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skunkboy
07-17-2010, 11:49 AM
I have not yet looked at them, as I missed the conference, but of most interest are probably the following :

Varietal Mead Comparison Download PDF
Gordon Strong, BJCP Board President/AHA Governing Committee
Susan Ruud AHA Governing Committee/Prairie Homebrewing Companions

Beer, Mead and the Human Sense of Taste Download PDF
Ken Schramm, Author of The Compleat Meadmaker

Meadmaker of the Year Panel Download PDF
Steve Piatz, Minnesota Homebrewers Association
Steve Fletty, St. Paul Homebrewers Club
Curt Stock, St. Paul Homebrewers Club
Thomas Eibner, St. Paul Homebrewers Club
Joe Formanek, 2004 Meadmaker of the Year

http://www.homebrewersassociation.org/pages/events/conference/2010-speaker-presentations

jkane
07-19-2010, 10:46 AM
They were all good sessions! Especially the Ken Shramm one. I was afraid it'd be too technical, and the slides he put up were close to that, but I learned a lot about how the smell and taste actually work.

The comparison session was fantastic! They had the honey to taste and the mead to go with it. It was a great learning session. Not sure if session notes would give you what being there and tasting did though.

d.j.patterson
07-19-2010, 10:54 AM
After reading through the slides, it most definately is one of those "you had to be there" type of things.

Without the actual speech, the slides are hard to follow and seemingly disjointed. I'm sure that in person this would have been very informative and enjoyable. I hope that I am able to attend the next one.