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all grain single bottle brew?

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2 years 9 months ago #1666 by tasfast
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Has anyone every thought about brewing single bottles before? I know it sounds a little weird, but I was making coffee this morning and it seems like it would work. The mash time would be sped up and the boil would be as well in a small sauce pot. Could ferment and condition in the bottle! what do you guys think about it? how quick do you think fermentation would be? I bet you could brew,ferment, and condition in a day. Could easily make a sixer in one day!

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2 years 9 months ago #1669 by Gash
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Sounds a bit crazy! Mash couldn't be sped up much, maybe 45mins? And the boil really depends on the type of beer, but normally would still need to be a fairly long too just o make sure you drive off all the bad flavours etc. You could ferment in a bottle, and probably reprime and cap for carbonation, but most if not all beers would benefit from not sitting on the trub from the initial ferment. Ferment would still take a few days at least too. Carbonation maybe be a little quicker because there would be a lot more yeast in there.

I don't think you'd ever do it in a day :) it still going to be a week at least , probably two. Also there'd be no way of testing it to see if its done. You could try it, but I think the beer taste would suffer a lot. My 5 Litre batches take just as long as my 23 Litre batches.

Interesting idea though! Keep 'em coming! :)

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2 years 9 months ago #1670 by tasfast
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your probably right. i was thinking i could use the coffee maker to mash/sparge using an sts connected to the burner like you did with the slow cooker. then transfer to bottles after pitching in the cooled boil pot which would aerate it a bit. then transfer to other bottles with sugar to carb.I thought the ferment and condition would only be about a day each because ive read of people fermenting 1 gallon batches in 3 days and carbing for 2 days. it does sound crazy but i may try it anyway. I'll let you all know how it turns out. thanks for listening to my crazy. Cheers

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2 years 9 months ago #1672 by Gash
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That's weird that some one does that, the ferment shouldn't really be much faster if you are pitching the correct amount of yeast. The 2 days carbing makes no sense at all, the beer is the same no matter what size its brewed fermented at first. I'm thinking that the persons beer hasn't actually finished fermenting and when bottled it carbs quick because the beer is still fermenting out.

Still worth some experiments!

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