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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #15 on: June 26, 2012, 08:21:27 AM »
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #16 on: June 26, 2012, 08:51:29 AM »
I'd agree with the idea of bumming some kegs off of people - if you're in a club, that would be a good place to go.  If not, maybe buy some used ones from local shops.

I've moved full carboys without problems though, it's totally doable if you take precautions like they list above.

I only know a couple guys that keg and they don't have any empties right now.  And I'm too cheap to buy more kegs.  I only started kegging because I was given my 2 kegs for free... 
I'm almost half way.  Bottled 8 gallons last night of 3 different meads, so only 50 gallons to go.
I've got enough clean bottles right now for about 3 5gal batches, so I can get those hammered out this week then this weekend another trip to the recycling center.

And yeah... party at my place.  The majority of bottling has been of aged sours and meads.   I have a ton of other varieties though as well.

I put a couple bottles of each beer I brewed for our child in the fridge last night.  If it's a boy, we'll be uncorking Rune's Barleywine.  If it's a girl, we're uncorking Tele's Belgian Quad.

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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #17 on: June 26, 2012, 08:55:08 AM »
Best of luck all around, but first for a smooth delivery.  Then deal with the rest as needed.....

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Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #18 on: June 26, 2012, 06:49:42 PM »
How are you going to know which bottle is which drink? Lol
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #19 on: July 06, 2012, 04:58:52 PM »
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! ;)

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 can't imagine the scenario where 100+ gallons of fermented adult beverages is a problem! ;D
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #20 on: July 06, 2012, 05:08:40 PM »
More importantly, we all hope the delivery went well.
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2012, 07:26:26 PM »
Life is crazy!
We had a baby boy on July 2!  ;D
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! ;D
It takes up a lot of space.  Not a problem, just have to find creative solutions.  :)



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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 09:18:23 PM »
Congrats on the baby Boy!!!
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 11:04:26 PM »
Congrats on the baby Boy!!!

And Congrats on getting to the last 10 Gallons! You Can Do It!
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2012, 11:04:52 PM »
hurray! glad it all turned out in the end. now for the fun/hard part
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2012, 01:03:40 AM »
Great news, congratulations on Rune.
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2012, 02:30:39 AM »
What, no Rune-ation IPA? :-D
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2012, 04:58:39 AM »
Congrats! 
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #28 on: July 13, 2012, 05:47:45 AM »
Congratulations! Quite impressive that you still found time for beer packaging.
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Re: Bottling Frenzy
« Reply #29 on: July 16, 2012, 08:05:08 AM »
What, no Rune-ation IPA? :-D

I really have no idea how I didn't think of that.  We just drank a bottle of Ruination 10th Anniversary last night, and that did it... I'm going to have to brew Rune-ation IPA.

Only 5 gallons left!  And we don't move for another 2 weeks... I've been quite efficient.