I’m 4 batches in, and doing AG only… didn’t bother to start extract. My next goals are to perfect my efficiency, hitting 70% minimum and thn trying to improve on each batch. Also trying to hit my gravities on each too.
My second batch was an imperial stout, and even with the epic grain bill, I pulled it off and it’s almost gone - wife’s favorite style! - so i’ll be making another in a month or so, in time for fall. Kegging was obvious once I had bottled my first 5gal batch, and I’m happy that the last 2 kegged came out great.
Middle term goals are to understand all the flavor profiles from my grain bills to better understand why you include each… The same for hops and major yeast strains. I’m thinking of some single hopped pilsners in the not to distant future.
After that, get some of my beers bjcp rated and win a few awards…
Then I’ve been seriously considering going pro. This is too much fun, and really satisfying to round off a brew day having finished making something - my day job doesn’t always afford me that luxury.