2 Gallon Batches vs. 5 Gallon Batches

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beers 3920 º places 1 º 09:04 Wed 1/23/2013

Originally posted by robrules
I always see comments about people saying they can’t imagine drinking 5 gals. of the same beer and don’t homebrew because they prefer variety. As an IPA drinker/brewer I can’t imagine drinking the same commercial IPA’s over and over again. I get to drink a totally unique IPA every 2 cases.

Especially when most IPAs on the shelf are already past their prime. Homebrewing IPAs will allow you the good fortune of drinking the freshest IPAs that ever existed.

My thinking is brew styles you want to drink a lot of and occasionally buy commercial styles you just want a bottle or two of. If it’s good and sessionable then you shouldn’t have trouble finding mouths for 5gallons of beer.

beers 3438 º places 209 º 13:10 Wed 1/23/2013

Also, kegging makes it that much easier. Now, mead is a whole other story. 1gallon batches are cool due to costs, variety, etc. Unfortunately, you only get 1 gallon but it’s not a huge time investment.

beers 1207 º places 112 º 13:35 Wed 1/23/2013

Originally posted by Quasimodo
The only time I regret brewing 5 gallons is when I occasionally make something that isn’t very good. Drain pouring gallons of homebrew is a sad occurrence.
There are alternatives.

beers 6416 º places 47 º 19:33 Wed 1/23/2013

2 gallon batches are a lot more enticing to me.

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