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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2010, 09:52:53 PM »
Too much, yet not enough!!!   I can't keep up with drinking what I brew, yet I want to try new tweaks.  Luckily I have some grateful friends to help me out.  I brewed 200 gal, and I'm sticking to that.  ;)

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2010, 08:49:38 AM »
I brewed 14 batches.  Four, I believe, were 3 gallon batches and 11 were 5 gallon batches.  I also did one 3 gallon batch of mead.  So that would be 70 gallons brewed.  I took about 3 or 4 months off between May and September due to lack of funds to brew and moving to a new place.  I started kegging this winter so hopefully this year I'll be brewing a lot more.
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2010, 09:48:30 AM »
I brewed 12 batches. 9 were 3-gallon batches, 3 were 5-gallon. 1 never made it to bottling... it got contaminated in a minor disaster. I batch was all-grain, 2 were extract, and 9 were partial-mash. (I'm a sissy, I brew on the stove in my cozy kitchen...) I'd say half the batches were really drinkable, the rest were experiments of varying quality, some quite awful. The next-to-last batch was a clone of Bell's Two-Hearted Ale, and mmmmm it was GOOD. Could have punched up the dry-hopping a bit but it was still a yummy yummy brew. 

I had to stop brewing due to a cross-country move, but in a month I'll be ready to brew again. The first beer I will brew I'll name JSJ (for John, Sarah, and Jesse of the Homebrew Den in Tallahassee).  I don't plan to brew as much this year... but will have a good time every time I do!

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #33 on: January 05, 2010, 10:26:35 AM »
I brewed 18 batches at 5 gallons each.

Can't believe some of you were in the 30s, that is awesome.

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #34 on: January 05, 2010, 10:40:42 AM »
I brew about once a month. 13 (10gal) batches  for the year not counting wine.  8)

I wish I had the time to brew more.
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #35 on: January 05, 2010, 01:02:26 PM »
Right around 150 gallons.  Mostly 10 gallon batches.
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #36 on: January 06, 2010, 03:34:39 PM »
18 batches.  199 gallons. ;D

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2010, 11:31:16 AM »
I brewed 16 (~12 gallon) batches for a total of ~192 gallons.  I also entered almost every beer I made (15 of the 16) into homebrew competitions receiving feedback plus a few ribbons. 
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2010, 11:52:18 AM »
It was a particularly "off-production" year for me @ only 18 batches (136USG) of beer, 1 batch (3USG) of cider, 8 batches (43.5USG) of mead and 3 batches (19.5USG) of wine for a grand total of 202USG. Not bad, but during peak production in 2002 my homebrewery hit over +500! However, if anyone wearing a government vest asks, "I only brew the legally alloted 200USG per household."  :o   
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2010, 12:00:00 PM »
17 - 5 gallon batches in 2009.  A little up from 2008,a little down from 2007.  All of them all grain.
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #40 on: January 07, 2010, 02:18:05 PM »
I thought it would be good to copy the limitaions on homebrewing in the US. The following was copied from Wikipedia.

Many homebrewing related articles and books mistakenly claim that, in 1979, President Jimmy Carter signed into law a bill explicitly allowing home beers and winemaking, which was at the time illegal as a holdover from the prohibition of alcoholic beverages (repealed in 1933). In fact, the U.S. Congress passed an Act in 1978 exempting a certain amount of beer brewed for personal or family use from taxation. President Carter signed the Act, which addressed other issues as well.

States remain free to restrict, or even prohibit, the manufacture of beer, mead, hard cider, wine and other alcoholic beverages at home. For example, Ala. Code § 28-1-1 addresses the illegal manufacture of alcoholic beverages in Alabama, and no other provision of Alabama law provides an exception for personal use brewing.

Ala. Code § 28-1-1 - "In all counties of the state it shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to have in his or its possession any still or apparatus to be used for the manufacture of any alcoholic beverage of any kind or any alcoholic beverage of any kind illegally manufactured or transported within the state or imported into the state from any other place without authority of the alcoholic control board of the state, and any person, firm or corporation violating this provision or who transports any illegally manufactured alcoholic beverages or who manufactures illegally any alcoholic beverages shall, upon conviction, be punished as provided by law."
Interestingly, several homebrew stores operate in Alabama, so the status of homebrewing as an enforcement priority with the Alabama Alcoholic Control Board is unknown.

However, most states permit homebrewing, allowing 100 gallons of beer per person over the age of 21 per year and up to a maximum of 200 gallons per household annually when there are two or more adults residing in the household. Because alcohol is taxed by the federal governments via excise taxes, homebrewers are restricted from selling any beer they brew. This similarly applies in most Western countries.

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #41 on: January 08, 2010, 10:11:17 PM »
I'm sad to say that I only got in twelve 5-gallon batches for a total of 60 gallons.  That's pretty weak!  In my defense, we had our 2nd son born in May, so things have gotten pretty crazy around here.  I did recently upgrade to a keg system, which makes we want to brew as much as possible.  Shooting for at least twice that amount this year!
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2010, 01:32:26 PM »
20 5.5 gallon batches - 110 gallons. It was an off year for me.  :(
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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2010, 08:59:05 AM »
23 batches in 2009 @ 5 gallons each.  $588.39 in ingredients.

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Re: How much did you brew in 2009?
« Reply #44 on: January 20, 2010, 09:37:47 AM »
2009 was a total of 12 all-grain 5 gal batches since i started in july.  gonna shoot for the equiv of 50 this year, but im switching to a 15 gal setup for 2010.