Did our first AG batch yesterday - NB Cream ale - Everything went really well, we even hit the 1.040 OG on the nose. Learned a lot from the process, had a blast and am already planning the next brewday.
I noticed a difference between the Extract (which I have made several times) and the AG instructions. The AG recommends 1 week in primary and 1 week in secondary, while the Extract version is just 2 weeks in primary. I dont want to re ignite the debate over weather or not to do a seconday but I am curious about the difference. One difference so far is that the AG version blew out of the airlock after 12 hours and I had to install the blow off hose (I did do a starter with washed yeast from a another batch)