Jeff Merriman

Where are you from?
Bloomington, MN

What is your favorite brewing topic to talk to customers about?
Complex draft systems and European light lagers

What was your biggest brewing blunder?
Assuming an acid carboy would be resistant to thermal shock. Turns out…thery’re not.

What movie have you watched the most times? 
Toss up between Caddy Shack and A Few Good Men

What was your proudest moment in your fermentation history?
Decocting my Bavarian Wheat recipe for the first time and winning a medal with it

Why do you brew?
I like to create process of building recipes and also sharing what I make with friends

When did you start brewing?
2002

What is your brewing system?
Fermenter’s Favorites 10 Gallon Coolers with an Edelmetall Bru Burner and 10 Gallon Megapot 1.2

What is your favorite style of beer for drinking and for brewing?
Toss up between Munich Helles and Bavarian Hefeweizen

If you could share a beer with anyone throughout history, or even fictional, who would it be?
Hank Hill

Where do you spend your non-brewing time?
At any one of the awesome Minneapolis taprooms

Who are your three favorite musicians/bands?
I’m a big fan of horn bands. Let’s say Tower of Power, Earth Wind and Fire and Chicago