Customer of the Month – Neil Schroeder

Neil Schroeder

How long have you been homebrewing?

6 months

What is your favorite beer style to make?

IPA’s and ales

Are you a member of any clubs or organizations?

Years ago, I was a homebrewers association member, not sure if it is still current, as I haven’t ever re-up’d the membership, if needed.

Have you won any medals or awards?


Describe your brewing system or equipment.

Turkey fryer (never used for frying) for a brew kettle, Fermonster primary, glass secondary. Lucky enough to have a huge burner on our kitchen stove for heat.

What piece of equipment or brewing process has made the most difference in your beer?

stainless mesh hop basket (spider)

What other fermented beverages have you made?


List of any other hobbies or interests.

I enjoy cooking and bbq’ing whenever possible, and also enjoy gardening.

Is there anything else you would like to share about yourself?

I’m originally from Wisconsin, although I’ve been in Co since 2001. I have been a loyal fan of the Dry Dock and The Brew Hut since pretty much their opening (I remember many nights in the <original?> tiny dock, prior to them taking over the old Checker Autoparts). Although my wife Jen and I are new to the brewing side of things, we find it extremely fun and rewarding and can see ourselves continuing to brew for many years to come.