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Met John Palmer This Morning
« on: April 21, 2012, 02:46:11 PM »
I went to my LHBS (Northern Brewer, Mpls) this morning to get some specialty grains for the IPA I'm brewing tomorrow and there's John Palmer sitting at a table with a stack of his books.  Northern Brewer was celebrating the grand opening of its Minneapolis location and John was there to give a talk about protein, among other beer-related things.  I walked up and told him that I practically lived in the green edition of How To Brew when I started brewing in 2005.  I also told him that it was the most helpful and accessible brewing resource I've encountered to date.  And since he was there, I figured I could use a copy of the 3rd edition of How to Brew, especially because John signed it 8) 

He seemed like a very nice guy.  It was great to meet someone whose instruction and advice was a phenomenal resource for me when I was starting out.  Hell, I still consult How to Brew from time to time!

Cheers to John Palmer!
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Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2012, 03:05:00 PM »
Cool! Did you walk up to him and say "I thought you'd be taller."?
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2012, 03:06:47 PM »
"He seemed like a very nice guy."

That is because he genuinley is a very nice guy.
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2012, 03:15:32 PM »
At an NHC seminar one year, I introduced him as "a former adult movie star".
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2012, 04:38:58 PM »
The one and only book you'll ever need for home brewing.
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Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2012, 06:58:06 PM »
John is one of the nicest guys you'll meet. He's very laid back yet a real star in the homebrewing world. You'd never know it was him. A very humble guy.
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2012, 11:48:42 PM »
Listen to him all the time on the Brewing Network with Jamil. But yes HTB showed me the way. Then I bought a 3rd ed. :D

Would like to meet him someday.
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Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2012, 07:30:31 AM »
He's seems like a nice guy, and his book is tops for sure. Not a bad gig to have either. Maybe I'll get a chance to meet him at NHC this summer.
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2012, 07:50:14 AM »
The one and only book you'll ever need for home brewing.

... As long as you go online to find out where the mistakes are. ;)
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #9 on: April 22, 2012, 11:47:40 AM »
"He seemed like a very nice guy."

That is because he genuinely is a very nice guy.
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #10 on: April 22, 2012, 02:14:30 PM »
That is because he genuinley is a very nice guy.

Meh.. wait until you have lunch with him weekly.. and then he won't share his fries. See what you think then!

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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2012, 09:28:54 PM »
That is because he genuinley is a very nice guy.

Meh.. wait until you have lunch with him weekly.. and then he won't share his fries. See what you think then!

(Who am I kidding.. John's a good dude)

I liked meeting John and Denny too!
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2012, 11:30:42 PM »
 Denny who?
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2012, 07:41:44 AM »
John was the guest speaker at a homebrew competition that's held in my area this year. He spoke about water! Very fun subject. He was a very nice guy and I got my picture taken with him, had to win a medal for that though.

Cool! Did you walk up to him and say "I thought you'd be taller."?

That's what I thought about Denny  ;)
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Re: Met John Palmer This Morning
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2012, 12:28:23 PM »
Did you tell him to, "Relax!  Don't worry!  Have a homebrew!"?  No, wait...that was in somebody else's book.  ;-)
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