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Why are you NOT a pro brewer?


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drowland 6082:172
Iíve had some damn good homebrews from RateBeer members, friends, family, etc.

My question is, why are you NOT a pro brewer?

Too much money?
Too much risk?
Donít know how to run a business?
What?

Purely speculation, here.
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robrules 1
More to running a brewing business than just making beer.

I keep flirting with the idea, but with 2 little ones at home and a mortgage, I need the security of a steady paycheck and health care benefits. Half-assing it in my part time while ignoring my wife and kids is just not my way either.

In this current environment (in my area at least) of a crowded marketplace of a plethora of brands and the ticker type mentality of the drinkers in my area, its not the right time anyway. Iíll wait until after the next shakeout and the craft drinkers that are coming to the party because its trendy go away, I may take a look.
2/11/2012 6:41:28 AM

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drowland 6082:172
Anyone else.
2/11/2012 10:47:14 PM

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keanex 1477:57
It seems a lot of people I know are just happy to make good beer for them and their friends and theyíre okay with it. They donít want to mix business and pleasure and I respect that.
2/11/2012 11:12:01 PM

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oscurus
Right now Iím just getting started so there is much learning to be had, Iím a perfectionist and wouldnít want to rush into anything before I have mastered the art and science. South Africa is definitely lacking in craft breweries, could use a few more good ones.
2/11/2012 11:21:52 PM

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VertBaconStrips 2088:4
Iím not rich
2/12/2012 12:05:09 AM

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mtoast 336:13
Money and a crowded market driving up equipment costs.
2/12/2012 12:23:31 AM

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Mcc1654
Not every great cook opens a restaurant.
2/12/2012 12:45:49 AM

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nuplastikk 4567:41
Not hired at local breweries.
2/12/2012 2:37:24 AM

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PGHbeer77 571:22
Originally posted by Mcc1654
Not every great cook opens a restaurant.


I agree. I think there is a lot to be said for enjoying doing something, but not wanting to do it professionally.
2/12/2012 8:11:53 AM

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italarican 1481:74
1. I donít know how to brew (am learning and plan to do my first homebrew in a few weeks!).
2. Iím most likely no good at it.
3. I very much enjoy my current career path.
4. Beer is an enjoyment for me outside my regular life, and I want to keep it that way.
2/12/2012 8:25:56 AM

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