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Old 11-13-2013, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default All grain info help please!

Hey everybody, hope everything is great for everyone.

Iv been brewing for a while with extract now and i really want to move on to all grain brewing. I want to make small batches so i can experiment and because of cost.

I have a 5 gallon boil kettle and was wondering if i could make small all grain batches to fit the kettle. i went to a local home-brew store and they said if all i had was a 5 gallon kettle then there was no way in hell it was happening for me.

But it left me thinking there HAS to be a way to make experimental batches that are more cost efficient then a 5 gallon batch.

Im not worried about time because time is no issue as far as the labor that goes into making the brew for a small batch for the amount of money ill be saving.

Anything helps!

Thanks, hope everyone was a great day!

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Old 11-13-2013, 08:29 PM   #2
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Look at the BIAB sub forum in the All Grain forum.
As far as the LHBS misinformation, they are way wrong!!

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Check out THIS thread...lots of small batch all grain brewers...just scale down any recipe and go for it.

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I did 3 all grain BIAB 2.5 gallon brews before getting a mash tun and a keggle, it can totally be done.

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Hey everybody, hope everything is great for everyone.

Iv been brewing for a while with extract now and i really want to move on to all grain brewing. I want to make small batches so i can experiment and because of cost.

I have a 5 gallon boil kettle and was wondering if i could make small all grain batches to fit the kettle. i went to a local home-brew store and they said if all i had was a 5 gallon kettle then there was no way in hell it was happening for me.

But it left me thinking there HAS to be a way to make experimental batches that are more cost efficient then a 5 gallon batch.

Im not worried about time because time is no issue as far as the labor that goes into making the brew for a small batch for the amount of money ill be saving.

Anything helps!

Thanks, hope everyone was a great day!
I have the exact same setup. I do 3 gal BIAB in my 5 gallon kettle with no problems. I do sparge in a separate kettle
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yeah, definitely look into BIAB, I think you could do 3-gallon batches in your pot. Mash thick (don't use a ton of water in your mash so something like 1.25 quarts per pound of grain) and stick to relatively low-to-moderate gravity recipes. Brew more often and drink more variety, I tend to do mostly 3 gallon batches.

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Thanks for all the replies you guys i really appreciate it.

Ill be going to all grain!

Next time ill come to you guys first! you all are awesome!

THANKS AGAIN!

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If you know that you will never brew larger than 3 gallons or so, you can, also, build your own 5 gallon cooler mash tun. With that you can brew virtually any beer scaled to 3 gallons or even a high gravity partial mash IIPA or RIS.

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