Coldbreak Brewing HERMS Giveaway!

HomeBrewSupply AMCYL Brew Kettle Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Beer Discussion > too much for one day.....
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-13-2007, 05:58 PM   #1
cclloyd
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
cclloyd's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Largo, Florida
Posts: 2,974
Liked 32 Times on 29 Posts
Likes Given: 71

Default too much for one day.....

This past Sunday I bottled 10 gallons and brewed 5. I will not try to cram that much into one day again. Between sanitizing 100 bottles ( I know I know - start kegging!) and all my brew gear and boiling priming sugar and mashing the grains and seeing my Bucs get their a$$es handed to them by the Texans (good grief) and you get the picture. I think from now on I will either brew or bottle on any given day but not both. By the time I was done (noon to 8:00pm) I was half lit and really tired of messing with it. OK - 3/4 lit .
I found myself thinking that it was more work than fun - we can't have that. It's got to be fun as well as rewarding. Maybe if I didn't consume so many during the process..... nah - that would take quite a bit of the fun out of it.
Anyone else find themselves overdoing just because the time was available, and then thinking after the fact that it wasn't such a good idea?

On the up side I have 10 gallons bottle conditioning that I can break out for New Years!!


cclloyd is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:02 PM   #2
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 4,013
Liked 59 Times on 36 Posts

Default

I think Jester had a similar experience recently. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=47587

I try to avoid overdoing it when it comes to brewing. It takes the fun out of it.


__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!
Lil' Sparky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:08 PM   #3
98EXL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
98EXL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,284
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

Default

I don't think that was too much....one weekend I had SMWBO help for a bit and we bottled 10 gallons, transfered 10 gallons, and brewed 10 gallons....and made apfelwein.

Christmas week will be the same thing, except one more addition....5/6 gallons of wine. Another big brew week after that and feburary will have tons of brew on hand...in addition to what I already have on hand
__________________
I'm back!!!
98EXL is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:10 PM   #4
Lil' Sparky
Cowboys EAC
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Lil' Sparky's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Honolulu, HI
Posts: 4,013
Liked 59 Times on 36 Posts

Default

Bottling 10 gallons alone is too much for me!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by duffman2 View Post
I dub this beer the Double Slutty Triple Nutty Bodacious Booty Brunette!
Lil' Sparky is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:12 PM   #5
98EXL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
98EXL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,284
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil' Sparky
Bottling 10 gallons alone is too much for me!

I've done it before bymyself, but it was all I did that day
__________________
I'm back!!!
98EXL is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:24 PM   #6
Schlenkerla
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schlenkerla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Posts: 6,481
Liked 115 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default 2 Batch Limit!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil' Sparky
I try to avoid overdoing it when it comes to brewing. It takes the fun out of it.
True - I brewed four batches one day in October. You can start making mistakes if you get tired, lazy or drunk.

I think 2 batches are the limit for me. SWMBO will have a girls weekend and I will brew all day on Saturday. It usually starts with a smacking of a smack-pack or two, then a trip to the LHBS. Once home an early liquid lunch then I work on batch one. Then I take a beer-break until dinner, then start number two. That usually ends around 11PM or midnight.

4 batches seems too much like work, but is better than being at work!!

__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|
Schlenkerla is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:26 PM   #7
Schlenkerla
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Schlenkerla's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Decatur, Illinois
Posts: 6,481
Liked 115 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lil' Sparky
Bottling 10 gallons alone is too much for me!

I'd rather do this then go to work anyday!!!
__________________
Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. - Dale Carnegie

BS Nano-Brewery

|Myeast 50327|Easy Hop Oast|Smoked Homebrew|
Schlenkerla is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2007, 06:27 PM   #8
98EXL
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
98EXL's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3,284
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Schlenkerla
4 batches seems too much like work, but is better than being at work!!

it would be fun to do with a buddy or two maybe I would think....if it were all planned out


__________________
I'm back!!!
98EXL is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools



Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS