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View Poll Results: How many longnecks from 5 gallons?
45 4 3.96%
46 6 5.94%
47 1 0.99%
48 21 20.79%
49 6 5.94%
50 25 24.75%
51 5 4.95%
52 19 18.81%
53 9 8.91%
54 5 4.95%
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:22 PM   #1
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On average, how many 12oz bottles do you get from a 5 gallon batch?

I count on 48 but usually have another 6 bottles sanitized. My average is about 50.
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Old 09-07-2008, 10:24 PM   #2
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My first two batches have been 53 & 54.

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:31 PM   #3
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Five gallons of beer equals:

53 x 12-ounce bottles
40 x 16-ounce bottles
29 x 22-ounce bottles

give or take, depending on your volume of course!

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Old 09-07-2008, 10:32 PM   #4
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After racking to a secondary off of a fairly large yeast cake, and racking from secondary into the bottling bucket, I ended up losing 1/2 gal of total liquid, so I only got 36 of the 12oz. + 6 of the 16oz. bottles. If I were to have done it in all 12oz., I would have had 44 bottles. A bit on the low end, I'd imagine. I did not add any water to adjust my batch back up to 5gal.
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Old 09-08-2008, 06:13 PM   #5
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yeah, my count varies...I always adjust to get back up to 5 gallons, minus a few b/c of the yeast cake. Apfelwein raises my average.

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Old 09-08-2008, 06:23 PM   #6
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I generally get between 48-52 depending on how flocculent the yeast it.

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Old 09-08-2008, 08:27 PM   #7
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36, but I'm a little tipsy by the end.

No, I usually plan for 48, then throw the rest in a larger container, or a couple spare bottles for...uh...sampling.
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Old 09-08-2008, 08:42 PM   #8
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I couldn't pick an exact number from your poll but I typically end up with 50-52 bottles.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:22 PM   #9
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5 gallons = 640 ounces

640 ounces = 53.333333 twelve ounce long necks.

I ususally get two full cases...and up to a six-pack to put on the back shelf for 8 months later.
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Old 09-08-2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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Bottles, what are these bottles that you speak of, if you are referring to beer storage and serving containers I get 1 from every batch the name is keg though, not bottle.
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