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Old 05-08-2012, 03:17 AM   #1
Keyes88
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Hey guys,

Any pro-brewers around here that have some time to show me around a full brew house? I'm curious to learn the basics of a professional system in person beyond the books and video but before investing in a serious course.

Please PM me if you'd be willing to spend some time with me!

Thanks!



 
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:09 AM   #2
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I've heard that JJ Bitting, the brewpub in Woodbridge has a "brewer for a day" thing. I've never done it, but it sounds like fun. Here's a link to their website:

http://njbrewpubs.com/



 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:40 AM   #3
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Awesome! That's not far from me at all! Thank you!

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:11 PM   #4
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IF you end up doing this, I'd love to hear how it went.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 02:19 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by brewvac View Post
I've heard that JJ Bitting, the brewpub in Woodbridge has a "brewer for a day" thing. I've never done it, but it sounds like fun. Here's a link to their website:

http://njbrewpubs.com/
Yes, they do have such a program. I think it's a couple hundred bucks for the day but I could be wrong about that.

If you're stopping by JJ Bittings you could always come this Tuesday night and stop into the WHALES Homebrew Club meeting while you're there. We've brewed on JJ's system a couple of times to make beers that end up being served at the brewpub.

 
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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What's it like using a pro system?

 
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Old 06-24-2012, 09:16 PM   #7
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Don't be shy, go to a local brewpub and offer your services as a volunteer for a day. I helped Mike Sella @ pizzaria uno for a Saturday brewing their Porter of 300 gallons (~10bbls). In return i got free lunch & a growler as well as the experience of a large brew system. It was fun & i'm sure you'd have no problem getting in the door. Dave Hoffman (Climax) will probably take you on full time if you're willing to volunteer!
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:18 PM   #8
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I talked to dave at artisan's brewpub once. He told me that he takes on volunteers all the time. Send him an email and see if he has any openings. You work for 6 months I think. Shows you everything. He told me to bring a homebrew and if he likes it and you have a college degree then you're in.



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