So, can you tell us how it all started for you?
Saw an add online, and ended up getting a coopers brew kit and a Beer kit. It was a complete success.
What was your first brew and how did it turn out?
Woodford Wherry, it was excellent
Were there any mishaps / funny moments along the way leading to now?
I bought an SD Brewtech fermenter. It was beautiful, then proceeded to have 9 back to back infected brews. Turned out it was the ball valve. I sold the brewtech
Are there any pieces of equipment that you are looking to buy soon, or are converting for the future?
I have pretty much everything I want, fermentation fridge, grainfather and kegerator. I would love to get access to 10-20l oak barrels at a reasonable price.
Bottle or Keg?
What is your go to recipe or signature brew?
Hoppy Pale Ale
What is your schedule for a typical brew day?
8am heat water, 9am mash, 10am boil, 12 chill, 1 clean
What do you love about home brewing and the industry in general?
The variety and the access to amazing ingredients
Are you attending any festivals / competitions in the coming months?
The London beer comps, Beaver Ex and Mikkeller Copenhagen beer festival
What are your plans for the future and where do you think the industry is headed?
More interesting beers like fruit gose, more sours etc
Are there any breweries that you admire for what they are producing?
Verdant and Burning Sky.
Finally, what is the name of your “one day” brewery?
Qs BBQ n Brews
So there you have it, another interesting interview with a homebrewer – a big thank you to Cuan for giving up his time. If you fancy being interviewed please feel free to get in touch.