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Subject: Re: 1 Gallon batches Date: 5/8/2012 2:10 PM
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In regards to chilling the boiled wort, there are a million ways. As several have suggested use either a plate or coiled copper chiller. If your tap water isn't very cold, you can pre-chill the water with another a second smaller copper coil in a bucket of ice water. You'd basically end up with: hose - small copper coil in a bucket of ice water - hose - large copper coil in boiling pot - hose for discarded water.

If you're going to use the same strain of yeast again soon, i would make a yeast started to build them up and then split the yeast cake into several mason jars or flasks. This would basically be similar to the method the recycling yeast from the bottom of your fermentation vessel. If you like dry yeasts, it's even easier just use a small portion of the package and save the rest for later.

I also have to agree with what others have said and mention that brewing is a lot of work for 1 gallon batches. Most people try to figure out how to make more at once not less. I brew 10 gallon batches, but also like variety, so i split the wort into two separate fermentation vessels. This allows me to experiment with different yeast strains and dry hopping methods. You could split into as many 1 gallons jugs as you want.
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