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Old 11-17-2012, 09:58 AM #1135
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The simple partial mash.








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Old 11-17-2012, 10:20 AM #1136
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The simple partial mash.

Next level brewing technique.
what is it exactly?
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:29 AM #1137
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The beer brewing process. I'll explain what I'm doing in each one of the pictures.

1. Ingredients
2. I've placed those grains into some muslin sacks, and I'm heating them up to extract fermentable sugars.
3. I'm heating up a gallon of water in the smaller pot to rinse the grains with, in order to extract all the sugars I can (called sparging).
4. I'm sparging the grains here. I've got the sack of grains in a colander, with a little bowl underneath to catch the rinsed water and sugar. Kind of a small bowl, so I had to keep emptying it into the bigger pot so I could continue.
5. This is when I've started my boil. This is just sugars and water at this point. I added the little jug of dark malt extract in there, and I add the hops 15 minutes later (15 minutes into a 60 minute boil).
6. This is after it's all been placed into a fermenter, and the yeast has been pitched. That's an airlock sticking out of the top. It's essentially warm sugar water, and there's no better place for bacteria to grow. So the airlock is on there to keep any foreign bodies from making their way into the fermenting beer.

Just a little hobby of mine.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:40 AM #1138
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:53 AM #1139
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Go for it. It's very easy, and you can get some very good beer out of it for the same price as a Bud Light or other fermented piss.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:57 AM #1140
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How we got it into the fermenter:



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Old 11-17-2012, 12:59 PM #1141
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Next level chemicals leeching from the plastic into your beer.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:03 PM #1142
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Not at that point. I had already chilled the wort to about 100*F before pouring into the fermenter. Now, if I had poured it before chilling it, then that would be a concern.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:16 PM #1143
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I realize alcohol content is low, but none of that is leeching plastic? And you notice no immediate effect on the taste of the brew?

I always figured it was a go brass or go home kind of thing.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:24 PM #1144
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Brass, stainless, and glass are the best materials, but that's really because of durability (well, and their ability to withstand heat, and ease of sanitation). When using plastic buckets and carboys (which really should be food-grade plastic; mine are), the worry doesn't come from BPAs or whatever leaching into the beer, or imparting an off taste. The worry comes from small scratches from cleaning that bacteria are able to grow in. Once you get these scratches, you have to sanitize aggressively to kill off the bacteria in them. So, you replace plastic materials every couple of years or so.

Plastic fermenters are used by just about everyone that brews, and I haven't noticed any off tastes in my beers. So, I'd say they're pretty good to go.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:35 PM #1145
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i'd do glass, seems like the cheapest/best option
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:42 PM #1146
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Well, it's cheapest in the long run if you can manage not to break the bottles. With me having to move every 9 months, I really don't want to go to the trouble of hauling around two bigass glass carboys which could break if dropped from higher than 6 inches. I'll pick up a couple once I get off campus.

And the advantage of being totally impermeable to air is somewhat irrelevant unless I'm going to be aging for months. But since I'm not brewing really high gravity stuff, I don't quite see the point.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:08 PM #1147
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Got any links to some good resources towards material procurement and proper techniques?
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:09 PM #1148
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west coast customs is a good place to get the brewing equipment, look online for a local brew store in your area to get the ingredients.

EDIT: midwest supplies*
http://www.midwestsupplies.com/
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:13 PM #1149
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Big orders and ingredient kits- http://www.midwestsupplies.com/
Small orders (they've got good shipping rates)- http://www.austinhomebrew.com/

How-to's are all over Youtube. I used to have a few helpful links saved on my computer, but it crapped out on me. I did a whole lot of reading to try and understand everything about the process, but it's fairly straightforward if you don't want to start tweaking recipes, or creating your own from scratch.

I'd recommend watching some how-to videos on Youtube (I recommend craigtube as a good starter for extract brewing). You can do full extract brews like he does, or you can go and pick up a partial mash batch like I did. If you buy a partial mash kit, it will come with instructions, and you can learn the basic process for brewing from that.

And if you've got any questions, we've got the Home Brewer's thread in OSST, and there are homebrewing forums all over the internet. There's an entire culture dedicated to homebrewing, and a quick google search should bring up answers to any questions you might have.
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:38 PM #1152
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a guy i know owns a beer making store down the road from our shop i have always wanted to try it, just not sure if i have the patience or time to set aside from a day off to do it.
too many things going on =\

i did find a few things i want to get for my kegorator in a beer making catalog
chalkboard tap handle
tap handle adapters to make anything you want into one(AK47 magazine tap handle)
tower air cooler
and a new faucet
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