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Offline GrainSpiller

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Small batches in Primary Fermenter...
« on: February 06, 2010, 08:39:03 AM »
Hello,

I just joined the AHA a couple days ago and have been brewing 5 gallons batches for some time now.  A few friends of mine and I are planning to get together to make a couple 2.5 gallon portions, but my primary concern is will I run into any issues if I ferment 2.5 gallons of wort in a 6 gallon fermenter?  Would it be exposed to more oxygen over time?  Also, does the fermentation process end sooner for a 2.5 gallon batch than a 5 gallon batch would?  ???  Never did this before, so any help / advice would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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Re: Small batches in Primary Fermenter...
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 11:07:25 AM »
You'll have no problems with the extra head space, and if the pitching rate is the same then fermentation will take roughly the same amount of time.
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Re: Small batches in Primary Fermenter...
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 12:23:34 PM »
Thanks for the info a10t2.  I appreciate it.   :)


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Re: Small batches in Primary Fermenter...
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 10:08:24 PM »
You'll have no problems with the extra head space
Agreed.  I've brewed half batches in my 6.5 gallon fermenters with no ill effects.