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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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tcbailey

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #30 on: September 29, 2009, 07:44:34 PM »
weekly.  a group of guys on my block easily goes through 5 gallons on a weekend night every week.  We can barely keep up brewing!!

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #31 on: September 30, 2009, 06:31:20 AM »
Time for a bigger brew pot.  Twice the beer in almost the same time.  Plus you could try different yeast and hops in different carboys.  Or diff ferm temps with all else equal. 

bornTObrew

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #32 on: October 18, 2009, 01:06:56 PM »
well im new to all this guys! ive had brewing on the mind for the last 6-8yr's now, read everything i could fine on it,tryen to git all my ducks in a row so to speak, before tryen a batch! im ready to buy my 1'st brew kit an git started here in a week or so, any sugestions on what would be a good start for the 1'st?? yf richard

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #33 on: October 18, 2009, 04:45:34 PM »
I'd recommend you brew a favorite style ale that you like (not lager) that is not too high in gravity.  Lagers take more yeast, take longer, require different ferm temps, and you want easy for the first couple.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2009, 06:34:16 PM »
Richard, I did the same thing and about a year later, I make 10gallon all grain brews.  +1 on keeping it simple at first.  Easy recipee that will come out well so you enjoy your results.
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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #35 on: November 17, 2009, 06:45:04 AM »
2008 was a heavy year for me, when I brewed ten 5-gal. batches (plus a couple other times helping friends brew on their equipment).  I had stocked-up considerably with malt and hops during the year.  Then, I got laid off (December '08). 

2009 has been a record year for me, with 19 batches to date (mid-Nov) and with 4 more in the "Brew Queue", not to mention the days spent helping others brew.

Gogol

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #36 on: November 26, 2009, 07:54:35 AM »
I brewed 21 five gallon batches in 08.

In 09 thus far I have brewed 13.  The difference is that I took most of the summer off as I worked on my brew stand.  In 08 all my batches were five gallons.  I am now doing 8-10 gallons at a time and am brewing often.  I think by the end of the year my batch count may be down but my volumes will be up.

This at a time when quality is also rising.

HopToad

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #37 on: April 20, 2010, 10:10:36 PM »
New member here.  I have only done a few brews so far.  Averaging once every year(!) starting about 4 years ago.  Just realized that. 

Found a $#!* load of ingredients in my cabinet a couple weeks ago, and started up again.  That average number should be changing soon. 

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #38 on: May 03, 2010, 05:29:13 AM »
Hello Brad,

We brew two batches a weekend during our winter brewing season. We're not religious about it so if other activities take us away, we're OK with that. The last two years we've done about 32 batches in the season. We don't brew in the summer, we catch up on the drinking end of things. ;D
Statistically, this comes to about 2.5 brews each month.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #39 on: May 10, 2010, 02:46:13 PM »
Okay, so my average is WAY up compared to previously.

Over the last month I have done 3 brews.  Finishing one today;  Probably why I decided to jump on here and post.

A Pete's Wicked Clone

An Irish Stout from an old kit.

& today - An Anchor Steam Clone - finishing the boil now.


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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #40 on: May 18, 2010, 06:06:17 PM »
Lately I've been brewing a batch every other week in the warm weather, and once a month when it's below freezing outside.
Though I started doing double batches so that may change. 
I've got six kegs, but I've never had more than three with anything in them at any one time. 
I'm trying to change that.
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mikek

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #41 on: September 19, 2010, 09:42:37 PM »
haven't had time lately but gonna try some new recipes here soon.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2010, 04:11:18 PM »
I am very new to this drinking my first batch, I used 22 oz bottles, 24 of them for  a 5 gal batch and at 1 a day consumption it looks like I will be on a 3 week schedule. I will probably ramp this up to a 2 week schedule so that I have an ample supply. 4 of my first batch have already been gifted.       

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #43 on: October 11, 2010, 10:09:52 AM »
Being the cheapskate I am, I don't like buying bottles from the supply house.  So I start a brew as soon as I accumulate two cases of commercial empties.

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Re: How often do you brew?
« Reply #44 on: October 27, 2010, 01:35:04 PM »
I brew every 2 weeks. 
Brewing great beer for anyone.  150 gallons in 2010.

 

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