5 gallon recipes scaled down to mr beer fermenter ANY Programs that do it

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rave808

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I have some 5 gallon extract recipes and was wondering it there are any programs out there that if I put in ingredients for 5 gallon batch that then it will convert it down to a mr beer fermenter size batch?
 

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I am guessing Beersmith does this. I scale 5 gallon all grain recipes on Beersmith frequently. You can also do good ol fashion math. Divide the quantity of the ingredient by 5, multiply that number by 2 (or 3, not sure what the 'Mr. Beer' fermenter size is..) You're just figuring out how much per gallon for each ingredient and then multiplying to your desired gallons...
 

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You can do it on brewtoad.com, it's free. but, assuming you're doing 2 gallon batches, all you really need to do is multiply each ingredient by 0.4, or just do what lukeziegler said, you'll get the same number.
 
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Would the number still be 4 if I used 2.5 gallons as my batch size?
 

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It would be 0.5 for 2.5 gallons. At a 2.5 gallon batch your are just halving your ingredients. You probably still want to pitch the full yeast amount (or real close to it.)
 

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Aren't the mr. beer barrels made for 2 gallon batches? If the container holds 2.5 gallons, you definitely want to leave that half gallon as head-space
 
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You can get 2.5 gallons in them . I've split some muntons and coopers kits in them and did 2.5 gallon batches
 
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One last question what is formula for scaling a 5 gallon recipe down to 1 gallon?
 
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