Category Archives: Small Batch

Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet

small batch homebrew

I periodically brew small (1-3) gallon all grain batches of beer on my stove top.  Some reasons I do that… 1.  The weather – it’s too cold, too hot or too something else, 2.  Time or 3.  I want to test something.  It’s a fun, simple, quick and economical way to brew all grain with minimal investment.

For the extract brewer, what kind of gear is needed to accomplish this amazing feat?  A comprehensive list follows…

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3 Gallon Carboy

Geo Sports Bottles BT3GG 3 Gallon Round Glass Carboy

Geo Sports Bottles BT3GG 3 Gallon Round Glass Carboy

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

  • This 3-gallon glass carboy is perfect for fermenting beer, wine, cider, mead and more; The premium glass is impermeable to oxygen and protects beverages from contaminants
  • Carboy is scratch resistant, so users can scrub it clean without damaging the item; Unlike plastic, glass does not hold or absorb foul, eliminating the inconvenience of frequent cleaning

 

Geo Sports Bottles BT3GG 3 Gallon Round Glass Carboy – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Hard To Find – 3 Gallon Used Ball Locks – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More – Buy 2, Get a Free $20 Gift Card

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Used, Corny-style, 3 gallon, stainless steel Ball Lock kegs. All kegs are pressure tested before being shipped. These smaller kegs are more portable and are great for taking your beer over to a friend’s house!


 

Why this size is great: These kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

  • These are on sale for $52.49.
  • Hard to Find… Used 2.5 and 3.5 gallon kegs are difficult to come by and generally cost more than larger 5 gallon kegs.
  • Check the product page to see current availability and check current price.

Get $20 Back

  • Spend $100 at Adventures in Homebrewing and they’re giving you an extra 300 rewards points for free.  Some exceptions apply.
  • Rewards points figure to about a 5% value.  Example: 750 points – is about $37.50.  Normally, you get 1 point per dollar.  With this promo, you get an extra 300 points when you spend $100.  So, 100 + 300 = 400.  That’s a $20 gift card.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • This applies to nearly everything.  There are some exceptions.  Look for “x points will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.” on product pages to make sure items qualify for the extra points.
  • Important Note: Using guest checkout means no way to track points. You must create an account and login to get this deal.

Buy two of these hard to find kegs and you’ll qualify for the free gift card.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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If these have sold out again, two offerings to take a look at… AIH New 3 Gallon Ball Lock Keg and AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – Hands on Review 

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Hard To Find – 3 Gallon Used Ball Locks – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More – Buy 2, Get a Free $20 Gift Card

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) via Adventures in Homebrewing

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Used, Corny-style, 3 gallon, stainless steel Ball Lock kegs. All kegs are pressure tested before being shipped. These smaller kegs are more portable and are great for taking your beer over to a friend’s house!


 

Why this size is great: These kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

  • These are on sale for $52.49.
  • Hard to Find… Used 2.5 and 3.5 gallon kegs are difficult to come by and generally cost more than larger 5 gallon kegs.
  • Check the product page to see current availability and check current price.

Get $20 Back

  • Spend $100 at Adventures in Homebrewing and they’re giving you an extra 300 rewards points for free.  Some exceptions apply.
  • Rewards points figure to about a 5% value.  Example: 750 points – is about $37.50.  Normally, you get 1 point per dollar.  With this promo, you get an extra 300 points when you spend $100.  So, 100 + 300 = 400.  That’s a $20 gift card.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • This applies to nearly everything.  There are some exceptions.  Look for “x points will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.” on product pages to make sure items qualify for the extra points.
  • Important Note: Using guest checkout means no way to track points. You must create an account and login to get this deal.

