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Old 04-12-2006, 10:23 AM   #1
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Ok,
I'm confused....???????????????????????
WHAT IS THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN ALL GRAIN, Partial Grain, ALL MASH, Partial Mash, ALL Malt and Partial Malt???????????????
Why should I care WHAT I'm brewing as long as it's drinkable???
I use Kits I get from a store, Some have grains, some have all malt, THEY all taste good when I'm done.
Our local club is having a "crisis" between All grain and everyone esle.
WHY should I care? I don't have the room or equipment for a All grain, does that make my beer WORSE than all grain if I make an all malt beer???
Is curious what you all think about this.



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Old 04-12-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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Agree--why should you care?

If you're happy with your process and your results, then everyone is happy.

At first I thought you wanted a definition of all-grain, partial-mash, etc. But I don't really think that's what you were asking, is it?

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Old 04-12-2006, 12:14 PM   #3
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Ok,
WHAT IS THE DIFFERNCE BETWEEN ALL GRAIN, Partial Grain, ALL MASH, Partial Mash, ALL Malt and Partial Malt?

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all grain=all mash
partial grain=partial mash
all malt=no adjuncts
partial malt=adjuncts
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:24 PM   #4
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If you can't tell the difference between Mom's home-made from scratch chocolate cake and one of those add water and microwave deals, then I guess you'll be happy with just about any beer type too.

That's sad.

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Old 04-12-2006, 04:28 PM   #5
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If you can't tell the difference between Mom's home-made from scratch chocolate cake and one of those add water and microwave deals, then I guess you'll be happy with just about any beer type too.

That's sad.
FWIW, I strongly disagree with this sentiment. A flawed from-scratch cake will be far worse than a good one from a mix, for example.

Yeah, sure: a really good dish from scratch will probably exceed anything from a mix, but even then, there are exceptions.

I am a very accomplished cook, but I swear to God I cannot make a rice pilaf that tastes as good to me as chicken flavor rice-a-roni. I've tried and tried and tried...
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Old 04-12-2006, 04:38 PM   #6
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My wife is a great scratch cook, but she can't ever get Spanish Rice good. She changes it every time and I don't like it every time.

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Old 04-12-2006, 06:13 PM   #7
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Yeah, if you like what you are brewing, than don't worry.

Me? When I switched to all-grain my beers got way better. Way fresher, better tasting.

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If you can't tell the difference between Mom's home-made from scratch chocolate cake and one of those add water and microwave deals, then I guess you'll be happy with just about any beer type too.

That's sad.
What's sad is this type of 'If you aren't going to do it the right way, IE all grain, then your beer sucks' attitude. There are quite alot of extract brewers (and more than a few of the all grain guys here I would think) who will disagree with this sentiment. If I misread your intent I am sorry but that's the way it came across.
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Extract is fine if you like the results you are getting. For me the ability to customize a recipe is worth brewing AG. With extract you are limited and costs more then grain.

I don't see a reason why that would cause any problems in a club though.

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What's sad is this type of 'If you aren't going to do it the right way, IE all grain, then your beer sucks' attitude. There are quite alot of extract brewers (and more than a few of the all grain guys here I would think) who will disagree with this sentiment. If I misread your intent I am sorry but that's the way it came across.
I'm an AG home brewer and I disagree with that sentiment. Just do what makes you happy and don't worry about it.
It would be very interesting to do a side by side test between an extract brewer and an AG brewer. Would we really be able to tell the difference if they brewed like recipes and we did a taste test? It would be fun to try.
I for one am all for different levels of home brewing. If everyone had to do AG pretty soon a lot of people would give up the hobby. This forum wouldn't be as good if all those people dropped off.
Lets celebrate and discuss the hobby we love not act like snobs.
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