How often do you brew?

Homebrew Talk - Beer, Wine, Mead, & Cider Brewing Discussion Forum

Help Support Homebrew Talk:

How often do you fire up the Banjo?

  • SWMBO doesn't even let me do it once a month

  • Oh, about once a month. I do have a life, you know

  • Hmm, seems like about 2 times per month. Lawn can handle bein' mowed the other two.

  • Wow, I'd say prolly about 3 times per month. I do have to bathe once in a while!

  • Sheeeit, gotta be at LEAST 4 times or MORE! Beats drinkin' & drivin'!


Results are only viewable after voting.

Bruscar

Eat, drink, repeat
Joined
Mar 10, 2007
Messages
365
Reaction score
0
Location
Covina, CA
With the "Is there such a thing as too much" & "I've got beer until 2009" type threads going around lately, it got me curious: How often do you brew? Me, obviously not enough!:(
 

CBBaron

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 9, 2007
Messages
2,780
Reaction score
21
Location
Cleveland
16 5gal batches since last January when I started. I try to make sure I get a batch done every month and then I added a few because I had to opportunity or to supply a party. If I could step it up to 2 a month I think I could keep my stock flowing and I could give away what I want.
Craig
 

McKBrew

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 19, 2006
Messages
8,186
Reaction score
43
Location
Hayden
I would definately agree with not enough. On the same note though, I only have bottles for about 2 batches at any given time. Once I start kegging, I'd like to brew about once a month. I'd like to have 3-4 taps supplied at any time.

While the big beer stockpiles look cool, I really don't have a need for that much beer on hand. If I ever start meeting more local brewers and beer lovers that could change.
 

98EXL

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2007
Messages
3,131
Reaction score
13
Location
Maryland
try to do at least one batch a week, or 2 every two weeks
 

Soulive

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 10, 2007
Messages
4,266
Reaction score
27
Location
The Middle of NJ
I bounce between 1-2 times per month. When I was brewing extract, I would brew probably once a week. This is why I need to start double batches...
 

Evets

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 29, 2006
Messages
1,982
Reaction score
305
Location
Lancaster County, Pa.
The one on the right, I fire up twice a month, give or take. The one on the left, 2 or 3 times a week. :D

 

bradsul

Flyfisherman/brewer
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Sep 12, 2006
Messages
4,889
Reaction score
42
Location
Ontario, Canada
For my own consumption I brew once a month. Sometimes more if I'm doing something that needs extended aging. I do brew more often than that because I like to brew for my friends, but since I don't keep the beer I don't really count it (ok, I keep a 6er :D).
 

Kevin Dean

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 30, 2007
Messages
1,352
Reaction score
12
Location
Frederick, MD
I made a calculated decision three weeks ago to buy a new regulator and a Barley Crusher and not brew for 3 weeks. The Barley Crusher is at my home doorstep right this moment and my LHBS has a sack of Maris Otter waiting for me so I'm back to my normal schedule:

Once per week. :) Though, I may break that and "make up" by doing three batches this weekend.
 

Beerthoven

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 4, 2007
Messages
2,173
Reaction score
39
Location
Cary, NC
One brew every 3 or 4 weeks. I did 14 batches in 2007.

In 2008, I'd like to do at least 20 batches.
 

ohiobrewtus

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 1, 2006
Messages
7,762
Reaction score
74
Location
Ohio
I just did the math and the 37 I did in 9 months last year puts me at 4 per month. :drunk:

I always did two batches on a brewday though... sometimes 3. So I never had more than 2 'brewdays' a month. Not that it makes it any better. :D
 

rabidgerbil

Well-Known Member
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Oct 29, 2007
Messages
999
Reaction score
40
Location
Seattle
Lately, it has been 3-4 times a month, but I have been dealing with weddings and what not. Once things quiet down, the wife would prefer that I not brew more than once a month, but, given the size of her family (11 kids in her family), our network of friends, etc., there is always something going on, a birthday, a wedding, a baby, etc., to justify doing some "special" brewing. I just need to get the brewery finished in the basement, so that she does not have to see the stuff in the kitchen, and that will help.
 

DeathBrewer

Maniacally Malty
Lifetime Supporter
Joined
Apr 9, 2007
Messages
21,787
Reaction score
316
Location
Oakland, CA
about 3 times a month. generally every two weeks, but the occasional random batch and stuff for parties takes it up to 3.

now that i know i can do all-grain in my pad on my stove by using two pots, i'm going to work on a nice, light house ale to keep on tap at all times :)
 

Fingers

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 24, 2007
Messages
4,178
Reaction score
49
Location
Lac du Bonnet
Depends on the time of year. Warmer and more light in the summer so I'll brew more. In the winter my stockpiles dwindle. I *need* to brew about once a month (10 gallons) to keep up with consumption, but I'd prefer to stay ahead so I won't get burned by a bad batch. Have yet to get ahead.
 

zoebisch01

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 15, 2006
Messages
5,180
Reaction score
13
Location
Central PA
For me it depends on the time of year. In the colder months, I brew more. At one point last year it was at least 3, sometimes 4 a month...depending. During the hot months it tapers off and I can go months, depending on how much gets consumed. I don't have people over to drink, but I do give away quite a bit. I am down low, but two batches need to be bottled and conditioned, as well as 2 remaining batches of cider from this fall's pressing. And it also depends on if I get caught up on some other venture (like last night I was up almost to midnight mixing, packing and setting up salami to incubate, or last week 'harvesting' a duck, etc)
 

sirsloop

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jun 12, 2006
Messages
2,587
Reaction score
25
Location
South River, NJ
I brew in waves... come winter time I pound out 50 gallons worth and it holds me through the hot months. There's 22 gallons currently going... another 5 batches away!
 

Drunkensatyr

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 2, 2007
Messages
1,996
Reaction score
19
I brew an average of 3 times a month with a few of those being double batches so I clicked 4+
 

Lil' Sparky

Cowboys EAC
Joined
Feb 6, 2006
Messages
3,952
Reaction score
94
Location
Honolulu, HI
I usually brew for myself about once/month - I just don't drink enough to warrant more than that, and I give away a good bit of my beer as it is. Lately I've been able to brew more often, but I've been helping others (which I really enjoy).
 

z987k

Well-Known Member
Joined
Feb 13, 2007
Messages
3,512
Reaction score
35
Location
Anchorage
I just kinda freaked, bottle stock is getting low, 1 keg empty and refilled, another keg almost gone. I think I'm brewing tonight.
 

Bills Brew

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 2, 2006
Messages
128
Reaction score
2
I definitely brew more in the winter months - 3 times a month. My basement is cooler and better able to do lagers. During summer maybe once a month, as SWMBO's "to do" list is longer in the summer months.
 
Top