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Old 11-30-2012, 07:32 PM   #1241
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OK, I've read a few pages of this and don't want to read over 100 pages to see if the info is here or not.
What do you guys use for 1 gallon batch fermenters?
You would need to have at least five quarts of space so that you have some headspace if you don't want to loose a pint or so to blowoff.

I've never brewed less than 5 gallons and would like to step it up to 10 gallons, but for experimenting it could be nice to do a small batch.
I've even got a few one gallon jug coolers that I've thought would be a good tun for quite a few one gallon recipe versions.

I've also thought about doing a five gallon batch, splitting it into five one gallon batches and change up the yeast, hops or whatever. Maybe do a second mash and add another grain to one of them to see what it does to the flavor. You get the idea.

Five one gallon jugs doesn't seem like a great way to go due to the waste from the blowoff that I mentioned.
one gallon glass carboys with a blow-off tube, until after christmas when (hopefully) i will have acquired a couple of 2 gallon plastic fermentation buckets.
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Old 11-30-2012, 08:32 PM   #1242
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Hey gang, so I brewed my first 5 gal batch this past weekend and am looking to get a couple of 1 gal batches going as well(need the gear to do it). It seems 2 gal buckets are preferred over the 1 gal glass growlers, but one question I have is should I get an additional 2 gal bucket to use for bottling? Or is siphoning directly from the fermenting bucket still the recommended method?

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Old 11-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #1243
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i would get the extra bucket. the only reason i haven't gone out and acquired a FEW is that i need to wait to see what the big guy in the red suit brings, or SWMBO will be ticked.

i currently use carboys for everything. i guarantee that will change as soon as i can change it.

use a bottling bucket, and a fermenting bucket, and any other kind of bucket you can think of, just like the big batch boys.

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The last picture...is that a plastic cookie jar used as a fermenter?
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Definitely looks like it; I want to know what the capacity is.
It's from tap plastics and its 2.6 gallons. Awfully cheap and food grade! . It's very easy to squeeze in between stuff. 2 gallon Home Depot bucket on left.

http://www.tapplastics.com/product/plastics/plastic_containers/plastic_hexagon_container/575
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:54 PM   #1245
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Just to the one-gallon mark. I had roughly 1/2 gallon or so left in the kettle which ended up down the drain for lack of a way to contain it.
I read this and all I could think of were all the poor little kids in China who don't even have beer :-(
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:34 AM   #1246
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Hey gang, so I brewed my first 5 gal batch this past weekend and am looking to get a couple of 1 gal batches going as well(need the gear to do it). It seems 2 gal buckets are preferred over the 1 gal glass growlers, but one question I have is should I get an additional 2 gal bucket to use for bottling? Or is siphoning directly from the fermenting bucket still the recommended method?

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I rack to my big batch bottling bucket and bottle like I usually do. Not perfect but works...

Side note...I tried to drill a hole into a 2-gallon frosting bucket for my bottling spigot. Tried is the key word...my 1" bore chewed up the plastic...thank goodness I got for free.
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Okay so there's only 1 downside to a small batch... I nailed my Stout this time... It's friggin fantastic!! I gotta brew this again and I just opened the first of 12 brews! Lol

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Old 12-01-2012, 02:19 AM   #1248
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Thats not a downside. More reason to brew it again

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I bottle with my autosiphin and bottle adapter. I transfer to a clean carboy and bottle from there.

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I bottle with my autosiphin and bottle adapter. I transfer to a clean carboy and bottle from there.
That's how I do it, but I usually just bottle straight from secondary.

And here is my pipeline as of tonight


Left to right: Bochet Mead, Rye Weizenbock, English Barleywine, Black IIPA, Blackberry Cider. Just bottled up the Black IIPA.
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