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Old 09-29-2012, 05:06 AM   #1
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I sat down and bottled 15 gallons of beer today.
5 Gallons of cream ale
5 Gallons of pumpkin spice dark ale
5 Gallons of stout

I think I may buy a keg soon... because that was ridiculous and I had to do it all on my own!

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:11 AM   #2
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That's because bottling sucks.

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Old 09-29-2012, 05:17 AM   #3
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That's because bottling sucks.
Easy Bevis. It's as hard as you make it. Hypno, did all three beers become ready at the same time?
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Old 09-29-2012, 05:32 AM   #4
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Bottling has it's perks but I moved on to kegging fairly quickly. What can I say? I got sick of it. But bottling 15 gallons at a time by yourself? That is rough.

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The cream ale was probably ready sooner but I went on a brewing spree for 3 days straight one brew a day. not doing it again. to much pain at bottling time.

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Just brew wildly different ABV's. Then you can space them out a bit more. Bottle the lowest ABV first, clean the carboy, and rack the heaviest beer into it for some extended conditioning off the yeast. Another week or two, do the middle-gravity beer, and add a dry hop to the strong beer. 2 weeks later or so, bottle the third.

I don't mind the task of bottling, but the storage of all those bottles gets to me. Kegs are nice and compact.

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pfffttt I always enjoyed marathon bottling sessions of double digit gallon volumes of beer!

Then again my idea of a good time involves a rather strict german lady with a riding crop dressed in leather berating me and 'correcting' me.

I kid I kid ... mostly!

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Just because you went on a brewing marathon does not mean you have to have a bottling marathon. It will not hurt to lit them sit until you have time to space out the bottling days(other than taking longer to have beer ready).

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I clean/sanitize all my bottles in advance. The night before I carry stuff into place.
Spread out the work, so its not concentrated.
I don't find the bottling so bad. Its the cleanup thats a pain.

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I sat down and bottled 15 gallons of beer today.
5 Gallons of cream ale
5 Gallons of pumpkin spice dark ale
5 Gallons of stout

I think I may buy a keg soon... because that was ridiculous and I had to do it all on my own!
#firstworldproblems

Rough life ya got there...
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