14: Neil FitzGerald, Homebrewer

Neil FitzGerald
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Neil FitzGerald started out in his homebrew pursuits the way many people do: with recipes and techniques he learned among friends. After a couple of decades, he decided to upgrade to all-grain brewing in a dedicated kitchen in his basement.

We discuss Neil’s evolution as a homebrewer and his inspiration for recipes, entering competitions, and experimenting with flavors. Then, Rick joins us for a taste of Neil’s latest batch of pub ale, and a discussion of yeasts ensues. Enjoy!

Resources mentioned in this video:

BYO: Brew Your Own magazine

BJCP: Beer Judge Certification Program

Scott Russell and his book, North American Clone Brews

Vermont Brewer’s Association

Vermont Craft Tours Interviews: Scott Russell, Homebrew GuruMike Czok, Bent Hill Brewery

Breweries: Bent Hill Brewery, Dieu du Ciel, Grassroots Brewing, Hermit Thrush Brewery