After the ridiculous amount of beer I brewed in the 1st quarter (just over 32 gallons), this 2nd quarter has been my least busy brewing quarter ever. I only brewed 4 batches, and that is including a double-batch of Gringo Cerveza Cream Ale, where I split the batch into two fermenters and added Jalapeños to one of them. So, in the whole quarter, I've only brewed 3 times. I brewed almost 15 gallons, which is the least amount since I've been keeping track by quarter, but not by too much.
The beers I've done this quarter are:
- Gringo Cerveza Cream Ale
- Gringo Cerveza Jalapeño Cream Ale
- Summer Lovin' American Wheat (blog label Summer Lovin)
- Quarter Life Crisis Hoppy Red Ale (blog label Quarter Life Crisis)
- I made 12 batches of beer, which puts me on pace for 24 for the year (33 batches in 2010)
- I have made about 47 gallons of beer, which still puts me on pace for a record-breaking 94 gallons (75 gallons in 2010)
- 6 of the batches were completely new recipes (18 were new in 2010)
- 1 batch was a lager (2 in 2010)
- All the batches were SheppyBrew recipes.
- 1 was a partial mash (9 in 2010)
- The other 11 were all-grain mashes (10 were all-grain in 2010)
- My average cost per 12oz bottle per batch has been $0.52 (I did not really keep this stat for all of 2010, but the average for the 4th quarter was around $0.79).
SheppyBrew now owns 2 kegs, and both Summer Lovin' and Quarter Life Crisis are in my keggerator right now. I obviously like kegging, but I am going to have to continue bottling quite a bit. Corny kegs have really risen in price. Plus, I don't really have room for the number of kegs it would take to have the same kind of variety in my inventory.
I've changed my mash process to be BIAB. As I mentioned in Brew day: Quarter Life Crisis, I am thinking of changing my BIAB process to include a 10 gallon cooler, so that I can do slightly bigger batches. This will also help with cold-weather brewing.
My wife (the SheppyBrew beer model) brewed the Summer Lovin' Wheat with me (see Beer Model Brew Day). I guess that means my brewing month was even less busy as one of those brews, my wife did half the work.
|Summer Lovin' American Wheat|
Anyway, that was your report on how the SheppyBrew brewery has been going. I know no one cares, but it interests me to look back at these every once and awhile. I am not sure why I have not done this before, but I now have a blog label: Brew Stats to keep all these posts together.