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Old 01-03-2007, 09:33 AM   #1
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Howdy Y'all,

1,000 bottles of beer in my brewery is one of my fondest dreams.
And 1,000 bottles is an attainable goal for me right now as things have come together so that it is not only possible but practical.

It is just an arbritary number, 1,000 is,
and actually not all that much 'quantity'
as 'brewerys' think of quantity,
and I could drink it up myself in three months.
Its only 100 gallons and I have done 100 before.
But not fast enough in order to accumulate 1,000 full bottles of ale
all in the same place and at the same time.

I have the shelving for it.
I have the bottles.
And I have the skill to brew 20 batches fast enough
to not drink it all before it reaches that number.
In homebrewing that has always remained a goal,
for productivity to surpass consumption.
ie. to brew it faster than you drink it.

270 bottles are on 'the wall' now,
each a 12 oz clean green glass, 'Bavarian', bottle.
5 Gallons in the last secondary,
{ie. 315 bottles}
and I've DME enough for 20 gallons more.
{500 bottles?}
The month is January and I've plenty of time before it gets hot.
It also helps to drink 'store bought' beer and ale,
and a little Tequlia or Scotch.
So as not to get into ones 'hoard' but rather to let it age & increase.

Now to figure out how to arrange them so as to photograph them
and post them here for everybody else to appreciate as well.


Like that old 'song from the sea' says:
Take one down, passh it around,
8,492 bottleobeerzsh on the wall...

J. Winters Knife

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Do It!!!!!!

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Old 01-03-2007, 12:20 PM   #3
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'1000 Bottles of Beer on the Wall Brewery' sounds like a good name if you don't have one yet

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Old 01-03-2007, 03:04 PM   #4
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I've got similar goals for building up mass quantities .I'm sitting on 300 bottled and 20 gals fermenting.SWMBO and i have been brewing twice a week for five weeks now and i've been making bigger 6 gal batches.I've got 50# of grain on hand and i'm expecting 180# more.I'm laid off for the winter(probly till March) so we plan on keeping the twice a week thing going for a while with the end result being come fishing season i can get back to my other obsession,my 26' boat,while having enough homebrew on hand to not have to brew as often(or buy storebought).So i don't think 1000 bottles is an unreasonable amount to have on hand and yeah,a picture would be great.In any case ,that's an admirable goal.
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Old 01-03-2007, 03:44 PM   #5
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you should start with heavy beers that need more time, like a barley wine. This will help to keep you from drinking them. progress down so they will all be ready at the same time. (and keep brewing some house brew to satisfy your needs, of course)

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:25 PM   #6
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mr. drwi,

Sounds better than the ' former pantry brewery'.
Kinda long but I appreciate the input.
I very well may use that one.
Thanks and don't worry...
have a homebrew.

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Old 01-06-2007, 01:59 AM   #7
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'1,000 Beers on the Wall' update...

1-5-07, I have 315 beers on the wall and I am getting used to the name,
it sings {and thanks, drwi,} if it seems a bit lengthy I can,
in normal conversation, just refer to the brewery, where I brew and keep my beer and ale, as 'the Wall.'


Yeah, Knife

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you are about 31.5% of the way there, mr Knife.

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hey Knife
Counted up last night and we were at 419 bottles.We drank a few more after and a few today so far but we are over 400.Got 24 gals of ale fermenting and 9 gals of Apfelwein fermenting too.I'll let you know when we reach 600.
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One scaler,

Wow, you are 100 bottles ahead of me,
I am impressed!
I am brewing right now, {8 Lb Hammerbier}
and as there are 299 bottles in the brewery now,
{just drank one!} and put 3 more in the fridge... ={296}
+ one primary full and the batch I will complete tonight and the one tomorrow... 3 primarys... and I can do one more before I run out of DME, next week.
2 weeks before I get any more money and another 55 LBS OF DME...

Jan- 450?
Feb- 300?
Mar- 300?

My recipe is basically 7-8 Lbs of DME with various hop combinations.
Keep in touch and lets crank out a vast hoard of homebrew.
Good luck and don't worry...
Just have a homebrew.


J. Knife and Sandymaydog

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