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neumann 08-04-2009 07:43 PM

Convert 5 gallon recipes to 1 gallon
Is there any easy way to convert 5 gallon recipes down to 1 gallon? Can I just divide everything by 5? I only ask because I have a 2 gallon bucket from first entry into homebrewing and I wanted to do a strong English Ale. If anyone has a good Strong Ale (extract only for now) I would be open to seeing it.

ArcaneXor 08-04-2009 07:58 PM

Just divide everything by five, it'll get you close enough to where you need to be.

Yooper 08-04-2009 08:24 PM

Except for the yeast. If you're using liquid yeast, you'll probably be fine pitching the whole vial. Check mrmalty.com and go to the yeast pitching calculator to make sure!

portalgod 04-20-2010 01:56 AM

But you boil and steep for the same time durations and temperatures, right?

Sean 04-20-2010 02:12 AM

Man you are going to be sooo disapointed when you bottle that and only get 8 or 12bottles. And it turns out soooo good. But if you want more you have to wait another 5 or 6 weeks.

I suggest doing 5 gal. It won't spoil, and you can give it away if you don't want to drink it all.

Yes, steep and boil same time.

midfielder5 04-20-2010 06:47 AM


Originally Posted by Sean (Post 2014833)
Man you are going to be sooo disapointed when you bottle that and only get 8 or 12bottles.

+1 to this.
8 -10 twelve ouncers is the max you will get.

Diatre 12-14-2010 05:33 AM

i do one gallon brews and if i like it i make them in larger quantity's. and sometimes i am glad i made a small batch. but when everyone likes it, and wants another, their isnt enough to go around. i mostly do them for trials because all my brewing is off the top of my head.


oddcarout 09-05-2013 08:28 PM

I am doing 1 gallon all-grain brewing. I would like to convert 5 gallon recipes to one gallon. Most of the Recipes are 6 gallon batches. I think dividing by 5 makes sense but want to make sure i shouldn't be dividing by 6.

Thank you,

clevefails 09-06-2013 01:02 PM

beersmith 2 app for the iphone its great for converting

butterpants 09-07-2013 08:06 PM

Any idea if BeerSmith2 will convert an all grain recipe to partial mash? I've seen it do AG to extract....

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