Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Last Sponsor Giveaway of the Year!

Come Enter the BrewDeals/FastFerment Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > 12 Gallon batch in bucket/Demi
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-01-2007, 12:45 AM   #1
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Bring me a Bucket

Hi HBTer's
Im going to brew a double batch of my favourate local beer as an experiment.

Usually I just follow the instructions and the beer turns out well in a single 6 gallon batch. Brewing 2 batches a week is a bit time consuming.

I looked around to see if I could find a big Brew pale (12 Gallons + Head Space)
I think I found it...suppose to be 50 litres / 13 Gallons


I poured two 6 Gallon Carboys for a total of 12 Gallons into the pale just to check if there would be enough head space..

Looks good. I figured it would only have 1 Galoon of head space.

The Bucket has a hdpe rating of 2.
What intrigued me was the brewer that sold it suggested purchasing some 26" X 36 " clear extra strong bags to line the interior of the bucket for better seal/easy cleaning

Probably brew a batch this way this weekend..

Just curious if anyone else brews this way?


BeerCanuck

__________________

BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2007, 05:44 AM   #2
Blaine
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Melbourne Australia, Victoria
Posts: 117
Default

Excuse my ignorance but where is your airlock ?????

__________________

Cheers to the beers
Boof

Primary: Dry

Seconary: N/A

Conditioning: Dry
Conditioning: Dry

Now drinking: Hop Head Golden Saaz Pilsner

Next up: My own Pilzsner from scratch

Blaine is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2007, 06:12 AM   #3
paulthenurse
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
paulthenurse's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Down by the rivah, Down by the banks of the Rivah Chahles.
Posts: 7,686
Liked 297 Times on 247 Posts
Likes Given: 47

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BeerCanuck
Usually I just follow the instructions and the beer turns out well in a single 6 gallon batch. Brewing 2 batches a week is a bit time consuming.
You drink 12 gallons of beer a week? Your liver must love you.
__________________
paulthenurse is online now
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-01-2007, 06:53 AM   #4
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Blaine: airlock hasnt been installed yet....probably install a gromet for blowoff/airlock

paulthenurse: I have a brew buddy that gets half (6 Gal)
I think a gallon/day for friends/me is reasonable in my experience

A little denial and error is what makes this hobby fun

BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2007, 01:34 AM   #5
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Quick Update

I brewed my first 12 Gallon batch of beer this Saturday.
Worked out very well I think.


The airlock started burping ~4/5 hrs after innoculation.
Airlock is burping a mile a minute now

Just debating using a demi for the secondary

Cheers
BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-05-2007, 02:28 AM   #6
Willy Boner
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Drain OR
Posts: 529
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

I started brewing 7.5 gal batches a while back. No problems so far with a 8 gal fermenter. Only problems I can see with a 12 gal batch is lugging that much around,( I'm sure your buddy helps you). Keeping a cool fermenting temp. in summer.( I'm sure you can put that big boy in a garbage can or something with water and ice with help). You will figure out what's easiest.
__________________
In pursuit of my next one!
Willy Boner is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-06-2007, 02:40 AM   #7
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Slight Update

I looked at the temperature gauge that I attached to my brew bucket last night 78 F ..basement usually hovers at 73 to 74 F. I opened a window in the brew room and it seemed the 12 G batch cooled down to 75F when I checked it in the morning. When I got home from work this evening the blowoff bottle was burping kraussen . I did a slight adjustment on the blowoff tube so that the tip was above the kraussen - the 1 gallon blowoff jug seemed to catch everything

The extra volume 12 gallon bucket does definitely increase the fermentation temperature. It would be nice to keep the brew room a solid 68F <shrug>


Cheers
BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2007, 12:51 AM   #8
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default Racked from 12 G bucket to demi

There was little action on my blowoff after one week in the bucket.
I decided to rack the beer to a demijon for its secondary ferment.
I was try to figure a good way of doing this when I remember reading this thread;
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/showthread.php?t=2910

That gave me the idea after finding an air mattress pump I had sitting around. I drilled an extra hole in the beer bucket so that I could force air to start my rack.

The starting of the siphoning was a snap this way

Cheers
BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2007, 04:00 AM   #9
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I was reading over a thread;
We no need no stinking beer gun...
and thought an autosiphon would be a better approach to racking ...I bought a autosiphon and drilled out the hole in my bucket to a standard #7 bung hole size.

I can easily insert the autosiphon into this hole and has simplified the racking process immensely.
I have also decided to forgo the racking into a secondary as an experiment. I have heard that you can leave ales for up to a month in primary. The demijon that I was using as a secondary fermenter had alot of headspace and if I can avoid an extra racking without sacrificing quality...that would be skippy

BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-28-2007, 04:14 AM   #10
D*Bo
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: North Attleboro, MA
Posts: 459
Default

I missed this the first time around.

This is what i've been using for a while now. Works awesome. I've had beer for a few weeks with no ill issues.

I've got a bottling bucket spigot in the center of the lid that I use as a blow off style tube, not that it needs it with that much head space.

It's amazing how much the lid bows out one fermentation gets going.

__________________
PrimaryBaltica 9
Secondary British all Amarillo IPA, Calypso
Conditioning Decoction maddness, FlyingJess Ale
Drinking Oatmeal Chocolate Stout, Oaked Bourbon Chocolate Stout, Dry Mead)
Up NextScottish ale and Dopple Bock

Always ready for the wack snack attack, I carry sandwiches around in a straight edge style JanSports backpack.

Support your local businesses
D*Bo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
pressure in 5 gallon bucket rpbartlett Cider Forum 10 06-17-2009 05:13 PM
Brewing a 5 gallon batch in a 5 gallon bucket jbolte1976 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 5 05-26-2009 03:46 AM
5 gallon batch, 6.5 gallon bucket... Sigthor Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 03-31-2009 03:03 PM
5 Gallon Bucket jnurkows Equipment/Sanitation 1 02-21-2008 12:38 AM
Secondary in a 5 gallon Bucket postman Extract Brewing 9 08-13-2007 06:02 PM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS