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Old 09-19-2008, 07:22 PM   #1
Jun 2008
odessa, tx
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never having seen all grain done ive been reluctant to get into it considering i have no idea what to do just yet.

if anyone feels like i do maybe this will help
whoever this guy is ......it seems to be a good guide to going AG
YouTube - waterball's Channel

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Old 09-19-2008, 08:24 PM   #2
Burrowing Owl Brewery
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Start here


I lived on 6th st off of N county Rd W in the early 80's

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Old 09-20-2008, 03:21 AM   #3
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That's how I felt too and I just decided to dive right in. My first batch was 14# of grain in a 5 gallon kettle, just a tad too much. I didn't know how much would fit into a 5 gallon kettle so I went for it. Now about 10# will fit comfortably in a 5 gallon kettle. Start with a small batch, say something around 4.5%, and you will be fine. Get yourself a cooler converted with a SS hose braid and a ball valve for lautering. Search the site here and you will see many examples, I bet. Jump in and let us know how it turns out.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:14 AM   #4
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Hey, thanks for that link. It is well edited and covers a lot of details light enough for a new brewer, while not putting them to sleep. And guffy enough to enjoy.
Well done.
In Primary: Belgium Chimay clones.
In Secondary: Braggot, pale ale, end of the world white.
Conditioning: Mead, Cider, braggot, Belgium Wheat.
On Tap: Clones, Chimay Blue, Red, Porter, malted cider.
Bottles: Far, far, too many to list.

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:33 AM   #5
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I watched this 8 video series a few times before my first all grain, and was able to cruise though it no problem when the time came:
Kegged: Berlinerweisse, Dubbel, Galaxy Wheat
Bottled: Golden Strong, Mild, IIPA, Rauch
Fermenting: Saison, Imperial Wheat Stout, Brett Saison, APA, Brett Roggenbier

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:42 AM   #6
I am Wally
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I was amazed at how simple AG was. My brew day didn't increase by that much (because of the waiting, I could sanitize at different times), my beer improved (because I learned more about homebrewing). Eventually I determined that I was pissed that I didn't start sooner.

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