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Farmhouse Sabbatical: What I’ve Learned from Brewing Saison (And Only Saison)

  • Speaker: Kyle Kohlmorgen
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

In September 2014, Kyle decided to start repeatedly brewing saison in an attempt to dial in a recipe and refine his fermentation process. The seemingly harmless exercise quickly turned into a year-long (and ongoing) exploration of these wonderful beers. This presentation will demonstrate how repeatedly brewing one recipe or style… Read More

Practical Blending and Post-Fermentation Adjustments for the Homebrewer

  • Speaker: Kyle Kohlmorgen
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2015
  • San Diego, CA

Taste. Evaluate. Adjust. Repeat. This seminar will guide and challenge you to improve your beers through tasting, evaluation and adjustment. Seminar participants will explore techniques for fine-tuning a beer’s “seasoning” and body, highlighting signature flavors and achieving balance through blending. Kyle will borrow techniques from chefs , winemakers, bakers and… Read More

Methods of Creating and Maintaining a Wild House Culture

  • Speaker: Kyle Kohlmorgen
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2013
  • Philadelphia, PA

This presentation aims to help homebrewers create unique, complex and enjoyable beers using a house culture—a cocktail of non-traditional yeasts and bacteria from any number of sources. Several methods of creating and maintaining house cultures will be discussed and compared, each of which has been developed to make brewing with… Read More