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Dirk7728

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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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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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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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Currently have two 3/4 gallon going now. Great for "what if" experiments, or "i bet I could ferment that"
 

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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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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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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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I will have over 50 batches of 1 gallon brews done this year after fathers day. LOVE 1 gallon. Easy to manage, plenty of room, and the experimentation has made me grow leaps and bounds this year as a brewer.

I've even got the go ahead to get whatever I need for 5 gallon batches from SWMBO but I doubt I will go above 3 gallons. I like stovetop brewing and not all experiments go as planned, I don't know what I would do if I ever ended up with close to 50 bottles of crappy beer.
 

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