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Old 09-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #1
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Default Makeing the switch to all grain brewing

I'm thinking about making the switch to all grain brewing and was wondering if anyone would comment on how they made that leap and a less expensive way to go about it. Thanks for any advise or comments you might have.

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Old 09-04-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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there are a ton of posts on every step of the way to get to ag all over

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #3
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I'm in the process of making the switch/learning the ropes too.
I'm opting to start out with the BIAB (brew in a bag) method. Here is a great read: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/biab...g-pics-233289/
I'm adding a keggle and a strainer to my 5 gallon, flame boil setup. I figure once I figure it out, I'll add more apparatus.

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Old 09-04-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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the price of new equipment is meaningless compared to how much more time you will spend brewing in one batch.

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Old 09-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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You don't need much to make the switch. When I did it all I had to do was to add/make my mash tun. If you have a brew pot that is at least 7.5 gal and use some kind of outdoor burner/turkey fryer, you should be good to go.

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Old 09-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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the price of new equipment is meaningless compared to how much more time you will spend brewing in one batch.
Agreed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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BIAB. $3 at home depot for paint strainer bag is all you need.

It does take more time, though, so keep that in mind.

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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craigslist, you can catch a guy selling his setup usually

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Old 09-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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I got a 10 gal cooler for free, so it cost me about $25 in hardware to put together a bulkhead with a braid. I already had a pot big enough for full boils and a turkey fryer burner. Really depends on what you have to work with, just remember it will always be cheaper to modify something like a cooler yourself with purchased hardware than it is to buy an already made solution (with some exceptions regarding used stuff). I've seen already assembled coolers for sale for $150 when you can do that a whole lot cheaper yourself.

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Old 09-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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I started with all grain, so no big leap for me.

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