What’s in Your Inventory?

Discussion in 'General Brewing Discussions' started by hundel, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. hundel

    hundel Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Boston
    #1 hundel, Jul 22, 2018
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2018
    I’ll start. I am a long time 5 gallon all-grain brew in bag brewer in Boston. I brew weekly, and almost exclusively from what I have on hand. Eager to compare notes and update grains/suppliers. On any given day I can count on my cellar to hold:

    Malts:

    US 2 Row (Briess) @ 50 lbs
    Marris Otter (Warminster Floor Malted) @ 50 lbs
    German Vienna Malt 50 lbs
    Biscuit 5 lbs
    Victory (Breiss) 1 lb
    German Wheat 10 lbs
    Caramunich 40L 10 lbs
    Caramunich 60L 10 lbs
    Special B (Dingeman’s) 1 lb
    Amber (Muntons) 1 lb
    Chocolate (Muntons) 1 lb
    Roast Barley (Breiss) 5 lbs

    Hops:

    Magnum 1 lb
    Centennial 1 lb
    Cascade 1 lb
    Fuggles 1 lb

    Yeast:

    Nottingham (Lalleland) 12
    Fermentis US Safeale 05 12

    Other:

    Whirfloc (20)
     
  2. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Uhh.. I keep 20 gallon totes of
    2-row
    Marris Otter
    Pilsner
    Wheat
    Munich

    I keep 5 gallon totes of
    Vienna
    Flaked oats
    Crystal 60
    Biscuit

    I have miscellaneous jars for the rest

    I buy hops by the pound so right now I have some amount of
    Fuggle
    Centennial
    Cascade
    Tettnang
    East Kent
    Green Bullet
    Warrior
    Citra
    CTZ
    Hallertau


    For yeast I have banked and fridged stuff
    I mainly use right now
    Denny's Favourite 50
    Wyeast Munich Lager
    White Labs Belgian Saison 2
    Omega Labs Voss Kveik

    I have some dry packs for emergency
    BRY-97
    US-04
    Some wheat beer yeast
     
    hundel likes this.
  3. hundel

    hundel Member

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2018
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    50
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Location:
    Boston
    Wow. You could do almost anything. Reminds me of what I don’t do often but like and should do more of. Also that I need to explore more yeasts.
     
  4. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I have a bunch of grains I haven't used in quite a while because I've been focusing on simpler stuff. I picked up a couple heavy duty shelves from Costco which helped organize me a lot.

    [​IMG]
     
  5. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    7,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    Yeasts:
    2 BRY-97
    1 Empire Ale
    1 Liberty Bell Ale
    1 New World Strong Ale
    2 Nottingham
    3 US-05
    2 W-34/70

    Hops:
    454g Belma
    436g Cascade
    1634g Centennial
    908g Chinook
    663g Cluster
    633 g Magnum
    454g Northern Brewer
    346g Willamette

    Grain:
    41.25# Crisp Maris Otter
    8 oz. British Amber
    2# Belgian Munich
    1# C-15
    1# C-40
    2# German Vienna
    2# Briess Rye Malt

    6 gallons apple juice for cider.
     
  6. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Oh sure, you actually know what your inventory numbers are.
     
  7. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    7,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    I just did a physical after my last brew, so I know it's real close.
     
  8. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I know I got some of this and some of that. I need a better method for storing hops than in a pile in the freezer.
     
  9. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    7,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    I just started using vacuum sealed quart Mason jars. Sure makes it easy to organize and come close when estimation hop amounts. Once you know the weight of a jar it's pretty easy to get within a few grams. When I open a one pound bag it goes into a jar along with the label from the bag. Also saves on the cost of Food Saver bags. Those things get expensive.
     
    hundel likes this.
  10. philjohnwilliams

    philjohnwilliams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    426
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Verdun, quebec
    I think I have been in homebrew shops that carried less inventory. I'm feeling a little stock envy.
     
    AHarper, Trialben and hundel like this.
  11. philjohnwilliams

    philjohnwilliams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    426
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Verdun, quebec
    +1. I note the weight of my containers so I can just weigh the whole thing. Much easier than pouring the contents out to weigh them. And with the hops I don't have to break the vacuum seal to weigh.
     
  12. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I never thought of that. I have a bunch of 1L mason jars, I wonder how much they hold.
     
  13. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    7,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    A quart holds just over a pound (454 grams) I'm sure a liter would fit 500g.
     
  14. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Nice, yeah that should do it then. I may have to go that way, I can't necessarily vaccum seal them but based on the Brulosophy stuff I've read the cold is more important than the vacuum anyway.
     
  15. BOB357

    BOB357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 3, 2018
    Messages:
    3,994
    Likes Received:
    7,308
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Fallon, Nevada
    Short term I'm sure it's fine. I only use vacuum because I have the setup. Once I open a pound bag it doesn't take long to use it.
     
  16. philjohnwilliams

    philjohnwilliams Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2012
    Messages:
    324
    Likes Received:
    426
    Trophy Points:
    63
    Location:
    Verdun, quebec
    The link at the end of this post shows the method I use to vacuum seal my hops in mason jars. I already had the pump so the cost to me was basically $0, if you don't already have the pump they can be found for a few dollars.
    https://www.brewersfriend.com/forum/threads/vacuum-packed-hops.7787/#post-50425
     
  17. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I have a pretty decent vacuum sealer. It might do those but not sure. That looks a lot easier to manage.
     
  18. Ozarks Mountain Brew

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Messages:
    7,767
    Likes Received:
    3,976
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Managment
    Location:
    The Ozark Mountains of Missouri
    I take a pound of hops and divide into 1 ounce vacuum sealed bags, I have to create my own bag size from a roll, time consuming but it works, then I only design my recipe to use whole ounces so I just cut the bags right when adding to the boil kettle
     
    hundel likes this.
  19. Hawkbox

    Hawkbox Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 27, 2017
    Messages:
    3,746
    Likes Received:
    2,981
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    IT Manager
    Location:
    Edmonton
    I was doing 2oz(well 60 gram) bags but that proved to be somewhat unwieldy.
     
  20. Trialben

    Trialben Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2016
    Messages:
    9,443
    Likes Received:
    9,513
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Pest control tech
    Location:
    Palmwoods QLD
    My inventory is dwindling now its roughly as below.
    Screenshot_20180724-054029.png Screenshot_20180724-054047.png
     

Share This Page

arrow_white