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Old 12-14-2012, 02:42 AM   #1461
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I started with a kitchen pot, bags to do biab, a thermometer, a decent kitchen scale, a kitchen funnel, tubing for a blow off tube, four glass carboys, some airlocks, and a hydrometer.

Added a manual siphon, racking cane, and bottling wand

Oh and bottles.

Eventually I bought an igloo cooler for a mash tun, more carboys, airlocks, and bottles.

Mostly that's it.


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Old 12-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #1462
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Old 12-14-2012, 02:44 AM   #1463
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Could anyone give me a overview of equipment i would need to do 1 gallon all grain batches?
Pots,brewbag. Basically. Then the standard bottleing stuff.Maybe convert a 2 gallon bucket into a bottleing bucket with spigot,autosiphon,bottle want etc. They actually sell the buckets at my LHBS-probably offer hole-drill service as well. You can buy your grains crushed or buy a grainmill or cheaper-a corona mill. You can get things like ph papers/brewing salts for your mash also.But you dont "have" to. John Palmers How to Brew book-(explains mashing good) or online. A thermometer or two. Sanitizer.Mini autosiphon-you wont regret getting one.Funnell,strainer,airlocks,cheap kitchen scale or nice semi-cheap digital scale.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:08 AM   #1464
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Only thing I can add....make sure your digital scale has a grams settings. My hop additions are usually 2 to 4 grams each which is pretty light. I've owned a couple of kitchen scales and both had the gram units and they can be found at your big box stores.
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i got a large (for me) amount of belma hops. Reading the belma thread, it seem theres is disagreement on belma solo v. With friends, so I am going to spilt 5 gallons x5 one gallon batches w various companion hops. This is one of the things I love about small batches. If I find a nice combo its easy to scale up.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:45 AM   #1466
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Have any of you built like a one gallon hop rocket? I'm thinking of doing a pale ale with just 3 ozs of leaf hops at end of boil, no other additions. thoughts?
Never tried a hop rocket. But hopping dry without bittering, flavor or armoma additions may lead to a sweet and malty beer?

Lets say you put in some bittering hops and dry hops only. The dry hop flavor would probably be great with the right hop but fade away quickly and leave nothing else to support the beer. Hope that makes sense. Just my thoughts but that's what a small batch test is all about now isn't it. I single hopped with HBC342 experimental hops and I can say I'm glad I did a small batch because this hop just doesn't seem like it adds much to the beer at all.
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Old 12-14-2012, 04:55 AM   #1467
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I started with a plastic 2 liter soda bottle, some ginger, sugar, yeast, and lemon juice. The gingerale was horrible, but it was the first thing I ever fermented.
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I started with a plastic 2 liter soda bottle, some ginger, sugar, yeast, and lemon juice. The gingerale was horrible, but it was the first thing I ever fermented.
I started with prunes sugar..... That's a different story lol
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Old 12-15-2012, 02:19 AM   #1469
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Massive trip to labs today to stock up before the weather turns.

I think tomorrow I'm going to do a variant of the cream of three crops cream ale.

Dme
Flaked corn
Rice hulls
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Yeast... Tbd

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Northern Brewer has a great one gallon starter kit


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