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Old 10-21-2008, 04:24 PM   #1
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Default Calling all 3 Gallon All Grain Recipes

I've been browsing the site and would love to gather some All-Grain 3 Gallon recipes in a single post. I'm looking to brew a 3 Gallon All-Grain Stout. I know I can adjust the 5 gallon recipes using software. However, it would be nice to see people post some of their successful 3 gallon recipes. I'm new to All-Grain brewing so a pre-made successful recipe would take some of the guess-work out of adjusting a 5 gallon recipe down to a 3 gallon.

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Old 10-21-2008, 04:48 PM   #2
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I will be starting a few 2.5 gallons starting this evening.

That said, in preparing to do 2.5 gallon batches...

Every recipe on this forum, or anywhere for this matter, "is" a 3 gallon recipe.

In all honesty download the free trial of Beersmith if you do not already own it, input a 5 gallon recipe that you like, then hit the "scale" button, type in "3" in the gallon location, and you will have all the recipes you need! It literally takes about 3 seconds to scale a recipe to 3 gallons.

That is what I have done, and how I am proceeding. Just my .02

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:13 AM   #3
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I agree, BeerSmith is the way to go, plug in some values and away it goes!

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:51 AM   #4
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I've got a whole library of half-batches. Here's a couple:

Difford & Tilbrook's Picadilly Bitter

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08-A English Pale Ale, Standard/Ordinary Bitter

Batch Size (Gal): 2.50 Wort Size (Gal): 2.50
Total Grain (Lbs): 3.50
Anticipated OG: 1.040 Plato: 9.99
Anticipated SRM: 7.4
Anticipated IBU: 27.0
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes

Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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85.7 3.00 lbs. Maris Otter Great Britain 1.037 4
7.1 0.25 lbs. Crystal 55L Great Britian 1.034 55
7.1 0.25 lbs. Demerara Sugar Generic 1.041 1

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.

Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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0.50 oz. Goldings - E.K. Pellet 4.75 23.4 60 min.
0.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 3.6 20 min.
0.25 oz. Goldings - E.K. Whole 4.75 0.0 Dry Hop

Yeast
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DCL Yeast S-04 SafAle English Ale


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 3.25
Water Qts: 4.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 1.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.23 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 152 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 168 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10


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Venin de Vipere

18-D Belgian Strong Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale

Recipe Specifics
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Batch Size (Gal): 3.00 Wort Size (Gal): 3.00
Total Grain (Lbs): 7.50
Anticipated OG: 1.080 Plato: 19.33
Anticipated SRM: 3.5
Anticipated IBU: 33.4
Brewhouse Efficiency: 75 %
Wort Boil Time: 60 Minutes


Grain/Extract/Sugar

% Amount Name Origin Potential SRM
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80.0 6.00 lbs. Pilsener Germany 1.038 2
20.0 1.50 lbs. Candi Sugar (clear) Generic 1.046 1

Potential represented as SG per pound per gallon.


Hops

Amount Name Form Alpha IBU Boil Time
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1.00 oz. Hallertauer Pellet 4.00 28.6 60 min.
0.50 oz. Hallertauer Pellet 4.00 4.8 20 min.


Yeast
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WYeast 3787 Trappist High Gravity


Mash Schedule
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Mash Type: Single Step

Grain Lbs: 6.00
Water Qts: 8.00 - Before Additional Infusions
Water Gal: 2.00 - Before Additional Infusions

Qts Water Per Lbs Grain: 1.33 - Before Additional Infusions

Saccharification Rest Temp : 150 Time: 60
Mash-out Rest Temp : 160 Time: 10
Sparge Temp : 170 Time: 10

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OR, just cut any 5 gallon recipe in half. That's only 2.5 gallons, but it's good for a 3 gallon carboy! (use the same amount of yeast, though).

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:53 AM   #6
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Actually...scaleing back an AG recipe is considerably less daunting than Extract. The wort gravity is going to be the same either way...so hop useage should stay the same....you can scale them proportionately.

The only thing I can think of, is that you're going to end up with a cleaner product becuase you'll be pitching more yeast per gallon...ALWAYS a good idea in my book.

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I posted a bunch of 2.5 gallon AG recipes here...

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/785533-post702.html

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Old 10-22-2008, 12:59 AM   #8
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Thanks for all the posts. I'm testing out Beersmith but I really appreciate the recipe posts. I'll try one of these this weekend.

Thanks again!

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Old 10-22-2008, 01:00 AM   #9
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A word of caution when doing 1/2 batches- make sure you have a calibrated scale or be willing to have a greater variability in your bitterness and hop aroma. I've been tempted to go the 1/2 batch all grain route but if you are going to be getting a mash tun go for the full deal.
On the flip side this is a great way to make some IPAs without as significant an investment in hops.

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3 gal batches got me into AG and cut my cost per batch big time. There's no way I'm boiling 6 gallons on my electric stove. Plus I don't drink more than 4 beers a week, so a new 3 gallons every few weeks is enough for me.

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