Well, we're almost past the posting requirement from our state LCB. And the TTB website now has our application "under review"
I guess this is where find out what other hurdles there may (or may not) be..........
Are you being made to hang "food grade" lights over your brewing area? What about an explosion proof room to grind grain in? Are you having to install a solid waste interceptor in front of the city sewage lines? These were all hurdles we had to deal with on a local level, even on a single bbl brewery. Also, if you are using a mash paddle you may need a 3 bay sink large enough to hold the MP. Of course, we don't use one.
This is the best part of being in an unincorporated area. No city government to worry about. Only the county. And, of the two other breweries in my county, none of that has ever been a concern.
Now, having said that. I've had a nice stainless, 3 bay sink in my brewery for quite some time. It makes keeping things clean for easy. (a local pizza shop closed up, and had a sale on all their used equipment. I really wanted the nice 3 sankey kegerator, but my wallet couldn't handle that purchase. Oh well, the stainless sink only cost me $50.00.