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Old 09-04-2012, 03:23 AM   #1
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I'm thinking about making the switch to all grain brewing and was wondering if anyone would comment on how they made that leap and a less expensive way to go about it. Thanks for any advise or comments you might have.



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Old 09-04-2012, 03:24 AM   #2
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there are a ton of posts on every step of the way to get to ag all over



 
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:16 AM   #3
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I'm in the process of making the switch/learning the ropes too.
I'm opting to start out with the BIAB (brew in a bag) method. Here is a great read: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/biab...g-pics-233289/
I'm adding a keggle and a strainer to my 5 gallon, flame boil setup. I figure once I figure it out, I'll add more apparatus.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:18 AM   #4
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the price of new equipment is meaningless compared to how much more time you will spend brewing in one batch.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #5
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You don't need much to make the switch. When I did it all I had to do was to add/make my mash tun. If you have a brew pot that is at least 7.5 gal and use some kind of outdoor burner/turkey fryer, you should be good to go.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:08 PM   #6
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Quote:
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the price of new equipment is meaningless compared to how much more time you will spend brewing in one batch.
Agreed.
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Old 09-04-2012, 12:09 PM   #7
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BIAB. $3 at home depot for paint strainer bag is all you need.

It does take more time, though, so keep that in mind.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:10 PM   #8
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craigslist, you can catch a guy selling his setup usually
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:53 PM   #9
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I got a 10 gal cooler for free, so it cost me about $25 in hardware to put together a bulkhead with a braid. I already had a pot big enough for full boils and a turkey fryer burner. Really depends on what you have to work with, just remember it will always be cheaper to modify something like a cooler yourself with purchased hardware than it is to buy an already made solution (with some exceptions regarding used stuff). I've seen already assembled coolers for sale for $150 when you can do that a whole lot cheaper yourself.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:20 PM   #10
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I started with all grain, so no big leap for me.



 
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