Dive into chirality, the structure and function of the tongue, soft palate, and structures of the olfactory system as they relate to brewing.
Explore the history of cask ales, traditional styles and techniques, and modern pursuits that benefit from being served on a cask.
Gain a deeper understanding of the controllable parameters of fruit, and leave with the ability to make genuinely incredible mead.
Using four decades of award-winning homebrew recipes, Matthew Herrold provides guidance on brewing a world-class American porter.
This presentation is directed toward new homebrewers who would like information about making improvements to their water when homebrewing.
Gain knowledge that will help you, your club, and your competition to give encouragement and direction to female and nonbinary homebrewers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Start with a basic homebrewing sake recipe; Understand ingredient selection for sake brewing; Learn sake serving techniques
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
This seminar evaluates the use of five different lager yeast strains on Munich helles wort that was divided among five fermenters.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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