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Old 03-15-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
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I have a few recipes that i think need a little something
I also have a half dozen or so gallon jars and some air locks. does anyone see a problem in designing a one gallon brew system. so that I can make a bunch of small batches to try many different recipes?

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We have a ton of threads on brewing 1 and 2.5 gallon batches. Including this thread and this one.

I've put together a bit of a primer on small batch brewing here.

Heck you want a simple yet awesome small batch ag setup, especially for 1 gallon batches, and even for 2, get a 2 gallon or even a 3 gallon cooler.

Here's a brewing session I did the other day, using only my smallest cooler, and a stove top pot that held 3.5 gallons.

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I am going to do a stovetop small batch kitchen sink brewing challenge. I keep my gear and grain at my girlfriends, but unpacking a box this week I found a hand full of grains. I also have a tiny bit of hops and yeast. I also have a 2 gallon cooler (which @ 1 quart/# of grain can mash 6#s of grains) I have a 5 gallon pot (that I only comfortably use it up to 3.5 gallons) my old Mr Beer keg and a 3 gallon better bottle. So my goal is to make 2-2.5 gallon batches with limited materials.

What I have on hand for ingredients are;
2.25oz Debittered Black Malt.
8 & 1/8 ounces flaked wheat.
6.5 oz flaked corn.
6# 10 oz 2-row
1.5# Dark Amber home toasted 2-row
.5# Toasted Amber 2-row
A box of quick oats, that I roasted a pound of for 40 minutes at 375
Hops
1/2 oz styrian goldings
1 oz Sterling
1oz Columbus
Us 04 and 05 yeast.
If I want I can always toast more of the 2 row....

Half pound of home toasted malt. Smells amazing.


Mashing the frst recipe now. "Kitchen Sink" Toasty Oaty Mild
Batch Size (fermenter): 2.50 gal
Estimated OG: 1.037 SG
Estimated Color: 13.7 SRM
Estimated IBU: 25.3 IBUs
Ingredients:
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2 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row) US (2.0 SRM)
1 lbs Home Toasted Amber (65.0 SRM)
8.0 oz Home Toasted Oats,
1.0 oz Debittered Black
2.0 oz Lyle's Golden Syrup (0.0 SRM)
0.22 oz Columbus (Tomahawk) [13.90 %] IBUs
0.5 pkg SafAle English Ale (DCL/Fermentis #S-04)

Using the braid from my regular tun in a 2 gallon cooler


Counter Top Ghetto Tier (A little foot stool, my 2 gallon cooler and a graduated bucket in the sink.)


First Runnings


3.5 gallons of wort to boil down to 2.5
(Thank god for fermcap)


Adding the ridiculously tiny amount of our hoppy friends.


Getting ready to chill


With a garden hose/faucet adapter you can use your wort chiller indoors.


Yes, that's what you think it is. The perfect small batch fermenter.


A little O2 action


Yeast time.


Batch 1 is done!!!





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+1 to toasted malt,it smells even better being grinded.Toasted Oats? Whew,i cant wait to use this maybe oatmeal stout next. How long do you toast those to get that srm,Rev? Love my RubyMild I d id with toasted malt did 300 deg for 15.Lots of taste for a little 3.7%er.

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+1 to toasted malt,it smells even better being grinded.Toasted Oats? Whew,i cant wait to use this maybe oatmeal stout next. How long do you toast those to get that srm,Rev? Love my RubyMild I d id with toasted malt did 300 deg for 15.Lots of taste for a little 3.7%er.
40 minutes at 375. Giving it a little shake after the first 20 minutes.
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so what you are saying is goat fort it!!!

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yes,scale down correctly though,need help,just ask,search.recipes are great to start.I use them often still.

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Revvy, what is the most volume you feel comfortable fermenting in a Mr. Beer thing-a-majig?

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I almost maxxed out my 2 gallon fermenter, i just used a blowoff and fermented low, i didnt get a crazy fermnent so i just cleaned it up and put on a airlock after it stopped.I took a chance but im going to get a good volume for my black(brown) ipa. Im surprised he doesnt have a blow off on that lid,hes got a spare i bet with a blowhole? Maybe.Probably just loose lid.

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2.5 gallons, that's what the line on the side is.
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