Being a brewmaster is a fun job that I wish everyone could enjoy for a day.
I get to make beer for a living, and I can smell the craft beer in the air in the facility every day.
That is the good part. I get to taste the beer, check the materials and figure out how to put these things together. There is a dirty side to the job, though. I think that a lot of people forget this, and that can be a problem because they do not realize how hard it can be. You have to be willing to take the bad with the good because it can get pretty dirty.
The materials that are used to make beer are not as nice as you think they are. We can make something that is really nice to drink, but that does not mean it is nice all the time. We are very concerned that we are using the right materials, and we have to age and malt our materials to get them to perform well in every beer. That alone can cause a smell that you would not like, and you have to remember that you only smell the finished product.
The materials that are used to ferment the beer and get it to smell and taste the way we want have to be sopped off after the fact, and these parts have to be disposed of carefully because they do not smell all that good. It is a far cry from that nice beer smell you like. We have to throw these things out in special bags that will not let them leak in the dumpster, and we have to come back in to make sure that we can clean everything up. All the tanks and pipes have to be cleaned because they are holding onto the same smell that we just took out. We have the best garbage disposal that money can buy to get all the pipes and drains cleaned out.
This cleaning process can take a couple days while we are brewing in another tank. You might think that you can flush it with water, but we have to make sure that we do not damage the tanks. We will usually clean them out by hand, and we’ll make sure that they are spotless before we move on. That takes a lot of time, and it will be very hard to complete without more than one person on the job. I am in charge of the tanks, and I have to be the one to look over this process.
I know that a lot of people think that it is a very romantic job where I get to make beer every day, but there is a dirty part that I do not want you to forget. You should come to a brewery to see what it is like, and you will find out that you can learn a lot about beer making in just one day. You will see the dirty and the pretty, and you will notice that we take very good care of our facilities.