About Us

What is Speyrer Brewing?

Speyrer Brewing is a home brewing operation started in early 2012 by me, Ryan Speyrer, in my Lafayette, Louisiana apartment. Since its inception, it has slowly grown from 5-gallon extract batches, to 10-gallon all grain brews, and currently 31-gallon batches complete with stainless steel conical fermentors and a bright tank. I have since moved out of my apartment to a house and now have a 625 square foot space built specifically for my home brewing. When I'm not brewing professionally at Parish Brewing Company in Broussard, Louisiana, I am usually working on some kind of experimental beer, trying out new styles, or working out a brewing proof-of-concept at home. I like to brew beer for myself to enjoy at home with friends and hone my own brewing knowledge and skills. Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness!

The Brewhouse

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For those of you interested in brewing setups, I brew on a 1-barrel Stout Tanks and Kettles Electric Brewhouse. It is comprised of a 40 gallon hot liquor tank, a 40 gallon mash tun, and a 45 gallon electric kettle. The fermentors and bright tank are non-jacketed, so temperature control is maintained by keeping them in upright freezers with temperature controllers to maintain proper temperature. I use a Blichmann Therminator heat exchanger and move wort around using march pumps. For fermentor and bright tank transfers, I usually use CO2 pressure to move beer around. I've done most of my brewing in a professional setting and I tend to emulate similar brewing practices at home.