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How often do you brew?

1-2 times per year
5 (1.4%)
3-5 times per year
19 (5.2%)
6-9 times per year
65 (17.7%)
Around once per month
125 (34%)
2-3 times per month
117 (31.8%)
Weekly
33 (9%)
More!
4 (1.1%)

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How often do you brew?
« on: September 04, 2006, 03:36:04 PM »
I've been stocking up lately and brewed 3 times in the last two weeks.  However, I would say overall I brew perhaps once a month except for the summer.

So how much are you brewing?

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2006, 04:13:57 PM »
2-3 times a month for me Brad, it's not uncommon for me to have up to 120 lt in fermenters or kegs at any one time.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2006, 06:55:15 PM »
Once a month for me.

I did a double brew day last Sat.

I am ready to go again.

Don

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2006, 07:54:35 PM »
   10-15 times a year.
   One or two will be meads and one or two will be a cider or something different like a wheat braggot.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2006, 03:13:40 PM »
Just getting back into it but have done two batches in 3 weeks.  My brother-in-law wants to start brewing, so we're going to do a co-op batch this weekend, making 3 times in a month.  BUT, I suspect as my work schedule pick up heavily in the 4th quarter that I'll probably only be able to average 6 to 9 batches a year.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2006, 10:04:09 AM »
Well, being that I just started brewing, very little.  I would like to get on a schedule of about once a month, though...

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2006, 10:47:37 PM »
I can drink almost 5g a month, with the gift or comp here and there.
I try to brew two or three batches per year over and above that, for strong stuff to lay down, or party beers that will get slugged by the masses. If you think about it, there's only about 40 pints in a 5g batch, which means in about 9 1/4 batches per year. Want a second pint? Want to share? Better brew more!
And if the well ever goes dry, that's when I really try to ramp it up for a couple months, so that I'm not constantly drinking young beer. My goal is to drink the average-weight brews at least 6wk out, preferably two months before tapping. Milds, some wheat beers, etc., are the exception.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2006, 08:01:11 AM »
The wife and I brew about once a month sometimes twice to three times as it gets closer to summer so that we have a good stock for all of the summer Barbeques. I still bottle so I always have to be careful to have enough bottles around for the next batch - I think I will switch to kegging soon, but have to get ahold of all the equipment.

This was a good question Brad


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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 03:52:22 PM »
On average, somewhere between 1 - 2 times a month depending on beer stock on hand. I also have a few parties I brew for so that involves making about 5 brews of different beers.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 05:28:23 AM »
I am brewing my Naked Saison tonight and getting up early on Sat. to make Dirty Paws Porter ;D

I fell a little behind and several empty cases of bottles >:(

Don

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2006, 11:18:46 AM »
since the second child and moving recently has put a damper on the brewing

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2006, 10:09:41 AM »
I go in batches (pun intended).  I'll brew every two weeks where I'll be cycling thru my equipment: when the batch moves from primary to secondary, I start a new one in the primary.  I've gotten to where I've had about 10 different beers on hand for sampling.  Now I've only got 4 on hand with one in the secondary. 

Averaged out over the year, it's probably one a month.
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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2006, 09:26:30 AM »
Usially 6-7 times per year because in summer is not possible(35-40 C0)

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2006, 01:30:46 AM »
I just got into brewing AG beer, and since September 16, 2006, I've brewed 8 five-gallon batches - the last two yesterday, 12/23.  So if I keep this pace up, it will average out to 32 batches a year !  Have to wait and see if this pace is sustainable .....

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2007, 10:15:35 AM »
Well, that's a LOT of beer!  Where are you located because you will definately need help consuming it?
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