- Dec 11, 2007
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- "Detroitish" Michigan
Ok so i've been reading up and down these forums like a madman, and i've arrived at what i feel is my final question before i take "the plunge":
I'm leaning towards a Mr. Beer for starters because i think it's an easy way to check out the hobby and see if i like it. The reason i'm leaning towards it is because i think with smaller batches (2.5 gal if i'm not mistaken?) I feel like i'll be able to drink it all and re-brew twice as often as a 5 gallon setup. I'd like the opportunity to try a bunch of different things.
You guys all talk about stepping up to "big boy" setups, and i'm just wondering:
Is there a quality increase when you raise your quantity to 5 gallon batches? or do you all just like having more of what you brew? Can't I just half the recipies i'd like to try, stop using Mr. Beer pre-packaged recipies, and brew my own 2.5 gallon batches once i'm ready?
Thanks in advance for any help!
Have you read through this thread...if you have, or at least skimmed the last 30 pages, I've answered your question...and given examples...
I will say this a great beer at 2.5 gallons, is still a great beer, at 5 gallons...only there's more of it...
The rest you will have to read here to find out....
And don't whine that this thread is TOO LONG...someone on this page iirc said they just read the entire thread...So you can too!