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Old 03-23-2011, 06:37 PM   #71
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beetlbumjl, how about if you very gently and carefully swirl the pot while holding the lid on instead of taking the lid off? It does seem like stirring is the biggest issue (perhaps moreso with a small volume like this?), and it reminds me of boiling pasta - i.e. tradition said you need to stir a few times throughout to keep it from sticking together, but in reality if you just give it a decent stir right at the start it does fine. I wonder if the mash might work similarly (I notice in Deathbrewer's stickied BIAB posts he only stirs a couple times.) That is my completely uninformed, speculative opinion.

 
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Old 03-26-2011, 04:22 AM   #72
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Bottled my brown and hefe almost a week ago... I'll tell you... The one flaw in the system is that auto-siphons are too big for mini-buckets... They need to make a super small one. They do make a smaller one, but it's not THAT much smaller.

I used Carbtabs to bottle for the first time... Didn't feel like weighing out and boiling the sugar twice. We'll see how it goes! I got 6 bottles of the brown (had been racked and 2ndaried) and 10 bottles of the hefe (which I got more volume out of anyway...). maltbarleyhops: I think you're right, every measurement has to be more precise because there's not much wiggle room at these volumes!
Northern Brewer makes an auto siphon just for gallon jugs.
http://www.northernbrewer.com/brewin...iphon-3-8.html

 
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:12 PM   #73
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very cool idea... i need to look into this has anyone ever used glass gallon wine jugs with carboy bungs added?
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Old 09-25-2011, 11:29 PM   #74
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very cool idea... i need to look into this has anyone ever used glass gallon wine jugs with carboy bungs added?
Yup. I brew hard cider in Carlo Rossi bottles. A number 6 stopper fits perfect.

 
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:10 AM   #75
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you may want to think twice about using rubber bungs on the one-gallon jug - for some reason on these one-gallon jugs the rubber odor can be quite powerful...some have reported that it ends up tainting the beer - i believe it...i just use foil or parchment with a few pin holes to let the gas escape, secured by a rubber band
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Old 09-26-2011, 05:32 PM   #76
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For the one gallon BIAB. I just put my 2gallong pot in the oven without turning it on. I only lose about two degrees across an hour. There's no need to stir if your not heating. Have made several good beers this way.

 
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Old 09-26-2011, 07:20 PM   #77
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guess42, brilliant!
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:59 PM   #78
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Gotta admit, wasn't originally my idea. But thank you

 
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:32 AM   #79
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Old 10-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #80
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I love it.. Its giving me some ideas about brewing in my tiny 3rd floor apartment. Smaller batches isn't exactly a bad thing,,, Brilliant! thanks
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