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The Pub / Re: I was listed in Forbes
« on: December 31, 2018, 05:11:12 PM »
That's awesome.

Christmas Vacation is my favorite holiday movie as well.  I watch it every year.

One of the must watch every year movies.

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The Pub / Re: I was listed in Forbes
« on: December 28, 2018, 09:05:25 PM »
Congratulations! I didn't realize you were part of Tribute Brewing. I get to Eagle River each summer for the Up North Beerfest. I try to get there early enough on that Friday so I can get to Tribute for a beer or two. It's always a fun time and you have some great beers!

Yep I'm responsible for the beer and hidden back in brewery part of the building. Most people who know me, think that is the best place for me.

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The Pub / I was listed in Forbes
« on: December 28, 2018, 07:25:41 PM »

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The Pub / Re: Pictures
« on: November 07, 2018, 09:06:44 PM »
Found it in the mail a couple weeks ago. It was for White Legs Jalapeno wheat ale.

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The Pub / Re: Pictures
« on: November 07, 2018, 05:49:29 PM »
I got it to work.


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Going Pro / Re: What point made you go pro?
« on: October 31, 2018, 05:03:39 PM »
I agree with a10t2. Work at a small brewery, just to see if you like it. Plus you should learn enough that when you open your own it is not such a large jump. I would not start a brewery again without at least a 10 barrel system. Also I would try to find used inexpensive equipment (ie Franken Brew). That will help when you first start when cash flow is slow. It will help you sleep at night, not worrying about a payment for that brand new brewhouse.

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Going Pro / Re: How old were you when you opened your brewery?
« on: May 11, 2018, 05:59:54 PM »
46

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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.

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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