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Old 11-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #121
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That's the right answer. I'm planning to get started in 2015 and plan to keep my "day job" to support my family and brew at night/weekends. I plan to do this for 18-24 mos (or sooner if I am able) before I take a draw. It will be a lot of expense at first before I see a profit, especially one that I can support my family on.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:11 PM   #122
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That's the right answer. I'm planning to get started in 2015 and plan to keep my "day job" to support my family and brew at night/weekends. I plan to do this for 18-24 mos (or sooner if I am able) before I take a draw. It will be a lot of expense at first before I see a profit, especially one that I can support my family on.

Congrats Hailstorm! Best of luck to ya!
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:20 PM   #123
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While you won't know for certain what salary you can draw for awhile you must have revenue forecasts? Operating expense forcast? A business plan? Some sort of idea what to expect or if the business is even viable?

It would be unfortunate to find out a year later the business doesn't earn enough to provide a salary!

I'm just trying to figure out how to best determine these values before starting a business. If I won't be able to quit my job and pay my bills there's no point in my pursuing this.

 
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #124
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While you won't know for certain what salary you can draw for awhile you must have revenue forecasts? Operating expense forcast? A business plan? Some sort of idea what to expect or if the business is even viable?

It would be unfortunate to find out a year later the business doesn't earn enough to provide a salary!

I'm just trying to figure out how to best determine these values before starting a business. If I won't be able to quit my job and pay my bills there's no point in my pursuing this.
Each situation is going to vary widely based on location, demographics, brewery size, whether you fund it in cash vs a loan, whether you have a tap room selling at retail vs wholesale to a distributor or a combo of both, etc etc.

That being said, I saved what I needed to support my family for a year ($50k) so that I can actually quit my day job and do this full time. After year one, I plan to draw what I currently make at my day job. Our business plan is very modest, and I think we'll beat all of our projections by a long shot, but we're being cautious and planning accordingly.

On a side note, if you plan to be able to do this full time and be able to draw a salary to live on after a year, and you're not doing a brewpub, 15 barrel is the MINIMUM size I would even consider looking at.
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:23 PM   #125
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Congrats on the progress...Can't wait to come in for one off the tap!
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Old 11-24-2013, 04:44 PM   #126
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We got all of the framing up for the tap room and bar. The cooler will be behind the large metal stud wall and the taps will pass through it. The long, wood stud half wall will separate the brewery from the tap room and will have a bar top on it. The main bar is framed up as well, and is an "L" shape, 20' on main side and 6' on the short side.
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Old 11-24-2013, 05:33 PM   #127
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Wow, this is coming along nicely! Great work

 
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Old 11-26-2013, 04:17 AM   #128
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Got the walk-in cooler assembled tonight
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Old 12-03-2013, 02:19 PM   #129
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Kegs Galore! (96) 1/2 BBL and (120) 1/6 BBL

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Old 12-03-2013, 04:36 PM   #130
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Awesome! Maybe I missed it, but what would you like your proportion to be taproom vs distribution?

 
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