Why not go big, really big...
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    I'm killing time in Walmart waiting for a prescription, and came across this:


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    I'm thinking, why NOT brew 50 gallons? One long day, and I think I could fill it by brewing four batches on my system. The only problem I see right now (besides having 50 gallons of the same beer) is I only have eight kegs.

    Thoughts?

    jlw


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    C_B

  • flyfisherwesflyfisherwes
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    Just pull out 1 keg at a time for serving. Use a spiggot or something.
  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    go for it!
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    I'm not sure I'll actually do it, but I really want to try. Just for a different challenge.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • jlwjlw
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    buy more kegs
    bottle some of it
    Plus if that is 50 gallons you would want some head space for krausen so actually only brew 45 gallons to account for some trub loss then you could fill all your kegs with nothing left over. Also, if you brewed something that could be fermented differently with different yeasts to get different beers. One beer is oaked, one is bourbon another is oaked and bourbon. I think you could make the beers different enough that it wouldn't be 40 gallons of the same beer.
  • jlwjlw
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    I wasn't thinking earlier but the yeast idea wouldn't work since I am guessing that is your primary fermenter. I do stand by the other ideas.
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    CurlyFat said:

    I'm killing time in Walmart waiting for a prescription, and came across this:


    I'm thinking, why NOT brew 50 gallons? One long day, and I think I could fill it by brewing four batches on my system. The only problem I see right now (besides having 50 gallons of the same beer) is I only have eight kegs.

    Thoughts?



    Heck I don't have any kegs and I'm (slowly) working on a brew rig to make that much beer. Planning on fermenting in same kind of drum (though a free one).
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    How much is that thing a wally world?
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  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    Lakewood said:

    How much is that thing a wally world?



    $48. 55 gallons.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • C_BC_B
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    Food grade?
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  • ThymThym
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    Food grade?



    Another excellent question...
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    Lakewood said:

    Food grade?



    Another excellent question...


    though less important then cost...
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    Lakewood said:

    Food grade?



    Another excellent question...


    though less important then cost...


    Well if it was $200 i wouldnt care if it was food grade.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    All this talk of foodgrade... worried about cancer or something? Like any of us are going to live long enough at our alcohol consumption rate.
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  • C_BC_B
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    azscoob said:

    All this talk of foodgrade... worried about cancer or something? Like any of us are going to live long enough at our alcohol consumption rate.


    This is a solid point.
    "On it. I hate software." ~Cpt Snarklepants
  • jlwjlw
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    azscoob said:

    All this talk of foodgrade... worried about cancer or something? Like any of us are going to live long enough at our alcohol consumption rate.



    Will there be a TKT retirement home?
  • ceanntceannt
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    jlw said:

    azscoob said:

    All this talk of foodgrade... worried about cancer or something? Like any of us are going to live long enough at our alcohol consumption rate.



    Will there be a TKT retirement home?


    I sure hope so.....
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  • ThymThym
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    ceannt said:

    jlw said:

    azscoob said:

    All this talk of foodgrade... worried about cancer or something? Like any of us are going to live long enough at our alcohol consumption rate.



    Will there be a TKT retirement home?


    I sure hope so.....


    :)
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    here is a thought, can cancer survive in such a high alcohol environment???
    Jesus didn't wear pants
  • frydogbrewsfrydogbrews
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    give 'er a good rinse, and its fine. food grade be damned. thinking about using two of those to make 100 gallons of cider this fall.
  • ThymThym
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    Make it a blueberry melomel so no one questions the blue dye that leeches out of the plastic.
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny
  • scoobscoob
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    On the same line, make a fizzy yellow beer for at pattys day. Everyone likes green beer!
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  • FuzzyFuzzy
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    azscoob said:

    On the same line, make a fizzy yellow beer for at pattys day. Everyone likes green beer!



    i'm cool with any color.
    "Oh, you were serious? I was drunk."-C_B
  • CurlyFatCurlyFat
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    It's supposedly food grade. It's intended to store drinking water when the apocalypse happens. It was in "that" isle.


    I took a short one a couple hours ago. It was nice. --
    C_B

  • J_ReeJ_Ree
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    CurlyFat said:

    It's supposedly food grade. It's intended to store drinking water when the apocalypse happens. It was in "that" isle.



    Your Walmart is so much cooler than mine! Mine doesn't have isle just for paranoid crazy people, I have to search that stuff out.
    "I don't have TP, but I do have ammo."
    -Some guy in Ohio
  • ThymThym
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    CurlyFat said:

    It's supposedly food grade. It's intended to store drinking water when the apocalypse happens. It was in "that" isle.



    that's awesome. did you buy one?
    The only thing between me and a train wreck is blind luck..... - Kenny