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Old 12-01-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Just wondering about you folks that brew 10 gallon batches. What in the world do you do w/100 bottles or 2 kegs of the same stuff?

Do you drink that much that you go thru it fast?? or do you have a lot of friends over that help you?

Of course you may have lots of storage room and can build up a nice selection.

Here in Hawai`i I can't see storing beer at "room temp" because my room temp varies from 80/68 in our "winter" to 85/75 during the summer in my un-airconditioned house.

Besides I just don't have all that room to store it any way.

Not saying anything bad about the big patches, just wondering.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:30 PM   #2
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10 gallons of any session can go real fast. and helps out when you brew big beers that take some bottle aging.

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Old 12-01-2012, 07:35 PM   #3
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In retrospect it takes the same amount of time to brew 10 or 5 gallons.
Some people like the larger return from the same amount of labor.
I plan on brewing 10g batchs soon and will keg half and bottle half so its more portable.
Plus i have a large crawlspace under the house that keeps from large swings between winter and summer.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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I "give away" one keg and drink the other one. You are right though that unless you are giving away the beer 10 gallons is too much for one person IMO.

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I like splitting a ten gallon batch and using two different yeasts and different hops for dry hopping. I may keg both, or bottle one, keg the other. I have plenty of storage space, so that helps if I want to bottle age.

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Old 12-01-2012, 08:29 PM   #6
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Dude if you have the kind of friends that I have you should brew 20 gallon batches

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10 gallons really isn't that much. what's the difference between a 10g batch & two 5g batches?

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10 gallons really isn't that much. what's the difference between a 10g batch & two 5g batches?
Two 5 gallon batches can be two completely different beers.
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Two 5 gallon batches can be two completely different beers.
yep. but 10 gallons is 10 gallons. having 10g of one style, two 5g of completely different styles, or five 2g batches for yeast experiments. it's still 10 gallons.
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I never had so many friends until I started brewing 10 gallon batches...

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