Measure Twice, Brew A Lot

Last night was fun. After working 12 hours in the office, CPA by day, I was able to play Architect/Master Measurer at the location. Let’s just say that I had to bring back the old geometry skills, SOH CAH TOA for all the math heads out there. I learned that the measuring tape was going to be my best friend for the night. We had our ups and downs but all in all I believe we finished with a good rough product.

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Here is the back room. I am facing the towards the front of the building. This is where our cold box will be. We should be able to fit about 150-200 kegs at any given time. Further towards the front on the left side will be our nano-brewhouse and cellar. We will be contracting most of our regular beers out to Josh Hughes and the gang at The Roscoe NY Beer Company but we will produce smaller batches, 2 to 3 barrels at a time, in house on our smaller system. This way we can keep the beers flowing but also deliver new and exciting products for you to try. Just beyond the brewing station will be our kitchen where we will be pumping out delicious mouthwatering barbecue and other fare.

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Moving towards the front of the building, we are able to HIGH KICK into the garage, not punny… Our landlord owns a Martial Arts Studio, Thomas Clifford’s Martial Arts next door. He is a great guy. If you are in the mood for a great workout I suggest you give his dojo a shot. We will be placing our Lang smoker next to the wall on the right. This is where all of the magic will happen. No other smoker can compare. There is a reason why his smokers have been the best selling all-wood burning for more than 25 years. There is a reason why I drove down to Georgia to pick it up. On nice days we plan on keeping the garage door open to showcase the beauty of the smoker and the food that it will be producing.

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Now to the front room. Well, its a room. We will most likely use this room initially in order to get operations going. Once we reach full capacity in the front room we will begin to expand towards the back and open everything up by taking down the orange wall and the dividing wall behind it. We plan on eventually having one large space. We will initially bring in the ceiling height that is displayed in the back room to the front as the ceiling in there right now is a dropped ceiling. This will be home for now.

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Here is another view of the front room facing the front of the building. We do not know what we will be doing with this wall, but it is not structural, so it may come down. To the left of the wall is the garage. We might eventually put in a glass wall so you can view the smoker in action.

All in all we are excited to get the process going and know that it will be a long road. Nothing is easy, but in the end it will all be worth it.

Cheers,

Matt

8 replies
  1. Dave Schwartz
    Dave Schwartz says:

    Hey just wanted to say good luck with everything. Looking forward to trying you guys out soon! As a huge fan of bbq and craft beers, i always look forward to welcoming a new smokehouse/brewery to the area!
    Cant wait.

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    • Gentle Giant Brewing Company
      Gentle Giant Brewing Company says:

      Thank you Dave. We are looking to providing an excellent product and service to the area. Cheers!

      Reply
    • Gentle Giant Brewing Company
      Gentle Giant Brewing Company says:

      Thank you for your interest Jackie! We enjoy keeping the community informed so that you can grow with us.

      Cheers,

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    • Gentle Giant Brewing Company
      Gentle Giant Brewing Company says:

      Thanks Bob! Thank you for your guidance thus far! We still have a long road to travel but we will get there!

      Reply

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