Hey guys! So, I got the Mr. Beer premium kit as a present and recently finished my first pale ale. The beer turned out fine, but way too simplistic and definitely not enough flavor for this crafty snob. I was wondering if anyone could help in my quest for more information on small batch brewing. I looked around the forum, but since my questions seem to be a little more specific I figured I would just start my own thread!
I live in a townhouse without a basement, and with the temp fluctuation, pets, and lack of storage space, I'm limited to a small space in a half bath to ferment. The 2 gallon size of the Mr. Beer works, but I want to move on to bigger and better.
Given a small space and a large desire to limit the smell of the kreausen, what do you guys prefer? Bucket or carboy, airlock or bubbler, single container fermenter/conditioner or double? Also, I have toyed with the idea of doing only small batches (1 gallon) so I can keep playing with ratios and recipes. Any suggestions for this? Thanks so much guys, and I'm looking forward to wasting a lot of time here!!