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Title: Interview questions.
Post by: jrhomebrewing on January 19, 2018, 03:45:44 PM
So there is a new brewery opening up in my hometown. It will be the only one here. I have an interview for the head brewing position and I am wondering what I should expect to get asked and what I should be prepared to answer. I have taken a day brewing school so i have used the equipment and I am somewhat formilar with the commercial equipment but still need to lear a lot more!

Thank you for your help.
Title: Re: Interview questions.
Post by: majorvices on January 20, 2018, 08:42:36 PM
Simple questions about cleaning procedures, brewing procedures, etc. If I were you I'd worry about why a group was opening a brewery without having an idea who their head brewer was going to be. How much do THEY know about brewing? seems like they are putting the cart before the horse.
Title: Re: Interview questions.
Post by: KellerBrauer on December 26, 2018, 02:49:11 PM
Simple questions about cleaning procedures, brewing procedures, etc. If I were you I'd worry about why a group was opening a brewery without having an idea who their head brewer was going to be. How much do THEY know about brewing? seems like they are putting the cart before the horse.

Funny, I was wondering the same thing.  It’s quite possible the owners may only be interested in making a profit and in doing so, may restrict the brewmaster in a variety of ways where, ultimately, the product you create is less than what you were envisioning.  You could be going to work each day wearing a pair of handcuffs, metaphorically speaking.
Title: Re: Interview questions.
Post by: chinaski on December 27, 2018, 07:31:50 PM
While its always to consider the cautionary stuff the last two bring up, I say go in there with an open mind and the answers to the questions that you should know the answers to.  Don't go into it with a negative mindset, just be prepared to feel out the situation and advocate for brewing the beer that you like and think the drinking public in your area will buy.  Get an offer from the owners then decide if its for you.  Good luck!