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Old 01-07-2013, 06:55 PM   #1
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Default What do people do with their beer?

Sounds silly, but some of the chaps here have really serious set ups, I was just wondering what happens to all that beer.

5 gallons = 40 pints = 2 pints a night for 1 month

No way some of these sets up are only used 12 times a year,

Apart from getting on the good side of the neighbors with copious parties just curious what happens to all that ale.



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Old 01-07-2013, 06:58 PM   #2
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Share, share and more sharing.

When you make copious amounts of delicious beer, it's never hard to get rid of it. Of course, I always reserve my portion.

Besides, it's good to have some feedback.



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It's those nights where you have 12 pints that really help. I always seem to find an infected bottle though, because for some reason I almost never feel good the next morning.

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A lot of the batches I have made this year have gone to events.

3 batches to a local brewerys competition.
4 batches to local beer festival events that allow us homebrewers.

So out of the 14 5 gallon batches I made this last year....nearly 50% were consumed by others.

I either need to brew more..or stop brewing for events lol.

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I keg and bottle alike. Swmbo and I split time between our house in the burbs and our cabin at the local ski resort. So at the house I have a full 3tier setup, 4 tap bar in the garage, and a full fridge. My house is where our co workers and friends go to watch baseball, shoot pool, play darts. You would be surprised how fast a couple of cases or kegs disappear when you have 6 or more casual drinkers over a few nights a week.

Here I only bottle, and my brew gear is the gear I have retired from ny home brewery. I usually keep a case, and gift the 2nd. I brew a few times a month. We have been at the cabin since November and I'm on my 6th batch. Being at a resort is nice if it's a nice day out (above 0 and not windy) I will fire up the grill, throw some logs in the fire pit and have some friends over for a weekend to ski and bbq, or strangers will just smell the food from the slopes and stop by with a 6er to enjoy good food and company. I think the idea for a lot of us on the forums is to keep the pipeline full. Out of the 6 batches I've brewed here so far only a few bottles will be drank this year. The rest will sit in the fridge or basement until next year or this summer when we visit for some mt biking. I only buy beer when we go out to eat. My friends all buy ingredients for me, and many of them help brew. It's a social hobby.

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I drink it, along with my wife and friends. What else would you do with it? It's made for drinking.

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@phenry, lol

Cracked me up,

Still laughing now

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I have 4 houses with 4 wives so I drink so I can deal with the stress of it all and keep my stories straight.


But seriously once my 1gal setup is online I will be giving a majority of it away to friends and neighbors. I drink maybe 2 or 3 a week at most and am brewing at home because I don't like cheap beer and to improve my skill in the art of brewing so that I will have a better recipe to provide the customers at work.

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I have never had a corny last 1 month.

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Sounds silly, but some of the chaps here have really serious set ups, I was just wondering what happens to all that beer.

5 gallons = 40 pints = 2 pints a night for 1 month

No way some of these sets up are only used 12 times a year,

Apart from getting on the good side of the neighbors with copious parties just curious what happens to all that ale.
I'm definitely on the low end for many of the brewers here (at maybe 17-20 5-gal batches a year), but I consider that pretty active. But we have four of-age adults in my house, so between us I'd say we easily put down 10-15 pints a week on average (the two ladies tend to prefer wine on most nights). So a 5 gal batch every three weeks, with an extra tossed in every so often to keep the pipeline full, is about our speed. If I was brewing just for my wife and me it would be more like once a month.


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