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View Poll Results: How long is your brew day?
Under 3 hours 3 2.33%
3-4 hours 22 17.05%
4-5 hours 52 40.31%
5+ hours 52 40.31%
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:47 AM   #1
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Sep 2006
San Diego, CA
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I'm just curious how long everyone's brew day takes. I've talked with different people and gotten so many different numbers. From heating the infusion water to pitching the yeast, what do you average?

I'm usually at 3.5 hours.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:01 AM   #2
The Pol
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Mine are 4.5-5 hours, but I 60 minute mash, mash out, fly sparge and 90 miunte boil...

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:11 AM   #3
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I budget six hours. It's often a little less than that, but not by much. That's for a ten gallon AG batch.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:19 AM   #4
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For me it is about 6 hours for one batch and about 7 if I do two. Sometimes I'll clean up the next day. I am usually not too concerned how long it takes.

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Old 11-07-2008, 04:31 AM   #5
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About 4-5 if i am making a traditional beer like a pale ale or something like that. When flaked adjuctns and pisner get thrown in there it takes a bit long or the mash and a 90 minute boil.
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Old 11-07-2008, 04:51 AM   #6
Jan 2008
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A follow-up question might be time spent brewing vs. beer produced. I end up often spending 7+ hrs start to finish, but my brew crew can make 40 gal at a time.

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:03 AM   #7
Feb 2008
Healdsburg, CA
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Generally around 6 hours for a 10g batch, from set up through breakdown, cleaning and putting the gear away. Longer if I have to break to put my daughter to bed...

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Old 11-07-2008, 05:36 AM   #8
Sep 2008
Baton Rouge, LA
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5+ for me. Takes me long time for extract batches much less the all-grain ones.

I include all the cleaning work I have to do before and after as well. Kitchen is usually a mess and I want a clean area to work so that usually involves me having to do dishes, clean the counters, and sweep/mop before I begin brewing. Then I usually let the brew pot plus some extra stuff that needs to cleaned soak in it overnight.
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:01 PM   #9
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Columbus WI
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Are you talking Mini mash or AG ??
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Old 11-07-2008, 12:06 PM   #10

From hauling out the equipment to final clean-up, I'm usually between 4-5 hours. I've done it in less, but it always feels rushed.

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