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Old 06-08-2012, 01:26 PM   #1
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Default Your peak brewing time of the year

I usually go from Dec until May barely even thinking about brewing. Right now, though, my obsession is in full kick.

Even though summer brewing can be a chore, I find this is the time of year I just love hammering out batch after batch.

What time of year are you most active. I'm sure this also depends on your climate.

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Old 06-08-2012, 01:54 PM   #2
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Always do less on the summer. Harder to keep my germ temps down. Plus its hot as hell outside standing next to a pot o boiling wort I like to cranck them out from about Oct - May.

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:21 PM   #3
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Easily summer into fall...I have most of the summer off and I like to get some good batches for the holidays as well.

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Old 06-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #4
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Winter is definitely peak for me. In the summer, I have to deal with controlling ferm temps, hotter groundwater for chilling and playing softball 4 nights a week.

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Old 06-08-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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It’s funny, my brother brews outside and wants nice weather. I brew in my kitchen and prefer cold days.

I brew continuously, I always have one in primary and one in secondary. I usually bottle, rack to secondary and brew on the same day, saves a lot of cleanup. I brew on the weekend so I can throw ice on it for the first day or so.

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:50 PM   #6
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Mine tends to be when I have enough money to afford it. Just finished college a couple weeks ago so hopefully that will change soon!

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Old 06-08-2012, 04:56 PM   #7
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When I am not skiing

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:08 PM   #8
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I don't really have a season... I just brew what I want, when I want it. Which is apparently a lot lately. Whoops!

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Old 06-08-2012, 05:28 PM   #9
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This has a lot to do with geography. I'm in New Hampshire and you won't find me standing out in below 10 degree weather doing anything except snowboarding.

Weather isn't really decent until around May and it craps out again in October.

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Less in the summer without a ferm chamber. I hunt a lot in the Oct.-Dec. period so I brew mostly in the winter/spring months, late Dec. to April.

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