What is your day job?
I work as a designer in the research lab of IBM in Haifa Israel. I design interfaces of augmented reality tools, speech recognition tools, voice analysis tools, and IoT tools.
What or who got you into homebrewing? When was it?
I started homebrewing in 2011, I received my first homebrew kit from my friends as a wedding gift. By the way, for the wedding, we got an Ice cream kit too, the Ice cream kit is still packed, brand new never touched it :)
Can you tell us an interesting story about homebrewing?
Well, I brew almost 10 years, and of course, there are many stories to tell some of them are funny and some of them can be described as a brewing disaster.
I will tell both.
I got into electric brewing and especially IoT brewing quite by accident, I went to buy supplies for my local homebrew shop.
I started the conversation with the owner of the shop about brewing controllers. Then he asked me if I think it's possible to project the temperature readings from the controller into a remote display. I said I don't know but I will investigate it. After six hours of intensive Google search, I knew that I'm going to build, a computerised automated brewing system. Since that day at 2015, I'm into this journey of IoT brewing.
The other story is quite funny but still can be described as a brewing disaster. One day I came back from work and I was very tired but since I wasn't brewing for a long time I decided to brew anyway. I started the mash at 21:30, boil step started around midnight and decided to pour myself a refreshing pint of an Imperial Stout. I remember putting the first hops additions during the boil, The next thing I remember is waking up in the morning in my bed with a strange feeling that I haven't finished something from yesterday, After a few seconds I realised that I fell asleep during the brew day. I ran from my bedroom to the kitchen and realised that the computer finished brewing without me and left the boiling kettle to chill for the night. The disaster wasn't so bad I just boiled the wort again for 10 minutes to kill all the bacteria got into the kettle during the night. In the end, I remember it was a great beer!