I’ve mentioned in the past several times that I would like to go into all grain brewing, as I’ve been using malt extracts (syrup) so far. I truly believe that all grain is the holy grail of beer making (or maybe holy grain??), allowing the most control, and all you need is o look and some of the more advanced recipes out there to understand that – but I don’t think I can do so!
I’ve been researching as much as possible to try and understand the process and learnt a lot! After fighting many sites to get through their content to a level I can comprehend, I found one that explained best, and seem to have taken that step to all-grain: Home Brew Manual – great information, mainly the “Resources” page. After hours of reading, days of inner debates, and many wish lists of gear and materials, I realized that the space, time and cost of going to all-grain will be too big. I will end up brewing less just due to the need to get the “brewery” all set up every time!
Finally, that means that I won’t be able to make all-grain in my flat, and it took me a while to not beat my self up – and I’m fine with it – I will make great extract beer, even if it’s not the cheapest, most advanced way out there.