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Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« on: December 20, 2009, 11:03:29 PM »
I have a recipe that maybe upscaled to a 7 barrel batch. I was wondering on your experience on jumping from a homebrew scale to a brew pub batch. I have promash so grain is the easy part. I am wondering about the hops and spices that are in the recipe. Do they scale lineally as well? Any info will be welcomed!

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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 05:35:13 AM »
If you check the box in the recipe formulation that says" Lock Ingredients to Batch Size", then yes, it scales it. Then just increase the batch size (GAL) to 220 and you're set. It will even scale the mash volumes as well.
« Last Edit: December 21, 2009, 05:38:20 AM by dhacker »
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 10:05:48 AM »
The hop utilization increases when you get to pro sizes. The brewer should be able to give you their utilization %.
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 10:45:52 AM »
Make sure you tell us the whole story if this happens. I assume you either won a contest or met someone that liked your beer.

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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 11:10:08 AM »
You are going to need a big starter. One vial of White Labs won't cut it. See www.mrmalty.com for more info.   ;)
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 02:53:27 PM »
I just got the email from the brewer, he is going to brew it sometime in the new year. :o

It was a club contest.

How long will it take to come up with 6.3 liters of Delerium Tremens yeast slurry? Thats going to be a big starter. :P

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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 02:56:06 PM »

How long will it take to come up with 6.3 liters of Delerium Tremens yeast slurry? Thats going to be a big starter. :P

easy! 4 full carboys on stir plates and you're set!
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 03:08:28 PM »
Those would be need to be some big stir plates.
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 08:06:04 AM »
House stir plate :)
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 08:08:57 AM »
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 10:08:14 PM »
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You are going to need a big starter. One vial of White Labs won't cut it. See www.mrmalty.com for more info.   ;)

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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 10:08:50 PM »
Congrats on winning the contest as well.
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009, 12:46:40 AM »
Congrats! Make sure we (I) get some specifics. I would like to taste it.
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Re: Going from 10 gallons to 220 gallons
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2010, 05:56:54 AM »
Congrats on making it to the big time!

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