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Old 04-24-2009, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Man do I ever feel guilty!!!!!

I just gotta get something off my chest...

Yesterday found a clone on the web and didn't feel like doing any recipe convesion and just didn't feel like investing my time doing the whole shebang so at the brewshop I bought......... wait for it......... extract.
My total cost was probably a good $15-$20 more than normal but good gawd, my entire brewing event took me a little over 2 hours.

While I did add a little bit of specialty grains for effect, I still can't help but feel a little dirty. Will my AG brothers ever forgive me?

There, now I feel a little better.


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Old 04-24-2009, 02:52 PM   #2
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Although AG brewing is great... it never hurts to make an extract batch every once in a while. I've been known to brew an AG one weekend, and then get the itch next weekend and end up doing a quick extract brew. Like you said, it helps shave off a few hours when making a batch. Nothing compares to the sweet smell of a 60 minute mash though...


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Old 04-24-2009, 02:59 PM   #3
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Will my AG brothers ever forgive me?
The answer is no. Get out of here!
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:02 PM   #4
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What are you doing in here? You belong in the Beginner Brewers/Extract Forums!
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:04 PM   #5
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I think laughing gnome compared it to a quickie behind the dumpster one time...

I'll probably still do extract every once in a while, especially if brewing over at a friends house (The big electric rig doesn't move so well)
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I'll toss an extract batch together to fill a hole in the pipeline when needed.

No harm, no foul.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:22 PM   #7
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+1 for occasional extract. The Sam Calagione book "Extreme Brewing" has a lot of advanced recipes that use extract/partial mash. Try those and maybe you wont feel too guilty.
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Old 04-24-2009, 03:29 PM   #8
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What are you doing in here? You belong in the Beginner Brewers/Extract Forums!
...which reminds me, did I ruin it and should I dump it? It's been a good 12 hours and it doesn't taste like beer yet. What happens if I put it back on the stove, add some water, and then stomp in it like wine makers do to their grapes.

Will that help any?
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No harm, no foul.
Agreed. Now go forth and use your extra time wisely.
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I'll forgive you.

But if it were me, my wallet wouldn't forgive me. I brewed yesterday, bought all my grain and yeast for $15.60, used what hops I had laying around that were purchased for prior brews. I doubt I spent $20 to brew yesterday. I remember my last extract kit was $45! yikes!!


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