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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Super duper newbie question
« on: July 18, 2017, 11:32:59 AM »
Welcome to homebrewing, Randy!

I'm pretty sure that 14-28 days in the instructions is the time in the bottles for conditioning/carbonating.  So yes, bottle when fermentation is complete.

The Pub / Re: Tapatalk sucks now
« on: June 14, 2017, 12:54:07 PM »
The AHA Forum should now be ad free on TapaTalk.  Please let us know if ads reappear. 

Questions about the forum? / Re: Ads on Tapatalk.
« on: June 07, 2017, 04:40:01 PM »
Thanks Gary. I saw the ad on the app. Just starting showing up in the last day or two, after the Tapatalk App updated.

The AHA Forum isn't the only forms this is occurring on either, so might just be something on the Tapatalk side of things.

Thanks!  We've got a trouble ticket in with TapaTalk.  This is definitely on their end.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Ads on Tapatalk.
« on: June 07, 2017, 12:58:37 PM »
Josh, thanks for posting!

Did you see that ad on the app or via Tapatalk online?  It looks like we may have had a mistake on our settings for the online version, which may have allowed ads to show up there.  There definitely should not have been Tapatalk-placed ads in the mobile version.  It is not our intention for Tapatalk to be placing ads on the AHA Forum.

We should have this corrected, but please follow up if you continue to see these kinds of ads in the future.

Questions about the forum? / Re: Kudos
« on: June 06, 2017, 08:08:25 AM »
Thanks Ralph,

Homebrewing is rapidly growing in popularity throughout Latin America and in Spain, however, there is not much homebrew content available to Spanish speakers.  The new Spanish language boards (one is for homebrewers and one is for professional brewers) are one means of providing resources for Spanish speakers.

The AHA also started translating each issue of Zymurgy into Spanish and making that content available to AHA members in the Magazines section of  So far we've translated the January/February and March/April 2017 issues.  The May/June issue is in the process of being translated.  You can find the translations here:

The Pub / Re: Well, this sucks
« on: May 18, 2017, 12:51:14 PM »
I share that sentiment. 

14?  There are only 13 candidate statements.

Have you been drinking?  I count 14.

Just a few days left to cast your ballot in the AHA Governing Committee election.  Ballots must be submitted by midnight Pacific Time to be counted.  With six seats on the GC in contention, this is a particularly important election.

Candidate statements and ballots can be found here:

Vote NOW!

I'll also weight in on this thread.  I think Denny and Jeff are being modest about the role the Governing Committee members play.  The GC plays a tremendously important role for the AHA.  Every year, I depend on the Governing Committee to set the agenda for the AHA's annual plan.  The GC is the source of new ideas and a conduit for what is happening in local homebrewing communities around the country. 

Much of the Governing Committee input for the AHA staff takes place at the Subcommittee level, where the discussions are much more focused on specific topics.  Those subcommittees are led by members of the GC, but since not every GC member is on every subcommittee, individual GC members may not be as aware of the overall contribution to the organization that those subcommittees are making.  I can tell you that the AHA staff is very much aware of the contributions of the GC and grateful for the input we get from these dedicated volunteers. 

Ingredients / Brew Kits
« on: March 23, 2017, 03:38:19 PM »
I've got an interview with a reporter interested in discussing homebrew ingredient kits.  I must admit that I don't think I've brewed with an ingredient kit since my very first brew back in 1993.  Does anyone have a favorite kit manufacturer (either wholesale or an individual shops own kits)?  What do you like about the kits?

just a brief example, last year at this time we were talking about the name change from NHC to Homebrew Con.
It was stated by a GC member now up for re-election that "we wanted to freshen the convention perception"

I said "I'd love to hear what said perception is, and what "freshen" means, specifically"

since to my knowledge no one has said anything, I'd still like to know the answer to that one, by the way. 
Why are we doing what we are doing, and what do we have in store for the future?  These are things I feel like AHA members care about.

Frankly, we have no idea.  The AHA decided it was time to change the name and image.  Our role is to help them facilitate that.  We had no input on the change other than to express our opinions after the fact.  If you go to HomebrewCon, go to the AHA members meeting.  Things like this get discussed there and members can ask questions.

Sorry to have to correct you Denny, but the name change came about during discussion at the 2015 GC meeting in San Diego--the one you missed due to term limits.

AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
« on: November 09, 2016, 12:31:25 PM »
Is there any chance the brew guru (and other AHA apps) will be available for Windows phones?

Not in the short term.

We were able to build an app on a platform that will work with both Apple and Android devices, but to get it to work on Windows phones as well would require a completely separate app be built, which is cost prohibitive for us.  To maximize the resources we have, we built an app that will work on the most popular smart phone platforms. 

We will continue to monitor usage of Windows phones, and possibly build a Windows version of Brew Guru in the future.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Did NB sell out?
« on: October 19, 2016, 03:42:10 PM »
We've got a post on the Anheuser Busch Inbev acquisition of Northern Brewer/Midwest on, along with a reader poll.  We'd love to get your views on this via the poll.

AHA Messages, Forum Rules & FAQs / Re: Introducing the Brew Guru mobile app
« on: September 12, 2016, 09:19:55 AM »
Tried to get the app this morning but all the links to it are broken.

Try this link:

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Have you downloaded the new Brew Guru app?
« on: September 09, 2016, 09:03:01 AM »
I like it so far. One issue I have seen is bad or out of date data on the map. One instance is a brewery that no longer exists and another is correct address but bad placement. Adding a workflow to report these issues in app would be helpful

Thanks for the tip! With so many participants in the program - it can be challenging to stay up-to-date on every Member Deal. Which breweries are you referring to? I'll take a look at them and update accordingly. Thanks!

Thanks Matt.

Yes, we are aware of that issue.  The Brewers Association database is immense, so not surprising that there are some incorrect listings.  We're working on a streamlined process for reporting issues with the locations listed on the map.  In the interim, you can PM wmbolling, AKA Matt Bolling, AHA Events & Membership Coordinator.

General Homebrew Discussion / Have you downloaded the new Brew Guru app?
« on: September 08, 2016, 09:43:09 AM »
Hey All,

A couple of weeks ago, the AHA launched our new Brew Guru app aimed at making it easier for AHA members to access their benefits, particularly AHA Member Deals, as well as to introduce new members to the AHA via 15 day free trials accessible via the app.

We've to more info here:

This first launch is just the beginning as we have plans for adding more content, such as audio for Homebrew Con seminar recordings, Zymurgy Live recordings, and videos.  The initial launch was just within the US, but a new version that will be available worldwide is in the works and should be available within a month or two.

The app does not perform well on some older devices.  Here are the device requirements – Phone: 5/s iOS8, 6/+ iOS9, 6s/s+ iOS9 / iPad: 4 iOS8, Air/2 iOS9, Mini 3/4 iOS9 / Google Nexus 7, Android 4.4+ / Samsung Galaxy S6, Android 5+ / Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Android 5+

We'd love to get your feedback!

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