We recently looked into why you might want to brew with large grain bills. This week Dave from our UK office is looking at the opposite end of the scale and talking about why brewers might choose to make smaller batches of beer;
“For a lot of brewers (myself included) there is a general assumption that when it comes to beer, bigger is usually better. Bigger grain bills, bigger ABV and bigger volumes are usually the order of the brew day. Sometimes however I like to change things up and brew small. So what are the reasons you might decide to do this?
- You want less beer
- You want to experiment
- You want a shorter brew day
- You can brew more by brewing less
- You don’t enjoy bottling