Buy two of these hard to find kegs and you’ll qualify for the free gift card.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

If these have sold out again, two offerings to take a look at… AIH New 3 Gallon Ball Lock Keg and AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – Hands on Review 

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Brooklyn BrewShop Small Batch All Grain Equipment Kit AND IPA Ingredients

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit: All-Grain Starter Set With Reusable Glass Fermenter, Brew Equipment, Ingredients (Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast) Perfect For Brewing Craft Beer At Home

Small batch all grain equipment kit and ingredients for Everyday IPA by Brooklyn BrewShop

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  • The Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit is perfect for beginners. Brooklyn Brew Shop makes brewing beer at home simple, fun, and tasty with easy-to-follow videos and step-by-step instructions. Using only seasonally-inspired, real ingredients, we never include sugary malt extracts, meaning you brew the freshest and best-tasting beer possible.
  • Created by published beer authors, our award-winning, all-grain kits are made in America and designed to be brewed on the stove top of any kitchen big or small.
  • The kit includes: our Everyday IPA making mix (grain, hops and yeast), 1 gallon reusable glass fermenter, glass spirit-filled thermometer, vinyl tubing, racking cane & tip, chambered airlock, Brooklyn Brew Shop cleanser, and screw-cap stopper. Not included: strainer, funnel, pot and bottles
  • We’re well-trusted! We’ve been featured in numerous magazines including The New York Times, Nylon, Food & Wine, Glamour, Thrillist, Travel & Leisure, Vogue, Time Out and Martha Stewart. From ultimate gift guides for your BFF, Dad and Mom, Boyfriend/Girlfriend, and beer geek to Father’s Day must-haves and holiday hits the press agrees that our Beer and Cider Making kits are perfect for everyone.
  • Makes 1 gallon of 6.8% Alcohol-by-Volume beer (9-10 12-oz bottles). Our best-selling beer harmonizes fragrant grapefruit with bright bitterness, making this beer great for hop heads and first time IPA drinkers alike.

 

This kit makes for an easy entry into all grain brewing and also makes for a great gift.   You get nearly everything you need to start brewing small batch, all grain beers including ingredients for your first beer.

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit: All-Grain Starter Set With Reusable Glass Fermenter, Brew Equipment, Ingredients (Malted Barley, Hops, Yeast) Perfect For Brewing Craft Beer At Home – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link

Small Batch, All Grain Stove Top Brewing + Water Calculation Spreadsheet

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot – $15.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE261

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot from MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from virgin PET plastic they nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys.

These ported versions come with our plastic spigot (FE347), allowing for easy racking and sampling!

Made from heavy PET plastic, the same material used in 2 L soda bottles, which is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration. Due to the thickness of the material and the overall geometry the Fermonster does not require ribs or dimples for stability. That results in a super smooth interior surface that reduces yeast and sediment buildup making it the easiest to clean, most sanitary PET carboy on the market. The huge 4″ opening makes filling a breeze, and cleanup is as easy as wiping down the inside.

These fermentors are completely air-tight and the lids sealed tight with an O-Ring. Additional O-Rings and Lids both with and without holes are available for purchase, see our You Might Also Need items below.

Features:

  • 4″ inner diameter wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 0.6 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 9.45 inches
  • Diameter: 6.7 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!

 

Also: Check out my step by step process for brewing small batch all grain on my stove top.  Includes a spreadsheet to help make water volume and temp calculations a breeze.

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this is marked down to $15.99 as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

FerMonster 1 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE261

Also: Hands on Review: FerMonster Fermentors

Brand New, Made in Italy, AEB 3 Gallon Keg… $71.99 Shipped, Compare at $100+

A.E.B 29750PS 3 Gallon 130 P.S.I Stainless Steel Ball Lock Homebrew Keg

Why this size is great: These kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

As if this posting, this is eBay offering is selling for just $71.99 (less if you buy more than 1). Shipping is also free to many US addresses.

A.E.B 29750PS 3 Gallon 130 P.S.I Stainless Steel Ball Lock Homebrew Keg

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Compare: 3 Gallon Keg at Keg Outletcurrently selling for $119.89

Also Consider: Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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FerMonster Ported 3 Gallon Wide Mouth Fermenter… $21.99 + Free Ship Eligible, Limited Availability + Hands on Review

3 Gallon Ported FerMonster Large Mouth Fermenter from MoreBeer

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From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

The Fermonster is a brand new fermenter designed specifically for fermentation. MoreBeer! gave product feedback for over 2 years of development and we think they nailed the design. The large lid allows for easy filling and makes hop or oak additions a breeze. The smooth sides are fantastic for sanitization – no ribs or texture to collect yeast or bacteria. The punted bottom allows sediment to collect to the sides so that you can siphon liquid from the center. Because they are made from vigin PET plastic, they’re nearly unbreakable and a lot safer than similar glass carboys. Also notice the conical top which reduces surface area if you plan to store beer or wine long term.

