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Fermentation Mythbusters

  • Speaker: Neva Parker
  • Track: Yeast & Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Do I need a starter? Am I growing new yeast? Can I freeze yeast? Are vials really pitchable? Isn't the rule of thumb for pitch rates 1 million cells/ml/P? Is there anything wrong with overpitching? What is the origin of some yeast strains? Want to know the real answers to…

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Focus on Flavor

  • Speaker: Nicole Erny
  • Track: Sensory Analysis
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

We enjoy fermented products because of the amazing depth of flavors they present, including many compounds that we can detect at parts per billion and less! Many homebrewers and BJCP judges reach a plateau in their ability to describe beer, relying on borrowed phrases and expectations rather than their own…

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Going Pro Panel Part 1

  • Speakers: Beaux BowmanDick CantwellErin GlassJamil ZainasheffJeff Althouse
  • Track: Going Pro
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Dick Cantwell presents a short overview of planning and creating a brewpub or a production brewery. Key elements will be addressed in the primary presentation, followed by a panel discussion with four guest panelists. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, hear the unique experiences each panelist had with…

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Going Pro Panel Part 2

  • Speakers: Beaux BowmanDick CantwellErin GlassJamil ZainasheffJeff Althouse
  • Track: Going Pro
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Dick Cantwell presents a short overview of planning and creating a brewpub or a production brewery. Key elements will be addressed in the primary presentation, followed by a panel discussion with four guest panelists. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, hear the unique experiences each panelist had with…

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Homebrewing Lager Beer

  • Speaker: Bryan Cardwell
  • Track: Brewing Process
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

The basics of homebrewing lager beer will be discussed in this presentation. Topics covered will include wort production, fermentation, maturation, clarification, and helpful techniques.

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Mead & Cheese: Perfect Partners

  • Speaker: Berniece Van Der Berg
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

A marriage that does come with a manual--how to pair mead and cheese. This seminar will break it down in styles; quickie guide, odd couples, some like it hot!

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Mead Excellence

  • Speaker: Michael Fairbrother
  • Track: Alternative Fermentation
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Discover home mead-making tips for excellence, how to choose and use ingredients, yeast varieties and their impact, fermentation techniques and the basics from a professional's point of view.

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New Hop Varieties

  • Speaker: Stan Hieronymus
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Russell Schehrer, a former AHA Homebrewer of the Year and the man the Brewers Association Award for Brewing Innovation is named after, used a grand total of five different hop varieties the first year after Wynkoop Brewing opened in 1988. Today, the list of new varieties reads like the NATO…

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Plan Your Beer and Food Event: Minimal Effort, Maximum Impact

  • Speaker: Warren Peterson
  • Track: Other/Misc.
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Warren will walk participants through the simple philosophies needed to make your next beer and food pairing affair a resounding success. He’ll share his experiences from organizing many events, giving you the tips and techniques to maximize your guests' experience but keep your work manageable so that everyone can enjoy…

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Thank you; I’ll Have Another

  • Speaker: Jennifer Talley
  • Track: Beer Styles
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Jennifer will explore the growing popularity of session beers and why they are a perfect fit for the craft industry. In addition, the differing ways to tackle a session beer recipe will be discussed, including the malt bill, mash profile, hopping and more.

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Trouble Shooting Panel

  • Speakers: Gordon StrongJamil ZainasheffJohn PalmerRandy MosherRay Daniels
  • Track: Technical
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Join America's best and brightest homebrew experts as they get grilled with questions both silly and sublime related to bad beers, balky brewhouses, black bocks, bent burners, barley bugs and who knows what else. Come loaded with your own questions and enjoy learning from the experiences of others. Fun for…

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Water Panel

  • Speakers: A.J. DeLangeColin KaminskiJohn PalmerMartin Brungard
  • Track: Technical
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

Water: the final frontier. These are the questions of brewers everywhere. Our continuing mission: to explain this strange new world, to define best practices and new considerations, to boldly brew better than you have ever brewed before. John Palmer, co-author of the soon to be released Water - A Comprehensive…

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Weird Ingredients Are Everywhere

  • Speaker: Dick Cantwell
  • Track: Ingredients
  • Homebrew Con 2012
  • Bellvue, WA

The inspiration for unconventional brewing ingredients is everywhere–in ethnic markets, the newspaper and your own backyard. Dick will share some of the stories of the beers he has conceived at Elysian Brewing Co. and brainstorm a bit about what he’s got up his sleeve.

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Going Pro Panel

  • Speakers: Cyrena NouzilleErin GlassJeremy RaubMike HessPatrick Rue
  • Track: Going Pro
  • Homebrew Con 2011
  • San Diego, CA

Goring Pro Panel presents a short overview of planning and creating a brewpub or a production brewery. Key elements will be addressed in the primary presentation, followed by a panel discussion with four guest speakers. Attendees will have an opportunity to ask questions, hear the unique experiences each panelist had…

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