The Queensland Homebrewing Conference has made two big announcements this week, with tickets going on sale and a major speaker announced.
The speaker, Chris White, President of Whitelabs Yeasts, has agreed to cross the pond and present about yeast. Chris has spoken a number of times in Australia and has always been very well received. Chris has worked with yeasts his entire life, with a PhD in biochemistry and he is a member of the Seibel Institute teaching faculty.
Chris started Whitelabs in 1995 and has seen it grow into one of the major liquid yeast suppliers in the brewing world. With a range of hundreds of pitchable, pure strain yeasts covering beer, wine and distilling, Whitelabs is a major force in the home brewing industry worldwide.
Chris is also the author of the authoritative book on yeast in brewing, Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation.
Other presenters include Brad Rogers (Stone & Wood), Ben Krause (Bridge Road Brewery), Jaron Mitchell (4 Pines Brewery) and a host of other product specialists from Bintani Malts, Hop Products Australia and a bunch of great local home brewers.
The conference will be held in Brisbane on Nov 5 2011 at the Southbank Institute of Technology.