March 2012

Viva La Revolución

by Gary Gulley on March 29, 2012 · 0 comments

in Business Plan

I inched a bit closer last week starting with meeting the general contractor for the construction of the Revolution Brewing production facility.   I believe I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I was able to hook up with Helios Build + Design, the GC for the Revolution project, thanks to my friend Jeff […]


Why Is It So Bare In Here?

by Gary Gulley on March 28, 2012 · 0 comments

in Branding, Marketing/PR

You come to a website/blog about opening a brewery and there are no damn images or logos or nothin’! Not even a picture of beer! What’s the deal?  Don’t you know about branding? Yeah, I know, I know, the cupboard could use a coat of paint for sure. Well, it’s in progress.  I’m working with […]


All Equipment Quotes Received

by Gary Gulley on March 23, 2012 · 1 comment

in Business Plan, Equipment

One milestone accomplished as of today:  All the quotes I’ve requested have arrived!  More info to come.  That is all.

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Baby Steps

by Gary Gulley on March 19, 2012 · 2 comments

in Business Plan, Equipment

Last week was a hodge podge of productivity.  I spent quite a bit of my time collecting and submitting all the documentation for my home refinance and had the home appraisal completed last Friday.  Everything is done and submitted.  Just waiting to hear back from the bank.  I was also distracted by a minor income tax […]


Ducks In A Row

by Gary Gulley on March 10, 2012 · 1 comment

in Home Finances

One of the biggest psychological barriers for me to overcome to get the level of determination I have now to open this brewery was m-o-n-e-y. As a technology worker for large corporations for the past dozen years, I’ve been well compensated. I’ve never made lawyer or doctor money, but I’ve always made enough to support […]

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Ice And Steam

by Gary Gulley on March 9, 2012 · 0 comments

in Equipment, Refrigeration, Steam Boiler

Another busy week this week, but for different reasons than last week.  My plan last week was to get all my construction costs ballparked this week.  Well, that didn’t happen but I definitely made progress and I had two other  equally important issues to address this week, one was income taxes, the other will be […]


Equipment 101: Brewhouse Part II

by Gary Gulley on March 8, 2012 · 7 comments

in Business Plan

Let’s finish up on the brewhouse.  In my earlier post I went over some of the basics of a brewhouse but didn’t quite cover everything. In a two vessel system, the boil kettle usually doubles as the whirlpool but as a brewery expands capacity, the whirlpool is moved to a separate vessel allowing the boil kettle […]


As someone who has been employed in the Internet technology field for many years, I rely on various web services and gadgets to help keep me organized.  If you’re starting up a brewery, you will have lots of tasks/to dos to take care of.  Here’s a rundown of how I am using technology to get […]

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Busy Week

by Gary Gulley on March 1, 2012 · 0 comments

in Business Plan, Equipment, Ingredients, Malt

This will be a quick update.  This week was a bit crazy.  First, I managed to get some firm numbers and technical info on glycol chillers.  They are expensive.  My hope is to find a used one somewhere.  I finally received the latest malt analysis sheets from Country Malt Group, and now I know how […]