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Old 12-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
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I love the fact it doesn't take much longer to brew a 10-gallon batch, but the bottling takes twice as long. It took all afternoon(probably a total of 5 hours) to bottle a ten gallon batch and a 5-gallon batch.

It'll be worth it in a couple weeks, though.
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Old 12-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
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10 gallon batches? Oh...it ain't that bad....LOL But seriously, I bottled around 6 cases of beer last year off the kegger for x-mas. Never again....

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Old 12-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
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I'm kegging now, but I did this for a while. Doubletime bottling.

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Kegging is one of my goals. I've been building up my equipment for fermenting 10-gallon batches. Now I have to figure out whether to focus on kegging or switching to electric.

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That's pretty clever doing the double bottling. I've never seen that before.

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Kegging is one of my goals. I've been building up my equipment for fermenting 10-gallon batches. Now I have to figure out whether to focus on kegging or switching to electric.
Honestly, go for kegging first. The sheer time saving it brings you will be well worth the waiting for the electric setup. Plus the feeling I get when I pull a home brewed pint from my kegerator is indescribable.
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That's pretty clever doing the double bottling. I've never seen that before.
And a great use for the ping pong table when not playing beer pong
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Just kegged 5 gals, took me 20 mins total. 10 gals would have been like 25 mins. All the work is in the cleaning and sanitation. I don't miss bottles.

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And a great use for the ping pong table when not playing beer pong

I have that Kettler table too, it's freakin awesome. Mines outside, wind can have an interesting affect on play. I don't use it for bottling though..
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I have that Kettler table too, it's freakin awesome. Mines outside, wind can have an interesting affect on play. I don't use it for bottling though..
That one is outside, too (and I love that table, but they are fairly expensive - the blue was an extra $100). Wind isn't a problem, but those pavers make us chase the ball a lot - it doesn't bounce straight back up, and often ends up in the pool.
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