I’m Michael. I’m a 28 year old fella’ originally from South Dakota who works as a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. However, I wasn’t always the outstanding professional that I am today. I have a B.A. in Communication Studies and Theatre plus an M.F.A. in Sound Design. Before I joined, my wife and I lived out in Seattle, WA where I worked in a homebrew shop waiting for a Sound Design position to open. I have a massive appetite for learning, so I read nearly every darn book on the shelf. As fate would have it, I joined the military instead haha. I consider myself incredibly lucky to have such an extremely diverse background.
I don’t have the fanciest equipment, I don’t have a multi-million dollar brewery, and I don’t currently have a gold medal from the World Beer Cup. What I do have, is an amazing wife and daughter (she’s not even year old yet), two crazy dogs, a supportive family, epic friends, and a profession that keeps me constantly learning.
SO WHY THE BREWER’S LIFE?
With this site, I hope to educate everyday people on the ins and outs of brewing their own beer. From making your first extract kit to producing your first all grain batch, I will teach you the skills that are needed to succeed.
So you might be wondering, “Why would an Active Duty Army fella’ be teaching teaching people how to brew?”
Well, I’ve been brewing for over 7 years and I’m a voracious reader, so why not spread that information. Besides, not everyone has the time, or the resources to attend a specialized school for brewing— they’re crazy spendy!
Also, this site strives to be an amazing resource for discovering if you truly have a passion for brewing, or if you might prefer keeping it a hobby.
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Please read closely:
I wouldn’t call myself a beer meister, the techniques and approaches I use are not secrets, but they are often hard to come by for the typical reader. Everything I learn or teach either comes from a textbook, brewer, or through actual experience. I’ll never recommend something I haven’t personally tried before.
If you ever get stumped or have any questions, please go ahead and shoot me a message. I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Thank you for taking the time to get to know me, and I hope to hear from you soon!