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Extract - staying that way 6 11.54%
Extract - plan to change 8 15.38%
Extract and parcial Mash - staying that way 6 11.54%
Extract and parcial Mash - plan to change 13 25.00%
All grain - staying as I am 7 13.46%
All grain - plan to upgrade the brewing Equipment. 12 23.08%
Not started yet 0 0%
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Old 12-07-2005, 12:57 PM   #1
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What type of brewing do you do?

Are you happy at the method you use or do you plan to change method or equipment?


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Old 12-07-2005, 01:07 PM   #2
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I am perfectly happy with the methods that I am using now, since they are good for my skill level, and are producing great beers. I am starting to make my move to AG, though, since the process intrigues me, and I think that it will produce better beer, and be more fulfilling. I am sure that I will still belt out an extract/steep batch every now and again, but I really want to be able to say that I made my beer completely from scratch.

Side note- I just noticed a huge difference from extract only to extract with grains!!! Anyone out there doing just extract, you might want to try it-not difficult at all. I did it with my second batch and it went great. Gives the extract beer another dimension of flavor, IMO.

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Old 12-07-2005, 01:42 PM   #3
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all-grain, and always tinkering with my equipment. does it change the end result? not always but it makes the brewing experience more fun. i love the AG part of brewing. total control and it's cool to know you made your beer from water, grains, yeast, and hops.

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I voted "AG, plan to upgrade", although the upgrades are going to be rather minor for a while.

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Old 12-07-2005, 02:06 PM   #5
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I voted "AG, plan to upgrade", although the upgrades are going to be rather minor for a while.
Same here. I may have to upgrade my HLT and I can foresee wearing out my picnic cooler mash tun and having to construct another! But other than that, no major changes.
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:12 PM   #6
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Doesn't it seem like you are always upgrading something?

I'm getting ready to upgrade my HLT and mashtun. I've been cooler shopping recently--looking for a sufficient square/rectangle cooler so I can mash larger batches. Right now my 5 gallon Maxcold will only hold 13 lbs. of grain.

I have an extra keg that will soon be an HLT, and a brew stand is in the early works.

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All extract to all grain plus ciders.

Upgrades? Sure, it's a hobby isn't it? The chill in the garage this winter has convinced me to try a cooler-based lauter tun. Even with a ring burner and re-circulation I'm having trouble keeping the mash warm.

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Doesn't it seem like you are always upgrading something?
Basically, anybody that votes AG - staying where I'm at is lying! It's a slippery slope down the aisles of home depot and machine shops.
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Basically, anybody that votes AG - staying where I'm at is lying! It's a slippery slope down the aisles of home depot and machine shops.
No kidding. Seems everyone's being honest with themselves so far though
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extract + mini mash, working on AG. have the mash/lauter tun, now i need a bigger pot.

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