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Old 05-03-2012, 01:04 PM   #1
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Default I'm gearing up to do my first AG batch...

I'm going to do my first AG batch soon and I recently came across this video.

. Would this be a good video to go by? Can you guys recommend a good video to watch before I begin?


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Old 05-03-2012, 01:14 PM   #2
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I'm really guilty of tl;dw when it comes to instructional videos, so I usually try to find written instructions. This is basically all I needed to jump into all grain: http://www.suebob.com/brew/Bobby_Mallgrainprimer.pdf (Credits to Bobby M)

With no further instruction or guidance I was able to successfully brew an American Stout with that primer. Sure, you can go into further detail than what's in that pdf, but for starting out I honestly haven't seen a better way to have everything you need to know in one place.



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How many batches have you done thus far? is this your first batch or your first AG batch?

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he has a beard... i gotta assume he knows what he's doing.

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I like that video. He keeps it simple. Just know your volumes and hit your temps.

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Find someone who has been doing all grain a long time and brew with them (make sure they make good beer first by sampling some) Then brew it. I automatically distrust internet videos for no reason other than you have no idea what thier beer ends up tasting like. That being said Denny Conn's picture tutorial is all I used to start all grain.

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but he's a Hokie...
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I'm partway through the video the OP posted, and it seems like a good reference. Actually, what he's doing is almost exactly my methods. Kyle

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As to all grain. You first have to decide on your equipment.
BIAB Brew in a bag, needs no mash tun.
Then, if you make and use a mash tun you can do no sparge, batch sparge, or fly sparge. All these have different techniques.

I prefer batch sparging for it's combination of efficiency and simplicity.

This is the video that got me started.


Watch a lot of them, try to decide what will work best for you, then experiment and figure out what you like best.
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How many batches have you done thus far? is this your first batch or your first AG batch?
First AG batch. I've done around 30 extract batches.


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