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Old 11-04-2008, 07:03 PM   #1
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I just took stock of the pipeline.

The pipeline is full. We're getting close to our household yearly limit.

I took stock of empties today. I have enough empty bottles to bottle in excess of 10 batches. I have exactly 11 kegs that are EMPTY!

I only have 7 carboys, so an increase in production will be hard. I drink what I want, when I can. I have 7 different lagers lagering now with a target date of bottling @ Christmas.

Anybody else have this problem? The first 10 batches, I was drinking like a mad-man to obtain bottles, begging friends for bottles & hounding the bars in town for empties. Well, they all came through for me. I have enough bottles.

My storage space is nearing full & I'd rather use it for full bottles rather than empties.

The more I type, the more this is not a problem, just a good reason to rip off a few 2 week batches real soon. Only problem is I was planning a Lambic, a mead, and some more aphelwine, so that'll tie up carboys for months to a year. I guess that'll only leave 4 carboys for some quick batches!

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Old 11-04-2008, 07:11 PM   #2
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Too much brewing and drinking is a problem?

Dear Abbey,

I am confused. I started a hobby that feeds my other hobby. I seem to have entered a spiral of enjoyment, and I feel that my head may explode through the pressure of pure happiness. - Happy guy in VA

Dear Happy guy in VA,

Relax dude, have a home brew. You will feel better in the morning.- Abbey


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Old 11-04-2008, 07:26 PM   #3
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Slacker. Surely you can try harder. You need a new household.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:37 PM   #4
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It's okay. You can join the "Virginia Overboard Club".







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Old 11-04-2008, 07:38 PM   #5
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Sounds like to me that you need to embrace the frugality of HDPE.
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:39 PM   #6
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Hah! Evan that's great.

I saw the first pic and went "pssh, I'm new at this and I'm getting close to that" then I scrolled down....
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Old 11-04-2008, 07:44 PM   #7
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Zac,
I'm only looking out for your well-being here.... don't listen to these guys. I'm not a therapist or anything but I think you might have a bit of a problem on your hands. Having THAT much beer in the house can't possibly be healthy.

I don't just come out to this message board to get a little advice, maybe grab a good recipe and get some tips on brewing techniques. I partly come out to these boards because... well... because I care. I like to help people like yourself.

With these thoughts in mind, for your own good, I think you should send me most of your beer. I know what you're thinking, "no f'in way". You would be wrong. Dead wrong. I'm going to PM you with my address. I think you should send as much as you an afford to send and I'll do my best to live with the horrible, terrible burden that is currently placed on your shoulders.
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Old 11-04-2008, 08:01 PM   #8
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...I'll do my best to live with the horrible, terrible burden that is currently placed on your shoulders.
What a terrific person you are to help him so. You humble me. Alright, alright, I'll help too, send some my way if it will help you out, Zac.
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Evan,

Starting over christmas when I clear out my fermentation chamber, I plan on turning it into a kegerator. I figure 17 kegs will fit in there, so I'm thinking 2 taps for me, 2 taps for friends, 2 taps for house brews, 2 taps for seasonal stuff & 2 taps for SWMBO. 10 taps at all times & room enough for almost 10 more back-ups. I just checked downstairs, 50 (SH!T) fifty full cases. Thats not counting the 8 or 10 I've opened & started drinking.

I will gladly become a member of the Va Overboard Club. I count you have 9 fermenters, maybe I need 3 more.

I'll take some pics later, although my basement is in a horrible freegin nasty mess.


Gnome, I would really like to tip a few back with you dude.

Cape Brewing: Still waiting on the PM. I would be happy to ship a sample or two. I won't list the list to choose from, but it's lenghty. I still have at least a 6-er of every beer I've brewed. There's nothing in the basement that isn't drinkable. They're not all award winning, but they are all better than BMC. I just finished a raspberry ale that SUCKED 4 months ago, Now it's quite good.

I'm really, really tying to let the 7 lagers go untill christmas. I promise. I really do.


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Old 11-04-2008, 08:11 PM   #10
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It's okay. You can join the "Virginia Overboard Club".
That's impressive, but if you doubled that you'd be near my capacity...

Zac: If you fell out of a boat and you're all wet, then I would say "yes".


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