Originally Posted by mtnagel
I'd do BIAB on my stove. Mash in a 2 quart pot. Probably use a 1 gallon paint strainer bag. Boil in the same pot. Would need a better scale for that small of hop additions. Cool in sink in ice bath. Ferment in a half gallon growler. There will be some waste when raking with a raking cane, but hopefully you'd get 2 bottles out of it. Use carb tablets to carb.
And I thought making a 2.5 gallon batch with 2 x 1 gallon secondaries was small.
I would do it similar I guess but I was thinking about actually using a gallon growler for the mash. Submerge (well almost) the growler in water in a 3 gallon pot on the stove. That way I could control the temperature of the water, and hence the mash, by turning the stove on/off. The water would act as a buffer I guess, so the mash itself won't heat up too high or too quickly.
For boiling, I would only need a gallon size pot at most. For cooling - ice bath in the sink would probably be the only option. My immersion chiller wouldn't fit the small pot.
For fermentation - a gallon growler will be perfect, even something smaller. I plan on submerging a growler in cold water for lager temperature. Keeping it cool with ice cubes.
After fermentation I plan on using the ice concentration method. I will put it in two 2-liter plastic coca cola bottles and in the freezer.