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Old 01-02-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
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A lot of breweries, big and small use extracts...extracts are just what all grain brewers do, just done by a malting house. It's not some evil entity....And it's naive to think that a commercial brewer or a micro brewer WOULDN'T use extracts...

Here's an answer I have posted many times on here with a list of quite a few commercial breweries that use or have used extract at one time or another.

One of my favorite Pico Breweries/wineries/coffeshop/cigar lounge in a rivertown an hour outside of Detroit, makes decent beer in small batches using Extract as well because this is their entire brewing/winemaking space.

And this is their main seating area for the brewery/winery part of the place (the coffee house part is in the front and a cigar lounge is in the middle of the building)
Love reading this... its a great insight
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:25 PM   #12
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I hope not!!! What are they gonna do, have 50 people stand over a boil kettle with gallon jugs of extract?? Yea that sounds like its extremely efficient!!! Its definately gonna get messy if you spill extract. And its not really more work, just more time consuming.
Time is money and less money on labor equals more profits
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Old 01-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #13
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I hope not!!! What are they gonna do, have 50 people stand over a boil kettle with gallon jugs of extract?? Yea that sounds like its extremely efficient!!! Its definately gonna get messy if you spill extract. And its not really more work, just more time consuming.
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For the microbrewery sector, Edme supplies a separate series of products. The following extracts can be used as the complete wort or as individual adjuncts. All are available in 25-kg pails, 295-kg drums, or 1-tonne containers.
Even those 1 gallon jugs sold at homebrewshops or in kits usually come to the company selling it (like your local homebrewshops) in drums.

In fact many homebrewshops, actually sell the empty drums the extract came in to homebrewer as wine makes to use as large fermenters.
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I am actually surprised more brewpubs don't use strictly extract. Much less equipment and less of a learning curve. Kind of like a restaurant that makes it own
Spaghetti sauce from fresh tomatoes vs.using a canned sauce base.

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Old 01-02-2013, 03:24 PM   #15
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Even those 1 gallon jugs sold at homebrewshops or in kits usually come to the company selling it (like your local homebrewshops) in drums.

In fact many homebrewshops, actually sell the empty drums the extract came in to homebrewer as wine makes to use as large fermenters.
Very true..
I purchased a 55 gallon drum from a homebrew shop but i used it as a rain barrel since it was a bit to dirty for me
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I know this is an old thread, but it's a great one. Revvy's post was very insightful. I knew about Guinness using extract, but I had no idea Chimay used to.

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