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Offline newrocset

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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #90 on: May 06, 2012, 09:53:24 PM »
Afacini...hope you didn't totally abandon this thread....

I suggest you join your local homebrew club - you can learn a lot by interacting with other homebrewers face-to-face, esp. those who win a lot of competitions...you're brewing knowledge will advance considerably.

Also, all grain, ain't that hard, just a longer brew day, and a bit cheaper than extract.  Focus on yeast management and proper fermentation practices if you want to be a good brewer - that's what makes a good beer....believe me, there are plenty of all-grain brewers who suck because they don't know jack about fermentation.
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« Reply #91 on: October 16, 2013, 11:42:12 AM »
Not to revive an old thread, but just thought I'd provide an update. I've been away from the AHA forum for the better part of 9 months (ish?) so I'm sure there's a proverbial crap ton that I've missed in the discussion. I penned our lease in January, constructed the brewhouse and tap room for about 6 months (we're still not finished with a number of improvements on the "wish list") and opened our doors to the public July 20th, 2013. It's been the most physical, mental, emotional, stress-filled challenge of my life --- and it's been awesome!

The bad - it's pretty much as difficult as everyone warns you... even more so when you're self-financed and you get the opportunity to watch the pot of money drain on stupid stuff -- like replacing virtually every vital component of your 20 year old walk-in cooler compressor over the course of 3 weeks.

But, persevering has its rewards: 1 "day off" since January 1st and averaging four hours of sleep a night has a funny way of paying off (besides losing almost 20 pounds -- probably from the stress ;-) ):



Cheers to the AHA forum, the great advice from the boys at KROC, the amazing community that is craft brewing, and the number of folks who've seen a lot around here and have taken the time to impart the wisdom.

Cheers -
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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #92 on: October 16, 2013, 11:50:27 AM »
Congrats, Kyle!  And thanks for the update!  You've come a long way in a relatively short amount of time.  Pint raised!

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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #93 on: October 16, 2013, 12:02:29 PM »
Wow! Some nice hardware, and a picture with Charley P.
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« Reply #94 on: October 16, 2013, 11:52:38 PM »
Awesome, congratulations!
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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #95 on: October 17, 2013, 04:47:02 AM »
Congrats man! Very awesome!

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« Reply #96 on: October 17, 2013, 06:31:38 AM »
Also congratulation.
And now sell some beer. :).
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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #97 on: October 17, 2013, 07:48:46 AM »
Thanks for the 'grats! It's been a whirlwind of a year, but there's no better way to spend it than with the great craft beer brewers and enthusiasts! Keep on keepin' on!

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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #98 on: October 17, 2013, 09:40:47 AM »
Thanks for the udate. Sounds like you've climbed a mountain. I'm very happy for you.

Congrats! :)
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« Reply #99 on: October 18, 2013, 07:17:19 AM »
Way to go, what a fun way to diet!
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« Reply #100 on: January 24, 2017, 09:50:33 PM »
If State license is required and is the most expensive wait on federal brewers notice. We had the state out numerous times but can't proceed until federal notice is issued. We are at 210 days with feds and no end in sight. Glad we started small. I can't imagine having a million dollar loan payment and waiting on permitting from feds.

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« Reply #101 on: January 24, 2017, 10:15:28 PM »
My state was great. The Feds - not so much. It took about 9 months for the license to get approved, and there was basically no contact or communication the entire time. I just got an email one day that said "approved". Just try to be patient and then once that approval comes in, start brewing like crazy.