My name is Mike and I work with beer, wine and mead on a daily basis. I have been brewing for about 2-3 years now. I started off doing partial boil extract kits on my apartment stove and was instantly addicted after my first batch. Since then I have moved up to all grain full boils with a cooler mash tun and turkey fryer kettle. In July I moved away from my brewing buddy who split the cost of the equipment with me. Rather than split up the system we had scrapped together I left it all with him until I had a better idea where brewing stood in my life after the move. Three months later I now work with beer, wine and mead. Every day I was "tortured" at work by not being able to brew. That's when I decided that 1 gallon batches are perfect for me and that's where I am now. I brew as often as I can in as many styles as I can. Every batch is a new lesson and it get better each time.