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    Starting a Brewery Tour service

    Hey HBT users, I am interested in starting a brewery tour service for my area. I have been having trouble finding information on how to do this. As for what kind of business license is needed, insurance, all the type of need to know stuff. Anybody here own a similar business, or know where...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Just about got my stir plate finished. Used an old case for a Deal or No Deal board game. Worked out perfectly.
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    I am located in Oregon. Craft beer country! Tons of competition opening everyday. I think I will take your advice and go with a bit smaller kettle system. I am looking to go with 30 gallon SS Brew Tech kettles. I am still up in the air about my control panel and could use some input...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    As much as I would love that I have to keep in mind that I live in a very seasonal town with a population of less than 7,000 people. The top brewery's around here do about that and one of them been in the game for probably 20 years so I would say that's probably a better 5 year goal where I am at.
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    The reason I have come to this system so far is because I plan to GROW. The biggest mistake anybody can make in any business is to not expect growth. So if I spend $2500-$3000 on a half barrel system, then in 6 months need to upgrade I have to spend all the time of upgrading and then parting...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Thanks madscientist! I don't really NEED at $5k automated system I know I can make great beer without it, but the automation would allow me to work within my schedule, cause like you said I am not quitting my day job unless this turns serious. I agree with taking in minimal investors that's the...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    madscientist: I definitely understand what your saying. I currently already have a 10 gallon All-Grain system that I have brewed on for 4-5 years now. The reason why I am making the jump is cause I have never been much of a risk taker in pursuing the things that I want to do. If I am going to...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Looking for a HERMS coil now any suggestions? I know KAL has them but I found them on this site as well for a much cheaper price http://www.stainlessbrewing.com/Coiled-to-customers-request-035-304304L-Coiled-Tubing_p_30.html has anybody had any experience using these guys?
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Alright I think I have my setup up designed. I plan on using 3- Blichmann 55 Gallon G2 pots with a HERMS system. I currently don't have a 50a 240v plug at my current place and I am renting so cant change that. I do have a 40a 240v that my oven runs off so I can use that to at least run my...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Thanks for steering me towards High Gravity. For some reason as I researched more through their website I have a better understanding of electric brewing systems. So now I have a few scenarios that I have come across. Has anybody used Blichmann's new G2 pot with the electric boilcoils...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Thanks for the responses. Elaelap: I like the idea of going all electric cause it is probably WAY easier to get approved through the fire marshall and building codes. This system with the 50a panel requires a different kind of outlet right? Something that would require an electrician to...
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    Brew system to potential pilot brewery system

    Hey everybody! So after a few weeks of research I am still up in the air about the system to buy or build. First of all let me tell you my vision. My vision is to create a brew system, with a control panel, to continue my home brewing. I have the aspirations to start my own brewery but know...
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    First Time Yeast Washing

    So I bottled a Pale Ale on Tuesday and my water was not cooled down enough to pour the water in and wash it. I put the airlock back on the little bit of beer yeast and trub hoping to get to it next day. Well its 2 days later will it still be OK to wash? I was hoping that by putting the...
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    First Time Yeast Washing

    Haha very sneaky!! This yeast was Nottingham dry yeast that I washed I just brewed a pale ale with my first liquid yeast this year. The California Ale Yeast first time using it. Either way I'm stoked if the yeast washing pans out and works for me cause buying yeast is expensive enough for 10...
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    First Time Yeast Washing

    Cool thanks!! That's some damn clean yeast!
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    First Time Yeast Washing

    So what doesn't look right? Haha
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    First Time Yeast Washing

    So i did a yeast washing for my first time. I mixed both of my 5 gallon carboys together before i did it and added a little less than half gallon of water. Here is what it looks like after 16 hours in the fridge. Does this look right? Looks like the yeast have settled to the bottom without...
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    Orange Pale Ale Spin-Off

    Hey everybody. I like the idea of of blacklabs Orange Pale Ale recipe. I have brewed it before and liked it but now i would like to give the recipe a different identity so I am not a recipe stealer ;) I want to try and make it more a IPA so here is the recipe i came up with keep in mind this...
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    Imperial IPA Recipe suggestions

    Alright so heres the Final Recipe 28lbs 2 Row 1.5lbs Munich 12oz Crystal 60L Hop Schedule: 4 oz Nugget at 60 3 oz Nugget at 35 (to help put IBU's over 100) 7 oz Amarillo at 0 7 total oz (split carboys) DH
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    Imperial IPA Recipe suggestions

    Thanks for the advice bob i will definately up the Hops big time. When i figure out the new hop schedule ill post.
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