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Old 03-15-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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Okay I have no idea even where to start or what to do but I've homebrewed 2 batches and I am hooked I could seriously see myself making this into a business one day - however just in my limited research seems like a ton of startup money (which I don't have) and like with any business in life you have to take a chance.

My dream is to one day not to be at the mercy of "da man" that I work for myself - I'd be okay putting in long hours if it was something I truly believed in.

Any others with the same feelings? Thoughts? Just talking outloud here.



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Old 03-15-2012, 03:56 PM   #2
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Business starts with a fine product -- it'll make collecting capital much easier if you can pour an incredible beer and say "Give me money so I can sell this".



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Old 03-15-2012, 04:11 PM   #3
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I think my passion fopr brewing come from teh fact tha I am not doing it as a career and thus need not concern myself so much about the bottom line or saleability of the final product.

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I too am scheming for a nano brewery one of these days. There's actully an empty commercial space half a block from my house that would work great for a pilot start up. It's kind of small. It's in a small strip mall type set up. Problem is, there's no refridgeration and I'd probably have to swithch my rig over to electric to make it work.

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I think a lot of use have the dream, you just have to keep it realistic.

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What would you guys guess would be the total start up cost?

There is definatlely a market for small breweries in my area.

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This is a funny phenomenon because I feel the same way and it seems a lot of homebrewers do. What is it about beer though? I play disc golf and don't want to join the "pros" and I also fish as a hobby but I'm also not interested in joining the tour...

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What would you guys guess would be the total start up cost?

There is definatlely a market for small breweries in my area.
I have a "quasi" friend that is starting up a small brewery in the Cincinnati area. Supposedly, it is going to take him around $900,000 to start up.
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Business starts with a fine product -- it'll make collecting capital much easier if you can pour an incredible beer and say "Give me money so I can sell this".
Funny you should mention that - the first brew I made was from a kit - I tasted it and eventhough I am sure I didn't do all of the steps correctly I honestly thought it was one of the freshest, greatest tasting beers I had ever tasted.
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Ouck 900K that's pretty steep I was hoping more like 100K max. LOL.............



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