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Old 07-30-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Can spme kind soul tell me in details how to make an AG?

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Can spme kind soul tell me in details how to make an AG?

Yes, his name is John Palmer.

Seriously, this question is way too vague. Whole books have been written on aspects if this question.

Start reading.
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Some of these responses are less than helpful. Please remember your manners, and either provide a helpful answer, or don't answer.

Thanks.

Anyway- there is a great free resource here: howtobrew.com. It has a really nice explanation of brewing, and the basic steps to start. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

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I highly recommend reading "How to Brew" by John Palmer, you can find the first edition online for free, click this link to read the section on " Brewing Your First All-Grain Beer".
Ask a ton of questions and read as many threads as you can.
The easiest way would be to get "Beer Smith" and follow on of the recipes online (www.beersmith.com), once you start to feel comfortable, you can then start to dial in your brewing techniques, it is never ending, and most times, if you ask 4 brewers the same question, you'll get several different answers that can all be correct.
All grain brewing is a lot of fun, there is always something that you can experiment with!
Sorry for being vague, but to give you a detailed All Grain brewing method is a tall order.

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Thanks.



Anyway- there is a great free resource here: howtobrew.com. It has a really nice explanation of brewing, and the basic steps to start. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

You're right. I just reread my reply and it was rude. Everyone starts somewhere; I guess I forgot my manners. I'm sure glad there were people to help me.

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"How to Brew" by John Palmer is, in my opinion, the best intro book to the subject. The first few sections concern extract brewing, but it all builds toward all grain brewing. Think of it as a prerequisite course to the main event. Read it all. I've read it a couple of times and always find something useful again. You can find it for free online on his website, or you can buy the book.

From there, start poking around on here, asking questions and reading other peoples' questions. We are all learners, no matter how much experience we have. There are some really knowledgeable, dedicated people here and they are almost always willing to help you out.

I'd add that I really like Brad Smith's podcast. He created BeerSmith (a useful brewing program). The podcast is free and I feel like I learned a lot from it. Some people like Brewing Network, but I find it to be too disorganized. YMMV.

Anyhow, read, read, read.

And I suppose you could start going to brew club meetings. I like them more for feedback, but most of those people will bend over backwards to help too.

Lastly, there's nothing like hands-on experience. Read Palmer's book and try it out. Even if the beer tastes like soot, you'll have learned something.

Again, sorry for my first response ; the last thing I want to do is discourage someone from the hobby.

If you can't find an answer, feel free to PM me and I'll try to point you in the right direction, probably within a day...even of you are a Swede. (Familen min er fra Hordaland i Norge). Jeg snakker en litt norsk, a ingen svensk.
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Brewing is a process of converting carbohydrates into sugar and converting those sugars into alcohol. If you have any experience with extract brewing, you know how to do the second part. In all honesty, at it's simplest, the first part isn't much harder. Hold the grains in a bath of water between 146 and 158 degrees (more or less) until all of the starches have converted to sugar.Rinse the sugar off of the grains and boil. Since this would actually be a pretty sweet drink, even after fermentation, you will generally add hops as a bittering and flavoring agent.

That is a thumbnail sketch of how to brew all grain. As the saying goes, the devil is in the details. Honestly, and please don't take this the wrong way, but people have been writing how to brew beer since about 3000BC and the science behind it hasn't changed a bit. Now if a Bronze Age guy who used a Base 60 number system (actually, this was brilliant) and thought that the height on technology was building a pottery grain silo could brew beer, they we ought to be able to.

Do you *need* to know the science behind brewing to brew a successful batch? Not really but it helps. Seriously, go to HowToBrew.com and read a bunch. Then watch a bunch of youTube videos. Then sit down and make a list of the equipment you think that you'll need. It doesn't have to be complicated. Go visit people in your area while they are brewing (while you're there, help - don't just drink all of their beer).

More than anything... learn as much as you can BEFORE you start. Make mistakes and learn from them. And have fun.

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There are tons of videos on youtube as well, I know BTV has a lot of all grain episodes that take you through the entire process. For me personally thats when it began to click in my brain and start making sense, to actually watch someone all grain brew. Best of luck.

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Go to morebeer.com, look up a recipe for American Pale Ale, then under the "Documents" tab download and read the "Brewing Instructions". You're all set. It's Palmer's book in like 6 paragraphs, minus the details.

Essentially, add hot water to a pot, soak grain for 1 hour, drain it off to a boil kettle, boil one hour, drain to a fermentation vessel, add yeast, wait two weeks, carbonate via yeast in a bottle or Co2 in a keg.....beer.

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