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Old 03-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #1
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Default How to convert 5gal batch to 1gal batch?

Alright, so I'm trying to make a list and perfect some brews in order to start my pipeline. I don't want to have to waste time and space with 50 bottles worth of brew that isn't right, however. Is there an easy way to convert 5 or 6 gal recipes to 1 gal recipes?


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Old 03-08-2011, 05:25 PM   #2
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You can do this on beersmith fairly easy but you would need A 1.5 to 2 gallon bucket to ferment in as I hear minimizing headspace in the fermenter is ideal but some will say it doesn't matter.


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Old 03-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #3
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Divide by 5?
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I never thought about splitting this in 1G batches, but if I had to do it, I would split before adding hops, once your wort is ready (after extracting or steeping + adding extract). But I am not sure you will be able to keep the wort like this for a long time.
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You can do this on beersmith fairly easy but you would need A 1.5 to 2 gallon bucket to ferment in as I hear minimizing headspace in the fermenter is ideal but some will say it doesn't matter.
I actually picked up a 2 gallon carboy from a friend of mine a couple of days ago. I got the idea of trying 1gal batches after a saw this little guy. Could be a good way to quickly/easily try different recipes.
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Yeah I totally agree with the idea.. Nothing sucks more than yearning for that 5 gallon batch for a month just to try it and find it's not what was expected.
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