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Old 05-25-2011, 05:59 PM   #101
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where can i get your beer? i'm in SR...

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Old 05-27-2011, 06:35 PM   #102
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Hi. Haven't been here in a while, but figured I'd stop in. The brewery is turing 3 years old in July so I thought I'd take a look at this thread again. Jtakacs - you'll have to come to Healdsburg or go to Oakland. I'm at Healdsburg Bar & Grill, Affronti or Beer Revolution (unless they've run out...).

Cheers! And thanks to everyone who has been posting!

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Old 05-31-2011, 05:24 PM   #103
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I read this whole thread but I forgot if you've already mentioned this.

Gordie, what size batches are you brewing?

You mentioned starting out with a minimum 1bbl system. Do most people design their own 1bbl systems or buy them?

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Old 07-03-2011, 05:05 PM   #104
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I too am tired of my current career and daydream daily about opening a nano or otherwise. Thanks so much for all the w.o.w. and advice!

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Old 07-03-2011, 06:41 PM   #105
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The wife was happy when I quit WOW, but now I deal with "what do you need more grain for" bi-weekly. I'l love to find out what it would take to start up in Ontario.

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Old 07-03-2011, 07:18 PM   #106
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You are my hero!!!!

Although I thought I was in enough trouble as I put together my list from the DIY threads (HERMS, Keezer, Conical, Ferm chamber)... Now I have to add Nanobrewery to the list of dreams! ( I should probably not mention this one to SWMBO yet)

Thanks for the info and inspiration!

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Old 07-03-2011, 10:30 PM   #107
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That was a great read Gordie.

I have to ask, is the nanobrewery enough to sustain or is it something you have to do supplementary to your day job?

I would imagine it's the latter but once you get popular enough you can quit your job and make beer all damn day long. *sigh* One day....

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Old 07-03-2011, 11:22 PM   #108
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Great info, Ive been thinking of starting one myself and have the backing of my wife, just dont have the capital. Im going to start looking into a small business loan through the feds. Hell might as well see if I cant get a return on all the tax's I pay.

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Old 07-05-2011, 10:56 PM   #109
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Hey everyone. Just to answer a few questions...

Hey dallasdb. I brew generally 35 gallons a batch (6 five gallon kegs and some left over for the house, samples, etc.).

Hi funkapottomous. Generally no - you're not likely to replace your day job unless you're working crazy hours and have no need for things like medical insurance and stuff. I generally brew on weekends and maintain the brewery after my daughter goes to sleep during the week.

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Old 07-05-2011, 11:00 PM   #110
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Kevin,
How many bbl's are you producing a year and how often are you brewing to achieve that? You are my hero!!

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