Originally Posted by GIusedtoBe
Hey Yooper thanks for the reply. I hit 1.053 on my first AG that was supposed to be 1.057 so I was fairly pleased with that for my first one. I think i could knock out an extract batch on my new kettle etc pretty quickly to refill some kegs. I was just wondering if typical extract probs went away w/ full boils.
I've never done a PM so I'll probably stay away from that since I'd have to learn a whole new process.
Of course it's up to you, but a PM isn't a whole new process at all. It's just using some DME to bring up the fermentables, instead of only grain. So, you could do an extract or AG recipe with the steeping grains and some 2-row, and then use DME for the majority of the fermentables. I used to just put the grains in a big grain bag to do that. You can use up the DME, but have better tasting beer because of using grains as well. Just a thought!