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Old 07-18-2013, 01:08 PM   #3291
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I haven't tried a big enough beer to fear a blow off. Maybe a weight on the lid would keep it there, though some foam might run down the side. Using stainless, you could drill the lid for an airlock or blow-off tube. These are inexpensive pots, and thin. You could also find a vented lid, or use something else as a lid.

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Old 07-19-2013, 03:19 AM   #3292
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I've had issues with blow offs, that's why I asked. The lid don't seem like it would hold up to those to me, but I guess it does.

Also I made the coffee wine, but messed up a bit. I didn't add 2 lbs of sugar added 2 cups...and kept adding, I stopped at 10 to 12% abv
Sounds yummy.

Generally speaking, the lids allow pressure to escape so rapidly that you don't need a blowoff. Part of the reason you get a foam over is that co2 builds up in the brew faster then the airlock can allow it to escape. If the whole lid burps, it releases a whole lot more co2. Sort of the difference between stirring soda in a punch bowl, and shaking up the bottle.

I guess you could get a foam over in a pot, but I think you'd have to have left practically no head space.
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I haven't tried a big enough beer to fear a blow off. Maybe a weight on the lid would keep it there, though some foam might run down the side. Using stainless, you could drill the lid for an airlock or blow-off tube. These are inexpensive pots, and thin. You could also find a vented lid, or use something else as a lid.
You could also do this, they are cheap pots.
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Old 07-19-2013, 11:38 AM   #3293
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I love one gallon brewing. Best way to work on experimental batches. And pretty mush the only way I do things like barley wines.

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Old 07-19-2013, 01:36 PM   #3294
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I love one gallon brewing. Best way to work on experimental batches. And pretty mush the only way I do things like barley wines.
My only problem is that I don't always have success scaling up. Great 1 gallon, then the 3 gallon version is just ok. Or not good at all. It might be easier to sanitize the 1gal glass jug than the bigger plastic.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #3295
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My only problem is that I don't always have success scaling up. Great 1 gallon, then the 3 gallon version is just ok. Or not good at all. It might be easier to sanitize the 1gal glass jug than the bigger plastic.

As long as your grain bill comes our the same, and you hop chart balances you should be good. If your interested, Beersmith 2 has a auto scale in the program that will scale it for you. I always plug my grain bill and hop chart into beer smith and scale it. I also plug it into the system as a 1 gallon, then as a 5 gallon. Just compare your gravities and your grain bill and hop chart
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:45 PM   #3296
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My only problem is that I don't always have success scaling up. Great 1 gallon, then the 3 gallon version is just ok. Or not good at all. It might be easier to sanitize the 1gal glass jug than the bigger plastic.
I can't see sanitization being the problem. More likely it is a problem with the mash or boil. I'm betting one of those processes changes when you scale up.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:31 PM   #3297
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Picked this up today, was 7 bucks at meijer. Was thinking possibility of it.being dual purpose. Fermenting and bottling. I know the spigot wouldn't he great for fermenting, but I can always plug it.

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Thanks to my lhbs Amarillo Brew Supply I've got an all grain biab 1 gallon American IPA With maris otter and american 2 row, with a bit of crystal 20 and hopped with sorachi

Can't wait!

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Thanks to my lhbs Amarillo Brew Supply I've got an all grain biab 1 gallon American IPA With maris otter and american 2 row, with a bit of crystal 20 and hopped with sorachi

Can't wait!
That sure does sound like a winner, let us know how it turns out.
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I'm a 5 & 10 gallon brewer but want to do more experimentation this winter - I can just do BIAB for these batches but what's the easiest setup to go from grain to glass?

Is there an all in one fermenter that has a bottling spigot? Would one of those glass ice tea jugs work?

I'm worried about the whole racking and bottling taking too long. Do you use carbonation drops?

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