Garrett is a homebrewer in Newark, Delaware. He began brewing in May of 2004 when his wife bought him the equipment to homebrew. He had always talked about starting it as a hobby, and she made sure it became a reality. He has been 100% beer obsessed ever since.
Garrett participated in several local homebrew competitions, and picked up a couple of ribbons along the way. He brews anywhere from 100 to 200 all-grain gallons a year, giving most of it away to friends and family. He has equipment to brew 5, 10 or 20 gallon batches, although the vast majority of them turn out to be 10 gallons (the 20s he normally splits with fellow brewers). IPAs, Belgian style beers, and dark beers (porters / stouts) are his favorite styles to drink and brew.
He continues working on merging his programming / computer skills with his homebrewing in ways that enhance the brewing process and improve the beer quality without over-complicating everything – sometimes more successfully than others. His latest efforts with BrewzNET 2.0 are better aligned with that philosophy than the original designs for a computer-monitored system. All his designs, code, and work are available for download or viewing on this blog or his OneDrive, so is you are so inclined please feel free to use them in your own efforts.
His wife and children are very understanding about it all… perhaps a little too indulgent.