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Old 07-02-2006, 04:03 AM   #1
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I have a 3 gallon brown recipe that I really like. I have doulbled the grain bill to make a six gallon batch and added an additional 15% of each grain because I am going to try a batch sparge.
For the 3 gallon batch the hop bill was
1oz Willamette 60 Min
1/2oz Tettnanger additional 10min
1/4oz Tettnanger flame out
1/4oz Tettnanger Dry hop
I started with 4 gallons on the boil at the end I had 3 gallons....at 1.050

Assuming that I have the same alpha acid and same gravity would you just double the hops for a 6 gallon batch? I really have no idea where my gravity is gonna be I mean I may end up with 5 gallons total at 1.050. How do I handle this? Do I need to get my kettle full figure out what my gravity is gonna be and then use the hop calculator? This is my first batch sparge so I dont know my efficency/


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If you doubled the batch size, then just double the amount of hops. I couldn't tell you the difference between batch and fly sparging, as I only have fly sparged so far, but the differences are more in time than gravity.


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Thats what I was thinking. I will double the hops. Its not like I am playing with high alpha hops anyway, the hopier the better
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You should end up at the same gravity or very close. I've found two sparges is enough, if you stir the bed each time.
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If you doubled the batch size, then just double the amount of hops. I couldn't tell you the difference between batch and fly sparging, as I only have fly sparged so far, but the differences are more in time than gravity.

At the normal home brewer size (3-20 gallons) all you have to do is increase all the ingredients by the same amount.


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