Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > 1-Gallon Brewers UNITE!
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-30-2012, 08:57 PM   #331
flipfloptan
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: upstate of SC
Posts: 296
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

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.


flipfloptan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #332
YeastHerder
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: San Dimas, CA
Posts: 144
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonPascal View Post
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


YeastHerder is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 12:42 PM   #333
jwalk4
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: London, Ontario
Posts: 550
Liked 62 Times on 52 Posts
Likes Given: 35

Default

Anyone make yeast starters for 1 gallon batches? Do you scale your water? DME? etc? for the smaller amount of yeast or smaller fermenter?
__________________
Fermenter 1 - BierMuncher's Blonde
Fermenter 2 - Dusty
Bottle/Keg conditioning - Nadda
Drinking - Yooper's Amber various craft brews
jwalk4 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 02:54 PM   #334
Nierika
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 78
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

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.
__________________
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checked by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." ~Theodore Roosevelt
Nierika is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 03:29 PM   #335
flipfloptan
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: upstate of SC
Posts: 296
Liked 18 Times on 15 Posts
Likes Given: 5

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jwalk4 View Post
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.
flipfloptan is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #336
SimonPascal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 56
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

I'm starting to brew 1 gallons this week. Just need to make my recipe.
__________________
Bottled: Rauch Cream Ale

In creation: Winter Solstice Beer (Saturnal Beer)
SimonPascal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #337
mb82
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Charlottesville, Va
Posts: 677
Liked 65 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 32

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SimonPascal View Post
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.
mb82 is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 04:10 PM   #338
SimonPascal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 56
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mb82 View Post
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.
__________________
Bottled: Rauch Cream Ale

In creation: Winter Solstice Beer (Saturnal Beer)
SimonPascal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-01-2012, 05:19 PM   #339
divrguy
Senior Member
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
divrguy's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: , California
Posts: 1,030
Liked 57 Times on 54 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mb82

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!
__________________
Dive Often! Play Hard and Have a homeBrew!
divrguy is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2012, 02:30 PM   #340
SimonPascal
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Montreal
Posts: 56
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 6

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mb82 View Post
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.


__________________
Bottled: Rauch Cream Ale

In creation: Winter Solstice Beer (Saturnal Beer)
SimonPascal is offline
 
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gallon markings for 7 gallon plastic primary fermenter scone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 03-15-2014 07:16 PM
York, Harrisburg and Lancaster Pennsylvania Brewers Unite ENS Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 14 06-24-2013 11:28 PM
Is 1 gallon of head space in a 5 gallon carboy secondary OK or not OK? msa8967 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 09-08-2011 01:53 AM
Justed Racked my first brew and appear to be low 1/2-1 gallon in 5 gallon carboy. Brandow Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 7 07-15-2011 05:23 PM
5 gallon batch + 5 gallon primary fermenter = good noisy123 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 07-30-2008 11:45 AM


Forum Jump

Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS