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comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
also, just checked prices on 8-gallon brew kettles - wow. Over $100 for a plain steel pot, that's kind of crazy. Maybe I can find one at a thrift store or something...
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comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
Thanks for this - the funny thing is, I live next to a church and they often put their wine jugs in our recycling bin, so 1-gallon jugs are pretty easy to get for me. I was going to ask about maintaining the mash temp as well. I'll probably accept this answer. ...I was thinking about using IKEA curtains for a grain bag too, but the Austin Homebrew ones look pretty cheap, so that could save me a trip (and some sewing). anyway, thanks for this excellent answer.
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comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
This is a good idea - I might as well make sure I can get the extract batch right first, and I can probably buy extract in any quantity at my local homebrew shop.
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comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
I knew I'd seen one-gallon kits somewhere ! I might check my local homebrew shop for the ingredients, though, since shipping seems a bit steep.
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comment Brew In A Bag one-gallon batch?
Thanks - I had not considered the extra-water issue. I had seen that there might be issues with hop utilization, but it seemed to be the opposite problem - hop utilization increasing as batch size decreased.
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comment Adding Bourbon flavor to a beer
Technically, Jack Daniel's is bourbon (bourbon doesn't have to be made in Kentucky, it's just that nearly all of it is). It's marketed as Tennessee whiskey, which, legally, is just bourbon made in Tennessee. The difference between Jack Daniel's and most bourbon is that it's filtered through maple charcoal, but that doesn't stop it being bourbon. /pedant