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Pieces of Equipment Needed to Make the Move to All Grain Home Brewin


Home brewing in California has become an increasingly popular pastime. While many home brewers rely on extract brewing and beer kits to simplify the process, others are interested in the flexibility and creativity provided by all grain brewing. Learning the equipment you need can seem a daunting task at first, but retailers can help when looking for home brewing supplies in Sacramento. The overhead cost of purchasing equipment will ultimately pay off in the end.

Vessel

The heart of the brewing process is the vessel or vessels needed to hold your mixture through the various stages. If you have any interest in expanding your yield, consider buying vessels larger than what you need for preparation. A mash tun holds your grains and water during the mash and needs to be able to sustain temperatures of up to 175 degrees.
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Home Brewing 101: The Differences of Extract and All-Grain Beer Brew


Home brewers have two options when it comes to making beer at home: extract brewing and all-grain brewing. To begin with, it is important to understand the home brewing process itself.

Beer is a result of fermenting malt sugar. The traditional process of making beer is to mash grains, take the remaining sugars as base, introduce the yeast, and then wait for it to ferment. Traditionally, all-grain is the only way to brew beer; however, today’s technology has made it possible to brew even with extracts only. In simple terms, an extract is a ready-made malt that can be immediately used as a base. Extract brewing allows the brewers to skip over the malting and mashing process and go right ahead to the fermenting process.
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