Have you ever thought of getting 3 gallon kegs for your small batches? I started doing small batches on my kitchen stove in the winter just so I could brew when it was too cold in the garage on my big system. I had not bottled in nearly 15 years and I quickly discovered I still hated bottling no matter how small the batch was.
I have thought of that, but my mini fridge isn't quite big enough I don't think to hold the 5 gallon torpedo and a 3 gallon mini. And, on top of that, I would have to fool with the lines and tap. My reason for bottling is two fold. I can store a few bottles in my shop fridge and kitchen fridge and I am more just curious what the difference is taste wise, if any. But, I my end game is to get either a bigger fridge or a used chest freezer and convert that to a multi tap kegerator to have 2 or 3 styles of beer on tap. But, that is a bit away. But, now you have me thinking of it, so I am going to check and see what I can find. Thanks for the reply, I appreciate all input. RR