Michael F

Who Are You (please include a picture):

Michael Fairbairn

Home Town (City, State):

Lakeside Park, KY

I’ve been a homebrewer since:



Do you have a homebrewing disaster you’d like to share?

should have used a blow off tube ..

What is your favorite style(s) to brew?

something Belgian-y

What style(s) will you never brew?

american light lager

What was the first beer you ever brewed? How did it turn out?

the Mr. Beer kit that came with the gift…. good enough to keep being

Have you ever had a homebrew mistake that turned out great?

a doppelbock that ended up infected … won 3rd place as a Sour ale in Moerlein Cup 2014! 🙂

What is your favorite beer recipe?

Hair of the Cat Wit

Are you a BJCP Judge? If so, what is your rank and how long have you been judging?

not yet …

Do you have a good beer judging story you’d like to share with the rest of the homebrewing world?

not yet …

Do you have a favorite homebrew trick or gadget that you’ve found to make your beer better/brewing easier, etc?

not yet …

Describe your brew system.

pretty basic and ghetto … picnic cooler MLT gravity feed to boil kettle on basic propane burner setup

How frequently do you brew (times/month or /year)?

I haven’t brewed since November 2012 … 

Have you won any medals in a homebrew competition?

Yes!  1st & 3rd place at Moerlein Cup 2014

Do you brew alone, with friends or with someone you live with?

yes, yes and yes

Are you an indoor or outdoor brewer?

outdoor with aspirations of going electric to move indoors

List some of the names you’ve given your beers. Which is your favorite?

Hair of the Cat Wit, Dawg Nut Brown Ale, Sycamore Abbey Ale, Blu Dawg