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Old 01-06-2013, 03:19 AM   #1
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I just purchased my latest recipe to brew 5 gallons. How difficult would it be to increase my final fermentation quantity to 7 gallons? Would I have to add to my ingredients?
I am brewing a Nut Brown Ale.

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Old 01-06-2013, 03:22 AM   #2
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Up your ingredients by 30 percent.

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Old 01-06-2013, 04:00 AM   #3
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If you are assembling the ingredients for your own brews (instead of buying premeasured kits) you can easily do the math by hand or buy some brewing software like Beersmith and it will do all of the adjustments for you. Right now, Morebeer.com has Beersmith II on sale for around $20.

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Changing the ingredients is the easy part. What are you going to ferment 7 gallons in? Do you plan to split it up?

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:03 AM   #5
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I have an old 2 gallon Mr. Beer fermenter I am trying to make use of.

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:35 AM   #6
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You'll want to make a yeast starter if you aren't going to buy more than one yeast vial/pack. For almost any beer you do a single vial/pack will contain less than the optimum number of cells required. If you up the size of the batch you will dilute your yeast even more. Underpitching strains the yeast, producing off flavors, and it leaves room for infection.

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