Fermentation Frontiers: Pro Tips with Jamil Zainasheff

August 25, 2023

Nobody knows fermentation more than American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members, but…do you really know everything you need to know? Elevate your understanding of brewing with this Zymurgy Live webinar with Jamil Zainasheff. Jamil, a seasoned homebrewer, podcaster, author, and former commercial brewer, shares expert tips and advice to boost your brewing and fermentation skills.

This webinar includes an insightful session by Jamil, followed by live audience Q&A.

Event Details

  • Date: August 25, 2023
  • Time: 3:00 PM MT - 4:00 PM MT

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About the Speakers

Jamil Zainasheff

Jamil Zainasheff

Jamil Zainasheff is an award-winning brewer, author, beer judge, and podcaster. He began his obsession with brewing in 1999 when his wife Liz bought him a Mr. Beer Kit for Christmas. He has brewed beers in every style recognized by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP), amassing first place awards for every style. He is the only person to win a first-place medal in every recognized beer, wine, and cider style. He also took many medals in the finals of the National Homebrew Competition every year from 2002 to 2010 and earned more than 20 Best-of-Show awards.

Recognized for his expertise in brewing and recipe formulation, he was asked to contribute articles to Zymurgy, and for nine years was the Style Profile columnist for Brew Your Own magazine. During that time, his Style Profile column became the most read over any other content in the magazine. To date, Jamil has published more than 90 articles and has co-authored two highly acclaimed brewing books, Brewing Classic Styles and Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation. His books are found on the desks of many craft breweries around the world. He was also a member of the American Homebrewers Association Governing Committee and the BJCP. In addition to being a prolific author, guest speaker, and columnist, Jamil hosts shows on The Brewing Network. Many thousands of home and pro brewers from around the world have tuned in to hear Jamil's insight and humor over the past 16 years.

In 2011 Jamil and his wife Liz launched Heretic Brewing Company with the dream that they could produce quality beer and stay in business. A 37-barrel brewery located in the San Francisco Bay area, Heretic in its first year of production took medals at the Great American Beer Festival and the World Beer Cup. Since 2011, Heretic brews have earned a reputation for quality and have continued to win awards and gain new customers. In 2017, Jamil added a distillery to the mix, featuring uniquely flavored vodkas, gins, whiskeys, and a line of ready-to-drink cocktails.

In 2021, in preparation for retirement, Jamil and Liz made the tough decision to sell Heretic. Jamil is looking forward to more travel with Liz, more time with his children, and more opportunities to visit wonderful breweries around the world.

Doug Piper

Doug Piper, Moderator

AHA Governing Committee and Founder & Host of Gourmet Brewing

Doug Piper is the founder and host of "Gourmet Brewing" and lives in Greenville, South Carolina. An accomplished aerospace engineer with 35 years of experience, he is also an experienced beer, mead, and cider judge. Holding certifications as a Certified Cicerone and Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer, mead and cider judge, he is currently pursuing additional certifications in wine and coffee to expand his knowledge and expertise. With over 40 competition judgments, including at the National Homebrew Competition, Great American Beer Festival, the Brussels Beer Challenge, and the Brazilian National Beer Competition, he is eager to share his research and insights through his "Gourmet Brewing" webinars and YouTube channel. In addition to his achievements in the fermented beverage world, he brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the table, having served on corporate boards and developed 15 patents.