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Title: Never did that before
Post by: dbeechum on April 26, 2010, 05:22:20 PM
Did something unusual yesterday - went from having all of my fermenters full to all of them empty.

Racked over to kegs the following:
10 gallons of Mild (5 American / 5 British)
10 gallons of IPA+ (one getting a keg addition of Cascade and the other Centennial)
5 gallons of Spring Saison with Citra
5 gallons of Belgian Amber with Cinnamon and Vanilla (homemade extracts and the same intial wort as the Saison)
5 gallons of Tupelo Mead (2 gallons getting infused with sour cherry concentrate)
5 gallons of Dark Belgian Strong Wild Ale infused with Pinot Noir soaked French Oak

My brewery is now a confused mess (more so than usual) with everything not a keg waiting for a good scrubbing. Good news is this lets me get started on a new project that I'm going to be spending the better part of a year working on. Bad news is that's a metric ton of fermenters.
Title: Re: Never did that before
Post by: tygo on April 26, 2010, 05:27:25 PM
Well, further good news is you shouldn't go thirsty for awhile.
Title: Re: Never did that before
Post by: denny on April 26, 2010, 05:30:47 PM
So, what's the big project?
Title: Re: Never did that before
Post by: dbeechum on April 26, 2010, 05:33:04 PM
Have you met my friends? :)

or the Southern California Homebrewer's Festival (http://calhomebrewers.org/)?

I almost guarantee I'm going to have to pull the Wild Dark early to keep some for myself. I may be generous, but I'm generous enough to feel like completely blowing through a keg of beer that took ~2 years of work in 4 hours. My record last year was for the "Audacity of Aretha Franklin's Hat" - pouring through a randall - we tanked all 5 gallons at the SCHF in under 2 hours from the fest open. (and that's with people taking small samples.)

And Denny - I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill you and that would be kinda kin to stepping on the last member of squishy endangered species. :)
Title: Re: Never did that before
Post by: denny on April 26, 2010, 05:34:35 PM
And Denny - I could tell ya, but then I'd have to kill you and that would be kinda kin to stepping on the last member of squishy endangered species. :)

Man, that just made my day!  Don't worry, I'll get it out of you when you're drunk at NHC!  :)
Title: Re: Never did that before
Post by: tygo on April 26, 2010, 05:51:00 PM
completely blowing through a keg of beer that took ~2 years of work in 4 hours.

Yeah, that would be pretty disheartening.  If it were me I'd probably hide that in my basement with barbed wire and guard dogs around it  ;D