Partial Grain Batch Method

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  1. bigdaddy0442

    bigdaddy0442 New Member

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    I have a recipe for an all grain standard 5 gallon batch and want to scale it to 1 gallon. My question is can I mill all the grains for the 5 gallon batch and only use 1/5 of the combined milled weight for my small batch?

    thanks in advance!

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    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    Is there more than one malt? Are they already mixed together?
     
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    2 malts and some flaked corn and barley. They are not currently mixed. I was going to combine them during the miliing process
     
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    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    I would suggest that you measure out each item for your 1 gallon batch and keep the rest separate. Once you blend them together you have no way of being sure that they are perfectly blended.
     
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    +1 on this. Once milled there is no way to tell if the grains are blended properly. Any particular reason why you want to mill the the whole grain bill then only use 1/5 rather than just measure out for the 1 gallon batch to begin with?
     
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    I don't have problem measuring out the individual portions. I was just wondering if anyone had done it this way.

    Thanks for your replies
     
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    Craigerrr Well-Known Member

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    Cheers, good luck!
     
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    You can certainly do that but be sure to not string out your time too long with your supplies especially the yeast! Keep things sanitary and sealed up exposing as little air as possible to the yeast and hops....you got 5 times to get it right! :D:D:D:D:D

    Tell us how they come out!
     

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