Parenthood slowed my production. I went from having 60 gallons of beer stocked for the summer and fall to, well, 10...
1.I shoot for weekends. Even if it is 1-2 weekends a month. Plus, I was furloughed from full time to part time 1.5 years
ago. I pick up the hours I need around my work week and avoid at least one day off, for family or what not. But I manage.
Lately I have enjoyed the early hours. I can get up 3-5 hour earlier that what I am used to and there is sunlight. (some will laugh but getting up at 4:45-6:30am is not normal for me and I see the advantage of having my daily morning routine done with at 9:00am.
2. I have 22-23 ball lock kegs. Once kegged they sit right outside the keggerator to the right. I have to
admit I cannot park a car in my two-car garage...
I am horrible of keeping a timely schedule with primary and
after. Some beers cross the 4-6 week line in primary. I have never worried and they are all fine. They go right to keg.
3. I figure that I don't bottle much anymore and I have yet to get the 2.5 or 3 gallon kegs so might as well
go for the 5 or 10 gallon batch. My last one was the imperial porter 10 gallon batch and It took an extra
3 hours but only because of the additional time it took to heat strike water and heat to boiling once
the wort was collected (I was at the very limit of my max volume for mash tun and boil kettle) Normal 10
gallon batches are only an hour difference for me.
Pros- conducive to small breweries' needs.
Cons- limited supply, even if there is a lot of variety. You still run out faster of each batch.