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Old 02-27-2009, 03:51 PM   #1
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Default first time AG brewing

so after bout 5 months of reading this forum, ive decided to take the dive from extract/part mash to AG.

lots of abundant info here!!

so, i got the last of my shippments yesterday and cant wait till i get it started


just wanted to share this.

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Old 02-27-2009, 03:54 PM   #2
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Flame on baby...

Take pics...and lots of them.
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Congrats and welcome to th eworld of all-grain brewing!

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congrats, just remember to relax, it's just beer. It will still be beer if everything doesn't go exactly to plan.

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Old 02-27-2009, 05:01 PM   #5
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will do...ill take some pics of the equipments i got and when the brew day comes

2X 6.5 glass carboy with drilled stopper
3X 3" X 6" thermometer
2X 32qt ss brew kettle/pot
1X 1000ml flask with drilled stopper and airlock

and other accessories(ball valve, 50' copper, etc)


heres a question...ive been looking a reciepes and i guess i cant find anything that catches my eye. so recommendations?
something an average female would like. slightly on the sweeter side perhaps?

i saw some fruit beers(appricot beer).

thanks in advance!

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Old 02-27-2009, 05:12 PM   #6
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Right on man, all grain brewing is a beautiful thing! As for recipes, it's almost like a rite of passage that you must brew either Edwort's Haus ale or BierMunchers Centennial Blonde. Either one will be a crowd pleaser and the SWMBO will approve. And for your inaugural brew, why not do both??? I mean, you did buy 2 carboys right? They are not "fruity" beers, but they are mighty tasty and go down smooth. You could always try a citrus wheat as well, which has been a favorite around my house. BierMuncher also has a Blue Moon clone that is fantastic and a hit with 'da ladies.

Good luck! Do your research, understand the process, and print out a "brew day sheet" with instructions for yourself.

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Old 02-27-2009, 05:49 PM   #7
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Right on man, all grain brewing is a beautiful thing! As for recipes, it's almost like a rite of passage that you must brew either Edwort's Haus ale or BierMunchers Centennial Blonde. Either one will be a crowd pleaser and the SWMBO will approve. And for your inaugural brew, why not do both??? I mean, you did buy 2 carboys right? They are not "fruity" beers, but they are mighty tasty and go down smooth. You could always try a citrus wheat as well, which has been a favorite around my house. BierMuncher also has a Blue Moon clone that is fantastic and a hit with 'da ladies.

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thanks for the recommendations! will look thru those recipes.
yes i can do both, i was planing on using 1 for primary and 2nd for secondary, but i can always ditch that idea

and i have been researching, reading, absorbing just about anything i read. i think i got this to the science lol
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thanks for the recommendations! will look thru those recipes.
yes i can do both, i was planing on using 1 for primary and 2nd for secondary, but i can always ditch that idea

and i have been researching, reading, absorbing just about anything i read. i think i got this to the science lol
Primary and secondary is great, but really unnecessary for most beers. Enough time in the primary, plus adequate conditioning time in the bottle/keg will yield super clear beer. I like to condition my beer in the bottle or keg rather than tie a fermenter up for weeks with just a single brew.
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Old 02-27-2009, 07:42 PM   #9
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I too, am switching to All Grain from Extract only brewing. I went to my LHBS last night and picked up all my ingredients. The only thing I am worried about is the temperature. It is only suppose to be 28 degrees here tomorrow. I hope my MLT can hold my temperature for the full 60 minutes. Beyond that, I don't think I should have many issues. There is a lot of information on this site and it has all been very helpfull. The sad part is, I blew my keg of HB last night so I can't RAHAHB. I will have to have some other (commercial) beers during this brew session. On the bright side, I am also kegging a brown tonight so it should be ready to drink next weekend. And my wife asks me why I need so many carboys and kegs, silly woman.

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Old 03-01-2009, 04:08 AM   #10
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jbeach, good luck with it! if your mlt is from a cooler, should be able to hold the temp. i would try bringing in the MLT during the strike and mash and take it outside for sparging(fly sparging im guessing?)

i have a question to all, what do you guys use to drill a hole out on a SS kettle??? besides a uni-bit(step bits)...used to have one but not paying $30 again for something ill use once or twice. i need 3/4" hole for my themometer and ball valve.

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