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Old 04-15-2008, 11:55 PM   #1
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So here's the story...I've been brewing for about 4 years now, and from the start I've been trying to get that grain/barley flavor in my beer. It's a subtle flavor that can be found in almost every commercial example form Sierra Nevada to Bud.

Imagine my delight when I finally found that elusive flavor in my homebrew by brewing all grain. Had I known this was the secret to getting this flavor, I would have switched 3 years ago!

I'm now on my 6th AG brew, and loving it. Sure it takes longer, and the equipment costs A LOT more, but the reward is truly great beer made in house (not being a braggart here, just excited)



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Old 04-16-2008, 12:27 AM   #2
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We were trying to keep it a secret

Welcome to the all grain club.
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:31 AM   #3
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It will consume you , but the beer is good isn't it
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Old 04-16-2008, 12:47 AM   #4
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Another Atlanta brewer! I haven't seen you on here before. What part of town are you in? I am northeast in Lilburn near Stone Mountain.
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Old 04-16-2008, 02:17 AM   #5
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Doing my first all grain this weekend. Can't wait.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:48 AM   #6
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Going from mashing 60% of my malt bill to AG next weekend. Just put my new mash tun together, can't wait, but I need to let this batch ferment out first so the primary frees up.
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Old 04-16-2008, 04:29 AM   #7
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i started brewing about 6 months ago and could not get over that extract taste. It was ok..but something about it just wasn't right. SO I rigged up a Mash Tun and got a 6 gallon pot for now and I have done 4 AG brews so far...wow..what a difference. Planning my Brutus for my summer project. Should be fun!
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:25 AM   #8
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Yous guys need to knock it off.
SWMBO is going to kill me if you talk me into going AG right now.
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Wow I didn't know it was possible to wait that long. I made...I think....two batches of extract brews before I joined the little club. Everyone in it just seemed so cool.....
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Yous guys need to knock it off.
SWMBO is going to kill me if you talk me into going AG right now.

ITs worth it, I did extract and PM, but when I got deployed I got out of brewing, it had lost its fun. After 4 years, and several deployments, I jumped back into brewing again, went all grain, and wonder why I never did it sooner.
Along with that, I also jumped right into kegging.
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