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Old 03-05-2012, 12:43 AM   #1
Feb 2012
Prescott, az
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Is it possible to do an all grain recipe with a partial boil? I can only boil 2.5 - 3 gallons but would like to make 5 gallons using an all grain recipe how can I do this?

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:41 PM   #2
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St. Petersburg, FL
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Sure, check out the deathbrewer's stovetop method. You can do this small batch BIAB all grain method on a stove top or a propane burner.

If you can only boil 2.5-3 gallons, then you can only mash about 6lbs of grain MAX, which will make about a 3.5 gallon batch. You'd just mash in about 2 gallons of water, top off to as much as you can before the boil, then top off again to your expect OG after cooldown.

If you have a second pot, even a SS kitchen pot of about 2-3 gallons, you could do a dunk sparge BIAB, and easily make 5 gallon batches with the same method. Read through this and you'll know more of what I'm talking about:
Primary #1 - Midnight Ryeder (Midnight Wheat and Rye)
Primary #2 - Florida Weiss
Primary #3 - Kane-DOH APA (Honey Citra APA)
Secondary #1 - Downtown Flanders Brown (brewed August 2012)
Keg #1 - Raspberry Florida Weiss
Keg #2 - Cinnamon Raisin Cider
Keg #3 - NONE!
Bottled - NONE!

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