In other news, the kettle was delivered as promised last Tuesday. It took some work to get it off the truck but it's resting comfortably in the brewery now. I unexpectedly found a good deal on a couple of single head bottle filling machines so it looks like I may be able to do some limited release bottling sooner in the business plan than originally expected. I wasn't planning to do any bottling until late 2012 or early 2013, but it looks like maybe by the summer it will be possible now on a limited basis. The trench drain concrete is done and in my opinion looks pretty good for a guy who has never poured and finished concrete before. As I mentioned the walls are done so I can now call the plumbers and electricians back to finish up their work. First priority will be to get the toilet and sink installed and operational. It's getting way too cold to pee outside. I still need to decide what to do about sealing/coating the floors in the next few days. I'll update more in depth on that later.
|Now that's a drain.|
So I'm glad that hurdle is done. Now the pressure is back on me though. The next step is to schedule the site inspection with the ODLC (Ohio Liquor Control) so that my state A1 permit can get finished. However the place needs to be a little more set-up than it is now for that to happen. Before the federal stuff was done I always felt like I still "had time" to get everything set-up as the time frame was "out of my hands". Suddenly that's not the case and now the regulators are waiting on me as opposed to the other way around. It's a good problem to have, but now I really need to kick things into high gear (if I have any higher gears left)!