Chris SmithNB-Brewmaster-Chris-Smith

Where are you from? – Minneapolis

What is your favorite brewing topic to talk to customers about? – Mash Efficiency and Lager brewing

What was your biggest brewing blunder? – Trying to pump un-dissolved liquid malt extract through my pump

What movie have you watched the most times? – Star Wars Episode 4

What was your proudest moment in your fermentation history?  – Achieving Master Level BJCP

Why do you brew? – For the love of beer!

When did you start brewing? – 1996

What is your brewing system? – I have a 10 gallon set-up with a 15 gallon mash tun and boil kettle.  I have a single pump with a counterflow chiller and use a gravity fed cooler as my HLT.  

What is your favorite style of beer for drinking and for brewing? – Most things German and Belgian in style but Hefeweizen is my favorite.

If you could share a beer with anyone throughout history, of even fictional, who would it be? – Homer Simpson

Where do you spend your non-brewing time? – When I’m not brewing I like to fish, travel to great beer destinations, judge beer competitions.

Who are your three favorite musicians/bands? – U2, Interpol, & Elvis Costello