Originally Posted by tomhen
I'm a fan of Specific Mechanical. I just ordered a grist Hydrator from Blaine. Start with Frankenbrew if that's the money you have. You can brew great beer with it. As you get more money most people start buying the nice stuff. Everyone of our students that has opened has already expanded. If I was smart I would just invest in their breweries.
Tom, if I were to partner with the guy I'm thinking about, I will definitely consider the Frankenbrew concept. It would have to be pretty equipment because his space is at the front of the restaurant and surrounded by windows. It was originally an additional seating area, but he recently put some video games in there for the kids.
I'm thinking about your 3-day Immersion Course even if it winds up being just for fun. I've got FF Miles out the wazoo and an equivalent amount of Marriott and Hilton points for freebie nights. The partner idea is sounding better and better to me since I can't really quit my day job. I could go in and work and clean a few nights a week though.
BTW, I ordered the Frankenbrew DVD.