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Old 08-02-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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I didnt know where to put this but I wanted to share...
I need more damn equipment and for the record my SWMBO thinks I am certifiable.

What is not shown in this picture is that to my right are 2 MORE carboys on a shelf and far to the left is another 5 gallon carboy with Apfelwein.

So I had 10 carboys going at one time. They have all completed fermentation and are in kegs or have been bottled. But the bad part is that while I now have open carboys I have no place to put finished beer If I made more.

I have 8 kegs and they are all full. I might have 20-30 bottles available but I like to keep some handy for keg bottling to take to parties or ssend to comps. I cant brew !!
We are having a big party in August and hope to burn through 4-5 kegs so I can brew again.

From my right to left... Not shown 10 gallons IPA, 10 Gallons American Wheat, 5 gallons Apfelwein, 10 Gallons Porter, 10 Gallons Pale Ale, Not Shown 5 Gallons Apfelwein.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:01 PM   #2
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The way I see it, you have two choices here. You've reached critical capacity so you can either ramp up your homebrewing setup or go pro and invest in the equipment and open your own brewery!

Ask SWMBO which one appeals to her.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Hey at least the pipe is full. Mine is getting there, but nothing ready to drink.
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Old 08-02-2008, 04:51 PM   #4
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Brew something nice and heavy that can hang out in the fermenter for a couple months. I'm sure a keg or two will empty by then

 
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Old 08-02-2008, 09:02 PM   #5
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you have 2 possible solutions here:
Send your brew to me
--or--
I guess you could just drink more if you didn't want to do that...
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Old 08-02-2008, 10:19 PM   #6
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I know the problem. 2 months ago, I didn't have a damn thing to drink from a keg. So I brewed a ton. Now I only have 1 open keg to fill (as soon as I wash it, it gets my Apricot Wheat into it!), and 10 gallons OktoberFAST/10 gallons Apfelwein sitting on the living room floor, waiting for a keg to live in.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:15 PM   #7
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you could always buy a crap load of bottles.

 
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:18 PM   #8
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I'm actually going to the Annapolis HBW today to pick up more supplies. After a trip to Cantlers for crabs of course.
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Old 08-03-2008, 01:21 PM   #9
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It's too bad you're so far north. I've got 8 cases of empties in the basement doin' nothin'. If you ever wind up down south this-a-way, PM me and they're yrs.
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Old 08-03-2008, 03:42 PM   #10
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I have some bottles, but most of my stash of bottles are full too . I'm not complaining by any means, just never thought I would get to a point where I had all this beer on hand.

But for any new brewers out there... This is where you want to be so that you aren't impatient trying to test that new beer. I have plenty to drink without going and hitting the new stuff too soon.
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