Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brew Market > For Sale > For Sale - sankeys/corneys/brew magic/600 lbs grain (?!) craigslist find
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-24-2010, 03:17 PM   #11
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,544
iTrader: (0)
Liked 378 Times on 311 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kilted Brewer View Post
Reading a little about the Lost River Brewery...Only open 6 months and they want out? I wonder what happened???
As per their comments on Facebook, they were trying to do the brewpub as a side gig, keeping the main careers. Don't see how you could possibly run a commercial operation without that being your full-time profession. Best-case, you'd be doing a half-ass job. Makes me wonder if the costs just got to be too much, I mean - if you and your wife are both working 40 hours elsewhere, that's 80 hours at the pub that you've got to be paying someone else.
__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:33 PM   #12
SweetSounds
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,429
iTrader: (1)
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

It's a shame - Looking through their FB photos, they built the bar from an empty building! Restaurant, kitchen, brewery... That's a lot of work to walk from in 6 months!

OTOH - How on earth could they keep a brew pub supplied with beer with just a pilot system and a couple Ferminators??? It would take a double batch just to load one fermenter - And I wouldn't think a pipeline would be very easy to establish, let alone maintain...

__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecnerwal View Post
What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
SweetSounds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:43 PM   #13
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,544
iTrader: (0)
Liked 378 Times on 311 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Yeah, I don't think it's feasible to go commercial unless you're going to be doing at least 5BBL batches. That's what our local brewpub (now closed for other reasons) was doing. Otherwise, BEST-case you're basically going to be a bar with nine "guest" beers for every one of your own that you can keep on draft.

Maybe they could have kept the place going if they had a real system... but if you're having to brew every night AND working your regular gig, yeah, that's not going to last more than a few months.

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 03:48 PM   #14
dcHokie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
dcHokie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,674
iTrader: (1)
Liked 241 Times on 185 Posts
Likes Given: 178

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetSounds View Post
It's a shame - Looking through their FB photos, they built the bar from an empty building! Restaurant, kitchen, brewery... That's a lot of work to walk from in 6 months!

OTOH - How on earth could they keep a brew pub supplied with beer with just a pilot system and a couple Ferminators??? It would take a double batch just to load one fermenter - And I wouldn't think a pipeline would be very easy to establish, let alone maintain...
From driving through that area to go hiking in GW National Forest I can tell you it is a very small, rural town and there isn't anything within a one hour drive in any direction.

According to Wikipedia, Wardensville has a total population of 246 people & median income for a household is $28,864. Not a commercially viable situation any way you slice it...
__________________

Aging: Sour Solera, Flemish Gold, Repas du Matin Sour Table Beer, Flanders Red, Anejo Rum Sour, Brett Brown, Sour blonde, Funky Barleywine Barrel, Sour Rye Whiskey Barrel
Bottled: Cherry Oud Bruin, Le Batard Solera, Sour Stout, Wild Ale, Brett Belgian Rye Stout, Berliner Weisse, FlandersPale, Brett Old Ale, Funky Fig Saison, Mango BGSA, Rapture RIS, Brett Saison
dcHokie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 04:09 PM   #15
SweetSounds
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Posts: 1,429
iTrader: (1)
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by dcHokie View Post
From driving through that area to go hiking in GW National Forest I can tell you it is a very small, rural town and there isn't anything within a one hour drive in any direction.

According to Wikipedia, Wardensville has a total population of 246 people & median income for a household is $28,864. Not a commercially viable situation any way you slice it...
Wow - Not much of a crowd to serve...

But seriously - I can't keep a pipeline for myself with a 10 gallon system. How the **** do you keep up with a restaurant?!?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ecnerwal View Post
What does the primary pressure gauge on the tank tell us? That's right, the temperature. Put it on a scale if you want to know how much is in it...
Put some duct tape over the gauge - Or better yet - Replace the high pressure gauge with a plug - High pressure gauges are useless!
SweetSounds is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-24-2010, 04:17 PM   #16
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,544
iTrader: (0)
Liked 378 Times on 311 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Well, it's a half-barrel system, so 21 gallons....

Point remains, that's just not viable. They should have asked our opinions before spending all that money! I've been to other breweries where I suspect they're using undersized equipment (one I'm thinking of in particular in the Finger Lakes), and it was pretty obvious in the flavor (my wife picked up on this without provocation) that they were serving all of their beers WAY too young.

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #17
dcHokie
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
dcHokie's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington, DC
Posts: 1,674
iTrader: (1)
Liked 241 Times on 185 Posts
Likes Given: 178

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SweetSounds View Post
Wow - Not much of a crowd to serve...

But seriously - I can't keep a pipeline for myself with a 10 gallon system. How the **** do you keep up with a restaurant?!?
The more that I think about it, and not to pile on these folks, but I just don't see how they could have enough demand for even a pilot system in this area.

I remember the town having two stores: a 7-11 and the unforgettably named "P-Nut's Car Audio & Bait".
__________________

Aging: Sour Solera, Flemish Gold, Repas du Matin Sour Table Beer, Flanders Red, Anejo Rum Sour, Brett Brown, Sour blonde, Funky Barleywine Barrel, Sour Rye Whiskey Barrel
Bottled: Cherry Oud Bruin, Le Batard Solera, Sour Stout, Wild Ale, Brett Belgian Rye Stout, Berliner Weisse, FlandersPale, Brett Old Ale, Funky Fig Saison, Mango BGSA, Rapture RIS, Brett Saison
dcHokie is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2010, 05:42 PM   #18
the_bird
10th-Level Beer Nerd
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
the_bird's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Adams, MA
Posts: 20,544
iTrader: (0)
Liked 378 Times on 311 Posts
Likes Given: 102

Default

Cripes, that sounds like something out of Trailer Park Boys....

__________________
Come join Yankee Ingenuity!

"I'm kind of toasted. But I looked at my watch and it's only 6:30 so I can't stop drinking yet." - Yooper's Bob
"Brown eye finally recovered after the abuse it endured in Ptown last weekend, but it took almost a full week." - Paulie
"no, he just doesn't speak 'stupid'. i, however, am fluent...." - motobrewer
"... I'll go both ways." - Melana

That'll do, Pigley. That'll do.
the_bird is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2010, 05:46 PM   #19
humann_brewing
More Humann than human
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
humann_brewing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: the sun
Posts: 15,716
iTrader: (0)
Liked 312 Times on 310 Posts
Likes Given: 21

Default

expensive for buying as a group but man it would be nice to have.

__________________
humann_brewing is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 08-25-2010, 05:51 PM   #20
wildwest450
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 9,099
iTrader: (0)
Liked 166 Times on 151 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by the_bird View Post
Well, it's a half-barrel system, so 21 gallons....
__________________
wildwest450 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Craigslist find DC area Cold_Steel For Sale 1 03-13-2010 08:43 PM
For Sale - San diego craigslist find - 3 tap tower $149 SDSUmudman For Sale 3 02-03-2010 08:10 PM
For Sale - Seattle Craigslist find: AG Keggle setup $850 Myke_J For Sale 0 12-19-2009 09:58 PM
For Sale - find craigslist bakersfield artyusmc For Sale 4 08-01-2009 10:25 PM
For Sale - LA craigslist find (kegs) sw341034 For Sale 9 06-09-2009 07:05 PM