John R. Kofonow

John R. Kofonow

(knows he actually makes wort and yeast makes the beer)

John has been a homebrewer for over 10 years. He got his start while living in Flagstaff, AZ, and now lives in Albuquerque, NM with his incredible wife, Krystal. After upgrading to all-grain in 2014 and intensifying his progress he is loving the process and exited for the new challenges.

John has been accepted the Craftbrewers Apprenticeship Program at the American Brewers Guild (early 2017 class).

He has also been a web and graphic designer for basically forever which is why he spends more time working on this website that he probably needs to.

About this site

This site starts with two goals:

Notes on Brewing

I am in need of a more accessible way to track my progress brewing. I’m just going to be sharing much of that progress publicly as I go along.


Going to “Beer School” will ultimately lead to changing careers. If there is any way to help ease that transition, I’m going to pursue it.