Our decision to convert home brewing into a legal microbrewery enterprise and use the family house we have available for this purpose is firm but the question remains what will municipal and state authorities think about our intention. During our visit to local Office of Construction, Environment, and City development we had an opportunity to take a look at city’s Land Use Plan. We learned that our house unfortunately is located in the zone dedicated to family houses only.
A need to tidy up the woodshed belonging to the house became inevitable. This place was hiding significant amount of things which have been piled here for ages and the ravages of time left their clearly visible footprints on them. Future use of all these things was very questionable. Their next destination was therefore set to either recycling plant or landfill. Tidying up the woodshed turned out to be a lengthy process since the amount of things that could be found inside was enormous.
Reconstruction of family house which should give shelter to brewery has begun. The first phase of reconstruction work is focused on the room which originally served as kitchen. After reconstruction brewing stand will be housed in this room. Removal of old oil paint which covered kitchen walls approximately as high as 1.5 meters (5 feet) above floor turned out to be the real challenge. Removal of original wall cladding was equally difficult. The work of tilers was apparently honest.
The time has come to choose a suitable place for brewery which would unburden brewer's household and which would provide space for bigger brewing stand. At the same time this new place should serve as home to all the experiments and provide new possibilities for establishing better technical support. Due to limited financial resources majority of the brewery equipment is home made for now. Enthusiasm and creativity form the core of brewery assets at the moment. The choice fell on a picturesque family house in the old town district which is currently not inhabited.