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Old 05-07-2009, 09:51 PM   #1
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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Partial mash = Some grain...and the rest is extract
All grain = all grain. no extract.


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Partial Mash still uses extract, and AG uses none.

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The kit that I got from Midwest Supplies has extract and a bag of grains, that means I do a partial mash. I thought what I was doing was just called extract. Thanks.

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Confused again? I looked on Midwest and they have in the recipe kit category, a partial mash and then other categories by style I got Irish Red Ale w/ Munton's 6 gm dry yeast in the amber ale category. It is not under the partial mash category. Am I still doing a partial mash?

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Old 05-07-2009, 10:52 PM   #6
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Probably extract kit with steeping grains.

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The kit that I got from Midwest Supplies has extract and a bag of grains, that means I do a partial mash. I thought what I was doing was just called extract. Thanks.
As Monghetti ventured, what you are doing is called extract brewing with steeping grains. The real difference between the three main types of brewing (extract, partial mash, all grain) are where the fermentables come from. In extract brewing, even with specialty grains, the fermentable sugars are coming from the extract. In partial mash brewing, most of them come from the extract but some also come from the grains. In all grain... well, I'm sure you can guess.

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Would you suggest moving to partial mash, before all grain? Or straight to all grain? I am not thinking about either anytime soon by the way. I still have lots to learn.

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Brew what you can afford, and what you're comfortable with. Everyone will have a different opinion, but no one can tell you what is right for you.

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Looking at it a learning experience though, will benefit much from partial mash, or would it be better to go to all grain right away?

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