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Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« on: February 03, 2013, 09:14:19 AM »
http://blog.al.com/live/2013/02/inside_the_fairhope_brewing_co.html
Great article about a new brewery in Baldwin County.  It also talks about some upstart Yellowhammer brewery helping the guy out
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2013, 09:22:25 AM »
You would think the guy would have some coveralls and a classier hat.






Nice little article, good luck to them.
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2013, 09:24:01 AM »
You would think the guy would have some coveralls and a classier hat.

I don't think it gets as cold down there, doesn't need the ear flaps  8)
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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2013, 10:24:28 AM »
I'm coming down to visit sometime in spring, maybe as early as March. Maybe I'll bring him a hat.
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2013, 10:58:39 AM »
Clearly the success lies beneath the hat.  ;)

Nice story and great PR Keith.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2013, 12:37:12 PM by bluesman »
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2013, 11:44:11 AM »
Very good Keith, congrats.
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2013, 09:13:45 AM »
sounds like good karma keith, way to go man! :)
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2013, 10:04:16 AM »
More proof that craft brewers are the best people on the planet.
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2013, 05:56:35 PM »
I'm coming down to visit sometime in spring, maybe as early as March. Maybe I'll bring him a hat.
We'll be there in April so I'm looking forward to getting across the bay and maybe meeting him.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2013, 08:02:40 PM »
Totally cool when hard work and skill in brewing pays off. Sounds like too much work and responsibility for me! ;D
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« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2013, 08:25:44 PM »
Totally cool when hard work and skill in brewing pays off. Sounds like too much work and responsibility for me! ;D

Wait ... when does it pay off again???
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2013, 08:31:14 PM »
Totally cool when hard work and skill in brewing pays off. Sounds like too much work and responsibility for me! ;D

Wait ... when does it pay off again???

Maybe never. ::)
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Re: Homebrewer turned pro in LA(Lower Alabama)
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2013, 05:30:03 AM »
Nice article and interesting dilemma he faces.  How many of us would take the plunge rather than a secure livelihood.  Noticeably all ales and no lagers yet - refrigeration costs must make it cost prohibitive at this point for them?
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« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2013, 07:22:50 AM »
Nice article and interesting dilemma he faces.  How many of us would take the plunge rather than a secure livelihood.  Noticeably all ales and no lagers yet - refrigeration costs must make it cost prohibitive at this point for them?

Lagers take 2-3 times as long to turn around for consumption and tie up tanks that could be producing quicker turning ales.

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« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2013, 07:54:39 AM »
Yeah, I think 90% of small craft breweries across teh country make ales over lagers. Nothing to do with cost of refrigeration, my glycol unit can easily handle the temps, it's the time factor and the larger expense on yeast.

We plan on doing lagers eventually but right now I use a German ale yeast for my "lagerish" beers.
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