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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #15 on: May 09, 2013, 06:39:37 AM »
I'm not planning buy this book from any retailer at the moment so the price difference doesn't bother me in any way. 

That said, the dues we pay to the AHA are used for far more than discounts on books.  I pay my dues because doing so supports a team of people who have our backs as home brewers.  Without them many of us would be brewing illegally in our home state.  We would not have access to the resources we currently do to improve our craft.  The book discounts are nice but not the reason we all joined the AHA.  Please keep in mind that in the grand scheme of things the AHA is a tiny organization with limited resources doing a very good job on executing on their charter.

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Couldn't have put it better.  I ordered the book through the BA Store and although I don't foresee myself going commercial anytime, it should be interesting to find out what all goes into the process of opening a brewery.
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #16 on: May 09, 2013, 07:36:09 PM »
I thought about ordering it until I saw the price!! :o  75 bucks!! And that's the member's price!  I have a lot of brewing books and I don't think I have ever paid over 25 dollars.  I wonder why it's so expensive? I can't imagine any more research went to that vs. Daniel's excellent "Designing Great Beers".

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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #17 on: May 09, 2013, 07:53:55 PM »
Here's the book the guys on probrewer.com rave about, and it's only $20: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-hennessy/brewery-operations-manual/paperback/product-20402206.html
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #18 on: May 10, 2013, 08:24:29 AM »
Here's the book the guys on probrewer.com rave about, and it's only $20: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-hennessy/brewery-operations-manual/paperback/product-20402206.html

I have that book!! Very good....especially for small (under 7bbl) breweries.

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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #19 on: May 10, 2013, 08:27:26 AM »
Here's the book the guys on probrewer.com rave about, and it's only $20: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-hennessy/brewery-operations-manual/paperback/product-20402206.html

Thanks for that link!  Just ordered.
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #22 on: May 10, 2013, 09:09:29 AM »
Here's the book the guys on probrewer.com rave about, and it's only $20: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-hennessy/brewery-operations-manual/paperback/product-20402206.html

It's definitely worth reading, but I wouldn't consider it a replacement for the BA book. It's relatively short and geared almost entirely toward the brewing equipment side of things. (Don't get me wrong, Tom's the man when it comes to that.) Not much about financing, accounting, licensing, etc.
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2013, 12:23:06 PM »
you guys ordered too fast, if you enter the coupon code: MAYBOOKS13 you get 20% off your order.

I got it for $15.99! woot!

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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2013, 12:36:58 PM »
Holy cow! Four different people actually listened to me. I think that's the first time that's ever happened. . .
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Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2013, 12:38:31 PM »
Holy cow! Four different people actually listened to me. I think that's the first time that's ever happened. . .

Don't get used to it.....;)
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2013, 02:06:22 PM »
Here's the book the guys on probrewer.com rave about, and it's only $20: http://www.lulu.com/shop/tom-hennessy/brewery-operations-manual/paperback/product-20402206.html

It's definitely worth reading, but I wouldn't consider it a replacement for the BA book. It's relatively short and geared almost entirely toward the brewing equipment side of things. (Don't get me wrong, Tom's the man when it comes to that.) Not much about financing, accounting, licensing, etc.
Also time of used equipment is over.
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2013, 02:07:34 PM »
Also time of used equipment is over.

Just give it a year or two. . .
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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2013, 02:23:48 PM »
Also time of used equipment is over.

Just give it a year or two. . .

Yep.  John Maier said to me a year ago that in 3 years you'll be able to buy used brewing equipment really cheap.
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Re: Guide to Starting Your Own Brewery (2nd Edition)
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2013, 03:06:36 PM »
Yep.  John Maier said to me a year ago that in 3 years you'll be able to buy used brewing equipment really cheap.

Whether you're an optimist or a pessimist, the current round of nanos/micros popping up is not sustainable for long. Either they'll grow a ton and have to upgrade their system, or they'll go under in a couple years. Either way, there should be a lot of 3-5bbl systems for sale soon.
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