Here's a survey question. How many of you have (or had) a batch that takes months, or even a year or more, to prepare? I've seen where people lager their batches for months on end. To me, it's hard to justify spending several times longer to make a batch than it takes to drink it. How many of these long term batches do you have going at once? How big are these batches? I brew 5 gallon batches. Even with a batch of ale, I can't make it quicker than I can drink it. And that doesn't consider me sharing my homebrew, which I do. It's hard for me to justify spending months or a year to make something that could only take 2 weeks for me to drink. It really gives me an appreciation for distillers who age for years. Must be some warehouse!