Sam Loader

Resident Brewer, Grainfather

Grainfather’s very own Resident Brewer, Sam Loader. Sam graduated with an honours degree in Chemistry, which he then discovered home-brewing and like most, it instantly became an obsession. He then continued to expand his studies starting with the Seibels Institute concise course in brewing technology, Massey University residential brewing course, certified as a beer server and is currently studying to sit his certified Cicerone. He has also been hands on building several single tier brewing systems, kegerators and assists in the development of new Grainfather products. Sam is the man to see if you have any difficult brewing questions with the Grainfather, want help developing recipes or swapping ideas on brewing techniques. Sam loves geeking out on all things beer related.

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My Sessions

The Importance of Temperature Control During Brewing

Beer is a living product relying on many biological and chemical systems which are all temperature dependent where a little change can alter the final product considerably. We will journey through the brewing process looking at where and how temperature control is important and how it all come together to make our beloved beverage.