King of home brews toasts another win

MICHAEL Cousemacker, 43, of Hurstville, has been named “King of Home Brew” at the Australian National Amateur Wine and Beer Show – once again.
Nanjing Night Net

Lift your glass: Michael Cousemacker has been making home brew since he was 21. Picture: Jane Dyson

Mr Cousemacker has won the traditional/modern beer category twice before and said the key to a good home brew was hygiene.

He said it was crucial to sterilise every piece of equipment used in the brewing process.

Mr Cousemacker’s brewing hobby began when he was given a home crew kit for his 21st birthday.

He said he could produce a carton of beer for about $22 or half the standard retail price for a VB carton and that he limited his beer drinking to two schooners with dinner.

“Beer goes with just about anything,” he said. “I try not to go to the pub if I can avoid it.”

Mr Cousemacker, who has won 50 awards for his home brew, said his paid job involved physical labour which helped him keep trim.

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