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How often do you brew?

How often do you brew?

  • 1-2 times per year

    Votes: 3 1.1%
  • 3-5 times per year

    Votes: 14 5.1%
  • 6-9 times per year

    Votes: 54 19.6%
  • Around once per month

    Votes: 94 34.1%
  • 2-3 times per month

    Votes: 86 31.2%
  • Weekly

    Votes: 21 7.6%
  • More!

    Votes: 4 1.4%

  • Total voters
    276

BILLY BREW

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Turned into a "Binge Brewer" (sort of like my college drinking days) Just got done doing 5 batches. The bad part of that is that if yu get an infection...Well it can be bad.
Only lost one out of the 5 though a schwarzbier. The upside is I saved a Ginger Ale, Golden Ale, Octoberfest Marzen, porter, and brown coffee ale. Should be a good winter  ;D
Last session was mid summer.
 

gtreloquence

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Still a fairly new brewer so I've been averaging about once a month. I am thinking about doing small 1 gallon or so batches in between so that i can brew more often and have something to experiment with.

Aaron
 

factory

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I tend to brew about once per month. I can only drink about 5 gal in a month and thats with help.  I've become quite popular in the neighborhood and at work now that I've gotten a twin tap kegerator.  I need a spare fridge if Im going to brew more frequently. That's next as long as Moma stays happy.
 

gevans

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I have 4 over 21 sons and we get together at least once a week to brew, and sometimes mom comes out and joins in.  Occasionally the Mrs. and I will do a batch on our own during the week.  We just started in November, but are learning a lot and enjoying a hobby together.  We have 4 beers tapped, and have 5 - 8 total in kegs all the time.

The boys all live within 3 miles of us, so it is easy for them to stop by and pick up a growler as wanted, so it goes pretty fast.

Without Beersmith and my Top Tier system, I know it would be a lot more difficult than it has been.

 

mjaadland

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From September threw May I try to brew one batch a week, once May hits and the Stripers and Blues start running it is all about surf fishing for me  :p
 

MikeinRH

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Once or twice a week, though I think I will be cutting back on frequency now that I've upgraded my equipment to 10-gallon batches.
 

samgruvr

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I'd like to do once a month, but really get in 6-9. I'll be stoked if I can get 12 in this year.. but would like to have the time for more!
 

texasdan

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I've been averaging about once per month due to space constraints.
 

puddlethumper

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I usually brew once a week or so.  I can store 8 cases of 12 oz. bottles either ready to drink or conditioning.  Then demand and the draw-down of my stock tells me when to brew another batch. 

There are some varied tastes in my beer drinking family & friends so I tend to alternate between dark, full bodied beer one session, then a lighter, more hoppy beer during for the next batch.
 

KipDM

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i brewed 2 times in 4 days, then once a week.....until i ran out of bottles.
now i don't brew until i am close to enough bottles (or am about to go buy 2 more cases of bottles).
i now seem to keep 6 batches bottled at all times, a soon as i have enough bottles, i go back to 7 (because of all the partials).
 

NIZZLE

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2 or three times a month hoping  to do more don't want to run out of beer you know?
 

MSbrewer

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I just got into the hobby last winter, but I am on track to get in  6 - 9 brews this year with a break for the summer due to the heat.
 

markbrew

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I pulled out the brew calendar for 2012.  25 - 5 gallon batches in 12 months.
 

CA_Mouse

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8 months of brewing and I've done 12 5-gallon batches. Vacation this week, so I'm doing 3 this week alone.

Mouse
 

KipDM

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MSbrewer said:
I just got into the hobby last winter, but I am on track to get in  6 - 9 brews this year with a break for the summer due to the heat.

try the t-shirt/towel method and you may be able to keep brewing in summer.

i got some huge thick styrofoam cooler from work and am going to use them to keep the temp down when i brew. starting today because temps this week are all up into the 80s so the house is heating up now :(
 

CA_Mouse

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KipDM said:
i got some huge thick styrofoam cooler from work and am going to use them to keep the temp down when i brew. starting today because temps this week are all up into the 80s so the house is heating up now :(

Or you can do what I do and that is brew Belgian style beers in the warmer months, since the little critters like it a little warmer.

Mouse
 

Detmurds

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I wish one of the options to answer the question was, "when ever I can".  At one point I brewed 5 batches in 3 weeks.
 
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