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Maybe I could change my mind...
« on: July 23, 2010, 11:22:23 AM »
I've always said that there's no way I'd want to be a commercial brewer, but maybe I could be persuaded.  My good friend and old homebrew buddy, Nate Sampson, has been the brewer at Eugene City Brewery (our Rogue local) for about a year now.  He called me the other day to ask what brands of extract I'd recommend.  Naturally, I asked him if he was going back to extract brewing!  He informed me that he'd just gotten a call from Morimoto (!) who has a licensing deal with Rogue.  Turns out Morimoto is opening a brewery in one of his restaurants in CA and can only use extract due to some local law.   Nate's going down there to help set up the brewery and do a few test batches to come up with recipes.  THAT'S the kind of thing that makes me think maybe being a commercial brewer wouldn't be so bad after all!
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2010, 11:26:55 AM »
I guess life really does begin at 60 Denny!!!
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2010, 11:29:33 AM »
Well, maybe if you're busy doing that, we could catch up to you in post count. 

I wonder what the local law is that forbids them doing all grain.
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2010, 11:32:10 AM »
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Turns out Morimoto is opening a brewery in one of his restaurants in CA and can only use extract due to some local law.   

Funny, that's the kind of thing that makes me think professional brewing would be less fun.  ;)
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2010, 11:44:30 AM »
Yeah, if brewing was more of a concern than hanging with Morimoto and getting to develop recipes with him and eat his food!
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2010, 01:46:24 PM »
Sooo, what do you think Denny?  Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun to me. What are the CONS? No pun intended!! ;D
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2010, 02:12:20 PM »
Yeah, if brewing was more of a concern than hanging with Morimoto and getting to develop recipes with him and eat his food!

Does sound like second fiddle!
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2010, 02:17:45 PM »
Sooo, what do you think Denny?  Sounds like a heck of a lot of fun to me. What are the CONS? No pun intended!! ;D

The big downside to me is the possibility of turning something you love into something that you have to do.  I've done that with 2 orevious businesses, so I'm kinda gunshy.
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2010, 07:05:50 PM »
Didn't you just say a few months ago that you'd never do a commercial version of "Denny's RyePA"?

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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2010, 08:21:07 PM »
Didn't you just say a few months ago that you'd never do a commercial version of "Denny's RyePA"?

I think it'd be Morimoto's RyePA., so no problem.  ;)
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2010, 08:39:57 PM »
Denny you could do some "consulting" and work on a part-time basis.
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2010, 04:06:15 AM »
Denny you could do some "consulting" and work on a part-time basis.

My thought too.
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2010, 06:31:02 AM »
Denny you could do some "consulting" and work on a part-time basis.

My thought too.

I'd love to do that, but who'd be crazy enough to hire me?  :)
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2010, 06:53:38 AM »
You could be Morimotos full time test brewer. Working from home, of course. All equipment and ingredients paid for.
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Re: Maybe I could change my mind...
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2010, 07:04:40 AM »
Developing software was a hobby at one time to Bill Gates just like inventing gadgets was to Thomas Edison.

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