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Messages - Thirsty_Monk

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Going Pro / Re: Brewery Volunteering
« on: March 21, 2016, 06:15:29 PM »

What is the liability, recipes, or?
Safety. Volunteers may not be covered under insurance plans.

I amazed anytime I see friends post on Facebook or the like about the 8 hours they "volunteered" bottling at a brewery. They are a damn business and you just increased their bottom line without any compensation other than a case of beer on the way out the door. Is it only me that thinks these people are suckers?

May be not so. I am sure everybody would love to pay you buy some small businesses just can not afford it. This is most likely when you start up and do not have enough sales.

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Going Pro / Re: Brewery Volunteering
« on: March 20, 2016, 07:18:15 PM »
I would also agree. It is quite an investment on my part and if you are not going to stick around, why bother.

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Going Pro / Re: Best books on commercial brewing?
« on: March 19, 2016, 04:30:49 PM »

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)

check's in the mail, Marc!  ;)

This low balling is making me sick. I could have a check too?

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The Pub / Re: Fireman Capital to Purchase Cigar City Brewing
« on: March 15, 2016, 06:46:15 PM »
Paul, you are speaking my words.

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Going Pro / Re: Growler suppliers?
« on: March 10, 2016, 08:11:36 PM »
Single color print?

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Commercial Beer Reviews / Re: Murkiest beer ever
« on: March 09, 2016, 08:01:07 PM »
If it looks like milk shake, I do not want to drink it regardless the fancy story.

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General Homebrew Discussion / Re: New brewery
« on: March 09, 2016, 07:53:34 PM »

Hey everyone, I am in the early planning stages of going pro here in Juneau, Alaska.  Please take the time to check out our Facebook page.  Like, share, repost, and whatever other social media terms are out there.

facebook.com/barnabybrewing


Thanks in advance for the support

Good luck. As a small brewery you should focus on local customers.

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Thank you Marc. Now we need to figure out how to get your beer to our BierHall.

Maybe give a shout if you are headed through Wausau. If I find some headed over to you or if I decide to road trip to see the new place.

We could meet there. Great idea.

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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.

Thank you Marc. Now we need to figure out how to get your beer to our BierHall.

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Having guest brewed my beers a few times, I can say with conviction, Why ruin a good hobby?

I tell people that, and I also say I know how to make beer, I don't have any idea about selling beer.

AGREED!  I've spent enough time brewing in a commercial brewery to convince me it's not something I'd ever want to do as a job.
It is a job but not a bad job to my opinion. Now I am responsible for 10 people thou.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Antibiotic beer recipe
« on: February 17, 2016, 07:46:36 PM »
Interesting.

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Beer Recipes / Re: Czech Amber Lager Recipe Help
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:26:54 PM »

I brewed this in November.  It came out awesome.

Polotmavé Speciální (Czech festbier)

10 gallons, 1.057 OG, 28 IBUs

11 lbs. Avangard Pilsner
9 lbs. Durst Turbo Vienna
7 lbs. Avangard Munich
10 oz. Weyermann Caravienne
6 oz. Weyermann CaraRed
5 oz. Weyerman CaraFa III

Mash 60 min at 148, add boiling water to 158°F for 15 min

Batch sparge to collect 14 gallons of wort

1 oz. Perle 90 min
1 oz. Spalt 90 min
0.9 oz. Hallertauer Mittelfrueh 30 min
1 oz. Spalt 10 min
1.4 oz. Saaz 5 min

It looks like nice Vienna recipe. Then who is to say the Vienna beer brewed in Czech Republic is not their Amber.

There are multiple ways how this is done on commercial scale in Czech Republic.
1) brew Pilsner, Brew dark. Ferment separately and post fermentation blend both beers.
2) Brew Pilsner wort, Brew Dark wort blend wort together into one fermenter and ferment as single beer.
3) Brew Amber beer as a single recipe beer.

I have 5 BBL brew house and 15 BBL fermenters. I will use method 2) this summer.

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Yeast and Fermentation / Re: W-34/70 Fermentation Temp exBEERiment
« on: February 16, 2016, 08:04:50 PM »
Now I have done a fair amount of fermentation with 2124. Some people had a chance to taste the results. I fermented from lagers to ales and even a little bit of Belgian. This is a very versatile and clean yeast.

Now can you tell me what is a difference between ale vs lager? Made them all with the same yeast.

Happy brewing.

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Equipment and Software / Re: 2016 ProMash .dat Updates
« on: February 15, 2016, 04:50:42 PM »
You should use services like Google Drive or drop box to prevent any mishaps. Good luck with restors.

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