Each step up should be no more than 10 times the volume of the last step up.
is a good resource. You can make your biggest step up in a gallon glass container with sanitized aluminum foil over the top. I have made even bigger ones in a carboy too. Extra wort from a previous brew makes a really good starter because grain has a lot of good yeast nutriants in it. You can make extra wort each batch and put it immediatly in the refrigerator. If you are going to keep it a while it must be pressure canned.
Fermentor 1: Bill's House Ale II, Fermentor 2: German Helles, Fermentor 3: Bill's Schworzbier (Black Bier)
Tap 1: Bill's House Ale II, Tap 2: German Hefewizen, Tap 3: Nut Brown Ale
Future Brews: Stone IPA Clone, Blonde Ale, Budvar Clone, Newcastle Clone
New toy: Blichmann 27 gallon fermentor
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