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Old 12-22-2006, 09:33 AM   #1
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Whats you brewing and storage capacity?

I could push to more by digging out older gear but at present.
I do 5 gallon batches

1 primary
1 secondary
2 Cornies
2 Plastic barrels
2 batches worth of bottles.

So 10 gallon in production
40 gallon conditioning on tap.
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:10 PM   #2
Jun 2005
Surprise, AZ.
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6 buckets (primary/secondary)
1 carboy (secondary)
7 kegs
5 batches worth in bottles

35 gallons in production
35 gallons on tap
25 gallons conditioning (stashed)

On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
Primary - Nada
Secondary -
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Old 12-22-2006, 12:37 PM   #3
Feb 2006
San Antonio, Texas
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2 Primary Buckets
2 Better Bottles
1 old Mr. Beer 5 Gal Primary
3 batches worth of bottles (5 gal ea.)
3 kegs

25 gal in fermentation
30 gal in bottle/on tap
Of course, the keg system is not finished yet....
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:16 PM   #4
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5 gallon batches (although I could squeeze out 10)
Three fermentation buckets
18 cornies (one with a filter tube)
16 cornie aging cabinet
4 tap kegger

Lots of dusty bottles I rarely use.
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Old 12-22-2006, 03:33 PM   #5
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2 buckets
6 carboys
3 cornies
partridge in a pear tree.

At any given time I have 15-25 gallon in fermentation and another 15-30 gallon in various states of conditioning/drinking.

I have the ability to do 10+ gallon batches, but feel that splitting it into 2 buckets or carboys will actually produce 2 different beers, which defeats the idea of making 1 batch.

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Old 12-22-2006, 03:56 PM   #6
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Hi ya'll,

I brew '5' Gallon batches on my stovetop,
Three 7.5 gallon primarys
Three 5 gallon secondarys
One bottling bucket
A week in the primary and a week in the secondary,
then to bottles.
15 gallon a week, or 60 gallon a month total productive capacity.
200 bottles full
25 gallons in primarys and secondarys

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Old 12-22-2006, 04:34 PM   #7
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2, 27 gallon fermenters
12, 5 gallon cornies
2, 2.5 gallon cornies
2, 10 gallon cornies
Many 22 oz bottles
loads of swing top bottles
1 20 gallon kettle
1 40 kettle
1 60 gallon kettle
more assorted junk then I care to name
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Old 12-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #8
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My log jam occurs because I only have 4 cornies. When I started kegging I gave away over 10 cases of bottles. Now, after I bottled my Pumpkin ale, I don't have enough bottles for one batch. I'm wishing I had saved more so I would be able to bottle beer out of kegs that aren't emptying.

My capacity:
3- 6 1/2 gallon carboys
1- 5 gallon carboy
(I can have 1 batch in the primary and 3 in secondary)
4- corny kegs
about 2 six packs of bottles.

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Old 12-22-2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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i gots:

6.5 gallon
6 gallon x2
5 gallon x3

got more bottles than i can count, mostly 12 oz recaps, but also about two cases worth of 16 oz flip tops and three cases worth of 22 oz recaps, as well as a case of 32 oz flip tops and an assortment of weird shaped bottles.

all carboys are maxed atm, but i have one five gallon that needs to be bottled, and one that needs dumped out... it's well over a year old, and a nasty white film has formed at the top... we tasted the 1.5 year old stout, and it was nasty nasty nasty....
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Old 12-22-2006, 05:08 PM   #10
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My bottle count is the reason I'm not brewing more often.

I don't know exactly how many bottles are full right now and it's always hard to estimate how many I'll need before I try bottling a batch because I have a mix of 12 and 16oz bottles. I do know that I don't have enough empties for the two batches I have aging right now. I bought a case of Sam Adams for the holiday parties to nab the empties. I'd have more spares if my wife hadn't noticed my increased consumption.
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