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Old 05-24-2013, 11:57 PM   #1
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So a while ago when I used to brew a bunch (I recently started again) I turned my brother on to craft beer and home brewing. Opened his eyes let me tell you. Before this he was a BL drinker, yuck. Well he has been buggering me to build a brewery again and he would pay half. Now I can't convince him that we don't want to build a 25 gal system for two people. I can't imagine a 25 gal disaster down the drain. Any one have any ideas ?

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Old 05-24-2013, 11:59 PM   #2
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Ideas on how to convince him that 25 gal is a mistake? Or am I just wrong.

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Old 05-25-2013, 12:04 AM   #3
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try to convince him you only need a 20 gallon system.

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Just make sure that whatever the size it can function smaller as well. I have a 10 gallon system, but it works just as well for 5 gallons.

Important things are dead space, height to width ratio, chiller design (and or RIMS/HERMS), etc.

25 gallons would be awesome, if you can still make a 10 gallon batch on it. No two people need 25 gallons of wee heavy or barley wine, but 25 gallons of pale ale is wonderful.

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Just make sure that whatever the size it can function smaller as well. I have a 10 gallon system, but it works just as well for 5 gallons.

Important things are dead space, height to width ratio, chiller design (and or RIMS/HERMS), etc.

25 gallons would be awesome, if you can still make a 10 gallon batch on it. No two people need 25 gallons of wee heavy or barley wine, but 25 gallons of pale ale is wonderful.
wtf?!? that's crazy talk.
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I need 25 gallons of wee heavy all to myself

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It depends on how much beer you go through & how quickly. A 10 gallon system might be fine for two of you. that's 5 gallons each & gives more opportunities to brew,not having 25 gallons at a time. At 12.5 gallons each,that's a lot of beer to drink. Not to mention the expense of ingredients. Balance in all things,I say.

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Confused.... Ur building this in YOUR house right? Just tell him no ur building a 10 gallon system.. Sounds straight forward to me. I have a 10 gallon system an I love it, I do 5 gallon most of the time cuz I like a verity of beer in my fridge/keggerator, if I want more of the beer that was finished I brew more... Experiment with a new ingredient, to me that's what homebrewing is all about! Cheers!

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No two people need 25 gallons of wee heavy or barley wine, but 25 gallons of pale ale is wonderful.
That's just crazy talk. I bet you 25gal of barley wine that I can make it all disappear...
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Ok I convinced him to go with a system that will not get harmed by running smaller batches. It will be at his property so I can't just put my foot down. But my reluctance comes more from variety not quantity Plus I enjoy the exercise of brewing just as much as consuming. We are going 50/50 so my concern is also budgetary. Ill just give him the money for the setup I'm willing to fund and after that he can go wild I suppose.

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