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Best AHA Conference Seminars
« on: August 29, 2012, 09:22:47 AM »
Audio and slides from this year's AHA conference is now available to members at http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/lets-brew/homebrewing-seminars/2012.  What were some of the best seminars?
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2012, 09:32:21 AM »
I'd say Michael Fairbrother's Mead Excellence was my favorite, but some of that is because I was there drinking his awesome mead.   8)
Best one to read/listen to now?  I'd say Greg Doss' Exploring Fermentation Attenuation is my current vote.  Still have to listen to a few of them though.


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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2012, 09:54:54 AM »
I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Berliner Weisse presentation.
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2012, 10:26:05 AM »
I've listened to the AHA Members meeting (missed it when I was there...I must have been drinking or something ), and Neva's Fermentation Myth Busters.  Currently listening in the car to Brewguyvering (well not this second), but it's really hard since I think Kent had a lot of stuff there to show.

This is a great idea...thank you for recording these!!  Maybe next year you can get directional mic's to hear the questions being asked in the audience  ;)
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2012, 10:39:36 AM »
I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Berliner Weisse presentation.

I'm enjoying the Berliner Weisse one right now.  But I'm a BW fan and just began dabbling with this style.
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012, 11:35:02 AM »
I'll throw my hat in the ring for the Berliner Weisse presentation.

I'm enjoying the Berliner Weisse one right now.  But I'm a BW fan and just began dabbling with this style.

I learned quite a bit at that one, too.
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012, 11:39:35 AM »
Fermentation Mythbusters was great.  I think maybe my favorites were Greg Doss on attenuation and Stan Hieronymous on hops.
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2012, 11:50:43 AM »
Just listened to Neva's "Fermentation Myth Busters" yesterday and really enjoyed it and got quite a bit out of it.  Not ashamed to admit that I answered a few of those myths wrong and really taken aside at how "little" extra cell count a  1L yeast starter produces compared to what I thought and was told it did. 
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 12:50:56 PM »
I'd say Michael Fairbrother's Mead Excellence was my favorite, but some of that is because I was there drinking his awesome mead.   8)
Best one to read/listen to now?  I'd say Greg Doss' Exploring Fermentation Attenuation is my current vote.  Still have to listen to a few of them though.

I agree that Fairbrother's talk was great.  And I stewarded for him (and Gordon Strong) at the mead table. Both very nice guys, and while I had never had meads before, I've bought a few since.  And bought Schramm's book.  Maybe someday........

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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 01:01:10 PM »
...and really taken aside at how "little" extra cell count a  1L yeast starter produces compared to what I thought and was told it did.

Same here!
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Re: Best AHA Conference Seminars
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2012, 12:06:40 PM »
Jennifer Talley's presentation "Thank You, I'll Have Another," which is about session beers is quite interesting.  It starts out really slowly about what is a session beer, but once it gets more technical it gets to be quite interesting.
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