Topic: Turning Pro

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Going Pro

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It’s every homebrewer’s dream; but is it really a nightmare? What’s it really like being a pro brewer? Our Advanced Brewing columnist — and former brewpub brewer — weighs in.

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A Taste of the Pro’s Life

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Many a homebrewer has dreamed of making beer for a living, but Cohen says, “Eighty percent of the job is cleaning. Maybe more…

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Homebrewing with the Pros

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When Matt Cole homebrews, it’s no small production. A 20- or 30-gallon batch means that five or six carboys must be sanitized, along with six pots and all the utensils. Three to five burners are lit, depending on the likelihood of asphyxiation. Ingredients are gathered and, of course, beer is consumed. Cole is head brewer

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My Week as a Pro Brewer

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For the last few years my buddies and I have been making the trek from the Chicago area to Sturgis, S.D., for the Sturgis motorcycle rally. For the uninitiated, the rally attracts thousands of bikers from around the world. It is one of the largest assemblies of Harley-Davidsons and an awesome display of old, new,

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Going Pro!

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These former homebrewers have turned their hobby into a profession.


Sierra Nevada Brewmaster

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Steve Dresler just may have the perfect job as brewmaster of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in Chico, Calif.

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Start Your Own Brewery

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Three industry insiders offer advice on opening and running a successful microbrewery or brewpub.


Craft Dream: Brewing the First Beer

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This is the final installment of a
three-part series on homebrewer Michael Bryant’s effort to open a microbrewery in Dunedin, Fla.

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Craft Dream: The Equipment Arrives!

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In reflective moments, when he’s not occupied negotiating with contractors, filling out government forms, installing equipment, or performing any of a thousand other tasks required to put his new microbrewery on line, Michael Bryant shakes his head about the project and calls it “crazy.” “If I had done more investigation before I got my mind

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Craft Dream: A Homebrewer’s Story

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Michael Bryant first experimented with fermentation at age 13, when he discovered a recipe for orange wine in his mother’s Old Mr. Boston drink guide. He followed the directions, bottled the mixture in glass jars, and hid them in the basement. The result looked so bad that he never even tasted it. “I looked at

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Homebrewers Who Turned Pro

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These are the stories of four homebrewers who made the leap to successful professional careers. Steve Dresler, Brewmaster Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. A few months ago Steve Dresler bought some Crystal hops, a type that he had never used before. He liked it and wanted to make something from it, but he wasn’t sure what.

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