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
Hear new research that indicates the medieval definition of gruit beer does not match the modern view of generic unhopped herbal ale.
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;
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.
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)
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
Learn how to select the right fruit; Understand fermentation considerations of fruit additions; Explore fruit contributions to balance, color, clarity, and sensory.
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.
This webinar will help participants explore their own personal and cultural identities and learn how they relate to communication styles
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.
Learn processes to incorporate historical recipes into your modern mead making in ways that meet your individual goals and preferences.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover skills and techniques for how to objectively communicate flavor perception in judging and/or how to be a better brewer.
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;
Explore the history of smoked beer and smoked beer styles as well as how homebrewers can impart smoke into their recipes.
Get a detailed overview of automation across brewery functions including brewing, fermenting, spunding, dispensing, cleaning, and advanced techniques like low oxygen.
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.…
This presentation reviews and discusses the chemistry and the use of sulfites, explains how to determine when and how much sulfites to add, dispels some of the common myths surrounding the use of sulfites, identifies best practices for making mead/cider/wine without the use of sulfites, and reviews the use of…
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…
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.
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.
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…