Pitfalls and Maintaining Balance when Using Fruit Additions
Learn how to select the right fruit; Understand fermentation considerations of fruit additions; Explore fruit contributions to balance, color, clarity, and sensory.
Reaching the Boiling Point: Decoction at Home
Learn the basics of decoction, including the history and concept; Understand the parameters and their influence on the beer; Make your way through how to plan for a decoction mash.
The Art of Inclusive Communication
This webinar will help participants explore their own personal and cultural identities and learn how they relate to communication styles
The Beer Industry in Early Egypt and the Formation of Pharaonic Rule
Discover the earliest evidence of beer production in ancient Egypt; Examine the different types of Egyptian beer; Learn ingredients, processes, and quality of ancient Egyptian beer and brewing.
The First Five Millennia of British Mead: Making History in Your Mead
Learn processes to incorporate historical recipes into your modern mead making in ways that meet your individual goals and preferences.
The Horror of Hop Creep
Understand the science behind hops; Learn when and how to hop a beer; Hone your diacetyl awareness and prevention skills; Think through methods to plan for hop creep.
The Importance of Yeast Choice to Brew Trendy Beer Styles
Understand how the select the right yeast strain for a specific beer style; Hear recommendations for yeast strains to use depending on the aroma and flavor profile of the beer you want to brew.
There Is an Enzyme for That!
Review the variety of enzyme categories and what they break down; Explain the stages in brewing and which enzymes to add when; Explore the impact of enzymes on gluten.
Tiswin: Maize, Methods and Misconceptions
Be inspired by maize to create new homebrew recipes; Explore why much of what you think you know about Native Americans and alcohol is likely wrong.
What Makes a Hop American and Where Are American Hops Headed?
Gain an understanding of how wild European and wild American hops differ; Understand why hop breeders make a distinction between two wild American botanical varieties.
What’s Hot in Homebrewing
Gain authoritative insight into what trends are hot in homebrewing, covering styles, brewing process, equipment, and more; Gain insight into some of the recent data and statistics on homebrewers and retailers.
Who Nose? You Nose! Sensory Magic in a Box
Discover skills and techniques for how to objectively communicate flavor perception in judging and/or how to be a better brewer.
Yeast Nutrition in Non-Malt Fermentations
Gain a solid understanding of the nutrients that yeast need for non-malt fermentations; Learn how to optimize yeast pitch rate and nutrient dose for different ABV targets;
A Pyrograiniac’s Guide to Smoked Beer
Explore the history of smoked beer and smoked beer styles as well as how homebrewers can impart smoke into their recipes.
Advanced Automation for the Home Brewer
Get a detailed overview of automation across brewery functions including brewing, fermenting, spunding, dispensing, cleaning, and advanced techniques like low oxygen.
Against the (traditional) grain: Gluten-Free Homebrewing
The desire to learn about and try homebrewing gluten-free beer is rapidly growing! This seminar dives into the world of gluten-free home brewing; including gluten-free homebrew ingredient options, malting techniques on gluten-free grains, gluten-free beer recipe development, required equipment, mashing techniques, fermentation, and the expectations for finished beers.…
All About Oats! | Presented by Briess Malt & Ingredients Co.
All About Sulfites (and Sorbate too)
In this presentation I review and discuss the chemistry and the use of sulfites, explain how to determine when and how much sulfites to add, dispel some of the common myths surrounding the use of sulfites, identify best practices for making mead/cider/wine without the use of sulfites, and review the…
Beyond the Fundamentals of Fermentation
John Palmer, the author of How To Brew, pulls the lid off of the fermenter and digs past the krausen to discuss yeast activity, nutrients, stress, ester formation, and eventual maturation of the beer. He will paint the big picture of how initial conditions affect the final flavor of the…
Biotransformation, a Case Study: Single Hop and Multiple Strains Interaction
In this session, we will explore biotransformation by looking in detail at a single hop (Cascade) and multiple yeast strains (POF+ ales, POF– ales, and lagers), examining their interactions, and understanding the effects on flavor and aroma.
Brewing on a HERMS setup featuring the Brautag Brewing System | Presented by Homebrew Happy Hour
Learn about the joys of brewing on a HERMS (heat exchange recirculating mash system) set up with the crew from HomebrewHappyHour.com! In this session, you’ll get a tour of a premium HERMS system, learn how it works, and see just how easy it is to have full control over your…
Brewing the Silk Road: Experimental Fermentations in Ancient Chinese Koji Beer and Mongolian Fermented Milk
Beer archaeologist Lucas Livingston leads a lively presentation exploring the history of brewing and drinking culture in China and Central Asia from the dawn of civilization through the heyday of the famed Silk Road.
Connected Fermentation | Presented by The Grainfather
Have you ever wondered why you should control the temperature of your fermenting beer? Any modest brewer will tell you, “I don’t make beer; I make wort. Yeast makes beer.” While that is true, one of the final steps in brewing a batch is also the most vital to control…
Control the Yeast Beast! How Fermentation Temperature, Pitching Rate, and Wort Gravity Influence Fermentation and Flavor Expression Differently in Each Yeast Strain
Every yeast strain is unique and will respond to changes in process parameters its own way. Discover how flavor expression and fermentation performance can be influenced by manipulating pitching rate, fermentation temperature, and wort gravity. In this session, we will explore how many different flavor outcomes can be achieved with…
Developing Your Palate to Become a Better Brewer
Learn useful and accessible palate training techniques you can apply every time you taste a beer.
Exploring the Diversity of Yeast Strains for Different Cider Styles | Presented by Fermentis
When you are a homebrewer, we know that you are a maker - specifically, you like to make your own fermented beverages. So, we invite you to learn how to make another fermented beverage: cider. During this presentation we will first explain the general concept of cider and how this…
Farm to Kettle Lessons from Generations of Malting Quality: How a Malt of Reputation Will Take Your Homebrew From “Good” to Great” | Presented by BSG Handcraft
Every homebrewer who will have their name announced as a medal-winner at this year’s National Homebrew Competition Awards Ceremony shares one thing in common – they understand the need to use world-class malt in their homebrew. Excellent homebrew comes from excellent ingredients. The best homebrewers understand that the difference between “good”…
Garage Talk with Ken Grossman | Presented by Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
Terence Sullivan and Byron Wetsch of Sierra Nevada Brewing Company will lead a discussion with Ken Grossman on his early days of homebrewing, homebrew shop ownership and transitioning into a brewery owner.
Göbekli Tepe and the Origins of Beer: An Examination of Anatolia and the Levant
Reaching back 12,000 years, this presentation examines the ancient site of Göbekli Tepe located in Southeastern Turkey and explores some of the oldest known brewing remains to date.
Hard Seltzer, Easy Seltzer – Making high-quality hard seltzer at home!
High-quality hard seltzer is an easy and refreshing beverage to make at home. With a few tips and tricks, you can craft the hard seltzer of your dreams!