Equipment

That’s a Wrap!

by Gary Gulley on December 3, 2013 · 1 comment

in Architecture, Construction, Glycol Chiller, Hops, Steam Boiler

Guess what? That blog post title is a pun! Yup, when I’m not planning my brewery, I spend all my free time ignoring my family and just working on really, really clever puns. Here’s where the pun is explained: So the big news right now is that I’ve hired Wrap Architecture (pun revealed!!!) to do […]

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Busy!

by Gary Gulley on October 9, 2013 · 2 comments

in Brewhouse, Equipment, Fermenters, Investment, Leasing, Small Business Loan

Uber quick post. Last week I was approved for my small business loan which is HUGE! More investors on board (and room for a few more). Lease negotiations seem to be complete, contract being written up now. Will be ordering 20 BBL brew house, 40 BBL fermenters, 40 BBL bright tank, 40BBL hot liquor tank […]

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Wandering About Equipment

by Gary Gulley on August 24, 2013 · 5 comments

in Brewhouse, Equipment, Fermenters

Ha! See the title of this post? It’s a pun! You’ll see how in a second, but right now let’s just talk about how incredibly inventive I am! I’m the goddamn Einstein of puns. Alright then. I’ve been collaborating a lot with my friend from brewing school, Chad, who is opening Wander Brewing in Bellingham, […]

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Chicago Craft Beer Week is over and what a week it was! My favorite part of the whole week was meeting new Panic fans and admirers. I’ve lost count how many people came up and thanked me (I was wearing my Panic T-shirts all week) for sharing so much and offering wonderful words of encouragement […]

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Funny how things change in just a few weeks. Two weeks ago, I couldn’t stop wearing pantyhose and now I want nothing to do with them! No wait, that’s not what changed! I mean, yes it did. No, no…oh never mind! What’s really changed is that my glacial pace, as mentioned here, has become more […]

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Tap Handles

by Gary Gulley on May 18, 2012 · 2 comments

in Branding, Marketing/PR, Tap Handles

I’ve had an idea for a custom beer tap handle swirling around in my head this week. I mentioned it briefly on my Facebook page then realized about an hour later that I had not actually talked to any tap handle vendors! Doh! I took care of that problem very quickly. I’ve spoken to two […]

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As I mentioned last week, I’ll be doing short and sweet blog posts just to let everyone know I’m still alive and moving along.  I spent a lot of time this week tweaking my cash flow and profit and loss spreadsheets and completed the break even analysis spreadsheet.  At this point, I’m pretty confident in […]

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If you checked out my Panic Brewing Facebook page over the weekend, you probably saw some updates from the Craft Beer Conference. I was at the trade show portion on Friday only. I had a great time and learned a lot. Here are a few quick tidbits: I already knew Premier Stainless made excellent equipment, but […]

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Last week I posted about having all of my costs for the brewery including start up costs and monthly expenses, except for glycol chiller installation. Well, I also discovered that I didn’t have the cost for steam boiler installation too. That’s kind of a big expense to miss. Now I have both. Boom. So now […]

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Equipment 101: Bottling Line

by Gary Gulley on April 13, 2012 · 5 comments

in Business Plan, Equipment, Packaging

There are a gazillion components that a brewery must have to brew and sell beer. I think most non-professional brewers, myself included, usually think of boil kettles, mash tuns, and fermenters when they think of breweries. Those are the sexy parts of the brewery. There is one component, however, that is always lurking, hiding behind […]

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