I have all of those and read them through. Even have Mr. Henessys signature in the BOM. Got to meet him last November after attending his class.For those so inclined, I recommend Tom Hennessy's books...
The Affordable Brewery
Standard Operating Procedures
Brewery Operations Manual
...as well as John Szymankiewicz's book, BeerLaw - What Brewers Need to Know
It very well could be but I’ve always believed if you love what you do for work you’ll never work a day in your life. Even as a hobby brewing “can” be stressful right?Seems like a great way to make brewing beer unpleasant.
100% agree with this. I've heard this repeated multiple times and all of the successful microbreweries I have toured have followed this plan as well(the few that were "brewer/owner operated").Simply not enough hours in the day to do both AND be successful.
I don’t understand why it’s such a stigma to want to start up a brewery as a home brewer. I get that you’re turning a hobby into a job but if you love it enough why not? Haha
My perspective is limited to what I have seen, and here's the worst case: the biggest home brew supply retailer in New England rode the wave of home brewing (I remember the heydays and they were a blast!) but also saw the writing on the wall wrt the decline of home brewing, and decided to put his money into a brew pub. After many years of trying to get through the multilevel regulatory burden - which was mostly focused at the town level - he was able to finally open a small pub while also sub-leasing space to another nascent brew pub.I guess I've never seen it in direct conversation here just more of a "I would never........" statement. I have seen it in person though among homebrew groups but maybe it could have been misread there as well.
With proper planning doubt can be minimized right