John Palmer is author of the bestseller How to Brew: Everything You Need to Know to Brew Beer Right the First Time, co-author of both Brewing Classic Styles and Water: A Comprehensive Guide for Brewers.
John Palmer was born and raised in Midland, Michigan, and graduated from Michigan Tech University. After 20+ years in aerospace and medical devices, he now serves as Publications Director for the Master Brewers Association of the Americas. Speaking on his success in life in general, he credits three critically important pieces of advice he got from two of his teachers and his father:
1. Things are only boring until you learn something about it. Knowledge makes things interesting. (Dr. Richard Hoy – they were discussing his lack of interest in History at the time)
2. Faith and Virtue are rewarded. (constantly uttered by his P-Chem prof, Dr. Leslie Leifer, probably in reference to improving the classes study habits, but still…)
3. Always say “Thank You”. (Joseph Palmer)
No Where or Now Here – Think about it.