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Old 05-24-2012, 02:53 AM   #1
May 2012
, Alberta
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My wife came home with a few brown glass 1 gallon jugs. They remind me of the old moonshine jugs, have the finger hole and everything. Anyways I looked at these and said "I could make beer in those"

Has anyone tried to make small batches of beer? (other than our starters lol)

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:57 AM   #2
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Alot of us do.Nothing new.Try and brew.Sam I am.not. My smallest was a 1 gal in a 2 gallon bucket.I made mistakes and turned out to be an ok winey-beer.

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Old 05-24-2012, 02:58 AM   #3
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Feb 2012
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Two gallons for me, but I see a lot on one gallon jugs with ferm locks on them in posts here and elsewhere.
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Old 05-24-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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.5 gallon SMASH, in a 1 gallon pickle jar.
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Old 05-24-2012, 04:01 AM   #5
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Philly, PA
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Currently have two 3/4 gallon going now. Great for "what if" experiments, or "i bet I could ferment that"

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
Jan 2011
Orange County, CA
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Unintentionally, 3 gallons. Turned out great (and it was an IPA)

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:55 AM   #7
Apr 2012
Boston, Ma
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Just transferred a 1 gallon experimental batch on top of a pound of rhubarb. Got to love those Carlo Rossi wine jugs!

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:06 AM   #8
Dec 2010
garland, tx
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If I ever did a 1 gallon batch, it would have to be an extract brew. no way could I put the time, effort, an money into an all grain batch that would only yield me a gallon.

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Old 05-24-2012, 06:56 AM   #9
Jan 2011
Pittsburg, KS
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0.5 ounces, unintentional Kansas plambic
Time to have some fun

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Old 05-24-2012, 07:10 AM   #10
Feb 2012
Cape Town, South Africa
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I am at some point going to try ferment a 5 gallon batch in 5 1gal jugs to experiment. Makes for quicker experimenting with yeasts and temps.

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