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How much of  your homebrew do you bottle?

I only bottle my homebrew
20 (22.5%)
I bottle most of my homebrew, but occassionaly keg
2 (2.2%)
I split fairly evenly between bottling and kegging
9 (10.1%)
I almost exlusively keg and rarely bottle
34 (38.2%)
I only keg anymore
5 (5.6%)
I only keg, but I use a CPBF/Beer gun on occassion
19 (21.3%)

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Voting closed: December 12, 2009, 10:46:59 AM

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Offline Crispy275

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Keg, bottle or both?
« on: November 12, 2009, 10:46:59 AM »
Many homebrewers never keg, and many who set up a kegging system never bottle again.

And yet, some of us who do use kegs still bottle a significant amount to provide as gifts and competitions. And some keg exclusively but use a counter pressure bottle filler or beer gun to fill the occassional bottle.

How much do you bottle? Keg?
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2009, 10:48:57 AM »
I only keg for the past two years.

I have about 100 bottles ready to go if the need ever arises though.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2009, 10:54:11 AM »
I only bottle because it is the best way and there is no other way to store beer!!!!

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Actually I don't have a kegging system (yet) but Santa may be good to me this year.  I'd expect I would only bottle after that if I had all my kegs in use and needed the keg.  I would then bottle to free up the keg.  And also bottle for competitions.

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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2009, 10:57:17 AM »
I'm about 80/20 kegging to bottling. Most of my funky/big beers get the bottle, whereas "normal" stuff goes into the kegs.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2009, 10:58:42 AM »
I keg almost exclusively.

I would bottle more...but I'm just too lazy. Kegging is so much easier.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2009, 11:02:48 AM »
Bottle only,1984-2009
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2009, 12:13:31 PM »
If it weren't for kegging, I'm not sure I ever would have made it past my first year of brewing... yes I am that fricking lazy.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2009, 12:44:59 PM »
I keg almost all my beer, except I bottle half my annual big beer series (RIS, Amer BW, surprise (this year its Baltic Porter).

the rest of the bigs gets kegged into shorty kegs.

I bottle off the tap or CPF (but usually the former since I'm too lazy) when bottles are needed for competition for regular beers.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2009, 12:54:35 PM »
I bottle all my brew. I like opening all fridge and seeing all those bottles in there. I recently switched to 22oz bottles and it helps shorten the time to bottle.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2009, 02:21:30 PM »
If I didn't have to bottle for comps, I probably wouldn't bottle at all.  Nothing better than going to the fridge and having the choice of many on tap at the same time.  I too have a hundred or so bottles cleaned and ready to go if the need or desire occurs.

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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #10 on: November 12, 2009, 02:39:34 PM »
I bottled once. Once.
If I ever do a barley wine or imperial that would change of course, but I've never brewed something that needs to be aged (beer-wise). No competition submissions yet either, seems a lot of work for someone to tell me if my beer is good or not. I just brew for the household pipeline right now.

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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #11 on: November 12, 2009, 04:52:24 PM »
I switched entirely to kegging (hated dealing with all those bottles), but now realize I'd like to bottle some of each keg (sometimes).  Good thing I only gave away my bottles (which are easily replaced) and not my stand capper!
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #12 on: November 12, 2009, 05:00:04 PM »
If it weren't for kegging, I'm not sure I ever would have made it past my first year of brewing... yes I am that fricking lazy.
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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2009, 05:22:01 PM »
The ONLY thing I have in bottles is a 2 year old ABC.  I have 16 cornies with beer right now and bottle some of that only when I'm in the mood to share.

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Re: Keg, bottle or both?
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2009, 06:42:07 PM »
I bottle now which is a huge pain but plan on kegging when I get back to the States and can get a basement keg-e-rator.
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