Electric Brewing Supply 30A BCS Giveaway!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Beginners Beer Brewing Forum > How long did it take before you swticher to all grain?
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
SurlyBrew
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: St. Paul, MN
Posts: 189
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 7

Default How long did it take before you swticher to all grain?

I understand there are some people out there who never brewed extract beer and jumped right into all grain, I applaud you. As for me, I brewed for 8 months and did 13 extract batches before jumping into all grain. How long did it take before you guys switched?

__________________

Primary: Chinook/Simcoe Black IPA, Scottish Wee Heavy

Bottled: Dunkelweizen, Caribou Slobber Ale, Smooth Nut Brown Ale, Surly Furious Clone, Amarillo Pale Ale, Falconers Flight IPA, Citra Pale Ale (Award Winner), Blue Moon Clone, Simcoe/Citra/Amarillo Pale Ale, English India Pale Ale, Cream ale, Liberty Cream ale, 2012 Harvest Ale, Dog Fish Head 60 Min, Cream of Three Crops

Kegged: KarmaCitra Pale Ale, Land Down Under Pale Ale (Motueka, Nelson Sauvin, & Aus Galaxy hops)

SurlyBrew is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
HawksBrewer
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 3,509
Liked 1029 Times on 968 Posts
Likes Given: 48

Default

Roughly a year and a half. Though to be honest, when the pipeline gets low I'll do two batches, one AG and one extract. Saves that ever-precious time.

__________________
HawksBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
JordanThomas
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 889
Liked 82 Times on 77 Posts
Likes Given: 426

Default

1 Mr Beer batch and then All Grain from there on.

__________________
JordanThomas is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
BamaRooster
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Glade Spring, Virginia
Posts: 509
Liked 14 Times on 14 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default

For me it was about 7 extract batches and then 10 partial mash batches over a 4 month period and then I moved into all grain. I wanted to go earlier but could not talk my wife into letting me acquire the additional equipment.

__________________
wait....what do you mean all the beer is gone!
BamaRooster is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
BrewerinBR
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BrewerinBR's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan
Posts: 1,290
Liked 121 Times on 91 Posts
Likes Given: 42

Default

1 Mr. Beer extract kit and then all grain for batch 2 through 52 and counting

__________________

I seek not a hobby to fill my time; I seek a passion to fill my life!

Basement Brew Room Build:
http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/base...-house-247971/

"Shame on the man of cultivated taste who permits refinement to develop into fastidiousness that unfits him for doing the rough work of a workaday world." -Theodore Roosevelt

BrewerinBR is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
RobertRGeorge
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nelson, Bc
Posts: 530
Liked 48 Times on 38 Posts
Likes Given: 10

Default

I still do both. When I have 14 hours to spare I do all grain. Or when I need the flavor of something special like Maris Otter or the diastatic power of 6-row. I manage 3 or 4 batches a year. Otherwise I do partial mash to save on cleanup time or specialty grains only and it takes about 4 hours, which is usually the most I can manage.

__________________
RobertRGeorge is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #7
Brewnoob1
HBT_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Brewnoob1's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Puyallup, WA
Posts: 982
Liked 23 Times on 23 Posts
Likes Given: 8

Default

I did 14 extract batches over 9 months and then switched. I've only got 6 AG batches under my belt now at just over a year of brewing total. I'll be doing both though based on time I have. AG if time isn't an issue, extract if it is.

__________________

Keg #1: Empty :(
Keg #2: Empty :(
Kegs 3-5: Empty :(

Ferment #1: Empty :(
Ferment #2: Empty :(
Ferment #3: Empty :(

On Deck: Something....Anything!!!

Brewnoob1 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 04:03 PM   #8
brycelarson
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Posts: 527
Liked 54 Times on 48 Posts
Likes Given: 17

Default

I did a ton of extract brews back about 15 years ago when I started. I took a few years off when I lived in small apartments - then jumped into all grain when I had the space and time. I've now returned to doing some partial mash batches when I don't have time to knock out an all grain batch. I'm about 10:1 - all grain to extract at this point and about 20 batches a year.

__________________
brycelarson is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #9
xmacro
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 219
Liked 48 Times on 32 Posts
Likes Given: 53

Default

Thinking about AG, but it's cost prohibitive for me and I don't have the room for the extra equipment. I'm focusing on a keezer set up before AG even begins to enter the picture

__________________
xmacro is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 10-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #10
bribo179
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Midwest, Illinois
Posts: 238
Liked 5 Times on 5 Posts

Default

2 batches of extract ...which were terrible. I wanted to make good beer and figured I might as well go all in. My first all grain batch was great and I haven't looked back.

__________________
bribo179 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How long will crushed grain last redde2brew Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 18 02-22-2011 08:31 AM
How long can grain sit before a second run? Cobydaddy Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 10 12-15-2010 11:36 AM
How long does whole grain last? TheCookieMonster Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 4 02-16-2010 06:35 PM
how long before grain goes stale? JBrady Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 1 01-21-2010 06:38 AM
How long will crushed grain last? dmbnpj Beginners Beer Brewing Forum 8 09-02-2009 12:51 PM