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!

Sour Power! A Pro Brewer Spontaneous Fermentation Roundtable

  • Speakers: Averie SwansonDave LogsdonJames HowatJeff MelloTrevor Rogers
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2018
  • Portland, OR

Join Jeff Mello of Bootleg Biology for a professional brewer roundtable discussion of spontaneous fermentation process, ingredients, seasonality, locality, and terminology. Participants include Averie Swanson of Jester King Brewery, Trevor Rogers of de Garde Brewing, Dave Logsdon of Logsdon Farmhouse Ales, and James Howat of Black Project Spontaneous & Wild …More

What is Wild Yeast, Where is It, and How do you Brew With It?

  • Speaker: Jeff Mello
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2016
  • Baltimore, MD

What makes a yeast truly wild? What is Brettanomyces, and are all beers with Brett actually wild? Where are the best places to find different types of wild yeast? Based on the latest research from Bootleg Biology, we’ll discuss how to classify different types of brewing microbes, where they actually …More

Bootleg Brew Science

  • Speaker: Jeff Mello
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2014
  • Grand Rapids, MI

What’s more local than making homebrew with yeast isolated from your own backyard? Come learn how anyone can be a “bootleg” yeast wrangler, using proven homebrew methods, basic-level lab techniques and a paper clip. Jeff Mello from Bootleg Biology will show you easy methods to capture wild yeast, how to …More