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Old 05-25-2010, 02:26 AM   #11
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I didn't even want to think about brewing for about a week after that.
Blasphemy....

But really that's a hardcore schedule...that's all you dude!
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Old 05-25-2010, 02:45 AM   #12
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I had a really ambitious weekend last week.

Brewed a batch and bottled a batch on Saturday, then did my first AG batch and bottled another one on Sunday. Halfway through Sunday me and my buddy were hating life and I didn't even want to think about brewing for about a week after that.
Very impressive, a brew-weekend is a ton of sustained effort! I'm terrible at back to back days, I get so tired of cleaning, and sanitizing...and drunk.
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You can totally do it. I've done three batches in a day just once...and I will never do it again.

Toward the end of the second batch I started getting "lazy" well..."drunk".

Then I fired up the gas grill and started "forgetting" about things.

It was totally fun though and if you lived around here I'd totally come over to give you moral support!

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:00 AM   #14
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sounds intense pullin off 20g in 3 batches. sure you cant get no help? i think some HBTers near you wouldnt mind playin wingman for you to relieve some of the stress or to watch a boil when you have to relieve yourself:P. i know if i was around id be more then happy to help

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:13 AM   #15
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The only thing that makes less sense than running 9 mile at 7 in the morning is doing it before a 15 hour brew day.

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Old 05-25-2010, 06:53 AM   #16
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Says it all!

Otherwise, your schedule looks feasable.

But this is homebrew, nothing ever works out as planned. Ive stopped planning my brew days all together, I just wing it.

I'd add an extra hour for OH ****, time before you're finished.
+1,

I stopped planning time schedules, I just have a list of tasked to check off in order. My first two all grain batches on a completely new, never tested system were done in the same day. They turned out to be two of my best batches yet but would I attempt it again even after having a good number of runs on the system. Probably not, inevitably something still always seems to go wrong. Your a brave man
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I'd expect nothing less from a fellow Hokie!

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You can definitely do it. Do as much prep work as you can the night before. I always print out brewsheets, fill up carboys with star-San, measure hops in numbered plastic cups, get out all equipment and set everything up in the garage, and make a couple sandwiches for quick, easy food.

I have done three seperate all grain batches in ten hours when I have prepped the night before.

If you want to schedule everything, I would make it a little less detailed so you have some wiggle room.

Hope it goes well.

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You can definitely do it. Do as much prep work as you can the night before. I always print out brewsheets, fill up carboys with star-San, measure hops in numbered plastic cups, get out all equipment and set everything up in the garage, and make a couple sandwiches for quick, easy food.

I have done three seperate all grain batches in ten hours when I have prepped the night before.

If you want to schedule everything, I would make it a little less detailed so you have some wiggle room.

Hope it goes well.

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thanks for the vote of confidence! I think I half expected most of the replies to be of "Don't do it!" , "disaster waiting to happen, run away!" variety.

I'm going to have everything I can think of, and backups, cleaned & sanitized the night before. One of the reasons I'm trying to squeeze so much into one brewday is that I have a tiny DC rowhouse with no storage. I literally have all my brewgear arranged Jenga-style in an office closet and it's a real PITA to get everything out and then Tetris it all back into the closet for one 5 gal batch.

I really like your hop cups idea, and the pre-made sandwiches.
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thanks for the vote of confidence! I think I half expected most of the replies to be of "Don't do it!" , "disaster waiting to happen, run away!" variety.

I'm going to have everything I can think of, and backups, cleaned & sanitized the night before. One of the reasons I'm trying to squeeze so much into one brewday is that I have a tiny DC rowhouse with no storage. I literally have all my brewgear arranged Jenga-style in an office closet and it's a real PITA to get everything out and then Tetris it all back into the closet for one 5 gal batch.

I really like your hop cups idea, and the pre-made sandwiches.
For the hop cups, I use the clear plastic 6 oz tasting glassesand then mark the time of addition and batch on the outside (60A, 10B, etc.). Don't forget the whirlfloc and yeast fuel too.

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