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Old 04-30-2014, 05:08 AM   #1
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Default single huge chest freezer. up to 8 batches

So just got my stc in, setting up tomorrow.
Placed empty fermenters in freezer, can fit two 7g buckets, a 3.5g carboy, two 4g buckets, and 2 1g jugs.

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I'm having some newbie friends over for a group brew morning and boardgame night.

Can brew up to 4g per burner on my stove. So let's say I do the 2 4g, the 3.5g and a 5g all at once.

Lets say a porter, an oatmeal stout, reapers mild, and something to be determined.
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Would it be okay to go with the original yeasts, and ferment them all at the same temp?

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Old 04-30-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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That sounds like a hectic brew day. Assuming you can actually brew 4 batches at once, there's no reason why you can't ferment 4 ales in one freezer. Look up the yeast you're using and set a ferment temp that works for all of them.

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Most likely it'll just be my 4g batch. But could be a 1g or 2g as well if anyone wants to try their own hand at brewing.

Asking more for in the future, I'm thinking about doing this once a month or so. I figure as time progresses, more people will want to brew a batch and drink it at next months gathering.

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My worry would be how much weight can the stove handle? I don't mind putting 7-8 gallons on mine, but you're talking about 22+. 160lbs?

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Good point on that. I'll look for manuals, otherwise ill keep it to 2 4 gallons and 2 1-2 gallons.

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Sounds like a good plan. I never was able to find a weight capacity for my glass-top Maytag. But I figured if it broke under one batch of beer, I'd return it!

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