Customer of the Month – Bill Clark

Bill Clark

  • Brewer’s Names – Bill Clark (and Co-brewer Brian Emmet)

  • How long have you been homebrewing/winemaking? – Since 2014 for brewing beer, I also have recently been brewing hard cider

  • What are your favorite styles to make? British (ESB, Golden Ale), German Lagers, and Belgians.  I rotate them throughout the year as my mode shifts.

  • Are you a member of any brew clubs or organizations? – None right now.

  • Have you won any medals or awards? – Yes, 
    • 2020 Peak-to-Peak ProAm: Gold in Pale Bitter category for Spring Golden Ale, and ProAm selection with Mirror Image Brewery 
    • 2019 NHC Silver in first round in KC for Munich Dunkel
    • 2021 Liquid Poets Bronze for ESB
    • 2018 2nd place Brew Hut Oktoberfest

  • Describe your brewing system or equipment (Provide a picture if possible) – Stove top pot mash tun at home with grain bag, and Cooler mash tun, MegaPot and Cobrewer’s house.  Both sites Ferment in temp controller fridge using Inkbird controller.

  • What piece of equipment or brewing process has made the most difference in your beer and/or wine? Temperature control of fermentation in the fridge, provide consistently good results. The yeast truly does make the beer, if you treat it right.

  • What other fermented beverages have you made? Hard apple and apple/pear cider.  I just made a 15% ABV cider with only apple juice concentrate and pushing Nottingham yeast, trying to duplicate what I had in Vienna at a microbrewery. I also make fermented sourdough bread.

  • List of any other hobbies or interests. I work in the Aerospace industry here in Colorado, so I am a space geek. I enjoy cooking, biking and hiking, exercises necessary for a beer-drinking person to work off carbs in my opinion.

  • Is there anything else that you would like to share about yourself? – I started homebrewing very simply with a stovetop pot and could not believe that I could make beer that tasted so good. With the help of Brew Hut and other homebrew stores in the front range, it makes it very convenient to homebrew about any time you want, since I don’t have to shop online and wait for delivery.