Originally Posted by BrewMoreBeers
Any good tps for someone about to embark on their first AG batch? I am planning to buy an AG kit to get me thru the first batch. That way I know I have what I need. How much extra DME do folks suggest I have on hand incase/when I miss my OG?
My tip, ENJOY it!!! I still do extract batches occasionally, did one today actually, but when I have time to do AG it's always a fun brew day. As far as missing OG, if your only off a few points like 3-5 depending on the recipe, don't worry about it. If you're WAY off then I'd probably have a couple pounds of DME on hand, just in case.
Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. - C. S. Lewis, English essayist & juvenile novelist (1898 - 1963)