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Old 02-05-2010, 03:43 PM   #1
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I used to think the 4 I had was plenty but finding I can't have too much brewing supplies nowadays.

So my question is how many do you have?
How many do you want?
What else do you use them for besides drinking out of?

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:45 PM   #2
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I am up to 8 but one I keep star san in to flush my lines on the kegerator. I may get a few more if I step up and brew more this year

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:47 PM   #3
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Have 10.

Usually 1 is full of starsan.

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 03:56 PM   #4
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I have 8 and it is not enough to age beer for as long as I like. I am looking at 4-5 more.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:00 PM   #5
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I have 15 or 17 I forget. I need more though cause I do 10 gal batches and use them to age in.

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:04 PM   #6
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12, I got mine for free. if I had to pay for them , 6 would be enough for me

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:27 PM   #7
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Add on question for keg owners, Do you still bottle ever?

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #8
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Quote:
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Add on question for keg owners, Do you still bottle ever?
maybe 1 or 2 to take some where but thats it

 
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:31 PM   #9
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When I started kegging, I cast off all my bottles and vowed never to bottle a whole batch again. However, you have to consider how many serving positions you have. If you have two, you don't really want a Russian Imperial Stout or Barleywine as one of them. Even though I have 5 positions, some beers are just too special to have pouring willy nilly. So, yes, I just recently bottled my Flanders Brown and RIS.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:33 PM   #10
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I have 9. One is star san, as I dont feel like getting a different wrench for one post out of 18. So it always has star san, which is really useful.

I am planning on bottling half to all of my wheat beer this summer. I like the carb levels high and I do not have the ability to do that on one of my 4 taps with my current setup. ( would need 2 secondary regs and a longer beer line for the wheat, may do that later). Plus bottle conditioning wheat gets more wheat in suspension during pour, which accentuates the hefe taste I love.

I would like to add 4 more kegs for pipeline/age. I will likely bottle more as my kids grow older. I like having bottles, but time is higher priority right now. I clean a group of kegs at once, then leave them sealed after pumping star san through them. When I am ready to keg, it takes little time (sanitize outside, pop the top and rack in). That allows me to get it done in less intensive chunks of time.
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