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View Poll Results: After deciding to go all grain how long did was it before you brewed your first batch
I have not yet gone AG 36 15.93%
6 months or more 49 21.68%
between 3 and 5 months 48 21.24%
1 or 2 months 33 14.60%
Less than 1 month 35 15.49%
Less than 2 weeks 25 11.06%
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:45 PM   #1
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From the point in time when you decided to commit to all grain to your first all grain batch, how long did it take you to assemble your equipment and brew your first batch?

I hear people on here talking about collecting equipment and ideas for months, I personally just ordered most of the stuff online as well as the ingredients. I then spent a day assembling everything and was AG brewing within a week of making the decision to commit to all grain. I know some people buy their setups a piece at a time and assemble their rig over a few months, but I am wondering how long it usually takes people to take the plunge once they make the decision and the initial purchase.

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I transitioned through Partial-mashing. I setup my cooler MLT about 4 months after I started brewing, so I could PM. After 9 months I went completely AG with the burner, wort chiller, bigger kettle, etc. Going AG was pretty quick for me as it was around the holidays, so I could get the equipment and as I said I had to MLT already...

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Old 02-29-2008, 03:50 PM   #3
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it was a pretty quick transition for me. maybe a few weeks. though working my way up to 10 gal batches has been slower. gradually keep improving the setup as i replace item by item from my 5 gal. seems brewing is a never ending journey of improving efficiency through complicating the process.... but i love it

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Old 02-29-2008, 03:51 PM   #4
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It took me a few months since I did it a little bit at a time. One month I got all the stuff for the MLT, another month I bought my IC, SWMBO got me the turkey frier for Christmas, etc ....

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From the point in time when you decided to commit to all grain to your first all grain batch, how long did it take you to assemble your equipment and brew your first batch?

I hear people on here talking about collecting equipment and ideas for months, I personally just ordered most of the stuff online as well as the ingredients. I then spent a day assembling everything and was AG brewing within a week of making the decision to commit to all grain. I know some people buy their setups a piece at a time and assemble their rig over a few months, but I am wondering how long it usually takes people to take the plunge once they make the decision and the initial purchase.
I knew I was going to go AG before I even started brewing, so I purchased my first equipment kit with that in mind. When I decided I was ready to make the leap to AG (after 6 extract/PM batches) I already had everything I needed except for the cooler fittings. It was just another week from that point. Total elapsed time of 3 - 5 months.
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Old 02-29-2008, 03:52 PM   #6
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I've put it off for the last year or so, but finally decided that I'm not brewing again until I have the stuff to do it. I haven't brewed since the beginning of January so it's really been frustrating, but I'm finally ready to go except finding the time to actually finding the time to brew.

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I've put it off for the last year or so, but finally decided that I'm not brewing again until I have the stuff to do it. I haven't brewed since the beginning of January so it's really been frustrating, but I'm finally ready to go except finding the time to actually finding the time to brew.
same thing happened to me when i decided to do full wort boils. takes a while to acquire the big pot, propane, propane burner, etc.
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I did my first AG 3 months after I made my first extract batch.

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My third batch was AG.

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We haven't made the jump yet. But, I can see it in the near future.

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