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Old 08-19-2010, 11:25 PM   #1
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I see a lot of recipes that seem to be for 6 gallons or eleven gallons. I just looked at the "Tits up" IIPA recipe from Biermuncher and it again talks about "6 gallons in the fermenter."

Why make six gallons of beer when a corny can only hold 5?


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Old 08-19-2010, 11:27 PM   #2
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You either have 1 gallon that you can bottle rather than keg, or more likely you need to account for loses due to trub and hop sludge (which for a IIPA can be significant).

So, 6 into the fermentor, 5.5 into the secondary (for dry hopping/clearing/whatever), 5 into the keg.


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Old 08-19-2010, 11:29 PM   #3
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Bottles?
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It's impossible to brew 5 gallons and keg 5 gallons. I can just fill a corny with a 6 gallon batch. And i'm not spending 5 hours brewing to see a 3/4 full corny.
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So I guess I need to get some 6.5 gallon carboys.

Mine are old, but I'm pretty sure they're 5 gallon carboys. Don't quite fill a corny unless they're really full, which they usually are, up to the last line on the glass with some significant blow off.


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