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Going Pro / Re: Consistency
« on: August 07, 2014, 09:31:09 AM »
One thing I will say is that, if you have a new local brewery and they are producing decent - maybe not great, but decent - beer, cut them some slack. Maybe the clarity or carbonation is off. Maybe the consistency is different from batch to batch. Give them time to dial it in. It may take a couple years even.

I agree with this statement.

All good things come with time.  As many of you may already know that when you establish a new technique, start using a new piece of equipment or brewing process, then you discover there is a learning curve involved to gain better control over your process.  Well this is the same kind of issue that many new small breweries can experience when they startup or evolve early on in their growth stage.  I believe it's all part of the evolutionary process.  However, it certainly doesn't give them a license to produce sub-par inconsistent products.

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Going Pro / Re: Consistency
« on: August 06, 2014, 09:54:12 AM »
I can't speak for Keith or Denny's specific breweries, but I think inconsistency is product of many variables combined in a lot of cases.  These variables may include raw ingredients selection/variability and process control variability (milling, mashing, fermentation temp control, yeast handling, etc...).  Process control variability can really make a big impact on the consistency of the end product (aroma, flavor and mouthfeel).

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The Pub / Re: Iron Hill Brewery and Restaurant visit
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:34:22 AM »
Iron Hill is a very fine brewery chain.  I go to the Wilmington, DE location often, but have also gone to Newark, West Chester and Media as well.  Good beer, tasty food, fine atmosphere (ambiance).  Always a good experience at IH. :)

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:31:17 AM »
Get plenty of rest before you open, because you won't get much when you open. ;)

Best of Luck!

I had great plans for a garden this year. Got it all tilled and planted then got busy and never got a chance to get in there and weed it. And the more successful you are, the more busy you get.

I managed to get the garden going this year, but I imagine it will be hard to next year.

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 04, 2014, 09:30:12 AM »
Get plenty of rest before you open, because you won't get much when you open. ;)

Best of Luck!

Rest?!? Between my day job and the brewery startup activities, I've been working on average 12hr (sometimes 16hr) days including weekends.  However, I gave my notice on my day job, and my last day is Friday, so I'll have a lot more time to spend on constructing the brewery. :)

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:38:48 AM »
Oh...and BTW...gotta love those Belgiums.  ;) ??? ;D

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:37:38 AM »
Hey, Ron, once you have the brewery up and running, can I have your homebrew setup?  ;)

I'm actually using my Brutus 10 stand for the pilot system.  However, I'll be selling two of the 15 gallon kettles.  :)

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:36:27 AM »
Nice article Ron and best of luck.  I see a trip to DE in my future.

Collaboration brew Dave!  8)

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:35:17 AM »
That better not be the brewhouse! ;)

LOL  :P

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Going Pro / Re: Warlock Brewing Company
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:33:37 AM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20036.0

Just sayin' ;)

Congrats man. Glad to see things are chugging along for ya!
I know - it made me laugh. Ron! This topic's been covered in a previous thread. Here are instructions on how to use search!  ;D

LOL... :P

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Going Pro / Re: Warlock Brewing Company
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:33:07 AM »
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/forum/index.php?topic=20036.0

Just sayin' ;)

Congrats man. Glad to see things are chugging along for ya!

I need to check-in more often.  Thanks!

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Going Pro / Re: There Better be an AHA Discount at This Place!
« on: August 01, 2014, 09:32:14 AM »
Wow...thanks everyone!  I totally missed this thread.  The brewery is keeping me busy.  8)

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Going Pro / Re: Warlock Brewing Company
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:44:44 AM »

Just liked your FB page. Keep us posted on both fronts! I wish you great success. Its up to you to "Make It Happen!"

Thanks Frank!
Your welcome, you will have to save me a seat in tasting room if I ever make it up that way

Will do!

Just let me know if you plan to travel to Delaware.

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Going Pro / Re: Warlock Brewing Company
« on: August 01, 2014, 05:43:41 AM »
Congrats man, I wish you all the luck. I had to back and retread the post cause I thought it said your brew house was 1 bbl,and I thought to myself, you are going to be brewing 24/7.  :o

Thanks!

We're are real charged up and ready to get construction underway on the brewery.  We plan to apply for brewery permits next week assuming we get the lease executed by then.

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