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Old 11-02-2007, 12:27 PM   #1
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Default Quantity {brewed with a cheap set up}

Well Howdy Ya'll,


This mornings discourse will be on the subject of 'quantity.'
Quantity of ale or beer brewed with:
Basically a cheap set up.

My 'set up' consists of six glass carboys,
7.5 gallon primarys and 5 gallon secondarys.
Three primarys and three secondarys.
I can brew 15 gallons per week.
A week in the primary and a week in the secondary.
Then to bottles where 2-3 weeks renders them palatable,
but 2-3 months renders them classics.
This = from three primarys and three secondays.
15 gallons in 7 days.
Or 60 gallons a month.
{Total capacity}

Don't have an old fridge yet so ale is what I am brewing.
Fermintis Safale 56 is what yeast I use and am so excited with it,
I am really getting into homebrewing again after 14 years brewing.

Today, having brewed the 15 gallons within a day of each other,
I am reracking all three primarys,
{ 15 gallons, }
[using the same idophor,]
into three secondarys.
I am realizing that to satisfy demand:
{Mine}
would take a gallon a day.
Hmmmm??? ......
{...Carry the '2'...}
......................


uh....Six batches a month!

It is true then,
'during the brewing season',
that if I drink a gallon a day,
it follows that if I keep three primarys full...
even half the time...



1. Then 99% of lifes problems could be solved.
2. I could rule the world.
3. The initial problem of having ale, good ale, always,
with a minimal amount of expenditure will be a thing of the past.
4. Of having control over ones life and not being a slave to store bought
beer which is 90% profit and tax.
5. Of being a free man and having ones own ale.
6. Good ale and cheap ale!!!
7. It feels like stepping off a boat onto a new continent.
8. I could actually have a surplus of ale,
if I had enough money to buy all the stuff.
9. God Bless Jimmy Carter.
10. Boys, Keep your carboys full.



Over and out


J. Knife

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Old 11-02-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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I hear ya, Jack. I've been keeping my primaries/secondaries/kegs/bottles full as well and I'm running out of room and I have way too much beer to drink. I need to slow down.

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Old 11-02-2007, 01:32 PM   #3
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I hear ya, Jack. I've been keeping my primaries/secondaries/kegs/bottles full as well and I'm running out of room and I have way too much beer to drink. I need to slow down.

Ó Flannagáin, even from up here, in the Northeast, airfares are cheap... we can come help ya!
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Old 11-02-2007, 01:39 PM   #4
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Ó Flannagáin, even from up here, in the Northeast, airfares are cheap... we can come help ya!
You'll need something to carry some back with as well. Would take a baseball team to finish all the beer I have on hand right now.
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Old 11-02-2007, 03:23 PM   #5
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I'm trying to up my capacity from one brew per month to two or so. I almost shed a tear the other night when I realized I was down to 12 12ozers each of my first two brews. Will be brewing again next weekend, woot!

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Old 11-02-2007, 03:40 PM   #6
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5 gallons English Ale Fri 12/29/2006
5 gallons Toad Spit Stout Fri 01/05/2007
5 gallons Hefeweizen Sat 01/13/2007
5 gallons Caramel Cream Ale Sat 01/20/2007
5 gallons KOLSCH - 1st AG Fri 01/26/2007
5 gallons PORTER Sat 02/03/2007
5 gallons Belgian Wit Sat 03/10/2007
5 gallons Belgian Blonde Sat 03/17/2007
5 gallons Altbier Sat 03/24/2007
5 gallons KOLSCH - 1st AG Thu 03/29/2007
5 gallons Blue Balls Belgian Sat 03/31/2007
5 gallons Blue Balls Belgian Sat 04/07/2007
5 gallons APA Sat 04/14/2007
10 gallons Belgian BLonde Sat 04/21/2007
10 gallons SNPA Fri 04/27/2007
10 gallons Stout Sat 05/05/2007
10 gallons Orange Kolsch Sun 05/13/2007
10 gallons Red Hook ESB Sat 05/19/2007
10 gallons Bass Ale Sat 05/26/2007
10 gallons Blue Balls Belgian Sat 06/02/2007
10 gallons SNPA Sat 06/09/2007
10 gallons SNPA Sat 06/16/2007
10 gallons Ewrots Haus (lite) Sat 06/23/2007
10 gallons Boulevard Wheat Sat 06/30/2007
10 gallons Litehouse Spice Sat 07/07/2007
10 gallons Maltese Falcon IPA Fri 07/20/2007
10 gallons Newcastle Fri 08/03/2007
10 gallons Kolsch (3.5%) Fri 08/17/2007
10 gallons Maltese Falcon IPA Fri 08/24/2007
10 gallons Three-Five Litehouse Sat 09/01/2007
10 gallons Basic Amber Sat 09/08/2007
10 gallons Anchor Steam Fri 09/14/2007
10 gallons Octoberfast Wed 09/19/2007
10 gallons Gold Rush Ale Thu 09/27/2007
10 gallons Old Speckeld Hen Mon 10/01/2007
10 gallons Gold Rush II Fri 10/05/2007
10 gallons SNPA Sat 10/13/2007
10 gallons Centennial Blonde Sun 10/14/2007
10 gallons Blue Balls Belgian Sat 10/20/2007
5 gallons Oatmeal Stout Fri 10/26/2007

330 gallons Total YTD

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And the year is but young!

I'm starting to feel inadequate with my once-or-twice a month brew schedule .

I think I'll outgrow that feeling when I get my 60qt pot and can crank out 10 gallon batches, though. Should be here next week . I guess that means I need more fermenters...

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God Bless Jimmy Carter.


LOL!!!!!


We also need to curse the cleric that omitted the words "and beer" from the text that made home winemaking legal with the repeal of prohibition. Homebrewing was supposed to be included in that, but some flunky forgot to transpose it into the original bill, and it took decades before somebody (Jimmy Carter) finally fixed it.
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Old 11-04-2007, 08:25 PM   #9
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You'll need something to carry some back with as well. Would take a baseball team to finish all the beer I have on hand right now.
If you want to send it to me I'll change my name to Red Sox or yankees or Pirates or Cubs etc...etc....etc.......
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