  • 4″ inner diameter wide mouth carboy – easy to clean!
  • Food grade PET plastic construction is nearly impermeable to oxygen penetration
  • No hard to clean dimples or ribs
  • Punted bottom
  • O-Ring and Lid with one hole is included (Fits #10 Stopper)
  • Additional O-Rings and Lids available
  • Weight: 1.5 lbs
  • Temperature Limit: 140° F
  • Height: 14.6 inches
  • Diameter: 9 inches
  • Completely taste and odor free
  • Perfect for Beer, Wine, Cider, Mead, Kombucha or any other fermented beverage!

 

Limited Availability Deal of the Day: As of this posting, this on sale as as a MoreBeer Deal of the DayShipping is also free to addresses in the contiguous US with most $59 Orders. Availability: This is available today only, while supplies last. Quantities are limited. Check the MoreBeer’s Deal of the Day to check today’s offering.

Product Description – Here – Use coupon code BEERDEAL to get this discount.

FerMonster 3 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE260

Hands on Review: Fermonster Fermentors

Hard To Find – 3 Gallon Used Ball Locks – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More – Buy 2, Get a Free $20 Gift Card

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) via Adventures in Homebrewing

More Info

From the product description, check product page for current description, price and availability:

Used, Corny-style, 3 gallon, stainless steel Ball Lock kegs. All kegs are pressure tested before being shipped. These smaller kegs are more portable and are great for taking your beer over to a friend’s house!


 

Why this size is great: These kegs are great for splitting batches, small batch brewers, doing one-off beers from split from a 5 gallon batch… or for easily serving on the go.  Purge with CO2, fill from your tap and place in ice in a 5 gallon bucket…. whammo!

  • These are on sale for $52.49.
  • Hard to Find… Used 2.5 and 3.5 gallon kegs are difficult to come by and generally cost more than larger 5 gallon kegs.
  • Check the product page to see current availability and check current price.

Get $20 Back

  • Spend $100 at Adventures in Homebrewing and they’re giving you an extra 300 rewards points for free.  Some exceptions apply.
  • Rewards points figure to about a 5% value.  Example: 750 points – is about $37.50.  Normally, you get 1 point per dollar.  With this promo, you get an extra 300 points when you spend $100.  So, 100 + 300 = 400.  That’s a $20 gift card.
  • No coupon code is necessary.
  • This applies to nearly everything.  There are some exceptions.  Look for “x points will be rewarded to you when you buy this item.” on product pages to make sure items qualify for the extra points.
  • Important Note: Using guest checkout means no way to track points. You must create an account and login to get this deal.

Buy two of these hard to find kegs and you’ll qualify for the free gift card.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

Check sale or product page for current availability & pricing

If these have sold out again, two offerings to take a look at… AIH New 3 Gallon Ball Lock Keg and AIH New Double Rubber Handle 2.5 Gal Keg – Hands on Review 

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Small Batch Fermenter?… Arrow Home Products Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot

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  • Made in the USA
  • Durable and compact beverage container to fit into many spaces
  • Built in handle for easy carrying
  • Large opening so filling up, adding ice etc. is simple and easy
  • Fill with your favorite beverage, water, iced tea, juice or powdered drink mix
  • Before 1st use tighten spigot on bottle
  • BPA Free

 

Arrow Home Products 00744 40 Cup Slimline Beverage Dispenser, 2.5-Gal, Clear-White Top/Spigot – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


Make sure the components you use are compatible and rated for your intended application.  Contact manufacturer with questions about suitability or a specific application.  Always read and follow manufacturer directions.