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## How much barley does it take to make a gallon of beer?

Until you get malting down pat (your potential extraction rate will improve with practice), use **two pounds of whole barley for every gallon** of all-barley malt homebrew you intend to make. Later you can alter the amount based on the specific gravity you wish to achieve.

## How much grain do I need for 5 gallons of beer?

The grain bill calls for **12.25 pounds of grains** for 5 gallons.

## How much grain do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

Partial Mash Brewing with a 5 Gallon Pot! A partial mash recipe usually involves mashing **3-6 pounds of grain** and then using a lesser amount of malt extract (maybe 3-4 pounds instead of 6-7).

## How much grain do I need for 1 gallon of beer?

For every 1 gallon (3.8 L) of space you have in your mashing vessel, you can mash **2.0 lbs.** **(0.91 kg)** of grain and collect about 1 gallon (3.8 L) of wort at around 12 °Plato (SG 1.048).

## How much beer do you get from an acre of barley?

With average barley yields of **20-40 bu/acre**, that means that 1 acre of barley is roughly equivalent to the malt needed for 1 barrel of beer.

## How many hops do I need for 5 gallons of beer?

A good rule of thumb for dry hopping 5 gallons (19 L) of American pale ale is to use between **0.5–1.5 oz.** **(14–42 g) of hops**.

## How much malt do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

So, **8.5 lbs.** of malt will give us our target OG in 5 gallons.

## How much grain do I need for 3 gallons of beer?

The 3-gallon (11-L) cooler (lauter tun) can hold up to **6.0 lbs.** **(2.7 kg) of grain**. This allows you to brew all-grain batches up to 13 °Plato (OG 1.052), assuming 70% extract efficiency. And you can use malt extract for higher gravity, partial mash brews.

## How much grain will my mash tun hold?

How Big Does My Mash Tun Need to Be?

Mash Tun Size | 5 gallon (20 quart) | 15.5 gallon (62 quart) |
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Max grain capacity (assuming 1.25 qt/lb) | 12 lbs |
37.2 lbs |

Total strike water (gallons) | 3.75 | 11.625 |

Total combined volume (gallons) | 4.87 | 15.097 |

Max gravity units (@ 70% efficiency) | 295 | 914.5 |

## How much sugar do I need for 5 gallons of mash?

For example, for every 1 gallon of water, you would use 1 pound of sugar, and 1 pound of corn meal. So for a 5 gallon mash (which is recommended for your first batches of moonshine) you would use 5 gallons of water, 5 pounds of corn meal, and **5 pounds of sugar**.

## How many pounds of corn does it take to make 5 gallons of mash?

For a 5 gallon mash: (201)

**7 lbs (3.2kg)** cracked corn. 6-8 pieces/kernel is the proper crack. If using bird feed, make sure it is perishable, or in other words is free of preservatives. 7 lbs (3.2kg) of granulated sugar.