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Old 05-26-2008, 11:14 PM   #1
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Default Another Noob goes AG!!

Well, after about 5 extracts, I bit the bullet and went AG

Just a AHBS Amber Ale for a first one..


Made my Igloo cooler the MLT with the SS braid....

It worked great, Nailed my temps, and finally ended up with about 5 1/2 gl's of wort.....

OG was 1.050 so I was in the middle according to Beersmith.....

I definitely need to get my Keggle finished, my turker fryer barely made the boil....


But another convert!! Definately AG from now on!!

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Old 05-26-2008, 11:21 PM   #2
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You need to keep the heat in. Insulation (fire proof) helps the pot to not loose heat as well as a wind break around the pot. It makes a BIG difference.

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Old 05-26-2008, 11:33 PM   #3
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Also, thanks to everyone on this board!! It helped loads to read up on AG, ask questions and also to watch video's from Bobby M, and some others......It makes it a no-brainer for the most part to go AG with my limited experience in brewing!

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Old 05-27-2008, 01:00 AM   #4
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Hey, don't tell everyone how easy it is. If everybody goes all grain, we won't be able to get extract for making yeast starters.

Congrats,

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Old 05-27-2008, 01:03 AM   #5
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So why not just use some of the excess grain from your 55 pound bags and make some Wort to use for the starter?

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Old 05-27-2008, 01:30 AM   #6
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Congrats on getting hte first AG under your belt. Once you do it a coupel of times it all just becomes second nature and they'll get much easier.

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Congratulations......Youre all grown up

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