Episode 14 – Brewing Big Batches

Splitting a batch!

Splitting a batch!Homebrewing seems to operate on the assumption you make 5 gallons of beer at a time. Why is this the size everyone uses?

Once you get a solid base of understanding, why not buck the system and make larger batches? As a busy dad, I have found brewing 10- to 12-gallon batches is useful for me. There are positives and negatives to this process.

Join me as I discuss some of the benefits and drawbacks I have noticed in my own brewing habits.

A couple of the items I think are essential for making the jump are a high-powered burner and a large kettle. You can split the batch across multiple fermenters or get one larger fermenter or a fancier one like this.

In the comments below, let me know what you think about brewing big batches. Are there any benefits or drawbacks I missed?

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