Interview with a Homebrewer

Exactly as the name suggests.  Interviews conducted with various homebrewers from all over.

  • Ady Goodrich

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Brew Builder

    Once again we are starting up with our interviews of the worlds homebrewers. Our latest hails from the UK and as strange as it seems homebrew’s to save money (or at least keep more of his own). After quickly dusting off the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, allow us to introduce to you homebrewer, Mr. Ady Goodrich Name: – Ady Goodrich Day Job: – Architectural Project Technologist When did you start homebrewing? Started kits in 2011, but graduated to all grain in August 2012. What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest? Sheer boredom? I liked drinking most ales in the pub, but started drinking more at home…

  • hbrewdubbel

    Our Homebrewer Interviews

    There are very few professional brewers who’s position was assured as a birthright (ex Busch, Coors). If we were to take a poll, I think we would find that more than 75% of professional brewers (at least in the United State) were, at one time, homebrewers. This may not be the case outside the U.S. where breweries tend to be much older and the brewing order is more a stepping stone within the brewery than a bootstrap operation too a functioning brewery.We here at CellarMonk want to give all the recognition and encouragement that we can to those that hone their craft at home and dream of something bigger or…

  • Gnome

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Brewing with my Gnomies

     {xtypo_dropcap}A{/xtypo_dropcap}fter a bit of a haitus (for work and travel), we are back with our latest magical homebrewer interview. The Comfy Computer Chair of Fame has been dusted off and into we have seated a typical garden variety gnomebrewer…err homebrewer. He say he resembles those diminutive spirits from magic and folklore, I just don’t see it. Please give a warm welcome to Mr. Jason Nelms. Name: Jason Nelms Day Job: IT SQL Monkey When did you start homebrewing? I started about 7 years ago while my wife was pregnant with our youngest daughter. What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest?  Sheer boredom?A bit of all of the…

  • Grant and Glass

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Permission Granted

    Making beer is always a gamble. From ingredients to sanitation to any number of other factors, there is always the chance of busting. Our next homebrewer to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame comes to us from the gambling center of the United State, Las Vegas. So please extend a hand (get it!) and get to know Cicerone Certified, Award winning homebrewer, Mr. Grant Heuer. Name: Grant Heuer Day Job: Currently The Beer Guy at U Bottle It, an awesome homebrew store in Henderson, Nevada. Previously I was the Assistant Brewer for Big Dog’s Brewing Co here in Las Vegas. When did you start homebrewing?I started about 3 and…

  • Bryan at Front St

    Interview with a Homebrewer – The Duke of Brewing

    After a long haitus, we are back with a new homebrewer interview. Hailing from Durham (NC and not England) we welcome a homebrewer that is pretty new to the hobby. Nonetheless, he seems to have taken it to heart and is enjoying the fruits of his labors. Welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, Mr. Bryan Roth. Name: Bryan Roth       Twitter  Handle:@BryanDRoth Day Job: Writer, photographer and videographer for Duke University in Durham, NC When did you start homebrewing? November 2011. I bought a starter kit from Northern Homebrewer and a recipe for a extract/steep cherry-chocolate stout. Oddly enough, my brother was planning to get into homebrewing at…

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    Interview with a Homebrewer – For the Love of Beer

    It’s been a while since our last homebrewer interview. So, up now in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame is a homebrewer hailing from Florida who seems to have his homebrewing priorities right up front. With hockey and homebrewing he seems to be a very happy man. Welcome to CellarMonk Mr. Kyle Love. Name: Kyle Love Day Job: Designing hair salons selling/repairing salon equipment I also work as an assistant lighting director for the Florida Panthers hockey team. When did you start homebrewing?Feb 2010 What got you into homebrewing?I was working in Tampa for a couple days and was staying next to the Yuengling factory, I saw they had a…

  • allenbeer

    Interview with a Homebrewer – A Man in Brewniform

    Our latest interviewee has a busy schedule. This is primarily due to the fact that that schedule doesn’t belong to him. Sitting in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame long enough to complete this interview I am sure was a challenge. Between his duties as an active duty serviceman, expectant father and active homebrewer and blogger (he’s prolific on Twitter too), it’s surprising he had time to put together such impressive answers.  Being a former soldier myself, I solute his service. Being the editor of this website about beer, I salute his enthusiasm for not only his homebrewing hobby, but his intense interest in the craft beer community.  Welcome to…

  • Andy

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Hill Hopper

    Our first interview of the year comes to us from the United Kingdom.  He’s comes as a friend of CellarMonk’s (a link to his blog can be found in our Blog Roll/Beer Links section).  We would have sat him down in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, but alas, he seems to always be on the go.  Up one hill or down another with time in between for his work and his play (beer brewing/blogging/drinking and hill walking) we very nearly had to get this interview on the road.  Please welcome to CellarMonk, Mr. Andrew Mogg.Name: Andy Mogg Day Job: Web development Director (lemontopcreative.com) Twitter handle: @BeerReviewsAndy Beer Related Writings: Beer Reviews…

  • What we look like

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Brew Duo

    The homebrewing community is thought to be one of the solitary brewer standing forth at his mash tun or brew kettle, contemplating his next step or next brew.  Yes, there are homebrew clubs and such, but rarely do we get to see a couple that actually brews together.  Past experience, and quite a few, “That’s nice, honey” has this writer heard from his own spouse while brewing.  We are excited to bring to CellarMonk our first husband and wife brewers.  From the way it sounds, this will be a lifelong endeavor.  Please welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame (Lara, women first ya know) and to the Not So…

  • nickladd

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Brew Yorker

    Another homebrewer joins the ranks of those mercilessly grilled while in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame.  Well, mercilessly might be a strong word for it.  Ok, he answered some questions about homebrewing and did a fine job of that.  Our newest homebrew interviewee got his start in homebrewing not too long ago, but dove right into it and has been pretty successful in his few short years of brewing.  Please welcome to the site, a small batch homebrewer from NYC, Mr. Nick Ladd. Name:  Nick Ladd Day Job:  I do a lot of things. My education is in architecture and I do work in that field. I also run…