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Absolutely you do need good recipes or you could just borrow some very good internet recipes.;) It can be done and yes you can make money. I'm proof of that for the last 2 of 3 years any way.

 It all depends on how you approach it. Opening a brewery is way to much for one person to do alone. You have to realistic about it. New stuff and labor cost a lot of money and unless you have that million, you have to borrow it and pay it back. So comprise is the rule, (for me anyway), everyone likes the nice new brew house and all that is needed to make it go, who doesn't. I didn't have that million, but I did have craigslist and the benefit of a mentor who took the same plunge a couple years earlier to lean on. (Thanks Leos!)

That said my equipment looks like huge homebrew equipment made from dairy equipment and plastic fermenters. I have had to build a few things like a keg washer, bottler and labeler. There is a lot of work involved, a big thank you to the forklift inventor. I was fortunate to have had a job in manufacturing so I had a very good idea on the how boring this work can be and is at times. A brewing education would be a plus. Just like any occupation you have to really be into it, to survive and thrive in it.

Going Pro / Re: Best books on commercial brewing?
« on: March 03, 2016, 08:52:05 AM »
Maybe buy a book on winning the lottery, too!  ;)

Or buy Denny's and Drew's Experimental Brewing book and their new one Homebrew All-Stars. Better than winning the lottery!  8)

The Pub / Re: Need Your Vote - 2016 Beer Drinker of the Year
« on: January 26, 2016, 02:11:14 PM »
How many times can we vote?

A sour dough starter can take months, what I have found is not what you want or get. It is what nature gives you. What you get I say embrace and work with it. You can bend it with recipes and most of all enjoy the ride, never the less you will get the best that will challenge you to make the BEST.

The same with beer, it is all the same.

Best of Luck!
Never forget to
Share you results

The Pub / Re: Mystery Beer
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:52:13 PM »
OK, thoughts on a brewery doing this in the Taphouse? Worth it or worth more?

The Pub / Re: Nfl,playoffs
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:45:17 PM »
I'll say it again... none of these AFC teams look very good.  Any given Sunday, but both Arizona and Carolina look a lot better.

Yep, still agree. I like Arizona to go the Super Bowl. They're solid on both sides of the ball.
I think Seatle and then Green Bay provided the blue print to beat the Cards, AFC vs the Cards I pick the AFC, that said I think Carolina beats the AFC.

The Pub / Re: NB Forum
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:37:34 PM »
Dave was right sorry to say. BEERSK stop up some time.

Going Pro / Re: NYS Farm Brewery License
« on: January 17, 2016, 10:25:16 PM »
Sorry no, but if you can I will help out the best I can.

Going Pro / Re: Growler suppliers?
« on: January 15, 2016, 09:23:07 AM »

Going Pro / Re: Growler suppliers?
« on: January 14, 2016, 11:57:59 AM »
We are leaning that way but freight from adds almost 50 cents to each growler.

Going Pro / Growler suppliers?
« on: January 14, 2016, 10:34:23 AM »
He guys who do you use for growler suppliers and do you use more than one color on your growlers? We can not find anyone to print two colors and have them stick.

The Pub / Re: Magazine Subscriptions
« on: January 08, 2016, 11:30:50 AM »
Thanks for the tip on Craft Beer & Brewing and Beer advocate. I just dug through the pile of magazines on my desk and found like 3 or 4 of each, some still in plastic shipping bags. I have some new reading material!

If you have heard of Home Brew Finds they posted you can get a year of The Beer Connoisseur for free. Not sure I have read it but it is free with a promo code, (I don't know but there maybe some strings attached)

The Pub / Re: My Christmas Present
« on: January 06, 2016, 01:42:51 PM »
That's a phenomenal present!  It's a great feeling to be part of a great brewery like YH. Haven't had the opportunity to get down there, but would very much like to. I see your untappd ratings, and know from sharing knowledge with you for at least a decade that your making great beer. The new brewery looks amazing. All the best brother!

I just love my untapped ratings.  :-X   A topic for a whole new thread. LOL!

The Pub / Re: Ferment chamber temp controller
« on: January 02, 2016, 02:32:34 PM »
I would stay away from a Ranco, they have a problem with a power interruption and it fries the circuit. I have lost 2 this way. It think it happens when the power blinks. They survive for awhile and then error code. Which has no fix that I have been able to find. Sometimes you can get them to work when you change from Fahrenheit to Celsius, I have one like that controlling my chest freezer now.

The Pub / Re: My Christmas Present
« on: December 29, 2015, 09:01:25 AM »
Very Nice! I hope to visit one day.

4.5% IPA?  :o  JK!!, Do you limit the number of the higher ABV beers one person can buy, also? or you just don't sell pints of them. Just wondering. FWIW we limit them to 3 - 8oz pours.

Where did the 4.5% IPA come from? Ours is 6.4%. We don't limit but we do keep a close eye out if you've had too much. We sell 2 oz samples, 8 0s pours, 12 oz and 16 oz. higher grav beers get smaller pours

Edit: I see - that is an EPA (English Pale Ale). Temporary boards till new one's are up and running.

My miss reading, sorry about that.  :-[

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