« on: June 08, 2015, 08:18:18 AM »
Also how do you expect to be successful at it if you want to do it only part time?
This is one thing I wonder about when I see or hear about people running a brewery part time. You have to be either in or out. Or you have to be willing to pay someone to be all the way in. You can not run a successful brewery on the side in your spare time (if by "successful you mean "profitable".)
I did a summer of working fulltime at a job and the brewery fulltime about killed me. I do not recommend that, also if you have a small system like a 3bbl you will be brewing a lot, leaving you little time for other things that have to be done at the brewery. I happy to say we have no debt except for our building but I know we are the exception not the rule in the brewing business. That will change when we get bigger equipment and larger building.