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Old 01-11-2013, 03:45 PM   #1
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Hi guys. Had a search around Couldn't really find what I was looking for.
I'm new to brewing. Done 5 batches. All from pre made cans.

I'm looking to make everything from scratch for my next.
Really I'm looking for an idiots guide

Any suggestions welcome. Thanks

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:51 PM   #2
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How To Brew by John Palmer. It has all you need to know and is easy to read.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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What exactly do you mean everything from scratch? Equipment or the beer from grains, hops and yeast?

If you plan on going all grain you need some equipment.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:57 PM   #4
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Go here and watch some of the videos, they are VERY helpful. Also, there are lots of good youtube videos as well.

http://brewingtv.com/episodes/

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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I agree with the suggestion of the book "How to Brew" by John Palmer, it is pretty much the homebrewer's bible. I just saw these links a couple days ago too.

http://hbd.org/cascade/dennybrew/
http://www.freewebs.com/kenlenard/allgrainbrewing.htm

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:00 PM   #6
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Also

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f36/all-...torials-78963/

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #7
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DeathBrewer's "Easy Stovetop All-Grain Brewing" thread is also very easy to follow and shows how to do BIAB (brew in a bag), which is a great way to get your feet wet with all-grain at minimal cost. That is what I am currently doing. http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f39/easy...ng-pics-90132/

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:10 PM   #8
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As it's been said a hundred times before, all-grain is cheaper in the long run but requires a lot more up front equipment cost.

You'll need a mash-tun, of course, and there is a great post here on making one out of a beverage cooler. For your pickup you can use a toilet line screen like in the post, make a manifold like this one
, though they are a bit easier to make for rectangular coolers than round beverage ones, or make a false bottom like the one I did here that I've had great success with.

From there you can do batch sparging or fly sparging, though with fly sparging you'll need a hot liquor tank (usually just another cooler), valve and something to distribute the water evenly across the surface like a sparge arm or colander.

You'll also need to get at least an 8-10 gallon stock pot/boil kettle to collect wort. I use a 10 gallon food-safe aluminum one I got from Amazon that I've had no issues with. Also a high BTU propane cooker (Like this one) if you've been using a stove since home stoves usually don't get hot enough to boil 7+ gallons of wort.

But most importantly you'll need a lot of information and Palmer's All Grain Brewing section of How to Brew is the best place to start.

I'd start off with a simple recipe like an Amber Ale or something just to get used to the process. All Grain introduces a ton of new variables and processes, so adopting the KISS philosophy will benefit you greatly while starting out.

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:20 PM   #9
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Thanks guys thanks for a nudge in the right directions. Seems like there is plenty to get me going

 
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:22 PM   #10
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search for "How to BIAB". Brewing with all grain using a grain bag and doing it right in your brew pot is the easiest way to get into all grain and it makes perfect sense since you can probably do it with the equipment you already have plus a $5 grain bag.
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