Who is your brewing mentor/hero?
Hey, fellow HBT'ers!
I looked, and couldn't find this thread - I think it might be an interesting one...
Who was/is the person who got you in to brewing? Who gave you the extra boost you needed when you were staring down your first extract kit? Who first told you to relax, don't worry, and let a perceived crisis pass while you drank a homebrew?
My Dad is my brew mentor/hero. He has never made anything but kit-and-can beer kits, but has made amazing wine for 30 years. He is a chemist (and fermenting anything with him takes on the feel of PG-rated Breaking Bad) and seems to have knack for understanding not just what is happening with a batch, but what will happen.
When I was 19 (legal in Canada!), he drove me to the LHBS where he'd bought his first gear, took me in, introduced me to the shopkeep, and had them set me up with my beginner's kit. He told me my first brew was drinkable, but needed work - which it did; he told me when I'd hit quality.
That's my story. I aspire, someday, to be this person for a new brewer.
If you're interested, share your story.
A big prost to all the brewing mentor/heroes out there!!!!
May this message find you healthy and hoppy,
-"I don't brew for Riders fans!"