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mistylane

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I've taken a break since May (probably due to living in a very cold house and just being plain lazy)!

Well I'm into my 8th day of brewing a batch of Cascade Premuim with some Coopers brewing sugar (I a nice cheap batch to get going with). Forgot to take an SG reading at pitching (???) and I am down to 1015 yesterday and 1005 today - still bubbling away very slowly so it's probably bottling time tomorrow??

Anyways I am thinking about taking the next step into grains as in "make your own wort" - yeah yeah I know the (commercial) process but never done it myself!

So are there any threads around or web links?? Can I get pre-malted stuff and simply do the boiling part (yeah - I'm a newbie)??

Wacking in a can of wort seems too easy now days - I would not mind some hands-on but don't want the whole-hog just yet!
 

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i found a good way to go through the steps to all-grain (especially if your lazy) was to try something like Grumpys 'masterbrews' then 'superbrews' . www.grumpys.com.au (there is others that do similar things i just chose these guys)
it is then a quick jump to partials and all grain.. just an option.!?!?

no affiliation..... etc etc
 

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i mucked around with partials and noticed my beers were getting better but not out of sight.
i should have been like some other ppl here (AHB) who realised extract is just a quick training ground to AG and don't waste your time on perfecting a transitional phase.
The best part of my beers were the grain, not the extract.

step by step
beer by beer
:)
 

mistylane

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Yep had a good read - seems like the "howtobrew" chapter 18 (I think) is the way to go........

So really all I need is a bloody big pot (or two), an esky and a manifold thingi - are there any people that make these manafold things for eskey's???

They say this will make about 4 gallons - pretty close to a standard 23 litre batch. How much grain exactly would I need to make 23 liters of wort..... and what size esky would I need????????
 

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you can start REALLY cheap to get your theory right (and some bloody decent beer)
2x 20L buckets (while you're sussing an esky), a drill (for the bottom of 1 of the buckets & 1 bucket lid and some pots to boil in will get you started
you can basically start with smaller brews, like a large partial and just skip the goo (extract)
maybe 3.5kg grain and do a slightly smaller brew depending on what you're looking for

once you get used to the weird names for things, some of the mystery goes away and it really makes a lot more sense.
 

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i even saw a woman on the net in the outback who does all her boil and hot water on an open fire


(btw - nice porn name Misty :) )
 

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mistylane said:
Can I get pre-malted stuff and simply do the boiling part (yeah - I'm a newbie)??

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You really need to do some searching of the net, sounds like you have basically no idea at all. You'll find if you do a little research and ask some more specific questions you'll motor along much easier. As is you can't possibly expect to just rock up and say 'hey i don't know what to do can someone tell me everything they know?'
then expect a quick reply to the thread and away you go.
Try and keep your questions more specific and you'll get some great answers. It seems to me you don't realise that infact this is the way the majority of brewers here brew as it comes across like your thinking your the first person who has ever attempted to do such a thing.
try this link, i don't endorse everything the drunken fool has written but its a start.
http://www.aussiehomebrewer.com/forum/The_...uide-t1331.html

mistylane said:
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So really all I need is a bloody big pot (or two), an esky and a manifold thingi - are there any people that make these manafold things for eskey's???

They say this will make about 4 gallons - pretty close to a standard 23 litre batch. How much grain exactly would I need to make 23 liters of wort..... and what size esky would I need????????
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Again you clearly haven't actually gone and read through the threads here on AHB or you would have your answers, if you really want to know how to do everything the info is there for the taking and learning, you can't ecpect people to serve it to you on a platter, you've gotta hit the search button.

5 kilos of grain and a 25 litre esky should do the trick, everyone and his dog has made a manifold. Standard brew size amoung most of us here is more like 6.6 gallons or 25 litres, you'll loss a few litres to the trub to end up with around 23 litres in the fermentor.
Anyway iam sure your there reading and reading stuff so i imagine give a few weeks you'll have much more of a idea.
Iam not trying to make you affraid of asking what you may think are stupid questions just settle down and reseach, you'll find you'll learn more in a hour in front of the pc searching the net than you will waiting for a response to a barage of questions on a forum.

tangent said:
i even saw a woman on the net in the outback who does all her boil and hot water on an open fire



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Yeah she can't brew to save her life ;) they say she eats fermentation assistants for diner. :lol:
Jayse
 

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nice one Jayse
i don't endorse everything the drunken fool has written but its a start.
:lol:
Yeah she can't brew to save her life they say she eats fermentation assistants for diner.
i gotta admit, she was a bit scary :)
 

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hey tangent i was actually joking about the person you mentioned she is a fellow moderator of AHB. You'll have to guess which one. :huh:


Jayse
 

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tangent said:
i gotta admit, she was a bit scary :)
Hahah.. I bet you're wishing you never typed that sentence tangent. She's going to hunt you down...

She's a bloody fantastic source of brew knowledge, some of which I bet you've already taken on board not knowing it came from a female ;)
 

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tangent said:
i gotta admit, she was a bit scary :)
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Ouch! You should probably start begging forgivness about now.
 

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Aaron said:
tangent said:
i gotta admit, she was a bit scary :)
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Ouch! You should probably start begging forgivness about now.
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I am beginning to get scared for tangent :ph34r:
 

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I heard that shooting was another of her hobbies
 

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