Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The Introduction

I am going to use this blog as a place to document my one gallon brewing adventure.  I plan on brewing once a week(usually on a Wednesday).  Here I will talk about any problems I may encounter and try to prove the viability of brewing on a small scale in a homebrewing setting.  It has been a little disappointing to hear what people have said to me over the last week while collecting my thoughts on this and talking out my plans with people.  One gallon brewing tends to polarize the homebrewing community.  Half the people reacted as I thought they would when I said I would be brewing one gallon a week, they thought it was awesome.  They instantly recognized that it is a great way to brew a lot of different beers and not have to commit to a full 5 gallon batch.  The other have looked at me like I was insane.  They couldn't understand why I would put so much work into only one gallon.  Their main argument was always the same - "What if you make an unbelievably amazing batch? Then you only have a gallon.  If you brewed full batches you would have 5 gallons of it".  Well, then I can just brew it again in a couple weeks.  Anyway, I am fairly bad at not rambling on forever on things like this.  I will try to set up about me pages and all that fun stuff, including links to all of the recipes I will be brewing in one gallon sizes.  If you brew 5 gallon batches, just multiply, recipes scale evenly.

Thanks if you are reading this, comment and let me know you are there and I will keep this updated as I go.

Happy brewing everyone, hope that many good beers come out of making this blog, and I hope I can help some people make their own awesome beers.

-Mike (JollyIsTheRoger)


  1. I just started reading this. I had a similar idea. What all equipment are you setting out for yourself?

    1. I will be doing a full equipment post soon, but if you look at my post for The Killer Bee (http://onegallonbrewing.blogspot.com/2013/01/batch-013-killer-bee.html) there is pictures of the whole process. You can see most of it there.