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Old 10-26-2012, 04:27 PM   #11
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Man... 18 gallsons... are you married? My wife is already pushing back about me brewing a second batch before the first is done!
Just bought my first kit and the wife is upset that I spent so much on equipment alone!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:31 PM   #12
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Just bought my first kit and the wife is upset that I spent so much on equipment alone!
That only happend to me once and the wife was rigth, I spended €200 in hops and grain for a day after that spend €100 in craft beer (having a lot of homebrew ready to be drinked and two batches ready for bottling) That was the only time she got mad only for that afternoon at nigth I took her out for a nice dinner and that was it.
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:32 PM   #13
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...My friends drink a lot of my homebrew, of course they contribute in a little tip jar that I keep at home to buy grains and hops.
I like the tip jar idea!
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Old 10-26-2012, 04:37 PM   #14
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Default Make smaller batches

Now I know some people wonder why anybody would brew smaller than 5 gallons but hear me out.

It seems most of my friends are BMC drinkers or drink mixed drinks so I was the lone craft beer drinker and forget about them even trying my home brew. Hey, I think I need new friends So when I was brewing 5 gallon batches, I had A LOT of beer on hand. About 5 years ago, I started brewing 2.5 gallons which is about 24 bottles. Perfect for just me. I could brew more often and a wider range of beers and styles. Now I starting to try 1 gallon brews. I get to brew even more often and really experiment with ingredients. If I find something that works then I may try to brew it as 2.5 gallons.

The best part is I'm brewing and experimenting A LOT more which is why I got into this hobby in the first place.

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:41 PM   #15
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Wow, some of you might be breaking the law with the amount of beer you're allowed to brew legally per year lol

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:44 PM   #16
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Not in my case different country different laws!

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Old 10-26-2012, 04:46 PM   #17
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I bought another fermenter last weekend just to keep more things going at one time.
Filled it the next day!

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:40 PM   #18
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Must like that Black Butte Sharpie... nice rifle cartridge there.

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:50 PM   #19
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im gonna have to back off began brewing in august and have made 10 batches so far, im running out of room lol

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Old 10-27-2012, 01:02 AM   #20
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Must like that Black Butte Sharpie... nice rifle cartridge there.
I do! And it's a popular one with friends.

If I would have checked the level of the other keg, I would have moved something else ahead on the rotation though.
I don't like only having one type on tap.

I need about six more kegs!

Yep, the various sharps cartridges are fun shooters.
I need another one in a new caliber.
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