My name is Eric and I live in Aurora, IL. I’ve been brewing since early 2012. I started on a MR Beer kit, then my brother Kevin gave me a full sized setup. I started all grain late in 2013, and have loved every minute of my longer brew days. Beer is one of my passions, I love to drink it, talk about it, read about it, and so I decided to write about it too!
Couple things you’ll notice about this blog. Sharks….Sharks Everywhere! Sharks are my favorite animal. I’ve been obsessed with them since I was a kid. So I felt that I should name my brewery something shark related. White Pointer is a nickname for a Great White for those who don’t know, which is probably most of you with a life. Most of my beers are somewhat sharkily named, though not all. Secondly, I love hoppy brews, so many of these posts will be hoppy American styles, though I do try to mix it up. Another thing, while I was pretty good in my English and writing classes, I’m not a “professional blogger” if such a thing really exists, nor am I really a writer. Please forgive the grammar errors that are sure to be everywhere! I write crime reports at my day job which doesn’t really leave a lot of room for colorful and artistic descriptions. Bare with me as I attempt to poetically describe the flavor nuances of my beer.
So here’s a bit about my brewery. My typical batch is 5.5 gallons, but I do some smaller batches every now and then. I do the brew in a bag technique with a batch sparge. My boil kettle is 10 gal, my sparge kettle is 8. I also have a temp controlled fridge to serve as a fermentation/lagering chamber. As of April, 2015, I finally started kegging some of my batches!