New Giveaway - Wort Monster Conical Fermeneter!

Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > Difference between all-grain brewing and extract brewing

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-19-2011, 04:04 PM   #11
Senior Member
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: oakland, california
Posts: 3,138
Liked 143 Times on 135 Posts
Likes Given: 79


all grain = you have all the fun. extract = someone else had all the fun.

eastoak is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 12-19-2011, 04:45 PM   #12
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
helibrewer's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Posts: 2,968
Liked 155 Times on 143 Posts
Likes Given: 37


You can see what the all-grain world is like in steps. For your extract brews that use steeping grains, treat the steeping just like a mash...control the amount of water (~1.5qts/pound of grain) and control the temp (~150-155) and see how that works for you. Batch sparge as if you are mashing.

Once you are comfortable with that, try a partial mash recipe. Your process will be the exact same as the modified steeping except this time there is actually enzyme activity taking place (because you are using malted base grains now).

If you like how all that goes, step over to all grain and the same process as above is done with the entire grain bill (hence the need for a large mash ton and bigger kettle).

The nice thing about doing it this way is that you have brewed a few beers, your pipeline is filling, and you should have your own brew to drink during that first all grain session

Something is always fermenting....
"It's Bahl Hornin'"

Primary: Hefeweizen
Brite Tank/Lagering:
Kegged: Chocolate Hazelnut Porter, Kumquat Saison, Tart Cherry Cider, Belgian Tripel, Maibock Bock, Ommegang Abbey Ale Clone, Belgian Golden Strong, Belgian Pale Ale, German Pils (WLP830)
Bottled: Belgian Quad (Grand Reserve), Derangement (Belgian Dark Strong)
On Deck:
My Site:
helibrewer is offline
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Quick Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
dry malt extract vs. corn sugar for extract brewing Tobyone Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 09-17-2010 05:09 PM
Brewing my first batch, but already looking to modify malt extract brewing. leapinglords Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 6 08-10-2009 10:57 PM
how much steeped grain water in extract brewing? megaman Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 3 01-10-2009 01:51 PM
Going Extract brewing jllund62 Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 13 05-07-2008 02:39 PM
Extract + Specialty Grains vs. All-Grain brewing rcd Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 2 07-30-2006 07:24 PM