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Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
from Shakespeare’s Macbeth

  1. The way he works with his hands.
  2. The way he works with what Nature provides – hops, barley, yeast, and water.
  3. The way he has great chemistry and knows it: his pH, specific gravity, boiling point, and lovibond are perfect!
  4. The way he knows his pots and pans: mash tun, boil kettle, and hot liquor tank.
  5. The way he creates his own recipes. He is a chef who only uses his grain bill, yeast, hops, and spices.
  6. The way he brews for taste not alcohol, and believes that, “beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy” (apologies to Benjamin Franklin).
  7. The way he knows the difference between kegging, casking, and bottling.
  8. The way he looks forward to the changing seasons because they bring the opportunity for the seasonal brews (his Christmas brew is special!).
  9. The way he enjoys sharing his brews.
  10. The way he is adventurous. He values the classics but is always ready to try something new.
Photos by Mark and David Dodds