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Former Future Brewing Co. - Coolship, Barrel Aging, Capacity

FFBC opens in Fall 2013. We want to add capacity, start barrel aging and begin our wild/spontaneous fermentation program ASAP.

Former Future Brewing Co. - Coolship, Barrel Aging, Capacity

FFBC opens in Fall 2013. We want to add capacity, start barrel aging and begin our wild/spontaneous fermentation program ASAP.

$2,675
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74
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 5 2013 1:42 PM UTC +00:00
Last updated January 31, 2014
 

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    Immortalize your name in our taproom... We will write your name on our wall. Then we'll cover it with wood and/or paint; thus forever protecting and enveloping your appellation, moniker, or sobriquet as permanent part of FFBC. Add $1 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Get an awesome LIMITED EDITION Former Future Brewing Company sticker - available only via Kickstarter.

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    Take a tour of FFBC before we open! Once construction is complete, James and Sarah will lead you on a tour of our 2700 sq. ft. facility. They will explain the history, vision, and brewing process at FFBC. We don't have a slide, but we promise you'll have a great time!

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    Run your home brew through the Former Future gauntlet. All of the beer we make at FFBC goes through a rigorous critique process, now your backyard/basement beer can get the same treatment. Your beer will first be tasted by James and Sarah who will critique and make notes before allowing you to present it at one of our monthly Round Table meetings. At the meeting; Former Future employees, fans, and Federation members will gather to taste, critique, and discuss your beer. You must provide at least ten 12oz bottles.

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    Former Future Trucker Hat. Wear it when you drive your Kenworth, Peterbuilt, El Camino, or Cinelli Track Bike. Don't have air conditioning in your ride of choice? Have no fear! The rear portion of this hat is Super-Ventilated™. Your scalp will be nice and chilly, even in Phoenix during the middle of July. Add $25 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Embroidered knit beanie. Keep your head warm while skiing, snowboarding, or waiting for the bus. In the summer time, this hat doubles as a pouch for carrying small items. Dual purpose? What a DEAL! Add $25 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Thirty bucks gets you a Kickstarter Supporter LIMITED EDITION T-shirt. High quality, all sizes, men's and women's cuts available. Shirts are black and discharge printed (which means high quality, soft printing, not scratchy screen printing!) with the Former Future crest. This shirt is so awesome it is officially approved for any occasion - beer festivals, ball games, or black tie events. Add $30 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Brewing with SPICES! Join Sean Godbey of Old Town Spice Shop in Fort Collins to learn various methods and techniques for brewing with spices. Old Town provides spices to some of Northern Colorado's best breweries, included Pateros Creek and even New Belgium. He'll walk you through how to select the best spices for the beer you're looking to brew. Joining in the discussion will be brewers from FFBC and a local Fort Collins brewery. Class will take place in Fort Collins at Old Town Spice Shop.

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    Join Mary and George Mitchell, owners of Spent! to learn how to bake with spent grain and beer. We will be making a cupcake with candy topping, made from fresh beer and spent grain from FFBC. Class will take place in the Former Future Brewhouse Lounge. At the end of the day you will get to take home your delicious, completed creation (good luck getting it home before devouring it).

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    Former Future Brewing Company was founded on September 13th, 2012 by James and Sarah Howat. At that point, FFBC was just an idea. Here we are not even a year later, getting ready to open our doors. Join James Howat, Chief Beer Officer in a three plus hour webinar where he will tell about his experiences opening a brewery and give valuable insight for others who may want to do the same. Topics will include: writing a business plan, types of financing, brewery sizing, raising capital, location search, build out, licensing, permits, production planning, and more. Webinar will include a lengthy Q&A / discussion session at the conclusion. Add $50 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Only sixty doll hairs gets you an incredible, high quality Former Future Brewing Co. "hoodie." This particular variant of hooded sweatshirt has a zipper up the front - it possibly should be called a "zippie". Regardless of what you call it, it is heavy-weight and rugged. This is the Mercedes-Benz of sweatshirts. Add $60 to your pledge to include this with any other reward.

