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Old 01-09-2010, 08:19 PM   #1
Sep 2009
Hudson Valley of NY
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I'm planning a 3L batch with some experimental ingredients. Wanna see how it comes out before making a full batch and figure the 8 or so bottles I'll get can tell enough of a story.

Gonna rig up a 1 gallon glass jug with an airlock. It'll be nice to be able to brew inside in the stovetop this time of year.

Anyone else make tiny batches?

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Old 01-09-2010, 08:24 PM   #2
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Dec 2008
Hickory, North Carolina
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I'm doing basically the same thing, but I'm trying to get one gallon in the fermenter. There are a lot of variables I have had to figure out to make this work though... I have my second one gallon batch fermenting now. The first batch is in a secondary fermenter and hasn't been bottled yet. I will run my current batch through a secondary process as well...
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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Lansdale, PA
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dos beersmith or other brewing software convert to different size batches? if so that would be helpful.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:56 PM   #4
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Yeah, beersmith will resize according to what you need (I haven't put it to the test though), I'll be brewing some small batches late in the month. I want to try fine-tuning some recipes to try to clone hoogstratens' "poorter" -its one my favorites, but tough to find, and expen$ive to boot! I've tried finding clone recipes for this, but have yet to locate one.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:09 PM   #5
Oct 2009
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Mr. Beer is handy in these situations.
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Old 01-09-2010, 09:10 PM   #6
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Bethlehem, PA
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I've done a couple 1 gallon AG batches. Here's my method:
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:49 PM   #7
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a couple 1 gallon batches of cider and big starters that i hopped and bottled it was good.

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Old 01-10-2010, 12:32 AM   #8
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made a starter, once, in a drip coffee pot if that's legal. (?)
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:43 AM   #9
Nov 2009
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I made a one or so ounce brew in my airlock once...
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:55 AM   #10
Jun 2009
Wayne, PA
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I love making 1 gallon BIAB all grain batches. They are so easy and fun to experiment with different recipes. Unless it is a hoppy beer that I know that I want to make, I will always make a test batch before I spend the time making a 5 gallon batch. Buying in bulk helps a ton. I can get a 1 gallon BIAB all grain batches done in a little over 2 hours. It's fun making a batch after work. To answer the original post though, I have made a 1/2 gallon batch before just to get a 6 pack.

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