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Re: Sooo, any recommended ways to find a career in brewing?
« Reply #15 on: November 09, 2015, 07:42:40 am »
That's a disappointing reality I didn't wanna hear about  :( 

Still, I think I'd rather go that route then stick with what I was doing. I do appreciate the reply though, the classifieds in on ProBrewer.com seem a little promising. Thanks!

It's a reality you need to be aware of, though.  The days of a homebrewer with no professional experience becoming a brewmaster at an already operating brewery are pretty much gone.  The only way that happens is to start your own.

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Re: Sooo, any recommended ways to find a career in brewing?
« Reply #16 on: November 09, 2015, 06:31:39 pm »
It's a reality you need to be aware of, though.  The days of a homebrewer with no professional experience becoming a brewmaster at an already operating brewery are pretty much gone.  The only way that happens is to start your own.

Anecdotally, I think the timing has never been better for that kind of thing. There are a lot of, ballparking, 2-5 bbl breweries whose owners no longer have the time or inclination to brew full-time. A home brewer is an ideal fit for that kind of position if you're only able/willing to pay $9/hr, and an experienced brewer isn't likely to move for minimum wage.

At any rate, if you want a decent job (benefits e.g.) then as mention you won't be brewing for a while. A mid- to large-size craft brewery will start you out on a packaging line, then move you to cellaring, then eventually brewing.
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Re: Sooo, any recommended ways to find a career in brewing?
« Reply #17 on: November 10, 2015, 07:30:42 am »
Get a Degree from Weihenstephan. They will be fighting over you, not the piddly people.. The big boys... thats where the money is at.