Alright this is my first post on here but I wanted to share my experience with my wedding three years ago. There were nearly 250 people at the reception. Many were heavy drinkers. But most were coors drinkers or moonshine. Welcome to southern Maryland. I was usually not interested in most of the plans for the wedding. My mother in law wanted to run a way to include me. My buddy Bill Boyden and I had brewed together for two years prior to the wedding. We joked about making all of the beer for the wedding one day and next thing you knew over drunken scribbling we decided to do it. The cost for materials was roughly 350 dollars. We made 55 gallons. We made plans and organized a strict calendar. My anal retentive buddy who is an engineer kept me organized and in check. No drinking allowed until the second mash was going....sucked. We made an American lager. Marzen. Easy drinking IPA. And hefe. We figured they were all pretty easy drinkers but were enough to spread the roots
Of our families. We brought home very little beer. It was an incredible party I will never forget. Maybe later I will post some pictures. The beers were all served in ball lock kegs. He brought his standard four tap kegerator and I brought my four tap keezer. It was served by a couple people that go to church with us. We took the kegs and machines and set them up the day before so everything could settle. We thought about bottles.....but forget that. Kegs were to easy. We bought and served them in plastic glasses we had made pretty cheap. Since this even we have done several family events. We now use two 20 gallons lots to brew 10 gallon batches. We will do four staggered batches in a day taking about 9 hrs to total.