Originally Posted by WBC
Why on earth would you want to scale down? More beer is better!!! All you have to do is store it until you drink it.
It's a question of throughput though. There's more coming in (brewed) than going out (drank). I'm lucky enough right now that I find a chance to brew once every couple of weeks. I can't possibly drink a case a week, maybe back in college, but I'd fricking die if I did that now. A twelver a week is much more reasonable. It's not like I don't have the ability to scale back up if I don't find time to brew as often later on, rest assured, I will be in no danger of running out of beer.