« on: August 10, 2011, 08:01:34 AM »
I'm sure your mash/lauter tuns aren't being run 24/7. So you invest a little more in fermenters or whatever equipment is needed to support them.
That's missing the point. On a nano-scale system, you can't overcome your labor costs, let alone amortize the capital of having 50-100 times your cast-out volume in fermenters. Running three shifts only digs the hole deeper.
OK, so if you can't make any money running it yourself with one shift with your current equipment, how do you ever make money?
You need to utilize your equipment/overhead to the fullest and if you can't do that yourself, then you have to hire help or you will never get anywhere. Now, this assumes that you have the sales to support the increased production. Obviously, if you can't sell your beer, than you don't need to brew more.
I guess what I'm saying is if a nano operation is all your interested in, because you like to brew, then stay a homebrewer.
The post is about starting a business with minimal wealth/collateral - this is not what you are talking about. If you can't stay on topic then please refrain from posting.