The Great Bottle Opener Giveaway

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > 2.5 gallon brew condensed

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #1
dhoyt714
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Exeter, NH
Posts: 196
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default 2.5 gallon brew condensed

Is it possible in a 2.5 gallon brew to boil say 1 1/2 gallons and add cold water at the end of the brew to cool it down and bring the temp. down as well?

My brew pot is only 2.5 gallons. So, is it feasible to cut down on boil time and cool of time?

__________________
dhoyt714 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2012, 07:52 PM   #2
jrobidoux
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: New York, New York
Posts: 91
Default

Just make sure your cold water has been previously boiled and I think this is okay. Haven't tried it myself though.

__________________
jrobidoux is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 01-27-2012, 07:53 PM   #3
Mugsfull
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 55
Default

In my first couple beers, I had the Mr. Beer keg fermenter which is about 2.5 gallons. I used to boil a gallon or so of water add a half a 3lb can of Liquid malt extract and a half oz of hops. After an hour, I'd add the rest of the can and the hops.

I would cool that in an ice bath and pour in Mr. beer Fermenter and top off with cold water. I got never did boil the cold water.

Thats how I managed small batches with a small boil pot. Of course, I quickly moved up to 5 gallon batches, because it takes the same effort and time, but you make so much more.

__________________
Mugsfull 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
First Timer :can I brew a full boil (5 gal) wth a BB 2.5 gallon brew kit Polarbear02 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 09-16-2012 09:45 PM
6 Gallon No-Boil & 5 Gallon brew kit dilemma streetbs Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-30-2011 06:12 PM
9 Gallon Brew Pot GoTDude Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 08-13-2011 01:32 AM
Justed Racked my first brew and appear to be low 1/2-1 gallon in 5 gallon carboy. Brandow Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-15-2011 05:23 PM
2.5 gallon brew in 6.5 gallon carboy??? ethangray19 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 09-01-2007 12:41 PM