All Grain Brewing for an Absolute Beginner?

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All Grain Brewing for an Absolute Beginner?

Post by joeclark » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:21 am

Afternoon everyone!

Let me start by saying that I've never done any sort of home brewing before, but of course I'm an avid beer fan! Having said that, I have watched plenty of YouTube videos over the past month or two about how to get started in home brewing.

All of which suggest that if I want to try and clone some of the types of beer I like e.g. Brewdog Dead Pony Club / Hop Fiction, Beavertown Gamma Ray etc... then it's obvious that I need to look at All Grain brewing.

My worry is that having looked around various sites, everyone seems to start out doing Extract brewing, and then work their way up to All Grain brewing.

My question is..... am I stupid to contemplate starting with All Grain brewing, or shall I begin with Extract brewing?

My local bottle shop do some decent All Grain brewing setups for beginners and I'd like to think that I've watched enough brew day for beginners videos to try and muddle along, but I can't help but feel that I'm underestimating things!

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Re: All Grain Brewing for an Absolute Beginner?

Post by Denny » Thu Jun 22, 2017 8:28 am

No, you're not stupid to suggest that. Some people do start with all grain. I still recommend starting with extract becasue you can learn the basics without having to concentrate on the mash.
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