From the HBD Archive
From: ony g <giannone@BBN.COM>
Subject: hree gallon carboy (usage questions)
Date: 1989-12-29 14:54:14 GMT

I just purchased a 3 gallon carboy. I figured it would give me a chance to
experiment (with different recipes) more often. Before I use it though, I
thought I'd ask a few questions.

When brewing a 5 gallon batch I usually boil 1 1/2 to 2 gallons of water
and then cool the wort with ~3 1/2 gallons of ice-water. This usually gets
the wort down to about 80 degrees. When I brew the 3 gallon batch how much
water should I use for the wort? Will 3/4 to 1 gallon be ok? If so, will
the remaining 2 gallons (or so) of ice-water be sufficient to cool the wort
to yeast-pitching temperature?

I've been using WY liquid yeast which is made for a 5 gallon batch. Is it
ok to use the entire package on a 3 gallon batch?

I know what your saying 'why doesn't he just relax...' but if you have any
input on this subject I would greatly appreciate it as I am anxious to get
started with the new carboy.

A. Homer Brewer
aka: tony g (

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