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Old 11-01-2007, 02:06 PM   #1
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I see this term now and again, usually talking about the amount of beer breweries put out. How much is a BBL and what does it stand for?


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Old 11-01-2007, 02:10 PM   #2
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1 BBL = 31 gallons in the US or 36 Imperial gallons for those across the pond if you are talking beer.
BBL is an abbreviation for barrel.



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Beer barrels. One BBL is 31 gallons of beer. The brewpub I help out at brews 10BBL batches...
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1 BBL = 31 gallons
BBL is an abbreviation for barrel.
I thought was an abbreviation for barrel, but the two "B"s were throwing me off.

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ahhhhh, Beer Barrel.. makes sense now.
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Beer barrels. One BBL is 31 gallons of beer. The brewpub I help out at brews 10BBL batches...
So 310 gallons at a time? How often do they brew?
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Yeah 310 gallons roughly. They brew once, sometimes twice per week. Occasionally we brew 5BBL batches if we run out of a seasonal too early. Like for instance, we did 5BBLs of an ESB to transition from Oktoberfest to Wee Heavy. The Oktober was flying out of the serving tanks. I like to think its because I controlled the mash/sparge

edit - 10BBLs is roughly 2834 pints!
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Yeah 310 gallons roughly. They brew once, sometimes twice per week. Occasionally we brew 5BBL batches if we run out of a seasonal too early. Like for instance, we did 5BBLs of an ESB to transition from Oktoberfest to Wee Heavy. The Oktober was flying out of the serving tanks. I like to think its because I controlled the mash/sparge

edit - 10BBLs is roughly 2834 pints!
that thar's a lotta pints.
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that thar's a lotta pints.
Yeah and depending on which brew it is, the batch can last from 6 weeks-4 months
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edit - 10BBLs is roughly 2834 pints!
or @ 150 cases of 12 oz bottles


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