Ss Brewing Technologies Giveaway!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Extract Brewing > Doing large batches in small pots?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-11-2010, 02:17 AM   #1
bkov
Registered User
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: jersey
Posts: 1,008
Liked 7 Times on 7 Posts

Default Doing large batches in small pots?

I picked up some DME to do extract batches inbetween allgrain batches when i dont have as much time.
Is there any reason not to do 10g batches in say, a 5g pot?

I dont care about color so that doesnt matter much.

Only other thing i can think of is make sure i evenly distribute the wort into the 2 primarys after the boil other wise the gravity of the 2 can greatly differ.

__________________
bkov is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-14-2010, 12:37 AM   #2
avidhomebrewer
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 2,552
Liked 23 Times on 22 Posts

Default

I don't see anything negative coming out of your idea. You won't get as much hop utilization, if you are concerned about that. Other than that, the only thing I can see is when you mix the worts in primary that you may not get an 'even' gravity, but I would think that is minor. Basically going for 'filler' beer here, right?

__________________
avidhomebrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2010, 10:30 PM   #3
firebird77
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 99
Default

Mixing the two before bottling would effectively nullify any variances between bottles, should have no problems.

__________________
firebird77 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 05-15-2010, 10:32 PM   #4
ChshreCat
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
ChshreCat's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 11,299
Liked 461 Times on 367 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

Add your extract late in the boil to help with hop utilization and color.

I'd think you could just eyeball it really well when you transfer to your primaries, make sure they're even and then top up with water.

As firebird says, combining the two at bottling would help even out any differences between the two.

__________________

"Science + beer = good!"
-Adam Savage

ChshreCat is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Combining small batches into a large fermenter thorongil Fermentation & Yeast 9 12-01-2013 04:10 PM
source for large stock pots OHIOSTEVE Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 11 12-28-2009 03:54 PM
switch to AG/PM, and fermenting small batches in large buckets rtockst Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 12-02-2008 05:16 AM
Finding large brewing pots WBC Equipment/Sanitation 15 12-08-2007 05:29 PM
Brewing small batches in a large fermenter? jvetter General Techniques 2 02-23-2007 11:18 PM