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Old 10-04-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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how big is this wedding that you need 2 BBLs worth of beer if they're mostly wine people? i'd guess he means 2 corny kegs of each not full kegs

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My brother wants 2 kegs of each type of beer. I am planning on force carbing into corny kegs (no bottles).
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:10 PM   #13
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- He wants 2 full kegs of each type of beer (1 BBL of the Honey Wheat and one of the Stout).
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Whoops! My bad. My brother wants 2 FULL kegs of each beer (totaling 30 gallons of each type of beer). I need to force carb into full kegs -- but right now all I have is corny kegs.

If that's too much beer (it very well might be), maybe I do 20 gallons of the honey wheat and 10 gallons of the stout. If corny's are the way to go, I will need to buy more but I have a good source. Otherwise I will need to somehow acquire the full kegs.

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Now that I understand that you're looking for 1 bbl of each style......

I would advise against doing six 5 gallon batches or even three 10 gallon batches for the sake of consistency and sanity.

But if you really want to do it on your system, you will have to brew at least 3 times to yield 31 gallons.

And I would forget about Corny kegs for 2 bbls of beer. You are in no way capable of handling the logistics of carbonating and cooling 12 corny kegs of beer with what you have currently.

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Let's say you say F it and you're going to do it anyway. Brew three 10 gallon batches and get yourself one of these:

http://morebeer.com/view_product/120..._gal?a_aid=hbf

or if you have money to throw around get a nice stainless conical.

You need to clear your schedule for a couple of days and brew consecutive batches. Or maybe play with the idea of using the first 10 gallon batch to build up your yeast.

After your near bbl is done fermenting, you need to keg in sankey kegs. That's a whole different post though.

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Whoops! My bad. My brother wants 2 FULL kegs of each beer (totaling 30 gallons of each type of beer). I need to force carb into full kegs -- but right now all I have is corny kegs.
60gals total is a ton unless this is a huge crowd or big beer drinkers. i just brewed for a wedding of 75 and brought 28gals. 8gals went after the rehearsal (no wine, about 20 people), but only 10gals more went the next day cuz the wine took a huge chunk of it

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60gals total is a ton unless this is a huge crowd or big beer drinkers. i just brewed for a wedding of 75 and brought 28gals. 8gals went after the rehearsal (no wine, about 20 people), but only 10gals more went the next day cuz the wine took a huge chunk of it


Good point.

How many people are going to be at this wedding?
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60gals total is a ton unless this is a huge crowd or big beer drinkers. i just brewed for a wedding of 75 and brought 28gals. 8gals went after the rehearsal (no wine, about 20 people), but only 10gals more went the next day cuz the wine took a huge chunk of it



u were saying?
Only repeating what the OP had written.
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Thanks d_striker. I really appreciate all the information and help!

Since I only have 1 keggle for my boils I would need to do 2.5 boils for each brew type (assuming 12 gallons for each boil), but as you said consistency and sanity are issues I'm ok getting the plastic fermenter you listed above so that would make it a bit easier. You're right, kegging in sankey kegs is a whole different post, but is something I will need to deal with soon.

Is there another solution that would make more sense (i.e. trying a tenant brew or seeing if anybody in my area has the capacity)?

Thanks!
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