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Old 09-26-2010, 11:26 PM   #1
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5 batches done so far, and 4 of them, I ended up with 42 bottles. Is this consistent with what others are getting?

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:28 PM   #2
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Sounds about right. You'll usually get 40-50 bottles out of a 5 gal batch, depending on the exact volume, amount of hops/trub, etc.

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:36 PM   #3
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I get as many as 54 bottles per batch, using the method I recommend in my bottling thread, as well as a month long primary which compresses the yeast cake.. But on average about 52.

A 5 gallon batch of beer is typically 2 cases or 48 beers, minimum. If there is less than that I would really look at what you are doing and how much you are leaving behind.

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Old 09-26-2010, 11:48 PM   #4
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My yield went up when 1) I became more careful about starting with a full batch my adding sufficient makeup water and 2)I got braver about racking the beer into secondary or bottling containers. A little gunk from the bottom can get racked, especially to secondary, without trouble so there is less waste.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:16 AM   #5
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+1 on the 52 bottles.

Maybe you boiled off more than you realized? 42 is not bad though.
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Old 09-27-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
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I usually get between 49 and 52 bottles.

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Old 09-27-2010, 12:43 AM   #7
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I have only bottled two batches so far, but both gave me 47 bottles, so I would say 42 is not unreasonable. If you are doing partial boils it could be a function of how you measure your makeup water. The marking on your bucket may not be very accurate.

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Old 09-27-2010, 01:08 AM   #8
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48 and 46 bottles so far. I did a poor job racking and didn't top off with enough water so I ended up a little short.

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:39 AM   #9
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I've bottled about 7 batches now, and I've had anywhere from 46-50 bottles per batch. I do partial-mash brews and top off to 5-1/4 gallons, fwiw.

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Old 09-27-2010, 02:42 AM   #10
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i usually plan for 52 bottles, and sanitize 56, on the rare occasion i bottle instead of keg. 52 almost always ends up right
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