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What level brewer are you?

Extract only.
Extract with specialty grains.
Extract and partial mash.
All Grain.
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What level brewer are you?

Post by Azorean Brewer » Sun Sep 26, 2004 9:20 am

Tell us how you brew,

Extract only.
Extract with specialty grains.
Extract and partial mash.
All Grain.

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Post by Lagermeister » Fri Jan 07, 2005 8:38 pm

Actually I started home brewing back in the early 60's with a ten gallon crock pot, Allstar yeast and a can of malt syrup. I bottled the beer in the old clear quart bottles of Millers.

I have been doing all grain for about 6 years and would never go back to extract or bottling.

By the way Azor, have you ever eaten at Gerhards in Spartanburg? A neat Austrian style restaurant that serves a good variety of imports. Something you don't see much in Spartanburg.

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Post by black_hawk » Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:08 pm

I started brewing in 94. I do extract with grains and have great results with it.

Back in Nov I brewed 15 gal batch of strong scotch ale.
Brewing again next week and not sure what to do this time.
Any suggestions or recipes?

If there is anyone local to Mass that could get me into all grain brewing shoot me a PM.


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Post by thayne » Thu Jun 02, 2005 4:24 am

I've been brewing all grain for a few months now :D
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Post by Xian » Sun Jun 19, 2005 8:05 am

Extract only. Still working on my first batch with an Irish Stout mix from Muntons.

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Post by littlehop » Mon Jun 20, 2005 2:04 pm

Xtract with grains.
Also full corny keg setup ,only bottled first couple batches.
Started brewing in '03 space constaints are hindering move to all grain.
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Post by barleypopmaker » Fri Jul 01, 2005 9:29 pm

Extract with grains for me. And I am perfectly happy where I am at and the beer I make. I don't really have an intrest in going to all grain.

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Extract what??

Post by lov2cook4u » Tue Aug 30, 2005 11:07 am

So to be honest I don't even think I know how to brew a beer with extract or even partial mash? Honestly.... All my years of brewing, 18, I think i have only done one extract and that was my first beer. I have often thought about trying one to see if my flavor of beer would change??? don't know? There is just so much I would miss, from the smell of the grains in the mill, the develpment of the mash as I step through my mast temps... To the sparge.. my fav part.... I am sure there are great moments for all brewers no matter what method you use.. Keep brewing and have fun... Scott

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Post by djanrchy » Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:51 pm

First timer, extract only. Hope to go move on though.
Brewing a traditional bitter, but dry hopping in secondary.
Can't wait.
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Post by littlehop » Thu Feb 02, 2006 7:04 pm

recasting my vote, ive moved to all grain now. a friend donated a commercial frig to my operation allows me to age/lager 36 cornies in the bottom half. Also I've connected with locol brewpub for free yeast and grain at cost, what a fantastic amount of support there is when you go looking for it. :lol:
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Post by HoseB » Tue Apr 04, 2006 5:38 pm

All Grain all the way. Should pop the last batch open this evening.

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Post by notbob » Fri Apr 07, 2006 7:23 pm

I started in all grain about 6 months ago, and have done 12 batches now. All IPA's except for one wonderful Stout.

Our beers are turning out fantastic! Just like cooking soup. I love it. I like the all grain process. It's a beautiful thing. ...whole grains, whole hops, yeast, and water,,,and heat...it's magic!


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Post by Tx2Step63 » Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:58 pm

Extract with Grains here. Don't have the room for all grain right now. But hope to try all grain soon. But having good results with extract for the time being.


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Post by FrankieBoy007 » Tue Apr 18, 2006 8:13 am

I am doing extract with partial mash, and am trying lagering for the first time! Had a little problem with my yeast not taking off as I had hoped, but it finally came around, and I should be racking to secondary next week!

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Post by sixty8doors » Wed Apr 26, 2006 2:12 pm

Been doing partial mash since I started in 1990. I dont know why I havent made the jump to all grain. My wife and I are looking for our first house right now, so when we get into one, I think I'll make the switch to all grain!
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