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Old 05-02-2013, 05:03 AM   #21
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definitely a new meaning to " the t-shirt method"

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This thread is going to be 500 pages and contain all the information anyone could ever think of to make great beer. Just give it a little time

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Old 05-02-2013, 05:05 AM   #23
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I'm just waiting for the heckling to commence
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:07 AM   #24
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and finally op, if this is for real...be sure to save this thread, maybe even print it off. Once you start making good beer down the line this will give you a good laugh.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:59 AM   #25
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I put the grain and the hops in the water at the beginning and boiled it all together. I didnt crush the grains, just poured them in. Is crushing the same a mashing them?

Oh well. Im not really embarassed because hell I took a shot at it and we'll just have to see how it turns out.

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Don't let these guys discourage you. We've all made mistakes in brewing. True....not as big as yours, but you'll get on track. Just keep reading and learning. Learn from your mistakes and you''ll be fine

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Okay, if the grains weren't crushed then none of the starches and enzymes in the grain were exposed meaning no sugars would have been produced in the first place. Basically what you have in your bucket isn't even beer, more like a starchy, grainy, yeasty soup I would imagine.

The method you used is what's called All Grain brewing. Its the method that most everyone steps UP to. Although it's not unheard of for people to start brewing at all grain, it is very helpful for most to start with extract. If you had done a lot of research and truly understood the process of how a beer is made then going straight to all grain would not have ended in you basically wasting these ingredients on the aforementioned "soup".

What you need to do now is scour this website for as much information as you can on extract brewing as well as buy a home brewing book. I recommend either "How To Brew" by John Palmer or "The Complete Joy of Home Brewing" by Charlie Papazian. Read through these books and get a good understanding on what exactly it takes to make a beer.


Once you've done some reading, go to your local home brew store and buy an equipment kit. It will come with all of the essentials needed to brew a beer from extract. Talk to the people at the store about extract brewing and figure out which extract kit you want to brew. Bring it home and start your new found hobby off on the RIGHT foot by brewing a nice tasty beer.

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Why is anyone taking this thread seriously? He's either joking or is waaaay beyond help!!!

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Well, if he is not joking, he just needs to take the proper steps to learn how to brew, usually starting with extract, not just going for all grain out of the gate. OP, it seems as if you're as new to brewing as it gets. I'd recommend Munton's hopped extract kits, you basically just bring water to a boil, usually 5.5-6 gallons of water depending on the evaporation rate of your kettle, the general rule of thumb is 1 gallon is evaporated per hour during the boil. Kill the heat for a moment, mix in the extract and boil for an hour. Since it is pre hopped, you don't need to worry about improper hop utilization, which may be an issue with your batch. At the end of the boil, after cooling, just pitch your yeast and you should have beer within as little as a few weeks. Though for a healthy fermentation, you should get a food grade plastican bucket and airlock from your local brew shop, just ask for fermentors and they will get you where you need to go. During this fermentation process, you will want to research how to bottle your beer, go back to your shop as well and ask them all about it, watch youtube videos on the subject and it might help to read a book or two. John Palmer's How to Brew is one of the most informative homebrew books out there and is in almost every homebrewer's library. Once you get the basic process down with the hopped kits, then you can move up to extract and hops and specialty grains and then keep learning and eventually you'll be brewing solid all-grain batches. Just keep at it, we all had to start somewhere. Hope this helps a little and good luck in your brewing future.

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