First 10 gallon batch - Home Brew Forums

Register Now!
Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > General Techniques > First 10 gallon batch

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-13-2012, 10:31 PM   #1
petry121
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 26


I am doing my first 10 gallon batch this weekend. Should I expect anything different from a traditional 5 gallon batch?

Here's what I am brewing:


Denny Conn's
Bourbon Vanilla Imperial Porter ::: 1.079/1.017 (6 Gal)

Grain Bill (70% Efficiency assumed)

13 lb.- 2-Row Pale Malt
2.5 lb. - Munich Malt (15 L)
1.5 lb. - Brown Malt
1 lb. - Crystal Malt (120L)
1/2 lb. - Crystal Malt (40L)
1.25 lb. - Chocolate Malt (edited - Thanks Denny)
Extras :
Kentucky Bourbon (Jim Beam, Knob Creek, etc.)
Real, Whole Vanilla Beans (Extract just won't do)
Oak Chips or Cubes

Hop Schedule (37 IBU)

1 oz - Magnum Hops (60 min)
1/2 oz - E.K. Goldings (10 min)
Yeast

White Labs California Ale Yeast (WLP001) - 1800 ml starter

Mash/Sparge/Boil

Mash at 153 for 60 min.
Sparge as usual
Cool and ferment at about 68 Add Vanilla Beans after primary - rack 7 to 14 days
Add Bourbon at bottling (1 to 1.75 cups - don't overdo this!)
Infuse Bourbon beforehand with Oak Chips/Cubes if you want.


Is it as simple as doubling the recipe? And has anyone tried this recipe?


 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 09:44 AM   #2
Piratwolf
 
Piratwolf's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Jul 2011
Va Beach, VA
Posts: 2,118
Liked 128 Times on 119 Posts


You should expect....

MORE BEER!!!

But other than that it just takes a little longer (getting up to boil temps, transfers, etc) in my experience. But it's much less time than a second brew day.
__________________
Piratwolf: "I've heard that Belgian Blondes can be "panty droppers" but they're not particularly high IBU nor cheap."

jmendez29: Haha! I get it! :ban:
Wait. You're not talking about beer, right?
You're talking about beer. That could have been a whole lot more fun.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #3
yoshiie
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
Kashiwa, Japan, Chiba
Posts: 30

Quote:
Originally Posted by Piratwolf
You should expect....

MORE BEER!!!

But other than that it just takes a little longer (getting up to boil temps, transfers, etc) in my experience. But it's much less time than a second brew day.
Just as Piratwolf says! I'd just add that depending on your system be prepared to be lugging twice the weight! Hop utilization doesn't change until 20gal so you're good there. Enjoy your brewday and enjoy twice the beer!!!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
RoadKing
 
RoadKing's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Oct 2005
Bayville, N.J.
Posts: 467
Liked 20 Times on 17 Posts


Yes, Just double the recipe. That recipe assumes 70% efficency, You'll just have to adjust grain bill and hops to your yours once you figure it out.
__________________
DIRTY GARAGE BREWING CO.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 11:07 AM   #5
Special Hops
Recipes 
 
Jun 2008
Kanatenah
Posts: 1,430
Liked 22 Times on 20 Posts


Will take a little longer to get to boil and to cool down. Otherwise everything is about the same. You just have more beer at the end!
__________________
KANATENAH BREWERY
On Tap:Foreign Extra Stout, ESB
Fermenting: Fools Gold IIPA
Up Next: Oatmeal Stout

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 03:10 PM   #6
petry121
Recipes 
 
Jan 2012
Posts: 26

Awesome! Thanks everyone.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 06:51 PM   #7
ashplub
Recipes 
 
Sep 2010
jax, fl
Posts: 236
Liked 18 Times on 17 Posts


Denny's porter has been in the bottle 3.5 weeks and I had a taste with a friend this weekend. Very rich beer. Mine ended @ 1.019 from 1.083 with a mash temp of 151. Shoot for 153-155.

What are you mashing this monster in? I've done 26lbs in a 10 gallon tun and it was most painful.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-14-2012, 07:03 PM   #8
kosmokramer
Recipes 
 
Aug 2011
SoCal
Posts: 1,327
Liked 33 Times on 28 Posts


Oh ya... that sucker is a good porter... i used oak cubes for a couple weeks... i really like it

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 02:16 AM   #9
mountainman619
Recipes 
 
Feb 2012
Jamul, CA
Posts: 44
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts


I stuck that recipe in BeerSmith 2 and scaled it from 6 to 10 gallons. It matches color and IBU's. Simply doubling everything wont work unless you really meant you were doing a 12 gallon batch, not 10. If you would like me to post up the adjusted recipe, let me know!

I'm going to brew it too. Not this weekend, but soon.

Cheers!
__________________
Josh

 
Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #10
Ramitt
 
Ramitt's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Sep 2011
Bloomington, Indiana
Posts: 1,122
Liked 69 Times on 64 Posts


I would imagine there is some difference in hop flavor/aroma in a larger batch if cooling takes longer, less of an issue in a porter than a pale or IPA of course.

 
Reply With Quote


Reply
Thread Tools



Forum Jump