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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%
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Old 12-07-2005, 03:46 PM   #11
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Have a 20 gal outside system, 5 gal electric basement system, and I still do mini-mashes to try a style or when brew time is limited to keep beer supply up. I did a 20 min kit with my son-in-law to plant the seed a week ago.

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Old 12-07-2005, 03:56 PM   #12
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corrupting the young. I LIKE IT! ;~)

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:47 AM   #13
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Voted extract with partial grains, although I do a few "boil and dump" full extracts just to fill a corny or two on short money...still better than a 30-pack of yellow fizzy water.

Been brewing a long time and always leary of the time and effort required for all grain until recently finding this forum and "lurking" in the all grain posts. Other than having to build up a few things and planning your time wisely, I suppose AG is probably not that big a deal...and the cost of grain is a LOT cheaper than extract.

I also found the following (the hyperlink may not work so cut/paste to your browser)...this guy makes it look and sound like its no big deal. Cheers, men!

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jim.dunleavy/index.htm

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Old 12-09-2005, 02:49 AM   #14
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I have only been brewing a short while, and love it. All Grain is very cool do that most of the time. I have tried some extract kits only to try to all grain them. My equipment is good enough for me I have alot of equipment and it seems the more people I talk to the more I get. I have not bought a single carboy!!

Very Cool !!!

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Old 12-09-2005, 03:27 AM   #15
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Voted extract with partial grains, although I do a few "boil and dump" full extracts just to fill a corny or two on short money...still better than a 30-pack of yellow fizzy water.

Been brewing a long time and always leary of the time and effort required for all grain until recently finding this forum and "lurking" in the all grain posts. Other than having to build up a few things and planning your time wisely, I suppose AG is probably not that big a deal...and the cost of grain is a LOT cheaper than extract.

I also found the following (the hyperlink may not work so cut/paste to your browser)...this guy makes it look and sound like its no big deal. Cheers, men!

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jim.dunleavy/index.htm

Lol, I've been lurking as well, trying not to ask too many stupid questions. I'm planning my first all-grain batch for when I have enough time. Unfortunately the holidays are making that difficult. I have my Coleman 48 qt cooler with the steel braided hose for now, but I always want to upgrade. Found kegs for 10 bucks a shot on ebay, so hopefully I'll be able to get into kegging soon. I just got into brewing recently (about 7 batches under my belt now, extract + grains) and I pretty much have driven all my friends mad with my constant babbling. My first AG kit is going to be the Rogue I2PA from morebeer, probably a bit ambitious, but it will be a hoot.
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Old 12-09-2005, 04:08 AM   #16
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I'm all grain needing to upgrade equipment just like most all grain brewers but I still use extracts too. I have no problem mashing 10-12 pounds of grain in my 5 gal mashtun but I can't do 15; so when I need a higher gravity, I'll not hesitate to suplement with extract.

Eventually, I want to upgrade to a three tier system but it'll take some time before I'll get the stuff I need for that. I'll be researching systems for a long time yet before I take the leap.

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Old 12-09-2005, 06:28 AM   #17
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Voted extract with partial grains, although I do a few "boil and dump" full extracts just to fill a corny or two on short money...still better than a 30-pack of yellow fizzy water.

Been brewing a long time and always leary of the time and effort required for all grain until recently finding this forum and "lurking" in the all grain posts. Other than having to build up a few things and planning your time wisely, I suppose AG is probably not that big a deal...and the cost of grain is a LOT cheaper than extract.

I also found the following (the hyperlink may not work so cut/paste to your browser)...this guy makes it look and sound like its no big deal. Cheers, men!

http://homepage.ntlworld.com/jim.dunleavy/index.htm


That's a cool site, the guys from the UK and uses some of the kit I use. The main difference is I use a keg and burner for boiling. I'm worried about scrotching wort in an electric boiler and the cleaning.
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that was a cool site. i dig seeing how other folks do their brew and seeing their set-ups.

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Old 12-09-2005, 03:29 PM   #19
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Extract only (although of course I use steeping grains for color, head and flavor). I have not even cracked open the AG forum. I doubt I will change - my system has a pleasing compactness that allows me to brew in the comfort of my kitchen without incurring the wrath of SWMBO and yet still produces a mighty fine beer.

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Old 12-09-2005, 11:08 PM   #20
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I have no problem mashing 10-12 pounds of grain in my 5 gal mashtun but I can't do 15; so when I need a higher gravity, I'll not hesitate to suplement with extract.

Eventually, I want to upgrade to a three tier system but it'll take some time before I'll get the stuff I need for that.
I'm with you on that. I've got a few batches under my belt using my 5 gal cooler also. I'm already looking at making a bigger mash tun for larger or higher gravity brews. The three tier is a way off though... Maybe Santa will bring it
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