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Old 12-13-2007, 04:58 PM   #1
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This past Sunday I bottled 10 gallons and brewed 5. I will not try to cram that much into one day again. Between sanitizing 100 bottles ( I know I know - start kegging!) and all my brew gear and boiling priming sugar and mashing the grains and seeing my Bucs get their a$$es handed to them by the Texans (good grief) and you get the picture. I think from now on I will either brew or bottle on any given day but not both. By the time I was done (noon to 8:00pm) I was half lit and really tired of messing with it. OK - 3/4 lit .
I found myself thinking that it was more work than fun - we can't have that. It's got to be fun as well as rewarding. Maybe if I didn't consume so many during the process..... nah - that would take quite a bit of the fun out of it.
Anyone else find themselves overdoing just because the time was available, and then thinking after the fact that it wasn't such a good idea?

On the up side I have 10 gallons bottle conditioning that I can break out for New Years!!

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:02 PM   #2
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I think Jester had a similar experience recently. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=47587

I try to avoid overdoing it when it comes to brewing. It takes the fun out of it.

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:08 PM   #3
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I don't think that was too much....one weekend I had SMWBO help for a bit and we bottled 10 gallons, transfered 10 gallons, and brewed 10 gallons....and made apfelwein.

Christmas week will be the same thing, except one more addition....5/6 gallons of wine. Another big brew week after that and feburary will have tons of brew on hand...in addition to what I already have on hand

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Old 12-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #4
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Bottling 10 gallons alone is too much for me!

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Bottling 10 gallons alone is too much for me!

I've done it before bymyself, but it was all I did that day
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Old 12-13-2007, 05:24 PM   #6
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I try to avoid overdoing it when it comes to brewing. It takes the fun out of it.
True - I brewed four batches one day in October. You can start making mistakes if you get tired, lazy or drunk.

I think 2 batches are the limit for me. SWMBO will have a girls weekend and I will brew all day on Saturday. It usually starts with a smacking of a smack-pack or two, then a trip to the LHBS. Once home an early liquid lunch then I work on batch one. Then I take a beer-break until dinner, then start number two. That usually ends around 11PM or midnight.

4 batches seems too much like work, but is better than being at work!!

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I'd rather do this then go to work anyday!!!
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4 batches seems too much like work, but is better than being at work!!

it would be fun to do with a buddy or two maybe I would think....if it were all planned out
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