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Old 04-14-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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My LHBS said i could do All Grain with only a 3 gallon boil for a 5 gallon batch???? is this possible. From searching the site it seems that everything says 5 or 6.5 gallon boils.

I really want to start AG but i dont have the big boling pot and dont want to buy one. I can boil up to 3.5 on my stove.

I searched the site but maybe i am missing something.

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Old 04-14-2011, 06:54 PM   #2
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You just top off with regular water after the boil to reach your desired volume.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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yeah, you can just top off with the right amount of water. There may be some hop utilization issues, since you'll be adding them to a higher gravity wort while boiling, but I'm not sure how much it'll affect you.
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Old 04-14-2011, 06:57 PM   #4
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Boy, I am not sure, I am not sure if I would go less then 1 quart per pound on sach rest or not........it would be quite the thick mash and not so much of a sparge to speak of. The best solution is to get a pot.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:00 PM   #5
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You would have to use more grain to jack up your O.G. so your meet your intended O.G. when you water the batch down to reach 5g.

Then you would have to adjust hops for a partial boil.
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Old 04-14-2011, 07:02 PM   #6
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Oh, I wasn't even thinking all grain. Ugh, that would be tougher.

I'd honestly recommend buying a cheap aluminum pot. I mean, you'll likely eventually upgrade anyhow, just do it now.
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:03 PM   #7
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Why don't you just do a smaller batch? You don't need to do 5 gallons. Just adjust the recipe.

 
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:05 PM   #8
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And plenty of people will say search for BIAB too. That'll work out for you as well

 
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Old 04-15-2011, 02:08 AM   #9
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I'd say for all grain you'll find it difficult to have enough water to mash and sparge. No problem if you're doing extract though

 
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