I am keen to start home brewing but I don't want to make 23l of beer at a time. I'd like to brew smaller batches of different beers.

I have looked at the starter brewery kits available locally and they are all 30l containers for brewing 23l.

I have spoken to a brew master and he assured me it is possible to brew half, say 11.5l in a 30l container but oxidation and temperature are very tricky to get right.

Has anyone successfully brewed 11.5l in a 30l container and if so what brands did you use?

1 Answer 1


I brew 12.5L batches in 30L plastic fermenters. Have done 15 batches or so without any issue. The "fermenters" are generic 30L water containers from various hardware stores.

  • Thanks mate, what brands do you use? Commented Nov 29, 2015 at 21:56
  • The blue plastic water cubes from Bunnings in Australia. No idea what brand they are.
    – nemmy
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 21:12
  • Sorry I meant what brand of beer do you brew like Coopers or Mangrove Jacks. Thanks Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 21:25
  • Oh sorry, I do all grain BIAB in a 20L stockpot on my stovetop. I've only done one pre-hopped brew, a "toucan" brew with a can of Coopers Dark Ale and Coopers Stout and a kilo of dark DME. It was pretty awesome too, my dad is at me to do another batch (he drank half the first one).
    – nemmy
    Commented Nov 30, 2015 at 23:03

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.