• 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…

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    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…

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    Interview with a Homebrewer – Creecher Comforts

    A fellow North Carolina homebrewer joins us in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame for a Tar Heel homebrew interview.  Our homebrewer is plugged into most homebrew happenings in the state and publishes a blog to get the word out on what’s going on in the NC hombrew community.  Please welcome and avid homebrewer with dreams beyond the kitchen, welcome Mr. Chris Creech @NChomebrewing Name:  Chris Creech Day Job:  Project Manager for a Web Design Firm What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest? Sheer boredom? My college roommate was talking about his “bucket list,” and one of the things on his list was to brew his own beer, so I…

  • Marty Nachel

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Ale-Conner

    We are very exited to bring you this next Interview with a Homebrewer.  Our next interviewee has a long history in the homebrewing and beer communities.  The author of two books (linked images below) as well as multiple articles in assorted beer and brewing publications, he has the homebrewing pedigree that most homebrewers (some professional brewers too) would love to have.  We bring to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, Mr. Marty Nachel. To find out more about Marty outside of this article, follow this link:  Ale-Conner Name: Marty Nachel Day Job: Formerly in the fields of welding and fabrication. Currently self-employed (Beer Writer, Beer and Brewing Instructor). When did…

  • Greg Yelland

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Quick Study

    Imagine, as a homebrewer, having three months every summer with nothing to do but watch reruns.  Our newest homebrewer has just such a problem.  As a teacher (bravo), he has the summer months to himself and is making the most of it.  Having just started homebrewing late last year, this homebrewer is making up for lost time.  Welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, Mr. Greg Yelland.  They teach psychology in high school?   Name: Greg Yelland Day Job: High School psychology teacher and varsity assistant baseball coach When did you start homebrewing? I brewed my first ever batch (Brewers Best Red Ale) on November 17th, 2011. What got you…

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    Interview with a Homebrewer – Microbe Man

    A hobby well chosen by our next featured homebrewer.  With a background in microbiology and chemistry, this brewer should have no problems working the finicky nature of some of beers complex ingredients.  Having brewed for quite some time also means he’s moved from “kit” to “keg” (not sure if he kegs or not, but I needed something fluid to write).  Please welcome to the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, Homebrew Dave Morton  – @dmonbeer.  Oh yeah, he hails from Altrincham, United Kingdom. Name: Dave Morton Day Job: Legionella Risk Assessor, although previously I’ve worked as a chemist & microbiologist for breweries. When did you start homebrewing? When I was about 17…

  • Kevin Cosentino & Friend

    Interview with a Homebrewer – Cosentino Wire

    In our ongoing interview series, we now subject our next homebrewer to the klieg light of fame.  When he’s not banging away at his computer keyboard, our interviewee is hard at work on his next home brewed endeavor.  Let’s hear it for Kevin Cosentino. Name: Kevin Cosentino Day Job: Software Engineer When did you start homebrewing? September 2006 What got you into homebrewing?A person? An unfulfilled interest? Sheer boredom? My friend and I were sitting around drinking craft beer when a commercial for the Sam Adams homebrew competition came on. We figured it would be fun to brew our own, so we went out and bought a kit and ingredients,…