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jerbrew

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Chemical Engineer. Woot woot represent! :ban: been reading a lot of the banter on here and it's pretty funny. haven't seen any ChemEs though.
 

mainiac

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From the humble yet honorable start as US Army Grunt, turned Combat Medic . . . moving on in civilian life to concrete construction . . . back into the medical field as a nursing assistant, then to medical records specialist . . . crossover to computer specialist (how did I get there?), onto network security specialist . . . now a Systems and Network Security Administrator . . . it's been a strange 30 year path to where I am now at, but I make a good living and enjoy my job.

And then, of course, there is beer. I love beer, and I love making (and drinking) it.

Life is good!
 

jgrreed

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I'm not an engineer, but we have 2 in our brew group!!!.....strangely I still find myself being the guy making all the equipment improvements....:confused:
 

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BS Biomedical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. I work in Orthopedics R&D. I am not surprised at all that almost half of the homebrewers on here are Engineers!
 

JohnK93

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Mechanical Engineer by degree, but now a client director at a packaging and product design firm. So much for that education...I'm probably using more of it in my home brewing than at my actual job!
 

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I have a BSECE from the University of Florida and a MSECE from Georgia Tech.
 

bigrsmith

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There is a blast from the supposed to be dead by now past. Sterling still the largest in the US?
Sterling is still going strong. They were purchased by IBM. We used them for a while. We also have a large number of trading partners with Edict Systems. We recently installed a in house system through BizManager. All map building is done in house. I am in the process of moving our Edict partners over to our new system.
 

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BS Manufacturing Engineering, but I've never used it. I manage turbine/generator maintenance projects in the nuclear world.
 

Sigsigma

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Civil/Geotechnical Engineer to Construction Management for the railroad......Ever seen 6 or 7 white hats watching one guy work...I'm one of those guys.
 

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I voted non. Although there are lots of Engineers around me at work.
I would say I have probably had at least 12 Engineers work for me, so I know how you guys think…. lol
 

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I now work as a Virtualization Engeneer in the IT world, so you can move one tick off of not engineering, to a type of engineering.
 

rusty_tlc

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Really more of a manufacturing engineer/ quality engineer.
My true love is product development, which has always been about 60% of what I do no matter what my official title.
 

Jtk78

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Sales of fire safety and explosion protection systems. Requires an understanding of engineering, and I can hold my own with math, but not an engineer, by trade or degree.
 

MidAtlanticBrew

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BSME , SUNY @ Buffalo ... I've designed equipment, automation and products for 25 years. Yet when it comes to brewing, for some reason I just buy well engineered equipment instead of designing/ building myself.

Call it burnout, lack of time, or maybe as I reflect, over a career, 50,000 hours of engineering makes the equipment side less interesting to me, while the wonders of fermentation seem to hold endless, and unexhausted fascination for me, so that's where I study and spend my time.
 

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I'm an Embedded software engineer currently involving large power electronics equipment but also have also worked as an electronics technician earlier in my career but its also very handy for my current job.
Got to prove the hardware is at fault LOL.

Writing software to control MW level power electronics is my job but it often requires a deep understanding of the hardware.

That background lead me to making an eHERMS setup.
 

MidAtlanticBrew

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I'm not, engineers tend to be crafty and up for a challenge and they are undercompensated for the value they deliver. Paying 10 bucks a six pack when you can brew as good or better means HB'ing delivers both intellectual and monetary compensation.

I am totally surprised that the percentage of engineers is anywhere near as high as it is.....
 

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Not an engineer per se, but my father was and my wife and I own an electrical engineering firm, So I got that going for me.....
 

Kampenken

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Finance Mgr. I however am mechanically inclined, enjoy and do a lot of DIY (though my last one was a failure, that I've succeeded at before- sanding a Maple floor- pros come on Wednesday! :D ).
 

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Municipal water purification. Definitely not an engineer, but it ties in pretty well with the hobby.
 

Vandulus

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Information Security professional here, so I'm guessing that Computer Science falls under the Engineering category.

In fact my team is talking about getting T-shirts made: "Beer powered security."
Let's just say that beer critiquing and happy hours are very common :mug:
 

Northerngal

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I can see how brewing would be attractive to engineers!!

I'm a nurse; I've been brewing for about 3years and I love it.
 

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Mechanical Engineer. Work in the combustion field doing industrial burner design (steel, aluminum, melting, paper drying, etc...).
 

BadWolfBrewing

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Electro-mechanical engineer. I do research for vehicle electrification for one of the big 3 american auto companies.
 

OleBrewing

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Not an engineer, steel building drafter for 13 years and worked with engineers. now in the aerospace field still working along side engineers.
 
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