- Mar 22, 2013
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Bo, the more I think about this, the more I like it. I had the idea to bottle only in bigger bottles that would get shared with people and deter me from opening a whole bottle if I didn't want more than a glass worth. Bottling is a pain, but I think it might be worth trying, at least for a while. In recent years I started using a keg as a bottling vessel instead of a bucket. Less chance of oxidation. That made the process a lot easier and stress free.I'm sort of going through the same thing but it's a gastro issue for me. I have brewed for over 10 years and have had a lot of the same habits as you it sounds like. I love brewing as well but have realized I'm going to have to chill out if I want to enjoy any kind of beer or brewing in the future. Diet and exercise play a roll in the balance. Moderation is the spice of life.
So because i don't want to give up brewing I have decided to start brewing half batches and to bottle most of them. I'd like to get into historical beers, cloning commercial beers, and experimenting with smash beers. I have also realized I really enjoy making seasonal beers so maybe I'll brew a couple small batches for each season, bottle them, and call it a day until the next season.
in any case hope you can draw some ideas from what I'm thinking about doing. Hope your numbers are better next time!