I used to be quite the homebrewer, and actually built myself a 1/2 barrel semi-automated brewstand. I've been a hop broker, which I sold the business about 6 months after starting (http://www.atonofhops.com/ , a couple of guys bought it and just kept it going basically the way I had, didn't even change the website I made), and have dabbled in assisting micro and nano breweries start up or actually investing in them to keep them going in rough times. This assistance turned out to be more lucrative than the brokerage.
Anyone else here do a bit of brewing on the side? Do you do it for fun or are you hardcore?
I've since given up on brewing because there was a conflict of interest with my day job. Little did I know that the one owner(who has since retired from the "day job" business) and the engineering manager, whom I worked under at the time (and I taught how to brew), were opening up a brewpub in my area. Needless to say, I still have the knowledge, and am here to help if there are questions. So I figured I'd start a thread, and if you want you can PM me with any assistance you might need. I actually DO know about brewing, not so much about tractors, so I can help with just about any phase you may be in.