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Old 10-08-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default How long did it take before you swticher to all grain?

I understand there are some people out there who never brewed extract beer and jumped right into all grain, I applaud you. As for me, I brewed for 8 months and did 13 extract batches before jumping into all grain. How long did it take before you guys switched?


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Old 10-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Roughly a year and a half. Though to be honest, when the pipeline gets low I'll do two batches, one AG and one extract. Saves that ever-precious time.


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Old 10-08-2012, 03:23 PM   #3
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1 Mr Beer batch and then All Grain from there on.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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For me it was about 7 extract batches and then 10 partial mash batches over a 4 month period and then I moved into all grain. I wanted to go earlier but could not talk my wife into letting me acquire the additional equipment.
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Old 10-08-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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1 Mr. Beer extract kit and then all grain for batch 2 through 52 and counting
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Old 10-08-2012, 04:00 PM   #6
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I still do both. When I have 14 hours to spare I do all grain. Or when I need the flavor of something special like Maris Otter or the diastatic power of 6-row. I manage 3 or 4 batches a year. Otherwise I do partial mash to save on cleanup time or specialty grains only and it takes about 4 hours, which is usually the most I can manage.
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I did 14 extract batches over 9 months and then switched. I've only got 6 AG batches under my belt now at just over a year of brewing total. I'll be doing both though based on time I have. AG if time isn't an issue, extract if it is.
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I did a ton of extract brews back about 15 years ago when I started. I took a few years off when I lived in small apartments - then jumped into all grain when I had the space and time. I've now returned to doing some partial mash batches when I don't have time to knock out an all grain batch. I'm about 10:1 - all grain to extract at this point and about 20 batches a year.
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Thinking about AG, but it's cost prohibitive for me and I don't have the room for the extra equipment. I'm focusing on a keezer set up before AG even begins to enter the picture
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2 batches of extract ...which were terrible. I wanted to make good beer and figured I might as well go all in. My first all grain batch was great and I haven't looked back.


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