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Old 11-15-2008, 06:53 AM   #1
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Hey everyone!

I know this a home-brewing forum but since a lot of people seem quite knowledgeable here, I hope my post isn't considered too off topic or unrelated to this forum.

I want to start a microbrewery. I've looked at the costs, equipment, permits, etc so I know what I'm up against. I'm still not fazed or overwhelmed since I've run a business before and I actually find that challenging in a good way.

The one thing I don't want to do is make the beer. That means I want somebody who has the expertise to make a good brew and the experience of dealing with the large and expensive equipment. How would I find somebody like that?

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Old 11-15-2008, 08:14 AM   #2
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Have a look at prowbrewer.com.

There is a ton of info.

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Old 11-15-2008, 10:51 AM   #3
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Here's a question for you andyi; Do you actually like beer? I mean, it's wonderful and all to want to start up a business that can be successful, but we beer snobs are a cranky bunch and can tell if the product itself is shoddy or mismade. Another reason is if you hire a brewmaster that makes beer that tastes like cheese and beef tallow you'd want to have a discriminating palate tell him so, eh?

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:11 PM   #4
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Have a look at prowbrewer.com.

There is a ton of info.
Thanks a bunch, I've been searching heavily but I didn't find this oddly. They even have classifieds so that's great.
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Old 11-16-2008, 11:13 PM   #5
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where is the microbrewery going to be? city/state?

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Old 11-16-2008, 11:27 PM   #6
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Here's a question for you andyi; Do you actually like beer?
I've got nothing against beer.

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I mean, it's wonderful and all to want to start up a business that can be successful, but we beer snobs are a cranky bunch and can tell if the product itself is shoddy or mismade.
The business plan is to make a really cheap beer so it's not aimed at the sophisticated crowd. I got the idea when a few friends got together and we had a cheap beer tasting contest. The results were that "they all tasted the same" and "cheap, cold, and intoxicating = good."

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Another reason is if you hire a brewmaster that makes beer that tastes like cheese and beef tallow you'd want to have a discriminating palate tell him so, eh?
If friends and I like it (see criteria above), it'll be good enough.
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where is the microbrewery going to be? city/state?
I'm in Houston, Texas. So around this area.
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The business plan is to make a really cheap beer so it's not aimed at the sophisticated crowd. I got the idea when a few friends got together and we had a cheap beer tasting contest. The results were that "they all tasted the same" and "cheap, cold, and intoxicating = good."



If friends and I like it (see criteria above), it'll be good enough.
Methinks this smells of troll post....

Just in case I'm gonna don one of these here flame retardent suits.

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You want to make really cheap beer??? Dude that is already sold on tap at basically every bar in America.

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*scratches head*

How in the world do you see being able to compete monatarly against all the big guys that make crappy beer? Only way a small timer can do it is with product differentation, ie making a high qaulity product.

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