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Any thoughts on enabling household memberships for international members? Wasn't able to get it working for my wife last year so I just got her a digital membership separate from mine.

Yes! That will soon be a reality with our new membership portal, which will be launched in the coming weeks. Thanks!

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For future webinars, we will also post a downloadable PDF file with any follow up questions (if applicable). For this one, we were able to cover all questions in the allotted time.

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Hi all -

We had to do a re-recording of our first Zymurgy Live webinar from May 24. I apologize for the delayed posting, but our first webinar - Brewing Local With Stan Hieronymus - is now posted to the Zymurgy Live archives:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/archived-zymurgy-live/brewing-local-stan-hieronymus/

You can download just the powerpoint to view at your own pace, or you can follow the audio recording with the slides by following the appropriate links.

If you have not done so already, you will likely need to install a WebEx plug-in to your internet browser. This will be a one-time download and should take less than one minute (if that). You will not have to download it again to access other archived or live webinars.

Please let me know if you have any questions! Thanks!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Rogue AHA discount
« on: June 16, 2016, 02:35:52 PM »
Hi Bob -

Thanks for alerting us. It isn't often, but sometime the Member Deal participants will alter their offer without alerting us. It sounds like this makes it even more valuable! I'll check in with them to see what the deal is, and if they have indeed changed it, then we will update the online directory.

Thanks!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org

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Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: June 01, 2016, 03:01:40 PM »
Hi all -

Unfortunately, there will be a typo in the conference program that you will receive upon check-in at Homebrew Con. The program has already been sent to print stating that the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will be from 11:15am - 12:15pm on Friday. This is incorrect.

PLEASE NOTE that the correct time for the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will actually be 12:45pm - 1:45pm on Friday in the Social Club. The app is now correct, and the website is correct. Additionally, there will be signs on site with the correct time. If you guys can help spread the word, I would appreciate it!

Sorry for the confusion, folks.

See you all next week!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org
720-473-7696

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Events / Re: AHA NHC app
« on: June 01, 2016, 03:00:03 PM »
Hi guys -

There are a few updates still being made to the app - a few of which have already been noted here. The app should be completely updated in the next day or so.

Unfortunately, there will be a typo in the conference program. The program has already been sent to print stating that the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will be from 11:15am - 12:15pm on Friday. PLEASE NOTE that the correct time for the AHA Forum Meet & Greet will actually be 12:45pm - 1:45pm on Friday in the Social Club. The app is now correct, and the website is correct. Additionally, there will be signs on site with the correct time. If you guys can help spread the word, I would appreciate it!

Sorry for the confusion, folks.

See you all next week!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org
720-473-7696

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Hi AHA Forum members -

Starting Monday, August 1, Household Membership dues to the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) will see a modest increase. For more details, please follow the link below:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/aha-household-membership-dues-increase-aug-1/

Be sure to join or renew today to secure current pricing for household members!

Cheers!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
matt@brewersassociation.org
720-473-7696

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Zymurgy / Re: Zymurgy Live: Brewing Local with Stan Hieronymus
« on: May 25, 2016, 07:57:43 AM »
Loved the idea of this event. Thanks to Stan for taking the time to put on the presentation and tell us about his new book. Really looking forward to this being a regular thing.

Now to the complaining. That WebEX software horrible. How in this day and age such a collection of utter garbage code can be allowed to exist is beyond me. Crappy code that does not execute coupled with horrible interface design decisions and terrible aesthetic choices should not be supported. I cringe to think that some small fraction of my fees went to pay for that steaming pile of s***. There are much better options out there, please use those instead.

Hi stonebriar -

I am sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience with the WebEx portal. I'd be interested in hearing more about how we could improve Zymurgy Live for all users. I'm aware that there were a few audio issues, and we are taking steps to alleviate that for the next webinar. If you could email me with some suggestions on how we can improve the aesthetics of the presentation, I would really appreciate it!

I'm looking forward to hearing from you!

Thanks!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator (and the guy who set up the steaming pile of s***)
matt@brewersassociation.org

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The AHA is very excited to announce our newest member benefit, Zymurgy Live!

Zymurgy Live is an online, interactive webinar series that will be hosted on a monthly to bi-monthly basis, with varying frequency. AHA members will be able to log on to view live presentations from various presenters on homebrewing topics.

