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Old 12-07-2007, 03:35 PM   #1
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Fellow Brewers -

First year of brewing is complete. Here are my stats:

19 - 5 gallon batches
- 13 were speicalty grains with extract
- Last 6 were partial mash with extract

1 - Only one bad batch - some type of infection

950 - ~ bottles of beer

336 - bottles left (not sure what happened to it all - must have pissed it away)

Moving to all grain and limited kegging in 2008


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Old 12-07-2007, 03:40 PM   #2
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Hey congrats. I'm at 10 months and doing my 20th batch this weekend. In the last 3-4 months I've moved into kegging and AG. You won't be disappointed

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Old 12-07-2007, 03:42 PM   #3
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Good stats, my boy! If my numbers are right, I think I did 38 5-gal batches in my first 12 months.

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Old 12-07-2007, 04:49 PM   #4
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I've done 15 batches in my first 5 months. I love this hobby.

I second moving into all-grain; it's made a huge difference in the quality of my beer.

Kegging is also a great move. I don't keg (yet), but who can deny the general coolness of taking a draw of homebrew off your own tap?

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Old 12-07-2007, 04:58 PM   #6
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140 gallons in 11 months and 22 brews

I'm down with the beer gods

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Old 12-07-2007, 05:03 PM   #7
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Wow! Some of you guys brew A LOT. I don't drink that much, so I only need to brew every other month or so to stay stocked up, and I share a good bit of my beer.

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Wow! Some of you guys brew A LOT. I don't drink that much, so I only need to brew every other month or so to stay stocked up, and I share a good bit of my beer.
Sharing is why I brew so much. Poker games once a month at the house and having 1 or 2 guys over to brew when I brew on the weekends = a lot of beer brewed but not consumed by me.
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Wow! Some of you guys brew A LOT. I don't drink that much, so I only need to brew every other month or so to stay stocked up, and I share a good bit of my beer.
If it were up to me I'd brew 100 times more than I do. Regardless of consumption, I love to brew. If I had the time, money, storage, etc - I'd be well over my legal limits...
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