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Old 02-21-2006, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default home brewer's dilemma

I don't know about the rest of you, but I've come across an unexpected dilemma. I drink alot of beer, at least 2-5 a day. Hardly ever get drunk though. The question is to drink? Or not to drink? I only have so many bottles at any given time that are ready to drink. I constanlty find myself opening the fridge and contemplating if i should grab one or save it for later. I have yet to close the fridge without taking one out, but I'm running out! Does anyone else have this problem?

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Old 02-21-2006, 03:31 PM   #2
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Running out? Not really.

Drinking lots of homebrew? Yeah, I definitely have that problem.

Sounds like you need to brew bigger batches and/or more often. Cheers

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Old 02-21-2006, 05:11 PM   #3
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So true, I have to start to brew more often and now with a keg it's even worse. You don't even think that. It more like how about a drink? Sure, why not?

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Old 02-21-2006, 09:33 PM   #4
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Drinking lots of homebrew? Yeah, I definitely have that problem.
My ever increasing beer gut is testament to that problem!

Running out...yeah, I haven't as yet nailed the production line aspects of homebrewing either..
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Old 02-21-2006, 10:30 PM   #5
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no dillema here. just brew more. try brewing two batches in one day. i'm in a bad situation with this myself, down to a case of assorted brews. but with 10 gallons conditioning and 5 fermenting it should no longer be a problem.

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Old 02-21-2006, 10:44 PM   #6
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Just keep brewing and the problem takes care of itself. You could always drink store bought, but then again...

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Old 02-21-2006, 10:47 PM   #7
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I see your problem is not brewing often enough. I have on hand at any given time 3 kegs not including the 2 in my kegerator and at least 5 dozen of various bottled. If I don't brew every 2nd week than I face your problem of not having enough. I have an ale in secondary and a lager in secondary and can't wait to move either of them so I can brew again. The only problem I really experience is which yummy brew do I drink now? Also since going AG my brews have tasted so much better that I'm probely drinking a tad more and I might have to increase my brewing to just about avery weekend lol.

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Also since going AG my brews have tasted so much better that I'm probely drinking a tad more and I might have to increase my brewing to just about avery weekend lol.

Do you really find that it tastes better or are you just more proud cuz you did all grain brewing? I have heard some say its better and others say ya can't really tell. I'm still a ways from trying AG but would like to get to that point.
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it tastes better if you do it right and have a good recipe.

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Old 02-21-2006, 11:32 PM   #10
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Do you really find that it tastes better or are you just more proud cuz you did all grain brewing? I have heard some say its better and others say ya can't really tell. I'm still a ways from trying AG but would like to get to that point.
I can honesty say that my AG brews have improved my appreciation of my beer 100 % . I made a decent brew with extract but the diference is like chaulk and cheese. So far I have only made lighter colored lagers and ales but my stock of Dry stouts are diminishing and I'll need to brew one soon. Time will tell if the stout AG is better, but if my first attempts are any indication then I know I'll be pleased. Fresh malt = great beer given everything else equal, after all the only real diference is the actual malt itself and the way I mash.
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