- Jun 8, 2016
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I recenty brewed the same recipe on three consective days. The only thing I changed was the hops used in each. I bought 10 lbs of base grain (2-row) and used 3.33 lbs in each of the first two and 3.50 lbs in the third as there was a shade more than 10 lbs in the bag which I didn't actually weigh initially. I briefly thought about using only 3.33 lbs of the final 3.50 but decided to throw it all in.I'm curious about something. I've been brewing one gallon batches for about six years, but almost never brew the same recipe back to back, often I will only repeat a recipe when I drank the last bottle of that specific batch. Someone mentioned that it is not really possible to brew consistent batches on a small scale. Does anyone have info on whether one can really be consistent on a small scale, where a fraction of an ounce of Hops can make a huge difference in IBU's?
Numbers for each:
SG: 1.050, 1.049, 1.051
OG: 1.064, 1.062, 1.064
FG: 1.014, 1.014, 1.014
So, they were all quite close, and likely within the margin of error considering the manual process of biab as opposed to a more automated brew process.
The hopping amounts and times were the same for all three, as was the dry hopping amounts and days.
The color appeared to be very close between all three, but I'll know better when I pour them side-by-side.
They were bottled on three consective days and in the same order they were brewed. I'm shooting to open a bottle of each on or around the 2 1/2 week mark of being bottled, which is the weekend of May 9/10.