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Old 05-30-2009, 03:10 AM   #1
May 2009
Atlanta, GA
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OK...I have only 3 batches under my belt...still very novice, I know. But every batch I have done has been partial mash, and they have all turned out pretty darn good.

The process I feel I have a good grasp on, I just need to learn the patience aspect.

Sanitation, I've got that down. I was in restuarant management for quite some time...C'mon.

I am ready to play mad scientist and come up with some crazy good all grain seems like the rational choice. Thoughts, comments, concerns?

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Old 05-30-2009, 03:23 AM   #2
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go for it. if you can afford the equipment, go for it. I was so surprised how easy the step is.

Maybe you can use these Grain, Hops, Yeast Reference Charts

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Old 05-30-2009, 03:23 AM   #3
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If you do not have a way to keep your fermenter at a stable temp I would suggest building a fermentation chamber first. If I had it to do over again that would of been my first step. Second I would start kegging, so much better than bottling. Then I would go all grain.
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:26 AM   #4
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I only did 2 extract batches before going all-grain. Go for it!
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Old 05-30-2009, 03:30 AM   #5
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Plenty of people skipped the extract and PM steps and started out all grain. It can be done. I had 3 extract batches under my belt when I built my igloo mash tun and started my all grain adventure with the 999 barleywine. I say go for it! I will second the keeping temps under control, but no reason not to step up and do it.

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Old 05-30-2009, 04:11 AM   #6
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If you don't want to invest in extra equipment now, you can probably try a half batch all-grain based on whatever you were doing for mini mash.

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Old 05-30-2009, 04:31 AM   #7
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Went all grain my first batch in...double chocolate stout. Whenever I learn something new I just dive in...and why not...makes me feels like a kid riding by the seat of my pants. Fun fun fun. Worst thing that can happen is I screw it up. So what?
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:33 AM   #8
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Go on youtube and look at the all grain videos. Between there and this site your going to be very well off. Once you go all grain, the possibilities you can brew go up and so does the equipment needed. Your gonna need space and money but if you have both- go for it.
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:40 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by enderwig View Post
I only did 2 extract batches before going all-grain. Go for it!
me too, i did one extract, one partial-mash, and then all-grain... it takes a bit of time and thought to get the equipment all set up, but it's well worth it.

edit: if you wanna try it before acquiring all the equipment, try out:
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Old 05-30-2009, 04:46 AM   #10
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Yea my first batch was All Grain. Be comfortable with the process and you will be fine.

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