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Old 12-29-2013, 04:08 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by smccarter View Post
I don't believe anyone is going to say that they prefer extract over AG. Not because the beer is better or worse, just that they simply won't say it.
I think beer pressure, er, I mean peer pressure, definitely pushes for all grain. It's what the cool kids are doing

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He said.. you WON'T need a SS fermenter. Yes, they are available.. but, I'll bet that over 90% of us use plastic or glass for fermenting.

Lots of good advise here. You can turn out GREAT beer from extract. All grain gives you more control of what goes into the wort.. and it can be fresher, ingredient wise. That said, a well brewed extract will be hard/impossible to tell from AG. Def a lot less $$ involved. Some say.. Go for it.. I do AG now.. but, still do extract every so often. It's just quicker and easier. I do, however, check the dates on my extract. It can go downhill over time.. but, not like back in the 60's to 90's. Processes and packaging are getting better over time.

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Old 12-29-2013, 04:15 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by Newby94 View Post
This is the first time I have heard anyone mention a stainless steel fermenter needed for Grain brewing? Is this really "needed" or is it just a upgraded if "wanted"
I used that comment for comparison purposes.... Extract vs All Grain. As home brewers, sometimes we tend to get carried away with things. Like a kid in a candy store, we tend to want everything that we see online, in the LHBS, or in a catelog. The comment was meant to compare the absolute minimal cost of brewing versus the extremely expensive side of it. You can purchase a stainless steel fermenter to ferment any wort that you create - extract, or all grain. You could even fill it with dirt and grow plants in it if you wanted to I suppose. Just a joke, not a suggestion.
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