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Old 12-28-2012, 02:59 AM   #1
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Default 55 bottle yield, ya right!

I have brewed 3 batches, and I have yet to see the proclaimed 55 bottle yield everyone claims, my last was 47. I fill the fermentor to the 5 gallon mark and only take 2 hydro readings. anyone else have this problem?


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Old 12-28-2012, 03:11 AM   #2
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I do about 5.25 gallons to make up for trub loss


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Old 12-28-2012, 03:12 AM   #3
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Well, 128 ounces per gallon is 640 ounces for 5 gallons, which divided by 12 is only 53, and that would be the most. There is always some trub loss so that accounts for some loss. Most I've ever got was 50, but 48 was probably my average
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:15 AM   #4
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Quality not quantity yeah? That being said I have 2 coolers to bottle condition in soooo 48 bottles is really my max... but my bottle tree only goes up to 45! brew 5, bottle 4.5 will be my plan I think.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:16 AM   #5
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I usually get 70 to 80 bottles from a 5 gallon batch. They are really tiny bottles.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:21 AM   #6
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I find that with my bottling wand I am filling the bottles a little over 12oz (around 12.5 oz per bottle weighted by pouring a bottle into a glass on a digital scale) and usually get around 52, "12 oz" bottles from ~ five gallons of beer + 16 extra oz from priming sugar.
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:25 AM   #7
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I tend to shoot for 5.25 gallons so that I end up with ~5 gallons after trub and loss. That being said, I've never gotten more than 48 bottles from a batch (which is my goal).
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:30 AM   #8
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years ago when i bottled, i expected 52+ bottles/ 5 gallons. then i learned about keggle loss, bottling loss, etc. revvy will step in and bring more wisdom soon
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Old 12-28-2012, 03:41 AM   #9
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52 is usually my average, but I have my software and all of my recipes set for 5.5 gallons. Based on my equipment, that works best IMO.
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My last batch I got 52 1/3 bottles and left about 1 bottle worth in FV and bottle bucket. That 1/3 bottle tasted great btw.


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