted a picture of their mead ingredients on Instagram and alongside the honey was a jug of "blood orange candi sugar." I've heard of natural fruit flavorings and belgian candi sugars, but nothing that combines the two. It piqued my interest and I googled the company that makes it: Cascade Beer Candi Sugar. Apparently they make a bunch of flavored candi sugars. The few reviews I've come across online seem to be positive.

I thought it could taste good adding some of the blood orange candi sugar (or other fruit flavored candi sugar) in place of the turbinado sugars I use in my saison to add a little twist to my usual recipes. The manufacturer's website says to add it just after high krausen to preserve aromatics and flavors. Sure.

Before trying it out, I wanted to see if anyone on the foum has experience with any of these flavored candi sugar products? If so, what'd you think? Would you use them again? My big concern is creating some sort of overly-artificial tasting fruit flavor you find in subpar fruit beers.

Cheers,
duncan

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Hey AHA forum folk,

I am super excited to announce HomebrewersAssociation.org now has a section dedicated to making mead at home! It is laid out the same was as our Let's Brew beer sections, with a step-by-step tutorial, list of necessary equipment, a discussion about ingredients, and a selection of recipes. There is also some suggested tips for improving your mead making process, which includes things like staggered nutrient additions.

We launched this to coincide with Mead Day 2014 (August 2), which hopefully some of you plan to celebrate!

Cheers,
Duncan

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General Homebrew Discussion / 2014 BJCP Style Guidelines Discussion
« on: June 20, 2014, 09:32:21 AM »
Hey guys,

During the 2014 National Homebrewers Conference, BJCP President Gordon Strong gave a talk on the changes coming to the BJCP Style Guidlines. Chip Walton and the Chop & Brew team caught the talk on video. Check it out here: http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/videos/chop-brew-covers-2014-bjcp-style-guidelines/

What does everyone think of the changes?

-duncan

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