Brewery?

Discussion in 'Hobbys and spare time activities' started by DMC, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    So, One week ago I get the keys for my new building.

    24 foot ceiling! Love it.

    We are considering opening a brewery in our city.

    Why not?



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  2. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Love the idea and have looked into it myself. Lots of B.S. government regulations on sales and taxes kind of took the fun out of it for me. I'll stick to home brewing for now.

    And Congradulations on the new building.
     
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  3. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    Getting closer.....

    Construction finished.
    Paint finished.
    Waiting for Carpet to be manufactured.
    We are doing it ourselves mostly.
    Replacing windows to modern energy-efficient units.


    This is during construction....we painted walls and no more Brown!

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  4. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

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  5. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    The outside of our new building.... DSC_0336.JPG
     
  6. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    Standing at new building and photo across the street of current building...

    Right across from each other. We are connecting both building with network wirelessly using satellite looking dish x-mit and receivers.
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  7. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    and now standing at current location with photo of new....
    We will keep both locations and just expand.


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  8. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

  9. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Where's the lauter tun and fermentation tanks?
     
  10. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    It doesn't happen that fast!

    We have months of preparation and planning for the Brewery. We need a water-treatment center before it goes into the fermentation tanks. I think the water is key! Must remove Chlorine and Fluoride and other trace elements....then the water is ready to play with.

    We need to decide on Copper or Stainless Steel set-up for our first 7bbl per batch manufacturing. (14 kegs of beer or 7 barrel drums)

    Every Two weeks we will make 14 kegs or 7 barrels worth per to start with.
     
  11. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    There is a brewery down the street from my house that captures moisture from the atmosphere to brew with. Talking with a brewer at another place in Tampa, they spend about 20¢ per gallon on water treatment to first filter with reverse osmosis and then add the minerals to match the water hardness/softness levels of the target beer style.

    Do those 14 kegs go home with employees and if so, are you hiring? Lol
     
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  12. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    Righty-right.
    Apparently this is super important for getting drunk?
    It is all about the water.
     
  13. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    This is for fun at first.
    Not really for profit.
    All product will be free to employees and family and friends....if we have something left over then maybe we consider selling?
    That would be at least a year away.
     
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  14. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Not necessarily important for getting drunk, but for making palatable beer instead of some jailhouse swill.
    Plenty of mediocre or less breweries out there. (lame) Make better beer or don't bother. My motto.
     
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  15. French Cadman

    French Cadman Administrator Staff Member

    The green bus is what I prefer we don't have the same in Europe but I'd seen the same in Africa (probably came from USA) but I love also beer "triple fermentation" often from Belgium …. :)
     
  16. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

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    I have found this recently and love it. Belgium IPA from "Green Flash".
    Costco has this in my city.
     
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  17. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

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    à votre santé
     
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  18. 2thm8kr

    2thm8kr ɹotɐɹʇsıuıɯqA Staff Member

    Ma bière préférée belge
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  19. dougola

    dougola Well-Known Member

    While you're looking to make more than I, I think it would be a lot of fun to make some homebrew
     
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  20. DMC

    DMC Look mom, One handed!

    We will try many small batches before committing to a batch of 14 kegs!

    I don't want to cry as I have to dump a batch into the sewer. :(
     
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