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View Poll Results: How long does it take you to brew! (Including prep & cleanup)
Less than 1 hour 0 0%
1-2 Hours 5 3.79%
2-3 Hours 34 25.76%
3-4 Hours 41 31.06%
4-5 Hours 23 17.42%
5+ 29 21.97%
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:45 PM   #1
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It seems to take me 4.5 hours to prepare, brew and cleanup for 5 gallongs of brew. Just wondering how long it takes everyone else!

 
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:49 PM   #2
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soup to nuts is about 3 hours, but I am in no rush when I brew. usually about 10-15 minute set-up, 1 hour mini mash, 1 hour boil, and 45 minutes to cool, pitch, and clean up.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:54 PM   #3
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4-5 hours for an AG brew (closer to 5)

around 3 hours for extract/steep
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:58 PM   #4
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3-4 hours for an extract batch for me (closer to 4).

I'd like to know who can do it in 1-2 hours (we have one vote there.) Are those pre-hopped extracts that you just mix with water, because 2 hours is f'ing fast.

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Old 09-22-2006, 08:10 PM   #5
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I can brew extract in about 2 hrs if there isn't an overly long steep time and the boils is 1hr.

If I brew on a weekday night. I get everything ready as I can the night before so that I can light up as soon as I get home. This has worked well everytime but once... I think you know which time that was Walker.


I also have an area in the backyard for overnight soaks. So clean up is more efficient.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:17 PM   #6
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It normally takes me about 5 hours now, but I just started to do 10 gallon AG on a homemade 3 tier system. Before when i did extract brewing in the kitchen it would take about 2.5 hours for 5 gallons,

 
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:24 PM   #7
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last week started heating mash water a 8:30 am and pitched the yeast at 3pm
i guess i am slow, but i batch sparged 3 times and waited 10 minutes between sparges
this time of year my chiller takes 45 minutes to cool the wort as opposed to 15 minutes or less in the winter.
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Old 09-22-2006, 09:28 PM   #8
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For all-grain brews, from break out if the equipment to everything clean and put away I can get it under 6 hours. That's not counting an extended boil for high gravity brews.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:01 PM   #9
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It takes me about 6 hours , but I have to lug all my stuff from my beer room (in my basement) to my detatched garage, and back again when I'm done. A lot of messin around.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:10 PM   #10
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yeah, i'm in the garage too since i made it rain in the kitchen
carrying my 60 litre pot with about 30 litres of near boiling wort from the garage to the basement for cooling is so much fun - and really good exercise!
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