Originally Posted by GilaMinumBeer
It's being done. Still a similar amount of work but doable.
Most just figure if a mash is 60 minutes (doesn;t have to be) and a boil is 60 minutes (some debate there too) then why not make 5 or 10 gallons in the same amount of time and effort.
I always do the simple recipes in 1 gallons. Meads and ciders specifically.
Well in my case I've got 4 burners on my stove, and only two turkey frier type burners. So it seems I can a least double the amount produced for the same amount of effort. I also have a nice set of lights in the kitchen, it's harder to brew in my yard after dark. Then there's the difference in cost, ie $25-35 per batch vs $5-10.
Part of the reason I ask is I keep hearing about some really out there beers, like peanut butter and the like where you sorta have to wing it to get the right combos. It's one thing when you're tweaking an established style, something else when you're out in the middle of nowhere stylistically.....