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View Poll Results: How much did you brew this year?
None 1 1.92%
Less than 10 gallons 1 1.92%
10 to 20 gallons 7 13.46%
20 to 40 gallons 18 34.62%
40 to 60 gallons 8 15.38%
60 to 100 gallons 9 17.31%
100 to 200 gallons 6 11.54%
I'd rather not say, the beer police might find out. 2 3.85%
Voters: 52. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 12-30-2005, 10:32 AM   #1
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Aug 2005
Torrance, CA
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This has been my first full year of brewing. I've gone from extract with specialty grain cooling in the sink with an ice bath to all grain with homemade mash tun and immersion chiller. What a year. A total of 12 batches this year making 54 gallons! I hope 2006 is even better!
Fermenting:#160 Apollo/Calypso Pale Ale
Kegged:#153 Old Helicon Barleywine 2013, #157 Irish Red, #158 Mosaic IPA, #159 Bravo/Delta ESB
Up Next:Brown Porter, American Stout, Imperial Stout
My Recipes
Tuba Sonata

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Old 12-30-2005, 12:04 PM   #2
Jun 2005
Surprise, AZ.
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I brewed almost 100 gallons and it still wasn't enough. I guess I'll have to double it for 2006 so I can still donate at all the events.

On Tap -
  1. 3 year old Oak Aged Bourbon Porter
  2. Irish Red Rye
  3. Robust Porter
  4. Russian Imperial Stout
  5. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Citra
  6. Mirror Pond Clone dry hopped with Centennial
Primary - Nada
Secondary -
From man's sweat and God's love, beer came into the world. -- Saint Arnoldus

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:00 PM   #3
Sep 2005
Posts: 73

I brewed 110 this year. I went from extract with grains to all grain. Bought a 15 gallon brew pot and extra carbouys so that I can brew 10 gallon batches this year. It"s been a great year.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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Feb 2005
Atkinson (near the Quad Cities), IL
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Preparing to brew batch #20 for the year. That would be 100 gallons.
HB Bill

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:47 PM   #5
DeRoux's Broux
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Nov 2004
Beaumont, Texas
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13 batches this year. kind of slow year for me. too much moving, hurricane runnin', job hunting. gett'n tired of all this trivial stuff interfering w/ my brew'n! ;~)
DeRoux's Broux

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:48 PM   #6
Dirty blonde
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Jan 2005
Twin Cities, MN
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22 batches; 110g or 1056 bottles of beer in the gut . Started the hobby in Jan 05. Went from complete newb to quite knowledgable and 98% of that came from this site. Went from kit/dme to AG after 6 months. I'll probably be in the 22-26 batches in 06 as well.

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Old 12-30-2005, 04:14 PM   #7
Aug 2005
cedar park TX
Posts: 28

i started brewing in augest/ september and i managed to get 60 gal in started with extract to mini mash and on christmas eve did my first all grain brew

drinking. texas bock

bottled.munich dunkle

in carboy. wheat stout

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Old 12-30-2005, 05:16 PM   #8
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Jan 2005
Knob Noster, Missouri
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Who voted the last option?

I brewed about 115 gallons. I posted all the batches in another thread. might move it over here too.

I'm brewing up one last batch for 2005 today. A stout--better known as "Bloody Knuckle Stout". Hopefully this one turns out decent, as my luck with stouts has been questionable.

I went along pretty much the same schedule as DesertBrew. I did 6 extract batches, loved most of it, but decided to go AG after that. I started on Jan 8th 2005. I love this hobby.
On Tap: Lake Walk Pale Ale -- Eternity (Raspberry Stout) -- Nutrocker -- Donnybrook Dark
Primary: Lake Walk Pale Ale
Secondary: Summit IPA
Up Next: Smoked Porter -- Pub Ale -- Watermelon Wheat
Gone But Not Forgotten:

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:11 PM   #9

Originally Posted by brewsmith
... I've gone from extract with specialty grain cooling in the sink with an ice bath to all grain with homemade mash tun and immersion chiller...
Same here! I think a lot of us went this route in 2005! I did a total of eighteen 5-gal. batches - 90 gallons! I'm done for 2005.

But I'll be doing my Trainwhistle Ribbon Cane Porter next weekend and looking at some kind of light German lager - maybe a Dortmunder - to kick of 2006!

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:24 PM   #10
El Pistolero
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May 2005
Houston, Baja Oklahoma
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First off, the year isn't even over tryin' to cheat me out of two days?

Secondly, who says we have to use the Julian calendar? As far as I'm concerned the Chinese calendar is much more appropriate to beer making (for reasons unfanthomable even to myself), so we've got what, another month, until the new year?

Tertiary, I already told the IRS that my fiscal year runs from 7/1 thru 6/30, so I am legally bound to boycott this poll.

Other than that, that's kind of a personal question, don't you think?
[/I] Up Next - Hobgoblin
After That - Czech Pilsner
Primary - Humboldt Hop Rod (4/24)
Primary - NOT Wheat AG SNCA (5/5)
Secondary -
Conditioning - SNCA Clone (3/3),

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