Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.
from Shakespeare’s Macbeth
- The way he works with his hands.
- The way he works with what Nature provides – hops, barley, yeast, and water.
- The way he has great chemistry and knows it: his pH, specific gravity, boiling point, and lovibond are perfect!
- The way he knows his pots and pans: mash tun, boil kettle, and hot liquor tank.
- The way he creates his own recipes. He is a chef who only uses his grain bill, yeast, hops, and spices.
- 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).
- The way he knows the difference between kegging, casking, and bottling.
- The way he looks forward to the changing seasons because they bring the opportunity for the seasonal brews (his Christmas brew is special!).
- The way he enjoys sharing his brews.
- The way he is adventurous. He values the classics but is always ready to try something new.