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Going Pro / Re: Lease signed, and off we go!
« on: June 27, 2017, 11:49:19 AM »
Best of Luck!

Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Who owns your beer?
« on: June 27, 2017, 07:51:39 AM »
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, 09:44:52 AM »
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, 06:43:55 AM »
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, 10:16:06 AM »
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, 11:59:09 AM »
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, 03:04:20 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, 10:37:18 AM »
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, 10:31:29 AM »
Not sure if they have small squares but a good site to pickup stainless fittings for a plastic tank.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: October 20, 2016, 07:51:43 AM »
A Big THANK YOU! to those who emailed or sent a card!

From Facebook

‎Chris to One Million Strong for Jeff Fuller

Would llike to thank everyone who took the time to drop Jeff a note on his birthday. His therapist said Jeff received a lot of emails. I"m sure he'll 'answer' them a little at a time, but to those of you who remembered him, thank you.

The Pub / Re: Babalu
« on: October 06, 2016, 01:38:30 PM »
Hey Guys Jeff is turning 50 on the 15th, this is a post from "One Million Strong for Jeff Fuller" on Facebook. If you got a moment send him an email or a card.

"Chris to One Million Strong for Jeff Fuller,
Jeff will be having a birthday soon. . He's a lonely and forgotten man who gets very few visitors. I'm not judging anyone, but maybe some of his friends could remember him and send him a birthday wish? An email would be nice too. His email is His therapist gets online with him once in a while and helps him read and answer his emails. His address at the hospital Jeff Fuller c/o Kindred Hospital Northeast Stoughton
 NRU 4
 909 Sumner Street
 Stoughton, MA 02072 "

General Homebrew Discussion / Re: My New Brewery
« on: September 24, 2016, 07:47:56 PM »
Nice looking place. Good to see it finally come to fruition.

Yes go after you demographic, but you should be able to produce a good beer in any style. I have heard lots of times "you do lagers, a lot of places do only ales". It creates excitement for patrons.

Your grain cost will range from 60 cents to over a dollar a pound depending on brands, base or crystal for 50 or 55# bags. It will depend on how much you order. Hops I think start around a dollar per ounce packaged in 1 ounce bags, the more popular the hop the more it will cost.  Looking at Northern brewer take their prices and divide by 3 and that is close approximation to what your costs will be, works for the grain anyway.

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