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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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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« 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 -
Kyle
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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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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« 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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Re: "The Grand Timeline"
« Reply #99 on: October 18, 2013, 07:17:19 AM »
Way to go, what a fun way to diet!
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