Author Topic: anyone by chance  (Read 9776 times)

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #60 on: February 02, 2010, 07:07:43 PM »
Quote
I'm not required, nor do I feel compelled to provide all the details.

Nor did anyone ask for those details.

I never said you had to have a 7bbl system to make 100 bucks per bbl. What I said was we were planning to make around 100 bucks per bbl. That may or may not vary, depending. As far as anyone asking - did you not question the numbers I came up with? If not, my mistake. Not sure how I misunderstood that. Please, discuss all you want!
« Last Edit: February 02, 2010, 07:13:44 PM by majorvices »
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline tygo

  • I spend way too much time on the AHA forum
  • ********
  • Posts: 2622
  • Sterling, VA
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #61 on: February 02, 2010, 07:14:02 PM »
Good luck Major.  Live the dream  ;D
Clint
Wort Hogs

Fermenting: Wit
On Tap: Lucifer's Hammer Golden Strong Ale, Dopplebock, Old Fuzzynut's Ale

Offline bluesman

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8683
  • Delaware
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #62 on: February 02, 2010, 07:19:09 PM »
Congats! and Good Luck.
Ron Price

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #63 on: February 03, 2010, 05:19:58 AM »
Well, thanks for the well wishes. Its going to be a lot of fun and a lot of money. It's been a goal of mine for the last 3 years or so and things have fallen into place that will allow me to have a go at it. I have a small group of guys that are partners and without them it would never come to fruition - but, at the very least my beer will be hitting the local pubs for a year (hopefully by the summer). I may not make any money but it will be a fun project, and hopefully a rewarding one. It helps to have a supporting wife, and it also helps not to have a job.  ;)

Anyway, when the brewery is actually in place I will leak more information. I will say this, it is NOT a 7bbl system. At max it can only pump out a little more than 2 bbls, and we will only be running it at 1 to start. But are hoping to have a 7bbl system in place within 12-18 months of testing the water. Either that, or close shop. At the very least I have gotten a KICK ASS homebrew system out of the deal.! ;D
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline babalu87

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 831
  • Grand Brewbah
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #64 on: February 03, 2010, 05:32:08 AM »
You gonna offer a Black IPA  ;D

Imperial Black Ale is what I've been rolling with.

Jeff

On draught:
IIPA, Stout, Hefeweizen, Hallertau Pale Ale, Bitter

Primary:
Hefeweizen,Berliner Weisse, Mead

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #65 on: February 03, 2010, 05:45:39 AM »
You gonna offer a Black IPA  ;D

Imperial Black Ale is what I've been rolling with.



LOL! Am I that transparent? That's exactly why I have been sniffing around the style and questioning the nomenclature. Probably won't launch with it though. We are mostly focusing on German and Belgian ales, but of course you almost have to have a IPA in the line up. And even if you don't we don't have a good local IPA around here. Anyway, our goals are to focus on beers that are focused in European tradition, but that are uniquely American.

Imperial Black Ale - see, I can roll with that name, too.
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #66 on: February 03, 2010, 05:48:03 AM »
All I can say is kudos to anyone starting a business now or in the near future with this economy.

Oh, BTW, Beer is recession proof.  ;)
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline dhacker

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 684
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #67 on: February 03, 2010, 06:00:46 AM »
Oh, BTW, Beer is recession proof.  ;)

Indeed . . and the upswing in sales of Natural Lite proves it!   ;) :D
Just brew it...

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #68 on: February 03, 2010, 06:10:31 AM »
Yeah, I just heard a radio broadcast about a brewery who just doubled sales this year. Most microbreweries I have personally talked to have recently doubled capacity and are already maxing out and looking to expand again. I sat down at my house with the guy who is going to be our distributor the other day, his sales are booming - especially craft beer sales. He can;t keep it coming in fast enough.. Selling beer is not going to be a problem. Its making it that is going to kill us. I appreciate you trying to scare me though, but believe me - I don't need your help! There's LOTS of other things I am more worried about right now.

Regardless, if I didn't think there was not a risk I would be delusional. But all great accomplishments involve risk. I think we will make it work, but I also realize it is a good chance we will fail. I'm really not scared to fail.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 06:17:53 AM by majorvices »
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline akr71

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 549
  • Beer Ain't Drinkin' - Mojo Nixon
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #69 on: February 03, 2010, 06:10:41 AM »
Wishing you the best of luck, but hoping you won't forget us amateur hobbyists when you are a rich and famous professional brewer!  Your advice has made my cellar empty - there is no shortage of friends willing to take a few bottles of my hands. ;D
Andy

Amherst, NS - Canada

Offline bluesman

  • Global Moderator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 8683
  • Delaware
    • View Profile
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #70 on: February 03, 2010, 06:18:09 AM »

but of course you almost have to have a IPA in the line up.

but of course.  ;)  East coast or west coast?
Ron Price

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #71 on: February 03, 2010, 07:48:31 AM »
Wishing you the best of luck, but hoping you won't forget us amateur hobbyists when you are a rich and famous professional brewer!  Your advice has made my cellar empty - there is no shortage of friends willing to take a few bottles of my hands. ;D

Thanks man. I will regularly be a homebrew forum geek. That's where all the great beer ideas come from!


but of course you almost have to have a IPA in the line up.

but of course.  ;)  East coast or west coast?

West Coast - it's all about the hopsssss! ;)
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline majorvices

  • Global Moderator
  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *****
  • Posts: 6308
  • Polka. If its too loud you're too young.
    • View Profile
    • Yellowhammer Brewing Company
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #72 on: February 03, 2010, 07:51:54 AM »


I wonder when Denny will pop back in and repeat his large fortune, small fortune cliche.   ;D

Seriously though, good luck.

Denny has known about it since November. That's why I was "lol'ing" when he said a guy won the lottery, opened a brewery - and went broke. Because I know he thinks I'm a little crazy for doing this.

I do appreciate the discussion and all the well wishes!
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 07:58:51 AM by majorvices »
Keith Y.
Self appointed "All Grain" section pruner

Offline denny

  • Administrator
  • I must live here
  • *****
  • Posts: 11688
  • Noti OR [1991.4, 287.6deg] AR
    • View Profile
    • Dennybrew
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2010, 09:22:16 AM »
Congratulations to you and your wife on your anniversary, Denny!!

Thanks to you all.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2010, 09:28:58 AM by denny »
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

www.dennybrew.com

The best, sharpest, funniest, weirdest and most knowledgable minds in home brewing contribute on the AHA forum. - Alewyfe

Online Kaiser

  • Global Moderator
  • Senior Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 1797
  • Imperial Brewing Geek
    • View Profile
    • braukaiser.com
Re: anyone by chance
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2010, 09:47:15 AM »
I actually read through the whole thing.

Good luck Major and congrats to Denny.

My dream of opening a brewery was never really strong and died long ago. I have a mortage and family and need a well paying fairly stable job. Too much risk trying to open a brewery. At least for me. And for making good lagers you need an even more expensive system and even more storage space.

Kai