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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Well this was the first hurdle. Now we have to get more serious on our architectural plans and start filing for building permits. If all goes as planned... we'll have equipment in sometime in January or early February... then I am brewing like a madman for about 1 month to get some stock built up for opening
    On that, see the latest science thread post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Well this was the first hurdle. Now we have to get more serious on our architectural plans and start filing for building permits. If all goes as planned... we'll have equipment in sometime in January or early February... then I am brewing like a madman for about 1 month to get some stock built up for opening
    How long does it take to brew a pint of your tasty beverages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Centre Mad Man View Post
    How long does it take to brew a pint of your tasty beverages.
    Depends... homebrewing 3-4 weeks from grain to glass for an ale, lagers about 1.5 months. Big systems where you have pressurized fermentors, about 2 weeks for an ale, 28 days for a lager
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    Finalizing a ton of stuff over the next week or so. Namely, brewing equipment, design plans, finances, artwork, just to name a few. Phish did some kick-ass rework of our logo and made it logos instead.

    The pace is going to pick up real soon.

    Meantime... demolition work continues.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Finalizing a ton of stuff over the next week or so. Namely, brewing equipment, design plans, finances, artwork, just to name a few. Phish did some kick-ass rework of our logo and made it logos instead.

    The pace is going to pick up real soon.

    Meantime... demolition work continues.
    You're making me salivate in anticipation!
    It's not funny.

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    How is the brewery going? I hope it is going well.
    Bring back the OCC

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    Know it has been a long time since the last update... learning how slow stuff goes when trying to open a business.

    Still trying to finalize finances. Not a question of having the money, but with rollover from 401Ks and having a third investor who needs shares plus remainder as loan to be paid at a later date, we are just waiting on a company valuation so we can calculate shares. We have decided on our system and we have financing on that lined up already.

    Meantime, waiting on electricians and plumbers to get back to architect so we can get filed for building permits. Also, learning, that like a house, as you start to look to make modifications, you run across issues as you peel back the layers of the onion. Two biggest ones so far has been electric going to building. For much of the equipment we need three phase electric. Turns out non of the businesses on the block have it and we'll need a new run to our building... cha-ching. Also, trying to get an engineer in to see what we'll need to do if we want to put ac/heat/glycol system on the roof. Gut says its gonna be a bunch of steel... just need to find out how much. If it is too much, we are going to have to revamp and figure out ways around it. Besides that, we are getting close to being done with much of the internal gutting of the property that we can do without getting permits.

    So... there you have it. Cheers!
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Know it has been a long time since the last update... learning how slow stuff goes when trying to open a business.

    Still trying to finalize finances. Not a question of having the money, but with rollover from 401Ks and having a third investor who needs shares plus remainder as loan to be paid at a later date, we are just waiting on a company valuation so we can calculate shares. We have decided on our system and we have financing on that lined up already.

    Meantime, waiting on electricians and plumbers to get back to architect so we can get filed for building permits. Also, learning, that like a house, as you start to look to make modifications, you run across issues as you peel back the layers of the onion. Two biggest ones so far has been electric going to building. For much of the equipment we need three phase electric. Turns out non of the businesses on the block have it and we'll need a new run to our building... cha-ching. Also, trying to get an engineer in to see what we'll need to do if we want to put ac/heat/glycol system on the roof. Gut says its gonna be a bunch of steel... just need to find out how much. If it is too much, we are going to have to revamp and figure out ways around it. Besides that, we are getting close to being done with much of the internal gutting of the property that we can do without getting permits.

    So... there you have it. Cheers!
    Wow, that's a lot! Good luck! Hope you can get it all done without having to spend too much time or money.
    Bring back the OCC

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    Thinking outside the 6 pack, if you needed some capital (without selling shares or ceding portions of ownership) I am sure that many here would gladly per-purchase some of your libations and get them sent when they are bottled and ready to age, to drink, to savor.
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    Appreciate it. Nah... she is a close family friend and I was very close to her late husband. Meeting with architect next Thursday to finalize MEP plans so we can file with town. Plan is to do that before Christmas
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

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    So had a huge "scare" on Saturday. We were down doing demo work and there is a knock on the door... which is odd in an of itself. Turns out it was one of the electricians. THAT was not the scare. No, the scare was him discussing getting three-phase electric dropped into our building. He just casually drops that once we have building permits that we'll have to file plans with the electric company to have that done and it will take a minimum of 3-4 months before they could even start work. That was like being punched in the guy by Mike Tyson... in his prime. So, I reached out to the equipment manufacturer and explained the issue... he said that we'd just need to slightly downgrade our chiller and get a three-phase converter... aaaaaannnd we are back on schedule again. Not sure why the electrician didn't offer that up as an option to begin with.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

    2012 Foostrodamus - Foothsayer of Death

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    Update...

    So we should be finally ready to file with the town this week. Plans are finalized... we just need to figure some stuff out with the Department of Public Works regarding sewers... but we can move forward without that. I am finalizing our state liquor authority application. Once both of those are done... we are ordering equipment.

    Pace is definitely going to be picking up in the next few months.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

    2012 Foostrodamus - Foothsayer of Death

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    Quote Originally Posted by LongIslandZagFan View Post
    Update...

    So we should be finally ready to file with the town this week. Plans are finalized... we just need to figure some stuff out with the Department of Public Works regarding sewers... but we can move forward without that. I am finalizing our state liquor authority application. Once both of those are done... we are ordering equipment.

    Pace is definitely going to be picking up in the next few months.
    Good news indeed. Hopefully in time for you 'Net cutter' libation, to celebrate Gonzaga winning the National Championship.
    It's not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willandi View Post
    Good news indeed. Hopefully in time for you 'Net cutter' libation, to celebrate Gonzaga winning the National Championship.
    Nah... that definitely is NOT going to happen. SLA take 20-26 weeks... that puts us at May/June.
    "And Morrison? He did what All-Americans do. He shot daggers in the daylight and stole a win." - Steve Kelley (Seattle Times)

    "Gonzaga is a special place, with special people!" - Dan Dickau #21

    Foo me once shame on you, Foo me twice shame on me.

    2012 Foostrodamus - Foothsayer of Death

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