When you ask for advice on anything, be prepared for people to give you advice you may not want to hear.
My suggestion: Ignore everything everyone has said here. Approach this problem like a scientist. Read through as many "help wanted" advertisements on probrewer you can find. Record the types of experience, qualifications, job requirements, etc. by frequency. Record salaries and expected hours by frequency. Arrange the data however you'd like.
Draw your conclusion based upon the real data from real brewers looking to actually hire someone for a position. That will tell you more than anything any of us here can.
To paraphrase Dr. England - "Off-flavors smooth with time. So do mountains. Brew it right from the start!"
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