Ask The Experts: New AHA Members-Only Content

March, 2013 Update:

The Ask the Experts section has moved to the AHA Forum and is now available to AHA members and non-members. Please see the new Ask the Experts forum board for all past and upcoming Ask the Expert sessions.

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is pleased to announce the launch of a new addition to our AHA Members-Only content on Ask The Experts

Ask the Experts on gives members of the American Homebrewers Association exclusive access to some of the most knowledgeable experts on beer and brewing.  Each month, the AHA will be bringing in a new guest expert from the brewing world to answer questions submitted by AHA members.*  All AHA members who have registered on and linked their membership to their registration can access the posted questions and responses from our guest experts.

Our inaugural guest expert is John Palmer, author of How to Brew and the co-author of Brewing Classic Styles with his good friend Jamil Zainasheff. Together they co-host the popular brewing podcast, Brewstrong. John is a regular on the international homebrewing competition circuit, having been invited to speak and judge at conferences and competitions in such diverse locations as Australia, Argentina, North Dakota, and Kansas, and Orlando. John has been brewing for nearly 20 years, and has frequently underwhelmed his compadres in the Crown of the Valley Brewing Society with his brewing frequency and colorful witticisms to “brew as I say, not as I do.”

John is a metallurgical engineer by trade and has particularly applied himself to understanding the processes of brewing from an engineering point of view, including malting, mashing, water chemistry, lautering, clarity, color, and foam retention. In 2007, John was deeply honored with an AHA Governing Committee Recognition Award for Outstanding Service.

AHA members can submit their questions on the above subject matters to John by sending them in an email to  Questions will be accepted through October 24th.  Answers will be posted on approximately two weeks after the submission deadline.  Please use “Ask The Experts” in the subject line of your message when submitting questions.

In addition to Ask The Experts, AHA members also have exclusive, members-only access to all of the “Commercial Calibration” beer reviews published in Zymurgy magazine on

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