Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Home Brewing Photo Forum > The problem with 10 gallon batches
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-04-2011, 12:02 PM   #1
snowblind5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Menomonie, WI
Posts: 67
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 73

Default The problem with 10 gallon batches



I love the fact it doesn't take much longer to brew a 10-gallon batch, but the bottling takes twice as long. It took all afternoon(probably a total of 5 hours) to bottle a ten gallon batch and a 5-gallon batch.

It'll be worth it in a couple weeks, though.
snowblind5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 12:07 PM   #2
Hammy71
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Hammy71's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: , Maryland, The Tax Me State
Posts: 5,757
Liked 462 Times on 352 Posts
Likes Given: 716

Default

10 gallon batches? Oh...it ain't that bad....LOL But seriously, I bottled around 6 cases of beer last year off the kegger for x-mas. Never again....
Click image for larger version

Name:	pipe.jpg
Views:	1169
Size:	122.7 KB
ID:	39798  
Hammy71 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 12:57 PM   #3
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 21,000
Liked 4247 Times on 2593 Posts
Likes Given: 3654

Default

I'm kegging now, but I did this for a while. Doubletime bottling.

__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
509inc Likes This 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-04-2011, 05:53 PM   #4
snowblind5150
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Menomonie, WI
Posts: 67
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 73

Default

Kegging is one of my goals. I've been building up my equipment for fermenting 10-gallon batches. Now I have to figure out whether to focus on kegging or switching to electric.
snowblind5150 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:47 PM   #5
turkeyjerky214
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Westminster, CO
Posts: 423
Liked 9 Times on 8 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

That's pretty clever doing the double bottling. I've never seen that before.
__________________
Tap 1: English Dark Mild Tap 2: American Brown Tap 3: American Amber Tap 4: Sour Belgian Brown Tap 5: Nitro Milk Stout
Fermenting: Märzen
Kegged: Amber, Brown, Milk Stout
Lagering: Vienna Lager
turkeyjerky214 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:53 PM   #6
EricR
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Montreal, Quebec
Posts: 111
Liked 10 Times on 6 Posts
Likes Given: 3

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by snowblind5150
Kegging is one of my goals. I've been building up my equipment for fermenting 10-gallon batches. Now I have to figure out whether to focus on kegging or switching to electric.
Honestly, go for kegging first. The sheer time saving it brings you will be well worth the waiting for the electric setup. Plus the feeling I get when I pull a home brewed pint from my kegerator is indescribable.
__________________
Plus Je Bois
Mieux Je Chante!
EricR is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 04:57 PM   #7
edmanster
Whats Under Your Kilt
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
edmanster's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Taylorsville, Utah
Posts: 1,723
Liked 82 Times on 65 Posts
Likes Given: 54

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by turkeyjerky214
That's pretty clever doing the double bottling. I've never seen that before.
And a great use for the ping pong table when not playing beer pong
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by cadarnell
'how will i explain this to my kids' ... if i have to ask that, then i think my kids are in trouble ... just my 2 cents ... HAVE A BEER !!!
Father of 4 girls

Suffers from Zymocenosilicaphobia
edmanster is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 05:07 PM   #8
Smashing
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Kent/Brockport NY
Posts: 1,093
Liked 146 Times on 103 Posts
Likes Given: 20

Default

Just kegged 5 gals, took me 20 mins total. 10 gals would have been like 25 mins. All the work is in the cleaning and sanitation. I don't miss bottles.
Smashing is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 05:13 PM   #9
Ricand
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Ricand's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Sebastopol, CA
Posts: 718
Liked 14 Times on 13 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by edmanster View Post
And a great use for the ping pong table when not playing beer pong

I have that Kettler table too, it's freakin awesome. Mines outside, wind can have an interesting affect on play. I don't use it for bottling though..
__________________
If I was too drunk to remember it, it didn't happen.

If you got a good liver.. use it! - wife
Ricand is online now
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 06:04 PM   #10
passedpawn
Waste Allocation Load Lifter - Earth Class
HBT_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
 
passedpawn's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: ☼ Clearwater, FL ☼
Posts: 21,000
Liked 4247 Times on 2593 Posts
Likes Given: 3654

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ricand View Post
I have that Kettler table too, it's freakin awesome. Mines outside, wind can have an interesting affect on play. I don't use it for bottling though..
That one is outside, too (and I love that table, but they are fairly expensive - the blue was an extra $100). Wind isn't a problem, but those pavers make us chase the ball a lot - it doesn't bounce straight back up, and often ends up in the pool.
__________________
- Andrew
passedpawn is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
First 10 gallon day Yooper Home Brewing Photo Forum 17 06-25-2009 06:10 AM
Batches Brew Official Photo Thread!!! batches_brew Home Brewing Photo Forum 33 12-24-2008 06:20 AM
Batches #2 and #3 Free_Eagle Home Brewing Photo Forum 4 09-28-2008 11:31 PM
Why you don't do 12 gallon batches without... wildwest450 Home Brewing Photo Forum 22 06-19-2008 04:57 PM
my first 3 batches bungholebrewery Home Brewing Photo Forum 14 04-18-2008 12:26 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS