Where are you from? Born in West Allis, WI, but I grew up in Lake Mills, IA.
What is your favorite brewing topic to talk to customers about? I enjoy talking about recipe formulation, especially all-grain.
What was your biggest brewing blunder? My first attempt at a pumpkin ale was way over-spiced. I've learned to be more conservative with spices in beer as a result!
What movie have you watched the most times? That would probably be Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
What was your proudest moment in your fermentation history? When a recipe I had come up with on my own turned out really tasty. It was a Gingerbread brown ale.
Why do you brew? I think it's because of the sense of being a craftsman. I'm not very handy or crafty in any other way, but I can make beer that I'm proud of.
What is your brewing system? It's pretty basic: an 8 gallon kettle, plastic fermentation bucket, glass carboy, a mash/lauter tun made from a picnic cooler, a bottling bucket, and a lot of vinyl tubing.
What is your favorite style of beer for drinking and for brewing? I think every beer has something to offer, and so I enjoy them all!
If you could share a beer with anyone throughout history, of even fictional, who would it be? I think it would be interesting to share a beer with Charlemagne (or Karls der Grosse, if you prefer his German name).
Where do you spend your non-brewing time? Either with my girlfriend or at home. Who are your three favorite musicians/bands? Rise Against, The Foo Fighters, and The Human A