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1 week 2 days ago #4240 by Richard
Extract or all grain was created by Richard
I have been doing extract for about 14 months now and have had some good results and some ok ones. I'm steeping and adding hops got a temp controlled fridge and just started kegging. My next step is a robobrew or something similar. Does the step to algrain make a big difference in the quality of my brews. Extract takes about an hour and a half where as algrain can take 6 hours.

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1 week 1 day ago #4241 by Finnroo
Replied by Finnroo on topic Extract or all grain
My personal opinion Richard is that although you can make great beer with extract brewing and strait out Kit and kilo if you have a few clues.
All grain gives you total flexibility with your brew. You can control your mash your ph ,your water profile, even chilling. Adding your own yeast nutrient and finnings. Its really a process of crafting your beer and making it your own. Does it taste better at the end of the day, my opinion is yes it does. and your learning how the process works and I think that is important to learn and constantly improve the quality of you beer.
Don't get me wrong I still brew kits to save time and its good but in my reality all grain has so many advantages working towards a better product. And ive never made a kit brew that is anywhere near as good as my all grain.
Keep brewing and keep learning, there is so much to learn. Enjoy mate. Only my personal view. cheers


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Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sun 1 Sep - 14:34

Hope every one had a good fathers day, cheers guys . :D

OwenA - Tue 13 Aug - 18:18

Cheers Gash

Gash - Tue 13 Aug - 07:47

Gday Owen, only a couple of points, might of had a finer crush or something! Cheers mate! Good luck!

OwenA - Sun 11 Aug - 12:04

Hey Gash, I brewed up your Zombie Lust yesterday. Got 1.053 pre boil & 1.059 OG! Not sure why my numbers were high? Thanks for the great advice & videos. Cheers

Finnroo's Avatar Finnroo - Sun 11 Aug - 10:06

Navsingh, i started algrain brewing with 2 x15 litre budget boil pots. Sparged into one and then the other, Boiled them both but only added hops into the strongest wort. Made some great beer :)

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