Scaling 6 gallon recipe to 5 gallon

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  1. muzikmark

    muzikmark New Member

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    Hi all.
    New to the forum.
    I have brewed 5 gallon extract kits before.
    Getting back into brewing after a few years of being away.

    I picked up the Brewers Edge Mash & Boil to do all grain or extract if I want.

    Anyway, I found a recipe I would like to try but it is a 6 gallon all grain recipe.
    I have a 5 gallon setup.
    What are the steps to scale down?
    Are there general rules for scaling in either direction? Just a percentage formula?

    Thanks! Mark
     
  2. jmcnamara

    jmcnamara Well-Known Member

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    If you have a recipe here, you can scale it up or down based on volume or efficiency.
    Just go to Edit a recipe, then the Recipe Tools dropdown, then Scale

    no fancy math needed!
     
  3. White Haus Brews

    White Haus Brews Active Member

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    You have a couple options:
    1) scale recipe down which can be done in the recipe editor
    2) if you have the capacity to ferment 6 gallons you could do the mash and boil without changing the recipe with and then too off with another 1 after
    3) brew your 5 Gallon batch with all the grains, don't add any water, and enjoy a stronger brew.

    Cheers!
     
  4. Nosybear

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    Multiply all the ingredients by 5/6. Or use the "Scale Recipe" feature in the recipe builder.
     
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    J A Well-Known Member

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    Like Nosy says, just use the Scale Recipe tool in the calculator. Super simple.
     

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