February 2012

I ♥ Newlands Systems

by Gary Gulley on February 25, 2012 · 1 comment

in Equipment

In my quest to get quotes for brewing systems, there has been one and only one vendor who has been 100% responsive and helpful: Newlands Systems out of British Columbia, Canada.  These folks are just awesome.  Allow me to explain. Newlands is known for making very high quality brewing equipment and it’s all made in […]

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My First Interview!

by Gary Gulley on February 21, 2012 · 0 comments

in Marketing/PR

I had an interview yesterday evening with a nice gentleman named Dan O’Shea who is writing a piece for a new Chicago craft beer centric publication called “The Mash Tun”.  This is the first of what I hope to be many more interviews as the year progresses. The first edition of “The Mash Tun” will […]


Equipment 101: Brewhouse Part I

by Gary Gulley on February 17, 2012 · 0 comments

in Brewhouse, Equipment

This will be the first in a series of posts on the kinds of equipment you’ll need to open a brewery and where to get it.  I won’t claim to know a fraction of what there is to know on this stuff, but I’ll share what I THINK I know and anything I learn along […]


Citra Hops, I Presume?

by Gary Gulley on February 13, 2012 · 3 comments

in Hops, Ingredients, Recipes

Here’s a little tip to anyone attempting to open a brewery: make sure the ingredients for your launch beers are readily available, specifically hops. At the time of this writing, February 2012, there are certain hop varieties that are in very short supply through 2012, 2013,  2014, and beyond. Varieties in short supply include Citra, […]


The Devil Is In The Spreadsheet Details

by Gary Gulley on February 8, 2012 · 2 comments

in Business Plan

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m working away on my business plan now.  This is where all of my preparations and research from the past 18-24 months are really starting to pay off.  The key to getting good, solid numbers in a business plan is a detailed spreadsheet(s) with all the possible costs […]


Time to Panic

by Gary Gulley on February 6, 2012 · 2 comments

in Marketing/PR

Well, I decided I just didn’t want to sit on this any longer.  It’s kinda hard to talk about a brewery with any sense of earnestness if the damn thing doesn’t have a name. Ladies and gentlemen, I present:  Panic Brewing I’ve configured the old site, gullsterbrewing.com, to redirect to this new one, which is […]