Dave Miller is a native of St. Louis, MO., where he still lives with his wife and children. He brewed his first batch of homebrew in 1975. In 1981 he won the title Homebrewer of the Year when his Dutch Pilsner was judged Best of Show at the American Homebrewers Association national competition. That same year, his first book, Home Brewing for Americans, was published. This was the first American book to deal with advanced all-grain brewing techniques. He also authored Continental Pilsener for Brewers Publications’ Classic Beer Style Series.
Dave is a charter member of the St. Louis Brews homebrewing club and served for two years as its vice president, designing brewing projects, making presentations, and writing a monthly column for the club newsletter. He credits his club members with inspiring him to write The Complete Handbook of Home Brewing, which was published in November 1988. He has also written several articles for Zymurgy magazine.