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Old 09-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #331
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For those who have White lab vials leftover. They are great to keep your slurry in and use on your next 1 gallon recipe. Mr. Malty usually says 17ml of slurry, up to a month old, for normal OG 1 gallon beers. The white labs vial is 35ml. I use a whole vial of slurry for my 1 gallon brews. If I feel the vial may be to old, I just make a small starter to bring bag the yeast count. Take off the wort before pitching.

Using slurry will make your beers taste even better.

 
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Old 09-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #332
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I wonder what I need to get started and make my 4L batches each week.
If you are already brewing on a larger scale, the list is probably only the following:

1) the smaller fermentation vessel. I use:

http://www.naturalwanderings.com/wp-...-juice-jug.jpg

from a local grocery store. If you don't like apple juice, then that might not be as win-win as it was for me.

2) Smaller sized rubber stoppers. #7 fits 5 gallon glass carboys. #6 fits my 1-gallon jugs. If you can bring the jug with you to size them right, that will be best.

3) a kitchen scale that can weigh out the much smaller masses of hops. You may find yourself trying to accurately measure out only 3 or 4 grams of hops sometimes, so it needs to be sensitive and accurate.

I have been using this one, which is okay, but its accuracy is probably +/- 1 gram, so I'm not completely happy with it:
http://www.amazon.com/EatSmart-Preci.../dp/B001N0D7GA

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #333
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Anyone make yeast starters for 1 gallon batches? Do you scale your water? DME? etc? for the smaller amount of yeast or smaller fermenter?
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Old 10-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #334
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One thing I haven't seen mentioned here that might be helpful is the use of a foam control agent (aka Fermcap) in the fermenter. It helps keep the krausen in check and may eliminate the need for a blow off tube.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #335
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Anyone make yeast starters for 1 gallon batches? Do you scale your water? DME? etc? for the smaller amount of yeast or smaller fermenter?
It's really not needed. The only time I have made a starter for 1 gallon batch is when my washed yeast was over 4 months old.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #336
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I'm starting to brew 1 gallons this week. Just need to make my recipe.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #337
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I'm starting to brew 1 gallons this week. Just need to make my recipe.
I took all of my recipes in my brewing software and scaled them to 1.5 gal( the size I brew) and then if I want to brew a larger amount of something I can just multiply it by what whatever whole number gets me there. So I can brew from my recipes 1.5 gal 3,4.5,6 ect. Without scaling.

 
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #338
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I took all of my recipes in my brewing software and scaled them to 1.5 gal( the size I brew) and then if I want to brew a larger amount of something I can just multiply it by what whatever whole number gets me there. So I can brew from my recipes 1.5 gal 3,4.5,6 ect. Without scaling.
I have 2 recipes that I like and want to make a few more than that. So I am building a "test" recipe, just don't know what style yet.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #339
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I took all of my recipes in my brewing software and scaled them to 1.5 gal( the size I brew) and then if I want to brew a larger amount of something I can just multiply it by what whatever whole number gets me there. So I can brew from my recipes 1.5 gal 3,4.5,6 ect. Without scaling.
Great idea!
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Old 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #340
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I took all of my recipes in my brewing software and scaled them to 1.5 gal( the size I brew) and then if I want to brew a larger amount of something I can just multiply it by what whatever whole number gets me there. So I can brew from my recipes 1.5 gal 3,4.5,6 ect. Without scaling.
I use brewmate.
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