Life is crazy!
We had a baby boy on July 2!
The delivery didn't pan out as we had planned for... we transferred to the hospital due to his heart rate dropping a little too much during contractions. Still had a natural, unmedicated birth though, so we were happy about that. Poor little guy couldn't breath right away and had lungs filled with mucus and some air pockets between his lungs and chest cavity (pneumothorax). So, he had a 5 day stay in the NICU.
We cracked a bottle of Rune's Barleywine in my wife's recovery room on July 2 to celebrate. It didn't turn out quite as I had expected, but is absolutely delicious. Kinda like Rune... not born as we had planned for, but is just as wonderful as you could possibly imagine.
We've been home for almost a week now and all are doing well.
I've been packing and bottling every day.I only have 10 gallons to go!!!
A rhubarb cider and key lime mead.
So, I'm trying to understand how you had the money for 100 gallons of beer/cider/mead supplies and fermenters and nothing to bulk package them in? Only two kegs? Really? You must LOVE to bottle!
Accumulation over the years... I don't love
to bottle, but the cost of kegging is high compared to a nearly free supply of bottles from friends, family, recycling center, etc. The vast majority of this 100 gallons was long age type stuff... sours, meads, ciders.
What do you have like 20 carboys? Or large high volume conicals? Maybe this has already been addressed, but I'm just trying understand your process.
I have a lot. I think around 10 glass carboys, 2 or 3 of which are 6 gallon, which is the largest volume fermenter I have. Lots of buckets..
I can't imagine the scenario where 100+ gallons of fermented adult beverages is a problem!
It takes up a lot of space. Not a problem, just have to find creative solutions.