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Why are you NOT a pro brewer?

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Swillbur
beers 62 º places 25 º 15:22 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by Sizzelpunch
To the Guy who is moving to Oklahoma and going to start a brewery. Good luck, not sure if you can HOMEBREW IS ILLEGAL IN OKLAHOMA - so good luck keeping your mouth shut, finding supplies, cops, etc. May as well live in North Texas instead, Gainsville or something.

To open any business costs money and not everyone has that money or business expertiese. It is kind of a nieve question, dude. Not sure if you are just trying to show your appreciation for some beer you got, or if you really think its just that simple.


Home brewing is legal in Oklahoma or maybe you can explain how its illegal to the High Gravity home brew shop in Tulsa. Opening a brewery has zero to do with home brewing as well. The laws there are pretty bad, you canít have a brew pub im pretty sure. You have to sell right to a broker out there i think, but i could be wrong. Not going to try and do one there forsure but who knows. Not even 100% forsure if we are moving there. I was just explaining a good way to start, know your people. Like i said before, haters are going to hate. For many itís a dream

 
reggiedunlop
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beers 3469 º places 178 º 15:37 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by drowland
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.


Why are you not a pro brewer? Your homebrews were delectable.

 
Sizzelpunch
15:40 Mon 2/13/2012

I was told that it was illegal by someone and did not check it out for myself, I thought he was a good source but Iíll have to check on everything he says before I take it for fact. Since I thought it was illegal to homebrew, I was pointing out that it would be hard to experiment - that was the connection. THe more nano-breweries - the better - for the consumer like me and for product awareness and industry growth. Good luck on your adventures, dude.

 
Sizzelpunch
15:46 Mon 2/13/2012

Mr beer is a good place to start

 
Swillbur
beers 62 º places 25 º 15:46 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by Sizzelpunch
I was told that it was illegal by someone and did not check it out for myself, I thought he was a good source but Iíll have to check on everything he says before I take it for fact. Since I thought it was illegal to homebrew, I was pointing out that it would be hard to experiment - that was the connection. THe more nano-breweries - the better - for the consumer like me and for product awareness and industry growth. Good luck on your adventures, dude.


Yeah i thought Oklahoma was going to be beer hell but they are out there making moves. Some good breweries out there trying things.

 
drowland
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beers 7055 º places 216 º 16:24 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by watson1977
Originally posted by drowland
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.


Why are you not a pro brewer? Your homebrews were delectable.


Potential future option that Iím having others help explore here.

 
SamGamgee
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beers 2452 º places 182 º 18:21 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by drowland
Originally posted by watson1977
Originally posted by drowland
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.


Why are you not a pro brewer? Your homebrews were delectable.


Potential future option that Iím having others help explore here.


Definitely consider working for someone else first. Preferably someone who really knows what they are doing.

 
drowland
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beers 7055 º places 216 º 19:30 Mon 2/13/2012

Originally posted by SamGamgee
Originally posted by drowland
Originally posted by watson1977
Originally posted by drowland
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.


Why are you not a pro brewer? Your homebrews were delectable.


Potential future option that Iím having others help explore here.


Definitely consider working for someone else first. Preferably someone who really knows what they are doing.


True that. If nothing works out in the Southeast (not related to beer), I may end up moving back to the Midwest and have potential for connections there. Iím really hoping to gain experience where I currently work, but everyone will be pretty new...

 
bitbucket
beers 2160 º places 63 º 20:43 Mon 2/13/2012

Iím not pro because:
I can make more money in my current line of work, at least in the short term.
I can work shorter hours in my current line of work.
I donít need to re-mortgage my house.

As one of the pros I know says, "People say Iím living the dream, but really Iím living the nightmare. I have all the problems of any small business with all the regulations on top of it."

 
TheBigEast
10:51 Tue 2/14/2012

I went to brewing school back in the 90ís at Siebel and Brewlab at the University of Sunderland. Ultimately, I found brewing to be a lot of back breaking work for very little pay. Fine if you are in your 20ís - not so fine down the line. If I was a brewer, I could not afford my beer hobby :)