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Old 11-02-2011, 04:11 PM   #1
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Default Whats the longest amount of time you've gone between brews

So I recently have been unable to brew for about 5 months due to finances. It's a serious bummer. So I was wondering what the longest amount of time you've had between brew days and how you dealt with it.

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Old 11-02-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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I think it was 2 or 3 months. But we had 3 batches of ale bottled & ready,so it wasn't that bad!...
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #3
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Around 15 years or so.

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Old 11-02-2011, 05:03 PM   #5
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I had a gap from November to February (out of the country), followed by brewing 15 gallons in March for my wedding (Ginger Lime PA). Right now I'm in a 5 month rut as a result of work and moving and renovating our kitchen/LR. I have been taking the time to start compiling the various components needed for my next upgrades (eBIAB, CFC, keezer) and just picked up everything I need for my return batch (Palisade Patersbier).

Ugh, talking about it makes it worse. Off to fantasize about my eventual eBrewery basement...

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Close to a year. Life caught up to me and I let the stress end pretty much anything I did for fun. Back at it now though.

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15-16 years. I had a ton of cornie kegs and two keggles along with a lot of other stuff including a pretty good yeast lab with a laminar flow hood. I sold everything except two 10 gal coolers, a two handle beer tower, a brand new pump, a fridge thermostat and some other misc hardware. BTW, I started back in 2009 and I'm using all that stuff except the tap (I bought 12 TAD bottles and two dispensers). This forum and most other resources did not exist back when I was brewing in the 1990s. Williams Brewing was around back then and I did buy things from them.

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So I recently have been unable to brew for about 5 months due to finances. It's a serious bummer. So I was wondering what the longest amount of time you've had between brew days and how you dealt with it.

Since November of last year.

I managed to brew myself into a corner. Have 6 products on tap that have proven to not be quaffers but are very good thus would be sacriledge to dump.
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I usually brew a few batches close together, and then go on a dry spell for a couple of months. I brewed a few times between 91 and around 98. Then picked it up again more seriously.

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