HOMEBREW Digest #5789 Tue 08 February 2011

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  Steve A's suggestion ("A. J. deLange")

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---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2011 09:05:14 -0500 From: "A. J. deLange" <ajdel at cox.net> Subject: Steve A's suggestion Steve, Yes, the blue thing is a steam boiler intended for the replacement home steam heating market though one guy whom I had in to see about installing it (I wound up installing it myself) asked if I was intending to cook crabs and when I asked him how in heaven's name he came up with that idea said that he is part owner of a crab house and that is the boiler they use. That, of course, gave me an idea and so the boiler is dual use - brewing beer and cooking crabs. It is not used to heat the brewery on a daily basis though it certainly does that on brew days. The black thing is a Sears rollaround which serves as storage for bits and pieces and as a desk. The gray thing is indeed the thing that houses the PID controllers, SSR's, some switches and an RS232 to USB adapter. See http://www.pbase.com/agamid/image/84072194. Now as to the last part of your post: I'm sure your intentions are kind but what you are suggesting sounds a lot like work! One of the guys in my brewing club (guy on the right in http://www.pbase.com/agamid/image/75851258) is always after me to start a nano brewery - apparently they are quite the rage and there seems to have been a sea change in the TTB as there are a couple of these operating using equipment at and below the scale at which I brew (50 gal batches). But I didn't retire in order to turn my hobby into a full time job and a hard one at that. I did at one time (when I was still working) think about supplementing the Social Security checks (which I'm not getting) by doing some lab analysis. I approached the head brewer at Capitol City (guy in the middle in that last picture) about using my services and he said that he'd love to be able to get alcohol, bitterness, color... data on his beers but that there was nothing in his budget for such. He solved that problem by quitting Cap City, opening his own place and getting me on board as an investor so now he gets the occasional analysis - free. I also got approached by a gentleman planning to make his grandmother's limoncello commercially about doing gauging for him. If it were whiskey it would be a piece of cake - shoot the stuff into the meter, write down the number (or have it written automatically to a computer file) and charge $10 but because it's loaded with sugar distillation is required and that's 4 hours work. I also am not too keen to have TTB sniffing around the place I live. And given what my accountant charges I'm betting any thing I took in would be consumed by what he'd collect for doing Schedule C. So yes, I've thought about these things - but only half seriously. A.J. Return to table of contents
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