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Old 10-27-2008, 08:03 PM   #1
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Howdy all! I live in Seattle and after 7 years of home all-graining and chefing in several kitchens I [U]Must[U] make beer my Career! How in the heck do you break into this industry. My search has just begun and I'm new to this site so any suggestions/connections are mucho appreciated. I have a B.A. in Food History [specialty in brewing] so I love questions/discussions

 
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:18 PM   #2
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go get a job at a local brew pub cleaning the brew tanks and work your way up.
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:18 PM   #3
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We are homebrewers....i think they are only about 3 pro brewers on this site if i am correct. google i think is your best option
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:20 PM   #4
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go get a job at a local brew pub cleaning the brew tanks and work your way up.
+1...brewing professionally = lots of cleaning...
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Old 10-27-2008, 11:21 PM   #5
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Do you want to start your own or work at one fo somebody else?
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:32 AM   #6
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you're search hasn't really begun if you haven't used the search feature!

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 12:39 AM   #7
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+1, Senor.

However, as one of the resident pros (former, in my case, though I consult), I can advise what lapaglia wrote. Go bug someone until they hire you. The best way to learn is through an old-fashioned apprenticeship.

Visit sites like ProBrewer and browse the classified adverts.

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:28 AM   #8
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A question asked many times. Always remember Master Brewers make about $15 an hour and it's normally a TON of tedious manual labor.

MOST brewers make $7 an hour

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If you are lucky, hard-working, and career-oriented enough to work your way into a head brewer or brewmaster position, you could realistically start anywhere from $9 to $14 an hour
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:09 AM   #9
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Forget it. The market is beyond oversaturated.

 
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Old 10-28-2008, 04:12 AM   #10
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Actually, the way to make money at this is to set up a 'brewing school' for burnt-out misguided professionals who dream of having their own business, etc. etc. Separate these suckers from some cash in exchange for 'training' that they will need to 'start their own business' or 'enter a new career'.

 
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