Author Topic: Hello from N. Georgia  (Read 5186 times)

Offline racheek

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Hello from N. Georgia
« on: September 17, 2010, 09:58:52 AM »
Hello all from the N.Georgia Mountains!  I have been brewing for about 4 months and have already brewed 10 batches of beer and I am loving it.  I have already moved from extract brewing to partial mash and hoping I will have my equipment so I can start All-Grain brewing before the end of the year (maybe Santa will be nice to me this year and bring me my mash tun and hot liquor tank)!  Anyway, I think I have driven the guys at the local brew supply shop (local is 50 miles)crazy with all my questions so now I am here to give them a break. Looking forward to learning from the experts on this forum!!

Offline UselessBrewing

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Re: Hello from N. Georgia
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2010, 12:43:42 PM »
Welcome to the forum.

Cheers
Preston
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Offline Huffbrau

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Re: Hello from N. Georgia
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2010, 09:36:44 AM »
Good luck...I'll put in a good word with Santa for you.

Offline BobBrews

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Re: Hello from N. Georgia
« Reply #3 on: October 16, 2010, 08:00:30 AM »
racheek,
        Before you spend the money on a mash tun. Check out Brew In A Bag (BIAB) you can do without a mash tun and you don't have to sparge or any of that. I used to brew traditionally. I tried BIAB and have never gone back. My mash tun is now a cooler (again). Brewsmith works with BIAB so check it out http://www.biabrewer.info I am a evangelist for Brew in a bag. Probably a pain in the butt to people that sell expensive and unneeded beer goods. Not much difference between partial mash and brew in a bag. Just the bag size. Here I am with BIAB http://www.stempski.com/biab.php Good luck!
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Re: Hello from N. Georgia
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2010, 06:38:34 PM »
where there is a will,there is a way。

















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Offline tapabarrel

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Re: Hello from N. Georgia
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 05:17:18 PM »
.... and please don't fall into the trap of thinking there is a progression of advancement - kits to extract to all-grain.  There are thousands of home brewers making very good beer from kits - and even more just using extract.  In fact there are numerous commercial micro-breweries up and down the country that only use extract recipes.  Yes the makers of expensive equipment will deplore my comments but what I have said is correct.  A recent issue of Brew Magazine (unfortunately I didn't keep my copy so cannot tell you the date) had a serious article extolling the virtues of liquid extract recipes and methods including advice from several commercial brewers.  So you might want to rethink your plan to move to all-grain brewing just now.  Why not explore all the possibilities with extract first - and save that expense.
David