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"Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« on: April 23, 2014, 05:36:42 PM »
I saw this write up and thought it was supremely interesting. Sorry if this is a repost.

http://digboston.com/boston-beer-brewing/2013/07/on-beer-and-brewing-so-you-want-to-be-a-brewer-eh/
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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2014, 06:59:13 PM »
One really similar was posted about six weeks ago.

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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2014, 07:02:38 PM »
Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.

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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2014, 09:46:39 PM »
Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.
It requires a strong healthy back like Keith has.
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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2014, 06:43:38 AM »
And a desire to spend most of your time as a janitor.
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« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2014, 07:03:03 AM »
I want to work less, make more money and have nearly zero responsibility. Opening a commercial brewery sounds like the opposite of that.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2014, 08:04:35 AM »
I want to work less, make more money and have nearly zero responsibility. Opening a commercial brewery sounds like the opposite of that.

THIS!!!!^^^^^^
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« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2014, 09:32:19 AM »
I want to work less, make more money and have nearly zero responsibility. Opening a commercial brewery sounds like the opposite of that.

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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2014, 09:34:57 AM »
Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.

When you're a shift brewer, it's shockingly dull. :-\
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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2014, 09:46:54 AM »
I want to work less, make more money and have nearly zero responsibility. Opening a commercial brewery sounds like the opposite of that.

I finally have an answer to this tiring question, thanks.   ;D

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« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2014, 09:47:36 AM »
I want to work less, make more money and have nearly zero responsibility. Opening a commercial brewery sounds like the opposite of that.

Retirement has given me 2 out of the 3!

And having those 2 is worth not having the third!  Jeff, we're gonna have to get together in GR and go around rubbing people's noses in it!  ;)
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« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2014, 10:20:17 AM »

Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.

When you're a shift brewer, it's shockingly dull. :-\

I like owning yellowhammer. But I wouldn't want to "work" for yellowhammer..,

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« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2014, 10:30:50 AM »

Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.

When you're a shift brewer, it's shockingly dull. :-\

I like owning yellowhammer. But I wouldn't want to "work" for yellowhammer..,

I love self-awareness. I too would not want to work for me.

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« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2014, 10:40:16 AM »
I worked for me for almost 30 years.  It sucked.
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Re: "Real" advice on whether or not to be a pro brewer...
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2014, 10:41:20 AM »


Owning a brewery is awesome! Working at one may or may not be up everyones alley. I personally love it.

When you're a shift brewer, it's shockingly dull. :-\

I like owning yellowhammer. But I wouldn't want to "work" for yellowhammer..,

I love self-awareness. I too would not want to work for me.

Exactly