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Old 01-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #1
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What would be your process? I have a 6.5 carboy, 6.5 fermentation bucket, 5 gallon better bottle, and two 5 gallon corny kegs. Stout in one, APA in the other. Grandfather's prohibition wheat recipe in the bucket for seven days. I don't like to bottle! Either I have to much, not a bad thing, or beer lag. Your responses are much appreciated in advance. I've only been brewing for a short time.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:11 PM   #2
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I use BierMunchers bottle filler to expedite my pipeline, since I also do not like the bottling process.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/we-n...eer-gun-24678/

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:13 PM   #3
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I have not used a secondary for quite some time, but if I were in your situation and ready to brew I would suggest using what ever 6.5 gallon vessel that is empty. It looks like you may have to drink faster or invest in another keg or two.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:14 PM   #4
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Not sure what kind of advice you are looking for. How fast does the stuff disappear? That will determine a lot of the answers.

If you are making faster than drinking it, you could make something that needs some aging - a RIS, or barleywine, for example. Or, you could store some of it at my house.

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Old 01-13-2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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If you are making faster than drinking it, you could make something that needs some aging - a RIS, or barleywine, for example.
This is what I'm doing. I have so much beer right now I'm considering having a party just to clear some of it out. I made a 1.093 RIS and a 1.090 Belgian Dark Strong in the last ten days... they're going to be in secondary for at least 6 months in the former case and at least 9 months in the latter.

Downside for both of us, however, is that it means more carboys or kegs for sure. kegconnection was selling pin locks pretty cheap last time I looked.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #6
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i think the simplest way to keep the line flowing is to brew more beer. you have 2 vessels that can primary a 5 gal batch and one that can be a primary for a 4 gal batch. you also have kegs and vessels that can serve as secondaries if you need one. i also prefer not to bottle beer, but i only have two kegs, so i bottle around 2/3's of the beer i brew. i try to keep two or three batches fermenting (2 6.5gal carboys, 1 5 gal carboy & 2 6.5 gal buckets). if i empty a keg and have a beer ready, it's kegged. if a brew finishes up and i don't have keg space, i bottle. i brew pretty much whenever i have a 6.5 carboy available and often use one of my buckets to ferment in. if anything, i have more beer waiting to be packaged.

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Thanks for your input. It appears I need a more consistent consumption pattern and secondary on occasion in the keg.

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Thanks for your input. It appears I need a more consistent consumption pattern and secondary on occasion in the keg.
You got it! Drink up!
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