Our first webinar will be with Stan Hieronymus on May 24. To find out more info on Zymurgy Live, follow the link below:

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/news/introducing-zymurgy-live-webinar-series/

See you on the 24th!

Matt Bolling
AHA Events & Membership Coordinator
Matt@BrewersAssociation.org

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Events / Re: AHA Forum Meetup at NHC
« on: April 19, 2016, 10:37:43 AM »
Hi everyone!

We're planning to schedule the Forum Meet & Greet inside the Social Club this year.

We were really happy with the success of last year's meet & greet, and we heard your comments about food & beer. With the meet & greet being in the Social Club, everyone will have access to beer, as well as the ability to purchase food in the Expo Hall.

I hope this helps. I'm looking forward to seeing everyone in Baltimore in a few weeks!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org

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AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / 2016 AHA Governing Committee Elections
« on: February 24, 2016, 12:21:34 PM »
The 2016 American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee elections are now open through 11:59 pm PT on Thursday, March 31, 2016.

This year there are two (2) available seats on the AHA Governing Committee, with four (4) candidates running.

Consisting of 15 elected members, and three emeritus members, the Governing Committee is vital to the AHA's operational direction. Each member is elected to serve a three (3) year term.

All AHA members voting in the election are eligible for an additional entry in the Lallemand Scholarship drawing for the Siebel Institute’s two-week Concise Course. Check the appropriate box on the ballot to submit your entry.

CAST YOUR VOTE!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org


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General Homebrew Discussion / Attending your first homebrew club meeting
« on: January 28, 2016, 12:34:21 PM »
Howdy forumites-

I'm looking to source some feedback on the topic of attending club meetings for the first time, and any input you have is appreciated.

Other than the obvious 'bring beer' suggestion, what can wise advice can you guys give me?

Do you have any tips for someone that has never been to a club meeting, but is interested in going?
What was your first meeting experience like?
What advice can you offer someone who is attending a club meeting without knowing anyone there?

You can post here, or send me an email:

matt@brewersassociation.org

Thanks!

Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
1327 Spruce St | Boulder, CO, 80302
720-473-7696 | matt@brewersassociation.org

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The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 10:55:54 AM »
Wow, I didn't even know you existed and had that power, so you must be someone important. Do you have a boss who can take the whole forum down? ;)

Yes he does.  So don't piss him off otherwise he'll shutdown the forum and bring TechTalk back  :o

I did read the first post that came through and I think Matt made the right decision.

Yes, we do have a boss that can bring the whole forum down.

He is the leader and most powerful of the turtle-like Koopa race; whose ultimate goal is to kidnap and marry Princess Peach, defeat Mario, and conquer the fictional Mushroom Kingdom.

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The Pub / Re: The Pub?
« on: January 07, 2016, 08:48:01 AM »
Hi all -

I took the thread down.

To my knowledge, there aren't many threads that have been removed from the AHA forum before. Those who saw how baseless and harassing some of the comments were will no doubt agree that it had no place here.

To quell anyone's curiosity - a thread was started about revealing personal information without the consent of the individual. The person who began the thread was an active member here and will be missed. He was not banned. According to his posts, he voluntarily suspended his account.

The individual who WAS banned joined this forum simply as a means to make baseless claims against the aforementioned member. His one and only post went so far as to reveal this person's home address, what model & color car he drives, as well as information about his family - along with several derogatory remarks. The post was quickly removed by the admins. After he was banned, he then called the AHA office to make further derogatory remarks about this individual.

I made the decision to pull the entire thread. I hope that I will not have to do that again, and I hope this clears up the curiosity.

This forum is a place for learning and sharing information about great beer, and the hobby we all love. The homebrewing community is renowned for our sense of camaraderie. Let's all do our best to keep it that way.


Cheers,

Matt Bolling
Events & Membership Coordinator
American Homebrewers Association
matt@brewersassociation.org

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General Homebrew Discussion / Last Call for Conference Seminars
« on: November 18, 2015, 08:49:36 AM »
The National Homebrewers Conference, presented by the American Homebrewers Association, is now accepting presentation submissions for educational seminars and poster presentations. The National Homebrewers Conference will take place June 9-11, 2016 in Baltimore, MD.

1. Review presentation guidelines
2. Submit your seminar proposal

Note: Please review the presentation guidelines before submitting your proposal. The submission deadline is Friday, November 20, 2015.

If you would like to find out more information about the conference, or about submitting a proposal, you can contact Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator.

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