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Title: Our first commercial beer
Post by: micsager on March 20, 2015, 03:48:20 pm
Still trying to figure out how to post a picture.  If this works, it's a picture of me and SWMBO next to the tap of our first commercial sale a few years back. 

(http://i1152.photobucket.com/albums/p486/micsager/1d6a4fa2.jpg)
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: micsager on March 20, 2015, 03:49:08 pm
Very cool.  (not so much the picture, but that it actually worked)
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: yso191 on March 20, 2015, 04:16:00 pm
Excellent!  I have got to get out there to try some of your beer.  It's just not on the way to anywhere.  I feel like you have mentioned this before, but what is your brew system like?  How is it going as a nano, commercially?
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: micsager on March 20, 2015, 04:49:22 pm
We have a 1bbl blichmann system.  Top tier and tower of power.  5, 42 gallon conicals. 

We have a great time.  And it certainly pays for itself.  But only because of some "strange" things.  Our brewery is an outbuilding on our residential property.  We are outside city limits, and the zoning was already in place.  Plus, the LHBS and I combine orders for some savings there.  Getting licensed was actually fairly easy.  It's the monthly reports to the state, and quarterly to the feds that's a PITA. 

It's a hobby, not a business.  We're still homebrewers really, just licensed to sell the stuff.  When I look at the "pimp my system" board, many folks have fancier stuff than we do. 
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: denny on March 20, 2015, 05:20:08 pm
Hey, I recognize those people!
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: micsager on March 20, 2015, 05:22:44 pm
I'm just glad I actually was able to get a photo to work! 
Title: Re: Our first commercial beer
Post by: euge on March 20, 2015, 05:39:43 pm
Man that's awesome. Also, based on your comment it's the perfect homebrewer's situation. I'd brew more but what to do with it? What to do...