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    Yankee, sounds to me like you have a vision, go for it man. There is certainly nothing wrong with a vision and the hard work behind it, and with that usually comes success. Good Luck. I to, do Sanitary Stainless Tig Welding....hint, hint....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by fl.surfdog View Post
    Yankee, sounds to me like you have a vision, go for it man. There is certainly nothing wrong with a vision and the hard work behind it, and with that usually comes success. Good Luck. I to, do Sanitary Stainless Tig Welding....hint, hint....lol
    Thx Dawg.

    cool....The Seen, MadAtom & you, on the call-up list....

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    Quote Originally Posted by seldom seen View Post
    Hahaha keeping my options open, need a career change and there seems to be all kinds of opportunity on here...head north and hunt slabs, or head south and camp at AI all the time.
    Come on over...AI's been massively consistent all year long... AI = AT (all time)

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    I lucked out, I had no interests in school(besides tang). Mom brought me to voc-tech school. I've been a machinist foe 18 yrs and love it. Also picked up welding and fabrication along the way. Working at a shipyard for mega-yachts. It's a nice gig, but this would have been a better story if it ended in my becoming a porn star.

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    Lot of welders out here... You guys should all team up and form a new welding company by the sea, "The Swellders".

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34thStreetSurfing View Post
    Lot of welders out here... You guys should all team up and form a new welding company by the sea, "The Swellders".
    That was actually a good one, kid.

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    Swellders, love it. Yankee, you're spot-on regarding Europe's lack of beer diversity. This is true throughout Europe except for Germany and Belgium. They do pretty well...a huge number of styles originated in those two countries, and most towns still have their own brewery just like the good ole days. Haven't been, but heard it's a fun trip.

    That's great that you have a place to setup shop already. My house is zoned res / commercial so I can brew & distribute on a small scale right from home. My plan is to start while keeping my day job. Build the brand first. It could be tricky, but it's definitely the lowest risk. Would you be the brewer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Atom View Post
    Swellders, love it. Yankee, you're spot-on regarding Europe's lack of beer diversity. This is true throughout Europe except for Germany and Belgium. They do pretty well...a huge number of styles originated in those two countries, and most towns still have their own brewery just like the good ole days. Haven't been, but heard it's a fun trip.

    That's great that you have a place to setup shop already. My house is zoned res / commercial so I can brew & distribute on a small scale right from home. My plan is to start while keeping my day job. Build the brand first. It could be tricky, but it's definitely the lowest risk. Would you be the brewer?
    MadAtom, I would most definitely not be the brewer. Taster, ok, I'm down with that. Nah, I have a team of people, including 'the brewer' who has some experience creating some pretty tasty libations, and a very successful restaurant guy for the brewpub aspects, as well as a talented architect & a slew of trades guys who are really good at their respective stuff.

    What could possibly go wrong...? lol

    I like your idea of phasing your plan in. Lower the risk while pursuing your passion; then, the big day comes when you have to decide do you chuck it & go for the sudsy future...?
    Life should be risky, IMHO, and too often it's mundane; maybe that's one reason we all love surfing.
    Last edited by yankee; Sep 29, 2013 at 04:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windswellsucks View Post
    we primarily fabricate turbo manifolds, intercoolers and occasional chassis work. its sort of like being a shaper, with steel... some pics if youre interested:

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    Damnnnnnn that is some clean work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Atom View Post
    Swellders, love it. Yankee, you're spot-on regarding Europe's lack of beer diversity. This is true throughout Europe except for Germany and Belgium. They do pretty well...a huge number of styles originated in those two countries, and most towns still have their own brewery just like the good ole days. Haven't been, but heard it's a fun trip.

    That's great that you have a place to setup shop already. My house is zoned res / commercial so I can brew & distribute on a small scale right from home. My plan is to start while keeping my day job. Build the brand first. It could be tricky, but it's definitely the lowest risk. Would you be the brewer?
    Germany isn't that great either. Only certain cities like Munich and Bamberg are full of great beer options. Most cities have breweries that have been bought out or merged and mass brew for the general population. America likes diversity, and that allows the craft beer industry to be creative.

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