Customer of the Month – Tony Armstrong

Tony Armstrong

  • How long have you been homebrewing?

Difficult ! I brewed in th UK in the 80s and took it up again as a hobby here about a year ago.

  • What is your favorite beer style to make:

Again ! Difficult – maybe British style Pale Ales but I recently brewed a Sweet Stout which I really like – I’m also very fond of American Pale Ales – how to decide ? Think I’ll just plump for Pale Ale,as a generic category.

  • Are you a member of any brew clubs or organizations?

Just the AHA at the moment but now I’m more confident about my beets I’ll be looking to join s local club or two soon.

  • Have you won any medals or awards?

No – haven’t put in for any competitions so far. Maybe Will now I’m more,sure if my beers!

  • What is your favorite beer and food pairing?

Definitely a good ale ( pale or brown) with curry.

  • Describe your brewing system or equipment (Provide picture if possible)

I use a Grainfather and a Boil & Mash for sparge water. I use,plastic fermenter but will be upgrading to AS sooner rather than later.

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

Again, difficult to say – the Grainfather has definitely made the process easier but i think perhaps brewing software ( Beersmith ) has possibly really helped me to improve and fine process my recipes.

  • What other fermented beverages have you made?

In my latest brewing ‘incarnation’ I’ve made Mead, Hard Cider, Braggot and some Fruit Wines ( Peach, Blueberry and BlackBerry).

  •  List of any other hobbies or interests. 

Music and Hi-fi

Reading

Cooking

Bread making

Gardening