OktoberFAST 2 (Potential Business Model)

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Here is a much cheaper version of a OktoberFAST festbier. Oktoberfest fermented ale yeast Fermentis Safale S-04 instead of traditional lager yeast. It will go from grain to glass in 4 weeks if you bottle. Or in less than 2 weeks and a few days if you keg.

I just priced all the ingredients (malt, hops, yeast) came out to less than $25.00 shipped to my door. This 6 gallon recipe will yield approximately 64 12 oz bottles and cost about $.40 a bottle including bottle caps but minus the bottles. There just might be a business model around this festbier. I could brew up 15 gallon batches for a 1/2 barrel and serve pints on tap for even less cost because I get discounts for ingredients when I purchase in bulk. Or I could serve in 1/2 gallon growlers and do exchanges (refills) also. But I haven't costed the price of growlers. IDK lots of options here...

6 Gallon Batch Recipe - Yeast is Fermentis Safale S-04. Primary ferment for 7 days @68F, rack into secondary for 7 days @68F. Then bottle or keg. Easy Smeazy... Yum... Enjoy.
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BUT, how much is your state and country going to charge you to run your business?
 

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BUT, how much is your state and country going to charge you to run your business?
Yeah... There is that pesky "untaxed alcohol" law and yearly licence fees, taxes, insurance, payroll, etc... all to bring the business man down and lift the politicians up. You gotta pay to play the game.
 
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