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Old 02-13-2013, 11:32 PM   #2451
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looking to get into the brew game via the 1-gallon route.

which would better serve me.
And I would vote for the other kit, between the two, mainly because I use the 2-gallon buckets as primaries. You can do batches slightly larger than 1 gal and have to worry a little less about blow offs. 5 gallon recipes scale nicely to 1.25 gal (5/4) and should yield you almost a full 12-pack.

I do still need to pick up a couple 1 gal carboys for upcoming batches that I want to bulk age though.

Both kits should get you started with some minor additions though. Different strokes...


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Old 02-13-2013, 11:33 PM   #2452
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:01 PM   #2453
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Small batching must be getting more and more popular as my latest visit to Morebeer had a nice display of one gallon jugs, 3 gallon jugs and mini kegs! Good sign!!

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:20 PM   #2454
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looking to get into the brew game via the 1-gallon route.

which would better serve me.

http://www.torontobrewing.ca/servlet/the-750/1-Gallon-Brewer%27s-Best/Detail

or the brooklyn brewshop 1 gallon kit.

thanks guys.
Here is another one. Shipping is pretty high if you are in Canada.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:26 PM   #2455
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Brooklyn Brew Shop is pretty cool as they put you right into the all-grain arena. It's a really good starter kit. I would probably check in on the priming sugar as the recommended sugar is way too much, but otherwise a great gate-way kit. You will be addicted to homebrew after using their kits.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:54 PM   #2456
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Brooklyn Brew Shop is pretty cool as they put you right into the all-grain arena. It's a really good starter kit. I would probably check in on the priming sugar as the recommended sugar is way too much, but otherwise a great gate-way kit. You will be addicted to homebrew after using their kits.
Thunder Chicken - a few questions on the Everyday IPA. Did you pretty much stick to the BBS script, such as fermenting two weeks? If so, what was your FG?

I did a fermentation two weeks, the first few day in my dining room where ambient temp hit near 72, then the remainder in the basement where it is more mid-60s. Now I have had it sitting on my porch (in Minnesota) for a Cold Crash since Sunday - temps mostly in the 20s, but may have been high 30s to 40 for a bit the last two afternoons.

I will probably bring it in in the morning to settle on a shelf before attempting bottling. However, I am bit concerned that the color a bit darker than I expected - more like a "black tea" than iced-tea. Just wondering.

Also, your comment about bottling sugar: did you use honey like the recipe suggests, and if so, how much? Any particular suggestions?

My first BBS batch was a Chocolate Maple Porter - following the BBS recipe book instructions using 3 tablespoons maple syrup seemed to over carbonate many of the bottles resulting in more beer on my ceiling than inside my glass.
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Old 02-15-2013, 12:40 AM   #2457
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Do all you 1-gallon brewers use pretty much the same method for bottling? bottling bucket with spigot? Do you use a different vessel rather than the typical 5-6gallon bottling buckets that are out there?

also, for all-grain brewers..any problems with holding mash temps for a long enough period of time?

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I usually rack to my brew pot, mix with priming sugar, then siphon into bottles. Spigot would be easier and would work as well.

I put my "mash tun" (also the brew pot) into a warm oven (150F ish) to keep the temps for an hours. Works very well.

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I recently bottled my first one gallon batch and just brewed the Brooklyn Brewshop Everyday IPA.
One gallon brewing is damned addictive.

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I recently bottled my first one gallon batch and just brewed the Brooklyn Brewshop Everyday IPA.
One gallon brewing is damned addictive.
Brewing something to drink.
Drinking something you brewed.
Repeat.


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