Homebrew Con Seminars

Homebrew Con is an annual event hosted by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA). The conference includes dozens of seminars on beer, mead, and cider. Join the AHA to gain access to Homebrew Con seminars dating back to 2012. You won’t find a resource like this anywhere else!

Ask the Experts Panel

  • Speakers: Brad SmithDrew BeechumJohn Palmer
  • Track: Other/Misc.
  • Homebrew Con 2019
  • Providence, RI

No homebrewing topic is off limits in this interactive Q&A panel with homebrewing luminaries Brad Smith, John Palmer, and Drew Beechum. Lamenting on lagers? Interested in isinglass? Curious about carbonation? Puzzled about Pediococcus? Overanalyzing alpha acids? Bring your toughest homebrewing riddles and see what advice these experts can give.

The Difficult Art of Simplicity

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew Beechum
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2018
  • Portland, OR

Simplicity isn’t just for beginning homebrewers. No matter how long you’ve been brewing or what your experience level is, cutting out unnecessary steps in your process can save you time and increase the fun factor. Denny and Drew will talk about ways to simplify your brewing, from equipment to ingredients …More

Building Great Homebrew Clubs

  • Speakers: Drew BeechumJason RandallMartin BrungardRon Minkoff
  • Track: Clubs & Competitions
  • Homebrew Con 2017
  • Minneapolis, MN

Join representatives from three former Radegast Award–winning homebrew clubs—the Carolina Brewmasters, Maltose Falcons, and the Hogtown Brewers—for a spirited discussion on what makes great homebrew clubs. Attendees can expect to learn new, exciting ways to engage their memberships and take club events to the next level.

Hold My Beer and Watch Me Science!

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew BeechumMalcolm FrazerMarshall Schott
  • Track: Other/Misc.
  • Homebrew Con 2017
  • Minneapolis, MN

Join Denny Conn and Drew Beechum from Experimental Brewing, along with Marshall Schott and Malcolm Frazer from Brülosophy, for this panel discussion. Learn how citizen science can improve your brewing and help you discover what works and what doesn’t. Questions will be taken and are encouraged!

How to Brew Like An All-Star

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew Beechum
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

Denny and Drew take a look at the different personality types that infuse our hobby and hone in on the practices used by All-Star Homebrewers of each type. How many homebrew seminars can you think of that name check Carl Jung, Federal law and the intimate brewing answers of a …More

Introduction to Experimentation

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew Beechum
  • Track: Other/Misc.
  • Homebrew Con 2015
  • San Diego, CA

Drew Beechum and Denny Conn will discuss how experimentation leads the way to better beer. They’ll cover topics and techniques from recipe design to packaging that will make brew day more rewarding and fun. Objective evaluation of experimental results will be discussed and demonstrated. Samples of beers brewed from the …More

Experimental Brewing

  • Speakers: Denny ConnDrew Beechum
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

Drew Beechum and Denny Conn discuss concepts from their upcoming book, Experimental Homebrewing. They’ll cover why you should experiment and how to set up and evaluate your experiments, as well as give tips on equipment, recipes and ingredients for fruitful experimentation.

Brewing on the Ones

  • Speaker: Drew Beechum
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Homebrewers today are lucky! We’re awash in a sea of ingredients, making recipe design a tough battle between ingredients we know and trust and new shiny toys. Sometimes we even give in to our neophilic lust and throw it all in the mix. But it doesn’t have to be that …More

Club Panel

  • Speakers: Chris P. FreyDrew BeechumNate MullerWill Fredin
  • Track: Clubs & Competitions
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Homebrewing’s growth is affecting every aspect of the hobby, including your local homebrew club. This forum is less about talking to experts and more about helping everyone get a handle on how to make your club run and have a ton of fun. Come with your questions and ideas, and …More