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 Used Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More – Hard to Find, Another $10 Off When You Buy 2

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.
  • Stacking Deal: For a short time AIH is discounting orders of $100 or more by $10 when you use coupon code DEAL10. Buy two or otherwise put together a $100 order and you’ll save another $10.
  • 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.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock) – remember promo code DEAL10 with a qualifying $100 order

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 

Update: This promo has expired or pricing, availability or description has changed – Check the supplier’s site or product page for current availability

Recent Deals!  Last Fifty Finds

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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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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

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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 is marked down to $21.99 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 3 Gallon Ported Carboy With Spigot FE260

Hands on Review: Fermonster Fermentors

Last Call, Ends 7/23, Up to $30 Off!   Brew More Save More at MoreBeer!

MoreDeals! at MoreBeer:

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3 Gallon Used Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More

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!

  • 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.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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 

keg deals

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

homebrewing.org sale

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The STOPLit Method of Homebrewing

The article is by Trong Nguyen.  Trong is an Inventor, Maker and Brewer. Trong runs Homebrewer LAB, is the inventor of the SPUNDit, FLOTit and more available on eBay


Notes from HBF:

Trong outlines some techniques to quickly and easily homebrew using generally inexpensive materials. This technique relies on some gear that he’s invented. This post includes goals, an explanation of the process and general step by step for different brewing techniques. This post is actually a Homebrew Con proposal. Look for a direct to the homebrewer update soon.

This is Trong’s process.  I have not tried these techniques.  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.



The STOPLit Method of Homebrewing

Learn to brew great beer in your own kitchen using a modified pressure cooker and existing home appliances. In this presentation, you will learn the concept of STOPLit brewing where the controls of Sanitation, Temperature, Oxygen, Pressure and Light are built in the process and the use of water, energy, storage, and time to brew and clean up are much less. STOPLit brewing is a fun learning opportunity for the whole family about science, biology, physics and the joy of flavors and tastes.

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3 Gallon Used Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More

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!

  • 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.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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 

keg deals

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

homebrewing.org sale

More: Recent AIH Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. prod:aih3galbl

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


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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.

SIX x 5 Gallon Nylon Bags + My Step by Step Small Batch Technique

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces

SIX x 5 Gallon Strainer Bags with Elastic Opening

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  • 6 Pieces 5 Gallon Strainer Bags with Elastic Opening.
  • This strainers Around 120 Mesh for many filting uses.
  • Durable Nylon Mesh with Elastic Opening.
  • Easy fit into 5 Gallon Paint Buckets
  • Filtrate Particle form the paint to prevent clog when spray painting.

 

What are other people saying?  Search this product’s reviews for “homebrew” – may include reviews for other sizes or variations

I really enjoy brewing small BIAB-style batches using this technique, especially when it’s cold outside.

5 Gallon Elastic Opening Paint Strainer Bags 6 Pieces – note that multiple variations of this product may be available, as such a different version may appear at this link


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3 Gallon Used Ball Lock Homebrew Kegs – Split Batches, Portable Serving & More

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!

  • 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.

Used Single Handle 3 Gallon Cornelius Keg (Ball Lock)

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 

keg deals

Also: Kegerator Tips & Gear | Keg Repair Part #s | Recent Keg Finds

Our Top Draft Resources

homebrewing.org sale

More: Recent AIH Finds

Price, promotions and availability can change quickly. Check the product page for current price, description and availability. prod:aih3galbl