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    Interview with a Head Brewer – Motoring Along

    From the birthplace of the ubiquitus ‘Jeep’ we have our latest interviewee. Taking time from his continued climb up the brewing ladder to answer these hard hitting interview questions (ha). Like many we profile here, this individual has made his way from homebrewer to pro. As you’ll see though, this didn’t happen overnight. The next Head Brewer to sit in the Comfy Computer Chair of Fame, let’s welcome Nate Bacher.  Name(s): Nate Bacher Brewery Name: Recon Brewing (Have a look at the brewery notes for the explanation of the ‘Jeep’ reference) How long have you beer head brewer/brewmaster there? 3 years Any type of formal training in brewing science or art?…

  • 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…

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    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…

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    Interview with a Homebrewer – NoCal Al

    Up next in our ongoing interview series is a man with drive and ambition to spare.  He comes to us from lovely Novato, CA.  When he’s not out whipping someone into shape, he can probably be found whipping up his next batch of homebrew.  Let’s give a warm cellar welcome for Mr. Alan Atha.  You can also find out more about Alan at his blog Beltane Brewing Name:   Alan Atha   Day Job:  Personal Trainer/Cycling Coach   When did you start homebrewing? I went full bore one year ago.   What got you into homebrewing? A person? An unfulfilled interest?  Sheer boredom? I had the flu and was in bed reading a…

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    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,…