You don't have to quit homebrewing when the weather gets hot. Cool tips, practical advice and a surefire recipe for summertime brew sessions.
Written by Chris Colby
Issue: Summer 2001
Five-gallon (19-L) batches have long been the standard for homebrewers, but there are some real advantages to brewing smaller all-grain batches. Whether as your primary system or to use as a “pilot” system, brewing batches of a gallon (3.8 L) or so requires little space and encourages experimentation with minimal risk.
Anyone who has brewed more than a few batches of beer will often fall into certain routines, but not all of them are practical. Here are some more “quick tips” to make sure that you are maximizing your brew day experience.