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PLOW TO PINT - 2-Day Intensive Micro-Malting & Farm Brewery Seminar


  • The FarmHouse Brewery 14 George Street Owego, NY, 13827 United States (map)

SPEND TWO INTIMATE DAYS WITH THE MALTSTER/BREWER AND HIS WIFE/BUSINESS PARTNER, learning the ins and outs of owning and operating a NYS farm brewery and on-site micro malthouse.  Topics covered include:

FARMER RELATIONS:
•Finding local grain growers
•The agronomics of malting grains•how to successfully grow malting barley varieties
•University level expertise and support
•Finding certified seed
•Interview with a malting barley farmer

MALTHOUSE OPERATIONS:
•DIY malting equipment - build you own on a budget!
•Malting methods - pneumatic vs. floor malting•the science behind making malt
•Writing a business plan and finding funding
•Selecting a location - energy and logistical    considerations
•Malthouse tour and unlimited Q&A

MALT QUALITY CONTROL:
•Evaluating raw grains
•In-house and out-of-house laboratory analysis
•Storing raw grains long-term
•Malt tastings
•Interview with another NYS malthouse

NYS FARM BREWERY PRIMER:
• Analysis of NYS Farm Brewery license requirements
• Obtaining federal and state licensing
• Funding options - loans, investors & crowd funding
• Brewer’s reports, excise taxes and label approval
• Marketing and branding your beers & ciders
• Sourcing and using local farmers markets

 

Later Event: February 24
NYC Brewer's Choice