We recently opened our first bottles of the rum runner stout we brewed awhile back, and it’s sort of my new favorite thing ever. The problem, of course, is that it’s a 1 gal batch, and we only managed to get 7 bottles out of it (and my husband is insisting we give one bottle to a friend, because he doesn’t like me enough to let me drink it all).
If I wanted to do a 5 gal batch, what would you suggest as the easiest/best way to increase the batch size? I had thought I could just quintuple the recipe, and buy the ingredients separately (save, of course, the yeast; I figured maybe I’d go with a liquid yeast and do a yeast starter - unsure as to which yeast to pick, but I’ll probably look at the 5 gal stout kits and let that influence my decision), but I’m not really sure if brewing is like baking, where you can just…double/triple/quadruple/etc. the recipe, and still be successful.