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#21 Hines

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Posted 15 August 2022 - 08:10 PM

Damn, I thought no way it could be 100 degrees! Oh how so many brew myths hav been busted.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 03:21 AM

It is a variety of yeast we didn't really have access to before so it was new to all of us.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:17 AM

Anvil makes a 6.5-Gallon all-in-one system that brews 2.5-3 gallon batches.

https://www.anvilbre...com/foundry-6-5

(I think their prices are up since I last looked at it...)


That’s pretty amazing

And very affordable

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 06:37 AM

yeah, if I was going to scale back my batch size I might consider something like that.



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:15 AM

yeah, if I was going to scale back my batch size I might consider something like that.

 It really has me thinking to be honest. Right now I have 2 - 15g Spike kettles and brewing under 5g is difficult.  I think part of my non-brewing issue is because the number of people I would share beer with has gone down and sitting on 5g of the same beer will take a while to go through.  A 3.5g batch could be fermented in a corny and then just moved to a serving/canning keg.  I have to see if I can still use my flex for a small batch.  I think I could make that work.



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:38 AM

If only you lived closer I could help you out lol!

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:40 AM

If only you lived closer I could help you out lol!

HA ..you are close but not close enough.

 

The small batch brewing does have appeal since you can have more variety available with out having 20g sitting there.



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 07:43 AM

True but think how sad you are when you really nail a batch but don't have 10 gallons of it :P

I'm kidding of course but everything seems made for 5 gallons. One packet of dry yeast. 5 gallons cornies are the most common, etc.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:24 AM

True but think how sad you are when you really nail a batch but don't have 10 gallons of it :P

I'm kidding of course but everything seems made for 5 gallons. One packet of dry yeast. 5 gallons cornies are the most common, etc.

I have not brewed 10G in years.  

 

None of those things seem to be real deal breakers here for me. I would still pitch that one package of yeast and in the end I would can most batches after they are carbonated.  Of course I could just be trying to talk myself into this.  



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:39 AM

  Of course I could just be trying to talk myself into this.  

 

To quote you from yesterday,  "Do It! Seems like you know what to do."



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 08:49 AM

To quote you from yesterday,  "Do It! Seems like you know what to do."

yeah .. have a few more things to evaluate before I pull the trigger!



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 09:30 AM

I have not brewed 10G in years.

None of those things seem to be real deal breakers here for me. I would still pitch that one package of yeast and in the end I would can most batches after they are carbonated. Of course I could just be trying to talk myself into this.


I would be running out of beer a lot of I even went to 5 gallons. I miss the days where I could crank out a batch every few weeks on average.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 09:39 AM

Found a 3 gallon conical on Amazon for cheap so ii scooped that up.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 09:47 AM

Found a 3 gallon conical on Amazon for cheap so ii scooped that up.

Stainless steel?



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:08 AM

i don't think cheap stainless exists.   There are some of those 3 gallon bpa free hanging style conicals for about 80



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:26 AM

i don't think cheap stainless exists.   There are some of those 3 gallon bpa free hanging style conicals for about 80

 

depends on your definition of cheap

 

https://www.deltabre...allon-fermenter



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:45 AM

depends on your definition of cheap

https://www.deltabre...allon-fermenter


That is cheap. Nice find.

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:48 AM

That is cheap. Nice find.

If Morty says it is cheap .. it is cheap!



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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:53 AM

If Morty says it is cheap .. it is cheap!


I know what ss equipment costs!

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Posted 16 August 2022 - 10:58 AM

Stainless steel?

Food grade plastic
I paid $45 but I already know I’ll have to replace the ball valve.

Edited by Brian72, 16 August 2022 - 11:51 AM.



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