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A Pyrograiniac’s Guide to Smoked Beer

  • Speaker: Jen Blair
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2021
  • Online

Smoked beer can run the gamut from subtle to shouting, fruity to fiery. It can be a nuanced ingredient complimenting other beer ingredients or it can be the star of the show and everywhere in between. From historically being present in virtually all beers to now being showcased…

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Using Common Sensory: Organizing Beer Sensory Experiences to Improve Your Palate

  • Speaker: Jen Blair
  • Track: Sensory Analysis
  • Homebrew Con 2020
  • Online

Performing sensory analysis can seem intimidating to many people who would like to improve their palates but aren’t sure where or how to start. Learning more about beer ingredients while expanding your beer vocabulary and tasting ability is not only fun but also approachable. It can even be affordable once…

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All About That Base: Learning More About Malt Through Sensory Analysis

  • Speaker: Jen Blair
  • Track: Sensory Analysis
  • Homebrew Con 2018
  • Portland, OR

Brewers will learn the basics of sensory analysis, including a brief overview of the hot-steep method, and an overview of malt and the malting process. The presentation highlight will be a guided 30-minute malt sensory tasting session incorporating craft malt from around the United States, wherein participants will have the…

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