About this course
Small batch brewing lets you try many different types of beer, figure out the beer you and your friends love, then go with a big batch.
Why Learn to Brew in Small Batches First?
Essentially, it's cheaper to brew in small batches than large batches and if you screw up or just plain don't like it then you haven't poured that much down the drain. It's also cheaper and easier to find a fridge for lagering with a smaller fermenter.
Given the importance of temperature control, my advice is brew the size you can keep within the yeast's preferred temperature range. Small equipment saves space and obviously has an overall cost that is less than larger equipment.
You can brew different styles more often and also have the capability of brewing & fermenting a 5 gallon batch with some simple adjustments.