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sportscrazed2 10-26-2010 01:01 AM

How much beer do you keep in reserve?
I'm usually a 1 or 2 beer a night kind of guy. I really enjoy homebrewing but when do you say enoughs enough and drink all the stuff you have in reserve before you brew more? After my next batch is done and bottled i'll probably have about 90 bottles in reserve. i'll probably wait until i get down to around 30 or so before brewing another batch

cuinrearview 10-26-2010 01:14 AM

I don't worry about how much I have, only how many open fermenters I'm about to have. When one is empty on the upcoming weekend, I plan a brew. When I have beers that I need to bulk age or secondary to dry hop or add fruit to it's a bonus because then I have even MORE full fermenters.

When I have too much finished beer I give some bottles away or throw a party to empty kegs.

avidhomebrewer 10-26-2010 01:15 AM

I brew 10 gallons every month, sometimes 15. Homebrew seems to go pretty quickly, so I like to make sure I have enough. Right now, I have about 14 cases at various stages of aging.

sportscrazed2 10-26-2010 01:22 AM

yeah my only concern is storage space. i started another batch before my first was even done carbonating.

JewBrew 10-26-2010 01:38 AM

Never enough.

snccoulter 10-26-2010 01:40 AM

Unfortunately i have none drank all of it up and have not been able to brew due to multiple surgeries

cuinrearview 10-26-2010 01:43 AM

Sounds like it's time for you to brew a big beer, something that needs aging. Maybe make two batches like that. Let me help you out. Batch one, Belgian Dark Strong, shoot for 10% ABV as a bare minimum. Batch two, Barleywine, American or English it's up to you. You'll want this one to land somewhere in the 13% range. Use the recipe database here for inspiration. I hope you have secondarys for these because after two-four months of primarying these two you'll just about be ready to brew your normal beers again. Bottle them after you do three more batches and thank me a year from now.

sportscrazed2 10-26-2010 01:59 AM

yeah that sounds like a good idea.

TomRep 10-26-2010 02:17 AM

23 cases, a little less then a case in the fridge, and 4 cornies worth. Also have about 22 gallons in fermenters.

sportscrazed2 10-26-2010 03:18 AM

wow won't some go bad before you drink it?

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