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Old 08-09-2011, 10:35 AM   #111
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very nice job....although you might reach your brew limit in about 2 months with that rig

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Old 08-09-2011, 01:07 PM   #112
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This is just sick. I'm terribly jealous! Kickass man!

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Old 08-09-2011, 05:34 PM   #113
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very nice job....although you might reach your brew limit in about 2 months with that rig
The key now is to consume the beer at a similar rate I am brewing to keep the pipeline flowing. All in the name of perfecting the perfect brew.

My plan is to brew every two weeks minimum. I will eventually brew some Ale’s during the winter months to fill in the gaps and allow me to age the lagers longer. Right now I am so anxious to try the beer's I am rushing things a bit. I have noticed subtle differences in the beers as they age in the secondary or serving keg and realize the benefit. Once I incorporate the secondary mash tun I will be able to brew 15 gallon batches and that will equate to 30 gallons a month. This will give me enough reserves that I can experiment with smaller batches in between. My ultimate goal is different than most home brewers. My goal is to test many styles and decide on a favorite. Once I decide I want to brew it consistently and perfect it over time. I’m not as interested in constantly trying new styles as much as perfecting one really good one. Multiple smaller batches actually take up more space than the larger ones will. My capacities are 30 gallons in primary, 20 – 30 gallons in secondary and 40 gallons in serving. Total that’s nearly 100 gallons in the pipeline. I'm not sure if I will ever reach that volume but is interesting to think about.
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Old 08-10-2011, 11:51 AM   #114
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Holy Sh*t.....that's a lot of brew! Can you say "liver transplant".

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Old 08-10-2011, 02:52 PM   #115
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The key now is to consume the beer at a similar rate I am brewing to keep the pipeline flowing. All in the name of perfecting the perfect brew.

My plan is to brew every two weeks minimum. I will eventually brew some Ale’s during the winter months to fill in the gaps and allow me to age the lagers longer. Right now I am so anxious to try the beer's I am rushing things a bit. I have noticed subtle differences in the beers as they age in the secondary or serving keg and realize the benefit. Once I incorporate the secondary mash tun I will be able to brew 15 gallon batches and that will equate to 30 gallons a month. This will give me enough reserves that I can experiment with smaller batches in between. My ultimate goal is different than most home brewers. My goal is to test many styles and decide on a favorite. Once I decide I want to brew it consistently and perfect it over time. I’m not as interested in constantly trying new styles as much as perfecting one really good one. Multiple smaller batches actually take up more space than the larger ones will. My capacities are 30 gallons in primary, 20 – 30 gallons in secondary and 40 gallons in serving. Total that’s nearly 100 gallons in the pipeline. I'm not sure if I will ever reach that volume but is interesting to think about.

I currently brew 30 gallons amonth but I do 3 - 10 gallon batches in one day. It's a long freaking day.

Anyway, do you have all the kegs and fermenters for that much beer? I am running into the problem of not having enough.
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A fellow Marylander that has about as much sense as I do!

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Excellent job MaxOut on your rig and man-cave! Quick question, how do you like circulating Star San through your pumps to clean your system? Does it foam to much when going through the pumps or is it ok? I know the same company makes another product (IO Star I think) that supposedly foams a lot less when circulating through a pump. Just curious as I haven't used Star San yet with a pump as my stand is not finished yet.


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Wow dude, your basement sucks!

do you have a thread on your brewery?
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:07 PM   #119
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I currently brew 30 gallons amonth but I do 3 - 10 gallon batches in one day. It's a long freaking day.

Anyway, do you have all the kegs and fermenters for that much beer? I am running into the problem of not having enough.
Right now I am focused on 5-7 gallon batches and will start the larger batches after I try these and decide what I want to brew bigger. I have enough primary’s and secondary’s but eventually will need more serving kegs (ball lock corneys). I am using buckets for fermentation but plan on upgrading to 15 gallon conicals once I get into larger batches. I will also add corneys as I start to fill my existing ones.
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Old 08-10-2011, 06:10 PM   #120
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You must have the same problem I have getting fresh beer from the suppliers around here... Nice Bar! You really went all out.
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