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Post  bpear on Thu Oct 13, 2011 12:38 am

Ok, I have a few 5 gal AG batches under my belt, in my belly to be exact. I was wondering how or if any rule of thumb apply to increasing my recipes to 10 gal.
I have the equipment for the volume of wort to boil 10 gal. I have Beersmith but it is of no help. I know to double my yeast for two 5 gal batches to ferment, but was wondering about my grain bill? Any suggestions? Thanks, Ben
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Post  BassClefBrews on Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:57 am

It's not exact, but you would need to add approximately a third more of each grain. As for the hops, just bump them up to keep the ibu's the same.
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Post  bpear on Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:15 pm

Ok, thanks for the suggestion. I'll put my recipe together and get my kettles going... Thanks again.
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Post  CalvinChubb on Sat Nov 12, 2011 8:15 pm

Why the need for the extra 1/3 of grains? Does that hold true for a 15gal batch? 20gal? etc...

Just did a 10gal batch of a 5gal recipe that I've already done, made no changes to the recipe, and actually came out slightly better on OG.
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Post  bpear on Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:41 pm

Not sure, that's why I was looking for suggestions. My Beersmith calculates the 10 gal grain bill and doubles it from a 5 gal batch? I suspect your efficiency was much better with the 10 gal batch. Get's a bit confusing sometimes.
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