Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > I'm brewing beer for 100's of people -- how much to brew?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-05-2013, 06:54 PM   #1
bigbeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,079
Liked 116 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 79

Default I'm brewing beer for 100's of people -- how much to brew?

A little info:

A very good friend is getting married September 21st, 2014. Their guest list of 150 includes some 100 beer enthusiasts.

Their beer menu is coming together: juicy IIPA, a big tripel, a proper wit and perhaps a fruit beer to round out the bunch.

How many servings of beer should I figure on brewing/kegging? 5 per person? 6? Is that too much? My beer will be the only beer served -- I'm not sure about the availability of wine/liquor.

Also, what ratio should there be of each beer? I'd imagine the wit will satisfy the bud light/blue moon crowd, so it might go faster than the others, etc.

Thanks for your thoughts!

__________________

"Good people drink good beer." -HST

bigbeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:27 PM   #2
bigbeergeek
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Visalia, CA
Posts: 4,079
Liked 116 Times on 95 Posts
Likes Given: 79

Default

Bump. I got lost in the flood.

__________________

"Good people drink good beer." -HST

bigbeergeek is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:34 PM   #3
Billy-Klubb
Is Always Watching
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 7,025
Liked 2863 Times on 1829 Posts
Likes Given: 5550

Default

at least 100 beer enthusiasts? I'd say at least 15-20 gallons of the wit. 10 gallons of the tripel (how farnackling strong we talking?). 15+ gallons of the IIPA.

__________________

There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
Channel 5 news is reporting g I'm smacked!
Quote:
Originally Posted by andycr View Post
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing...
Billy-Klubb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #4
swackattack
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 695
Liked 38 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 2

Default

At my wedding we went through just over two sankes for a little over 200 people. But we had wine and liquor.

__________________
swackattack is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:42 PM   #5
jonmohno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,832
Liked 410 Times on 361 Posts
Likes Given: 1210

Default

I would suggest a good sessionable pale ale. With that amount of enthusiasts I doubt they would want to keep refilling big-sippers,and wits and fruit beers may not be generally as popular with enthusiasts to fall back on. If your dead set on what your brewing then I would say do more of the wit.

__________________
jonmohno is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
Billy-Klubb
Is Always Watching
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 7,025
Liked 2863 Times on 1829 Posts
Likes Given: 5550

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jonmohno View Post
I would suggest a good sessionable pale ale. With that amount of enthusiasts I doubt they would want to keep refilling big-sippers,and wits and fruit beers may not be generally as popular with enthusiasts.
that is a damn good point. maybe drop the IIPA to a regular IPA. keep the wit to around 10 gallons. and 5-8 gallons of the tripel. and a good sessionable APA. and maybe brew a small batch for a select few. something truly sipping worthy.
__________________

There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
Channel 5 news is reporting g I'm smacked!
Quote:
Originally Posted by andycr View Post
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing...
Billy-Klubb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:56 PM   #7
Waynep005
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Posts: 523
Liked 33 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 23

Default

it all depends on how crazy the bride and groom want the reception. Is this an elegent sit down dinner or more of a party?

__________________

"Stupid Should Hurt"

Waynep005 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #8
Billy-Klubb
Is Always Watching
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 5 reviews
 
Billy-Klubb's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Windom, MN
Posts: 7,025
Liked 2863 Times on 1829 Posts
Likes Given: 5550

Default

damn you people & good points. I'll be quiet until we get more specifics on the people & guests.

__________________

There is a difference between pride and arrogance. Which do you hold in your heart?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Remmy View Post
Channel 5 news is reporting g I'm smacked!
Quote:
Originally Posted by andycr View Post
If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing...
Billy-Klubb is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 11:01 PM   #9
jonmohno
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Corn, High Fructose Corn Fortress, IA
Posts: 5,832
Liked 410 Times on 361 Posts
Likes Given: 1210

Default

woops

__________________
jonmohno is offline
Billy-Klubb Likes This 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-05-2013, 11:11 PM   #10
aiptasia
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Them Scary Woods, FL
Posts: 3,519
Liked 531 Times on 469 Posts
Likes Given: 162

Default

I agree with the majority of people not going for the big beers for long. Consider the month you'll be serving the beer, too. If it's a warm spring or summer Saturday, you'll need something lower in alcohol or all of those dressed up guests are going to get the sweats.

I might just do an extremely fresh hopped pilsner or IPA. Being able to pull off a really good pilsner is a real art as there's no room for mistakes (no room to hide) with a pils. That, and they're usually low alcohol. The wit will have enough of that Belgian spice to comfort the guests looking for something with a different character. The fruit beer should appeal to those looking for something sweet.

__________________
Paranormal Brewing
Beer so good, it's frightening.

2014: Seven Heavens Series One: Vilon, Mystic Melomel, Skeeter Pee.
aiptasia is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Why do people Quit brewing? ameadrat General Beer Discussion 58 05-14-2013 08:04 PM
Home Brew for People Who Claim To Like Beer muse435 Recipes/Ingredients 27 02-19-2011 05:28 AM
Now I know why people quit brewing..... Newton Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 24 07-20-2010 04:10 PM
I've had two people tell me it's stupid to brew a session (low ABV) beer HalfPint General Beer Discussion 66 06-22-2010 03:09 AM
so what are people brewing for the holidays??? bperlmu General Beer Discussion 26 11-26-2007 10:53 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS