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Old 02-22-2006, 12:40 AM   #11
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Thanks for the input Boo Boo.... Gives me something to shoot for.

 
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:03 AM   #12
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ME, I just love to brew. Now with a longer brew day, my enjoyment is magnified. Better beer is a bonus.

 
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Old 02-22-2006, 01:16 AM   #13
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Yeah my problem is space. I only have 2 primary and 2 secondary, one priming and not enough bottles. The bottles i can take care of since I work at a bar. kegs might not be a problem since i just picked up another job at a microbrewery. My main problem i think is cashflow. I can't afford to brew that often. Maybe with this second job things will change. Nevertheless, it's still trying times getting the funds to keep my brewery going, and finding the time to brew between working 50 hrs a week and going to school full time as well. I'm tempted to take out another student loan and then drop out.
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Old 02-22-2006, 02:17 AM   #14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BadKarmaa
My main problem i think is cash flow. I can't afford to brew that often. Maybe with this second job things will change. Nevertheless, it's still trying times getting the funds to keep my brewery going, and finding the time to brew between working 50 hrs a week and going to school full time as well. I'm tempted to take out another student loan and then drop out.
I have the same cash flow problem too but I've found some ways to reduce the cost.
1. I'm now harvesting the yeast from the primary saving me over $6 each batch. I figure I can do this 3 or 4 times.
2. I purchased a 50 pound bag of 2-row for about $30.00 a savings of over 30 cents per pound compared to the per pound price.
3. I just purchased 3 pounds of hops from Hops Direct. The price came to about to 42 cents per ounce. My LHBS charges $1.50 per ounce.
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