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Old 02-09-2012, 07:08 PM   #1
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Is there a most forgiving style to brew for a first all grain attempt?

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Old 02-09-2012, 07:50 PM   #2
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I'd vote for a good ole pale ale recipe. Something easy and good....like:

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f66/bee-cave-brewery-haus-pale-ale-31793/

But, really you can almost do anything with maybe the exception of something that requires a decoction or a IIPA or something. Keep it simple.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:01 PM   #3
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Pale Ale is a good start. My first AG was a Robust Porter. Simple grain bill is a good way to start until you get a feel for what you are doing.

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Old 02-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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BierMuncher's Centennial blonde is a good one to consider as well. Reasonably hopped, not too big and turns around pretty quickly...

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:39 PM   #5
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All grain is easier than you probably think, so just brew what you like. That said, for your first outing, I'd stick with something in the "amber" color range. You may have trouble with very light or very dark beers depending on your water chemistry, but unless you've got some really funky water, everyone should be able to make a decent amberish brew without adjustments.

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Old 02-09-2012, 09:58 PM   #6
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Boiling my first all grain as I type. It was a lot easier than I expected it to be. My advice would be to get a very good recipe like the one mentioned above. Or go with an all grain kit. I did the liberty cream ale kit from Midwest. I plan to do the recipe above as my next all grain though. Just like everything else relax.

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