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Old 08-03-2013, 01:35 PM   #1
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All grain wort?

About to do first all grain batch but I have limited boiling capacity, ie a 10litre pot. Up to now we have done extract brews, using the typical Liquid Malt extract and then mixing with water to bring it up to between 20-23 litres and leave to ferment.

As we want to step up to all grain brewing can I follow the same procedure? Somewhere down the line we'll get a proper boiler but for now this is where we are at.

Any advice and recommendations greatly appreciated.

Been reading a lot around the forum, learnt a lot, but this is my first proper post. Look forward to your comments.


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Old 08-03-2013, 01:44 PM   #2
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Sure - it's how I brew these days except for small batches. I'd never go back to full boils. Check out this article:

http://allaboutbeer.com/learn-beer/h...de-to-mashing/

It's actually how guiness, Budweiser is brewed to maximize fermentation vessels but I believe they add water post fermentation.


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Yes that is okay to do. Be sure to know what your gravity is before topping off with water so you get the right OG. You'll want a higher gravity wort since you will be diluting it.

When hopping with less wort just like extract it will change the IBUS slighty. I'd suggest a program like beersmith or brewer's friend they can be very helpful.

Lastly, bigger pots are awesome so search for money in old coat pockets and couches!
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Old 08-03-2013, 01:52 PM   #4
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Cheers for the prompt reply.
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Quote:
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Sure - it's how I brew these days except for small batches. I'd never go back to full boils. Check out this article:

http://allaboutbeer.com/learn-beer/h...de-to-mashing/

It's actually how guiness, Budweiser is brewed to maximize fermentation vessels but I believe they add water post fermentation.
Interesting article, cheers man!


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