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Old 11-26-2012, 11:01 PM   #1141
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Now to breakfast stout I brewed the large batch of is in the bath tub around 68 and that's doing good also. I enjoyed brewing the large batch until cleanup time then I kicked myself. No place to clean it out easily.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #1142
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My porter was going like gangbusters in the carboy when I left the house.

So far, so good.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:02 PM   #1143
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I brewed the Brooklyn Brew Shop Bourbon Dubbel this weekend and I gotta say those Brooklyn kits are impressive little kits.
I may end up giving this one away though. When I tasted the wort, it reminded me of most of the other Belgians I didnt like. I guess I better stick with APA's...IPA's...Stouts...Bitters....Porters...Heck I better get brewing!!

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:10 PM   #1144
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This can be scaled down or kept as is for a gallon set up. I would love to do this put electricity scares me.

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f170/110...atches-341219/
Its nice, but its BIAB, not AG (no mash tun) and I don't see a pump or a chiller.

It get excited thinking about doing small batches in the house but then I start thinking about the equipment I'd need (basically a full on brew stand, but smaller) and my wife complaining about the house smelling like a brewery and I revert to thinking I should just brew 5 gallons in the garage and throw out what I don't like.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #1145
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Brew in a bag is all grain....

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:12 PM   #1146
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And there is a pump and chiller just not mounted all fancy.

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:17 PM   #1147
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Brew in a bag is all grain....
Yeah, sort of. Having done all grain with a mash tun, even if I did BIAB, I'd want a pump for recirculating the wort while "mashing" and then also for pumping it through the chiller.

By the time I muck around with a couple kettles, a pump, a chiller and hoses, I've recreated a brew stand on a smaller scale. I might as well brew on the big stand I'm building and throw out what I don't like. I can buy a lot of ingredients for what I'd spend putting together a small system.

Or am I wrong ? Has someone been done this road and have experience to share ? Does anyone have a full on large batch brewstand and still found it very handy to brew 1 gallon batches ?

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One more thing... at the 1-2 gallon batch size, is there anything wrong with putting a pot onto a regular stove burner instead of embedding a hot water heater element into the pot ?

Does anyone know of a good brew pump that is smaller/cheaper than the typical March/Chugger pumps ?

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Old 11-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #1149
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That's what I'm in the process of building.

Are you keeping it at the 2.5 gallon volume or going smaller? Do you have an electrical background?

Please have a brewcast when you start using this rig.
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Old 11-27-2012, 01:12 AM   #1150
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Fuggle would be a great choice if you want i can throw that into beersmith and adjust the bitterness with the hops you have. Do you know the aa on the fuggles
I plugged it into my app (BrewR - Android app) and was able to work with the fuggles. I will probably use them (since I have them, a little bag goes a long ways in 1 gallon brews). I'll keep everyone posted!
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