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ericd

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This is my plan for my first all-grain batch, I just want to try a gallon.

Boil Hops + Spices
Cool Water to about 153F.
Adjust pH to 5.3
Steep 3.5 pounds of Belgian 2-Row Pilsener, keeping temp and pH constant.
Cool, strain to fermenter, throw in yeast.

Will that work?
 

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no, you have to mash first, and then bring your wort to a boil. It has to do with denaturing enzymes, the hotbreak, cold break, etc.

so, mash your grains at 153 in 1 1/4 gallon water (1.20 quarts/ per pound of grain) for an hour. Then, sparge (rinse the grains) with 170 degree water, to get your boil volume. Bring that to a boil and after the hot break, start your hops additions.

I wouldn't even worry about the ph or things now. That shouldn't really matter than much.
 
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Ok, so

Steep Grains at correct temp and pH
Bring to boil
Add hops and spices at specified times
Ice Bath
Strain into fermenter
Throw in yeast

Is that right?
 
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Another option is to try a partial mash recipe. There's some PM recipes in the recipe database, and it's a good way to practice full all grain brewing.
 

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and honestly, I wouldn't go through the effort of All Grain for 1 gallon of brew.

I've done it for a 3 gallon batch cuz at least that's a case of beer (case + a 6 pack in fact)
 

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Yuri_Rage said:
I'm not trying to discourage you here, but it seems that you could benefit from a bit more reading and research. All grain brewing is not rocket science, regardless of what others may say, so I encourage you to carry out your small scale experiment. You have the basics correct. Here are a few links that may be helpful:

www.howtobrew.com - read chapter 3

A short video showing an all grain brew in action

My series of videos on all grain brewing
Strongly recommend reading and watching these links. It will clear up a lot of confusion and make sure you get something drinkable for your time and money.
 
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