So, I am VERY new to brewing with only one extract brew under my belt. But necessity has pushed me to go AG very early. I live in Taiwan where there is not a single brew shop, but I have managed to find a brewery that imports malted barley by the metric ton and is willing to sell be a few kilos here and there. I do not however understand quite how to brew from grain. So here are the first questions that come to mind.
1) What special equipment do I need? I know there is some kind of straining device required, which I will have to build myself.
2) In simple terms, how does one brew from grain?
3) I have just basic malted barley, how to I roast to make it into other kinds? Many recipes I want to try call for chocolate, crystal, and other kinds of malt. Can I some how get to that on my own from basic pale malted barley?
4) Any other info people think I should have?
Thank you in advance.