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Old 09-03-2008, 12:59 AM   #1
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For the first time I brewed two mini mash 5 gallon batches in one day. I did a Stout and a Dogfish 60 minute clone. Needless to say I feel more tired than after running the NYC marathon. Brewing is hard work! Guess I will need to step up my brewing training

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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It'll all be worth it in 6-8 weeks.

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Old 09-03-2008, 01:36 AM   #3
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heck, I did two brews in two days and was tired! good job!

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Old 09-03-2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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For me to do 2 AG's in one day, is a full day operation. I like to start one batch by 9:00 am to hopefully be cleaned up, put away, and a quick shower by dark. SO worth it in a month or two though....
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:51 AM   #5
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I brewed once while also bottling, talk about tiring and frustrating. I can't imagine brewing twice in one day!
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Old 09-03-2008, 02:54 AM   #6
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I've done 2 all grains in one day twice. Both times I've said I'll never do it again.
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:17 AM   #7
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I can not brew but 1 batch and I have to lay down....... Im 66.

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Old 09-03-2008, 05:26 AM   #8
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i call it my third job, the only one i love! i did batches three weekends in a row. after 70hr work weeks it killed me by the third weekend. got two more recipes coming in tomorrow. i'm taking a four day weekend for this operation! haha!

i love my third job!

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Old 09-03-2008, 12:55 PM   #9
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The sweet reward! Two fermenters bubbling along nicely on the AM. Well worth it.

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Old 09-03-2008, 12:58 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by Professor Frink View Post
I've done 2 all grains in one day twice. Both times I've said I'll never do it again.
I do it fairly often, even had a triple brew day a few weeks back. I like consolidating the process because you don't have to clean all the equipment in between (other than a quick rinse). Plus little stuff like using the cooler output as strike water for the next batch saves time and resources.
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