I am fairly new to brewing, have brewed 5 extract kits in the past year. A co-worker is just starting to get in to brewing and is going straight to all grain. During a conversation, about the pros and cons to each, I was still left with the following questions:
I realize the ingredients are cheaper than buying extract kits and there is more opportunity to create your own recipes, but at the end of the brew cycle is there a difference in quality/ taste of the final product?
If we were to both brew the same kits (one extract and one all grain) could you tell the difference between the two?
Am I missing something by brewing with extracts? Inspire me to want to be an all grain brewer.