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Old 03-04-2009, 08:17 PM   #1
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Default Is all grain brewing the ultimate goal?

Hey all. I've now brewed and bottled twice, and am brewing my third in about 2 hours. All three will have been partial mash brews. I'm trying to decide whether to graduate up to all grain for my next batch.

Is all grain better? My understanding is it allows one more flexibility in the recipe, but is the beer itself actually better? Is all grain what brewers should aspire to? Thanks


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Old 03-04-2009, 08:20 PM   #2
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Beer that you love is the ultimate goal. You need to follow your own path.


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There's a hundred threads asking the same question..

My answer, Making the best beer possible is the ultimate goal..and that is regardless of whether or not it is with extract or all grain...I've tasted (and even made on occasion) just as many crappy beers with all grain as I have tasted or made with extract...

it's not the methodology, it's the brewer that makes a good or bad beer.

the rest of my thought on this topic is here...http://blogs.homebrewtalk.com/Revvy/...all_get_along/
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My ultimate goal is actually using midi-chlorians to ferment my beer instead of yeast.

Sadly, my Lord Vader's RIS (REAL Imperial Stout) is still a work in progress.

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My beer improved going all-grain, but I dont think that is a given. There are many great extract brewers. Do what you think is best.
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My beer improved going all-grain, but I dont think that is a given. There are many great extract brewers. Do what you think is best.
So true. A good batch of extract is going to be better than a bad batch of AG, and vice versa. Brew what you're comfortable with, and don't try to go out of your price range/experience level/comfort zone just to try and brew a perfect batch.

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My ultimate goal is to have an ample supply of beer so I can drink it. Thats just me though....
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...Is all grain what brewers should aspire to? Thanks
I'll take the EAC road here.

Yes.


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