Author Topic: 10 Gallon batches  (Read 2930 times)

Offline Leonard

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Endlessly Obsessing
    • View Profile
10 Gallon batches
« on: May 17, 2017, 11:42:37 PM »
I'm sure this has been answered many times but I can't find it.  I do partial mash batches due to limitations where I live but I bought a new larger spielman so I can do 10 gallon batches now. My question is, do I simply double my 5 gallon recipes or is there something I need to adjust when I ramp up volume? 

Thanks!

Offline Stevie

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 6858
    • View Profile
10 Gallon batches
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 12:10:44 AM »
Doubling is generally close enough, but keep in mind there will be a difference in volumes as boil-off and losses won't necessarily scale.

For example. My pre-boil for 5.5 gallon batches is 7 gallons, 1 gallon boil-off, .5 gallon lost to the kettle and trub. For 11 gallons my pre-boil is 5.5 gallons greater at 12.5, but the others remain the same.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 12:12:19 AM by Stevie »

Offline Leonard

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 6
  • Endlessly Obsessing
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 03:30:03 AM »
Thanks for the tip!  To sort of quote Jaws: I'm going to need a bigger pot!

Offline zwiller

  • Brewmaster
  • *****
  • Posts: 570
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 02:40:53 PM »
Agree with Stevie.  Also consider a larger burner to go with that new pot. 
Sam
Sandusky, OH

Offline Rinranarin

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 2
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 09:52:09 AM »
I have read all the content. And feel that it is really good to read this useful knowledge.

Offline 69franx

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3082
  • Bloatarian Brewing League
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 07:24:30 PM »
I know I have been absent a lot for a while now, but whats with this last poster? Registered today, 2 posts in and both on old topics and odd responses? I have run into the 2 posts in a short amount of time just reading through unread topics and it seems off. ESL user perhaps, if so I apologize.
Frank L.
Fermenting:
Conditioning:
In keg:
In Bottles:  
In the works: Hopefully brewing 10 gallons of Pilsner tomorrow for a family reunion in July, then back to IPA and  a barleywine to age

Offline brew inspector01

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2018, 08:52:08 PM »
 From experience with other forums this is the type of post usually generated by a potential spammer.  They typically come back and add spam links later

Sent from my SM-J327P using Tapatalk


Offline BUZZSAW52

  • Cellarman
  • **
  • Posts: 67
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2018, 09:05:55 PM »
Beersmith has a tool to scale the recipe from 5 to 10. The grain bill is more efficient on a 10 gallon. It will give you weights like 1lb 10.33 oz and crap like that but i just round it up or down and make adjustments based on taste.

Offline Slowbrew

  • Brewmaster General
  • *******
  • Posts: 2372
  • The Slowly Losing IT Brewery in Urbandale, IA
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #8 on: January 04, 2018, 09:26:14 PM »
From experience with other forums this is the type of post usually generated by a potential spammer.  They typically come back and add spam links later

Sent from my SM-J327P using Tapatalk

My thoughts exactly when I read these this morning.  I decided to see what else showed up before mentioning it.

Paul
Where the heck are we going?  And what's with this hand basket?

Online jeffy

  • Official Poobah of No Life.
  • *
  • Posts: 3388
  • Tampa, Fl
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2018, 12:38:58 AM »
From experience with other forums this is the type of post usually generated by a potential spammer.  They typically come back and add spam links later

Sent from my SM-J327P using Tapatalk

My thoughts exactly when I read these this morning.  I decided to see what else showed up before mentioning it.

Paul

My thought was that English is not this person’s first language.
Jeff Gladish, Tampa (989.3, 175.1 Apparent Rennarian)
Homebrewing since 1990
AHA member since 1991, now a lifetime member
BJCP judge since 1995

Offline brew inspector01

  • 1st Kit
  • *
  • Posts: 17
    • View Profile
Re: 10 Gallon batches
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2018, 01:17:39 AM »
From experience with other forums this is the type of post usually generated by a potential spammer.  They typically come back and add spam links later

Sent from my SM-J327P using Tapatalk

My thoughts exactly when I read these this morning.  I decided to see what else showed up before mentioning it.

Paul

My thought was that English is not this person’s first language.
It is most likely not their native language.

If staff were to check the ip address of this member they may find they are from an Asian region probably Vietnam.  At least that is where similar posts on forums I have admin privileges on originate.

What I have seen before, the commentary is often about wanting to learn or having learned something in the forum. Always a positive comment.

Sorry if I caused this thread to derail but I blame the post reviver



Sent from my SM-J327P using Tapatalk