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Going Pro / Re: How old were you when you opened your brewery?
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:59:54 PM »

Going Pro / Re: Switching careers to brew?
« on: December 26, 2017, 02:15:47 AM »
I vote No, I'm sure with your credentials you would be wasting your earning potential by doing this. as a side with time constraints might work.

The Pub / Re: New man cave
« on: October 02, 2017, 08:43:47 PM »
Congrats! I can't wait to visit.

The Pub / Re: "High End's" Message to Craft
« on: July 01, 2017, 09:25:25 PM »
Derek, I personally don't think all the macro rice lagers are especially magical either. Just me. It's not a symbol of quality, it's info for the buyer to use or ignore. I see it as analagous to the Fair Trade coffee designation. Fair Trade coffee isn't necessarily better, it's just sold by companies that don't engage in unfair, predatory practices.

I hear you Jon. I'm not sticking up for macro beer here. I'm just saying that they should call it what it is. If you need to engage in psychological warfare to combat the dirty tactics of the big boys then so be it. Call it that though.

All this symbol says is that an independent brewer had the money to buy the rights to the symbol, and that's fine, but it's also a detriment to the truly unique and high quality craft beers out there.

I'm not on a side here. I drink all kinds of beer and homebrew. I'm just playing devils advocate for each point.

You don't have to buy the rights to the logo and you don't have to be a Brewers Association Member to use it.  All you have to do is meet the criteria set by the BA.

The Pub / Re: I gotta brag
« on: June 30, 2017, 05:49:17 PM »
Nice work! Congratulations.

Going Pro / Re: Lease signed, and off we go!
« on: June 27, 2017, 06:49:19 PM »
Best of Luck!

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 27, 2017, 02:51:39 PM »
A big part of this problem lies in how much in bed the distributors are with the big breweries.  A few friends changed to a self-distribution model. They are more profitable now, because they don't have the distributors holding their beers back.  Luckily, they can do it that way in this state.  Lots of states that is illegal.

In Wisconsin the Tavern league and Beer Distributors are try to sneak into a budget bill to eliminate self distribution. Even a brewery's tap house would have to buy its beer back from a distributor. This is an effective way to eliminate the small breweries in Wisconsin, especially if you make under 10,000 barrels a year. Most beer distributors in Wisconsin carry one of the big beer brands coincidence?

Yes I do own a tinfoil hat and a brewery.

Going Pro / Re: Fermenting / Water
« on: June 13, 2017, 04:44:52 PM »
Check gravity readings when stable it should be done, If you pitched enough yeast.
Dry hop in FV, transfer to brite (when it tastes how you want it to taste) to carbonate, when carbonated to desired carbonation, package or transfer to serving tank. Freshness is key to IPA's

As for your water search this site for "Bru'n Water" there is plenty of information in which to find your answer.

The Pub / Re: Wicked Weed purchased by AB
« on: May 06, 2017, 01:43:55 PM »
AB InBev is not looking for podunk pissass-managed breweries.

Way to shoot down my dreams of selling out.  ;)

The Pub / Re: How did you pick your forum name?
« on: March 06, 2017, 05:16:06 PM »
I live in Boulder Junction, as easy as that. It also messes with people who think I live in another town in CO.

'Sconsin?  My family is in Conover.  I spent my teen years there at Northland Pines.

Yep, grew up in Conover. Went to school there also. Now I can almost hear the school bells from the brewery.

The Pub / Re: How did you pick your forum name?
« on: March 05, 2017, 06:59:09 PM »
I live in Boulder Junction, as easy as that. It also messes with people who think I live in another town in CO.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: November 16, 2016, 10:04:20 PM »
It is my understanding that he is in assisted living. That way he can get the therapy he needs.

Going Pro / Re: Market research in Starting Your Own Brewery
« on: October 31, 2016, 05:37:18 PM »
Depending on the state, I know Wisconsin has a monthly report on sales from every brewery that brews in Wisconsin. This comes from the State's department of revenue. They get paid excise tax too!

Wisconsin's link

Going Pro / Re: fermenters on a budget
« on: October 31, 2016, 05:31:29 PM »
Not sure if they have small squares but a good site to pickup stainless fittings for a plastic tank.

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