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Old 12-08-2012, 12:31 PM   #1
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Default Bought a 2nd fermenting bucket..

..now I feel more relaxed that if I "screwup" a batch, I can always have another going anyways Only problem is.. who is going to drink all of this beer that I plan to make? My family and friends are going to love me when I start handing out 6 packs to them every couple of weeks

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..now I feel more relaxed that if I "screwup" a batch, I can always have another going anyways Only problem is.. who is going to drink all of this beer that I plan to make? My family and friends are going to love me when I start handing out 6 packs to them every couple of weeks
I want to get a second fermenter too. I was just "complaining" to a few people at work about how I *almost* like brewing better than drinking and am having *trouble* drinking as fast as I brew (I know, pretty great problems to have - life is hard for me...).

Long story short, I have no shortage of willing helpers looking to destroy some beer.
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I take it you don't drink a lot of beer? Well,there are always the holidays & weekend parties...
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I think my biggest issue is I am very excited to try a bunch of different recipes. I have been seriously considering getting some smaller buckets for 1 or 2 gal batches.

It just seems like so many recipes are set up with standard amounts for 5 gal size. If I go down to a gallon I have to split that 3lb bag and only pull out 0.6lb. I'd have to use my scale and everything.

Also, getting the whole thing set up for bottling and then only bottling like 10-12 bottles seems hard. It's one thing to get it set up and pull out 48 bottles. It seems like loading up the car to drive to your next door neighbors house.

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Yeah,that's why I've been doing 5 & 6 gallon batches. I'm giving my old Cooper's micro brew FV a final cleaning/rinsing/sanitizing for today's pm pale ale of my own design. I can ferment up to 6.5 gallons in it & still have good head space. So this 5G ale might not need a blow off. But I'll do it anyway. The micro brew FV is a tough lil fermenter that has worked quite well for me.
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Even if you only pop one or two open each day that works out to about 5 gallons a month.

A normal batch for me takes about that if not a bit longer before I would even think of opening one.

Two fermenters is a good idea..

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I think my biggest issue is I am very excited to try a bunch of different recipes. I have been seriously considering getting some smaller buckets for 1 or 2 gal batches.

It just seems like so many recipes are set up with standard amounts for 5 gal size. If I go down to a gallon I have to split that 3lb bag and only pull out 0.6lb. I'd have to use my scale and everything.

Also, getting the whole thing set up for bottling and then only bottling like 10-12 bottles seems hard. It's one thing to get it set up and pull out 48 bottles. It seems like loading up the car to drive to your next door neighbors house.
That's where all grain BIAB makes more sense. Smaller bags are easier to handle on a 2 gallon batch and can be done stovetop. Its very easy to scale all grain recipes since they are weighed out at the LHBS and the hops are scaled to order as well.
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I take it you don't drink a lot of beer? Well,there are always the holidays & weekend parties...
I do like me some beer, but yea I don't drink quite as much as I used to(quantity wise).. I probably go through a 12 pack per week, unless it is a party than I might do that in one night
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Finally got my chest freezer ready for fementation with two carboys going at the same time. Amazing how much time I spend on this new "hobby".

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I found with my 1st pm kit from midwest that I can do biab partial mash/partial boil in my 5G SSBK. Worked out real well. Getting ready to do another one now.
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