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Title: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: James Lorden on October 10, 2011, 03:56:25 PM
I love to brew but lately I have been getting ahead of myself...

I took inventory yesterday and right now on tap I have...

1/2 keg of a Union Jack
1 keg of English Brown
1/2 keg of Mild
1 keg of ESB

in the tanks...

10 gallons of Marzen
5 gallons of Obsidian Stout Clone
10 gallons of Trippel

No one in my house drinks beer except me and we don't have a lot of company.

I'm guessing I have about half a year of beer (I think I like to brew more then I like to drink)
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: tschmidlin on October 10, 2011, 04:02:43 PM
I always have more beer sitting around than I can drink in 6 months.  It's sad, but it's not going to stop me from brewing.  I'm trying to get better at giving beer away, so I'm taking kegs to the neighbor's more often and starting to throw more parties.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: firedog23 on October 10, 2011, 04:09:05 PM
I have the opposite problem.  I have a handful of people who drink almost all of the beer I brew.  I usually get a few of them but I am definitely on the supplier side of things.  I guess the best thing is they ask for seconds so that is good.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: bluesman on October 10, 2011, 04:29:31 PM
Usually by March, I have at least a dozen kegs of beer ready for NHC. Next year I will have more. It's going to be a busy winter ahead, but I enjoy it.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: James Lorden on October 10, 2011, 04:45:04 PM
The only thing that ends up slowing me down is lack refrigerated space... I can store about 10 kegs.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: euge on October 10, 2011, 05:00:21 PM
I would brew more but usually have to drink the bulk of my beer. A good batch won't last long. I'm filling all my kegs this winter however. ;D
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: rjharper on October 10, 2011, 05:04:27 PM
I can normally balance, but since I switched to AG on the new HERMS rig, I'm at it every Sunday. As a result I've got 8 full kegs in the kegerator, another one sitting out, 2 batches in secondary and 2 more in primary.  Its definitely time for a party.

I am blessed with such good friends who will always come to my aid to kick some kegs...  ;D
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: tomsawyer on October 10, 2011, 08:14:09 PM
I started brewing small batches just so I could keep up with myself and I'm still swimming in beer.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: Slowbrew on October 10, 2011, 08:49:57 PM
I was worried I would run out during our Oktoberfest this year.  We made it through that night but the beer in the keg fridge is all we have on hand.  Once the weather finally cools off I'll fill 10 of my 14 kegs by New Years.  I try to have beer in all 14 by April EOM to get us through the hot summer months.

Too much beer always seems like a good problem to have to me.  It means I need to have a party!

Paul
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: rbclay on October 10, 2011, 09:02:33 PM
sometimes i wonder if i drink too much or brew too little...
i'm OK with a beer or 2 a day. that's better than saving it up and trying to have 14 once a week, right?!?
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: jaybeerman on October 10, 2011, 09:02:39 PM
this is usually my problem too...growlers sent home with friends usually takes care of my problem
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: ynotbrusum on October 10, 2011, 09:24:08 PM
I get ahead and then usually the helpers help themselves (with my permission, of course).  If I have some bigger beers, they usually last a while, but the session stuff usually goes quicker than I can re-stock.  A keg can go in a few days with that stuff. 
What I am finding is that I have an overload of craft brews that people bring as compensation....but they drink my beer instead of any of the crafts.

All in all, a good problem to have.

Cheers!
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: morticaixavier on October 10, 2011, 10:06:55 PM
I do and do not have this problem. I struggle to find storage space for the bottle of mead and big beers that I have for keeping but rarely manage to seemlessly transition from one session brew to another with out a dry spell. I only have 2 kegs and one is dedicated to soda water so that may be part of the problem. I could bottle, and do sometimes, but I the bottles tend to fill up with barley wine etc.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: Caddywhompusbeer on October 10, 2011, 10:39:09 PM
I can't wait till I have this problem you all speak of!
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: roguenationpatriot on October 10, 2011, 10:52:17 PM
I love to brew but lately I have been getting ahead of myself...

I took inventory yesterday and right now on tap I have...

1/2 keg of a Union Jack
1 keg of English Brown
1/2 keg of Mild
1 keg of ESB

in the tanks...

10 gallons of Marzen
5 gallons of Obsidian Stout Clone
10 gallons of Trippel

No one in my house drinks beer except me and we don't have a lot of company.

I'm guessing I have about half a year of beer (I think I like to brew more then I like to drink)

      I had a bunch of brews planned, and then my sister gave me two of her batches that she thought she was going to use for a wedding.  I feel like I have to get through some of it before brewing my next batch, but I keep going out of town on the weekends.  I'm don't have quite as much surplus as you do, but I do have another couple batches waiting to be made because I have too much.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: kylekohlmorgen on October 14, 2011, 01:14:08 PM
Between College football on Saturdays (Go Boilers) and NFL on Sundays (Go Colts) - our tailgates or watching parties outpace my brewdays..

During the fall, I feel like I have to take off work to get some brewing in! I did a partial mash and a cider to get something going!
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: tygo on October 14, 2011, 02:11:12 PM
During the fall, I feel like I have to take off work to get some brewing in!

About every second or third brew this is what I do.  Like today, for example  ;D
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: corkybstewart on October 14, 2011, 02:47:44 PM
I usually have a lot more on hand than I could personally drink.  Last year at our Oktoberfest we drank 6 full cornies and 5 partials so I had no homebrew for a couple of months. This year I brewed a bunch of extra beer and my biggest drinking friends couldn't make it to the party so I have plenty of beer on hand-we still drank 6 kegs outside but only finished a couple of partials in the garage.
Generally speaking I love the brewing process almost as much as I do drinking the beer.  When I start to get a huge oversupply I'll brew some beers that require long term aging like Imperial stout.
Title: Re: Sometimes Supply Outpaces Demmand....
Post by: ckpash88 on October 14, 2011, 07:41:59 PM
have eight cases of bomber bottles and my new plan is every time I drink enough hombrew to have two cases of empty bottles I brew another batch. For me its kind of hard getting rid of my beer bc most of my friend think that bud light is the end all be all beer.