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I am a land development guy that specializes in zoning and land entitlements, the biggest thing about operating out of your home (or garage) is to understand what is allowed in the zone district (zoning) for  your property.  Also understand the details in your local municipality about the rules and criteria of permissible home occupations.

Lastly is understanding building codes.  Your garage may technically not be suited for a M (mercantile) occupancy associated with a storefront with customers, but may be suitable for warehouse (ie internet, phone, or delivery sales).  Understanding and defining your use within the confines of the applicable code is the key.

Pimp My System / Re: 1 BBL garage system with automation
« on: March 29, 2013, 02:36:37 PM »
thanks for the info, and sharing a beautiful system.

I have kind of the same problem with a local brewery.

I have just recently had the same experience, and was thinking it was just me being overly critical or came at a bad moment in time.  I wonder if it is the same place.

Pimp My System / Re: 1 BBL garage system with automation
« on: March 29, 2013, 11:13:13 AM »
nice!  I am green with envy!  I have a stout tank HLT/Herms and use tri clamps and silcone hoses in configurations similar to yours and have been feeling decadent about moving from a one pump system with a complicated manifold to two pumps.  I see your touch screen indicating that  you have 4 separate pumps.  I can't tell from the photo what kinds of pumps you have, and how/why you need 4.  I doubt my system will ever exceed 20 gallons, (10 gallon batch, maybe an odd 1/2 barrell), but wanted to know what drove that decision.

to which they both replied with quizzical looks.

This is disturbing.

Should we even be trying to encourage the marketeers?  They are the reason the industry collapsed (and took a few decent breweries with them) last time.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: recommended homebrew shops in CO.
« on: March 28, 2013, 08:02:42 AM »
"Stomp Them Grapes" is near him at I-70/Pecos.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: What the?
« on: March 27, 2013, 09:39:38 AM »
Bingo! Swapped the c02 from the other keg and it did the trick.

That just made my day!

Kegging and Bottling / Re: What the?
« on: March 26, 2013, 01:39:06 PM »
Checked lid seal and posts with soapy water the other day

I had the same no apparent leak....however, I think that my leak was when the gas was attached to the let gas in to a certain extent and then it slowly escaped.  I was able to carbonate it, so I think my issue was when I unhooked and rehooked it up at some later time.

Kegging and Bottling / Re: What the?
« on: March 26, 2013, 12:42:44 PM »
small/slow gas leak on keg's seal or gas in post?  That would explain having pressure in keg (in testes), but not carbonating.  I have had an agrivating slow leak on a keg posts before, where I can't find it but the keg is always losing pressure over a day or so.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: No brained brewing rules
« on: March 25, 2013, 07:22:45 AM »
The beer almost makes itself, we only guide it to make it better.

Relax, your worst beer will still be better (to you) than most beer sold.

Pimp My System / Re: Custom Tap Fridge
« on: March 22, 2013, 12:18:19 PM »
nice.  Are the bricks attached to the trowel (sorry if the tool is named something else, I don't have an extensive vocabulary for mason's tools)?  It seems heavy.....any worry that the weight might open a tap when unattended?

Beer Recipes / Re: Looking for piney, earthy character in hops
« on: March 20, 2013, 01:12:15 PM »
I am surprised that no one mentioned some of the english varieties for earthy.....I always think earthy with EKG or Fuggles...but then it wouldn't necessarily be an American Amber...but combine with the piney hops, and you might just have the PNW in a bottle.

EKG reminds me of tobacco.....or some sweetness and musty.

All Grain Brewing / Re: Mash-in
« on: March 20, 2013, 08:27:28 AM »
I am opposite.  Grain bill goes in, then water gets pumped in on top while I occasionaly stir.  It takes a few minutes to wet the grain and stabilize and determine mash temp, but I prefer to minimize my opportunity for injuring myself, and it gives me time to make adjustments.  Since I recirculate mash constantly, never noticed a dough ball after mash in is complete.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing over Two days
« on: March 19, 2013, 12:55:57 PM »
stress sanitized and covered or sealed wort container.....keep cool if able....boil as soon as able.

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: Brewing over Two days
« on: March 18, 2013, 04:02:02 PM »
A nice boil kills the bad guys. proceed.

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