What Kind of Brewer Are You?

It’s a slow day at the RLJ (real-life job), so I spent a good chunk of it organizing my homebrewing bookmarks folder. In doing so, I read back through some old bookmarked posts including one from The Mad Fermentationist: The Four Stages of Homebrewing. It’s an interesting read, and it takes one’s man measure of where you fit in as a brewer, broken down by a few categories:

  • Recipe: Type and quality of recipe
  • Wort Production: Extract, All-grain
  • Water: Water manipulation/evaluation level
  • Boil: Partial boil, Full Boil
  • Chilling: Chilling Method
  • Aeration: Aeration Method
  • Yeast: Type of yeast used
  • Fermentation: Fermenation Methodology
  • Packaging: How your beer is ultimately served
  • Other

An analysis of these categories will “determine” whether you rank as a Beginner, Advanced Beginner, Advanced or Expert.

So I thought it’d be fun to examine my own process against these criteria.


My Process: Generally I search for a recipe…

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One Response to What Kind of Brewer Are You?

  1. Pingback: 14 batches of home brew later I’m a fiend for fresh beer @Slumbrew @Wyeastlab @Weyerbacher @sixpoint @SierraNevada | Mr Hops Beer Talk

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