Ancient Grains: Brewing Traditional African Beer at Home
Hear how to brew traditional African sorghum beer at home; Discover why this beer style may be an endangered species; Learn what it tastes like and how brewers are trying to modernize it.
Bear No Fruit: Making Novel Meads with Store-Bought Juice
Learn how to build a melomel recipe around a specific juice; Discuss how to source and choose juices; Step through a case study illustrating how juice can be used and adapted to a recipe.
Beer Soluble Hop Compounds: Translating Raw Hop Aroma to Finished Beer Aroma
Methods for using beer soluble hop compound research to design efficient recipes; Targeted expression blends and how they manifest in beers; A description of the research conducted and its culmination into a graph of survivable (beer soluble) compounds by variety.
Beer Styles: Past, Present, and Future
Knowledge of beer styles goes hand in hand with homebrewing. Join Gordon Strong, the principal author of the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer style guidelines, as he shares insights behind beer styles and how they have evolved over the years.
Blending Sour Beer for the Homebrewer
Learn how to evaluate and select sour beer for blending; Explore processes and procedures for blending sour beers to meet your goals; Understand acidity, funk, and complexity.
Brewery Law for Beginners
Education about the key areas of law that affect breweries; How to best prevent legal issues, or handle them if they arise; Putting concerns at ease so a brewery can be prepared to handle any issues without frustration or stress
Brewing Water Adjustment
John Palmer explains the Water chapters of How To Brew, outlining how he reviews his own tap water profile and uses the guidelines and software to adjust that water to best fit the recipe that he is brewing.
Brewing with Ancient Grains
Take a closer look at ancient grains, especially those that are not being commonly used in commercial beer right now; Learn techniques for cereal mashing and toasting ancient grains for use in beer; Walk away with recipes, both ancient and modern, that could make use of ancient grains.
Brewing with Cannabis: Using THC and CBD in Beer
The topic of cannabis becomes more popular every year as additional states legalize its medical or recreational use. Many homebrewers have wondered about the possibilities of using hemp or marijuana in a brew.
Brewing with Hemp: The Essential Guide
Understand the many uses of cannabis that are relevant to homebrewers; Debunk some of the rampant myths and pseudo-science about cannabis; Explore the future opportunities in the cannabis beverage space
Demystifying the BJCP Exams: Tips and Tricks for Earning Master-Level BJCP Exam Scores
Understand and navigate the BJCP exam process; Get to know how the exams are scored; Discuss how to study and practice for the BJCP exams; Learn how to optimize your BJCP exam scores in pursuit of higher BJCP ranks
Domo Arigato: The Adventure Guide to Sake Brewing
Start with a basic homebrewing sake recipe; Understand ingredient selection for sake brewing; Learn sake serving techniques
English Ales: From Classics to Class
Hear an overview of English malts and varieties of English base malts; Learn to create recipes where the flavor is driven by the base malt; Review different types of specialty malts and how to use them deftly in English styles
Evaluation of Five Lager Yeast Strains on a Munich Helles Recipe
This seminar evaluates the use of five different lager yeast strains on Munich helles wort that was divided among five fermenters.
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zinc
Learn what zinc contributes to fermentation; Understand how zinc changes in the hot side versus cold side; Hear best practices for adding zinc to fermentations.
Hey! Where’d Everybody Go? Member Retention Dos and Don’ts
Understand common reasons why people leave member groups, specifically homebrew clubs; Identify areas in need of improvement within your own club; Walk away with actionable best practices for retaining members you can implement immediately.
High Gravity: Pro Techniques for Homebrewers
Understand high gravity and its impact on the brewing process and recipe design, and walk away with professional techniques that can be directly applied to homebrewing and recipe design for high gravity brews
Home Smoking Malt for Rauchbier
Learn how to smoke malt at home and then formulate the perfect smoke beer recipe utilizing your home-smoked malts.
Gain the confidence to start brewing with a limited budget; Understand what distinguishes a premium homebrewing set-up from a budget set-up; Get money-saving tips and homebrewing hacks for beginners.
Homebrewing for the Beginner
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.
How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love to Homebrew
Learn how to relax, not worry, and embrace the joy of brewing up your own creations; Develop strategies for a brewing setup that work with the realistic circumstances in your life; Address considerations if you DO decide that you want to move forward into a more advanced or professional realm;
I Can’t Believe It’s Not Biotransformation!
Understand that biotransformation is not a one-stop shop for explaining all the unknown changes of beer flavor and aroma when dry hopping during active fermentation; Learn the different types of biotransformation and their potential impact in beer flavor; Explain how to use exogenous brewing enzymes (or specific yeasts) that foster some of these types of biotransformation.
Know Grain, No Pain: Understanding Milling and Mashing
Understand why milling is a critical step in the brewing process and how it impacts the finished beer; Explore how to adjust mash parameters depending on grains used and desired final flavor profile, such as altering mash temperature, adding rice hulls, different mash regimens, such as step mashing and infusion mashing.
Lambics and Flanders for Dummies: An Average Homebrewer’s Sour Beer Journey
Learn why brewing good sour beer at home doesn't have to be difficult, but it does take patience and forethought; Understand the benefits of funk regeneration; Think through the things to consider when running a sour Solera; Gain techniques for adding fruit to sours
Make Your Best: Essentials of Recipe Design and Revision
Establish basic guidelines for recipe design that considers both ingredients and process; Develop recipe formulation skills that incorporate new and atypical ingredients; Incorporate tasting feedback into a recursive process that keeps recipes fresh and improving
Medieval Gruit Beer: Separating Facts from Fiction
Hear new research that indicates the medieval definition of gruit beer does not match the modern view of generic unhopped herbal ale.
Members Only: Organizing Club Homebrew Contests
What it takes to make a winning beer in a club competition; Discuss how to organize a club event and beer contest; Share examples of several successful homebrew club contests and event ideas;
Next Level Koji: Non-Traditional Koji Fermentation for Brewers
Get to know the basic science behind koji, including how it works and why it's used in traditional fermented products; Learn how to make koji at home and how to use it to make your own custom ferments.
Parti-gyle Brewing: Party Like It’s 1.099—AND 1.045!
Discuss parti-gyle options, including base case and variants on base case, capping mash, and blending options; Hear tips and tricks along the way (including fun club competitions with parti-gyle)
pH Measurement and Control for Better Beer: You Don’t Need a pH.d.
Discuss what pH is and how it affects your beer; Learn techniques for measuring and controlling pH; Understand proper selection, care, and use of a pH meter