Progress has slowed a little lately due to lack of funding (ie being broke) We have spend nearly $6,000 so far just to renovate the garage, and more will be needed to buy all the necessary equipment. I think we will be able to pull it off though. Some things, like ceiling tiles, sneak up on you though, $1/Sq.ft doesnt sound too bad until you do the math and realize you need $500 of ceiling tiles.
Got ahold of a buddy with a network crimper and finished off the network connections in the brewery, We have internet!!!
And what more could one want than fresh beer and internet?
I put in most of the insulation except for the more difficult part along the right wall that needs to be stuffed into the ceiling. Its about 3/4 done at least. Its a slow process with one staple gun but its getting done.
We finally picked out a paint color and got to work priming and painting. Fresh plaster really sucks up primer. Here is the finished results of the painting and tape removal.
What better color to paint a brewery than a nice golden brown beer color. Beer spilled on the walls? No problem! The color is a bit off in the photos but I assure you it looks like beer. Going to have someone come in a do a little touch up to give it some depth in the foam etc but its basically done. Once the white ceiling tiles are in I think it will really sell the look.
After the paint dried for a day we put in the outlets and covers and cleaned everything up a bit. It is finally safe to turn on the electricity to the outlets! I also took some time to wire up the speaker plate. 2 outdoor speakers on the patio and 4 in-ceiling speakers will be installed shortly. Hopefully these will produce some decent sound while saving us floor/shelf space. There is also talk of a guitar amp hookup.
Thats all the updates for now. We bought a package of ceiling tiles to test them out and see how they look. Just some more insulation and ceiling tiles and we can start moving stuff in.