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Old 08-04-2009, 07:43 PM   #1
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Is there any easy way to convert 5 gallon recipes down to 1 gallon? Can I just divide everything by 5? I only ask because I have a 2 gallon bucket from first entry into homebrewing and I wanted to do a strong English Ale. If anyone has a good Strong Ale (extract only for now) I would be open to seeing it.

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Old 08-04-2009, 07:58 PM   #2
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Just divide everything by five, it'll get you close enough to where you need to be.

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Old 08-04-2009, 08:24 PM   #3
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Except for the yeast. If you're using liquid yeast, you'll probably be fine pitching the whole vial. Check and go to the yeast pitching calculator to make sure!
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:56 AM   #4
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But you boil and steep for the same time durations and temperatures, right?

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Old 04-20-2010, 02:12 AM   #5
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Man you are going to be sooo disapointed when you bottle that and only get 8 or 12bottles. And it turns out soooo good. But if you want more you have to wait another 5 or 6 weeks.

I suggest doing 5 gal. It won't spoil, and you can give it away if you don't want to drink it all.

Yes, steep and boil same time.

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Old 04-20-2010, 06:47 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Sean View Post
Man you are going to be sooo disapointed when you bottle that and only get 8 or 12bottles.
+1 to this.
8 -10 twelve ouncers is the max you will get.

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Old 12-14-2010, 06:33 AM   #7
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i do one gallon brews and if i like it i make them in larger quantity's. and sometimes i am glad i made a small batch. but when everyone likes it, and wants another, their isnt enough to go around. i mostly do them for trials because all my brewing is off the top of my head.


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Old 09-05-2013, 08:28 PM   #8
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I am doing 1 gallon all-grain brewing. I would like to convert 5 gallon recipes to one gallon. Most of the Recipes are 6 gallon batches. I think dividing by 5 makes sense but want to make sure i shouldn't be dividing by 6.

Thank you,

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Old 09-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #9
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beersmith 2 app for the iphone its great for converting

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Old 09-07-2013, 08:06 PM   #10
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Any idea if BeerSmith2 will convert an all grain recipe to partial mash? I've seen it do AG to extract....

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