Homebrewing for the Beginner

  • Speakers: Amy Martin, Jill Marilley
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2022
  • Pittsburgh

Join Amy and Jill to talk about the ins and outs of homebrewing: where to start, where to go, and how to find your own path. Learn about equipment, ingredients, recipes, and more. Leave feeling empowered and ready to make the best beverage on earth!

Learning Objectives

  • Develop an understanding of the brewing process from start to finish
  • Become familiar with ingredients and equipment
  • Learn how to navigate different recipes
  • Understand how to implement homebrewing best practices
  • Gain access to the wonderful homebrew community

About the Speakers

Amy Martin is an avid homebrewer and serves on the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee. She is also the marketing manager and membership coordinator at Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort, Mich., and is a published freelance beer writer. Amy earned her bachelor’s degree double majoring in film studies and media production at Calvin University. Her passion for craft beer started when she interned for a small brewery doing graphic design for tap handles, but it really took off when she became a flagship server at Perrin Brewing Company in 2012. She has worked in some vein of the beer industry ever since and loves talking beer education and history. When she’s not nerding out about beer, she enjoys watching oodles of movies, cooking yummy vegetarian food, and spending as much time outside as possible

Jill Marilley is from the Seattle area, living in Everett, Washington. By day she is a civil engineer managing a large construction management group for the engineering firm of WSP. She has been brewing for ten years and has learned how to laugh at her many mistakes. She feels fortunate to have a great resource in the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) to answer her many questions and still feels like a beginner after all this time. She loves a great malty beer, but her favorite is usually a free one or the one in front of her.