- What are some of the things I learned about?
- PH: I need to get me one-a them there water filters, some phosphoric acid and litmus paper.
- Yeast: Find one that works, and stick with it.
- Consistency: Never ever ever ever surprise the consumer. PH, Gravity, Grain Bill, Carbonation Rate, and Color need to be the same - every time.
- Waste: Goats will eat just about anything... including spent grains.
- Aroma: With a french press and whole leaf hops.
- Mashing: Different grains work better on the bottom of the mash tun to help filter during mash-out... primarily your base grains will be better like the two-row I use because of the thickness of the husk.
- Output: A small brewery like that does between 7 and 14 barrels/day. That's between 217 and 434 Gallons... it would take me between 44 and 88 days with my current system to brew that. I will hopefully be cutting that down to 11-22.
- Contract Brewing: It is a possibility. Chris over at Notch does it.
- Recycled bottles: They come from the mid-west somewhere.
- Taxes: They only come into the picture when there is a transaction. Such as handing over your kegs to a distributer.
- Corrections: It is possible to correct a gravity that is too high by adding water, but only up to 3% of the total volume.
- Water: Breweries use way more water than you might even believe.
Back in Bevtown we found out that there is a possible location on Elliot Street that is zoned correctly and available... so - keep your fingers crossed!
Next week... I'm going to brew three... count 'em... THREE batches in a row, and I'm going to see if I can get the consistency that we need to be successful.