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Old 03-15-2013, 06:22 PM   #121
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Cool thread, way to take a risk for a dream Cape!

We're also in the process of starting a brewpub here in Minneapolis, just filed the TTB license last month. We're thinking somewhere in the 7-10BBL range, brewing twice a week to start. Nothing special on the food side, probably grilled sandwiches, burgers, pizza, etc.

Do you mind if I shoot you some questions as we move along? We've got a location and will be sourcing equipment by the end of the month. I'd love to stay in contact with you and any other HBT members that have gone the nano (or bigger) route.

Again, great job! I liked your FB page so I can keep up with what you've got going on.

Cheers! (Go Pack)
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:31 PM   #122
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Absolutely. Would love to help.


Ps. Packers!! Cute.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #123
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psssssst. Just add honey.

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:42 PM   #124
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psssssst. Just add honey.
I will freaking punch you... SO HARD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Don't you, Moto, and Hoppy have some deep thoughts to hash out somewhere!!!?!?!?




... and PS... laugh it up all you want... We've had that beer on tap a few times now and the longest it has taken a 1/6th keg to kick is about 30 minutes. So take that and your cute little NHC medals and cram em up your cramhole!
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:06 PM   #125
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You know I'm just jealous. (Just don't tell PTN)

How's the pipeline holding up?

A new brewery here is having all sorts of problems meeting demand so their hours are all over the place and they've resorted to rushing beers to try to keep the taps flowing (vegetal four week trippels are not good).

 
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:38 PM   #126
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Pipeline is brutal. We cant keep up. We have gone the ither way though and just simply prepped our accounts letting them know volume is very limited. We are being invited to beer fests and turning them down due to volume constraints. We will not put a beer out that isnt exactly what we want. We have a blonde right now we aren't 100% happy with (juat didnt fully attenuate) and we immediately pulled it.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:47 PM   #127
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Pipeline is brutal. We cant keep up. We have gone the ither way though and just simply prepped our accounts letting them know volume is very limited. We are being invited to beer fests and turning them down due to volume constraints. We will not put a beer out that isnt exactly what we want. We have a blonde right now we aren't 100% happy with (juat didnt fully attenuate) and we immediately pulled it.
Keep up the good quality control work. It will payoff in the end

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #128
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Reality is we are such small volume that pulling a batch, while certainly not a fun thing to do, isnt a huge money loss issue for us.

We are absolutely making sure the beer is exactly how we want it before we put it on tap
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:33 PM   #129
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Reality is we are such small volume that pulling a batch, while certainly not a fun thing to do, isnt a huge money loss issue for us.

We are absolutely making sure the beer is exactly how we want it before we put it on tap
Are you guys doing smaller test batches on the side still (like with the blonde), or are you maxed out with production?

 
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:18 AM   #130
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Are you guys doing smaller test batches on the side still (like with the blonde), or are you maxed out with production?
Not to answer his question but he did mention them having the same system at home as in the brewery IIRC. So they probably do testing on their home setups and bring the recipe over when its ready. Just guessing here though.
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