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Old 03-19-2007, 06:02 PM   #1
Dec 2006
Portsmouth, VA
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I just bottled my second batch yesterday. I got 51 bottles filled from this 5 gallon batch.

With my first 5 gallon batch I filled 48 bottles.

How many bottles are you filling??

I want to know if I am pretty much the same as the rest of you or if I am losing a lot during the process.
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Secondary: Empty
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:13 PM   #2
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That is abotu right for an approximate 5 gallon batch. Very seldom does someone have their homebrew process jammed up so tight that they can peg exactly 5 gallons every time, much less fill every bottle exactly the same.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:19 PM   #3
Nov 2006
Nipomo, CA
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I usually get anywhere from 42-48 bottles/5 gals.
Up Next: IPA
Primary: Winter Warmer
Secondary: Empty
Bottle Conditioning: Empty
Drinking: Commercial
RIP:English Special Bitter, American Pale Ale, American Amber Ale, IPA, American Wheat w/Raspberry Puree, Oatmeal Stout, Summit IPA

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Old 03-19-2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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A 5 gallon carboy to the brim gives me 53 bottles. I do 5.5 gallon brews, and lately my efficiency has given me a good 5.5 gallons in the primary, enough that I can completely fill the secondary, sometimes with a cup or two left over.
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Old 03-19-2007, 06:30 PM   #5
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Old Saybrook CT
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I quit bottling a while ago but I was gettting a full two cases and a couple strays. about 50-52 usually.

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Old 03-19-2007, 07:19 PM   #6
Jan 2007
Southwest Florida
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approximately 21-23 bottles for my "half batch" brewing. I brew smaller batches right now and I usually test approximately 6oz's at a time at least twice during the brewing so thusly I am down a brew when I bottle. I started adding 12oz more of water though when I do brew to compensate for this.....OG doesn't register a whole lot with so little of an amount...

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Old 03-19-2007, 08:21 PM   #7
Feb 2006
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I average 30 - 12oz bottles and a dozen 22oz bottles per batch. Yes, I do both sizes per batch. 12 oz-ers to give away, taste testing, and quick fixes with 22oz-ers for when I want to sit and enjoy.

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Old 03-20-2007, 12:11 AM   #8
Dec 2006
Sierra Vista
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yup 42-50 when I bottle normally. can never really predict. Just make sure you have plenty of bottles!

It actually can become a bad habit. I have been saving bottles for months and months. I have more bottles than I'll ever need, but too many bottles is never a bad thing! Friends need some, beer club members need get the idea

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Old 03-20-2007, 02:36 AM   #9
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I got less than 50 on my last batch, exactly 50 this time. (Of course I kept having issues with my bottling wand leaking the first time).
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Old 03-20-2007, 04:28 AM   #10
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Bothell, WA
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I got 38 out of my first batch (I screwed that one up)
and I got 36 x 12oz + 2.0L out of batch 2.
Batch 3 in a few weeks I'll know.

I think its going to vary quite a bit.

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