[quote=“Templar”]^ excellent! Wish you luck!
Reading all the science behind things is definitely interesting. I am going to look at some of the programs out there to see what I may be interested in brewing and what I’ll need to do.
Me personally? I enjoy a nice IPA. My friends, not so much. If I am brewing a batch for a party, I may have an IPA available for me but something else for the group. I’ll likely start with RO water just because it seems easier to build water from the bottom up than to mess with my tap water.
For now though, I am sticking to extract/specialty grains until I can muster the courage to tell the wife I want to buy more equipment [/quote]
Yeah. I love a good IPA but I like a lighter IPA and lately the IPA s are getting stronger and stronger .
If your doing extract all you really need for all grain is a cooler to mash in. All in it will probably cost about $100 for a 10 gal or $80 for a 5 gal. I would definitely go for the 10 gal, then you can brew almost anything in a 5 gal batch.
I definitely am taking a few hits along the all- grain route but it’s a blast and I’m learning a lot of great lessons. I’ve learned that my stomach can handle so pretty foul beer!
Just kidding the last one I would buy if it was on tap somewhere.