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Offline marty

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2010, 05:57:40 PM »
brewed 5 batches one day, never again

4 is even pushing it, 3 is no problem

I can't brew that often due to other obligations, so I like to make the day worth it, especially since it's normally a vacation day taken for the purpose, or sometimes one day out of a holiday weekend

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2010, 08:27:10 PM »
The 24 Gal Boys of Savannah (Kernel Dustjacket, Vince X, & yours truley) did 40 brewing units one day.  5 units Weizenbock, 35 nits Weissbier.  Could have pulled another 10-15 Berlinner Weisse if we had the carboys availble.
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2010, 08:59:11 PM »
I have done two 10 gallon batches in one day, but needed the next day to recuperate! I do my normal 10 gallon brews in about 5 hours including clean up.

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #18 on: November 15, 2010, 09:51:35 AM »
If you count Friday night, I've brewed three, ten gallon batches, kegged ten gallsons, and drank "about" ten gallons.  LOL.

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #19 on: November 15, 2010, 10:11:47 AM »
I've had a couple 3 batch (5 gal) days.  Boy that's hard work!  I think the 1st time it took me almost 12 hours or so.  I remember my back was killin' me the next day.  The second I must of streamlined it somehow 'cause I think I did it in around 9-10 hrs.   
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #20 on: November 15, 2010, 10:22:12 AM »
Two 10 gallon batches on Saturday and two on Sunday. Once.
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #21 on: November 15, 2010, 10:28:24 AM »
I just bottled a 5 gallon batch and brewed a 5 gallon batch in a day. it took about 5.5 hours including a nice 90 minute drive in the country while the new batch was mashing. Wouldn't want to do more than that.
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #22 on: November 15, 2010, 10:29:26 AM »
2 5-gal batches thursday, 1 5-gal batch friday, skiing saturday, 1 5gal batch sunday
bottled 3 different 1gal batches of cider, 5gal of hard limeade, cleaned 5 cases of bottles for bottling marathon this week...

the past 4 days have been nuts, and the next 5 days will be too.  I've got to about 20 gals of various brews bottled up to take along to family thanksgiving.

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #23 on: November 16, 2010, 01:49:22 PM »
Eh, no idea really. Probably 20 gallons or so. I don't usually stack up too much into a single weekend. Plus, I can brew really easily on weekdays so that makes things easier. (yay telecommuting!)
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #24 on: November 16, 2010, 02:49:38 PM »
I've done 2 10gal batches back to back a few times, and I'll never do it again if I can help it - takes the fun out of brewing a bit.

Also did a partigyle Barleywine/Bitter and then an Old Ale right after that (13gal total) - I think that may have been worse with the stress of coordinating 2 boils whilst trying to get strike water, grain, etc. together for the third.
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #25 on: November 16, 2010, 09:43:45 PM »
I've gotten the impression from this thread that a lot of us have tried or been "forced" to brew more than usual, and not many of us enjoyed it.  It makes me wonder if I would enjoy professionally brewing as much as I like to daydream about.
I'd really just rather be brewing in sunny Carlsbad New Mexico

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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2010, 05:46:59 AM »
I've gotten the impression from this thread that a lot of us have tried or been "forced" to brew more than usual, and not many of us enjoyed it.  It makes me wonder if I would enjoy professionally brewing as much as I like to daydream about.

I've always wondered if brewing professionally would ruin a perfectly good hobby.  I've helped brew at a couple of 10 barrel breweries and found the work to be hard, but satisfying.  Certainly not as much time to relax because there is always something that needs to be done in a commercial setting as opposed to reading a magazine and smoking a cigar while the mash converts at home.  There's most likely more stress involved in making beer that is good enough for people to want to buy.  A mistake could potentially cost a lot of time and money. 
But most pro brewers tell me that "it's better than working at a real job"
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2010, 09:35:33 AM »
"it's better than working at a real job"
Except for the pay. :)
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Re: What's the most you've ever done in a weekend?
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2010, 06:54:24 PM »
"it's better than working at a real job"
Except for the pay. :)
Lately I'm thinking any change in pay would be an improvement.
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