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    Spring 2014 we are going to hold the mother of all picnics at Platte Park in Denver. We'll provide seating, tables, shade, yard games, and beverages. We'll also bring in one of Denver's best food trucks or restaurants to cater a custom/paired lunch for you. All you have to do is show up. Plan on spending the whole afternoon with us, this is guaranteed to be the most epic picnic you've ever had.

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    Beginner to Advanced home brewing course. Want to make your own beer at home? It just so happens that our brewmaster once taught an online homebrewing course to a few hundred people. Spend the day with him learning how to make delicious beer on your own. Learn about extract brewing, all-grain brewing, fermentation control, equipment selection, sanitation, recipe formulation, yeast pitch rates, and much more. Techniques will all be demonstrated on FFBC's 15 gallon pilot system.

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    Our Chief Beer Officer, James, has a background in microbiology and is a huge geek in general, especially when it comes to brewing microbes. Join him for a full-day course on yeast and brewing bacteria. We'll discuss pitching rates, strain selection, staining, cell counting, microscopy, culturing, isolation, storage, and yeast harvesting from both commercial (bottles) and wild sources. At the end of the day, you'll bring home a starter equipment set to begin yeast wrangling on your own.

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    You like beer. We like beer. Add $120 to your pledge and we'll take you on the ultimate Denver beer bar and brewery tour. We'll start at FFBC and then take you to 5 other great beer spots around Denver. This is sure to be a ridiculously fun night on the town! Note that NO BEER is included with this reward (which would be against Kickstarter's policies).

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    Cask ingredient of your choice. You select the beer and the ingredient and we will combine them in a 5 gallon cask and put it on tap for up to a week. Citra Hops? Strawberries? Plums? Cheesecake? Cactus? We'll give it a shot. Subject to ingredient availability, common sense, and approval from any governing bodies, etc.

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    Meet with James, our Brewer and Chief Beer Officer to refine and design a recipe of your choice. Then, you and James will brew your recipe together on the FFBC pilot system. After fermentation and conditioning are complete, we'll critique it at one of our Round Table meetings. If the employees, fans, and Federation members at the meeting like your beer; we'll put it on tap until its gone.

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    (Re)Name our 4 bbl fermentors. We bought these neat-o little vessels from TRVE Brewing, who had named them: Inferno, Orion, and Nergal. They need new names, and for $1000 you can name them whatever you want (subject to general family-friendliness and our approval).

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    The Red Carpet VIP Grand Opening Arrival -
    For you and up to 9 of your friends (so think about splitting the cost with your friends/brew buddies, that's not so bad!): A stretch limo ride (from within 30min travel time to/from FFBC) to our grand opening night.

    You'll get the red carpet drop off, and get in 30 minutes before the doors open to the general public (who will likely be waiting outside by the time you and your friends arrive). You can then spend up to 3 hours at our big grand opening party before the limo takes you back to the pickup location.

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    Be a brewer for a day! Join James for a full day of brewing. Learn what happens in a small-scale commercial brewhouse. You'll get to shovel mash, haul grain, clean kettles, and have a lot of fun. Pizza lunch is provided. You bring work clothes, a strong back, and a good night's sleep.

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    Your beer at FFBC. Essentially a combination of several of lower rewards, here's what you'll get: 1. Our eternal gratitude 2. Meet with James and design a beer based on your recipes and ideas (we're open to use your recipe as-written, but ingredient availability at the homebrew level is not always the same as at the commercial level) 3. Brew that recipe with James on the FFBC pilot system. 4. Have the recipe reviewed and critiqued at the FFBC Round Table 5. Revise the recipe. 6. Brew the recipe with James on our full-size system. 7. We'll throw a party in your name!

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    No matter how crowded it is, you will always have a seat, your seat, at our bar. We'll make a custom plaque with your name, initials, or nickname (if appropriate) and fasten to a spot at the bar that you will personally choose.

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