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Offline dbeechum

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Never did that before
« on: April 26, 2010, 10:22:20 AM »
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.
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Re: Never did that before
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2010, 10:27:25 AM »
Well, further good news is you shouldn't go thirsty for awhile.
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Re: Never did that before
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2010, 10:30:47 AM »
So, what's the big project?
Life begins at 60.....1.060, that is!

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Re: Never did that before
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2010, 10:33:04 AM »
Have you met my friends? :)

or the Southern California Homebrewer's Festival?

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. :)
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Re: Never did that before
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2010, 10:34:35 AM »
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!  :)
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Re: Never did that before
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2010, 10:51:00 AM »
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
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