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View Poll Results: Extract or All Grain
Extract 25 35.21%
All Grain 36 50.70%
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:10 AM   #11
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It's not the extract or grain that makes beer good, it's the brewer. Both methods can make very bad and very good beer

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Old 10-10-2006, 12:55 AM   #12
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Ok so I am an extract brewer (7 batches so far) and some have been good, some not so good, but overall an excellent hobby.
So the big question,which makes better beer All grain or extract. I know you have more control in all grain,but other than that are there any major advantages to spengind an entire day doing an all grain batch. Is it less expensive?
Define "better".
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Old 10-10-2006, 01:03 AM   #13
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Extract is more expensive. I figure about 20 bucks for an all-grain batch and about 35 for extract. Ive done a lot of partial mashes where id mash 50 percent of the fermentables (5-7 lbs grain+3 lbs dme) and those beers were indistinguishable from all grain.

Its not a question of better or worse just preference, time investment etc. The end result is the same=BEER.
Nothing I can add to this.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:03 AM   #14
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Extract is more expensive. I figure about 20 bucks for an all-grain batch and about 35 for extract. Ive done a lot of partial mashes where id mash 50 percent of the fermentables (5-7 lbs grain+3 lbs dme) and those beers were indistinguishable from all grain.

Its not a question of better or worse just preference, time investment etc. The end result is the same=BEER.

Amen to that. Cept I will add that with AG can be even less than $20 a batch with bulk grains, yeast harvesting, etc. Even so it really doesn't matter. Brew on, man, however you want.
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Old 10-10-2006, 03:05 AM   #15
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To me, it doesn't matter "which makes better beer", cuz I know my all-grain batch sucked. Haha. I have more DME to use up, so I'll continue with that, and keep on experimenting w/ all grain. But for the time being, extract + grains is the way for me to drink tasty beer.

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Old 10-10-2006, 03:12 AM   #16
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I voted for all three...and I would've picked Ralph. I guess I'm an extract brewer since I'm about to do my first AG as soon as I get the pieces put together. I've sat in on a few AG brews, and I think I'll really enjoy it. The bottom line, though, is that I enjoy craft beer and the science/art behind it. It doesn't really matter much which avenue you take if the end result is good beer.

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Old 10-14-2006, 12:01 AM   #17
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It's not the extract or grain that makes beer good, it's the brewer. Both methods can make very bad and very good beer
I'll drink to that.... Well said.
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Old 10-14-2006, 12:37 AM   #18
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Old 10-14-2006, 01:01 AM   #19
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Nader's absense from this poll makes Baby Jesus cry.

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Old 10-14-2006, 08:09 PM   #20
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OK, here's a question. The same brewer with 2 recepies. One is AG, one is extract. This brewer has great sanitation practices and good methods. This brewer makes the extract version and the AG version of the SAME beer. Which one will taste better assuming the OG/FG/SRM/IBU's and ABV are all the same.

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