Expert Topic Stupid Stuff

Things that all brewers should know but often don’t

by Jamie Martin, Brewmaster, Dells Brewing Co.

Table of Contents

Cleaning and sanitation
Brewhouse operations
Some words of wisdom
Implementing adjustments during the brewing process
Fermentation & cellaring tips
Odd, but cool, yeast practices
Fermentation troubleshooting survival kit
Cold side manipulation
Things that will ruin your day!
Stupid Stuff Q&A



My start in the brewing industry began with a professor’s suggestion when I was in college studying Biotechnology. No one, especially me, knew I had found my future when I accepted an internship at Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co. in 2002. My past knowledge of science, and scientific procedure meshed perfectly with my passion for brewing craft beer. Driven to expand my knowledge of craft beer I took the MBAA Brewing and Malting course in 2005 and soon became the first female brewmaster in the cheese head state. (Wisconsin)

I attended my first Craft Brewer’s Conference in Seattle in 2006 and found it to be a fantastic opportunity to add to my knowledge of brewing and connect with my fellow brewers across the country and beyond. Presenting to my colleagues at CBC Boston in 2009, and now, sharing my insights with the brewing community through is my way of giving back and paying forward to those in our community who share my passion for great craft beer.

– Cheers! Jamie Martin, Brewmaster, Dells Brewing Co.

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