I’m trying to keep myself from the ‘whoops, that beer is ready to go into secondary but I have no bucket available’ problem I’ve run into before (solution - buy new bucket. win win). I’m just racking to secondary when necessary for additions or longer term fermenting, but I do have a few of those coming up (winter warmer and peat porter)
I just set up a brew/rack/bottle plan that takes me thru mid May, and I’m wondering if there is anyone else out there who plans in advance? If so, how far out do you plan? Any particular advice to help remove room for error while leaving some flexibility for shiny distractions that you simply must brew next? I’m the type of person who will happily make lists and ‘strategic’ plans for fun, so I want to make sure I don’t go overboard with the planning.
My goal is to have something in the buckets as often as possible, and to brew a blend of ‘quick satisfaction’ beers and ‘long term’ cellaring beers (bottled 6 mo or more before drinking).